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The Guest Room

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a 24 hour flight we arrived at The Guest Room tired and in desperate need of a bit of R&R and we got exactly that. Our Courtyard room was lovely, quiet, super clean and very comfortable (the king size bed is phenomenal), not to mention a short walk from everything you could possibly want to do in Edinburgh. Katrina... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Katrina and Fergus were so nice and helpful. Our plane arrived at 8am so I asked if we could drop off our luggage before we went exploring because I knew check in was later. However, when we arrived around 9am the room was ready for us right away. It is a beautiful room and bathroom and it was like having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Although it required a walk up hill to get to the city centre, the Guest Room was an excellent base for exploring Edinburgh. It is close to the main roads with trams, buses and taxis, but offered a quiet and calming retreat at the end of our day. Our room was decorated and furnished beautifully and included a large walk-in... More 

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Portimao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stayed for two nights and were warmly made welcome. Everything, from the room to the location to a delicious breakfast, was perfect- special mention to the home made oat biscuits in our room and home made bread for breakfast. Perfect and delicious. From now on we won´t stay anywhere else when we travel to Edinburgh.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The Guest Room deserves 5 stars in every possible sense. Perfect location, lovely room and brilliant hosts. Cannot recommend highly enough. Katrina and Fergus are very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They were even up to make us breakfast at half past six on a Sunday morning!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Hosts couldn’t be nicer, really go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. Property location is centrally-located residential. Walk to parks, shops, restaurants In the Guest Room overlooking the courtyard, you almost have your own wing. Behind your door is a tastefully decorated private hallway, bedroom suite w/sitting area, and a sparkly-clean bathroom.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was just a delightful place to stay. We could only manage one night but it would be our first choice for another visit and a longer stay. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. Our hosts are exactly the right people to be in the business and could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Nothing was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A perfect place to stay, well positioned in central Edinburgh. Katrina and Fergus are fantastic hosts, the room a delight, and the hand delivered breakfast the ultimate treat - we wished we could have stayed longer, especially for more of the home made biscuits.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room had its own private entrance and a very comfortable super king size bed. The location is great - in a beautiful neighbourhood within easy walking distance of the city centre. Breakfast is very nice and is brought to your room which we thought worked well. We would definitely return.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, though all too short, stay in Katrina's and Fergus' gorgeous home. We had a flying visit for a concert and the Courtyard Guestroom couldn't have been better. Beautifully decorated and a stylish bathroom too. A delicious breakfast served in the room, very relaxing. All topped off with interesting conversation with Fergus and Katrina, the perfect hosts. Can't wait... More 

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Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Guest Room B&B is situated right in the centre of Edinburgh's historic New Town of Edinburgh. Just a few minutes walk from art galleries, shops, restaurants and historic sites, it is the perfect and peaceful location from which to explore Edinburgh. The Courtyard Guest Room has its own private entrance, and is nestled at the end of a pretty courtyard, offering quiet and comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities and a super kingsize bed/twin. The Guest Room overlooking the Courtyard is a large and airy double bedroom found at the end of your own private hallway, with private shower room. The large double sofa is the ideal place to relax with a cup of tea after a busy day exploring the city. Our meusli is homemade as is our bread and Fergus makes the best porridge - try it with maple syrup and blueberries. Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time that suits you. You will be looked after very well - we promise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Guest Room

Address: 31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $80 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Guest Room Edinburgh, Scotland
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