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The Laurels Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   320 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PR, Scotland
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Ranked #148 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights. Breakfast was very tasty, both hosts were welcoming and helpful. Its a bit further out of the town than I had anticipated but there is a regular bus service which gets you into town pretty quickly. Tea and coffee facilities in the rooms. Would happily stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Headed to Edinburgh last minute, due to some dodgy weather, and searched online for a reasonably priced location near enough the city to travel in a number of times a day but far enough away to be peaceful; we found the Laurels to offer all of this and more. We received a lovely welcome from the owners and fantastic service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Excellent stay at the laurels guest house spotless and very friendly hosts. Made you feel so welcome.breakfast excellent. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Edinburgh Thank you, so much.Bus service right outside door into town which is about ten minutes on bus every seven minutes. While we there we had a lovely meal across the road , very reasonable.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This must have been our fourth or fifth annual visit to The Laurels Guest House. Initially found because it was near our destination, it is now always the place we book when we are staying on this side of Edinburgh. I really like the rooms, they are bright and have windows that look our over a small grassy courtyard. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I normally stay at Smith's Guest House nearer the centre of town on my occasional trips to Edinburgh, but hotels in town are still very busy, so I booked here instead. It's quite a bit further from town, google maps said it would take an hour to walk back. But I needn't have worried as the bus is very good.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Laurels Guest House. It is a lovely place located outside the city centre (about 15 minutes by bus) close to a bus stop. There are 3 buses that service the stops closest to the BnB and run frequently (longest wait of about 15 minutes). The disadvantage of this is that if you are traveling... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Laurel's guest house was located several miles away from downtown Edinburgh. We went during the Tatoo and the Fringe Festival so it was good we were not staying downtown. The guesthouse was located conveniently to a major bus line that took us directly downtown. The room was clean but rather hard and cold. Hardwood floors--no rugs, rather hard bed, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

It was our third stay at Laurels Guesthouse and we will come back for sure. Jill and John are very kind hosts, helpful and generous. The location of the B&B is great, bus station and a pub are just in front of the door. A perfect place for visiting Edinburgh which we highly recommend. Martin, Austria

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed last night what a lovely setting the gardens are so lovely and tranquil in the morning I sat and chilled before going back to the Royal Highland Show loved it...The breakfast was the best thanks for your hospitality..Tony Quinn the GARDEN GURU

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Laurels Guest House very much. The room was nice, clean and quiet, the breakfast was very good, and the house is conveniently located close to a bus stop (20 minutes to downtown Edinburgh). They were also catering to vegan and gluten free diets. Parking right in front of the house. Wireless was not very strong,... More

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Also Known As:
The Laurels Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 320 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #148 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Laurels Guest House 3*
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