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“Mike H 10 OUT OF 10”
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Star Villa
Ranked #147 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Mike H 10 OUT OF 10”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

You cannot go wrong with the star villa , great location , fantastic breakfast, clean tidy rooms,
go for it!!!!! . Doreen the owner is fantastic she will point you in the right direction for places to see and has a wealth of knowledge about edinburgh

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Just spent 3 nights at the star Villa in Edinburgh, what a wonderfull place to stay. As well as being very convenient (15 min walk to Princes Street) Doreen the host goes out of her way to make your stay so special. The rooms are immaculately clean, warm and confortable and the breakfasts are out of this world. We have have booked another 2 trips already for this year, if we can't wait to get back there. Thank you Doreen for a wonderfull stay we will see you again in March.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I stayed at the Star Villa in October whilst visiting Edinburgh for my birthday!
My boyfriend and 1 booked one of the small rooms as it was only a base for our stay; as we spent most of our time exploring the wonderful city.

The room was just nicely decorated and very clean. It was just whaty we needed. A comfy bed, clean shower and toilet room. We also had a mini fridge which was a nice touch for keeping drinks we bought to the room cool and also the room has a kettle and facilities to make tea & coffee; along with a couple of shortbread biscuits!!

The lady who was there during our stay was lovely (Not sure if it was Doreen) and greeted us each morning and was helpful when we asked where was nice to eat and about days out etc.

The breakfasts were nice and was of the standard expected for what was paid.

I would recoomend this B&B to anyone visiting Edinburgh; great location as its only a short walk to the centre.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We recently spent a weekend at the Star Villa, followed by a trip north to visit our son, and then another weekend with our son and his girlfriend at the Star. When we first arrived Doreen greeted us at the door by name (such a nice touch when travelling a long way to be warmly welcomed). We stayed in two different rooms and both were very clean, had everything in them you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, i.e. small frig, hot pot for tea and coffee, television, wifi, blowdryer, iron. The beds were comfortable as well. The small staff was very accommodating and friendly and the breakfasts were the best - would definitely keep you full for many hours. We would definitely recommend this to friends and would return on any future visits. We were able to walk to all the city's main attractions. Thank you so much for a great stay, Doreen!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed here for one night when attending a concert at The Usher Hall. Free off road parking at the front of the property,a very warm,friendly welcome from Doreen .We were in room 3 which was a very large family room at the front of the house,decent bathroom with large shower.Also had large wallmounted TV and a fridge.Breakfast was very good,freshly cooked to order.Nice B and B in good location ,on bus routes,plus many attractions within walking distance.Good value for money,will definetely stay here again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We spent one night in April in this nice B&B. It is close to the city center. The place was clean, we had wifi access. The breakfast was friendly and tasty as we shared our table with American tourists who were on holidays here.
Our only difficulty was to park the car as our host had broken her wrist and was not able to move her car from the car park (there are only 3 car park places).
Our room was spacious and clean; we had wifi access, and we could see the castle from our window.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2012 via mobile

staying in this house was really nice, especially because of doreen, she is really friendly, it is always nice to meet people like her.
So if you want to have a relax stay just go there and the breakfast is very good with a nice choice and nice portion, all well prepared.

Stayed April 2012
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Property: Star Villa
Address: 36 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #147 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 27
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