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Gifford House

Certificate of Excellence
103 Dalkeith Rd., Edinburgh EH16 5AJ, Scotland
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Ranked #68 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been at Dav & Margaret's B&B with other 2 friends of mine for the long bank holiday week end in Scotland. We stopped there just for 1 night but I am already planning to go back and book few days at Gifford House. We felt very welcomed since the first second we arrived at the hotel. Margaret and Dav are... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gifford House B&B is lovely! My husband and I recently stayed there for 4 days for our trip to Scotland. The owners are so accommodating and very helpful with recommendations for eating and getting around their lovely city. The room was clean and pretty; bed was comfortable; bathroom large; breakfast was delicious and plentiful plus they even had vegetarian sausage... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 night stay after Easter. Hosts Margaret and David are very accommodating with the highest standards. Breakfast service is far better than what you get at a hotel. Large warm comfortable rooms. Very central location on bus route to town. Tip. Go to the Bell Pub down the road, great dinner experience! Thoroughly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had booked two rooms at the Gifford, one twin and one double. Both rooms were beautiful with lovely ensuites. The twin in particular had superb views of the mountains and was a huge room. If anyone is visiting Edinburgh, Gifford House is the place to stay. David and Margaret were so attentive and very nice, friendly people. Breakfast was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The double room was lovely. Both hosts were very nice and welcoming. The place is located approx. 20 min walk from the city centre in a quiet residential area, approx 10 min by bus. There was good selection on breakfast menu including full English breakfast. We were very pleased with our stay.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not too far from the university and various parks. All walking distance. And the bus line runs along Dalkeith. Good restaurants nearby. Inn keepers are gracious and welcoming. Happy we stayed here. Recommended. Rooms are spacious. Quiet. Especially the rooms at the rear. Good breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having come back to Gifford House for the third time (after 2009 and 2012), we still like this place very much. And old townhouse a little south of the Commonwealth Pool, this establishment is ideally situated for visiting Edinburgh. The nearest bus stop is right across the street with buses going to the center every few minutes. Approach by car... More 

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Fairport, New York
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A group of 8 of us stayed here, for a total of four days, at the start and the end of our trip to Scotland, and we loved it. The rooms are lovely and very clean. Breakfast is delicious, and David's porridge is especially tasty. Margaret and David are warm and helpful in every way, For example, they provided insights... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Parking was off street ? Was safe. Nice people but thought it was expensive but then Edinburgh is pricy. Good breakfast. Clean room. Good wifi. We ate in to local pubs. We took a taxi into town. £8.00 . So a little out of town. The toilet and shower room are very cramped. Rooms at the back are quiet.

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Houston, Texas
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25 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed here in the last 14 months. David and Margaret are great hosts, and I found the place to be clean and quiet. I am a golfer, so you cannot get much closer to the Prestonfield Golf Course. Plus, the bus stops right in front of the place if you want to go... More 

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