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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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 

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Montreal, Canada
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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 

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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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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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Alice Springs, Australia
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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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