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Highfield Guest House

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83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE, Scotland
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Ranked #23 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Burgundy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect hostess, quiet and clean room, home cooked breakfast ... a very enjoyable stay. From the guest house, you can walk to Arthur's seat and climb it to enjoy the scenery of Edinburgh and its neighborhood.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had stayed briefly at the Highfield several years ago. On this occasion, I stayed for 6 nights and had a wonderful experience. Maggie & Kate are delightful hostesses who run a first class B&B. For me, the real test of any accommodation is "will I stay here again?". In this case, the answer is an emphatic YES. Thank you... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose the Highfield Guest House based on the terrific reviews here on this site, and boy, was it right. The interiors are gorgeous. It is super clean. The beds are spacious and super comfortable. Breakfast is delicious, I can recommend the Scottish breakfast with haggis. The staff is super nice, and extremely helpful. One day we had to leave... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Highfield was as good as on our previous stays. Beautifully clean and well furnished, the rooms have all you need.The view of Arthur's seat from room 1 is a treat. We will certainly be back even though our son has finished university. Thanks again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My cousin and I absolutely adored this warm, charming, delightful guest house. The sisters who own it are incredibly kind and hospitable: they helped us think through our itinerary, made great restaurant recommendations and helped us research venues for live music, explained the (very easy) bus system to get into the city centre, and made us absolutely delicious breakfasts every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place! Owners make you feel like you're home. We stayed for four nights. Breakfast is really good. Great location. Quite close to King's Buildings and some minutes bus travel to city centre. The place is really care by owners and in terms of price/quality it is a great option. Definitively if I visit edinburgh again I will stay there!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A really lovely hotel with very friendly owners who made our 2 night stay extremely comfortable. My husband and I went to celebrate our one year anniversary. On arrival we were greeted by Maggie who gave us a map and guide of Edinburgh and then proceeded to annotate it with all of the places we wanted to visit so that... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed as 3 on the Saturday of Scotland v Ireland rugby international and as 2 on the Sunday as my son travelled south back to work. It's on a busy road and we had the front family room. However traffic seems light at night so it didn't bother us. Noise does bother me generally so it's a plus that... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed over a weekend after a last minute phone call. Everything was first class, from the welcome given to the time we left after being able to leave our bags for several hours after check-out time. The whole place was stylishly furbished, the bed comfortable, the breakfasts substantial and varied, and the hosts very welcoming. It was also extremely... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Great location and hosts incredibly welcoming and helpful. An excellent place to stay when in Edinburgh. Room was lovely with a view of Arthur's seat. Breakfast was top notch. The property was very very clean and well looked after, pride in the appearance was clear to see.

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