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Castle View Guest House

30 Castle St., Edinburgh EH2 3HT, Scotland
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Castle View Guest House
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Ranked #172 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights while working in Edinburgh, Great location, superb views, everything you need in this location, bars, restaurants, view of edinburgh castle. Short walk the the royal mile, The rooms are spacious , clean , comfy beds, large rooms, Breakfast was fantastic, One of the best hotels I've stayed in , will definetly stay again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle view guest house was quaint and located in a great place however 100 steps to our room without an elevator made each trip up difficult. I liked the rooms but the bed was really lumpy and uncomfortable and the room was extremely hot all the time. We were able to open a window that helped somewhat but not... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Castleview B&B for 2 nights. The B&B is located just off Princess street and is in easy walking distance of all the tourist attractions. The B&B is clean and comfortable but the one major negative is that that the property does not have a lift. Reception is on the first floor so you have to climb two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for just one night in April. Great location - we arrived by train into Edinburgh Waverley and the hotel was maybe a 20 minute walk (with bags). Easy walk to shopping and the castle the next morning. Room and bathroom were clean. Breakfast was included in our room rate and made to order. Hotel wasn't anything fancy but location... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Friendly, Clean, nice staff, good breakfast. excellent position only a couple of minutes walk to Princes Street. Nice sheets but the bed was a bit hard as were the pillows. There was no mention on the website that there were 83 stairs up to my room on the top floor!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed at the end of Jan. We wanted to stay an extra night, though when we went to try and organise at reception, we couldnt get anyone to open the door for us. We ended up staying somewhere else and coming back for our official check in. It turns out that the intercom was broken - only way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stayed here for a weekend in January. One of the cheapest places to stay but that certainly didn't reflect in the quality. We received a warm welcome and was promptly checked in without any fuss. All staff were very courteous and polite. The room was absolutely spotless with a lovely bathroom, free wifi could be reviewed as stuttery really but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were thrilled to have booked this accommodation - three ladies stayed two nights, we took the family room because it gave us more room and a bed each, it was really nice, clean and tidy and we found it quiet and like home from home. The staff were helpful and we certainly did not find them rude or unhelpful... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

After tons of research, I zeroed in on castle view guest house, to spend our first marriage anniversary in an affordable place. After I reach the guest house, I'm told that I can only get the room after 4 pm,( they would give a call once the room is ready) as there's massive renovation going on, this after a 4... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I stayed here in October 2014 in the week leading up to Halloween with my family and we had a great time. We were on the first floor looking out onto Castle Street. We had a massive family room with large well equipped en suite. The cooked breakfast was filling and they were happy to replace one item with another.... More 

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