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Sakura House

18 West Preston Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PU, Scotland
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Ranked #289 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Comfy rooms. Well situated. Recommend very highly. Centrally located; easy to walk to everywhere with buses on the corner for those who need. Landlady, Margaret, very warm and helpful. Book early and these rooms go quickly, especially for the Festival.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great location. The landlady is lovely but the rooms and bathrooms are tired and need redecoration etc , the shower i used was powerful and hot. A bit grim but very cheap so you get what you pay for I guess ,a little chilly later at night. Average for the price

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When we 1st day stay there, we feel glad to have the room booked, On the 2nd day we went for a 2 day 1nite land tour, we check with the owner and she confirmed that we can leave our big luggages in the room. We will be staying in the same room on the 4th nite. However, when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

stayed for 3 nights. margaret was very accomodating and friendly.the rooms were suitable for our needs and budget and cleaned daily.a little walk to the centre and 10 min walk to arthurs seat.great bar around the corner called the Abbey that does great food.would definitly stay here again in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great b&b handy to everywhere, clean,cosy rooms, not rushed, greated and treated well, the owner was a star and I look forward till returning to the sakura house.Not an expensive stay either!Across the road was the Abbey bar and restaurant.....unbeatable food and prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Margaret was really nice to was after Booking.com canceled our reservations and we arrived in Edinburgh at night without a place to stay. She found a room for us, gave us great advice of places to eat and was very sweet with everything. The b&b is very nice, with clean rooms and the best showers we've seen on our entire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed with my partner for Hogmanay, we booked in Apr last year through a hotel search site, fortunately it allowed us to book for 1 night rather than the minimum stay of 2 or 3 nights that other places were charging due to the New Year. We gave them a call in Oct to confirm our booking and was given... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We arrived at the B&B and on entering the property you could see that it was not the cleanest of places!! We got shown to our room which was an ensuite with twin beds, the only room with an ensuite all the other rooms had showers etc in a separate room next to them. The room was really dusty and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed at Sakura in 2005 for 20 days and I have very fond memories of the place and Margaret (owner). We were a group of 6 people and we were accommodated very nicely across different rooms - some of which were ensuite and some had a private bath outside the room. The rooms, corridor and kitchen were all very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We booked a double room with en-suite for two nights to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo, we were ushered into the basement to a dark room with a small window and two single beds. The place was not clean although the proprietor did say she had not made up the room yet, but this was dirt that was from days... More 

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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