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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
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only 10 minute walk from railway station. Ideal location for main attractions, Princes' Street and Royal Mile. Guest house has rooms on three floors and we were right at the top so not so good if you have trouble with stairs. Room was very nice, no en-suite but bathroom just next door with shower and bath. No double glazing and... More 

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bc, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend and I in our late fifties went on a visit to Edinburgh for the first time. We took a tram from the airport, visited the Castle and picked up several tours which were all in walking distance to from this B&B. Also it is close to Rose street which is lined with restaurants and pubs (but not so close... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B was an amazing find thanks to the reviews on TripAdvisor! We stayed here for a few nights and wished that we could have stay longer. The owner was a very gracious and and attentive host. Breakfast was wonderful and our host had food ready for us even though we had to leave quite early in the morning. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh. The guest house is very clean and comfortable. Central to all tourist attractions and on a quiet street. Would stay here again. We were able to drop our luggage off early on day of arrival and pick them up later on our day of departure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for a two night stay. We flew into Edinburgh and took the newly built tram to princess street. From here it was walking distance to the guest house. We rang the door bell and the lady greeted us, showed us to our room on the 3 rd floor and gave us our keys. She... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I needed somewhere to stay in Edinburgh as I had work there the next day. I always used the Ailsa Craig Hotel but alas that has closed and I've been lookign around ever since for a reliable replacement. This is the closest I have yet found. I agree with all the comments about kind and friendly Morag is - she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Edinburgh Central Guest House is an old-style B & B just off Princes Street in Edinburgh's New Town - i.e. very central! The owner, Morag, is incredibly friendly and helpful and could not have been more welcoming. Breakfast is continental, but filling and with lots of variety. Morag did us scrambled egg on toast two mornings while we were there.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An excellent, central location for accessibility to all Edinburgh's must-see attractions! Hostess very friendly and helpful on arrival. Rooms are well decorated, clean and fresh, with towels and gowns. Wide selection of food available for continental breakfast. The only downfall was the shower on the top floor, which was nothing more than a trickle. Second floor shower was a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I stayed at the guesthouse for a week in December, and it fufilled all my expectations and and a good deal more, the room was nice and very clean, there is free wifi and I always had good reception, good breakfast and the hostess was very nice and helpful to us. The house is in the city center, which let... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed here for a week with 2 friends in an 3 bed room with bathroom. The house feels like home and the service is way more then i expected. Nothing was to much trouble no matter what we asked. Then there is the location, if you are going shopping this is the place to be only a minute or... More 

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Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
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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