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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Disagree with the previous 2 reviews. Yes, there were niggles - the "king-sized" bed was actually 2 singles pushed together, which as they were different heights, wasn't ideal, and there was only one bedside table and lamp. There was indeed some noise from the back of the hotel - however, I would expect this from a city centre hotel. The... More 

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Battisford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I agree with previous review. Our room was tired, bits falling off bedstead, a broken castor wheel from an unknown item under the side table, a lop-sided bedside lamp,loose cables and extention leads, a DVD player which would not play a stable picture, and a loo that could not cope unless you intervened with a loo brush which was not... More 

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DT_Edin, Owner at 53 Frederick Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. We are disappointed that your stay didn't match your expectations. We are continuously maintaining the property and will endeavour to address all matters that are brought to our attention. However we do encourage all our guests to contact us in the event that something does not work as we... More 

glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

At Frederick Street make no mistake you are paying a premium for central location and character but be aware that premium does not buy into fresh decor, luxury washroom, double glazing, etc. Be ready for tired room decoration, worn shower fittings, marked carpet. If your room faces onto Frederick Street be aware that the absence of double glazing can lead... More 

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DT_Edin, Owner at 53 Frederick Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. We are disappointed that your stay didn't match your expectations. We are continuously maintaining the property and will endeavour to address all matters that are brought to our attention. We are a Georgian town house and therefore the building is of special architectural and historic interest. Consequently we are... More 

Menstrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is a guesthouse above a hair salon. Follow the steps up, even the stone steps. At this point I thought "what have I let myself in for?" Actually I let myself in for a warm, friendly welcome by Tessa who shown me maps and leaflets and a comfortable lounge on arrival. Breakfast is in the restaurant downstairs and you... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We are a family of 3 persons and spent 2 nights form 3 July 2012 in this beautiful Georgian building accomodation. The location was central with all major attractions such as Edinburgh castle, Scotts Monument, National galleries, Portrait Gallery, etc are within short walking distance. The Buchanan Bus Station and Waverley railway station are also within walking distance. The triple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was my second stay at 53 Frederick Street. I had a fantastic room, huge with a king bed, couch and a large bathroom. I remember the stairs from my first stay but I forgot how difficult it could be for someone with a heavy suitcase. If you can't do stairs, this B&B is not for you!!!! I saw Tessa... More 

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DT_Edin, Manager at 53 Frederick Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house on TripAdvisor again, I just wanted to apologise for any inconvenience which you experienced while you stayed with us in our establishment and to clarify some of points which you have made. I am sorry you weren't given a breakfast ticket when you checked in, but I am glad... More 

Hawks Nest, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

If you're keen to stay in the middle of the city, this guesthouse is an excellent choice. It really is central, within walking distance of The Royal Mile and its attractions, the gallery and museum and the Botanic Gardens. While its entrance is modest and the concrete stairwell leading up to the second floor (on which the guesthouse is situated)... More 

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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at this very welcoming B&B. We are a family of four (two adults, two teens), and loved our spacious quad room with beautiful windows. The bathroom was spacious too, with extra space for our toiletries. The plumbing for the toilet and shower was a bit noisy - we decided that Nessy might live inside the plumbing.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We got great service from co-owners Tess & her brother David. The three flights of stairs are not for everyone but my 71-year old father was happy to take his time on the stairs in exchange for great value, great location, and great service. We got great recommendations from our hosts for local sights and eateries. They also accommodated our... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just returned from 2 day stay with my daughter. Tessa and David very friendly and helpful. Room was large, very spacious and comfortable with great tea/coffee making facilities.. Brilliant breakfast served next door. Would highly recommend this b&b to all.

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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No. 53 Frederick Street, bed and breakfast in Edinburgh is perfectly situated in the very heart of the city centre, providing a magnificent yet unique spacious central home to explore Edinburgh, separated from Edinburgh Castle only by the Gardens! The Edinburgh B&B accommodation is an original Georgian townhouse situated on the second and third floors, that dates from circa 1820, and many of the original features have been carefully retained. This is an elegant and extremely spacious guest house, typified in a welcoming open hall with feature bow wall and staircase to upper floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 53 Frederick Street

Address: 53 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $90 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 53 Frederick Street 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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