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Ardgarth Guest House

1 St Mary's Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF , Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ursula and her team are simply the best. No detail is left unattended. One example - we had a very early morning flight from Edinburgh; Ursula arranged for a taxi (negotiating a very favorable rate for us), and when we awoke at 4AM, hanging on the outside of our door were chocolate croissants and other breakfast "treats" that we had... More 

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here last week for 3 nights. The guest house was lovely and Ursula was delightful. We highly enjoyed our cooked breakfasts, with 4 different choices (my favourites were the Highlander and Scottish breakfasts) plus yummy fruit, yoghurt, cereals, juices, toast, etc. Ursula will always try to fill you in on all the things to do... More 

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Marzabotto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guest house is located in a suburban area, in the district of Portobello, but is well connected to the historic center thanks to the bus line nr. 26; moreover, the hotel is quiet, close to the beach and with wide availability of parking. The room where we stayed, with a beautiful bow-window, is spacious and well equipped with all... More 

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Hartville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was my first stay in a B&B. I was really looking forward to the stay, and all my expectations were most certainly met at the Ardgarth Guest House. The entire place is clean, inviting and so well decorated. The rooms are inviting, with special touches like the coffee/tea making supplies and beautiful room decor. Ursula is the perfect hostess,... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'd never stayed at a B & B before, so I was somewhat apprehensive about our stay at Ardgarth B & B. The apprehension disappeared the minute I stepped inside and met the proprietor, Ursula. She made us feel right at home and you could tell she and her staff truly wanted to help us in every way possible and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great hospitality, good price/quality. 30m from the city center, but you have the bus for 1.5 GBP. It's worth it. Ursula is a great host. One day I did not have time for breakfast and she prepared a takeaway so that I would not depart without breakfast.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I were on a 11-day trip through Scotland in May, 2015, and our journey began with three nights at Ardgarth. We loved it. Ursula was a terrific hostess: kind, patient, and knowledgable. Our room was quite comfortable and well-provisioned. The breakfasts were, I think, the best of our trip. Even the haggis was tasty! The area was... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in May. The room was advertised as wheelchair-accessible, and it was, with clearance under the bed for a hoist. Ursula willingly removed an armchair to make more space. Breakfast was magnificent. Portobello promenade is only two blocks away, for sea air, a fantastic view and an excellent restaurant. All the Edinburgh buses take wheelchairs. A... More 

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Maidenhead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed at the Ardgarth for 3 nights at the end of March. The double ensuite was warm, cosy immaculately clean and had everything we could ask for. Ursula is a great source of information about the local area and Edinburgh - and produces a marvellous Scottish breakfast to start the day. Although we thought the breakfast time was a little... More 

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed at the Ardgarth for two nights over Easter. A lovely warm welcome from Ursula and a very comfortable room with all the facilities you would find in a good hotel. Excellent breakfast served by two very pleasant young members of staff. Easy parking. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Ursula also gave much appreciated community information to my daughter who... More 

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