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The Stevenson House

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Stevenson House is conveniently situated in Edinburgh’s so-called New Town, that is to say a pretty Georgian residential area, only a few hundred footsteps from the hustle and bustle of downtown. After reading some of the reviews posted on Tripadvisor –albeit rather old ones– my wife and I were in two minds about staying there, but we eventually decided... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed one night at Stevenson House. We were treated as part of the family by our wonderful hosts and their children. The location is fantastic. And the rooms are big, clean, and charming, with quirks appropriate to an old house and various reminders of its former, famous resident.

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chepstow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely welcome at this lovely B&B ,our room was not luxurious but very comfortable and adequate, lovely modern shower room and toilet which was on suite. This house is full of life and times gone by ,family are so welcoming and made us feel part of the family. Breakfast is more than adequate with home made bread ,jams, boiled eggs,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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