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Gerald's Place

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21B Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes, over the top! Gerald was an incredible host. Let's start with a warm welcome with special treats in our comfortable room. Immediately felt at home with a lovely breakfast of organic fresh food. Hot or cold breakfast, whatever you want. Room was clean and comfortable, excellent beds. But I believe what makes Gerald's Place special is Gerald. Thanks for... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"OVER THE TOP !" thank you svhoptoad Poole UK for your WOW title and double wow comments : we do our best for every guest ! ... the extra mile we go ! we loved you lots - you loved our 'cots' ! ... and booked again, and so, we thank you for your kindness yet ! and when you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gerald's place is a cosy, wonderful B+B bang in the centre of Edinburgh. Perfect for going about town and enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer. Gerald is a warm, very welcoming person who makes sure that you are very comfortable during your stay. Great wifi connection. Recently refurbished and fresh bathrooms. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"PERFECT B+B IN THE CENTRE OF EDINBURGH" thank you SD-TMD : glad you really enjoyed your stay : location does make a difference, and geraldsplace is blessed with the best of locations :you are always welcome to return : and I hope you are able to do so soon : thanks, Gerald More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can we say? We were greeted with a warm, welcoming hug from our host...and the wonderful experience of 'Gerald's Place' continued from there! Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this amazing place to anyone who wants to enhance their visit to this beautiful city even further. Gerald was the most perfect host and didn't hesitate to make every effort to... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"FRIENDS FOREVER ! " thank you Katie from Croydon : well !! what can I say ?? in response to your beautiful review : you were three happy friends, met at primary school so many decades ago, in touch all your lives, fun with each other, and fun with me : you were a joy to have in my home,... More 

LaBelle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Gerald's Place B&B! I travel a lot, and Gerald is the best B&B owner I have ever met. A wonderful person, he is the consummate host, very helpful and kind. The beds are extremely comfortable, wish we had one at home! Love the view of historic back courtyard from one bedroom, and the quiet, even with the... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"FABULOUS B&B IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH" thanks Laura LaBelle from Florida for your wonderful review : you and your family were a pleasure to welcome - twice in June ! the fact that you are a well seasoned and knowledgeable traveller, and gave geraldsplace the highest commended rating, is a great compliment and hugely appreciated : thanks, Gerald More 

Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high hopes that we would enjoy staying at Gerald's Place versus at a hotel, and I was not disappointed! We reserved both rooms; they were perfect for me and my husband in one, and our 19 year old daughter in the other, providing comfort and privacy for all of us. I compared Gerald's rates to hotels, and it... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"AT HOME IN EDINBURGH" thank you Family from Arlington TX for your kind and comprehensive review : you were exceptionally appreciative [all 3] :it is good that you mention the reasonable room-rates [probably the first review to do so - you can check back through 669 reviews ! ] : a best b&b is more, very much more, than a... More 

Lombard, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Gerald's Place is a charming and wonderfully convenient Bnb from which to visit the city. Gerald is delightful and knowledgeable and has many good recommendations for activities and restaurants. The neighborhood itself provides a fine place for walking, eating, shopping, and museum browsing--in short, making us feel less like tourists and more like locals. We would definitely stay there again.

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"EDINBURGH IN FOUR DAYS" thank you Janet - your review expresses brilliantly all that's best of Edinburgh and geraldsplace location : we are blessed with lovely guests, and they are very special : you are always welcome - next anniversary maybe ? did you mention a 'girls getaway' and coming with 3 other friends ? ideally for a week ?... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was my second stay at Gerald's Place, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Edinburgh. The location is perfect - Abercromby Place is quiet, but just a few blocks from the heart of New Town, art galleries, museums, and the train. It is an easy walk to Old Town or to the botanic gardens and Dean's Village. Breakfast... More 

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"ABSOLUTELY PERFECT" thank you so much - Carolyn from Los Angeles : you do me the honour of writing your first Trip Advisor Review, and complementing geraldsplace.com on its perfect location : well, truly it is ! an incredibly convenient location at the east end of Princes Street where all the transport terminals end [trams and buses from Edinburgh Airport,... More 

Hancock, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed at Gerald's Place with our daughter for three nights at the end of April 2015. The entire place was clean, comfortable and quiet. Gerald's attention to detail was superb and breakfasts were wonderful. Gerald was the perfect host and full of wonderful knowledge about the city and all its attractions. Gerald's Place is within easy walking distance to... More 

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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"GERALD'S PLACE THE BEST OF ALL OUR ACCOMMODATIONS" thanks Paul from Massachusetts : its a brilliant heading and a best ending - you said "We are looking forward to a return visit with a good friend" : and that is music to my ears ! thank you - you are always welcome - Gerald PS congrats on your first trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had 3 nights in this lovely B&B, well situated and the atmosphere was perfect. In this B&B, the Bed was big and comfortable, the Breakfast was giant, really and well prepared by the nice Michelina. We had lots of discussion during the breakfast and we felt like we were home.

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"3 NIGHTS AT GERALDS PLACE" thanks Nicholas : glad you liked the huge bed - it's a Vi-Spring, super king size, top of the range, and ideal for tall people, and every one else, looking for a good sleep at night : thank, Gerald More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It has all been said by others before us, but the warm welcome, the attention to every detail in the bedroom, the superb organic-food breakfasts, the convenient location all add up to Gerald's place being an outstanding choice for visitors to Edinburgh. Gerald is an interesting and interested host and in next to no time you feel he is your... More 

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"SIMPLY THE BEST ! " thank you Marilyn from Perth W.A. : you swept in like a breath of fresh air even though you had had a huge journey from Western Australia : you and Tim were a real joy, and truly appreciative of all we do here to make yours and everyone stay that extra bit special, from sleep... More 

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