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Valentine City Centre Guest House

19-21 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NE, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #205 of 443 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have just returned home after a 3 night stay here for the Fringe festival. The location is perfect and attractions are within walking distance. Rob is lovely, as are all the staff. The hotel decor is homely, but not what we would call contemporary, and the place is very well looked after and clean. We stayed on the third... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Unfortunately, this was our last stop (July 3) before departing the UK and we would have liked to stayed much longer to fully enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Valentine's is located in a very convenient part of town and walking to major attractions or restaurants is a breeze. Because the building is a 200 year old historic site, certain amenities... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed at the Valentine City Centre Guest House on 31st July and found it to be very good value. When we arrived we were met in the lobby by the owner, he was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area, he recommended places to eat and marked everything out on a local map. The room we were in,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'd simply like to say that the description of this Guest House on booking.com was really nothing like reality. Friendly owners, but the state of the buildings and specifically the room I had were completely sub-standard: - Extremely poor quality room which felt somewhat like a bedsit and only cursorily cleaned - Room was an "annex", i.e. a flat over... More

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Marina di Carrara
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights. From the airport catch bus 35 on you right when you arrive.Cost £ 1,50 and leaves your with in walking distance, I asked the driver when to get off. City center 15/20 minute walk. Nice bedrooms, confortable beds. I good breakfast.

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Pembroke, NH, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was just okay. Would probably look for something different next time we go. If you are not familiar with the area can be hard to find as it is quite a few streets you travel on through the city. We walked everywhere from here but most may want to take the bus (stop is just outside the hotel)... More

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Plano, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you like rodents and filth then these are just a few of the things in store for you. Apparently a three star rating in Edinburgh is far different than in North America and Europe. There simply is no conceivable way the valentine compares favorably to a three star hotel perhaps if ones standard is very very low then maybe.... More

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Rob W, Owner at Valentine City Centre Guest House, responded to this review

We are very fortunate that this review is sufficiently out of line with other reviews that it will hopefully be discounted by readers. We are not sure whether it is a malicious review or applied to the wrong property, but the basic details do not fit the Valentine Guest House at all as anyone visiting here would immediately realise. The... More

Upminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arrived at nearly 10pm and the instructions for entering the accommodation were clear and simple (as no reception would be open). The accommodation was the top of the house and lots of stairs, all carpeted,fortunately we only had hand luggage but beware if you have a heavy case as no lifts. The room was clean and functional and the view... More

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Rob W, Manager at Valentine City Centre Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review and for the kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We do try to meet all guest on arrival, but as a small family business later arrivals need to use a simple self-entry keybox system which we're glad to here caused no problem for you. There is no lift... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been spoilt by staying in B&Bs in small towns and villages which only take a small number of guests. Valentines is a busy city centre guest house. We estimate there were in excess of 30 people staying the nights we were there. In our opinion it is probably best suited to people who are out early and return... More

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Rob W, Manager at Valentine City Centre Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we are one of the largest single site guest houses in Edinburgh, smaller than hotels but larger than most other guest houses and B&B's. Edinburgh, as one of the world's top tourist destinations has no small city centre B&B's, in common with London, Paris and so on. We do describe the guest house on... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On arrival we were shown our room (34), the owner stated that every one who had ever stayed in this room always booked again and again. 59 stairs later we wondered into a small room with a sloping ceiling so one of us would have great difficulty getting in and out of bed. An electric shower with no power and... More

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Rob W, Owner at Valentine City Centre Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is a bit of a climb to the top floor and there is no lift in our 200 year old listed building. We do ensure that every guest knows which floor the room they have booked is on at the time of booking, so we are sorry if the floor location came as a... More

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Address: 19-21 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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