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Elder York Guest House

38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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Elder York Guest House
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Ranked #150 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked Elder York because of its location and was not disappointed. It was within walking distance of both train and bus stations and the Royal Mile. My room was huge although not en suite. But that wasn't a big deal since the bathroom was right outside my room and I was given a key to it. The breakfast was... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here 2 nights in April. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room needed a little updating, but I saw they were working in other areas of the hotel. I would stay here again

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guest house is ideally situated so close to centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance of most of attractions. Great family who run it and extremely helpful in advising the best way to get the most out of your visit. We were in room 15 which was nice and quiet due to secondary glazing. The breakfast was very good... More 

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Once you get up the stairs you arrive at a very nice friendly guest house. You get a warm welcome. The rooms are spa pious and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent ant Elder York is perfectly situated for all amenities. I would recommend it to folk.

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Orebro, Sweden
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just around the corner from the bus station and a few minutes from the tram for the airport. As many others say, this place is absolutly nothing for people who have problems with stairs or have heavy luggage - be prepared to walk some 4 steep stairs before reaching the "reception" and even another two stairs if you get rooms... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Thank you Harry for a wonderful stay at Elder York Guest House. Our room (2) was really comfortable and clean. Breakfast was plentiful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Guest house has a great location in the city centre, great access to the tram from the airport and it was an excellent base to explore the city attractions.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Reasonable position to princess Street and friendly. Stayed here for 2 nights. The room no. 5 was very basic and the bed quite hard. Forget about sleeping, the street noise was very loud and went on all night..... single glazing doesn't help! Breakfast was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Getting to reception you have to go up... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed the night here and would highly recommend it, the owners are so welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was GREAT with lots of choice and seconds if you wanted it. It is in a great location in Edinburgh just around the corner from the bus station and a two minute walk to princes street. I would... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The warmest welcome I have ever received on arrival at a hotel/B&B. We were met by Harry, who carried our luggage up the 3 flights of stairs to our lovely, quite & spacious room. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Breakfast was superb and nothing was too much trouble.Ideally situated as all our attractions could be seen from our window. Stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very welcoming and helpful hosts! Lovely breakfast! Salmon & scrambled eggs. Quiet, out of the way and clean. Would definitely recommend if visiting for the first time. Most tourist attractions within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again.

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