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Pillars House
Ranked #92 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“We really enjoyed our stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

I recently took my parents for a once in a lifetime trip to Scotland. Pilars House was our fourth stop and definitely our best. Edna, Mark and the rest of the hosts bent over backward to help us. Edna even switched rooms to accommodate my disabled father. The rooms were large, spacious, well appointed and clean. Breakfast at Pilars House was always hilarious as we exchanged stories with our hosts and fellow guests. We had an authentic Scottish experience, close to central Edinburgh at a reasonable price. We definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Very well maintained, you can find a fridge and even a microwave in the room , also a safe....things you wont find in other B&Bs. The hosts are just wonderful, especially Mark, they also got an agreement with some restaurants where they give you 10% off your bill even a 3 course dinner for £15.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Lana, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

I was travelling with my sister, We took some form of "roulette booking", we just knew we were booking a B&B, but not exactly which one...In the end we got the adress of Pillars House!

We arrived well, it was a warm welcome, clean and nice rooms with all facilities you need, all en suite! Also perfect was the possibility to leave the car in the backyard, where Pillars house has a private car park! Great!

What I personally liked most, was the breakfast, all toghether with the other guests, freshly prepared by the family Mc Combs, in the familiar kitchen, on the big table...
We can absolutley recommend a stay in the Pillars House!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

My boyfriend and I come to Edinburgh every August for the festival with two other couples. A couple of years ago in a last minute panic for accommodation I came across Pillars House. It is one of the few guest houses who accept one night stays in August. Located at the foot of Leith walk - it is a short bus journey into the city centre. The rooms are clean and functional and the welcome is warm. The cooked breakfast and ample, free parking are the icing on the cake! We will definitely be back again next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

I stayed for one night with a friend in a cosy room at the top of Pillar's House during the Festival season. We had a lovely time at this family run Guest house: Edna and her family were extremely friendly helpful and accomodating. A delicious breakfast was waiting for us in the morning and we had an enjoyable time exploring Leith. The city centre is about 20 minutes walk or a very short bus ride and Pillars House was the perfect retreat. I would highly recommend Pillars House to anyone, it is the perfect combination and is both comfortable and affordable. Louise, London.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

This was our third trip to Edinburgh and we have stayed @ Pillars house every time. Great Bang foryour buck and great service and management. Edna is a superb hostess. It is located in Leith only a short distance from Central Edinburgh. Highly recommend it to anyone. Edna -- keep up the great job. We will return again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

What can I say apart from a very big thank you for making our stay enjoyable and worry and stress free I would also like to thank you for pointing out to us Leith Lynx Restaurant and what a relief that was being sent there due to my wife being Coeliac and knowing who hard and difficult it is in finding a place you can trust to deliver a worry free meal it was such a pleasure eating there that we ate there both nights and we really cant wait for our next stay at the pillars house and also eating out at Leith Lynx. This has to be the best place to stay whilst in Edinburgh

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Thomas S
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Property: Pillars House
Address: 125 Constitution St. | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 7AE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #92 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pillars House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pillars house was originally built and owned by Crawford which were offices and a spirit store in the late 18th century. Most of the building still has a lot of its character left as you can see as you walk in through the main entrance. The courtyard where our free parking is situated was traditionally used as the delivery entrance where the horse and carts brought the whiskey from the highlands to be blended. ... more   less 
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