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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shower in room 6 really needs to be sorted, the water pressure is poor resulting in a wee dribble and the temperature control was erratic. This was the only complaint we had as my girlfriend couldn't wash her hair properly. They supplied an iron and were very helpful booking taxis and welcoming us as we arrived after hours.

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

Thank you for your recent review and for drawing our attention to the Shower. We are very sorry that you experienced this problem with the pressure and temperature changes. We honestly had not been made aware before now. The whole unit has now been replaced and a new power head attached. Thank you for highlighting this to us so that... More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the new town near to shops, bars and restaurants. Clean, value for money and nice owners. Limited parking but we found a car park within walking distance. Discounted breakfast at a local restaurant booked via the guesthouse which was good too. Would stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bed and breakfast is a good option to visit the wonderful Edinburgh. It is well located, in the new town and you will not need use the public transport to visit the city sightseeings. The neighbourhood has plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops, however at night you have not any problem to sleep without noises. The rooms are confortables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A convenient location near the new town and with quick access to restaurants, shops and a short stroll to the sights. Comfy beds and cozy rooms- one of our rooms had a hint of castle view from the right angle which was nice as well. Water pressure a bit on the low side, and many stairs to navigate with bags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Edinburgh Townhouse is a charming dwelling in the new town in Edinburgh it is very centrally located and therefore an ideal choice if visiting the city.The welcome is warm the rooms tastefully decorated and the price of and overnight stay is very reasonable.Breakfast and Ricks was excellent We will be back!!

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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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