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Ardenlee Guest House
Ranked #203 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
1 review
“Fantastic guest house”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I recently just visited Edinburgh again.I stayed at the Ardenlee Guest House. It was fantastic. The staff were amazing. It was very good value for money. It is a beautiful Victorian building with lots if character. It was clean, comfortable and so friendly. I would highly recommend.

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Plockton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed in Ardenlee Guest House on a previous occasion in the summer and I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, great breakfast and the really convenient location so much that i returned there with my husband and friends on another visit to Edinburgh. As the Aedenlee was booked up we were all staying in Eyre Apartment which is also part of the owners property. Again we had a really comfortable stay and enjoyed superb breakfasts next door at the Ardenlee and were looked after very well by the pleasant staff who supplied tea/coffee and toast in abundance. On both occasions the owners have been very welcoming. Would I stay there again? .........Most definetly! JB

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The official website illustrates that Ardenlee have 9 bedrooms (7 en-suite) but a group of us
were allocated to a separate building - No Wifi facility/No management on site/No information about the B&B/No instruction for emergency...
The bedroom had a very poorly spaced & fitted shower/WC room where one had to climb over the WC in order to get in & out of the shower...hardly any space to dry oneself, so in my case, I had to open the bathroom door to create more space while drying.
The shortage of the electric sockets meant that the electric kettle was plugged in to the socket by the bathroom door which was left on the floor = very dangerous!!
When I arrived, I could smell a cigarette smoke in the bedroom...It was after 4pm, so I guess it was by a member of the B&B staff.
Is it legal to run B&B in such condition??
* We used a organised walking holiday company where we had no control in choosing the
accomodation - It was very disturbing, and this walking holiday company should have inspected
the B&B properly!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay in the Ardenlee - very friendly and welcoming staff and well located for getting into the city centre. Excellent breakfast. Our double room on the top floor was a little cramped, but fine otherwise - very comfortable bed. Our (grown up) kids shared a family room which was huge, with a lovely bay window seat overlooking the street.
Definitley recomended for a weekend in Edinburgh

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Lee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I stayed in Edinburgh for a long weekend and stayed in the owners other property, the Eyre, which is next door but one to the Ardenlee. My room was very poor the carpet was shabby and the room was dusty and not very clean. The bathroom was cramped and there was not a lot of room to put anything. The shower tray was not sealed properly in parts and there were large gaps around the edge. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Ardenlee was welcoming and the owners very pleasant and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean with comfortable beds and a good shower. The location was very quiet and we had a great nights sleep despite being in a city. Breakfast was lovely with lots of options and the staff were good at bringing (and refreshing) teas, coffees and toast.

Although it's close to the main attractions we used the bus to travel to Princes Street (to avoid walking up the hill!). Buses are frequent and the stop is just around the corner. £3.50 for unlimited all day travel is great value and made getting to and from the Ardenlee easy.

Overall excellent value for money and a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Pontiac, Quebec
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of spending five days at the Ardenlee. The hosts, Kay and Kenny, couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating, including arranging two early breakfasts for us. The room was comfy and we especially appreciated the complimentary packets of hot chocolate and Walker's shortbread (the Rolls Royce of Scottish shortbreads) set out each day in our room. The guest house is well-situated for exploring Edinburgh as it's enough off the beaten track to get a good night's sleep, but within easy walking distance of Princes Street, the Royal Mile and other frequented spots, as well as practically next door to Stockbridge and great restaurants. We felt very much at home there and would be happy to return any time.

Room Tip: There is no lift, so if you have mobility issues, a room on the first floor would be the best choice...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ardenlee Guest House
Address: 9 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #203 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardenlee Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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