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Elder York Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #146 of 443 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my friend in August for the Tattoo and we had a lovely time. The location is just perfect as it's just a 2 minute walk to Princes Street. The breakfasts were really lovely and the room was very clean. I have already recommended this hotel to some friends coming to Edinburgh next year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific, convenient location, but not recommended for people who have trouble climbing stairs. A lot of street noise at night. Good, cooked to order breakfast. Pleasant staff/owners. Small rooms, very small showers. Not a terribly good value when compared to other options in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Elder York for 3 nights and were happy with everything. They're not kidding when they say they're 2 stories up, but as we made our way up the stairs a staff member ran down to grab our bags. The location was excellent and breakfast was delicious. They were very helpful and kind and we would definitely recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for one night for the Tattoo last week, quite a few flights of stairs but a chair is halfway up for a breather! it's all good exerccise for the Scotch pies you will be eating. A very warm welcome from Murray and a lovely spotlessly clean double room, OK it looks out the back but you only have... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was in Edinburgh for the military tattoo and festival and spent one night at the Elder York having reserved it many months before my date of travel. If you are travelling from Edinburgh airport then take the new tram and you will find that the city-centre terminus at York Place is less than one minute from the hotel. I... More

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My two daughters and I stayed in the Elder York Guest House for one night during a quick trip to Edinburgh. We had a large room with three beds - nice to not have to share beds for once. The beds were comfortable and ample blankets/pillows were provided. The room was fairly quiet from street noise, at least with the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We love everything in Elder York Guest house. I and my wife felt in home. The room was spotless clean and super comfortable. The breakfast was great and they were very helpful in telling us what to see in skye isle. Definitely recommended!!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed for 1 night whilst taking part in the Edinburgh Moonwalk. The hotel was easy to get to from the airport, the new tram line stops almost outside the hotel and is £5 one way or £8 return. Yes there are lots of stairs but didn't find this a problem. The hotels location is great for exploring the sights... More

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Friendly B&B a short walk away from Waverley Station. Close distance to all facilities & sights. With the new tram from the airport stopping almost outside. Super breakfast selection. Would definitely stay again when visiting Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great location. Great breakfast and very friendly and helpful hosts. They recommended good restaurants and places to see. We will no doubt return. In spite of some trafic from the bus station, we still recommend this place.

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Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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