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Review of Braveheart City Centre Guest House Edinburgh

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Braveheart City Centre Guest House Edinburgh
Ranked #360 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Lynchburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great budget option!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

Its best feature has to be location, just behind Edinburgh's Castle, you can walk to the city centre, as well as use different buses to move around. The breakfast was perfect to start your day and rooms were clean, just a place to spend the night after a long day walking all around the city!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

I had a great stay! The location is perfect- we could walk to city centre.
I left my camera there and Talo mailed it back to Canada for me! What lovely hosts. I would recommend this place to anyone is visiting Edinburgh. You will be well taken care of :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

This guesthouse was well suited for our needs during our Edinburgh visit as it is very conveniently situated close to the city centre and attractions. Although clean, the decorations were somewhat tacky and the bathrooms require a professional finish. Breakfasts were small but adequate. Some members of staff were really friendly and helpful, however, others came accross quite rude and abrupt, especially during breakfast service. Despite the minor negatives, we would probably stay there again as it was good value for money considering the excellent location of the guesthouse.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

For my first time in Edinburgh, this B&B lived up to my expectations. Rooms were clean and a good size. The bathroom in my room was a little bit small but it worked out fine. The hosts were welcoming and very friendly. They offered suggestions on what to see and where to eat. If you like to walk, the trek into town is quite nice, otherwise the bus picks you up a short 2 minute walk down the street. Breakfast was great at Braveheart. Lots of options to choose from and everything was delicious. The only complaint is that the wireless was sometimes very slow and would disconnect frequently. Would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Stayed three nights at the braveheart with a large party. Got to see four of the rooms.. Great location! The day and evening managers were very nice and helpful. Beds were comfortable. I think this place hasn't been updated in a decade and needs a good scrub!

The rooms were small with dust and cobwebs.. Bathrooms had broken tiles & mold in shower.. New bath towels needed.. Shredded and worn out. The toast at breakfast was more like warm bread even after we asked for it well done..

If you are allergic to cats do not stay here!! There was a cat sitting on a chair in the dining room then watched it walk through the kitchen to the garden out the back.

If you smoke there is no outdoor patio furniture to sit on.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShellbellShiel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

I stayed here for a conference. Despite arriving very very late, the owner made sure I could easily access the room. The room was very well furnished, and very pleasent. There was a leaky sink in the corner, but this was easily solved by wrapping a towel around it! The full scottish breakfast was tasty, and well served.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

Terrible place, needing a complete make over, just £1 cheaper than a lovely one at 67 Gilmore Place, which I had previously stayed at but had to move as the owners were going away on holiday.

Braveheart has the most god awful shared bathroom with loose floor tiles, dirt and broken tiles under the bath, a newish shower has been fitted over an old and dirty bath which looks as though it was painted on the inside and great chunks of this had come off leaving cracks where you need to stand inside the bath, the sides also had large areas where the coating had come off.....who paints the inside of a bath!!!!! Tiles were smeared with sealant looking as though a very amateur DIY person had attempted to tile the wall

Dirty carpeting in the room, and not enough room to enter the room without banging the door onto the very very small sink which had not been cleaned in a long time.

I did not stay long enough to have breakfast and left early preferring to go hungry.

Will never stay here again

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Braveheart City Centre Guest House Edinburgh

Property: Braveheart City Centre Guest House Edinburgh
Address: 26 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #360 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Braveheart City Centre Guest House Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Braveheart Guest House offers high quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation to visitors eager to stay in the heart of Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital city. Located just off a vibrant city centre full of restaurants, bars, hotels and theatres. Braveheart Guest House is perfect if you are planning to visit the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace - or the stunning Edinburgh Castle. Braveheart Guest House was built in the early eighteenth century and eight rooms, of which six are en-suite. ... more   less 
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