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The Guest Room

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31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
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Roseville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where do I begin? If you want to stay in central Edinburgh and feel as if you live there even if for a short time then The Guest Room is your only option. For starters, Fergus and Katrina are wonderful hosts, super friendly, very accommodating and their lovely home is extremely well done and designed beautifully on the first/second floor... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Fergus and Katrina's B&B in May, and could not have been happier with our choice. The room was beautifully appointed, the bed extremely comfortable and the breakfast delicious and expansive. The shortbread and oatcake cookies were a bonus. Best of all, the MacPhersons were extremely helpful in advising us where to eat, how to get... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 7- minute bus ride from the heart of downtown, and well-located for a must-do hike up Arthur's Seat or a stroll over to the university. Our backroom on the main floor had a lovely view over several walled gardens. The room is spacious and well-decorated and sunny. The hosts are super-accommodating, and stored our luggage while we... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We recently spent a five days at above.It is a really excellent place to stay and so central,you soon get used to walking up hill.Parking is a slight problem but we knew that before we went and the lovely Katrina soon sorted it all out.Isuppose you read reviews of accomadation and think that cannot be right but it is in... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Guest Room was a wonderful find, centrally located, comfortable and private, Katrina and Fergus really have thought of everything right down to cotton balls for makeup removal (which I had forgotten to pack). Breakfast was delicious... brought on tray to enjoy in bed. Without reservation I would recommend 'The Guest Room'

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Katrina, Fergus and their family went above and beyond any expectations to make my boyfriend’s birthday weekend away in Edinburgh at the end of March very special. I found them recommended on a forum as we were struggling to find a B&B able to accept us after midnight as that’s when our train got in. I’m so grateful Katrina was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The decision to go to Edinburgh for a short break hinged on whether there was availability at The Guest Room. Our experience there the last time we visited the city was exceptional, and we wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else. Lucky for us, our dates worked, and our stay was just as fantastic as last time. Everything about the... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A friend and I decided to have a girls weekend away in Edinburgh in March. After reading all the impressive reviews on The Guest Room, we decided to stay here. We couldn't have made a better choice for the following reasons: Location: Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh it is nicely tucked away on a beautiful quiet street away... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a very nice small B and B in a great location in Edinburgh. You can walk to all or taxi it if you prefer. The room is fairly large and the bed large and comfortable. There is a small shower room attached. You have your own private entrance and there is some outside space. The room is welcoming... More 

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Letchworth Garden City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our fourth visit (we go to Edinburgh biannually for the Scotland v Wales rugby match), to The Guest Room and it always exceeds are expectations. Katrina, Fergus and their boys (not forgetting Izzy the dog) are the most welcoming hosts you could wish for. Nothing is too much trouble. This year we even received a large glass of... More 

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