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The Edinburgh Townhouse

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38 Castle St., Edinburgh EH2 3BN, Scotland (Formerly Castle Guest House)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed an overnight at the end of April 2015. Twin room facing the front and when you looked out the bay window to the right you got an impressive view of the castle. Couple of flights of stairs up to the reception landing. Room was absolutely spotless and very comfy beds with pure white linen. Information from the guest house... More 

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sherwoodbreezes turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night on a voucher and stayed in room 7. Lovely helpful staff and a really nice clean room 2 mins from princess street on a quiet road. Had the best sleep ever on fresh crisp linen. When I come back to Edinburgh I would return to this lovely wee guesthouse.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got this hotel on a deal but would have been happy to pay full price? Had a lovely stay, Staff friendly and really helpful. Room spotless, bed was so comfortable, the best sleep ever in a hotel. We will def be back. Thank you.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not spend too much time in Edinburgh during our stay- just one night. We were given the top floor for the tripple room request we had. We received a single bed + a double bed- would have been nicer if they had given us 3 single beds for our request. But we managed. Friendly and helpful staff. Wifi... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small but clean and had everything we needed. A comfortable bed with good linen, free WIFI and a voucher for half price breakfast at Rics. there is no lift so if stairs are a problem, ask for a room on the second floor. Annie, Fife

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was lovely although a bit on the small side. Lots of stairs up to the front door so be prepared. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Hotel was very clean and tidy and the location could not have been better. Out the front door and a very short walk to Princes street. Wifi was an added bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay in this centrally located guest house. It was nice and clean but very much let down by the dreadful shower which you had to run about in to get wet. Hardly any water running out and was either burning hot or running cold. We did pass this info on as we left. We had an Itison... More 

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edinburghtown10, Manager at The Edinburgh Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Girls, Thank you for highlighting the problems you had with the shower. We are sorry that you had to dance to get wet ! We always aim to address any issues at the time of reporting and as we have not had any complaints about this said shower, we where unaware that there was any issues with it until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the Edinburgh townhouse was superb - close to the sights, bars, restaurants and shops. The only downside was there was no breakfast and it was a very long walk up many flights of stairs to our rooms with heavy bags. The view from our room was great with views of the castle. Free wifi was a bonus,... More 

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edinburghtown10, Manager at The Edinburgh Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank You for your recent feedback. Edinburgh Townhouse does offer breakfast as you where offered on arrival. We work in partnership with a 4 star restaurant just a short walk from the house and vouchers are purchased at reception either on arrival or the following morning. You did purchase room only rate for your stay. The Townhouse is a 300... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending four wonderful but noisy nights in a north London hotel, I was glad to find our room to be quiet, cosy, and just right. Our room had beautiful floor-to-ceiling drapes, a comfortable bed, a nice shower, and ample space for two. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful. The location is perfect for the local businesses and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a gorgeous B&B, clean , quirky and excellent value for money, the staff are very pleasant and extremely helpful. Location is perfect for bars and restaurants. We booked ours under a groupon deal and I was a bit apprehensive, however once I arrived delighted. The rooms are quaint have all neccesary amenities.

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edinburghtown10, Manager at The Edinburgh Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We always try to make people feel at home here and are grateful for you taking the time to rate us on your stay. Thank You once again and hope that you will return to stay another time. More 

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Staying in New Town

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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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