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Elder York Guest House

38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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CO DURHAM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed at the Elder York Guest House. Right in the Heart of Edinburgh. As anyone who knows Edinburgh most of the Accommodation is converted Town houses with numerous storeys and no lifts. If you have difficulty walking up stairs this is not for you. However if you can climb stairs this is a perfect location and for the girls... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very well situated for the bus station and railway station. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Great choice for breakfast, full Scottish breakfast will set you up for the day, the scrambled eggs and salmon is delicious. Rooms very comfortable with plenty of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and hot chocolate. Lovely toiletries in the bathroom. Already... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guest house is in perfect position to walk all around Edinburgh. Breakfast was terrific, full Scottish breakfast with bacon, eggs, black pudding, hash browns, tomato, cereals, fruit, yogurt etc. Harry was wonderful, lits of advice on what to do. We had 3 flights to carry luggage up but Harry assisted us and you are forewarned so can't complain about that.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately this place was reserved through Booking.com. Reviews looked great but were disappointed when we arrived. They claimed that it was two floors of stairs to your rental. True.. Each floor consisted of eleven stairs per landing times two per floor. This was only to check in. Then another floor to our room. Fifty pounds of luggage per person with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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