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Lindsay Guest House
Ranked #86 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We've just returned from our second visit to the Lindsay Guest House and can't wait to visit again in August. We discovered the Lindsay last year when we visited Edinburgh for the Tattoo. While a little bit out of the city centre it is still within walking distance (about half an hour) but there is an excellent bus service right from the end of the driveway. The longest we had to wait for a bus was 10 minutes so it is very convenient. Our room this visit was on the front (previously was a room at the back). We were a little worried about the noise from the road but the secondary double glazing took care of that and, combined with the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, ensured a good night's sleep. The room itself was vast and the bathroom was immaculate. It's the little touches that help and the daily supply of sweets along with fresh biscuits and tea and coffee are a very nice thought. Breakfast was superb and set us up for the day exploring the city. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Lindsay Guesthouse Edinburgh, UK, a great place to stay in Edinburgh. The friendly and helpful hosts, Pam and Keith provide a sumptuous breakfast, comfortable room with ensuite bathroom. The crisp, fresh bedroom and bathroom linen helped to make me feel at home. This guest house is comfortably situated on the bus route to all places worth visiting and is within walking distance to the Castle and Old Town. The Hogmanay festival was awesome. I would like to do Hogmanay again and stay at Lindsay Guesthouse again!

Room Tip: The rooms are all lovely!
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I stayed in a single room with private shower. Keith was very friendly and helpful. He gave me a lot of information about nearby grocery stores, etc. The bathroom was very clean and seemed to be quite new. The room itself was very clean, too - it was equipped with TV, washbasin, hair-dryer, and tea making facilities. Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily. The guest house is located outside the city centre in a quiet neighbourhood. For those travelling without a car: there's a bus stop very close to the house (take line 10 or 27 and get off at "grays loan" when coming from the city centre). The breakfast was very good, too.
The private bathroom isn't directly connected to the single room - it's two doors down the corridor, but that's only a small minus.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank vw888
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We decided to stay overnight in Edinburgh at the last minute and chose Lindsay Guesthouse online. The other complimentary reviews helped us decide and we weren't disappointed. Our room at the front of the building was lovely, and although the water pressure in the ensuite wasn't terrific, the bathroom facilities were very nice. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the welcome was warm. Good breakfast too!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are on the main road but the noise levels were fine, due to effective secondary g...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MrsWumman
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I were very pleased with the welcome we received, even though we arrived early, and the Jeffs did everything to make us, and the other guests, feel comfortable and cossetted. Very handy for transport to our various destinations, and time spent by the canal at the back of the house is not wasted - always something of interest going on.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank F1Ian_60
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We choose Lindsay Guesthouse based on TripAdvisor reviews, availability and price for our time in Edinburgh. If I were to visit again, I would choose Lindsay Guesthouse without a doubt! We made a late reservation for the busy month of August and got the last room available-the first floor twin in the back near the kitchen. Keith must be as quiet as a churchmouse while preparing breakfast because we never heard a peep! Our room was lovely, well appointed and immaculate. Great beds and nice linens! Beautiful new bathroom! The breakfasts were a treat and sustained us well through our busy days. Great French-pressed coffee! Keith was very congenial, guiding us well with directions for the bus into town as well as out to Rosslyn Chapel. He encouraged us to take the train to St.Andrews, but we were chickens...and he called us so! We should have taken his advice because our tour was rushed and just so-so. He also pointed us to the Kilted Pig, a neighborhood pub, for good pub food and pleasant surroundings. I was sad to leave when it was time to continue our journey. Great place!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lovely warm welcome and stay,would certainly return.
Rooms very clean with tea tray and extras, gave our stay that special touch.
Breakfast choices varied, were very happy to cater for varied dietary need.
Lovely people
Angie and Paul

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lindsay Guest House

Address: 108 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1NN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $95 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lindsay Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lindsay Guest House is a red sandstone Victorian listed building of great character. Located in the highly desirable Merchiston area, it is on an excellent bus route which takes 10 - 15 minutes to make the journey to the city centre. For the more energetic it is possible to walk along the Union Canal to the city centre (approx 30 minutes). Car parking available (no cost). ... more   less 
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Lindsay Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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