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05/09/2017 05/10/2017
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Grantown on Spey, Scotland
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights with my granddaughter and found the Mingalar to be a comfortable place to stay. The room was small but gave us all we needed. We were at the front of the house and heard no traffic noise. The bed was comfy and although the shower room was small it was all we needed. Breakfast was good...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in Edinburgh and stayed at the Mingalar for two nights. We very much enjoyed our stay, the staff were great, nice rooms and very clean. The breakfast was fine and set us up for the day. The location was great,a short walk from all the attractions, plenty of food/pubs close to the hotel....

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I don't have any serious complaints about this hotel, but it certainly didn't "wow" me. The proprietor emailed me multiple times before our arrival to confirm our check in time, and even though I assured him it would be within normal business hours (we arrived around 10 am), I got the impression that they had to schedule it so that...

1Thank wondering_wanderer91
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed February 12, 2014

This BnB does exactly what it says on the tin, with all the typical BnB features I appreciate. We were greeted by the owner who was incredibly polite and patient, giving us great recommendations for things to look at and places to go. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, the bathroom was small but also very clean. There...

1Thank Lisaleela
Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I was with a group of people all accommodated around the same area; I was the only one who thought their accommodation was brilliant. Have booked again and have also recommended to friends and family.

Thank lifeisfu
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I found this guest-house after looking for cheap b&b stays in Edinburgh. I cannot complain at all about this friendly guest house. There were five of us and Mingalar kindly put an extra bed in the large family room we were allocated. It was not cramped at all, the room was spacious and the ceilings were high. It was comfortable...

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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

From initial enquiry to departure, I couldn't fault the service. Helpful staff who explained everything we needed to know. Great location, lovely warm room, comfortable bed. Nice little extras in the room such as electric blankets on the bed. Breakfast mainly very good. Will certainly be returning.

Thank LeoBuffy
northern California
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I don't find it easy to book lodgings in Edinburgh, as there are so many from which to choose. We picked Mingalar because it's within walking distance of Waverley Train Station, but were pleasantly surprised by our whole experience there. The house is comfortable (as long as stairs aren't a problem), the hosts and hostess friendly and helpful, the breakfasts...

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Leamington Spa
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed at Mingalar with my partner at the end of September, we arrived late at night and the key was left outside for us which was very helpful. The room was was comfortable however we did find quite a few hairs in the bed when we arrived. The bathroom was tiny and cold and the shower quite temperamental which...

Thank Rhian S
Epsom Surrey
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Retirees, and first-time visitors to the Edinburgh Festival, my husband and I found Mingalar a very happy place to stay. Our front-of-house room was comfortable, elegantly decorated, with an immaculate new en-suite. The traffic noise was compensated for by the lovely view of the old church opposite! When we arrived, Chris gave us a brilliant whirlwind introduction to the locality...

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Additional Information about Mingalar

Address: 2 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $100 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mingalar 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Basement rooms are near to breakfast kitchen but could be noisier.”
zhiyujudec, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“This is a budget B & B. ”
C1947ALterryg, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“room N2 is spacious”
43tamunab, Sep 10, 2015 | Read review
“Check room dimensions prior to booking.”
YuleskiGnome, Aug 31, 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor!”
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795bl, Aug 1, 2015 | Read review
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