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Ravensdown Guest House

248 Ferry Road | Goldenacre, Edinburgh EH5 3AN, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice room and David was most helpful with his advise and answering our queries. What we will always remember is the dinner he provided us with when I was unwell and did not want to step out. Thank You David.

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Brackney, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed five nights and were very happy the whole time. The owner was extremely helpful, with suggestions and information. He arranged for bicycles for us to rent, and called a cab for us when we left. Breakfasts were generous and delicious, with eggs any way we wanted, meats available, multiple breads including gluten-free, fresh fruits. It is in a... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed two nights at the Ravensdown, on our trip to Edinburgh. Our flight from Toronto landed at 6:30am in the morning, but they helped us out by taking our luggage in, so we could explore the city for the morning, before a very early check-in at 1:00pm. The building is on a busy street, but it was not too... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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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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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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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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 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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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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