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“Nice place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Glenisala
12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #196 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Stayed here 4 nights with my wife and we both had lovely experience. This is a great B&B with excellent service, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Rooms are so nice , clean and tidy , beds are very comfortable . I would love to stay here again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
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Graham
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Only stayed one night, but we were made very welcome by Graham on arrival, and immediately felt at home. Our double room was quiet, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast service was superb and the food was expertly cooked and delicious. We would definitely book again if we returned to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
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Regards
Graham
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

An excellent b&b hotel. Graham the owner of the Glenisla (the spelling used on their website) is a great guy and cares about his customer service. He's always available to make sure everything is in order. The rooms are very clean and in the case of en-suites such bathrooms/showers are excellent. To finish things off the breakfast is a top notch cooked breakfast!

I've used the Glenisla twice for work visits to the University but would definitely use the Glenisla for a leisure stay as it is only a short 5-10 min bus ride to the heart of Edinburgh city centre.

If you're visiting Edinburgh and need to stay somewhere you should use the Glenisla!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Very much appreciated.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I took my daughter to beautiful Edinburgh for her to visit the University and have a feel of the city. We booked the twin room with ensuite at the Glenisla and had a fantastic experience. The owner is extremely welcoming and helpful. The room was comfortable and the bathroom basic but both perfectly clean. We had a minor issue with intermittent wi-fi on both our laptop and smartphone but there is a PC available in the lobby which was fine. Breakfast was plenty and delicious. Location is superb in lovely residential area with very regular buses round the corner which get you in the city centre in 5 minutes. There is free parking on the street. We were both very pleased with our stay and highly recommend the Glenisla. Will definitely use again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Regards
Graham
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Graham contacted us before we left home to ensure that there would be no problem when we arrived and there was not,Graham was there with a great welcome to ensure that we knew were everything was, We found the place to be spotless, the rooms warm and beds comfortable the breakfast was cooked perfectly to order with plenty of toast, tea and coffee whatever your choice, We have no hesitation in recommending The Glenisala.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thank you so much.
Regards
Graham
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stayed at the GlenIsla when we first visited Edinburgh in summer 2010. All the other rooms were taken so we had to make do with the room that wasnt en-suite, i did not like the idea of this but it actually wasnt that much of a problem.
The Room was very clean and nicely decorated with tv, tea/coffee facilities and much more.
Graham was very helpful, giving us a lot of details about edinburgh, where to get the bus, where to eat etc etc. He was very friendly and welcoming.
The breakfast was lovely, served promptly with a wide range to choose from.
Located down a lovely street. Location a little far from centre/royal mile but i think this is a good thing because you do not get all the noise etc. The bus stop is at top of street and i think is about £1.60 to the royal mile but it is only about 20 mins walk with shops, bars etc on the way.

We liked this hotel so much that we booked it again when we returned to Edinburgh in Feb 2011.
Graham, again was extremely helpful and recommended a lovely little restaurant for us to visit for our valentines meal. we contacted him via email a few times before we arrived and he was more than happy to help.
We had an en suite this time and the bathroom was nice with a shower. Good shower pressure. Again room very nice and clean, very comfortable. Lovely garden out back.
Breakfast was lovely again with a lot to choose from, how do you want your egg etc, we were not given the choice in other hotels.

Would definitely recommend. Will return to this hotel if we go back to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Much appreciated.
Regards

Graham
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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Our stay at The Glenisla made the trip to Edinburgh unforgettable.
Graham got in touch with us a few days before our arrival to check on our flight schedules so to arrange for check-in.
Once we got to the B&B all the brochures and tips to visit the city were available on the spot, Graham asked us to choose our breakfast choices upon arrival and then gave us the keys to our rooms.
We found in each room more information for buses, restaurants, pubs and tours......
The location is great, just 15 min bus ride from the center, it is in a quiet and calm area, great for those who like to sleep in!
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, all equipped with kettles, tv and a desk.
You have lots of tea and coffee available at all times as well as fruit and snacks and breakfast was generous and delicious.
Graham and his family are very charming and welcoming, taking care of their guests and sharing with them anecdotes and stories about the city!
Next time we head to Scotland we'll definitely stay at The Glenisla!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thank you.
Regards

Graham
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Additional Information about The Glenisala

Address: 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #196 of 441 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm and friendly welcome always awaits our guests at The Glenisla guest house and bed and breakfast, and it will be our pleasure to ensure that you have a memorable stay in Edinburgh. Situated in the leafy suburbs of historic Edinburgh, our guest house offers a great bed & breakfast and a convenient place to stay while touring the beautiful city of Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh we wish to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and receive the highest standards of care and attention possible of any bed and breakfast or guest house. Our bed and breakfast is housed in one of Edinburgh’s 19th-century Georgian buildings, retaining its traditional appearance with some wonderful original cornices, elegant high ceilings and stained glass windows with attractive gardens to the front and rear, a truly serene setting for bed and breakfast in Edinburgh. We are a small (9 bedrooms) family run bed & breakfast. Our guest house is located in a peaceful and beautiful conservation area of Edinburgh, yet only minutes by bus or taxi from Edinburgh city centre. Edinburgh University's Kings Buildings are just a stone's throw away, so The Glenisla guest house is a great place to stay if you are in Edinburgh for an Open Day or Residential Week at the University, or if you are a visiting lecturer or a student undertaking a research project.We are also only a short distance from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and can boast ample free parking (both on-street and off-street) as well as free Wi-Fi in all rooms so The Glenisla guest house is perfect for those visiting Edinburgh on business as well as pleasure.Our bed and breakfast package is the ideal way to start your working or touring day in Edinburgh and you can be sure of a warm welcome during your visit to our guest house. ... more   less 
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