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Amaryllis Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   21 Upper Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NL, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #216 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
“beautiful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

had a two night stay, cathy and the staff were very friendly,rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfy,couldnt fault the breakfast very very good i had the full english but plenty off choice on offer, location was ideal only 15-20min walk to princess street and other attractions. would i stay here again yes and would recommened the amaryllis with out hesitation

  • Stayed November 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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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Many thanks for your review. I am so please you enjoyed your stay with us
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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barnstaple
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Reasonably priced, very handy for the castle, royal mile and other Edinburgh attractions. Friendly welcome and helpful staff throughout. Excellent breakfast served in bright and airy breakfast room. Well recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again sometime
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5 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Had a three night stay for business. This is a well located B@B - one can walk to all the tourist sites. It is in a pretty Georgian house with well proportioned rooms and a lovely front garden - certainly not a junky front yard. My top floor room was cosy; this was particularly noticeable as it was raining heavily most of the days and it was a real pleasure to get in. The two women who run it are friendly and helpful. For the money this is very good value if one looks at the competition. The area itself is an attractive one with small, interesting shops. There is a choice of breakfasts which admittedly are not a particularly high standard but then you get what you pay for. If I return to Edinburgh would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Many thanks for your lovely review. I am very pleased you are as perplexed as I am at the comments about junky front yard etc. We hope to welcome you again sometime.
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Cadca, Slovakia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Pros: close to the city centre, view at Edi castle, friendly staff, tasty breakfast, large room with chairs, cosy atmosphere, payable via card with no surcharge.

Cons: unsufficient water pressure in shower, junky front yard, hall full of cigarette smoke, 30-45min timeframe for breakfast, lousy room doorlock.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
I simply cannot understand what this reviewer is talking about ! I am very pleased to see other independant guests are of the same opinion.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

My wife & I stayed here for 2 nights.
We had a room on the top floor with ensuite. There was a choice of breakfasts, which was nice (you fill in a form the night before). I had a cooked breakfast & my wife had yoghurt & fruit. Both very good.
The guest house was in a good location. About 5 mins walk to the Grassmarket area (lots of bars, restaurants) & 10 mins walk to Princes St. We were tired after walking all around the castle, so we got a bus back, which was £1.40 each (tip: make sure you have exact change, otherwise you'll encounter a grumpy Scottish bus driver!).
We got a taxi to/from the airport, which cost about £18 each-way.
We also did a day tour to the Highlands, which I can thoroughly recommend as the scenery is spectacular. This was organised through the owners and included a pick-up from the guest house.
Overall, extremely hard to fault the place really, especially as the price was very competitive.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Many thanks we appreciate your review very much
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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

It was a short trip and we, mother and daughter, stayed 3 nights in this likable house and very nice room, not to small, enough space for 2 persons. The two woman offered a perfect service, very good choice for breakfast, all the house and our room was very clean and pretty. The house is in an perfect area near the inner city, silent environment, foot-walk to all important highlights of the city and a bus-connection to the airport. We would like to come again everytime!

  • Stayed April 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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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Many thanks ladies for your lovely review. You wewre a pleasure to have in our house. Hope to see you again sometime.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We arrived late night from the airport and it was cold, we turned the corner and saw this lovely lit up house and it was as cosy as it looked. Great b&b, they were just lovely accommodating people. I have a gluten intolerence and took my own bread, but I didn't need it, they aready had some! Really great big breakfasts and lovely, cosy bedrooms. We went for a few nights over New Year and it was so much better than we were expecting as we had, had a real prob trying to find a place that wasn't totally booked up. I would stay there again and absolutely recommend it. They even left a small present for us on new years eve, small bottle of whisky and some treats. Thank you and I'm sorry I didn't try the haggis! Perhaps next time?

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ghamaryllis, Owner at Amaryllis Guest House, responded to this review, March 27, 2012
Many thanks for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day
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Address: 21 Upper Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #216 of 440 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaryllis Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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