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The Stevenson House

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17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Edinboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the fact the house was a historic location, but our host was a wealth of knowledge and an interesting conversationalist. The homemade cherry jam, the fresh currants AND the horseradish condiment on the smoked salmon was phenomenal. The location was pretty good for walking into the city ( perhaps a hike for some), lots of good local eateries around... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled with my 10 year old son and my father in law. The hosts are wonderful and the home is very large and centrally located. It is much better than staying in a hotel, in my opinion. We loved the breakfasts and all of the many Robert Louis Stevenson books about the various rooms. If you are a literary... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our experience at this wonderful house was all positive. The location is great - not noisy, and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the castle, Carlton Hill, almost any place in metropolitan Edinburgh. Just seeing the collections of memorabilia, books, paintings, made our stay a treat, and the bed was comfortable, the room spacious, the bathroom the size of a... More 

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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Stevenson house is a wonderful historic georgian house, situated near princess Street in a residential area. We have been treated as part of the family and we have receveid a lot of usefull and intresting suggestions. The room are not luxurious, but it was are very confortable and suggestive!

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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
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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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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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