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“Nice hotel- shame about our room!”
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Queens Guest House
Ranked #67 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Nice hotel- shame about our room!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Overall this hotel was great, the location is excellent and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately we were placed in room 5, which is on the ground floor next door to the dining room and opposite the kitchen. It is clearly meant for use by disabled guests as the bathroom had various adaptations etc. This in itself would not have been a problem at all, but the location meant we were disturbed both mornings by the staff coming in to prepare for the breakfast service. On the second morning I particular they were seriously noisy and had no consideration for the fact that there were guests in the room opposite! It felt like we had no privacy... A curtain over the door is not exactly compensation for this. We would stay again but only if we were guaranteed a better room.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Everything was excellent, position of hotel, close to castle, close to shopping, staff were very friendly. Breakfast was good and plenty of choice.
Room was very good modern decor, I had room 7, double bed, with shower room.
Worth having a walk to Rose Street at night plenty of bars and restaurants 3 minutes walk.
Would have preferred carpet in the corridors, the wood floors were too noisy at night.
Don't forget the Ghost Tours, go after dark so good.

Room Tip: Room 7 was at the end of the corridor ground level was so quiet. (also 8 and 9)
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stayed at the queens guest house for a long weekend. It is well situated in Edinburgh and decorated to a high standard. The girl on reception when we arrived was very helpful.

However, there are a few things that let it down. Whilst wooden floors in the corridors may look nice, they are not practical in a hotel/guest house when every step taken can be heard resounding along the corridor late at night and early in the morning. Also the breakfast was very poor. There was a wide enough choice but the actual cooking and presentation left much to be desired.some rooms are located in the basement, very dark and we needed the lights on during the day.

Overall an ok place, but nothing special.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Racine
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Queens Guest House for 2 nights in mid Nov. The location is ideal for walking to all the sights. We had a room to the back and it was spotlessly clean, very comfortable, quiet and with nice amenities. The breakfast was hot and cheerfully served---the staff was very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay here again-a good value in Edinburgh.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night on a brief stopover. Our room was tiny and dark but the bed was comfy and the room spotless. The Queens Guest House is in a great location but we would not have wanted to stay longer in that particular room. Staff were great, very helpful and cheerful. Enjoyed the breakfast.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We received a very warm welcome when we checked in, even though we had turned up slightly before the start of the 'official' check in time and were shown to our room on the ground floor. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean, while the bathroom was nice and big. We were lucky that our room was located at the rear of the hotel, so we didn't experience any problems with noise and so we had a great sleep.
Breakfast was pretty average as breakfasts go-the usual selection of self service buffet items and a choice of cooked options. Nothing was outstanding but it did the job. The staff serving breakfast were all very pleasant and efficient however.

If you're looking for good standard accommodation in a great location, then you could do a lot worse than the queen's Guest House.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel if you're concerned about noise from the street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have just arrived home from a few days staying here and I must say our party of four had a wonderful time, the guest house is beautiful aswell as immaculate, the room we stars in was a four bed and was a good size room with shower/toilet very clean &comfortable. The food was beautiful. The staff were wonderful very friendly and so helpful I would defiantly recommend queens guest house to anyone and if I return to edinburgh I will most defiantly stay here again :-)

  • Stayed October 2013
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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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