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Review of Emmaus House, Edinburgh SCIO

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Emmaus House, Edinburgh SCIO
Ranked #45 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“Excellent, lovely and charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The best part of this B&B is the service. They are completly focused in make you feel like in your own home. We stayed at this B&B in Christmas and we feel very comfortable. The common areas are very comfortable and they are really open to let you using them.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I came here for the second time after a very good few days in September. I felt very welcome again, especially as I was on my own this time - the atmosphere is very convivial. Janet and Andrew are excellent hosts and the warmth of Emmaus House is what makes it a great place to be in Edinburgh. The rooms and facilities are very good and always clean. Breakfast and supper, again, met all my expectations. I can only recommend this place most highly, in particular if you are looking for somewhere more welcoming than just a hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The hostel is really peaceful and the people are very kind and welcoming. Loved having breakfast all together in the morning :)
I had a very good time in the hostel and would suggest it if you are looking for a quiet accomodation where everyone is friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed at Emmaus House for two nights when I visited Edinburgh to go to a concert at Usher Hall and had a wonderful stay. The house itself is very clean and comfortable, the location is good, and the prices are fabulous. But it is the hospitality that makes Emmaus House truly special. Janet and Andrew are exceptional hosts, and I also very much enjoyed sharing food and conversation with the other guests around the large meal table. Emmaus House makes a great base for exploring the city and doing all of the usual tourist things, and Janet and Andrew can definitely help with that aspect of a visit. But it would also be a lovely place to spend a few days just taking a break from it all to read, write, reflect, and so on. The Christian spirituality that underlies Emmaus House is low-key: definitely available if you want to participate, but not even remotely pushed at you if you don’t. It’s very clear that people of any faith tradition, or none, are all equally welcome. Unconditionally recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

I travelled to Edinburgh for a conference with my small Christian charity, so price was important to me and I was also looking for more of a community experience than your typical budget hotel brands, so I booked 2 nights at Emmaus. I'm so glad I did. Warm welcome; very inclusive, accepting, family feel; good food around a large, shared dining table; freedom to do your own thing but also chat with other guests if you want (I met interesting people from Italy, Kenya, Moscow, USA); central location; clean room with comfortable bed and good shower; great value. It has everything you need. I'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Emmaus House is somewhere of which I'm never tired! The hospitality is glorious - unfushed, genuine, and extremely perceptive of the needs of guests. I've stayed here for both a relaxing holiday (or two) with friends and relatives, and found it ideal in terms of amenities, location, cost, and hospitality; and for retreat, and found Emmaus House unfussy in its spirituality, inclusive in the worship in the charming garden chapel, and open to all, wherever we may be on the journey of life. I've made new friends here, and would thoroughly recommend it. Unique!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Emmaus House is such a lovely place where I spent a best night ever in my life. The room is lovely and tidy. And the people there are incredibly nice, too! When I arrived there they even welcome me with a hot tea! They do care about every single minute that you spend there. So if you are looking for a warm, comfortable and lovely place to stay. Emmaus House could be your best choice!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Emmaus House, Edinburgh SCIO
Address: 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emmaus House, Edinburgh SCIO 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inclusive Christian community offering accommodation for holiday, business/study or retreat. Warm welcome irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious tradition. Guests welcome to share in meals; meet others from around the world & local visitors. Near city centre,so easily reached on foot or by bus. Convenient to theatres, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, EICC, universities. Georgian terraced villa. Accommodation: family, double, twin, single - most en-suite. Ground floor room available. Sitting room. Wifi internet. Happy to help with enquiries about the house, this wonderful city, local transport, and other local attractions in Lothian. Our visitor reviews give a very good perspective on staying with us. ... more   less 
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