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Penny Airey- No.38 Bed & Breakfast

38 Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NN , Scotland
Penny Airey- No.38 Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a lovely B&B for our weekend in Edinburgh. The room was comfortable and very spacious, and Penny's breakfasts were great. Penny went out of her way to make sure everything was right, and was very helpful in recommending places to eat to visit.

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Porto, Portugal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lovely rooms in the bottom part of a traditional Georgian House. Fabulous breakfasts with rich discussions with the hosts about Scottland and more. We walked everywhere in the "New Town" and "Old Town" of Edinburgh. Penny and Richard are wonderful hosts!

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Penny and her husband, Richard, are absolutely amazing. They are such lovely and interesting people, we ended up chatting to them for a whole morning! The house is in a fantastic location. It's an easy walk to the Royal Mile and very close to the station etc. However, it is on a quiet street which feels safe at night and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at No.38 for the first 3 nights of our recent tour of Scotland. Our room was huge with a double bed, single bed and comfy sofa. A small fridge with fresh milk was an added bonus. The en-suite shower room is small but ok. Wifi is available but we had some problems in our room as the walls... More 

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Kalgoorlie
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed for two nights and loved every minute of it. Penny and Richard are gracious and friendly and made us feel relaxed and at home immediately. The room was furnished with homely touches including reading matter and brochures and maps of the area. The breakfast was beautifully presented and really yummy with more than enough to last us until... More 

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Discovering Penny Airey Bed and Breakfast at 38 Dublin Street in Edinburgh was one of the most rewarding travel experiences of my life, and I have traveled across all seven continents and stayed in just about every category of accommodation.I stayed three nights and stored up a treasure trove of wonderful memories of an enchanting home, outstanding cuisine, and three... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I was looking for something comfortable, welcoming and, as I am inherently lazy, a central location. This B&B met all my expectations and more. Penny and Rick are a pleasure to meet and a superb source of information.The accommodation was immaculate and so very comfortable. Right in the centre of Edinburgh, I could walk everywhere, though I have to admit... More 

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rushton england
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A great B & B in aposition just 10 mins walk from Princess street. The place is clean and tidy, the room huge and the breakfast lovely, with super hosts. Edinburgh is fantastic and this place certainly helps the enjoyment of the city. Just one thing, can we have a sign to say its a B & B - I... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I chose this B&B based on the amazing reviews here on Tripadvisor. When in Edinburgh, I was both pleased and a bit disappointed with my choice. First of all: If you know that you will spend a lot of time around the Royal Mile, Old town or the Palace, you should not stay at this B&B. Because that is the... More 

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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

No exaggeration. The best B & B we have ever stayed in. The breakfasts....oh the breakfasts!!!!! Lovely people too. Richard is as interesting a host as you could find. Penny was lovely too!! Big rooms, great location.....spotlessly clean.

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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