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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Nice place, very polite staff, beautiful house and neighborhood, but, a bit far from the main attractions and the heating was not working properly. Unfortunately I think they closed the guest house and changed their core business.

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Saint Anne, Illinois
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Location was great, away from city center but on a main street with bus stop in front of hotel. Room was normal size although bath was small. Breakfast was excellent. Staff was very helpful and packed a "to go" breakfast as we had to leave before they served breakfast on our last day. We chose this hotel for location and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Staff very welcoming and friendly. Location ideal for city centre and main attractions. Rooms very clean, big and cosy, bathroom very clean too, but heatings in the rooms were not too hot, so the room temperature was always a bit cold. We were staying on the ground floor but the people coming in and out were very loud, and we...

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went here for a short break, the staff/owners are lovely but the B&B is not up to date at all. The room was basic and un clean, the bathroom was even worse. The bed was horrible to sleep on and the kettle had to be put on the floor to be plugged in???? The room was grubby and there...

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Thank blonde1911
Perth
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Comfortable hotel with reasonable sized rooms. The location is away from the centre of town but there was a bus stop outside the hotel. this is a fairly quiet hotel even though it fronts a reasonably busy street. As other reviewers have noted parking is a bit of a problem and on some occasion you will need to park a...

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Thank Kim R
Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was a clean, affordable place to stay in Edinburgh. Spent four nights in Sept and Oct 2013 and found this was a great location. It was some distance from the centre of Edinburgh but the bus stopped right outside the door and was easy to use. There were a lot of good restaurants within walking distance. The room was...

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Thank Janice F
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Booked this hotel through laterooms.com & we weren't disappointed. We were greeted by the owner who was lovely,she was very helpful. She showed us to our room which was right next to the front door of the hotel but this wasn't a problem. The room was lovely,spacious & clean with en-suite. It was right on the main bus route into...

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Nowra, Australia
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Generally reasonably comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff. Close enough to walk into town but otherwise bus stops are right out the door. Our room was at the back on the ground floor so there was a small amount of noise from late arrivals and early departures but overall was very quiet. Toilet flush was very noisy but could easily...

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Fulton, Kentucky
Reviewed September 24, 2013

It was clean, the people friendly, the breakfast good, but the beds were not comfortable. The location was great, just a quick bus ride or 10-15 minute walk to the town center. The hosts were good about helping us with the things we needed help with.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I booked to have a romantic long weekend away with my husband, I was informed by my credit card company they had tried to take payment 19 days early for my stay. there was nothing in the small print, but when I spoke to the "hotel manager" he was rude abrupt obnoxious and told me I had to pay within...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ben Craig Guest House provides you with the best of Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. We deliver only the highest standards and warmest welcome to all of our customers, making them feel at home in our Victorian building which is fully fitted with original period décor and quality soft furnishings.Our convenient position in the south side of the city means that you are within reasonable walking distance of many of Edinburgh's top tourist attractions, including the historic Old Town, the Scottish Parliament Buildings, Holyrood Palace, various galleries and Edinburgh Castle. Ben Craig Guest House also offers you secure car parking at the front and rear of the house, free on street parking, and the easy option of public transport, allowing you to leave your car and enjoy a stress free day in the capital. You will also benefit from the extensive variety of restaurants, shops and bars situated nearby ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ben Craig House

Address: 3 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Ben Craig House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Ben Craig House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Would suggest to use rooms upstairs, definitely quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielaDG79, Nov 18, 2013 | Read review
“You will need to find a very good late deal price to stay here, but bring your own cleaning materials.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnH376, Aug 29, 2013 | Read review
“Family Room was massive.”
 of 5 bubbles 265martind, Aug 23, 2013 | Read review
“Ask for one upstairs as the downstairs are either next to front door, kitchen or dining room a bit noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Dak40_13, Jul 22, 2013 | Read review
“Probably better at the back of the hotel if you don't want to be awoken by early morning traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles mountaintrecker, Dec 7, 2012 | Read review
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