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Elder York Guest House

38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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Ranked #148 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Calangute, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had booked 02 rooms for 02 nights, one room was a family room and the other room for a studio apartment . we found the rooms a bit to small and cramped for our liking , with tiny bathrooms. no elevators , so we had to climb flights to stairs with our luggage, this makes it a bit difficult... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Elder York is convenient to the centre of Edinburgh although this does pose some problems if you happen to be arriving by car. There is only a loading zone to stop in while you unload your bags although the very friendly owner helped get the bags upstairs. You will then need to park your car in an adjacent high-rise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a great experience at the Elder York. My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. I've seen a lot of reviews complaining about the stairs but honestly I welcome stairs when on vacation...we need to work off all of the delicious food we eat! We are also only in our late 20's though which makes the stairs... More 

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goa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The b&b was in a lovely location, in the centre of Edinburgh, walking distance from all the main sites and right opposite a shopping mall. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room (family one - number 14) was very big and spacious with a double and 2 single beds. The ensuite bathroom was clean but a little small... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed here for a weekend, the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. the food was great and the room was lovely. It had every thing you needed. It was quite, just tucked out the way enough. The only down side was the stairs to get to it. But you can forgo those due to the overall experience of... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Elder York is really a classic B&B. Furnishings we very nice and comfortable. Dining room was outstanding as was the breakfast. Only drawback was the 3 floors of stairs to get to the guest house area. This is what you deal with all over old town Edinburgh - stairs - stairs and more stairs. Staff was very willing to help... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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 May 8, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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
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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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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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