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Kew House

5.0 of 5 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived half an hour early and one of the hosts did not seem at all pleased. The room was pleasant and clean but the bathroom was tiny, the width of a small shower.The guest lounge is a nice size. The dining room was small and lacked any warmth. We have traveled a lot and stayed in many b&bs but... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I was somewhat surprised and upset to read the personal attack in your review, to such an extent that I wasn’t sure initially that you had actually stayed. After checking back to October I think I may have found your booking but feel there may be little I can say in way of response as it looks as though Kew... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Kew House of 2 separate occasions, both for the Hogmanay in Edinburgh (2011 and 2013). This is arguably the hotel's busiest time of year but I'm glad to say that was in no way evident. The staff are some of the nicest people I had ever met and always made time for questions, advice, or... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights over the last weekend in November and there is very little to add to what has already been stated on this site, Kew House is really a super place to base yourself if visiting Edinburgh. It is located about a 20 minute walk into the city or jump on the very frequent bus that stops... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I understand that it takes time and your postive comments are well appreciated. The weekends during November and December have been really fun this year, especially with Edinburgh's Christmas celebrations adding to the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights in the single bedroom. This was quite small but with an excellent ensuite shower etc. The whole place was immaculately clean and attractive. Ian was most welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were outstanding and ideal for someone watching their weight too! You don't always get fresh fruit, fat-free yoghourt or smoked salmon but here it was... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

It was really kind of you to take the time to post a review. I also appreciate anyone who calls me a "lovely host" as I find as I get older "lovely" isn't always used much to describe me. Seriously though we like to think our breakfasts are generous, freshly prepared and tasty so Alan will also be a bit... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had three days in Edinburgh loved the place. Stayed at Kew house guest house about 1 mile outside of the city. The location was great 20 minute walk or 10 minutes on the bus. Bus stop right outside the guest house. The accommodation was spotless and the bed room was a nice size with a great comfy king size... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

We appreciate the comments about your stay at Kew House and I am really glad you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. It was also rewarding to know you slept well. We take a lot of care in the quality and comfort of our beds as it is a very important factor in having an enjoyable stay especially after a long... More 

Sutherland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Title says it all. Stayed just one night( all the time I had). A real find and the hosts were attentive, courteous and obliging( qualities you dont often find these days). Would not hesitate but to recommend Kew House for a stay in Edinburgh.Other establishments could learn a lot by using Kew House as an example!!

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

It was so good of you to post a review about your stay with us. I know that you are already in the hospitality business so so the content was even more gratifying. Service, to me is just simply looking after people and ensuring we meet their needs and I'm pleased we lived up to your expectations. Ian More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I recently stayed three nights at Kew House and everything was excellent! I had let them know my arrival time and everything was ready and I was warmly greeted by Ian. I stayed a single room and though it was just a bit on the small side to what I am used to, it had everything I needed and then... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

It was great to meet you on your Edinburgh trip and I'm glad we contributed to a succesfull Edinburgh stay. I'm also happy you made your early train to Glasgow without any hitch, More 

Inverness
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a fab one night stay at Kew House. The house is wonderful and caters for all your needs. Breakfast choices are not run of the mill and prepared to order. We wish we had more than one night to stay there. One of the best beds I have slept in. Situated near the city centre and has parking... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was so good to meet you and hearing positive comments from someone who already owns a 5 star establishment makes them all the more welcoming and encouraging. Hopefully we'll see you again some time. More 

Ashton in Makerfield, null, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking for a B&B within walking distance of the city centre and somewhere safe for the car. We got far more than this. Location - this B&B is within easy walking distance of the city centre. I would say it was around a mile. There are plenty of eating and drinking places on route, to stop of if... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and even happier that you chose to share it with others. I'm sure seeing Billy Connolly was more enjoyable but we were happy to play our part. Though check-in is from 2.00pm we always try to have rooms ready earlier if we know someone is arriving before then. It's always worthwhile letting us know.... More 

Gaylord, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Scotland and our 3rd time at Kew House. We were welcomed like family and had a beautiful room. Breakfasts were wonderful and they made every effort to help with directions and suggestions. Immaculate rooms and lovely bedding. Perfect quiet location. Step out the door to the bus. Great suggestions for places to dine. We... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is so rewarding when guests return and especially more than once so we are flattered that we still enjoy Kew House after all these years. It was great to have you back and you are always welcome for a fourth visit, of course. Ian More 

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Address: 1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kew House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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