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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you don't mind an abrasive innkeeper, no soap in your room, low water pressure, a not-so-clean room, a TV with a picture that fades in and out, and most importantly the faint smell of cigarette smoke wafting through the air, then this place is for you. I wouldn't stay here again.

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Reviewed 25 January 2015

I was booked into the Elas Guesthouse by International Friends on a tour to Edinburgh. I thought the idea of staying in a charming B&B would be cool. I was a single on the tour. If my wife had been with me I'm sure we would have checked out but I decided I could bear the two nights I was...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 16 October 2014

My daughter and I spent 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) at Elas B&B in Edinburgh in September 2014 with a group tour. Teresa and Peter (our hostess and host) went out of their way to make us comfortable and answer all of our questions about visiting Edinburgh. Their home is lovely; simply charming. The dining room was beautifully appointed and...

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1Thank Christine B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My two girlfriends and I stayed at this guest house for two nights. We knew it was only a 1 star accomodation, but thought that after requesting an upgrade to 2 private rooms it would be OK. Instead we were forced to stay in one cramped room - the alternative would have meant one of us bunking in with a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The best hosts, awesome breakfast and a good home to stay. Look no further, just close your eyes and book this guest house. That simple and good!Great value for money too. I have no words for the service, they give all their efforts to make you feel super welcome and help you get around! And than the breakfast... It was...

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1Thank Nicola P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Since 2000 we have always stayed at Elas Guest House and have once again re-booked another stay in July, over the years my family and friends have stayed in this charming, friendly place and have always left delighted. Teresa and Peter are kind caring hosts, always help full and considerate. Standards of cleaning never an issue. Breakfasts amazing. On our...

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2Thank Malcolm M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stayed at this guest house for five nights and was well pleased. Made to feel very welcome. Staff were extremely courteous. Nothing was too much trouble. Nice large room with a really pleasant view. Good central location. I cannot understand some of the other reviews. Hard to believe these people stayed at the same place!

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2Thank Stephen S
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

- makes you feel unwelcomed with her unsmiling face - smokes in the house, therefore a stale cigarette stench lingers in the air - served breakfast with some stale butter. Rolls were too hard to be edible. - there's dust everywhere in the room. Left a wet bath towel on the chair and part of it turned black from picking...

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2Thank Xine139
londyn
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Smells cigarettes.dirt and stench.rooms and food disgusting.service not miles.this is a nightmare stay there.terrible guest house.owner of drunk.bed linen old and faded alredy.badrooms dirty.the food is not only fresh thawed in the microvawe.milk coffe overdue.the furniture dust and stench.the worst and dirtiest guest house

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1Thank michelle2321222
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed for two nights on my own. My booking was last minute and was very cheap so I thought "brilliant" and went for it. Upon entering I detected a faint, strange smell - perhaps an old cooking smell I thought. The house seems to be full of old ornaments and paintings - including a marble bust beside the front door...

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Address: 10 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh EH7 4HX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Elas Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“The two twin-bed room at the front had a nice view of the street, and nice blackout curtains.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancophoneTraveler, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Nothing to say as the area is so nice, I don't think it would matter which room you were in. You'd have a nice view from any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles 621stephens, 14 May 2014 | Read review
“Avoid the breakfast - or just avoid full stop.”
 of 5 bubbles lentilmania, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
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