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The Edinburgh Townhouse

3.0 of 5 38 Castle St., Edinburgh EH2 3BN, Scotland (Formerly Castle Guest House)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

I've just had the pleasure of staying a couple of days in the Edinburgh Town House. Great location, very clean, and most of all, a very comfortable bed! Within easy walking distance of most everything that Edinburgh has to offer (which is a lot!). The nicest hosts you could hope for. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a lovely hotel with very friendly staff and right in the middle of everything. It was very clean and excellent value. The only down side was an uncomfortable bed. This wouldn't put me off returning though. I also loved the all-in-one twisting wardrobe/mirror/cupboard/shelving unit. It was very handy, I might get one myself.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really impressed with the Edinburgh Town House and thought the hotel was great value for money. The location was brilliant and the room we had was clean nice and welcoming. I thought the use of the bar to hang clothes was a great idea and saves space by replacing a wardrobe. I also thought the hair dryer was... More 

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

This is the worst hotel my husband and I have stayed in in Edinburgh. The room was extremely small and when we got out the bed we bumped our heads on the wall. Cleanliness was disgusting with about. 2 inches of dust on the television. The bathroom was even worse with a mixture of dark wood, light wood and a... More 

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

Dear Sir/madam In responce to the review, iam hoping you have got us mixed up with other hotel , i have been the owner of the Edinburgh town house for 17 years and have great pride on our hygeine and service. As you can see by the many other reviews we go the extra mile. Regards to comments about the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Edinburgh Townhouse was a lovely guesthouse, in the West End of Edinbugh, a Georgian townhouse with 10 rooms. Though there is no lounge or dining there, it is a great location and very nice, clean tidy rooms. The tea and coffee facilities were good, the TV worked well and the shower room was very nice and well appointed. It's... More 

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

room not like any seen on website but good enough for short stay. Tremendous amount of stairs to climb. Staff pleasant. Ricks breakfast was good. Would have not suited anyone with poor mobility. Shower went cold quickly.

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Donja Stubica, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Townhouse is welll-located and the host contacted me in advance to arrange the arrival. She also gave all necessary information on cultural sites in the vicinity and was very helpuful in making the stay comfortable

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located and within walking distance of the City. Very friendly and helpful and informative receptionist. Carried luggage up and down the stairs. Rooms were very well decorated to a high standard and facilities as described and expected. We had food at the recommended café just two minutes walk from the accommodation. It was very good food and plentiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

As it was my first time visiting Edinburgh and a solo trip, I felt it was important to find a place that is convenient to get to the attractions. The guest house is just 10 min walk from Waverley Station and most attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument and etc. I stayed in the room opposite the reception. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

AMAZING stay. Great place to stay and very hospitable. Amazing location, in new town and ten minutes walk to old town - doable for any age. Great rooms and very comfortable beds. I would recommend this townhouse to anyone and I do hope to come back soon. The price is very much so worth the stay and would gladly come... More 

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Address: 38 Castle St., Edinburgh EH2 3BN, Scotland (Formerly Castle Guest House)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Edinburgh Townhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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