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“No one night bookings?” 2 of 5 stars
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The Hedges Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   19 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh EH7 5EB, Scotland (Leith)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glasgow, Scotland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“No one night bookings?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Tried to book 3 rooms for one night in June. Unfortunately, this establishment does not honour guests for just one night.
Welcoming? Certainly unimpressed as this is supposed to be a 4 star guesthouse. I think if this is the rule in an establishment, the reception staff could at least express some kind of polite regret and suggest colleagues who are maybe not bound by this particular limitation.
For this reason, I feel its Tripadvisor ranking too high.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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welcometoedinburgh, Owner at The Hedges Guest House, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Whoever you are ? ,you have set out to intentionally bring my rating down as you stated.
We have been closed for three weeks refurbishing rooms, you did not stay here on the dates you stated you have stayed here. (untruth)
No one has taken a call for three rooms for 1 night? & we do not know policies of other B&B's(true)

We are treating this report as suspicious as we take all our reports seriously.
You have really made a mockery of this website "Tripadvisor" to be able to bring a perfectly well run & popular 4 star family run B&B down from 14 to a false 21 without staying here
Is really nothing to be proud of!!
Heather Macdonald
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Burlington, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hedges for 5 nights in October, 2012.
We were met at the door by Heather who was very warm and welcoming. Our room was clean, comfortable with lots of thought put into the extra details in the room. The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom very modern. And breakfast was delicious - with lots of variety to choose from every day! The location was perfect - we walked everywhere.
I would highly recommend this Guest House to everyone!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My son and I stayed over the Hogmanay festival and really enjoyed our time at The Hedges. The room was cosy and the beds really comfortable and I loved all the little extras in the room. Heather our hostess is very friendly and gracious and made sure we were well looked after. The guesthouse is an easy walk to the centre of Edinburgh and there are restaurants, hotels and a cinema close by. I feel we were very fortunate in our choice to stay here and would stay again if I was lucky enough to return to this amazing city.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have stayed for a few days during new years eve. From begin until end we were very warm welcomed by Heather MacDonald, our host. Her thoughtfullness was very pleaant and made us feel very much at home. Room was very clean and cosy. (Bed was very comfortable)

Frederiek en Robert

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Menlo Park
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed several nights at the Hedges Guesthouse while exploring Edinburgh, and were very happy with our choice. Heather was very welcoming, and offered great advice throughout our stay, whether it was restaurants or site seeing. The room was large, and the bed and bathroom very comfortable, and breakfast was delicious. And the location made exploring the city very easy. The only potential issue some people may have is the wifi connection she had was spotty, but that's a very minor complaint! We wouldn't hesitate staying there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Birmingham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had a lovely stay at The Hedges. Heather provided a very warm welcome and was extremely friendly and helpful at all times. The breakfasts are delicious!! Our room was lovely - very tastefully decorated and spotless. We really appreciated those extra finishing touches. I would thoroughly recommend The Hedges.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I had never stayed at a bed & breakfast before and this one was quite a treat. Heather was so welcoming (even when I showed up at 6:00am!!) The room was clean and comfortable, complete with a nice private bathroom. The breakfasts were delicious! The location is perfect - walking distance to great restaurants and the center of town. All in all a great experience and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 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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Address: 19 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh EH7 5EB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 440 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hedges Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hedges is perfectly located in a Tree lined Crescent opposite Historic Calton Hill, and Royal Park Gardens. Five minutes walk out of the crescent are numerous bars and restaurant, you will be spoiled for choice. Edinburgh Playhouse theatre is practically on our doorstep. Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace all within walking distance. Hedges is a delightful small and friendly 4 star Scottish Tourist Board rated Bed and breakfast. Each of the three rooms are en-suite, with complimentary tea/coffee biscuits Excellent breakfast menu to suite all tastes.. Free WifiHeather & Ian are natives of Edinburgh and share their knowledge of Edinburgh & the Lothians with their guests.Come & try our popular whisky porridge "A True Scottish Welcome" ... more   less 
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