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Ardgarth Guest House
Ranked #164 of 394 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 16, 2008

This is a lovely guest, very well run, in a lovely location. I came here for three nights with my husband and my two young daughters. The room was great, clean and quiet. Breakfast was very good, excellent choice. My daughters were also well accomodated for, they certainly didnt go hungry. Portobello, where the Ardgarth is located, is lovely a really contrast with busy Edinburgh. Not many places to eat in the evening though. Excellent bus service to get into Edinburgh.

I would recommend this guest house, when we were there there were several nationalites there so I think it is very popular. The owner had plenty of books on Scotland and Edinburgh and although we didnt ask I can imagine she woudl have been a wealth of useful information if required.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were made very welcome by our hosts Richard and Ursula. Our room was very comfortable and breakfast was outstanding. Situated in the suburbs of Portobello not far from the beach we were only 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and on a good bus and night bus route. We would recommend the Ardgarth and will be going back.
Thankyou Ursula for all your assistance.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

Ursula´s B&B is more than a lovely location for staying in Edinburgh for some nights. The room was quite large and authentic. Everything, from the welcome with tea, shortbread and toffees above the atmosphere, the breakfast and at least the organisation of our staying was simply perfect.

The B&B is located in Portobello, about one minute walk away from the sea. It takes about 25 minutes getting into the centre of Edinburgh (Weaverly Station) by bus. The busses run frequently every 10 minutes, a day ticket is 2,50 BP.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2008

A wonderful location, it has the beach and promenade virtually on the doorstep and the location gave us an ideal opportunity to explore the fringe festival and be able to return to our relaxing guest house. The bus route to Edinburgh is 30 seconds away.

All the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful throughout our 6 night stay. Our 5 year old was made to feel very happy and this enabled us to relax.

The rooms were excellent very spacious and clean at all times.

We must also mention Reds restaurant. A great child friendly environment with a very adult feel to the cafe by day and restaurant by night.

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank hrnS_Yorks
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Was the 6th year in a row for us to stay at the Ardgarth Guest House. The location is perfect for a trip to Edinburgh and the South as well. The rates are moderate and the rooms clean. Ursula and Richard are always helpful if you are looking for places to visit or a good restaurant around. Its just a short distance to Portobello beach and town centre. We'll surely return next year!

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Thank Dunluce08
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Reviewed August 4, 2008

The Ardgarth was our home away from home during our week's stay in Scotland, and we felt instantly comfortable there. When we arrived, we received a very welcoming and informative introduction to the Ardgarth itself, and to Portobello, the suburb of Edinburgh where the Ardgarth is located (a 15-20 min. bus ride from the City Centre, with the bus stop only a minute's walk away). As we required accessible accommodations, we were very impressed with the owner's extensive knowledge of wheelchair-friendly restaurants, etc. in Portobello, attractions in Edinburgh, and, above all, with our adapted room--it answered to all of our needs. The breakfasts were lovely, the staff friendly and attentive, and the rates very reasonable; free internet access was an added bonus!

We would recommend the Ardgarth readily to anyone looking for accessible accommodation outside of, but not far from, the City Centre -- it is the ideal spot! Thank you, Ursula and Richard!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank wuthergirl
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

I loved the location of this bed and breakfast. The place is easily accessable by bus, once you get the hang of the system. You can walk down to the beach from the b & b, which was very nice. Had we not stayed near the beach, we probably would not have ventured there! One morning, we walked down to the beach and enjoyed watching people's dogs running in and out of the water, chasing the seagulls.

The owner was friendly, and helped us when we were looking for a particular site. Our room was a good size, and we never had a problem waiting for the bathrooms, even though they were shared. Breakfast was also very good, with some different choices.

The binder in our room was also helpful, and we ended up finding a place we wanted to visit in there that we otherwise would not have found, since it wasn't in our guidebook!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank shells0418
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Additional Information about Ardgarth Guest House

Address: 1 St. Marys Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #164 of 394 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small friendly Guest House in a quiet location with free on-street parking and good bus service to city centre. ... more   less 
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Ardgarth Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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