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Martin's Guest House
Ranked #96 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“Incredibly warm and inviting!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Without a doubt, I will stay here again and again! My room was as splendid as the service and location. It's nestled in a very quaint neighborhood within walking distance to everything!! The Edinburgh castle was a 30 min scenic and easy walk. The staff was extremely accommodating and hospitable. Even though I shared a bathroom, it was not a problem at all. Enjoy!!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

When we arrived at the arranged time the house was locked up and peering through the window we saw a sign that the owners were out and we had to phone them. They told us where to find the keys and said they'd be along later. So we had to let ourselves in and find our way round. The room was also disappointing. Having paid extra for a luxury room we were surprised to find we were in a small room in the attic. The en suite was so small that it was impractical to use. We waited around for about an hour for the owner to see if we were in the right room then gave up. A good job as she didn't in fact appear until breakfast the next day. To be fair she was very helpful with information after that, but we felt we should have been greeted when we arrived and given local info, there was no information pack in the room. Compared with other places we stayed on this tour this was definitely the poorest and we would not go back.

Room Tip: Do not have the attic room as the en suite is very small
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This wonderful B&B is not part of a faceless corporation but is owned and operated by Denise and Steve Laurie who are natives of Edinburgh. They have a wealth of knowledge about their home town and are eager to share it with you. I have stayed with them twice a year, in both summer and winter, for the last six years. Each time I return, Denise greets me like a member of the family, and that is what I feel like! My room is always immaculately clean and comfortable, and everything in it -the lights, TV, coffee pot, hair dryer, etc.- always works. Breakfast is delicious- the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon memorable! I've just returned home to the U.S. and am already looking forward to my next visit in December.

Room Tip: My favorite is the single room on the top floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

After traveling the UK for a month, we were lucky enough to come across this fantastic guesthouse - what a treat! Great location, a pleasant walk to centre of Edinburgh but still far enough away from the more 'touristy' areas. Bus stop conveniently located outside. Denise made us feel very welcome and we were well looked after for our three nights! Lovely breakfast each morning. The best way to end our time in the UK, will most definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely holiday and found the bed and breakfast good value for money.

The room, although small, was warm and cosy (and everything worked!).

We were particularly impressed by the friendly welcome we received on arrival. The breakfasts were hearty and ample with plenty of choice.

A peaceful atmosphere was enjoyed. Overall, we recommend this bed and breakfast and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Martin's is a great place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable with tasteful contemporary design. Denise and Sam were extremely welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. Car park is a bonus. It is a really nice quiet area, there are plenty of places to eat nearby but it's very convenient for the city centre as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I'd like to highly recommend this guesthouse to those of you thinking of visiting Edinburgh. Great welcome late Monday night and very tasty breakfast next day. Very convenient for bus service into town & even better to get away from town to relax. Very well done Denise & Sam! :-)

Room Tip: Gets day pass for Lothian Bus & you'll have a great time in this fabulous city! :-)
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Martin's Guest House

Property: Martin's Guest House
Address: 5 Granville Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4PQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Martin's Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Robb's is a fine example of a Victorian terraced villa set over 3 floors located in a residential area but close to local amenities, and is an ideal base for visiting Edinburgh's main tourist attractions either by bus, or a short 20 minute walk. Enjoy a warm welcome, personal service, comfortable accommodation, central heating, TV, hospitality tray, and a choice of delicious breakfasts - Scottish, Vegetarian or Continental. Secure parking available by request. ... more   less 
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