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The Stevenson House

17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
The Stevenson House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received the warmest of welcomes from John and Felicitas and their charming children. Our hosts' hospitality included delicious breakfasts in their handsome dining room, with homemade bread and jams, cold meats and plenty of fruit. It also involved their taking time over a cup of tea or a glass of wine to share their great knowledge of Edinburgh and... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you love books, you will be in your element here. And if you can't immediately find some book you are looking for, the host John will either dig it out from somewhere, or let you know where else in Edinburgh it might be. Besides having years worth of reading material, the house has a friendly family atmosphere, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression". What a wonderful first impression. John and Felicitas gave my wife and I a very warm welcome indeed. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The bathroom was of a very good size with a large practical shower cubicle that could easily accommodate two. The house... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My sister and I recently stayed at this lovely house for two nights. John & Felicitas greeted us and made us most welcome into their family home. Their children were adorable and great company at breakfast.our room was full of character, with a fabulous view over the firth of fourth. Breakfast was amazing, home made bread and preserves, plus super... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For all fans of the literature of Robert Louis Stevenson ("Kidnapped", "Treasure Island" etc.) a visit to 17, Heriot Row in Edinburgh, where he lived for many years is a "MUST". A visit through the very rooms that he lived and wrote in evokes some very special literary thoughts and connections. And accompanied by the charming and proud owners, Felicitas... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were warmly welcomed into the house by John and shown to our fantastic room. It was a privalege to be able to stay in a room with so much history. Everything about the house was fantastic and we couldnt believe that we were given the opportunity to stay in the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson. John and 3... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Stevenson House is convenient to everything you want to see in Edinburgh, and elegant, and of important historical and literary interest, but more than that, it is friendly and warm, more like being welcomed into a community than just being put up in a hotel.

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent location—interesting house—outstanding literary associations—friendliness of hosts—charming talkative children: an excellent place to stay in Edinburgh, and a place where you are treated as a welcome guest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved staying in Stevenson's home. I think the place is probably much more comfortable and homely than it was when his parents had the house, and better appointed. I felt honoured to be able to sleep there, and was made completely welcome. The breakfast was generous. Everything was clean and comfortable, good facilities and nothing whatever of which to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You should think of the Stevenson house as a private residence with a couple of rooms that are rented out. What's interesting is that the family invites you in as though you are relatives they have always seen and will see again. And this includes the children. This all makes for a unique experience. We stayed in the room with... More 

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