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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Avoch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my daughter stayed during weekend trip to Edinburgh and it wasn't long enough. Gerald is a true gentleman! Location perfect. Breakfast lovely, plenty choice. Gerald has thought of everything to make stay perfect. Would definitely stay again.

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

"OVER TOO SOON ! " thank you 534anne from Avoch UK [Scottish Highlands] - sad to say, you are right ! your visit was over too soon ! but it was a true pleasure to welcome you and your lovely daughter : most people say ... 'STAY LONGER' : the Micheline Guide for Europe recommends a LONGER STAY - 4/5nights... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt like our home, Gerald is excellent catering for your every need. The little extras in your room,the recommendations from Gerald, what to do and where to eat. The organic foods for breakfast hot or cold too many choices to list,if anything extra was needed we just had to ask and it was provided. It is situated in a... More 

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

"NOT JUST GERALD'S PLACE" thank you Amy204 from London UK : your very kind comments are truly appreciated : always, always, always, we do our very best for guests : when people say they felt at home, we know for sure ... success ! it is lovely that you want to return, and you may be sure of a happy... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Geraldsplace in May for a short visit to Edinburgh. Neither of us had visited the city before and we found that virtually all of the places we wanted to visit were within easy walking distance. Gerald himself is a gracious host, and the accommodations were comfortable. I highly recommend Geraldsplace.

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

"PERFECT LOCATION FOR EXPLORING EDINBURGH" thank you NDM from Ottawa, Canada - your review says it all ! : geraldsplace is very fortunate for location, which is incredibly convenient for transport [trains, trams from airport, buses, taxis] / top shops / museums / galleries / Royal Mile / Castle / Palace, and many excellent restaurants - all within easy walking... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this review

"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 

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New Town
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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