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Portobello Guest House

33 Straiton Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2BA, Scotland
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Ranked #393 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted a place near Edinburgh with car parking. This B & B fitted the bill. On arrival we had a warm greeting and were shown the room. The room itself had everything that we required although slightly dated but was usable and the room was cleans and tidy - we did have en suite. The B & B offers... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Dated, dog eared, damp, dingy and over priced. Would not recommend . Finding a mouldy peach in the corner of the room, wasn't the highlight of our stay. The building is beautiful from the front outside, but is in dire need of renovation. There must be 78 coats of paint on each door/skirting board.the place made me cringe, I'd be... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a lovely 3 night stay in this guesthouse over NewYear. We ended up booking a twin room for myself and my partner as we couldn't find a double anywhere else. The room was spacious, decor was dated but nothing major. We slept in the single bed and there was more than enough room for both of us. Best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The guesthouse is located in an extremely cozy and laid-back area of Edinburgh, close to Arthur's Seat and the Hollyrood area. The building in which the guesthouse is situated is beautiful and so are the rooms. With a bit of refurbishing and some more care, this place could be a real treat!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Arrived and was ushered up two flights of very steep stairs to an attic room - Room 8 I think. Thank goodness I didn't have any luggage. The man who showed me to the room showed me the bathroom then disappeared. The room was furnished with dilapidated furniture painted a disgusting lilac colour. The radiator in the room did not... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This was a lovely little b&b in a nice place. My room was basic but very clean i was made to feel very at home by annie who is the jewell in the crown and cooks a lovely breakfast aswell!. I hope to visit edinburgh again soon and would be more than happy to stay here. The bus service is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

What a horrible place to spend the night. Welcome was a cold as the come, though that it was a real pain to assist with my luggage, which I required given the two flights of steep stairs. Payment was a problem, they had keyed the credit card number incorrectly before I arrived so payment was declined , you would had... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Obviously prices go up during the festival as I paid 212 for 2 nights bed & breakfast for myself and my 2 children. The guest house is very dated and needs some freshning up especially the bedrooms. The breakfast was minimal only 2 choice of cereals, no ketchup, no sausages, only white bread - and the lady who serves us,... More 

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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is an over priced run down dump. It is on a temporary lease by a foreign man who is making a killing from letting run down, water damaged, bodged up rooms that are so ingrained with years of use that they could do with nothing less than a complete gutting and renovation. The lady who works there, Annie,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

After 2 nights in Forres in the most beautiful guest house @£70/night we arrived at the Portaloo, sorry, Portabello. From the pictures on booking.com it looked reasonable but as we pulled up outside our hearts sank. It was like arriving at a 1970s tenement block. On entering it got worse. The decor was unchanged for several decades, it smelt dirty... More 

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