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Ivy Guest House

7 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #390 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The guest house is close to a bus station. When we arrived a bit earlier before check-in, the room was ready and the lady owner let us in just by a phone call, which was nice. At first, we felt like walking in a nice 'vintage' hotel. Yes, the furniture was old and looked stylish indeed! However, it was very... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The pictures do not accurately reflect the standard of the property. This is much more a "hostel" type standard of accommodation than a B&B - and there was no breakfast. There was damp and mould in the bedroom and more so in the bathroom. As the wind blew outside, it then whistled through the room. It was certainly not somewhere... More

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Athens, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

When we arrived there was no one to check us in. The room was very dirty, but the bathroom quite clean. The staff was not helpful or kind and I had to call them 4 times in order to fix the heating. The first night we had frozen. Unacceptable.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

To start with, yes I know this is a guest house, not a hotel, but that doesn't mean you still shouldn't have a decent level of standards. When we arrived, there was no one to greet us, or check us in, we had to use a outside telephone to ring someone who told us our keys were behind the door.... More

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Oban
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We arrived at 2.30 pm and owners were even there. We returned at 5.30 and had to ring doorbell Several times & then get on the phone. The lady who meet us was offhand and not helpful. It seemed we were intruding on her space. The parking is down a very narrow lane & very tight. The lade was in... More

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Insch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I knew this place would be budget end, but you still expect certain standards! The room was a decent size with three beds. Ground floor beside the family/or staff accommodation? It was pretty noisy first thing and until 11ish at night, our door opened onto the reception area. The sheets were clean but the other covers were filthy and very... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Firstly the guest house looks nothing like the photo used to advertise it, we drove past it twice as the sign was partly covered with over grown trees and shrubs. On arrival for our 2 day stay the woman who opened the door to us was rude, we asked where the car park was but she left us standing the... More

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Terrible experience. I had to come in one day late but I had paid for the room for the night I could not make it. The lady who I called for directions (GPS coordinates could not find this place) was rude. She was ruder still on arrival, perfunctory, not welcoming, and wanted us to get away asap and leave her... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We arrived at 2 pm after a 5 hour journey..the first comment from the owner was "you should of arrived at 1 pm". Here is your key... Not a good start. Basically a very rude person, and not welcoming at all, which was a shame as the room with 4 of us in, was quite respectable for the price. TV... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Guest house is located 15 minutes from city center on quite street with beautifull traditional houses. Little strange was that we have never seen anybody of the stuff, even check-in was done through phone, but rooms was great. Comfy, spacious, traditional, welcoming, I almost didn't want to leave it. There are 3 floors with no lift, but I guess you... More

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Also Known As:
Ivy Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 7 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #390 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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