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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This B & B is perfect for your first, or your fifth, visit to Edinburgh. We loved the location, the excellent accommodations, and the wonderful breakfasts...The hosts were extraordinary: welcoming, gracious, and so helpful! We came here for a short stay, late in June, 2016, and we hope to return for a longer stay at some point. We cannot give...

Thank jellenbee
Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We consider ourselves very lucky to have stumbled upon this perfect place to stay when we visited our son at university during his first year and were so taken with it that we have returned three more times since. It's impossible to fault in any way from Katrina's efficiency at time of booking and her welcome on arrival to the...

1Thank 75,262,389
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our third stay in this familiar atmosphere was as great as usual and it felt like coming home! What a warm welcome from the whole family including their lovely dog. A delicious healthy breakfast (with fresh croissants) brought to our spacious and comfortable room and friendly chats during the days. We also love the small souterrain garden and the short...

Thank Lesley-Leila
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were in need of a B&B for the weekend for a wedding we were attending in Edinburgh and after much searching we opted for The Guest Room. It didn't disappoint! Really very easy to find from the train station and we were warmly welcomed by Katrina who showed us to our room - which was located down our own...

Thank HDGlobetrotters
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time staying with Fergus and Katrina. The room was lovely and breakfast was always amazing. When we arrived we were taken to free street parking, and Was brought back to the b&b. Close to the town with a 5-10 minute walk to main town and attractions. Would stay again if in area. Highly recommend. Thanks for a...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

After a 24 hour flight we arrived at The Guest Room tired and in desperate need of a bit of R&R and we got exactly that. Our Courtyard room was lovely, quiet, super clean and very comfortable (the king size bed is phenomenal), not to mention a short walk from everything you could possibly want to do in Edinburgh. Katrina...

Thank Grimmja14
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Katrina and Fergus were so nice and helpful. Our plane arrived at 8am so I asked if we could drop off our luggage before we went exploring because I knew check in was later. However, when we arrived around 9am the room was ready for us right away. It is a beautiful room and bathroom and it was like having...

2Thank Wick715
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Although it required a walk up hill to get to the city centre, the Guest Room was an excellent base for exploring Edinburgh. It is close to the main roads with trams, buses and taxis, but offered a quiet and calming retreat at the end of our day. Our room was decorated and furnished beautifully and included a large walk-in...

Thank Dom R
Portimao, Portugal
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed for two nights and were warmly made welcome. Everything, from the room to the location to a delicious breakfast, was perfect- special mention to the home made oat biscuits in our room and home made bread for breakfast. Perfect and delicious. From now on we won´t stay anywhere else when we travel to Edinburgh.

Thank Barbara A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Guest Room deserves 5 stars in every possible sense. Perfect location, lovely room and brilliant hosts. Cannot recommend highly enough. Katrina and Fergus are very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They were even up to make us breakfast at half past six on a Sunday morning!

Thank Andrew M

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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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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The Guest Room B&B is situated right in the centre of Edinburgh's historic New Town of Edinburgh. Just a few minutes walk from art galleries, shops, restaurants and historic sites, it is the perfect and peaceful location from which to explore Edinburgh. The Courtyard Guest Room has its own private entrance, and is nestled at the end of a pretty courtyard, offering quiet and comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities and a super kingsize bed/twin. The Guest Room overlooking the Courtyard is a large and airy double bedroom found at the end of your own private hallway, with private shower room. The large double sofa is the ideal place to relax with a cup of tea after a busy day exploring the city. Our meusli is homemade as is our bread and Fergus makes the best porridge - try it with maple syrup and blueberries. Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time that suits you. You will be looked after very well - we promise! ... more   less 

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Address: 31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: RM356 - RM535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Guest Room Edinburgh, Scotland
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“We stayed in the courtyard level room but I'm sure that both rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 749kellyh, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was below street level, very quiet with a private entrance. Had a tiny sitting area outside.”
 of 5 bubbles modera, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs room has private access”
 of 5 bubbles SarahPorteus, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Courtyard Guest Room is comfortable and private.”
 of 5 bubbles 99Kent, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms very comfortable and cozy”
 of 5 bubbles agl-jll, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
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