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    The Guards Hotel

    1 Clifton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
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    • Very good30%
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We are not the type of people to complain, it’s not important to us to have a flashy hotel but this was pretty awful. We got showed to the room which was on the ground floor. Small and cold with a creaky bed, curtains that...More

    Thank Rebecca M
    Response from Scott M, Manager at The Guards HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

    Good afternoon Rebecca, We're sorry to hear of your discomfort at The Guards Hotel during your stay at the weekend. I can only apologise about the noise on Friday night, our hotel was full of guests who were having their office parties and were a...More

    Reviewed December 5, 2017

    Awful disgusting dirty place, we stayed and had a girls night out. When we returned the owner had locked the front door and we couldn’t get in. Stood outside knocking for 15 minutes then had to phone him to waken him up. When he did...More

    Thank sheila b
    Response from Scott M, Manager at The Guards HotelResponded December 6, 2017

    Good afternoon, We're sorry the hotel failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. We do close the main door at 10pm as is explained to guests on check in, the card you were issued for the room also opens the main door and all...More

    Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

    I am writing this as the idiots on Booking.com hung me out to dry by posting my review without the photos I had submitted, thereby leaving me open to equally idiotic denial by the management of this vile establishment. Yes, I only paid £30 for...More

    Thank Peter C
    Response from Scott M, Manager at The Guards HotelResponded December 6, 2017

    Good afternoon Peter, We can only apologise for your disappointment with the room you had at the hotel. The room you booked does have a very high occupancy rate and this is the first review of this nature. However this doesn't make up for your...More

    Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

    Not in an upscale part of Edinburgh but this hotel was reasonably priced and good value. Haymarket train station right across the street as is a tram stop that can either take you to the centre or to the airport. Very convenient for both of...More

    Thank JohnG
    Response from Scott M, Manager at The Guards HotelResponded September 28, 2017

    Thanks John for all the positive comments it's very pleasing to here, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the hotel and would welcome you back. Kind regards, Scott

    Reviewed September 5, 2017

    I booked a twin room for the one night, and it was only £60. We arrived early and were invited to leave our case in the hotel office while we went and explored the city. We were then greeted by a man on reception (I...More

    Thank Vikki H
    Response from Scott M, Manager at The Guards HotelResponded September 7, 2017

    Hi Vikki, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a good review, it's very pleasing to hear and I will make sure Richard is aware of your comments. Kind regards, Scott

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    Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
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    Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
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    grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
    crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
    sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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    "Top floor has great views out back."
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    "The Windsor Suite is the best room. The rest aren't worth the price."
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