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21B Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#5 of 413 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
Value
4.8
Travelers' Choice
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Gerald's Place is in Abercromby Place, one of the finest Georgian streets in Edinburgh's historic New Town, built over 200 years ago. The location is incredibly convenient to the express airport-bus or new trams, train & bus terminals, top shops, banks & historic sites [Castle, Palace, Museum/s, Galleries, ICC, Parliament, Theatres]. Gerald, welcomes guests to experience B&B hospitality at its very best and the Edinburgh City Centre at its finest. 'Be the best - no compromise' - now in its 23rd year at the top!
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Patio
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Umbrella
Paid public parking nearby
Parking garage
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
24-hour check-in
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
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Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
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Interconnected rooms available
Separate dining area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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On-demand movies
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Phil S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Gerald‘s Place is the perfect place to explore the city of Edinburgh and to get in touch with the most welcoming and wonderful host ever experienced. The apartment is located at the center and gives you the chance to get to all sites within a second. It is immaculately clean and the breakfast is a treat. But the icing on the cake is the host: Gerald, thank you for all the help, recommandations and heartwarming conversations, you made us feel at home.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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FamilyTripPlanner2 wrote a review Aug 2022
Arlington, TX15 contributions4 helpful votes
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This was our third time to stay with Gerald, and we consider him family (I hope that's ok, Gerald!) His home is a short walk (downhill!) from the train station, and is convenient to all the attractions in both Old Town and New Town. There are fantastic restaurants only a couple of blocks away as well. The street is quiet, and the rooms are very clean and comfortable, with everything you need at hand! Gerald serves a full breakfast with many choices to eat and drink, which he personalizes to your tastes and time schedule. He even provides a small refrigerator in each room, and tea, candy, and whisky! Please do not hesitate to stay with Gerald, you will not regret it! He is absolutely the best!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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LJman wrote a review Jun 2022
La Jolla, California19 contributions10 helpful votes
Gerald's Place was a wonderful start to our Scotland vacation. Before we even arrived, Gerald provided us with pages of information, suggestions, and orientation to our arrival in Edinburgh. Gerald's Place was located in New Town, close to parks, restaurants, shops and yet away from the bustle of the center of the city. There are only two rented rooms and my wife and I were in one and our traveling companions were in the other. The rooms were comfortable, and most important for us, quiet and peaceful at night. Our mornings began with a generous, made-to-order breakfast where we could choose from fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals, eggs, fish et. al. Gerald is a fascinating man who has lead quite an interesting life: with a little cajoling he will share some of his many experiences with you. We lingered over breakfast to enjoy Gerald's company. Of note, Gerald is an art collector, and has managed to find space for a lifetime of acquisitions. Unfortunately, during our stay, I had an accident, and Gerald went out of his way to help me navigate getting care through the National Health Service; as well as supplying me with medications and ice packs. He went well beyond what I would have expected from an innkeeper. I should also add that his restaurant recommendations were terrific. I would not hesitate to return. Not the least in part because of my regard for Gerald and his warm hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
915 "We were treated like family" Thank you LJman All your comments were appreciated and perfectly summed up in your title "Treated like family" : This is my 25th b&b year: during all that time we have met only wonderful people : generally appreciative, kind, thoughtful and all wanting to get the best out of their stay in Edinburgh - no less than my large growing family : so yes all who stay at geraldsplace.com are treated like family - well you are !! Gerald
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cbfreebme wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom31 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked Gerald's Place after reading the stellar reviews and were not disappointed. While we did not have the opportunity to meet the legendary Gerald, his housekeeper filled his shoes most admirably. The accommodations were convenient, clean, and cozy. Breakfast featured more food than we could eat and bonus treats of chocolate and scotch made the stay even more terrific. Conversation and recommendations were all helpful. We highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 24, 2022
917 Exceptional Experience in Edinburgh Thank you cbfreebme for your great review. You said "We were not disappointed. The accommodations were convenient, clean, and cozy. Breakfasts and bonus treats of chocolate and scotch made the stay even more terrific. We highly recommend this place.
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Graham T wrote a review Feb 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom39 contributions36 helpful votes
Gerald has a lovely house with lovely rooms, lovely breakfast all provided by a very lovely man. There's a therem here! Thank you Gerald for making our stay utterly enjoyable, and we are very looking forward to our return.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 24, 2022
916 "Extremely good! " Thanks Graham T for your kind review. You said " lovely lovely lovely lovely ... making our stay utterly enjoyable."
