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International Guest House

37 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Place is a joke, booked a double room turned up and all they had left was a single! Since it was hogmanay I had no other choice but to take it. They charge your card as soon as you book which is fair enough, they then put us in a room with a tiny single bed, 1 towel, no soap... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Despite the friendly owner, there are many, many nicer B&Bs to stay in. There was an odour as soon as you entered the building. Our basement room reminded me of the set of Rising Damp - took me right back to rented flats in the 1970s. Breakfast was dire - it was certainly not a traditional Scottish breakfast. I guess... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stay here three nights during the Edinburgh Festival. We were very disapointed. The room was adequate although our ensuite felt more like showering in a converted wardrobe. The Scottish Breakfast did not include either Haggis or Porridge. The orange juice and coffee were low quality. Fresh fruit comprised of a few bananas. When we asked about the possibility of... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stayed for 1 night with my daughter attending Edinburgh University Open day. We had a lovely room overlooking the garden. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room. Breakfast was great with plenty of choice. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

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Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had a lovely stay for two nights in a clean, well equipped small room (en suite). The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. The thing with the blankets might be a bit unusual for some but I don't think it's an issue, it fits in with the style of a cozy scottish guesthouse (and... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Reading the previous reviews I wonder if those people stayed at the same guest house where I stayed. I traveled solo and there were no single supplements. The only staff I met were the owners who bent over backwards to assist me with whatever I needed. If you want more coffee just ask for it. My entire stay was paid... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very old decor and furniture, too many flowery things. Wool blankets? Duvets are much more comfortable these days. No toiletries which are the norm in most places when going for a break away. Need proper sized mugs for a decent brew........ Little China cups....... Gone in 2 mouthfuls. TIP if you are room only and want a lie in, room... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not luxurious, not cheap and not particularly clean. The owners and staff were distinctly un-friendly. The location was a little further out that I expected too. I think we will stay elsewhere next time we visit Edinburgh.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went with a group of seven and felt I was robbed blind. Since being widowed four years ago I've got used to single supplements but this one was the dearest ever. I was charged for eight breakfasts over four days but only had three, as did the couples in our group.

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Thank Alaister M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is out of the city centre but on a great bus route which took ten minutes. It is very traditional with high moulded ceilings and flowery wallpaper and bedding. We had a massive room. The breakfast was great and the owners were very sweet and accommodating. Modern TV, tea and coffee and wifi. There were 7 of us... More 

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