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Elder York Guest House

3.0 of 5
38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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Elder York Guest House
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Ranked #151 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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