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Judy Guest House

2 St. Catherines Gardens, Edinburgh EH12 7AZ Scotland
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#337 of 419 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at this lovely Victorian Guest House, with many period features retained. There is a regular and efficient bus service to Edinburgh City Centre right outside the house and Airport buses stop here as well. The property is just opposite Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium is a 5-minute drive and there is a good choice of restaurants, cafes, bars available locally. The guest house provides good quality accommodation arranged over 3 floors. There are double, twin and family rooms available. Each room is equipped with flat screen TV, washbasin and tea/coffee facilities. Breakfast is included, free WiFi and on-site parking is available.
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Derek B wrote a review Aug 2018
Loughborough, United Kingdom40 contributions12 helpful votes
I was performing a small part at the fringe and was looking for accommodation at relatively short notice and booked Judy Guest House. I don't mind no frills, but this hotel is as basic as you will find anywhere. Firstly if you have a car, parking is street parking on a private road which is a controlled zone clearly marked for residents only. I left my car for three days outside the guest house with no problems, but you may not be so lucky and recieve a fine. The rooms are very basic, bed not very comfortable, bed linen cheap quality, TV in room very small screen and apart from one room a shared bathroom. Breakfast again basic, cereals were branded variety box type, with not a great variety I counted three to choose from. No yoghurt, toast was white bread only and the cooked breakfast was two bacon rashers an egg fried (always hard) three small mushrooms and half a tomato which tasted of onion or garlic. I like coffee with my breakfast and the only type on offer was decaffeinated which will suit some but not me. I don't mind doing basic if the price was to reflect 'basic' I understand booking at fringe time is expensive in Edinburgh, but at £95.00 per night for our three night stay I would say is very over inflated at this establishment. Shame the people running it a nice people and links into the city are good. I just would not ever stay there again!
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This hotel has midrange pricing for basic rooms and service!
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Karen B wrote a review Aug 2018
Loughborough, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely house, pleasant and well mannered staff but ... expensive for the facilities or lack of. Beautiful house but in need of alot of tlc. Attention to detail and service missing. Breakfast disappointing. Cooked breakfast had a strange tang to it, possibly cooked in the family wok as there was a taste of garlic/onion on everything. Not nice for breakfast. Decaff everything with no other option available, tomatoe sauce in sachets in the box it comes in, no brown sauce, happy to serve tgeir residents a fried egg with a broken yolk and hard. Shared facilities at £95/night. No change of towels over 3 days. Furniture all mis matched in the room and bedding was faded and tired and not ironed. I would suggest looking harder at other b and b's before this. On reflection we should have found something outside Edinburgh and caught the train into Edinburgh for the fringe. Sorry for giving a poor review we've stayed in many b and b's and hotels so are comparing with those of a similar price with and without allowing for the price hyke for the festival. Bareable because we were out most of the time. I suggest the owners stay in a few b and b's locally to see how they compare.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sarah MP wrote a review Aug 2017
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Before arriving at the guest house I got a text asking what time I would arrive. When I did arrive, I was greeted by one of the politest men, David. David and his brother John help run this guest house for their mum Judy. They are the friendliest, most well mannered and accommodating people I have ever known. The guest house is a large georgian house over 100 years old with some stunning features including some beautiful stain glass windows. The rooms are practical and clean. There is a brilliant kitchen on the top floor for guests to use. This saved us money as we were able to shop at the local supermarket and cook most nights. Their is breakfast served every day which includes, fruit, cereal, toast, eggs, bacon and tomatoes. This also includes fresh orange juice, tea and coffee. A quick walk for 2 minutes takes you to the bus stop across the road with buses every 5/10 minutes into Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo is also a quick 5 minute walk away which makes this an ideal location. We stayed for 9 nights, as we did the fringe. As a homebody to stay anywhere for 9 nights would normally make me home sick, not Judy guest house. Judy and her family made this a home away from home, thank you all.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
Suzanne R wrote a review Jun 2017
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights. Owners are helpful and very friendly. The room was clean and comfy (I've been in dirtier hotel rooms) The public transport into Edinburgh is quick & easy, £8 to use the buses all day (much cheaper than city parking) my only small gripe is the breakfast is not what you expect, not a full English, but it's hot and nice.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Smallplume wrote a review Aug 2016
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom95 contributions42 helpful votes
Really difficult to rate this place,as it's basic and dated and the breakfast is not the best but it's clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and it's a great base for the fringe. Buses outside into princes Street for 1.60 each and the airport and only 8 into town in a taxi.beware that buses expect exact money no change given. It's somewhere between an average rating and a good!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Judy Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Judy Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Zoo (0.1 miles), Carrickvale Golf Club (0.5 miles), and Characters from Kidnapped statue (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Judy Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Judy Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Judy Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Torfin, Cool Jade, and Toby Carvery.
Are there any historical sites close to Judy Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (3.7 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (3.0 miles), and Georgian House (2.3 miles).