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Star Villa

36 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at star villa so glad we returned. Land lady Doreen was lovely and welcoming, felt like I'd known her all my life, a great hive of knowledge which was really helpful if you've never been before and nothing was too much trouble for her. Lovely breakfast in a very clean breakfast room. Bedroom was lovely... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed here a couple of nights to explore Edinburgh. The room had everything we needed as a base to explore the city. The main sights are within walking distance and Doreen was happy to help us out with information on bus routes and quickest walking routes to where we wanted to go, and local pub suggestions. This was really... More 

Thank Nicola L
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were visiting Edinburgh to experience the Fringe Festival and wanted to stay somewhere nearby. Star Villa was perfect; about a 15 minute walk to the action. Doreen was a lovely host and made the best porridge I have ever eaten.....don't know what her secret was! We had a spotlessly clean, quiet, upstairs room with an en suite and coffee... More 

Thank Alexandra H
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I stayed here with three friends for three nights in Edinburgh. We had been dealing with lost luggage and Doreen was very understanding and was flexible with our arrival time while we worked to sort out our luggage. When it was finally delivered, we were out for the day, and Doreen kindly sent us a message to ease our minds,... More 

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St Cyrus, Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I stay in Edinburgh several times a month for business. My usual digs weren't available so I stayed at Star Villa. I could handle the shabbiness of the place, it's not unusual for the low budget B and B's in Edinburgh. I could even handle the noise with a pair of ear-plugs. But the rudeness of the woman that runs... More 

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StarvillaGuestHouse, Owner at Star Villa, responded to this review

I am disappointed to see the comments you have made regarding your stay at the Starvilla Guest House. I feel it is important to give you my version of events just to help clear up a few things. It is a little strange to see you describe the Guest House as shabby, noisy, and low budget B&B considering this is... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend booked a surprise trip to Edinburgh & booked up this guest house as a change to a hotel and it did not disappoint. Doreen the landlady is so friendly and gave us loads of info to help us with our visit, the room was beautiful & clean as was the rest of the house :-) breakfast was always... More 

Thank Emma W
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My daughter and I had a very good experience at the StarVilla in June 2014, the room was very clean, the breakfast was delicious and Doreen is the best host, she is very king and gave us great tips to visit the city. The location is perfect, walking distance from Cassle, Museum and most attractions. We would definitely go back... More 

Thank HeleneForand23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This B&B is hands down better than a 5 start hotel. The facilities are extremely clean, cozy, comfortable and spacious; and not to mention close to everything you want to see. The staff were warm and welcoming and made it quite hard to leave. The food is also amazing too! Thanks Star Villa team!

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed at Doreen's place for four nights. We've been in two, but we had a room with three single beds and one queen size bed. The bathroom is rather small, but the shower is phenomenal. The breakfast was perfectly good. You get everything, from toast, porridge, fruit etc. to a small variety of typical Scottish dishes. Whenever we had... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Doreen greeted us and took us to our room. Because other guests were staying longer, we were given a different room than I booked, but for the same price. Instead of a queen with ensuite bath, we had an overly large room with a queen bed, and 3 single beds. There was plenty of room also. The bath was off... More 

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