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The Stevenson House

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17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
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Waterloo, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of days in Edinburgh to celebrate the 21st birthday of our son who is studying there. Being a guest in the Stevenson House with the Scottish-German Macfie family meant coming home to an exceptionally welcoming and warm atmosphere in a historic house. The breakfasts were delicious - particularly the coffee and home made jams! Thank you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We spent a rainy November weekend to participate in the unveiling of a statue of Wojtek the Bear in Edinburgh but in spite of the poor weather we shall certainly keep excellent memories of our stay at the Robert Luis Stevenson house. We loved the period features and daring interior decoration. We slept in a 4 poster bed and washed... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

An absolute gem of a B & B, wonderful experience,amazing house but not a museum just a very warm family home, excellent hosting from the family made to feel very welcome. If you are literary this is the place for you , however if not come for the location, breakfasts and welcome. The double four poster bedroom is superb, the... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was such a wonderful, interesting place to stay! It's a lovely old Georgian house located just a few blocks from Princes Street. It was the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson, but don't expect it to be a museum. It is a family home/bed and breakfast. We had a lovely time here. We so enjoyed talking with Felicitas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The Stevenson House is an excellent choice. It is truly a family home!! We shared breakfast with the children - what a delight!!! It is truly historical & John & Felicitas are both extremely knowledgeable about the area, history, friendly & willing to share any info/history of the area. The home is within walking distance of all the attractions/activities &... More 

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Wien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

From the first minute on we felt very welcome. The contact to a nice local family is one of the main reasons for us for choosing a B&B – this we absolutely found here. Having breakfast together with the whole family with nice chats and the best hints for a day out in Edinburgh was the best start into an... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We arrived early and completely jet lagged from California and hoped to leave our bags in the hallway until check-in. Instead Felicitas Macfie warmly welcomed us with a delicous full breakfast of homemade bread and jams with sliced meat, a selection of cheeses and a boiled egg. The bedroom came with a four-poster bed and a bathtub like a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and l stayed only one night with Felicitas but it was great. The house is really nice, she is a great host and makes you feel at home. Bathrooom was new, bedroom was nice and clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was delicious. Bread, jams, musly all home prepared by her, cherry tomatoes from her own garden!!! She is... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place was certainly a highlight of our trip to Edinburgh. Came here with my family including two children. As you may have read, this place is centrally located and within walking distance to anywhere in the city. The house itself is decorated as something of a history relic but the rooms are comfortable and very clean. The breakfast in... More 

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My trip took me to the wonderful house of the Macfie family. Centrally located in the city, it provides a perfect opportunity to explore the city. So you feel less like a tourist when you come out the door and immediately plunges into the fray of the city.

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New Town
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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