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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my 3 nights stay at the Gifford house from the moment you walk in you feel very welcomed by Margaret and David . The room was very clean and comfortable with a clean bathroom. Waking up early to a lovely Scottish breakfast .. Will definitely be back to stay at the Gifford house and would definitely recommend staying here.... More 

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Caithness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful family run accommodation is now our first choice when visiting Edinburgh. The huge well decorated comfortable rooms with en suite facilities are relaxing after a city walkabout in Edinburgh fringe week. Margaret and David are very friendly and are always willing to help you where they can, and always welcome you to Gifford house with a smile. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Gifford House is convenient to Holyrood Park with a view of Arthur's Seat out the back windows, and there are several good restaurants a few blocks away. Breakfasts have several good choices and there is always fresh fruit too. Our hosts made us feel very welcome and provided very good advice. We took taxis and Uber to get to the... More 

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Datteln, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

During our trip to Scotland this year we again went to Edinburgh and it was just natural that we should stay at Gifford House again. And it surely was no disappointment! As expected we enjoyed the Gifford family's warmth and hospitality. We actually can't say more than we have not already done in our previous review, except that this is... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over weekend from Friday 22nd July until Sun 24th July. Room was ready as we arrived at 1pm. Welcomed and shown to the rooms which were lovely and spacious. Beautiful old building with character. Hosts were fantastic. They booked taxis for us and recommended The Dome, a must on George Street. Lovely building and atmosphere with decent priced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Enjoyed our overnight stay here. Lovely room and bed. Walking distance Edinburgh Castle to Gifford House( approx 30 minutes) We caught a cab up and walked back. Great hosts and delicious breakfast. No off street parking but some parking nearby. Good evening meal at the local pub.

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Thank Mary12Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Excellent accommodation with loads of character and super hosts in David and Margaret. Enjoyed the lighter breakfast choice on the menu. The b&b was very convenient for my business trip venue. Good also for a bus as required. A real treat and merits 5 stars.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

room itself huge and very comfortable, bathroom extremely small will take some time to get in. missed the breakfast finishes even before the earliest person wakes up. Just on the road side very disturbing all night and morning.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stayed for one night in a deluxe King Room on the recommendations of friends and we were not disappointed. At GBP70 It was half the price of our previous Edinburgh B&B in a similar location and was very good. Has the warmth and homeliness of a family run guesthouse and Margaret was truly welcoming. Room was lovely, comfortable and clean... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my partner on 27/2 for 1 night. Parked on the side street between the B&b and church. We were welcomed by the male owner who was very friendly and offered advice if we needed it regarding Edinburgh. Room was very spacious great view over Arthur's seat, bedding & decor was lovely and very comfortable. Bathroom was small but... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gifford House is an elegant 4 Star GOLD guest house located one and a quareter miles from the Royal Mile.David and Margaret the resident owners like to offer their guests a high quality of comfort and serviceAll our rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard with your comfort in mind ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gifford House

Address: 103 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $100 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gifford House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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