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Dunedin Guest House
Ranked #134 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would recommend to anyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

We stayed over New Year and found the Dunedin excellent value for money, we had a very warm welcome on arrival. Breakfast was lovely and they went the extra mile and had veggie sausages for us. When we returned after our New Years night out we found two bottles of wine and a box of chocolates, which was a lovely way to finish the night.
The location is out of the city centre, about a 20 minute walk but on the main bus route which seemed to run every couple of minutes. A single is £1.20 or £3.00 day ticket.
Will definately stay at Dunedin when we return to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2010

Just come back from a three day stay 9th -12 th December 2010. This . The owners David & Irene are very helpful. The breakfast would put many 5* hotels to shame. The rooms are well equiped and are warm and comfortable. We will return without question! - Highly recommended. Easy access to the city center via several buses on the nearby main road.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank alansd
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Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

This was a great B&B, located slightly away from the city, but well connected by frequent buses, so traveling to town was a non-issue, which was in any case only 10-15 minutes away by bus. We loved the room, which was one of the most spacious we have seen in Scotland - we had a king bed plus 1 single with lots of space to put our luggage. Beds were comfortable and facilities were adequate with coffee making facilities, wi-fi, bathroom amenities. The place is very clean, heaters were well placed in both the bathroom as well as the bedroom, which made it nice and warm, which was particularly great as we were traveling with a young toddler. Breakfast was a hearty affair, with a good selection of both cold and hot items, and we always left the beautiful breakfast room with a very satisfied tummy! The owner, David, is a wonderful host - friendly and very helpful. We stayed in a total of 6 B&Bs while on our trip to Scotland, starting and ending with Dunedin. And we knew we found a gem in Dunedin when on our return leg to Edinburgh, the whole family, including our 3 year old, was looking forward to staying there on our last nights of our holiday! Thank you to David for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carrotnose_snowman
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

This guesthouse was one of the nicest we have stayed in. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean house located very close to bus services into the city. Breakfast was very extensive and very well cooked to all tastes. The host was welcoming and informative. We would definitely go back when visiting Edinburgh in the future.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth187056
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

Our twin-bedded room was clean and bright but the thin, poor quality, duvets were a disappointment; same comment for the pillows. No extra pillows or additional sheets/blankets/throws were available in the room. No bedside tables just small corner shelves for personal night time items. Only full cream milk available on the hospitality tray and no decaff. choice of tea or coffee. No room to lay out wash things in the shower room. Nevertheless, a warm welcome and a good breakfast in a lovely breakfast room.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank tcsunbounce
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

This was a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful home, comfy room, good food. Close to city centre. David was an incredibly helpful host.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2010

We stayed 3 nights at the Dunedin Guest House on our recent trip to the UK. Room was spotless, nice amenities in the bathroom, very comfortable beds. Gracious host, David, who provided lots of helpful advice. Excellent Scotish breakfast. Having wifi access was great.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Dunedin Guest House
Address: 8 Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5HH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 445 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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