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Edinburgh Central Guest House

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8 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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newcaslte upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well this was our second stay at Edinburgh central, there is nothing more we can say about this fab little place, except get booking early ! stayed in room 14 this time very spaciouse and comfy. Guest house superb location for everything, shopping, transport, sightseeing the lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Guest House was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were very clean, the breakfast very nice and the proprietor (Morag) extremely gracious. It is centrally located to all major attractions in a highly walkable area. If you like B&Bs this is a nice one.

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Aldie, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night, our first night in Edinburgh. Heartily recommend this location, especially for someone coming into Edinburgh for the first time and needing to recover from jet lag. The location is excellent - a 10-15 minute walk to the Royal Mile, much closer to the shopping of Princes Street, lots of restaurants and pubs nearby -... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

True central location. Parking is limited, though. Many stairs to navigate. Host provided bagged takeaway breakfast due to early flight. Large room with multiple beds. Bathtub was narrow, but great to soak achy feet in. Host arranged for taxi in advance for trip to airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed here last night and we had a great stay. It is very easy to find and just a few mins walk from Princes Street which therefore means you are close to everything. We had a very welcoming and shown to a big room. Lovely and bright and clean. Room was quiet and bed comfy. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed two nights in this spacious room with a double and a single bed, just around the corner from shops and restaurants and a short 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile. We enjoyed the fresh seasonal fruit at breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I came here in November 2014 for a three days break and I can't find any fault. The owners are lovely people and the whole hotel is well decorated with attention to detail. Rooms spotless and plenty choice of teas and coffees. The continental breakfast it's tasty with plenty choice too, fantastic to get you ready to explore Edinburgh. The... More 

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive reviews of the guest house. I am glad you enjoyed your break and hope to see you soon. regards. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When I was first looking for places to stay in Edinburgh, I found this place on Tripadvisor. Given the positive reviews from other people, I gave this place a go and was not disappointed. The location, first and foremost is great and is situated on a quiet street, close to Princes Street and not too far from the Royal Mile... More 

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. As you mentioned we are in a great location and the street is very quiet.We are approx 5 minutes walk to Princes Street and only a stones throw to George Street. With regards to the shared bathroom I do wish we could have more ensuites but with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A charming little guest house with great location (literally 5 minutes’ walk from Princess street). Excellent value for money! I can highly recommend this place and would definitely stay there again. My room was on the first floor, it was really spacious and clean. The hostess Morag was amazing. Continental breakfast served was great. Nothing to complain about.

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review of Edinburgh Central Guest House.I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back in Edinburgh sometime in the future. Warm wishes Morag and Paul More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A very homely atmosphere, hop step and a jump from Princess street. Reminded me of my B & B days as a student in the UK. Lovely cozy room and great breakfast. Fantastic service: a packed breakfast was kept for us as we had an early morning tour. What made this all the more astonishing was the one woman show... More 

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review of our guest house. It was a pleasure to meet your family and hopefully will see you sometime in the future. Regards Morag and Paul More 

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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