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Kew House

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1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We secured a room at Kew House rather by chance, thanks to a last-minute cancellation. GREAT GREAT GREAT hosts, they will go out of their way to help you, inform you, or cater to your needs. Old-school hospitality as you don't get anymore these days. The house is 10 minutes by bus from downtown, and it's a blessing, as parking... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

It is very kind of you to write such a comprehensive review and I thank you for it. I agree that our location is a good one for the exploration of the city and it is often difficult to find accommodation with parking in any city, let alone Edinburgh. I note your comments about wi-fi speed which slightly surprised me... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband booked for a surprise weekend away with my daughter, parking was a must as travelling by car and parking there was. Lovely welcome felt at home straight away. Room great very comfortable lovely touch of gifts -sherry, chocolates and water in the fridge for us plus tea and coffee making. Bed very comfortable and lovely smelly toiletries to... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I thank you for your review and I'm glad we set you up for your Scottish trip. Though July hasn't been the best weather-wise, thankfully the city has plenty to offer and though walking to the centre is an easy option, it is not pleasant when wet which is why our efficient bus services come into their own. The biggest... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose accommodation at Kew House because it was within walking distance to a course we attended. The owners were kind, trustworthy and open with information. The room was immaculate, we were impressed by the creativity and personal touches. Being diabetic I appreciated the fridge. The ironing board and trouser press were also an unexpected bonus. A well presented dining... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

It was kind of you to review Kew House and Alan is glad his cooking has been commented on (he hates me getting all the compliments while serving). Thanks also for your reference to the silent running fridges. We put them in all the rooms and leave them empty (with the exception of bottled water) so that guests can use... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at Kew House for my 50th birthday as a surprise trip with my husband. Although an early arrival, Ian greeted us warmly and pointed us in the direction of a local cafe for breakfast. Our room was later allocated, and we had the room next to entrance. This was extremely clean and a fair size. Knowing it was... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure looking after you and I'm glad the weekend went well. You picked well for your two Italian meals in that both have a different style of food. Hopefully we'll see you both again some time. Ian More 

Linden
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Kew House two nights before leaving Edinburgh for home. Ian and Alan were marvelous hosts. They gave us excellent recommendations, suggested routes to walk and ride the buses, and served excellent breakfasts. Despite being on a busy street, we were not bothered by the traffic noise. We walked to Edinburgh castle and to the restaurants that were... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I am grateful for your review and I am so glad you not only had a great holiday in Scotland, but we managed to provide it with a perfect finish. I am pleased our dining recommendations worked for you too. We hope to welcome you back some time in the future. Ian and Alan More 

Canada
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several nights at this excellent Bed and Breakfast in a lovely residential section of Edinburgh with superb transportation and could not be more pleased. Firstly, we read other reviews on Trip Advisor and thus decided to give it a go even though it was not in the exact centre of the city which we usually prefer -- but... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks for such a detailed description of Kew House and what we try to offer. I am grateful for the details given from a guest's perspective whilst exploring this great city. Location always worries people before booking and I think you explained ours very well. Though Kew House is located in the centre of Edinburgh, guests often think they can... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Kew House 3July-7July as an end to our two week tour of Scotland. Alan and Ian were great hosts. They gave us a good local orientation as to what was close, bus tops and buses to use to get around etc. The bus stop going into Edinburgh was a block away, and the return stop was right... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Kew House. I thank you also for the details in your review. We try as hard as we can to describe ourselves as accurately as possible. At the end of the day we are a bed and breakfast/guest house and can only provide service within the limitation of... More 

Arlington, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really appreciated Ian's reception and tips for our brief stay in Edinburgh. The chocolate and sherry were a nice touch! Breakfast was great. It met our expectations and if we pass that way again, we will try to stay there.

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Hello again Martha and thanks for your kind words. We are both happy you enjoyed your stay and I hope you have many happy memories of your Scottish visit as well as your stay here at Kew House. Ian More 

Flitwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stayed at Kew House for two nights and Ian and Alan were the perfect hosts. They helped us find restaurants, advised on travel, and were most warm and welcoming. The room was immaculate and beautifully furnished and the cooked breakfast comes highly recommended! We will be back!

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We both take great pleasure in finding interesting restaurants to suit our guests. To me finding somewhere good for dinner is an important part of my holiday and that is why we take time to help guests. I'm glad you holiday was a successful one and we look forward to meeting you again some time.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My traveling companion and I spent two nights in the Kew House B & B, then left for one night in another city, and returned to spend one night in the apartment. The apartment usually only books for 2+ nights but we were lucky enough to choose the one night that was booked on either side. Our entire stay at... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments on both of our accommodations and I am also glad we were able to offer the apartment for your return stay. I agree with you that the location of Kew House is a good one. Though we are about 15-20 minutes walk to the city centre (or 5 minutes by bus), it isn't a strenuous walk... More 

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