We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Luxurious With High Standards”
Review of Kew House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Kew House
Ranked #6 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level Contributor
53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Luxurious With High Standards”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I spent 3 nights at Kew House.
On arrival I was welcomed by Ian the welcome is warm and friendly.
Ian give me a map of Edinburgh with the bus numbers to the city on it.
I was then shown to my room a single at the back of the house with a view of the Pentland Hills.
The room is well decorated and coordinated you have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The single bed is very comfortable which made for a good nights sleep, the bedding is of a good quality.
There is a Lcd tv with a good selection of channels and wifi available throughout the house with no signal issues.
Plenty of tea, coffee and hot chocolate with a chocolate brownie regularly replenished.
There was sherry with a box of chocolates in the room, also when I came back to the room in the evening there was a chocolate on the pillow a nice touch.
The breakfast is excellent you have a choice from a continental to full cooked, the food is excellent quality you will not go hungry here.
Ian and Allan are excellent hosts friendly welcoming and considerate they run a first class establishment, they have a beautiful home it is well kept immaculately clean with good levels of service.
You pay a bit more for Kew House but what you get in return is worth it.

Room Tip: All rooms would be of a high standard.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank saltire_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will see you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

811 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    754
    48
    7
    1
    1
See reviews for
159
391
75
58
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (77)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed November 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here during the week over Halloween and would definitely recommend it.
It is a ten minute stroll into Edinburgh, which we liked, but you can also jump on the very frequent buses which take you into Edinburgh in just a few minutes.

The room was lovely and clean as was the rest of the guest house there was also free, secure parking which we needed. Ian and Alan were the perfect hosts, recommending places for us to eat and visit and cooking us a lovely Scottish breakfast in the morning.

I have already recommended Kew house to friends given how expensive it is to stay in the well known hotels in Edinburgh city centre these days.

Thanks for looking after us Ian & Alan!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AMarson1987
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

My daughter, husband and I stayed in Kew House as part of a sight seeing trip to Edinburgh. Our room was absolutely perfect with linens, bedding, beds, bathroom etc. of high caliber. The room was immaculate and luxurious. Colour schemes were relaxing and decor well thought out. There is parking at the back that is fenced in from the alley. Our host efficiently welcomed us to our room.

The breakfast includes a variety of items to satisfy anyone. As well, a hot Scottish breakfast was prepared for each of us - or at least the parts we wanted. Delicious. An effort was made by our hosts to be helpful in regards to questions and engage in conversation.

As you can see, everything seems to have been done perfectly at the Kew House. I am not sure why I felt like I was staying at a hotel rather than a bed and breakfast. I choose B&Bs when I travel because I want more of a feeling of the people living in an area. Although my stay at the Kew House was excellent, I did find it officious. However, I would definitely recommend it as excellent accommodation in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank lovetravelovehome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Thank you both for helping us out, when we were badly disappointed elsewhere in the City. Nothing is too much trouble, and we slept soundly in comfy, clean beds. Breakfasts were very, very good! The advice too on eating out, parking, walking etc etc was also very helpful. One of the best I've ever stopped in, thank you.

Stayed October 2013
Helpful?
Thank NickOSu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We booked last minute having read reviews.Good location,easy to get into town on foot,by bus or just £5 in a taxi.Secure parking at this fab spotless 5 star B&B.Our bedroom was immaculate and perfect,breakfast was beautiful and of great quality and the owner was extremely informative of Edinburgh,things to do and restaurants.We wouldn't hesitate to return when we next visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jotamarindo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Herefordshire
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Perfect location, secure parking, great hosts and a good nights sleep what more could you want!

Couldn't recommend more highly would come back again, lovely city to explore however we were able to find some hidden treasures after recommendations on arrival.

The rooms were immaculate, very modern and you could tell that there was that extra effort made to make our stay comfortable without any worries.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chris C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Kew House. As I've said before we take our hospitality very seriously and sometimes we're not always sure if we "hit the mark" with all guests so appreciative comments such as yours give us the energy and incentive to keep on going. Hope to see you again at Kew House.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We've just completed a tour of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. We stayed at a large number of good B&Bs, but Kew House would be in the top 3. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet, and for Aussies the bonus was a real fridge. But the real highlights were our wonderful hosts, Alan and Ian - endlessly helpful and discreet with all guests. When we return to Edinburgh this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PeterDowling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and it will be good to see you again too. I hope the rest of the holiday went well.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
West End
The Chester Residence
The Chester Residence
#1 of 148 in Edinburgh
1,806 reviews
Old Town
Old Town Chambers
Old Town Chambers
#5 of 148 in Edinburgh
914 reviews
Princes Street and Gardens
The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel
#10 of 148 in Edinburgh
3,735 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
West End
The Dunstane Hotel
The Dunstane Hotel
#14 of 148 in Edinburgh
1,319 reviews
Broughton & Calton
Adria House
Adria House
#5 of 393 in Edinburgh
474 reviews
West End
B+B Edinburgh
B+B Edinburgh
#15 of 393 in Edinburgh
673 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Kew House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kew House

Property: Kew House
Address: 1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 393 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Agoda and Hotel.de so you can book your Kew House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kew House Edinburgh, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing