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“Great place to stay and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ashlyn Guest House

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Ashlyn Guest House
Ranked #115 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Gatwick
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6 reviews
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“Great place to stay and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed here during June for three nights. Service and food are excellent in a great environment. Use the buses in and back from the City. Great local places to eat and drink too. Botanic Gardens on your doorstep.

  • Stayed June 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Room 8 is a twin which is at the top of this Georgian house which still has many of it's original features.The room is pleasant & very clean. Breakfast had a varied choice & was cooked well & pleasantly served. The proprietors are very friendly & helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My parents stayed at this lovely guest house for two weeks over the New Years holiday and had a terrific experience. Peter and Lindsey are very nice, caring, friendly and professional. They even let my parents keep their room for two nights while we went to England in January without charging them a penny since they didn't have any request for the room for that weekend. The location is convenient but not too close to the city center. Although 3 bus lines stop right in front of the house and it's only 20 minutes walking to the Omni Center and 30 minutes to Princes Street. Food was great and the one room my parents had was clean, bright en suite and spacious.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was our second stay at the Ashlyn Guest House, and we will undoubtedly return. Spacious, immacuately clean, comfortable, quiet and the proprietors were wonderful. They were flexible about breakfast times when we wanted an early start. Conveniently situated on a main bus route into central Edinburgh, a journey taking only 10 minutes.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Twyford, Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

It's my second time here and I will definitely stay here again in the future. Great location for central Edinburgh and close to the Botanic gardens. Peter and Lindsey are very friendly and welcoming and the guest house is large and spacious with wonderful rooms, all very clean and tidy. After 4 days cycling from Newcastle to Edinburgh and having cooked breakfasts every morning I can honestly say this was the best breakfast we'd had en route.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Merseyside
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Nothing wrong with this B&B but the reviews definitely overhyped it.On the strength of which we booked it.Parking is a problem all on the road so (a) may have difficulty getting a space-weekends are better.(b) may have a bit of a trog to B&B.
En suite room-was a large room refurbished to accommodate a tardis bathroom(except it got smaller rather than larger inside).It took compact to another level..A larger person would struggle in there!Breakfast was large and the usual Scottish selection.All seemed to hark back to the sixties .Was close to the Botanical gardens and to Earthy cafe-very good and owners very nice but nae bother...

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ashlyn21, Owner at Ashlyn Guest House, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Hi, this is Lindsey (Owner) from the Ashlyn Guest House. Thanks for taking the time to review our B&B. We’re sorry that you had a disappointing stay and that you disagree with the other 38 positive reviews on Trip Advisor. As you are aware these are honest reviews from guests who have stayed in our home – we’re sorry that you were not one of them.

Like most of the centre of Edinburgh, we are located in a restricted parking zone which is stated on our website. When asked about parking, we always make the situation very clear to potential guests.

With regards bathroom size, we have had comments in the past about the size of the bathroom in room 6 where you stayed. However, due to the size of the room and the plumbing in a Georgian house, we are limited with what we can do with the ensuite facilities. The facilities are viewed as adequate by the AA with which we are rated 4 star. In addition, we like to think the facilities and service we offer are reflected in the price you pay for your room.

As for “harking back to the 60s”, not sure what this refers to? Our house was built in 1820 with most of the period features being retained throughout. We also try to match the décor in the rooms with the style of the building.

Lindsey Kelsey
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

What a fantastic place to stay! My friend and I booked 3 nights on a tour of Scotland. Knowing Edinburgh quite well I knew it was a nice location, a nice part of the city. It's a nice walk into the centre; if you're in more of a hurry there are plenty of buses from just outside. We were very happy with our twin room on the top floor, which had a seperate bathroom. Very clean, the cleaner comes in every day and is very efficient! Nice bed and comfortable surrondings. The owner Peter is a lovely chap, and very welcoming. Breakfast was lovely, fruit, yoghurt, cereals and a choice of a few hot options. The full breakfast was very nice even though I couldn't manage it all! After such a lovely stay we decided to return to Ashlyn on the way home - the only room available was the family room. Wow! What a spacious and gorgeous room that is! It felt like being in a stately home! I would recommend booking the family room to anyone!! This guest house is fabulous in every way and I cannot wait to return. A great city needs great accomadation, and in Ashylyn Guest House, Edinburgh has! Thank you Peter - keep up the good work. Russell and Shaun, Essex

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Ashlyn Guest House
Address: 42 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5PY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ashlyn Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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