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Valentine City Centre Guest House

19-21 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NE, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #196 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Marina di Carrara
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Stockholm, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in May on our trip to Edingburgh, the room was comfortable and spacious, but the bathroom was very small and did not feature a sink, that was instead located in the room. Breakfast was rather poor compared to the other places we stayed at. The location was great thou and the host were friendly, but they are not... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited this hotel after spending 5 happy years at a nearby B&B which sadly closed when the owners retired -so the Valentine had a high bench mark to meet. And they did!! Like all old Victorian properties there are curving staircases and rooms can be small BUT you are only minutes walk away from the city centre at much... More

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Cooktown, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We are on second night of our 4 night stay and loving Valentines! Robert the host has been very helpful, changing us from one room which had been freshly painted to room on third floor with no hassles at all. The room has an ensuite and tea/coffee making facilites, and the bed is very comfortable. Cooked breakfast with choice of... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stayed in Room 14 which was excellent. Warm comfortable and spacious, with a four-poster, and ensuite bathroom. We were given a very friendly welcome, including useful recommendations for things to do in the city. Throughout the visit the staff remained cheerful and helpful- even on our second morning when all of the guests appeared for breakfast within 15 minutes (... More

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Address: 19-21 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Valentine City Centre Guest House is in Edinburgh's City Centre, the closest guest house to Edinburgh Castle. A listed Georgian Townhouse with many original features, it has accommodation on four levels, and is within easy walking distance of all city centre attractions (10 minutes stroll to Princes Street, 15 to The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle). Situated adjacent to theatres, restaurants, cinemas, pubs, and shops, this family run accommodation has a wide range of rooms to suit all budgets from a luxury 'five-star' room to economy doubles as well as a six person group room. Each morning over a generous two-hour period, a much praised full Scottish breakfasts is served, cooked entirely to order. All rooms have free WiFi and digital TV, and despite the city centre location, free off-road parking is available. ... more   less 
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