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17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland (New Town)
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The Stevenson House
Ranked #61 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I'm a repeat stayer at this location. You can always count on a welcoming environment, help navigating the city, food when you're hungry and consistent wifi, not to mention the great feeling of history and artistry. My friend in town for the same conference stayed at the Holiday Inn and regretted his decision. Within walking distance (20 minutes) of the... More

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I stayed ( only two nights, unfortunately ) at 17, Heriot Row and it was a fantastic experience! The house is at one of the most elegant addresses in the New Town and stepping inside is like travelling back in time: beautiful antiques, spacious rooms, everything well-kept to recreate the opulence of the past and memories of his former inhabitant,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is the ultimate B&B for those who appreciate a place not only as it is, but as it has been in the past. For the literary-minded the mere fact of staying in Robert Louis Stevenson's house will be an enormous enticement to stay there. For those unfamiliar with his works it could well be the spur to new discoveries.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

You feel that welcoming friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in the front door. If you want to have that feeling of staying in a home away from home rather then just another hotel, this is the place. Breakfast is really appetising, you want go hungry and you will probably get a free history lesson. I enjoyed every moment.... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It has been my first time in Edinburgh but for 100% I can say that this is the best place to stay in. The host family is very kind, in the morning you can expect fresh coffee and good breakfast. House is comfortable (family atmosphere), placed in calm neighborhood with great location for tourists. Its close to Princes Street (shopping... More

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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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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