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Cruachan Guest House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NT, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #251 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
MichaelBurm Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed here two nights and enjoyed it very much. A warm welcome by Graham, the owner. He also makes delicious breakfasts which are more than enough for much of the day. Rooms are a little older, but I actually like that better than the modern stuff. It's very clean, including the bathroom. Just a 5-10 minute walk from central... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

First, I'm not thrill of having people step inside the room with shoes on. That's what the owner did when he had to make adjustments to the shower because there was no hot water. And after two nights, I had to switch room because the one that I reserved wasn't a suite. So basically, shoes, shower, switch rooms, that's 3... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I travelled to Edinburgh for the first time and stayed at the Cruachan in their single room on the first floor and it didnt have attached bath (they do have an en-suite single but it was booked, as Graham, the owner, had informed me over email). So honestly, I was a little unsure about the place at first. I got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Very homely and welcoming. Great value for money considering that its short distance to the city centre. In comparison to the other guest houses within its vicinity, the Crauchan is clean, quiet and relaxing with very hospitable staff. Having read the other reviews, the Cauchan exceeds one's expectations. It appears that fellow reviewers fail to take into account that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed for a week-end at Cruachan and have only praise for the time spent there. The staff were so helpful with all our needs. The advice on restaurants was perfect as we had a wonderful night at "Leven's" where the food was superb. Breakfast had a great choice and I loved the salmon fishcakes. Graham and Julie were good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very helpful and friendly. We were made to feel very welcome and it was not a problem when we had to change our booking 3 times due to flight problems. Delicious cooked breakfasts always get extra points:-). Short walking distance to City Center so its ideal for shopping trips or taking in a show.

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Blackhill, Consett
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in October 2012 for 2 nights. I telephoned well in advance to book the double ensuite and informed the owner Graham that we were both vegetarian and went through the type of things we can eat at breakfast. On arrival, there was no-one there to meet us. We ran the bell twice and had... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed there 09-27 - 09-30. No shower in the room we had to share on shower with all the other guests. Room was cold and we could not regulate the heat. Coffee maker sits on the floor, we got only one key and the heater leaked water the whole floor was wet. Breakfast was okay. 60 pounds a night... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Cruachan was recommended by another Guest House that was full. We arrived to a very warm welcome and were shown into a beautiful room. Everything was provided. The room was clean, bright and spacious and decorated with style and superb taste. Graham was the perfect host and couldn't do enough to help us. We needed a room for two-nights and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I booked this B&B they took the money. Then email me the following day to say they were full!!!!!! Good job............if they can't organise bookings, the service and standard must nbe dreadful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Address: 53 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Ranked #251 of 441 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cruachan Guest House 3*
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