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Elder York Guest House

38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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Ranked #146 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Two night stay in February - lovely room and great hosts who couldn't be more friendly and helpful - reasonable price given that you're within breathing distance of everything and anything you'd want to see or do in Edinburgh. Negatives - if you struggle with stairs then this is probably not for you and like anywhere in a city centre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Staff were lovely and helpful. Very welcoming. Breakfast was great, really tasty and a huge choice to suit all. Location was fab just a short walk away from pretty much everywhere. Cannot find any faults at all. Would definitely choose this hotel again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and loved it. Room was clean, staff very accommodating and friendly. Harry was so lovely and always doing all he could to make sure the stay was an enjoyable one.Breakfast was great and the location perfect. Just a short walk to Princes Street. We both had an excellent time and would stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Fantastic location, Staff were helpful and breakfast was great. Only a few minutes walk and you're in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. Would definitely recommend this b&b and the price is very reasonable compared to other b&bs in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Sited a few minutes walk from Waverley station, the Elder York is a pleasant guest house. Be aware, there are a lot of stairs. The reception is up a lot of stairs, and the rooms are on higher floors again. The room, although small, was comfortable, warm and very clean. The shower was OK, and again, very clean. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I visited Edinburgh on 4th of December and i stayed two nights in Elder York. The hotel is located in a very calm place; Hotel staff were very friendly. Food was also quite good. Most important thing is easy access to City center and also to Railway station. It's just 10 minutes walk from the hotel to the station

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