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Gifford House

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103 Dalkeith Rd., Edinburgh EH16 5AJ, Scotland
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Ranked #79 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shimla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gifford House was full value for money and more- excellent location, easily accessible from Waverley station by bus or taxi. Our hostess Margaret was very welcoming and helpful, the room beautifully furnished and appointed, The room was a Family Room with a gorgeous view. Breakfast - supervised by our host David Gow - gets full marks. Attention to detail -... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for week of Highland show. Fab bedroom, excellent beds and linens. best shower I have had in UK... very clean rooms ... breakfast very good also and happy with value. Highly recommend. and also margaret was very kind to give us 7.30am breakfast everyday, including Sunday. Most welcome.

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Kings lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gifford House was the perfect location for our weekend break. We were greeted by Margaret on our first night and made very welcome. The room was on the second floor, rear facing with a good view of Arthur's Seat. Well furnished and with a cosy en suite. We were B&B, and the breakfast was sufficient to set us up for... More 

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night. Had room 8 which is a 3-bed room (2 singles, 1 double). Room was comfortable although décor was quite busy. Ensuite was also cramped, although clean and functional. Beds were quite comfortable The owners are very pleasant and we felt very welcome. Service was prompt and polite. Breakfast was traditional UK style and good. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Place was imaculate, great breakfast, great location. Couldn't ask for a better B&B. 10 minute jog to Arthurs seat. You can walk to the Old city, or take a bus or taxi from right outside the B&B. Its roughly a 25 minute walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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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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