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“Fantastic first time stay in Edinburgh”

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Abbotsford Guest House
Ranked #115 of 394 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We found Abbotsford on the internet through booking sites and decided to book through Paola, the landlady, who gave us a very reasonable price. Paola was very welcoming and friendly on arrival, we even got a discount card for some of the sights in Edinburgh from her, which was a plus.The room was very clean, the bathroom was a good size and overall very comfortable. Breakfast was also great, a variety to choose from and a cooked English breakfast. Location in our opinion was handy, as it was only 15 minutes walk from the centre or there are buses which run regularly just down the street. Overall a pleasant stay and we would recommend Abbotsford to others.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

1st room great, bed really really comfortable, very clean. 2nd room also very comfortable and clean, plenty of room to sit and relax and unwind after a long day travelling. Ensuits lovely and always plenty of hot water. Great breakfast, anything we wanted to eat and whatever time we wanted to eat this was no trouble to the lovely friendly Landlady. This is a lovely comfortable well run house within walking distance of shops and sights.

Room Tip: The room on the 1st floor with the bay window is very spacious and comfortable
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank muriel w
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

The land lady was a very approachable kind lady. Anything we needed she got for us and even lent out her umbrella on a rainy day!

Rooms were comfortable and clean. A good nights rest and the room has freeveiw!

Buses in Edinburgh are incredible. At least a bus to town every 5 mins. If not shorter. Only a 2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop and they drop right into town.

This guest house is situated on a strand of little shops and not even a 5 minute walk to the cinema, pubs, cafes, restaurants, a church and even a tesco express. VERY HANDY LOCATION.

I would recommend this little dainty guest house to any body who likes a friendly clean environment.

The Scottish breakfast is a plus also ;)

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Melissamartine7
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Room excellent, bathroom good, building lovely.

Was tired after early flight to Edinburgh and long day and unfortunately was woken up by staff entering room at 7pm (to see if towels needed changing). No apology was given.

Was then kept awake by sawing in next bedroom (a chap was doing some kind of maintenance).

Breakfast was fine.

Included wifi very welcome.

All in all, a good choice, but would prefer cleaning/maintenance to be completed in afternoon rather than evening, or at least to have some warning so I could have said I was planning to sleep early.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Rik H
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Somehow or other, our excellent PA and experienced tour booker, could not avoid booking a triple room for just two of us. We had to pay for three . . . she checked to see how that could have happened and it appeared to be unavoidable - we would just suggest that people take care. The offer of a small reduction would have been a kind gesture, but £110 for a double for one night in a B & B is not really reasonable.
We travel a lot. We know!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Travelling_Trainers
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We spent 3 days in this hostel. We had room with 2 single beds in the top floor. The beds were pretty comfortable and the room was clean. It was really great that there was a hair drier and many bags of tea/coffee provided. The TV has many channels. There's a controllable radiator in the room. It was really useful to get shoes and clothes dried after walking in typical rainy Edinburgh. The location was pretty good. Just a few minutes walk from a supermarket and about 15 minutes walk from shopping centers and a street with many shops. There are many restaurants and fast food places around. I guess the only thing which I didn't like was that Wi-Fi didn't work at all in the top floor... I was only able to use it during breakfast for a few minutes... That was annoying cause one of the reasons why I chose this hotel was free Wi-Fi in rooms. The owner of this hostel is very friendly though.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank kristinap795
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Our booked accommodation was double booked so we were directed here and feared the worse. We need not have worried as everthing was perfectly satisfactory. Most importantly at the coldest days of the year it was comfortably warm and clean. Lovely large sandstone townhouse with beautiful bay windows and ground floor rooms about 10 feet high.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Inchcape44
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Address: 36 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #115 of 394 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $73 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbotsford Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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