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21 Downie Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 7AU, Scotland (Corstorphine)
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MacIntosh Guest House
Ranked #195 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I stayed in MacIntosh for 4 nights last week, Joanne was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms are a little small but spotlessly clean and very well appointed. This guest house is in a fantastic location opposite the zoo easy for bus travel in to city centre. When we go back to Edinburgh we will definitely stay here... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed one night last weekend and were very pleasantly surprised. Very clean and comfortable. The room was modern and well appointed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Cooked breakfast was fine. Excellent value for money. Convenient. Straight opposite the zoo. Road can be a little noisy but no complaints at all.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This guest house is such a friendly home from home that we have returned after staying here a few years ago. You can't fault it or it's position for exploring Edinburgh as there are a choice of 4 buses every few minutes into Princes Street plus the Airport buses, from where many more run to all parts of the city... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Long story short, this B&B seems to be very disorganized and their online booking is not a sure thing. Luckily I realized this before we stayed here. I have booked with MANY bed & breakfasts before and never had to deal with these issues. I booked a room online through their website after I had emailed Joanne and she responded... More

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joanne L, Owner at MacIntosh Guest House, responded to this review

We are very sorry that this unfortunate situation has happened but we feel that the criticism is very unfair. We waited 72 hours and despite sending out reminder emails never received the 50% deposit or credit card details to secure the booking. Macintosh is a popular, friendly guesthouse and I really try my very best for our visitors- please see... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Excellent location and easy to find. Buses to Haymarket and Princes Street were every few minutes and the bus from Airport drops you at the door. The bedroom and dining room were clean and comfortable. Surprised not to be offered haggis for breakfast but what we were given was very nice.

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I stayed in Macintosh Guest House last week-end. Joanne was extremely courteous and pleasant. She went beyond to call of duty to help her guests. The bedroom was extremely well kept and clean. The bed was really comfy. The Scottish Breakfast was superb, I would highly recommend this guesthouse. Joanne you're amazing Phillip Ireland

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Joanne is very kind and nice landlady, my girl and me were early without notify Joanne first, but she still welcome us check in early. The room was clean and smell very lovely throughout, as Joanne spoken Mandarin so as I and that was very special.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I booked for one night to attend a rugby match and drove into Downie Grove not sure where the place was. I phoned and spoke to Joanne who not only guided me but came out to meet me. After showing me to my room, she then offered to run me down to Murrayfield in her car as I was running... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Joanne is very nice, her breakfast tastes good and provide variety food , mushroom taste really different from the traditional one , we booked double room with 2 nights for 3 people, the room has 3 beds , one is double and the other two is single , its really fit for big family , the room is clean and... More

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Address: 21 Downie Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 7AU, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Corstorphine
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MacIntosh Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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You will receive a very warm welcome at MacIntosh Guest House. Your hostess also speaks native Mandarin and Cantonese.We have five ensuite bedrooms with TV. Enjoy our full cooked breakfast.We are located opposite Edinburgh Zoo and you can view the splendid Zoo Gardens from our restaurant.Airport buses stop outside. We are close to the world famous Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and a short distance to the City Centre and Edinburgh Castle. ... more   less 
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