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“Outstanding accommodations and service”
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Kew House
Ranked #6 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scappoose, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding accommodations and service”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

It does not get any better than this. Check in was a conversation in the lounge rather than swapping plastic at a sterile desk. The proprietors had excellent suggestions for transportation and activities. We stayed in the nearby two-bedroom apartment (perhaps 30 meters away) rather than in the main facility. We arrived early, but the operators were happy to accommodate us. In the apartment, the fully equipped kitchen (including washer/dryer) was very useful to us. Every day fresh bread, milk, juice, and other breakfast foods were provided for a private meal in the sunroom of the apartment. While we enjoyed lovely accommodations throughout our three weeks in Europe, this facility was absolutely the best.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Fairway, Kansas
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

Ian and Alan are amazing hosts! Though I don't stay at B&Bs too often, I was simply taken aback by Kew House. It is meticulously cared for as far as the accomodations, and Ian and Alan are terrific. My stay in Edinburgh consisted of 4 nights with my 12 and 10 year old daughters. We were traveling on vacation from the States. Originally, we planned on only 2 nights, but immediately felt so comfortable with our hosts that we extended two more nights. From Edinburgh, we were able to travel by train to many of the places we wanted to visit, which was efficient and economical. The entire time, both Ian and Alan shared their ideas and helped us explore Scotland. Without them, our trip here wouldn't have nearly been as good. I highly recommend the Kew House!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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melbourne, fl
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20 reviews
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Kew house is a very nice guest house. Ian the owner is very pleasant and accomodating. The rooms are excellent. There was a full shower door which
i think is very rare in Europe where 1/2 doors are the norm. Room 6 is somewhat bright in the am so if darkness is important ask Ian if another room might be more dark.

I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed June 14, 2011

Stayed at the Kew House a few weeks ago and would definitely go back. The unit we rented was very comfortable and modern, and was just a short bus trip (or 15-20 minute walk) from the heart of Edinburgh. Can't beat the value of it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

I was drawn to the Kew House by the praise given to the proprietors, Ian and Alan. They did not disappoint. If you want to feel personally welcomed to Edinburgh, the Kew House is the place to stay. From the warm, friendly greeting upon our arrival until they wished us well as we left for the airport, they were the perfect hosts. They told us about their wonderful city, gave us tips to better enjoy our visit, and recommended some fantastic restaurants. The neighborhood restaurant they recommend to us ranks as one of my all-time favorites anywhere. In addition to our wonderful hosts, I also liked our cozy, quiet room, the amazing breakfasts, and the location. You can walk into the historic part of the city (which we did several times), but it is also on main bus routes for the city and airport. I hope the next time I'm in Edinburgh, they have a room available for me.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

High quality and service in a relaxed freindly environment. A true gem of hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

I cannot say enough nice things about the Kew House! I stayed there nine years ago and didn't think of anywhere else when planning my recent trip to Edinburgh. Ian was most helpful in helping me plan our stay in Edinburgh and even set up a Highlands Tour to pick us up at the door.

The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in and the overall decor of the B&B was relaxing and high quality. The offerings for breakfast were beyond delicious. Transportation into the city center was convienant as busses stopped right in front of the property.

Going above and beyond is standard at the Kew House. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh this should be at the top of your list of places to stay!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kew House

Property: Kew House
Address: 1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kew House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kew House has been awarded the prestigious AA 5 Star Gold rating as well as being one of few guest houses in both the Michelin UK and Europe Guide. We are just 15 minutes walk West of Princes Street and have easy bus access to Edinburgh Airport. Our 6 bedrooms and 1 serviced apartment are stylish and contemporary with everything all guests need whether on business or leisure travel. Toiletries by the White Company. Kew House has free secure parking and free hi-speed wi-fi. ... more   less 
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