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The Stevenson House

17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland (New Town)
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The Stevenson House
Ranked #84 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stevenson House has been one of the most pleasurable business accommodations I have had for some time. A very welcoming family. Not only did I learn about the Stevenson History , but had all assistance possible for exploring the city, historical sites to cultural events , restaurants etc. breakfast with the lively and delightful family( one evening spontaneously included in... More

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Watchet, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Forget organised tours and stroll along here from Charlotte Square. It's Edinburgh's answer to Mayfair but much more. R L Stevenson was born in this desirable street and John Buchan also lived here. Allow yourself to be transported back in time and soak up the peace into your veins. Admire the thought that residents are putting into the care of... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed at Macfie's for a weekend with a friend of mine. He was Portuguese, I'm German. It was as if we'd opened the door to another world! We had an incredible time with the family who provided us with the finest scottish food and taught us loads about there family, Edinburgh and the Stevenson house. Mrs. Macfie told us... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I really stayed in a lot of B&Bs around Britain and having family contact is one of the reasons for it. At Stevenson House my daughter played with the other kids. We had Diner together and really felt like being part of the family. John and Felicitas are great hosts and you immediatly feel at home. But not forget the... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in the twin room accommodation. There's a nice modern bathroom ensuite. The family welcomed us and made us feel instantly comfortable. This is an unusual situation as you eat breakfast with the family (3 of the 6 children are home). They have friends and family dropping in so there's never a dull moment. Good location... More

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Special place and a special family. John and Felicitas provide a cultural and personal experience that was the highlight of our Scotland vacation. Stevenson would be very pleased that his legacy is so well represented by the Macfie family. Great location and the fact that Felicitas has worked as a tourist guide in Edinburgh just added to the wonderful time... More

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and indeed for coming to stay with us. Your interest in this beautiful city had us firing on all cylinders ! Haste ye back ! Felicitas More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a delightful stay at The Stevenson House last month. I was with friends from Cape Town and we were surprised by the connection of the house to South Africa. John was a wonderful host and even accommodated our almost midnight arrival. The room was comfortable and spacious for the three of us. We were on the top floor... More

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review which will be helpful to other visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. Felicitas More

Invergordon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We recently stayed in the Stevenson House where we received an effusive welcome and were made to feel at home. John is an excellent host with a warm personality. We also met Nicole- an attentive and kind housekeeper who looked after us well. The house is in the perfect area for visiting Edinburgh as it is situated centrally. We felt... More

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words of praise and indeed for coming to stay with us. Hopefully we can welcome you soon again. More

Covington, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My thirteen-year-old daughter and I spent our final night in Edinburgh at the RL Stevenson House in mid-July. While we expected to find a residence steeped in history, we were pleasantly surprised to find this as well as a family home that was the perfect combination of welcoming and private. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Fellcitas and ushered... More

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Visitors like you really make a difference. We so enjoyed all your interest in Edinburgh and your daughter's project has hopefully been a resounding success after all our input ! You and your daughter were simply delightful guests, so please haste ye back ! Best wishes, Felicitas More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a short but exceptional stay at the Stevenson House directly after our wedding a few days ago. Our hosts knew that we'd got married that day and we arrived in our en-suite rooms to find two beautiful bouquet's of flowers awaiting us along with a carefully decanted wee dram; a personal and elegant touch. Breakfast was a delicious... More

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Dear Matt, when you initially booked we were quite apprehensive about hosting a couple on their wedding night, this being a family b&b and filled with life and maybe not the quietest romantic spot to take your bride. But it was so lovely having you and seeing how appreciative you were of our efforts. Thank you for your kind review... More

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Additional Information about The Stevenson House

Also Known As:
The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very central family home which welcomes you at all times of the year.Experience Edinburgh like a local,walk to the sights and let us help you make the most of your visit.Especially suited for family vacations as we have active children ourselves.French,German & Afrikaans, Literature and History spoken.An atmospheric,multicultural experience in the childhood home of R L Stevenson awaits you ! ... more   less 

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