We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Stevenson House

Traveler (55)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (4)


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 !
Read more
Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Quirky Hotels
Historic Hotel


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
182Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
75Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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.
Read more
See all nearby hotels
23Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 159
  • 26
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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,
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Business Center & Event Rooms
View from 2nd floor twin room
"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"
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing