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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first impression was... whow, they love to have guests. Afterwards we found it in every detail. The room, the breakfast, the conversations... Everything was absolutely perfect. Try to get a room in here. The kew house is a unique highlight of Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come back to Kew House Guesthouse again and again because we love everything about it: the hosts Ian and Alan - so welcoming and always ready with helpful things to do and places to eat. The breakfasts are delicious, all freshly prepared and really set you up for the day. The decor, cleanliness and appointment of the rooms, is... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks once again to you both. I'm glad we helped your Scottish trip end on a high note. Hopefully my e-mail of suggestions for next year will be enough to tempt you back for another week with us in 2017. We appreciated your company and humour as usual and thank you for your continued business. Ian and Alan More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kew House is a fine upscale B&B in a beautif and convenient area of Edinburgh. Ian made us feel very much at home and recommended some great places to eat. I highly Kew House for anyone visiting Edinburgh.

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. I hope to see you again some time Ian More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely hosts (Ian for great hospitality and Alan for supurb breakfast) very convinient for walk into Edinburgh (or by busses in front of Kew House) great to have a good parking space in a city and the room was really VERY clean (11 out of 10) when ever travelling to Edinburgh again, we will definitely stay in Kew House again:... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you both on your Edinburgh stay and particularly the chats over breakfast. Thank you for your compliments on Alan's food (and my service?). I'm also glad you appreciated our car park. It is quite small but at least has a space per room and in Edinburgh, free, secure parking is very difficult to find. Thanks again Ian... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely accommodation,bed standard double,a bit too bouncy and full quilt making it very hot and no means of opening window more than an inch, all bits and bobs,tea coffee milk,biscuits white company toiletries,chocolates excellent breakfast fruit ,yogurts,cereals full cooked grill,toast preserves...shower a bit on the cramped side, even more difficult if tall as well . Car parking at rear of... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Gill and I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfasts and the facilities in the room. I was a wee bit confused about the bed size as all our beds are king-size and certainly the one in the room you were in has a 1600 pocket spring mattress with a memory foam layer then topped with microfibre... More 

Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to start off our vacation to Scotland!! Ethan and Alan were tremendous in welcoming us and giving us so much information about their B&B and the area. The Kew House is a very charming house in an area that is just as charming and walking distance to the town center. The whole driving experience there (other side... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks for those fine comments Jeff and it gives us great satisfaction to have contributed to the success of your holiday in Scotland. Alan takes great pride in his breakfasts and as we cook to order he does work pretty hard to ensure everything gets to guests fresh and hot and the fact that you both appreciated it will please... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an apartment with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and sun room just across the alley from the main guest house.This 2-bedroom apartment was great for us as we had our 20 year old daughter with us and she really appreciated having her own bedroom. While we didn't have much contact with Ian, he gave us a good... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We frequently find the second bedroom convenient for parents with an older child and even couples with a parent in tow as it allows them to be together but with their own space. We tend not to see to much of guests who self-cater after check-in unless the need some information or help but I am... More 

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend kew house to anyone who is in need of accomodation in edinburgh. very clean, only 20 minute walk to centre but plenty of bus service as well, but the real reason to stay s because of the hosts. They were extremely helpful in giving us ideas on good places to eat ,how to get anywhere in the... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments Neil. We do get asked for early breakfasts with guests heading for an early flight or a tour. We try to ensure the phrase B&B means bed and breakfast so like to give even the very early departures have something to eat. As all the rooms have silent fridges it means that we can... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, very close to the city center but in a calm, quiet neighborhood with a bus stop less than a block away.The B&B was spotless and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, 5 stars. They offered a variety of juices, yogurt, pastries, and delicious brown bread with butter and jams. The menu offered classic full Scottish breakfast, real porridge, and... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and I appreciate the time and detail given in it. I hope you realise we didn't provide the rainbow but we'll do our best for subsequent guests. We find it very rewarding when our efforts to ensure guests get the most from their stay, are appreciated so thanks again for sharing it. Ian More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay. My only regret is we couldn't stay longer. We had a 2-bedroom apartment, which added a nice level of privacy and homey feel to the stay. The amenities were great and it was an easy walk down into the heart of the city, though there were plenty of public transportation options easily accessible... More 

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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad the self-catering, serviced apartment worked for you. Many guests enjoy the privacy and quiet, especially when exploring a city and those who choose it seem always seem to enjoy it. We hope you choose to visit us again some time Ian More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kew House has been awarded the prestigious AA 5 Star Gold rating as well as being one of few guest houses in both the Michelin UK and Europe Guide. We are just 15 minutes walk West of Princes Street and have easy bus access to Edinburgh Airport. Our 6 bedrooms and 1 serviced apartment are stylish and contemporary with everything all guests need whether on business or leisure travel. Toiletries by the White Company. Kew House has free secure parking and free hi-speed wi-fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kew House

Address: 1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $146 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kew House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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