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Highfield Guest House
Ranked #39 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 15, 2006

I'm recently back from a long weekend in Edinburgh, staying at Highfield Guest House, and just have to post a review. I chose Highfield having read the reviews already posted on tripadvisor last year, and having never been disappointed before by accommodation reviewed by tripadvisor, I was hopeful of yet another positive experience. My stay at Highfield surpassed expectations - even before I arrived, from email and phone correspondence to make my booking, I already had a good impression of the hosts, John and Christine. They are so friendly, welcoming, and thoughtful, as well as a great resource for local information (this may seem obvious but I am often amazed at how little useful knowledge can be gleaned from people working in all aspects of the tourism industry!)

The room I stayed in was a welcoming and restful place at the end of each day, with a beautiful large window looking out to the garden, high ceiling that lended to the sense of space, excellent and plentiful storage, a very comfortable bed and spotless bathroom, complete with heated towel rail, lovely! The attention to detail is instantly obvious, and makes you feel like a family member, rather than just a guest: selection of herbal teas and hot chocolate, as well as tea and coffee in the room, with a little teapot instead of just a mug - really nice touch. And in the bathroom - lovely toiletries, including a nailbrush and cotton buds - an extremely good idea and something you rarely find, even in a much more expensive hotel.

Breakfast was excellent also - a wide choice of cooked dishes and a lovely relaxing breakfast room, a great way to start the day. Getting to and from Highfield was very easy - the bus service is very efficient and walking into town is also very easy.

A couple of tips - right across the road from Highfield is a beautiful stationery and gift shop, "Bitsy Adam's", owned by Donna Adam, who makes the beautiful handmade greeting cards herself (her husband takes the photos which are on sale there too) - it was a real treasure trove for an original gift or card, definitely worth a browse! And a restaurant tip - David Bann's vegetarian restaurant, on St Mary's Street, just off the Royal Mile. One of the best meals I have ever had, anywhere, and very reasonably priced compared to most restaurants in Edinburgh.

All in all, Highfield was a great base for visiting Edinburgh, and I certainly look forward to my next visit and staying there again!

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Reviewed December 7, 2005

We stayed here for 3 nights and had our best stay in Scotland. The owners, John and Christine were the most gracious hosts we've ever, and were really fun to talk with. The room was absolutely spotless and it was obvious that they paid great attention to every little detail. The breakfast was excellent. Everything was fresh and very well prepared. The location is about 10 minutes away from town via buses 2 blocks away so not central, but very convenient and in a nice neighborhood, and John and Christine are extremely helpful with directions and things to do around town. All in all one of the best experiences ever in a guest house or B & B. And their dog, Beckett is a real sweetheart!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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Reviewed August 22, 2005

A great choice, about 10 minutes from the Royal Mile by bus or
taxi. Pleasant super-clean rooms and lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled solo
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Address: 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $103 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highfield Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maggie and Gordon welcome you to their elegant Victorian guest house situated in the Newington district of Edinburgh, close to the beautiful, historic city centre. The four star Highfield Guest House offers true Scottish hospitality so whether you are here on holiday or on a business trip you will find Highfield's friendly, informal ambience very relaxing and our attention to detail will ensure a comfortable, relaxing and memorable stay. ... more   less 
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