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Ardgarth Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I cannot rate this B&B highly enough. Our host Ursula looked after us like a mum would (I hope she does not mind me saying that!) and she could not have done more to make our stay comfortable. She gave us towels to take to the swimming pool, fresh milk for our tea and coffee in the room and even... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

6th visit to Edinburgh first time staying in portobello area not too far out of city centre and it's by the coast, has a lovely beach and cafés looking towards the sea. The guest house was of a high standard ,very nice room and clean towels every day. A very good selection of breakfast,cooked to a high standard ,the host... More 

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Thank Iansouthcoast
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I spent 2 nights at the Ardgarth and had a lovely relaxing time. The location in Portobello is very quiet and is just a few minutes walk from the Firth of Forth shoreline. The room and the bed were extremely comfortable with a lovely selection of teas, a teapot and some totally awesome butterscotch biscuits. Ursula made us feel very... More 

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Thank NatureStrikesBack
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have MS and was recommended to stay at Ardgarth Guest House as they have won awards for their access for disabled visitors. It did not disappoint and we had a very enjoyable stay. We were made to feel very welcome by Ursula, nothing was too much trouble, and she was very helpful with suggestions on how to get around... More 

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Thank Lucy N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Portobello is a great place to stay in Edinburgh. Ardgarth is a charming house and Ursula could not have been more helpfull. Breakfast was good, delicious bacon, homemade marmalade, and a good range of choices.We stayed in the accessible room and the bathroom was well thought out and ideal for wheelchair use. We found the bedroom a little on the... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A very lovely , attractive guest house B&B in the Portobello area. The exterior is well presented , and the rooms are very well furnished , attention is paid to provision of all things necessary for a relaxing time. I do not think any other Guest House provides more information on Edinbugh !! Ursula and her husband and the staff... More 

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Thank Romanscrolls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I spent 4 nights at Ardgarth Guest House in late September 2015. It was a real home from home. I received a warm welcome from Ursula and was shown to my room on the top floor which had wonderful views. The room was immaculate and had everything I could possibly need during my stay. The breakfast room was delightful, with... More 

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Thank LouiseW2
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Booked two rooms for weekend stay with family. Lovely accommodation and Ursala and her staff could not do enough for us. Short walk to beach at Portobello, and with beautiful weekend weather it was like being in the Mediterannean. Good choice of food for breakfast and Ursual keen to ensure that all dietary needs were met. Was also helpful in... More 

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Thank Ronald M
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Would not hesitate to recommend this guest house, and would love to stay again. Just minutes from the beach in Portobello, free parking and good bus service into the city. Ursula and the staff are so friendly and welcoming, that we felt at home immediately. Nothing is too much trouble, and the rooms are immaculately clean and comfortable. Great attention... More 

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Thank Dora R
Granite Bay, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Ursula and her team are simply the best. No detail is left unattended. One example - we had a very early morning flight from Edinburgh; Ursula arranged for a taxi (negotiating a very favorable rate for us), and when we awoke at 4AM, hanging on the outside of our door were chocolate croissants and other breakfast "treats" that we had... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Parking
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Small friendly Guest House in a quiet location with free on-street parking and good bus service to city centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ardgarth Guest House

Address: 1 St. Marys Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Ardgarth Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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