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Dunedin Guest House
Ranked #150 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Liverpool
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed May 11, 2010

I have just returned from a weekend stay in the Dunedin with 3 friends.
We had the roomy attic room which had 4 single beds in and an en-suite shower room. Both rooms were bright, very clean and tidy and the shower gels, shower caps etc were a nice touch.
The room was up two flights of stairs, the second being quite tight and windey (which were 'fun' after a few drinks!) but David did offer to carry our bags up when we arrived - to which we refused but were sorry we did when we saw them!!
The guest house is decorated beautifully and had lovely features. David was very helpful in explaining where the bus stops, restaurants and touristy things where even though there were plenty of leaflets available. He even supplied us with an ice bucket for our pre night out drinks, Theres plenty of on street parking and we felt happy leaving our cars there the whole time.
The breakfast was fab with a good choice of fruit, cereal, cheeses, oatcakes and juices even before you order your cooked breakfast. This really set us up for the day sight seeing and walking up and down those steps and hills.
We were given three sets of keys which were handy as we didnt return at any 'reasonable' time!
The guest house is only about a mile away from Princes Street and cost £1.20 per person on the bus or between £4 - £6 in a taxi, depending on where your going. This made the night times quiet and comfortable.
We would definately stay here again and have recommended it to everyone who has asked.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Florida
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

Good location in South Edinburgh. Beautifully appointed, wonderful breakfasts, spotlessly clean, cordial, helpful host, no detail overlooked in making this a positive aspect of your stay in Edinburgh. Multiple bus lines run frequently to Royal Mile and Princes Street, a very short ride away. Excellent pub three blocks away. Super quiet at night. I've stayed there on two occasions and have no reason to stay anywhere else. As nice a B&B as I've ever stayed in.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Stockholm
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

Dunedin Guest House is situated a bit outside of Edinburgh, but that is no problem since many bus lines stops just outside on the street, and it takes you in to city in ten minutes. Me and my sister had av very pleasant stay in Dunedin. It's quiet and comfortable. The rooms are small but clean and cozy, and the service is top class. Our host, David, was very nice and helpful and served a delicious breakfast. I really recommend Dunedin if you're planning to visit edinburgh. It was our first time in the town and the experience was wonderful, much thanks to this awsome guest house!

  • Stayed March 2009
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

This guest house is 1st class .In a quiet location I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in edinburgh . Myself , my wife & teenage son stayed in room 6 .which had a good view of arthurs seat . The room was cleaned on a daily basis was always presented to a 1st class standard . The wife liked the attention to detail like the shower gels , shampoo . etc in the en-suite room .
David is an excellent host who is very approchable . The breakfast is of an excellent standard with 1st class service . If you want to walk into edinburgh it will take you about 35 mins . The bus 10mins . andy , sue & tom Deeside . North Wales.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Italy
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Reviewed January 8, 2009

Dunedin Guest House is a comfortable and beautiful B&B in Edinburgh. It's a bit away from the city centre, but is not a problem because the bus stop is near and there are several bus . The family room is spacious and clean and have a spectacular view of Arthur's Seat. The breakfast room is very nice and warm. Breakfast is very tasty, both scottish and continental. The proprietor, Mr David, is a very kind person. We liked very much our stay there!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Atascadero, California
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Reviewed September 19, 2007

We knew this as Dunedin Guest House on Priestfield Road. It was a bit away from the sites in the city, but my understanding is that this is where all of the B&B's are located. What a beautiful building, with amazing detail. David, the proprietor, is great and makes your stay special. We had a very nice ensuite room with a queen size bed and two twins. The room was a nice size and the bathroom was modern. As usual, we had lots of stairs to walk up with our heavy suitcases, but that became the norm on this trip. There was a good restaurant close, but the others were a bit of a walk. The bus was very accessible as it was just down the street. I would have liked to be closer to town, but I think you have to probably stay in a hotel as opposed to a B&B. If you stay here, look up and check out the beautiful detail on the ceilings.

Stayed July 2007
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Virginia
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Reviewed August 25, 2007

Our family of 3 recently stayed at the Dunedin Guest House on Priestfield Rd. in Endinburgh. We selected it because of the many positive comments here and also in Rick Steve's Guidebook to Great Britain. We were not disappointed! David greeted us and gave us a wonderful top floor room with a view of Arthur's Seat. The room was tastefully appointed, with coffee/tea service and scottish shortcakes. The beds were comfy, and the bathroom roomy and spotless. The neighborhood is quiet and most pleasant, and just feet from a bus stop that takes you right into the heart of Edinburgh. In fact, there are several bus #'s that you can choose from so wait time was never more than 5 minutes.

The breakfast room was delightful, with high ceilings decorated in a thistle motif, and lovely views of the surrounding gardens. Breakfast itself was generous and tasty, with some items such as cold cereals and fruit served buffet style, while hot items were cooked to order. Eggs, toast, ham, tomatoes and mushrooms, even scottish black pudding, was available, among others. I particularly liked the scottish oatcakes that were available on every table.

Overall, we couldn't have had a better experience and would highly recommend to friends and family!

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Dunedin Guest House
Address: 8 Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5HH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #150 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dunedin Guest House is a semi-detached Victorian Villa located on a large sunny corner with gardens and a lovely view of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags. Built as a family home in 1882, the three-story house was divided into two homes in the 1950s and returned to a single dwelling around late 1980s. Sympathetically converted into the present accommodations, the house is a listed building and therefore retains such original features as a magnificently lit cupola that dominates the central staircase and gives the house an airy spaciousness. Other original features are the mosaic-tiled entrance and vestibule, ornate cornices and a spectacular plasterwork thistle ceiling in the breakfast room. Original woodwork prevails throughout the guestrooms, as well, with massive Canadian pine doors, paneling and dados. ... more   less 
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