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Ravensdown Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   248 Ferry Road | Goldenacre, Edinburgh EH5 3AN, Scotland
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Ranked #334 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot of accommodation in Edinburgh (outside of festival time that is) and therefore paying £95 per night for a room for two you expect things to be good. There's nothing really wrong with this place it just didn't leave a positive memory. Perhaps watered down tomato and brown sauces at breakfast leave more of an impression than they... More

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seaham
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just completed a two night stay, very friendly hosts and room immaculate. Far enough out of the city centre but very easy for buses in and out of Edinburgh. Would recommend it to anyone, will definately be back.

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We asked for a twin room but got a family room with thin walls which meant noisy neighbours late at night. It cost £95 per night in May, which is more than nearby guest houses but we could not recommend it despite nice looking website. The small bed had a thin hard mattress that was not comfortable. The room was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The location is on a main road, so very noisy, breakfast is stingily little so nothing you can plan to start your day with, but the worst is the service. The toilet seat wasn t proper when checking in, but as we were very busy w university visits, we didn t say anything. Two minutes before we left, taxi was... More

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Ravensdown, Owner at Ravensdown Guest House, responded to this review

The guests visited during the Edinburgh Festival when prices are at a premium. The guest did have a family room for the price of a double room. In fact the room and en suite were fully refurbished two months before their arrival and this is a first for us that guests have managed to destroy a brand new toilet seat.... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Some of the reviews have been unfair. I stayed 4 nights last August and found my room to be immaculate and extremely comfortable. My only quibble was the Lilliputian bathroom. The breakfast, while completely unmemorable, was nonetheless adequate. I paid $210 per night because I was there during the Festival, and not by choice. My schedule permitted me a visit... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

But we didn't expect it to be. The place was kept up nicely enough. Clean, tidy, the essentials. Breakfast was basic. My husband dealt with the owner and was able to get some useful information to help us with our last day in Scotland. The lady who served us breakfast was nice enough. If you were put in the front... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

First impression was very good.Nice place,good location with great views from the top floor double room and a very nice bathroom. Breakfast was very basic and absolutely not what you would expect in a 3star accommodation with a £90,00 per room rate in December!! Also a bed the makes a sound everytime you move is not what we expected to... More

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Chester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were looking for B&B for a night and having stayed in Edinburgh years ago, I decided we would try Ravensdown. We drew up and there were vacancies, so we rang the bell and David made us very welcome. The rooms and public areas were very clean, warm and maintained to a high standard. Since it was 16 years since... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I booked my family and my husband-to-be's family into The Ravensdown as it was just up the road from Leith Registry Office where we were getting married the following day. Unfortunately, when we were all out for dinner on the eve of our wedding, i fell and broke my ankle and was admitted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. All of our... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

When we arrived David greeted us with a warm welcome,even thou we had been before about five years ago David told us the best ways of getting into the city,bus routes and pathways which jogged our memory and was very helpful. Our room was lovely and the ensuite was as well.There was just one downside to the room there wasnt... More

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Address: 248 Ferry Road | Goldenacre, Edinburgh EH5 3AN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravensdown Guest House 4*
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Ravensdown is a friendly and stylish guest house, run by David (Scottish) and Yoka (Dutch) providing quality bed and breakfast accommodation in central Edinburgh. A spacious Edwardian house built in the early 1900’s, Ravensdown has spectacular views of the city skyline, Edinburgh castle and Arthur’s Seat.Situated on Ferry Road to the north of the ancient city, within easy access to the port of Leith, with lovely pubs and restaurants, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Approximately 5 minutes walk to the Royal Botanic Garden, Canonmills, Broughton and Stockbridge, a lively up market 'village', with wonderful pubs, restaurants, bars and boutiques.We can advise you what to do and see in and around the city. ... more   less 
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