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Capital Guest House

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   7 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NG, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #324 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Louise L Bath, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although a little dated, we cannot fault this little guesthouse. The owner is extremely helpful an friendly, the room was comfortable and clean and the location was perfect for us - close enough for us to walk to the centre, but far enough away to be quiet. The breakfast was simple, but there was fresh coffee and the owner continually... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We found the owner very helpful and friendly. We had the twin room with private bathroom on the top floor which had everything you need, the beds were very comfortable, and we had a great night's sleep. It is not the Ritz, but then you are not paying Ritz prices. If you manage your expectations, and accept that it's a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Staff very rude upon arrival saying we had not contacted them with our arrival time (had no idea we had to do that), bed very uncomfortable, no hot water the last morning so we had to travel without showers. We were also escorted to the house beside the Captial Guest House when we arrived as the owner owns both buildings.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As friendly as the man was, the value for money was just awful. £80 per night for a standard room with a double bed, old fashioned decor, single glazed window which let a lot of noise and draft into the room, and the bathroom had a carpet. The breakfast was very cheap, (tins of fruit) which was served first thing... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My partner and I stayed two nights at Capital Guest House during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We had a perfectly pleasant, clean, spacious room with ensuite shower room overlooking a street that was very quiet at night. The couple that run it are very pleasant and helpful and even got me some gluten free bread for my breakfast the following... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Clean and tidy and a pleasant place to spend a couple of nights whilst visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe. Good value esp when compared to so called budget hotels.The bedroom was of good size,with comfortable bed,en suite shower/toilet and hospitality tray ( no decaf tea/coffee though). Breakfast was continental and adequate to start the day. The owner was very friendly... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at the Capital Guest House for three nights, and had a very pleasant stay. The location is within easy reach of the city centre, with very frequent buses. The room was comfortable and very clean, and breakfast was as advertised and perfectly pleasant. The owner was extremely helpful, and very welcoming.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Dated, but extremely friendly owner, very helpful. Great location, 5 minute bus to the Royal Mile. Very old and dated, but clean and tidy enough. If you have heavy bags ask for a lower level room, we were on the top with 50kg of luggage which was a bit awkward. Wifi did not work in the bedroom, but was fast... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights with my sister. We were very late arriving but the owner was nevertheless very helpful, offering to carry both our cases up the two flights of stairs. Comfortable room and very clean. Continental breakfast as advertised, and we were brought more tea and toast without having to ask. Amazing strawberry jam...! On leaving the owner... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Despite the warm welcome, it didn't take long to realise that the state of this place was shocking - clearly not worth the amount we were being charged for and turned out to be one of the worst bed and breakfasts we have stayed in. While I realise that the Edinburgh Festival pushes up prices, this establishment seemed to do... More

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Address: 7 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
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Ranked #324 of 442 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:2 star — Capital Guest House 2*
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