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The Stevenson House

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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 !
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Historic Hotel

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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
182Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
75Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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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We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Stevenson House. The hosts were gracious and generously came to our assistance after a wallet with cash, credit cards and passport was inadvertently left in a taxi and gratefully retrieved! We enjoyed stimulating conversations with the
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Wow! What a beautiful house! Me and my family were blown away with how extraordinary the house is inside and out. The glorious decor is a nod to its historic past, as well as having elements of the family’s characters who occupy it. They are all lovely and extremely helpful
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The Stevenson House is truly one of a kind, and one of the highlights of my trip to Edinburgh. The childhood (and early adulthood) home of Robert Louis Stevenson, it's full of Stevenson literature and some portraits, and it's singularly cool to know you're sleeping in the same
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We stayed here a couple of nights recently and enjoyed our stay. John was a great host, we had a number of chats, one of which was over a glass(or two) of whiskey. We slept in the master bedroom, bathed in the original tub that was installed by the father of RLS. Be warned: no
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Our stay at The Stevenson House with the Macfie family was the icing on the cake to our time in Edinburgh. If you are most comfortable in a chain hotel, this is not the place for you, but if you welcome an authentic experience in a beautiful historic home with a lovely family,
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"If you have 3 people, ask and they will probably put an extra bed in the twin room for you."
"All rooms are unique!"
"For a romantic stay, request the room with the four-poster bed. For a lovely view of the Forth, ask for the twin bedroom."
"We were upstairs and in the backside of the building. It was calm and we slept very well."
"Splendid views from the third floor"
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
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