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1 St Mary's Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF , Scotland
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Ardgarth Guest House
Ranked #66 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bothell, WA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad we picked Ardgarth Guest House for our trip to Edinburgh. An easy bus ride to the heart of town and a very short walk to a beautiful beach. Our room was perfect for us and nice and quiet too. A lovely and helpful hostess and delicious breakfasts. I'd be happy to recommend staying here to anyone.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a marvelous place to stay! Within minutes of downtown Edinburgh and just a couple blocks from the beach, it was a great location to serve as our hub. Ursula and the staff took very good care of the 5 of us; the breakfasts were phenomenal, the rooms were comfortable and the company was outstanding! We very much enjoyed our... More

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and couldn't have been happier. Ardgarth is in a perfect location if you don't want to stay in the city. Just a few minutes walk to the beach offers you a different look at Edinburgh. Ursula was a fantastic host, providing us with information on where to eat and how to get around. We didn't have... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great location, lovely house and a wonderful host! The house was very clean but also exceptionally homely with an antiquated feel and is within throwing distance to the sea and has very easy access to Edinburgh's city centre. Ursula (the owner) was absolutely charming and very helpful. Thanks Ardgarth!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My stepdaughter and her family live in Portobello, a Victorian seaside suburb in Edinburgh. As the children are growing up, there is diminishing space for us so we stay here when visiting - either together or solo. It's quickly becoming a key part of why we enjoy our Scottish trips. Ursula is consistently warm and welcoming, always with something jolly... More

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Bristol
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great location - just a few minutes walk to the sea, shops, bars. Room was small but comfortable, with very good ensuite shower & loo. Good choice for breakfast. We were made to feel very welcome, and Ursula was a font of local knowledge.

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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This was the best of the best during our tour of the UK. Portobello is a wonderful quiet corner of Edinburgh. The bus stop is at the corner and there is a great pub ~1 block away on the water. It was the perfect spot to relax while the boys ran the boardwalk. Ursula is wonderful and runs a very... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a great Guest House for people with disabilities. My bedroom was large and had a fully accessible walking shower. I even had my special equipment delivered to the Guest House. The proprietors had an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh, And did everything they could to help me and mad my Stay enjoyable. Breakfast provide a wide range of options... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Portobello is a wonderful, serene part of Edinburgh and Ardgarth B&B is among the best B&B we stayed in along our tour of Ireland and Scotland. I would absolutely recommend this B&B to anyone heading to Edinburgh. The host could not have been more helpful. They truly made the trip even more enjoyable. The breakfast was excellent.

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England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A very pleasant place which is very reasonably priced. Walking distance from beach. We stayed for one night while dropping daughter at uni and all worked well. Good breakfast with good choice. A very pleasant place which is very reasonably priced. Walking distance from beach. We stayed for one night while dropping daughter at uni and all worked well. Good... More

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Address: 1 St Mary's Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Also Known As:
Ardgarth Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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Small friendly Guest House in a quiet location with free on-street parking and good bus service to city centre. ... more   less 
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