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Abercorn Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   1 Abercorn Terrace | Joppa Portobello Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH152DD, Scotland
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Ranked #24 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled through the UK and Europe and this was definitely a highlight of our trip. The house was beautiful with spacious clean bedrooms.Plenty of side street parking and our host Angela was a gem. She provided information regarding places to see, what buses to catch and places to eat. The breakfast was delicious and excellent coffee, we were left... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very pleased with my stay at abercorn guest house. My mama and I stayed here in a double room last november for three nights. The cost was reasonable at £210 with full english breakfast. The interior design was beautiful with its elegant Victorian style. The breakfast was good; not a hundred of choices but enough to fill you... More

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south yorkshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just got back from a 2 night stay at this excellent guest house.This place is spotless,the room was very spacious and had everything you would need. Breakfast was freshly cooked to perfection and set you up for the day.The owner Angela was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. On our first morning she gave us a map of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed for two nights at Abercorn. Portobello is a good choice to stay if you want to see Edinburgh. It is easily accessible by car via the bypass, avoid going through the city. Parking is available without problem in the side streets around. A bus stop is a few meters away, two buses (15, 26) go directly to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Abercorn for the second time and it was as good as we remembered. It I s a lovely old manse house with well furnished, clean and good sized rooms. The owner Angela is a diamond who looks after you and is a great source of advice and suggestions. Breakfast was excellent, freshly cooked, tasty and plentiful. Although... More

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed about a week at this wonderfull b&b in Edinburgh . Very clean with an excellent breakfast and rooms like suites. The hotel is not near to the city center but with the bus (the bus stop is just outside of the hotel) you will be at the city center in 15 minutes max..

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

AFter arriving in Edinburgh after a drive in from Aberdeen, we were delighted to see the Abercorn Guest House. It was a lovely old stately house in a fairly quiet location of Edinburgh. We were checked in at 2:00 pm and unloaded our luggage. We went and had lunch and then hopped on bus 26 to Edinburgh Castle. When we... More

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Biloxi, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

After years of marriage, my husband and I were finally able to take a honeymoon. Abercorn Guest House was the perfect choice! The home is decorated well and Angela was an exceptional hostess and cook. She noticed small details from our conversations and went out of her way to make our stay more pleasant. For example, when I mentioned that... More

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fantastic place to stay you feel at home Angela is every nice person . The beach of Portobello and the resturants are few minutes walking away .The city center is 20 minutes by bus .hope to see again thank you charly and Antoinette from MALTA

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A beautiful and comfortable place to stay in the wonderful city of Edinburgh, close enough to the city for easy access by public transport but also far enough away to be very quiet at night. It’s also only a 1 minute walk to the beach which was a nice bonus. My partner and I recently stayed here to celebrate our... More

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Address: 1 Abercorn Terrace | Joppa Portobello Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH152DD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Abercorn Guest House 4*
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Abercorn is a large Victorian family property, an Old Manse built in 1870. This luxurious four-star GOLD accommodation offers double ,twin and family rooms for up to 5 persons. Easy access to city center every 10 minutes and close to sandy beach, shops and restaurants. A very warm welcome awaits, so why not book today and have a superb stay. ... more   less 
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