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The Victorian Town House

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14 Eglinton Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5DD, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights at the Victorian Town House B&B and would highly recommend. Aileen is a lovely, friendly landlady and her extra attention to detail cannot be overlooked. The welcome with chocolates and whisky in the room was a lovely treat and offering fresh milk for tea/coffee was appreciated. The breakfast is also amazing, we never went hungry with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from The Philippines we received a great welcome with a small decanter with Scotch and Chocolates placed in our room. Very nice recommendable place beside the German Scottish Consulate. Walking distance to central town with all the attractions. Great breakfast served by Aileen (the host) in apron, breakfast menu a la carte.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very luck to stay with the amazing host, Aileen in March this year. Despite making a mistake with our booking she welcomed us with open arms. We had the most spacious apartment like room with sofa, tv, fireplace and full bathroom within her luxurious townhouse in a beautiful crescent in the heart of Edinburgh. Our room was incredibly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I read a trip advisor review of The Victorian Townhouse and checked out the website. We stayed there May 15 thru 17 and again May 22 thru 25 as our travels took us in and out of Edinburgh. This is an absolutely lovely property. It is located very conveniently to city center. We soon found out a rental car is... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Super B&B located close to transport system and 15 minutes walk from city centre. Stayed in the Caledonian room. Well equipped and comfortable. Chocolates & small whiskey decanter much appreciated. Breakfast excellent, plenty of choice but we stayed with the same choice very day ..:-) even my request for a broken fried egg everyday was accommodated. Aileen was a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Aile en is very Nice and of a great help. The BB is well located, the 3 rooms are big and they have some chocolates and a little bit of whisky which is nice. It also quiet. The breakfast is a Nice scottish one !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We loved this B&B with its huge en suite room, comfy bed and friendly atmosphere. Aileen's generous welcome including complimentary whisky and chocolates was wonderful. The location is close to transport, great pub and a variety of local eateries and an easy walk to the castle and central shops. Guests are given keys to the garden entrance which makes it... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We now visit Aileen and this lovely Bed And Breakfast twice a year and even then it doesn't seem often enough. There is little to be said that hasn't been said before. Aileen is a first class host, the accommodation is spacious and beautifully furnished and the location is just right. It's about a 15 minute walk into the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The minute my wife and I entered this house we felt welcomed, comfortable and started to enjoy each of Aileen's treats, one of which is her easy laugh and smart conversation. Although we only stayed for two nights - while visiting friends in the city - we immediately felt like old friends of the house. The room is huge, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is the third time we have stayed in this is small Bed and Breakfast, so we have now slept in all the rooms. Aileen is a wonderful host. The rooms are large with comfortable beds and generous provision of bathroom toiletries. Breakfast is delicious, freshly cooked and excellent quality. We loved the fresh fruit bowl. Staying here is like... More 

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