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17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland (New Town)
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The Stevenson House
Ranked #79 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely three days stay in Stevenson House thanks to the great kindness of John and Felicitas . A very "original" place where the atmosphere of the past lives into the present : we recommend to enjoy here your visit in Edinburgh : excellent rooms and breakfast !!! Luca & Raffy & Family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Stevenson house is a most wonderful place for staying in this great city. Located very central in a most elegant street, this home is full of character and charme. I felt very much at home and enjoyed the peaceful and kind atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on other reviews we are clearly in the minority but we found this an odd experience. We have stayed in many B and B's but this is the only time that there was no TV in the room or any tea or coffee making facility. The double room has a nice four poster bed but the room is cluttered... More

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

Dear FizzChick, Thank you very much for your review. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay as you had told us you had when you departed. We do not have tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms as we find our guests prefer to have it made freshly for them. Both the evenings you stayed we... More

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an enjoyable experience staying at the Stevenson House, started by Felicitas's warm welcome by the door on our arrival and again her warm goodbye and offering of a hot tea when we departed in a very early cold rainy morning. As we arrived early, the room wasn't ready and when we returned in the afternoon, John was so... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came up to Edinburgh for the weekend and had a wonderful time at the Stevenson House. The hosts are absolutely lovely and the room was amazing. They were very helpful and able to offer lots of excellent advice on places to eat and see. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had chosen RLS House because it was our first night in Scotland and the MacFies are friends of my parents who had told me how wonderful the house is. We were warmly welcomed by John (in perfect German), but the rest of the family was out on holidays so we had a very calm stay. Nevertheless, both our room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our family has been visiting Edinburgh for the past 4 years while our daughter was in University. We met the MacFies of Stevenson House the first year when Felicitas MacFie made an amazing traditional Thanksgiving dinner for us. Since then we have wanted to stay nowhere else - the historic, centrally located house offers family friendly hospitality, out of this... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent 3 days in the Stevenson B and B. Would recommend anyone to stay here. The hosts were marvelous. John came out and greeted us in the street when we arrived. We had lovely breakfasts with the young members of the family. We felt like we had known them forever. And Felicitas. Well......., she took it upon herself to... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I spent three night's in Thomas and Maggie's bedroom just over two month's ago. What a wonderful stay! John and Felicitas's hospitality would have made it a sufficiently rewarding visit. Breakfasts with their charming young family made it exceedingly special. We felt like honored house guests around whom everyone felt more than comfortable, which put us very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a warm and welcoming place to stay and explore Edinburgh from. John made it special with great breakfast and good advice and suggestions. For me it was the first time in Edinburgh at all, my husband has been here at Stevenson House for the third time. Now I know why. I hope to go there again one day..

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Address: 17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland

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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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