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Southbank Guest House

36 Academy St | Moray, Elgin IV30 1LP, Scotland
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Ranked #11 of 23 Elgin B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the separate annex, which was pleasant and right next to the main building, where breakfast is served. The room was a bit on the cold side, apparently not unusual during the Scottish "summer." The annoying bit was no functional wifi for the entire evening and early morning. We had to go to the main building to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This guesthouse is perfectly situated near the High Street and other amenities on a quiet vehicles access only route in Old Elgin. There is plenty of car parking space off street available and the room allocated for me in the Annex next door is exquisite and very clean. The landlady, Isabel, is welcoming, friendly and an excellent source of information... More

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This guesthouse is 2 or 3 minutes walk from Elgin centre. The rooms are very clean, staff friendly, and a great cooked breakfast is provided. There is ample off road parking behind the property. Happy to recommend the place!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The place is clean and nicely situated within walking distance of Elgin's high street, the rooms nice and owners Isabel and Malcolm are fun, chatty and welcoming. Would I stay again at Southbank Guest House? Aye

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Oberasbach
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

From our initial telephone enquiry to our departure, Mrs. Reid was a considerate hostess, always quick to meet the individual needs of her guests. Lovely house, recently thoughtfully and very tastefully refurbished. Excellent en suite bathrooms. Very comfortable beds. Quiet location, just a stone´s throw from the town centre. Breakfasts fresh and tasty. Thank you, Mrs. and Mr. Reid and... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have now stayed at this guest house four times. Always a great welcome and the staff are really nice. The owner is lovely and always has time for you. Great breakfasts, second to none. Highly recommended. The rooms are always clean and adequate. Nicely situated for the centre of Elgin and a few hundred yards from the railway station... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Nice place to stay for visiting the surroundings. Comfortable and clean room. New and big bathroom. Private parking. Good and typical breakfast. Great location in the center of Elgin. The owner was very kind and friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Arrived later in evening and was asked if I would like to have my breakfast a little later than the advertised hours! Guest house has just been refurbished and refurnished. Absolutely immaculate. Very central yet in quiet street. Plenty of free private parking. Lovely breakfast including fresh fruits, cereals, cooked breakfast choices. Would highly recommend. :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Academy Street is a perfect location for the town centre. Room was clean but was absolutely freezing as heating set centrally. Came in from a night out and the heating still wasnt on so didnt sleep very well as I was cold. Also the kettle in the room kept tripping, went to the foyer and rang bell twice but no... More

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southbankelgin, Owner at Southbank Guest House, responded to this review

hi, sorry you were disappointed, we had just had a new heating system in stalled in the house and we have been having problems with the timing settings but its all sorted now, if you had looked in your cupboard you would of found a spare heater! and you could of used it, sorry about the kettle, these things happen,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The location could not be better, It's only a 3 minute walk to the city center. The building is old but charming, the rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast is excellent with a lot of choice. Parking is no problem and free. We liked Elgin much better than Inverness, it's not touristy at all and the people are very friendly... More

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Address: 36 Academy St | Moray, Elgin IV30 1LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Georgian town house, close to all amenities (walking distance) all unsuited shower rooms, tv, coffee, tea making facility, breakfast included in price. we have complimentary Wi-Fi in the annex and main house in all bedrooms, ... more   less 
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