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    The Guest Room

    31A Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
    011 44 131 556 4798
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    1 - 5 of 176 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    So pleased I came across this B&B on TripAdvisor. Stayed in the room overlooking the courtyard for a few nights with my husband and had a very comfortable stay. It was the perfect base for our first trip to Edinburgh. Fergus and Katrina are lovely...More

    Thank kidlat_tahimik
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Recently visiting The Guest Room and had a wonderful weekend in Edinburgh. Katrina and Fergus were excellent hosts and totally welcoming and accommodating the entire stay. Our room was cosy and quiet with plenty of space for R&R. The location was great as it was...More

    Thank Douglas M
    Reviewed 16 October 2017

    We stayed as a family at The Guest Room in September and could not have enjoyed it more. The location is perfect, while it is on the quiet street, nothing is more than 10-15 min walk through some of the nicest streets of Edinburgh. The...More

    Thank Traveler_2009NY
    Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

    I’ve stayed many times in Edinburgh and it’s been hotels of varying quality but this time we stayed in a B&B which is actually much more comfortable and homely than any hotel I’ve stayed in. It’s a small (but plenty big enough for two) ensuite...More

    Thank KyleBry
    Reviewed 2 September 2017

    We stayed at The Guest Room for a few days during the Edinburgh Fringe. The location is perfect and in a quiet attractive street, only a short walk to Princes Street. Katrina and Fergus are wonderful owners who go out of their way to make...More

    Thank Hampshiregirl2014
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$127 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 2
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    • New Town
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    Nearby
    New Town
    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
    until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
    play. This is the city’s central business district
    with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
    of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
    clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
    helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
    Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
    ...More
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    Vitality987
    14 March 2017|
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    Response from guesthouse31a | Property representative |
    Hi Debby, thanks for your enquiry. We don't have parking during the day but we do offer our guests a free service whereby we take them to a parking place 5 minutes away where you can park for free and is safe. We then take... More
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    John W
    26 September 2016|
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    Response from janb602016 | Reviewed this property |
    I think you have directed your question to me by mistake. I was a guest at this property and am not the owner. They have their own website which has an enquiries box you could use.
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    "We had the upper room, which was very good"
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