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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On Tripadvisor there are comments about the stairs at the Townhouse but a friend and I, both in our sixties, have just stayed there and did not find this was a problem. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable and there were generous facilities in the room and bathroom. There is no breakfast at the Townhouse but they offer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a scheduling issue and Todd contacted us by email to make special arrangements to get the key. There are 3 flights of stairs to walk up so lots of luggage can be a problem. The room was nice. The walls are pretty thin, so you can hear voices and folks walking about. The location in Edinburgh was great.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything everyone here has written that I've read is true. Good Parts: LOCATION!! Friendly hosts. Price. Comfy bed in Room 10. The Rest: It's 47 steps up to get to the lobby. No lift. Fortunately, my room was on that level. Most are higher. Spartan room. Shower was indecipherable...every 30 seconds it went from SCOLDING to FREEZING and back. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Edinburgh townhouse is a guest house, not a true hotel. Check-in is on 4th or 5th floor, then a few rooms per floor on at least 2 floors. Ours was on same floor as check-in so not sure what is above. Manager was very helpful -- he lent us his phone charger/adapter for 1 night -- and made some calls... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel with character, run by nice people, but there were some things that made my stay rather trying. I stayed in room 10, check in was easy and the fellow on reception was engaging and very pleasent. The room was very clean - not large, it was a single room. L-shaped, which wasn't great later. Nice toiletries... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights, convenient location. Be prepared to trek up three flights of steps. Typically small bathroom, not much of a shower. Very clean, small room with twin beds. If you are looking for a place to sleep, this is for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely stay at the Edinburgh Townhouse. It is perfectly located ... in a quiet area just a block or so from the main street. Very nice staff, and a very clean room. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Edinburgh (unless you have a problem with climbing stairs ... it's several flights up).

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Mandurah, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff made visit special. Lots of stairs but room comfortable. A good locality. It was helpful to be able to use the staff to book local tours.The shower had instant heat and was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two nights only in Edinburgh and found the accommodation at The Edinburgh Townhouse very suitable for a short stay. James and Todd were very helpful and the location was excellent. Number of stairs to our room could be daunting for elderly people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I (both 23 years old) came here for a few days in May. Finding it was easy enough. There are a few flights of stairs to the check in desk, so if you can't walk very easily, this is not or you. On checking in, you could also be put in a room which has more stairs... More 

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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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