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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #248 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely small guest house was just wonderful. It is a bit on the outside of busy Edinburgh, but there is a bus stop right outside the front door. Rooms are extremely clean and well appointed. Fresh towels daily and housekeeping. Full Scottish Breakfast was lovely as well. Toiletries provided were TOP NOTCH, which always Impresses me. Beautiful interior...spiral staircase,... More

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Stockton-on-Tees England
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

B&B was very clean, Bedroom a nice size,comfortable bed, bathroom excellent with toiletries supplied soft fluffy towels. Breakfast had a good variety of food, which was kept hot by electrical hot plates. Buses to Princess Street right across the road. Recommended

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Have never really travelled much in the uk , needed a short break at a reasonable price . Found an advert in the magazine reveal took a chance .Very impressed pleasant greeting when we arrived , we stayed downstairs with the kingsize bed and ensuite ,very clean and spacious .Breakfast was very nice would we would go back so much... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were welcomed by a nice member of staff, who gave us our room key and took us up two flights of lovely twisty stairs and showed us our room. The room was very homely and the bathroom was modern and very accommodating. The wallpaper was a bit olde fashioned however this seemed to add a warm touch to the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Room was cold and impersonal, as was the owner. Parking for 4 cars on the front. Breakfast was pre-cooked and left to stew in pans for the hour window that breakfast was served. The quality of the food was mediocre. Charge of £5 for WIFI. No food allowed in rooms. Unwelcoming atmosphere and couldn't check out fast enough. Vastly overpriced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Perfectly situated for Edinburgh exploring, 10 minutes from the centre on one of the City's thousands of buses, and there is a stop outside. Very friendly manageress and manager who, even with the late check in, showed us to our room on the top floor (lots of stairs, but that adds to the ambience). Good room with basic amenities, wifi... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

As soon as you step in the front door you get a very warm welcome from very accommodating staff. We arrived long before check in and they allowed us to check in and leave our car in the car park so that we could venture out. The decor is in keeping with the period property. Rooms very comfortable and extremely... More

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Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here with two other couples for New Year. Rooms were warm, clean, tidy and had comfortable beds and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. We had an ensuite which was very nicely decorated. There were tea and coffee making facilities inside the room and more out on the landing in case you ran short of anything. The breakfast was... More

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Nottingham, UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am intrigued by the mixed reviews this hotel gets. I wonder if one's experience is influenced by the sort of room that is booked. I had an enjoyable 2 nights here just before Christmas, staying in a room (at the back of the hotel) with bathroom ensuite. It was clean, it was comfortable, it was warm. The room's facilities... More

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Address: 11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ben Doran 4*
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