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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wee Townhouse in a central location. Just what we needed for a short break in the city. Staff were excellent. The central location enabled us to have easy access to the restaurants, shops and visitors attractions. We loved getting about in the trams.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was lovely and cosy. The staff were very helpful, allowing me to check in early and recommended a nice restaurant where I could have a good breakfast. The hotel is within a short walking distance to Princess St.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 April 13, 2015 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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