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The Guest Room

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31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We stayed here over Halloween weekend for a very special trip (we got engaged!) When planning the trip, I carefully scanned the web for the perfect place to stay and kept coming back to 'The Guest Room'. It really was perfect :) The hosts are sweet and very accommodating and they serve a delicious and generous breakfast! We really enjoyed... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This was our second visit to the Guest Room, the only place we would think of staying in Edinburgh. The location is perfect, just far enough out for the crowd not to be madding but an easy walking distance not just to dozens of restaurants and Old Town but to the Royal Botanic Garden and the Water of Leith. Katrina... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Guest Room is located in a classic Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh's beautiful West End. The rooms are suitably elegant, the beds luxuriously comfortable and the breakfasts both natural and delicious! Katrina and Fergus are as charming as their home and have named their business entirely appropriately. We were made to feel that we were staying in their private guest... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Your hosts are Katrina and Fergus - they are perfect and very personable hosts. They make you feel completely at home and are so helpful in assisting in your exploration of Edinburgh. We have been lucky enough to have enjoyed their comfortable and private rooms while visiting Scotland twice in the last 2 years. The location of the Guest House... More 

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Portstewart
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Katrina and Fergus are simply two of the most welcoming hosts you're likely to meet. The rooms have plenty of space and are extremely comfortable. Breakfast was excellent! The Guest Room is definitely 5 star value for money and Quality.

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I think that this was our fifth visit to the Edinburgh Festival and to The Guest Room. It really is a fabulous place to stay and has become an intrinsic element of our week's holiday. The accommodation itself is stylish, well planned and great attention is given to detail and presentation, from luxurious bedlinen and towels to the delicious breakfast... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed at the Guest Room for five nights during the festival and could not have been happier with our choice of B & B. Katrina and Fergus were outstanding hosts - warm, friendly and very accommodating. Our room and private bathroom were spotlessly clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was delivered to our room each more and... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I just loved the Guest Room and would make it my #1 place to stay for my next trip to Edinburgh. After a string of just okay hotels, I was very excited when I saw my pretty room with private bathroom and hallway. I think I got a little bit misty-eyed telling Katrina that I found her home to be... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The Guest Room is simply one of the best B&B's we've ever stayed at! To begin with, the location was central, within walking distance of all Edinburgh's major attractions, plus a wealth of good pubs and restaurants. Our room, which had its own private entrance off the charming courtyard, was pretty and comfortable; it felt like our own little oasis... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I needed a place for only 1 short night after a recent Highland Explorer tour that ended back in Edinburgh. We didn't get back till 7:30pm, but Fergus was ready and waiting for me and made me feel so very welcome. I was very tired and needed to be up super early for a flight back to the US. He... More 

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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