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“Not very welcoming, and not worth the price” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strathallan Guest House

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Strathallan Guest House
Ranked #59 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Not very welcoming, and not worth the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

It turned out okay after a disconcerting beginning. There was no host on the premises when we arrived after a very long drive, but by chance we met a young woman on her way out who let us in, and we found our name on an envelope with the room key inside. The room was acceptable but shabby. TV not working, internet access down, and no off-street parking spaces available to us. Calls to owner went unanswered for a long time, and he was not at all friendly or helpful when we finally spoke to him. Even just a more gracious and hospitable attitude would have made a huge difference to us, but frankly, this man was brusque and seemed annoyed. On the positive side, there was a good hot shower, and the woman who served breakfast the next morning was pleasant, and at some point internet access was restored and we were able to access it if we went downstairs with our iPad to the dining room. It's a bit of a walk to main part of city, which was okay with us, no doubt less appealing for those who don't enjoy walking or public transit. All in all, the experience was disappointing and certainly not worth the price we paid. If you'd like a warm welcome in Edinburgh, you might do better elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The host is a very friendly and helpful man. But the room was extremely small, under the roof, most of it mansarde. It also was not the cleanest, the furniture somewhat worse for wear and the bathroom just unpleasantly dirty.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Greenwood, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have stayed in Edinburgh at the Strathallan many times, and I absolutely love it! Eamonn is such a nice gentleman, and he cooks a fabulous breakfast. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious, and comfortable. The house is just a mile walk from the city center, or you may catch the bus right in front of the house. Eamonn is also very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The Strathallan really is my home-away-from home in Edinburgh; I would not think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a great guest house, with very comfy rooms, a great breakfast, friendly owners and a very good location, handy for everything in the city.
You can walk into the city without problems (about 15-20 mins to South Bridge), or if you want to go a little further, or have a suitcase, there are many buses just outside the door.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ScarletBea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I pick Strathallan after reading all the good reviews on tripadvisor.

Spent 8 days in Strathallan from 10th - 18th sept, on the third floor single en-suite room.
The room and the bathroom is cleaned and kept tidy every day. I have everything I needed in the room: the TV, electric kettle, hair dryer , wifi access & etc.

The famous breakfast that has been mentioned by most reviews is something that get me out of bed every morning. I was served with fresh cooked eggs, bacon, sausages, mushroom & etc. Breakfast is plentiful, with fresh fruits too!

The location is within the city but away from the busied streets. Many buses available from the guest house that connect to other part of the city. It's only ten mins walk from the university of Edinburgh.

The best part of Strathallan is the host Eamonn and his team - Molly and Lauren. They are ever so ready to offer their help whenever I asked. Leaving my older daughter behind in Edinburgh is rather painful for me, but the comforting words and assurance from Molly and Lauren really help a lot.

My family is planning another trip to edinburgh this dec to spend our christmas and new year with my daughter, we will certainly stay with the Strathallan again!

Strathallan is like a home away from home :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

The stay was amazing from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Eamonn was a top bloke, made us feel welcome on arrival and does a top breakfast.
The location is a short cab from Edinburgh Waverly station and about a 25 minutes walk from the edge of the city.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom131
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We only had 1 night in Edinburgh ( during festival month) and the Strathallan was great!
It's a short taxi ride, only £6, from Waverely station. Or if you don't mind the walk, in which you do get to see alot of the smaller side streets, performers etc it's a good 25 minutes.
The room my partner and i had was very spacious, with tv, wifi and a large bathroom with bath tub.
Breakfast again was amazing. Lots of variety with cereal, youghurts, fruit, croissant and a full hot breakfast too.
The only negative? That there weren't any rooms available to stay in the following week!!
Definitely recommend the stay!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Strathallan Guest House
Address: 44 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 2BR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #59 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Strathallan Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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