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Zizang Q wrote a review Feb 2022
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My review was incredibly delayed due to personal reasons, however it was too fantastic an experience not to talk about. Gerald’s warm welcome and the whisky he generously offered absolutely swept my disappointment from the trip away(my bf made a cute mistake by not catching the plane haha). He is such a wonderful English gentleman that listens and don’t hesitate to share his own experience with you. The apartment itself is undoubtedly elegantly decorated, presenting you with walls full of nice paintings and pictures. The room we had has a cozy double bed, equipped with a mini fridge and a spacious wardrobe. A nice view as well ofc. I’d say pretty much everything u would possibly need on such a trip. U would have access to ur own bathroom, perfectly clean and ordered. In fact I didn’t bring my cleansing balm on the first night and used the facial wipes Gerald kindly provided there. The cleaning lady is also very very helpful and hardworking. Moving on to the breakfast part, I believe as u can see from the pictures down below, everything was as lovely as it can get. U are served with a full English breakfast along with various selections of yoghurt, fruits and cereals inside this cute little bright kitchen of theirs. This is usually enough food to support a whole day outside with no exaggeration. Gerald and his helpers at times cook something different for breakfast as well depending on what they get from the market, for example salmon. I was once an undergraduate at UoE, hence I was not originally expecting my accommodation there to make a huge difference to my trip, as I’m sufficiently familiar with the city. However, in the end both my bf and I agree that staying at Gerald’s place was absolutely a wonderful decision. It has in fact made our trip even more enjoyable, romantic and unforgettable. That’s why I called it home-like. U go travelling to a lot of places and stay somewhere temporarily, but not many of them make u feel like it’s indeed part of your experience there. If u happen to discover this b&b and are still trying to decide whether this is the one, I absolutely suggest u to give it a try! Zizang :)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 24, 2022
915 "Fabulous home-like spot in central Edinburgh" Thank you zizangq for your heartfelt review - so much appreciated. You said "fantastic experience - warm welcome and whisky - apartment elegantly decorated - I’d say pretty much everything u would possibly need on such a trip - cleaning lady [Marie] is very very helpful and hardworking. Breakfast was as lovely as it can get - enough food to support a whole day outside with no exaggeration...staying at Gerald’s place was absolutely a wonderful decision. It has made our trip even more enjoyable, romantic and unforgettable - home-like - part of your experience there. If u happen to discover this b&b I absolutely suggest u to give it a try!"
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roadsideshop wrote a review Feb 2022
Kirkwall, United Kingdom1580 contributions407 helpful votes
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Gerald was an absolute gentleman. The guest house was clean, pleasantly old fashioned and quirky like its owner. It was more of an art gallery than a guest house but it was tastefully done and worked in the house very well. Gerald has a huge amount of recommendations and comprehensive lists of local attractions. We enjoyed the tea, whiskey and chocolates in the rooms. Breakfast was arranged at our convenience and we had the option of all the usual cereals and fruits along with a cooked Scottish breakfast or very tasty smoked salmon with eggs. It was in a good location.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Mar 24, 2022
911 "A fantastic, quirky guest house" Thanks roadside shop, Kirkwall [Orkney] not least for your great title [though we are a B&B of 2 rooms, whereas a Guest House has 6 or more rooms]. You said "pleasantly old fashioned - an art gallery tastefully done - recommendations and comprehensive lists of local attractions - tea, whiskey and chocolates in the rooms. Breakfast - cereals, fruits, cooked Scottish breakfast : a good location"
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Joseph P wrote a review Jan 2022
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Great facilities, very clean and Gerald a very welcoming host. Excellent breakfast every morning and very well located B&B in the heart of Edinburgh. Would love to come again - though I came as a couple I can see it working for larger groups too
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded May 15, 2022
709 Very enjoyable three nights in Edinburgh . Thank you Josephp - You are always welcome - you said "Great facilities, very clean, very welcoming. Excellent breakfast .. very well located B&B" - that says it all, pretty well ! Gerald
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Orla wrote a review Jan 2022
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Another wonderful stay at Gerald's Place. It is in a great location, close to the centre of Edinburgh and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. Gerald is a warm and lovely host and he cooked us a wonderful breakfast. I am already looking forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Mar 24, 2022
709 "A wonderful place to stay" Thank you Orlzpap : You said "wonderful stay at a great location - am coming back" Please book well ahead to get the dates you want
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Emma Cos wrote a review Dec 2021
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All the reviews you will read on both trip advisor and booking are absolutely true! This is a beautiful home in a wonderful part of Edinburgh - in no time you're in the hustle and bustle of the old town and not far down the hill there are quirky shops, cosy restaurants and the botanic gardens. Gerald welcomed us so warmly and left so many thoughtful touches - chocolates, tea, china cups, whiskey and even bath gel that bubbles up! (to name just a few) He was very conscious of keeping us and his other guests protected from Omnicrom so we didn't get a chance to enjoy his breakfast, but Gerald generously covered our breakfast costs for eating out. He is a lovely man and a true host! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 23, 2021
908 "We can't wait to come back!" Thank you emzcos. You said "All the reviews you will read on both trip advisor and booking are absolutely true! beautiful home . wonderful part of Edinburgh - welcomed warmly . many thoughtful touches . keeping us protected from Omicrom . a true host! will definitely be back!" All appreciated Gerald
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$169 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gerald's Place
Which popular attractions are close to Gerald's Place?
Nearby attractions include Scottish National Portrait Gallery (0.1 miles), Thistle Street Bar (0.2 miles), and Hoot The Redeemer (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gerald's Place?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Gerald's Place?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Gerald's Place?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gerald's Place?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gerald's Place?
Conveniently located restaurants include One20 Wine Cafe, The Table, and Pickles.
Is Gerald's Place located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Gerald's Place?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.0 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.6 miles).