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Kilmaurs Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   9 Kilmaurs Road, Edinburgh EH16 5DA, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #115 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 hotel reviews
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I really enjoyed staying in this comfortable guest house! The three highlights for me are:
1) Service - you really get a above 5 star hotel service. The owner is very concerned about providing the guests the best experience in Edinburgh.
2) Breakfast - there is a great variety of options available for breakfast, especially if you like fruits!
3) Comfort - when you get in the guest house, it doesn't look like a "hotel", but the room is just amazing and super comfortable, and well decorated.
However, there are two things you need to know before going there:
1) Dogs - there are two dogs in the house. If you are allergic to animals, take this into consideration before booking the room.
2) Location - the guest house is a 10-20 min bus drive from the downtown. The bus system there is pretty good, and there are three bus lines that you can take just 2 blocks from the guest house. It's very convenient.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Excellent service and breakfast provided by Donna. Clean and comfortable. Convenient location in a quiet road but near a well-served bus route to the city centre. I would certainly stay here again and would recommend.

Room Tip: My room at the back (9) was comfortable, very quiet and had a good view. The shower room was perfect...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

It is a wonderful Guest House. The rooms are comfortable, nice and clean. The breakfast is really good and Donna (the hostess) is simply lovely. She makes you fell at home during all your stay.
Thank you very much Donna!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Kilmaurs is located just off a main road (free parking on street), about a 25 minute scenic walk from the bottom of the Royal Mile, or on a main frequent bus route into town.

The owners were very friendly, the rooms were large and comfortable and the breakfast in the morning was fantastic - an extensive buffet with lots of fresh fruits, and a choice of cooked options including some Scottish treats (haggis!).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

The Guest House was clean, the breakfast was great and the owners were very friendly and helpful. My only thought was the bathroom was quite small. Not a problem for my cousin and I but would be for a larger person. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we returned.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

My self and my husband spent 2 nights at Kilmaurs guest house in Edinburgh. It's our second time there as we enjoyed it so much the first time. I'd say it's the best guest house we've been to!! The guest house is in a great location, on a lovely quiet street only a 2 minute walk from the main road where the bus stops are to the city centre. At the back of the guest house is Arthur's seat if you fancied a nice walk. Donna, the host, is so lovely and will ensure you've got everything you need. Our room was lovely and a nice size bathroom. Donna would leave the heating on in the room to ensure it was nice and warm when we came back at the end of the day.

Now, the breakfast.....we've never had a breakfast like it at a guest house/b & b before, it's fantastic. There was so much choice: fresh fruit including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries amongst many more, yoghurt, cereal, muffins and then a full english. Great!!

Definitely stay here if you're looking for a guest house near the city centre. Great price, fantastic breakfast, lovely location, wonderful host and nice sized rooms.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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columbus, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I spend the night here recently and we greatly enjoyed the location near Arthur's Seat. Very easy to get to downtown by bus from the guest house also. Breakfast provided was very good. The owners of the home or pleasant and knowlegable, just do not accidentally peek into a private room, you may be barked at by one of them. Also, impossible to get wi-fi in room 5, I had to get reception on the landing outside of the room!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Kilmaurs Road, Edinburgh EH16 5DA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #115 of 441 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilmaurs Guest House 3*
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