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Castle View Guest House

30 Castle St., Edinburgh EH2 3HT, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a family room, which was very clean and spacious. Great location! Stairs weren't a problem for us. Our breakfasts were just fine, and it was really nice to spend seven pounds to have most of our laundry sent out and brought back the same day post-bus tour of Scotland. Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location - yes...that's what is best about the Castle View Guest House - and their breakfasts are pretty good too. However, do not get the Family room over the street on a weekend if you are a light sleeper. I could hear talking until finally a chap yelled at everyone to go home about 5:00AM. When I asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a five nights and I changed room for my final two nights which was a huge impovement. The room was much bigger and brighter. There is a lot of stairs and the first three nights I was at the very top which was fine for me because I'm young but for older people that may stay they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Me and a friend stayed at Castle View Guest House from the 27th until the 28th March. I've made a booking through a booking.com and it was non refundable price of £156 for 2 nights,with the breakfast. The reception is non existing ,in some small storage room ,with no windows so if anything goes wrong,you can't get anyone to help... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had been looking forward to our visit to Edinburgh for a long time, and done a lot of research into where to stay, before deciding on The Castle View Guest House. We made our bookings five months in advance. I selected a room suitable for our needs, requested a double bed, and also mentioned that I would really like... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stayed in June with my family, no complaints about the rooms, nothing flash but were comfortable and clean and serviced daily. Breakfast room was quaint, the girls serving/cooking were lovely and the food was good. Wifi was good. Location was excellent - walking distance to the train station, old town and plenty of pubs and restaurants in the immediate area.... More 

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La Cassaigne, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Castle View Guest house is wonderfully located near the robust night-life of Rose Street's pubs and bars, and George Street's elegant restaurants, it serves a better than average breakfast, and the staff are pleasant and efficient. BUT, it sits atop a retail space at ground level, effectively starts at 3rd floor, and has no elevator. How can a property which... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night following my eldest daughter's graduation. Usually finding a room for 4+ adults is nearly impossible and usually cramped but room 3 here is enormous....2 double and a single bed, with an option of a sofa bed and a fold away bed and still loads of room. Great. Would recommend to a group of friends... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The hotel is in a quite street, beds were comfortable, the room was nice and clean. Free WiFi and breakfast. Location is good. Manager was awfully accommodating and kept our luggage while we went for a walk, waiting for our late train to leave.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Clean room which is the only good thing I'll say about my stay. Myself my wife and two friends ordered the Full Scottish breakfast. On the menu underneath the full breakfast was the option of black pudding and lorne sausage so I thought I would take up that option, onlyto be told I would lose my haggis and link sausage.... More 

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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