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Star Villa

36 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
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Ranked #77 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked a room here via the tourist information centre (top tip travelers, they help you find a cheap room) at the train station. I was told to be there in 20 minutes as the owner was going out drinking in Glasgow, I agreed with the time limit. Not knowing Edinburgh that well I was 40 minutes late. I apologised... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My Boyfriend and I booked a very last minute few days away to Edinburgh in September and were lucky enough to find a room with Doreen. Right from the price for 2 nights to the immediate courtesy email I received from her, we knew this was the best place we could have chosen. We were greated like old friends, she'd... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Edinburgh for 2 days, Doreen was absolutely helpful. A short description about the house location and how to get to the attraction and the city center was given. My double bedroom was upgraded to a family room for my daughter (1year old). The breakfast was absolutely delicious. It's the best experience with guest house that I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and could not fault it. Doreen is lovely, she cooks delicious breakfasts with a variety of choices and is genuinely keen to help you with information about bus routes, cafes and restaurants as well as how to get to the numerous attractions in the city. Although we had the room facing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here some years ago, but the correct year was unavailable (truthfully, it has slipped my mind). We enjoyed our stay enormously, the room and ensuite were spotless, service was excellent. The location is walking distance to anything worth seeing and to all major busstops. There is a cosy pub nearby wich is nice, breakfast was varied and promptly... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This B&B was so clean and comfortable.Doreen greeted us with a smile and was full of useful information about the area. There was an excellent choice of freshly prepared food for breakfast.Parking was also included which made this centrally placed guesthouse so convenient for walking into town or catching the very regular and varied bus services. I would have no... More 

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