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Glendale House

5 Lady Road | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PA, Scotland
Glendale House
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for some work at Univ of Edinburgh which is a nice easy stroll down the street. Can walk to Royal Mile or Arthur's Seat in 25 minutes and the bus is a snap. Duncan served up breakfast along with a side of wit, overall a great place!

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Greatly appreciate your comments it's nice to know that even after 13 years we are still doing the right things !! More 

Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We spent three nights at Glendale House in early May as part of our vacation around Scotland. Glendale House is a 30-40min walk from the city centre, right across from the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. While it's away from the busy centre, there are still several good restaurants within a 10-15min walk. Our room, Leven, was a good size for... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Dear Alison Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Glendale House, we are pleased that you and Mike enjoyed your stay .All our mattresses are pocket sprung and purchased with comfort in mind, however as you stated we are all very different at times when it comes to how firm we like our mattress even Elaine... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A lovely Edinburgh house beautifully decorated in the Scottish style. Parking is off road through wrought iron gates at the side of the house. Our en suite room was at the top of the house - lots of stairs! - but was comfortable, clean and quiet. The breakfasts! What can I say? Superb in every respect. The house is handily... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review as always we appreciate any feedback and are pleased that you have taken the time to write this review Best wishes Duncan & Elaine More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was in Edinburgh overnight on business. I was a bit surprised not to have an en suite bathroom but it was no big deal since I was only staying for one night. The breakfast in the morning was probably one of the best I've ever had. Scrambled eggs and salmon. Perfectly cooked!!

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay The room you reserved is the only room that's not en-suite and I have now changed the room description to make this point much clearer . I can understand why you may have thought private bathroom implied en-suite and I apologise for that ! Hope you have now caught up... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very impressed by our stay at Glendale House. Duncan and Elaine are very friendly and informative. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. Good selection available at breakfast however just opted for the porridge. Highly recommend.

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments as always much appreciated, shame we couldn't fix the weather for you !! Hope you fared well in Peebles Duncan & Elaine More 

Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed whilst visiting Edinburgh University - very very friendly hosts in a lovely old house full of character. Superb breakfast room and lovely breakfast with so much choice and everyone so pleasant. Location is great - round corner from bus route , £1.50 to go anywhere but easy 30 minute walk into centre too. Edinburgh is stunning and would... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Thank you your comments are well appreciated Hope Edinburgh was the 1st choice for University Duncan & Elaine More 

West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have stayed with Duncan & Elaine over a span of more than 10 years, and I would not even think about staying anywhere else when I visit Edinburgh. Glendale House is very comfortable and you get a great breakfast. Duncan & Elaine are so welcoming. By now I feel we are old friends. My... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

Hi David Thanks for your kind comments we look forward to your next visit Best wishes Duncan & Elaine More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I recently visited at the start of Fringe Festival for an 8 day honeymoon in early August. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the house and our room in particular. We were also taken back by how courteous, informative, and welcoming our hosts - Duncan and Elaine were. They are not only stewards of their... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

HI Joe & Diana Appreciate your positive review it makes it all so worth while ! See you next trip Regards Duncan & Elaine More 

Lead, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed at Glendale House for a week while visiting the King's Buildings at the University. It is a lovely house with nicely renovated interior. Daily breakfasts were delicious. Eileen and Duncan, the proprietors, were charming. They helped us to arrange tours and provided directions. The house is just one block from the main bus line to downtown and walking... More 

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Dear David & Linda Thank you so much for your kind words it was our pleasure to look after you More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Duncan and Elaine are wonderful hosts and serve a great breakfast. The Glendale House is lovely and the roses in the garden are beautiful and some are quite fragrant. Although the "Lomond" room we stayed in was small. It had all we needed. I do wish the mattress was more comfortable as well, but it should be noted I am... More 

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slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House, responded to this review

We too wish room 'Lomond' was a little larger, however being a Victorian home we are restrained by the size of some of the rooms, . All our mattresses are quality pocket sprung mattresses, which always have a positive feedback , however this in its self may not suit everyone ! We appreciate your feedback and as always look forward... More 

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