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Kingsway Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #37 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend during a short stay in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. Loved our stay in the Kingsway Guest house. Loved the breakfast, loved the clean decorated room and loved the friendly staff. So warm and friendly. Good Location to the city. 20min walk to the royal mile where you pass many cafe and restaurants. We... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3rd stay at Kingsway guest house and once again we have rebooked for next year. Rooms are very clean and spacious and breakfast is really something to look forward to with a daily special as well as choice of cereals, toast and full scottish. Location-wise it is perfect for us as we visit Edinburgh in August for the fringe... More

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Selah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Kingsway on the first leg of our long, first European trip in 2013. I had heard that UK B&B's were great, and Kingsway did not disappoint! In fact they were the best B&B we stayed at in all of Europe... ~The owners, Gary and Lizzie, and housekeeping staff were helpful and friendly. They gave... More

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I really enjoyed our visit in Edinburgh and staying at Kingsway for three days in July. The room was clean and the beds were excellent. Our little sitting area by the bay window was great. We were able to choose a special breakfast, that changed every day, or eat their regular delicious and filling meal. We were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in July. Easy walk to town and many close restaurants nearby. Very helpful owners. Clean and very good full breakfast every morning. A little bonus was the stock of DVDs to watch in your room. Good Wifi. They do have free parking but it is in back of the building. Would recommend.

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Idaho, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kingsway. The breakfast was excellent. The room was well appointed and cleaned to a high standard. The wifi had good signal strength and was free. Within a short distance, on foot, there was an extensive choice of restaurants. We tried both Hanedans the Turkish restaurant and Cafe Casis the French... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This Guest House was easily the best place we stayed in during our recent driving tour of Scotland. It was only a 15-20 minute walk into the Royal Mile, however the bus service was excellent if you didn’t fancy the walk. A bonus to being just off the main street was that it was very quiet at night. It was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

...and a comfy room to boot! This B&B is a bit of a walk (20-30 minutes) from the center of town, but very close to a bus line. Many good restaurants very close. Our room was not small, but not big either; it was adequate, comfortable, and attractively decorated. Besides the Full Scottish Breakfast, we were offered a special of... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place was lovely, I was greeted at the door and got help with the bags up to the room. The host was great, he gave us tips and a hand drawn map around the house for supermarkets, cash machines, petrol station, places to eat etc. All within about 10-15 minutes walk away. We were also given a handy little... More

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Address: 5 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsway Guest House 4*
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Kingsway Guest House is a popular AA four star gold rated guest house offering the warmest of Scottish hospitality just one mile from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile. Our stylish guest rooms are all recently refurbished and our freshly cooked Scottish breakfasts with daily specials have won an AA breakfast award in 2014. Rooms offer comfortable beds with individually pocket sprung mattresses, fluffy towels, TV/DVD, internet radio, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. All have en-suite shower rooms, apart from our one standard room which has private facilities next to the room, not shared. We offer our guests information to help enjoy their visit to Edinburgh, complementary high speed wifi and also use of our private off street car park. There is an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs within 5 - 10 minutes walk of the guest house. You can find more details and useful information about Edinburgh's sights and events on the KingswayGuestHouse FB page and also follow us on twitter KingswayEdin. ... more   less 
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