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The Stevenson House

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17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in early July and enjoyed the gracious hospitality of the Macfie family. This is a true B&B: You are staying in someone's home. But it's a spectacular home, full of history, and supremely comfortable. For three days, we "lived" in one of the most exclusive areas of Edinburgh. John and Felicitas were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felicitas and John and family have done a fantastic job of 'curating' this marvellous piece of history. Warm and inviting and the conversation and food - outstanding! Located within easy walking of the Royal Mile in the "new town" district of Edinburgh. The historical knowledge flowed easily during conversations and the strong sense that their patrons are very important was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent three nights at the Macfie family home. I was made very welcome and I was very comfortable in my top floor room. The ensuite bathroom is very modern with a very good shower. If you are looking for a sterile hotel room with no character then don't stay here. I found the Macfie family very helpful and I... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I don't really want to tell anyone how nice a stay we had, in case word gets out. Well informed host took great trouble to look after us and helped enormously with unexpected requirement for taxi to Grangemouth. Some quirks of staying in a time machine - to be expected, and our only quibble was that the door to our... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Stevenson house for 4 nights. Being a young couple, we did have our reservations reading the other reviews: they mentionned children, laundry everywhere, the house not being tidy. Well we beg to differ! We are 22 and 23 years old, so no parents, no grandparents, and we simply adored the children! Of course they are sometimes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We were up in Edinburgh for a nite away for our anniversary and a Wee break from our kids. Lovely spacious room. Very comfy Four poster bed. Nice chat at breakfast with other guests and our host along with their twin daughters . A very interesting place to stay.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I spent a weekend in Edinburgh together with my mother. Trying to find a suitable accomodation our crieria were: Central location to do all the sightseeing by foot, not expensive (I was on a low budget), traditional/local house and interior, clean, interesting history (ok, this was a plus; my mother loves old houses rich of history). Stevenson house truly exceeded... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Our family agreed that this was one of the highlights of our three weeks in Scotland. Staying at the Stevenson house gives you a chance to see not only what it's like to live in Edinburgh's genteel New Town now, but also a glimpse of what it was like in R.L.Stevenson's day during the latter half of the 19th century.... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We found the house easily and got a very warm welcome by the hosts and the family members who were at hand (3 children). The children took our luggage with a professional self understanding to our room whilst we got tea and first impressions of the house. The house is a museum alive! Perfect for holding a function - we... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A very restful weekend in Edinburgh New Town only a few minutes from the exclusive shops and restaurants. Extremely quiet location , little traffic and no television or radio to disturb the peace. A historic house, privately owned by the Macfie family where the writer and poet Robert Louis Stevenson was brought up and the place remains much as it... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very central family home which welcomes you at all times of the year.Experience Edinburgh like a local,walk to the sights and let us help you make the most of your visit.Especially suited for family vacations as we have active children ourselves.French,German & Afrikaans, Literature and History spoken.An atmospheric,multicultural experience in the childhood home of R L Stevenson awaits you ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Stevenson House

Address: 17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland
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