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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glossop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time in Edinburgh, so unsure as where to go, what to see and place the eat. The staff were very helpful gave suggestions where to go. A nice central location, not too far from the main attractions, but also is in a quiet area of the city. The room was more than spacious, clean and tidy and was much... More 

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

This hotel is situated in a central location. Close to the castle and restaurants. This hotel was convenient, as we were visiting reletives that live close by. Staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel is close to main attractions

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there early June for 2 nights, had a lovely room, very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations for restaurants, and directions. Breakfast was great, lots of options. Would definitely stay here again.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place as long as you don't mind some stairs & sharing a bathroom.Clean,comfortable rooms.The price & location are worth it...you can see the castle from the steps.Val was very helpful & friendly.

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

We would like to thank you for you review, maybe the next time you come back you can book one off our en-suite rooms The room you booked is a charming room that shares with one other room only , most people book these 2 rooms if they are a group off 5 or a family its like a little... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great for all the tourist sights. Shower could be improved. Less water if you take a warm shower. Besides that, the room has everything you need including good wifi. Bath and room cleaned every day. Pubs and restaurants nearby. Never saw much of the stuff as we arrived after reception closing and there was only someone around for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location for city center Clean and comfortable room. If you have difficulty climbing 3-4 floors avoid it. There is no lift Otherwise a good choice next to the bars and restaurants and walking distance from Princess street

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable rooms and great location. The owner is very friendly and is a tremendous source for recommending restaurants and places to visit. He knew a great deal about places to visit in Scotland, not just Edinburgh. Breakfast was delicious too.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a single night at Edinburgh Townhouse at the end of May, 2015. Room was small but perfectly serviceable with tea and coffee and a small but complete bathroom. The lady at reception apologised for the size of the room but there was no need, if all you want is a place to sleep and escape to then this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Originally booked a standard double room with views of the city but were given a 'small' double at back with no views. Bed was definitely not a standard double and the room was certainly small. The room was clean and shower worked adequately. Located within walking distance of most attractions so very convenient. The owner collected our bags to bring... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

recently stayed for two nights, we found the staff friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable. great location near to all the attractions just what we wanted. would definitely recommend.

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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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