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Queens Guest House
Ranked #67 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Not as great as others would have you believe”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I recently spent 3 nights here in a family room. Very friendly staff but all beds were sleeper couches, there is no parking (I was led to believe there was some), the room was very noisy (room 11 facing a busy road) and the breakfasts were abysmal (cold everything and only one way to do an egg -hard). The rate of £300 a night was ridiculous considering what you get. Won't be staying again and would urge others not to either.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The staff were all lovely, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was adequate but spotlessly clean. Breakfast were a bonus - plenty of choice! The food was very hot so no complaints there. A bit pricey but our stay was for The Fringe

  • Stayed August 2013
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Devon
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having never been to Scotland before we started by flying to Edinburgh. We booked the guest house over the internet and where delighted with both the accommodation and the location. The staff were really helpful, the room was excellent with an enormous ensuite. The breakfast was very good and being able to walk down into princes street in a few minutes was a real bonus. Loved it and hope to go again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

A well run establishment. Staff was friendly and efficient. Rooms were clean albeit a little small. Great breakfast. Convenient location. A little expensive but worth it. I would recommend it to friends.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

hotel clean,big bedroom but breakfast poor.First morning had to send 2 scottish breakfasts back as cold.bacon was horrible so was the sausage.second morning dry poached egg tasteless,third morning egg and beans on toast were cold after waiting 20 mins for this to arrive,so i took them into the kitchen and asked for them to be put,into the microwave.waiter said cold again! on the last day we had a very good breakfast at cafe rouge at last a decent full english breakfast.when you pay your bill,if you pay cash like i did,makesure you have the exact amount as i was told to go to a shop to change a note,luckely we managed to scrape together the money-very customer friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Spent only one night before departing from Edinburgh Airport. The room was very nice, with a very comfy bed, the manager was very friendly. Can't recommend the breakfast though - instead of scrambled eggs you get a pile of completely dry egg explosions (yes, microwaved scrambled eggs...), chewy and no taste whatsoever. When I told the waitress, she said she knew they are not good, because she eats them every day. What a reaction. Their poached eggs are made in a cup, so you get a half-sphere, which was extremely overdone. If you ask for a hard-boiled egg, they bring you their version of poached egg (15 minutes). When you repeat you really want a hard-boiled egg, they bring you exactly the same thing 15 more minutes later with a commentary, that they simply do harboiled eggs like this. When told, that hard-boiled eggs are simply eggs put in water and cooked in their shells, the waitress comments it as "interesting". Oh and avoid the morning coffee at breakfast - the instant stuff you get in your room is much better.

Overall not a bad place to stay, but next time I will look for a different place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Queens Guest House
Address: 45 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Ranked #67 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Queens Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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