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Star Villa
Ranked #149 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“baaad...”
Reviewed April 23, 2009

We were offered a double room with a separate bathroom for £35 per person per night. We asked (by email) if it was a quiet room, and we were told that it was. But when we arrived, we were shown to a room on the ground floor, opposite the front door, and next to the kitchen (with constant radio). We didn't sleep a wink on our first night, because we heard people come and go through the front door, and we heard people (e.g. Doreen) in the kitchen. We bought earplugs, and slept SLIGHTLY better on our second night. The breakfasts were OK, although the 'full Scottish breakfasts' were rather "rubbery". Also, Doreen charged 5% to pay by card, which caught many of the "foreigners" out. Overall, very disappointing (and not worth £70 per room per night).

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2007

We returned recently from travelling Scotland, spending our last two nights at the Star Villa Guest House in Edinburgh.On arrival we were given a friendly welcome by Doreen, owner, who took us upstairs to our room.Entering the room the view from the window was of a building site.We said we must be in the wrong room as when booking we had been told we had views of the Castle.Told to look to the right.The view of the Castle was still not obvious to us.The room looked stylish on the net, but in reality it was bland & small with no warmth or charactor to it.The ensuite had areas/corners that were dirty,The towels provided were hard & old.Breakfast was quite good with a choice of cereals, yoghurts, waffles & a full Scttish breakfast.We had booked the Star Villa due to description, location & photos on the net,We feel disappointed in our choice & would not return.

  • Liked — Central location
  • Disliked — dirty en suite
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank countryman7
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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 #149 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 27
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