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The Ayden Guest House

70, Pilrig Street | EH6 5AS, Edinburgh EH6 5AS, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stayed there for two nights as a great start for our holiday in Scotland. The place is excellently located close tomLeith Walk and it is only a 20 minute walk to the city centre. The landlords are wonderfully friendly and very helpful. Breakfast is good. The rooms are in very good condition, rather pretty and very clean. We will come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

we spent 3 nights in this nice guest house, and it was a wonderful stay! Beautiful and clean rooms with confi bed, good wifi - all the basics are there and then the extras on top: Anita & David - they are lovely, helpful and flexible hosts! They helped us with everything and even when I realized a mistake with... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just had a 2 night weekend stay here, and it's an absolute gem. Anita & David are the perfect hosts and their B&B is really clean and cosy. I'd recommend the Ayden if you're looking for a cosy room within 20 minutes walk of the centre of the city.

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our 4 night stay at The Ayden was perfect: our room was a nice size and incredibly quiet, with a beautifully comfortable bed and a nice en-suit; David and Anita were also the perfect hosts - and provided one of the nicest selection of breakfasts I have had anywhere (I seriously recommend the vegetarian Scottish breakfast, with haggis - beautiful!).... More 

Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights at the Ayden last month and couldn't have done better. Excellent value for money, wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Anita and David are great hosts, making everyone feel really at home. Our room was huge, modern, clean and well appointed. Breakfasts are good and tasty, great coffee. The fresh fruit topped with yoghurt was our favourite, inspite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i stayed here 1 night. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. The room was clean, cozy and nice sized. The price was quite reasonable. The breakfast was delicious with many options available for anyone. There was absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. I would highly recommend going there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good quiet location, great Scottish breakfast, friendly hostess, clean and tidy rooms great price for the area. 5/5. The hostess was able to take us in on very short notice without bookings and hold our luggage securely while we went touring Edinburgh. Very pleased with this place and I highly recommend going here if anyone is in the area!

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ended up here by accident having had a booking with The Conifers, but it turned out they were double-booked so they arranged for us to move along the road to the Ayden. I was initially disappointed as I had chosen the Conifers on the basis of excellent reviews. However, once we got settled in the Ayden we were perfectly... More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed during the Fringe festival - booked our rooms at short notice, so didn't expect much. We were blown away at the friendliness of the welcome; both David and Anita are lovely people and fantastic hosts. They were very knowledgeable about their city and helped us plan our days activities - directed us to several excellent restaurants we wouldn't... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed for four nights in August during the Fringe Festival. Our two bedrooms on the top floor were private, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. We had everything we needed. The breakfast menu was extensive, delicious and arrived promptly at the time requested. A frequent bus service goes into town and conveniently stops outside the Ayden although it is as... More 

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