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“Perfect ambiance for quaint Edinburgh!”
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Queens Guest House
Ranked #66 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at Edinburgh. The Queens Guest House is the fitting place to stay in at such a beautiful and historic City. Gary, the owner, is a good host. The location is ideal for tourists. Five minutes to Prince Street shopping and less than ten to the golden mile. Rare for a city to have a sprawling hill top castle in the background. It is a beauty.

We booked a family room for the five of us. The room is charming with its chandlelier and fireplace. A very adequate room with a good garden view for a family of five. The bathroom was a full sized bathroom so even if five took turns using it, it had space for towels and personal hygiene items. The rooms were clean with good linens and tasteful bedcovers. The room had three large windows and had good blinds for sunny days. Great waking up experience with the natural lighting (if you enjoy that).

Gary cooks the breakfast and you have a choice of cooked food with the continental buffet. It was good every day that we were there. Service was warm and efficient at breakfast time. With only thirteen rooms and the personal attention of the owner, how could you go wrong with this bed and breakfast?

Very good value!

Budget permitting, it is our intention to repeating this trip.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

Our experience with the Queens Guest House started off well. We were pleased to find accommodation so centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh. My wife and I were travelling with our 1yr old daughter and her Grandmother and so required two double rooms. We were informed that there was only one double room available but we could have the family room for the price of a double. We were also assured the we didn’t need to bring our travel cot and that one would be provided. We also needed a late check in as we were travelling up from London by car and this wasn’t going to be a problem. Very accommodating so far.

The issues started when we arrived and there was no cot for the baby. Gary was very apologetic and promised it for the next day (which he did deliver) however it meant our daughter had to sleep in bed with my wife and I was relegated to the spare bed in the room (lucky we were given the family room otherwise it would have been the floor...).

The rooms are well appointed and have everything you would expect in a boutique hotel. Unfortunately the family room (and the lower floor) stank of cigarette smoke as the staff use the area outside for their cigarette breaks. These issues alone weren’t a big deal and we survived, however it wasn’t until the next morning when we were asked to pay up front that things began to get worse. We were told we needed to pay full rack price for the family room, apparently £199 per night. You could imagine our shock, especially considering we were told we could have the room for the price of a double and we had seen the double room tariff on booking.com for £80/night! The situation was eventually resolved, but it did leave us with a rather sour taste.

I could be very picky and note the fact that the guest houses office & reception are in the dining room, with phones ringing and office documents piled up and that we were surprised when another couple were told to leave their bags outside as “this is a dining room”. Or the fact they wanted to charge my mother in law £35 for a second key to her DOUBLE room.

In summary, the location is fantastic for exploring the city with close proximity to George and Princes streets. The rooms are pleasant but I would not recommend the family room (smelt of smoke). The staff were curt and short with us but maybe it was just a busy weekend? Still no excuse in my opinion. The breakfast was good but a little slow and requesting porridge and a boiled egg seemed like it was too much to ask for... In general they were accommodating to our needs with the baby but we felt as though they assisted because they felt they had to, not because they wanted to.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2010

We stayed at Queens Guest House whilst visiting Edinburgh. We found the staff extreemly welcoming and the accomadation was lovely. It's central location was ideal for exploring the city.

Great value for money and we'd definatly reccomend it to friends.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

Found Queen's Guest House on tripadvisor and snapped up a room quickly for my wife's Christmas present.
From the off, Gary was brilliant at answering my pestering emails and the service continued right the way through. Not so much a guesthouse/B&B as an intimate 'boutique' hotel with the best, most personal service you'll ever get.
He's a dab hand at breakfast too!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank ElNoiAngles
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

What a gem Gary and his team make your stay special centrally positioned and a wonderful ambience

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

Extremely comfortable, clean and very welcoming owner who has obviously put a lot of work into making this an attractive place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank HectorRN
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

arriving at the guest house with friends Gary the owner welcomed us all warmly, we were shown to modern, immaculate well equipped rooms. breakfast was served, (not too early) and the choice was great. location was superb, service was second to none and the cleanliness and standard of the room would be hard to beat. i would love to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank annemariek_9
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Address: 45 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Ranked #66 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $97 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Queens Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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