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Dursley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Perfect position to explore Edinburgh and beyond. South side was spotlessly clean, with many added touches not usually found in a guest house. We received a warm welcome from Franco, who was on hand throughout our stay, offering advice when needed. Rooms were comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was amazing with a wide choice to suit everyone's taste. Will definitely return... More 

Thank Sara P
Dursley, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This wonderful guest house is situated in Newington south of the centre/It is ideally situated near the Commonwealth pool and a short stroll from Holyrood park and The Meadows. Franco is the perfect host - nothing seems to be too much trouble. His wife, Lynne prepared breakfast in the background cooked to perfection. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and... More 

Thank Stephen A
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Love, Love, Loved this guest house. Franco and Lynn did such an amazing job at making us feel welcome. Our room was lovely and this beautiful renovation Victorian Terrace home has high ceiling and a light and airy feel in the dining area. They did a great job in decorating , elegant but inviting. The Food, the food was outstanding,... More 

Thank Heather K
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Enjoyable two night stay. Room at the top of the building was very comfortable but the window seemed to be a little ill fitting and on the first night it sounded as if where was a couple of bees in my room! Despite the best efforts of Franco it was not possible to fix it and thankfully the wind abated... More 

Thank bluechris2013
Lawrenceville, GA
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Franco and Lynne run an amazing guest house. They're the hosts by whom others should be judged. Welcoming, informative, and genuinely friendly, they made us feel at home right away. The rooms are luxurious, and immensely comfortable. The neighborhood is friendly and welcoming. There are several restaurants within minutes with a variety of styles and tastes. Holyrood park is a... More 

Thank Chuck_R_1968
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not a avid reviewer however my stay at southside has compelled me to give one. We couldn't have been greeted by a friendlier person. Franco checked us in promptly and efficiently, also giving us advise on the quickest and nicest routes into the centre and giving us instructions on where to park. Although parking was a fair walk away... More 

Thank kirstylouisesmith
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. There are several excellent restaurants and parks near by. The owners, Lynne and Franco prepare an excellent breakfast and goes out of their way to make you feel at home. Our room was spacious and well decorated. A major bus route runs in front of the B&B also but if the weather is... More 

Thank JohnKuzmier
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Franco and Lynne make you feel right at home. I brought my Mother to Scotland for a trip and should not stay anywhere else. Great rooms, fabulous breakfast, friendly service. Bus routes outside and only 10 min at the most from High Street. Exceptional place!

Thank Tangyne B
Newcastle, Australia
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Franco makes you very welcome. He gave us some excellent tips on catching the bus into the city and also for walks around, and up to, Arthurs Seat. Breakfast was excellent. The rooms are very comfortable, but it is an old building.

Thank warps
Nottingham, UK
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187 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

So firstly the welcome and friendliness of the guest house is not in dispute. But the rooms are hit and miss and in need of updating. The art is great but the rooms and bathrooms are tired. The showers don't maintain pressure and the mattresses aren't great. Room 5 is right next to the boiler and pump so be prepared... More 

Thank Renze

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southside Guest House

Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM533 - RM1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Southside Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“We had a room overlooking the back garden which was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles sarapL7215TP, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A first floor room is more convenient and rear rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 550stephena, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good restaurants nearby, especially the Southpour across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles warps, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front elevation may be more prone to traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles NescafeTamworth, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had very little traffic noise on the second floor but more stairs to climb.”
 of 5 bubbles MaggsK1910, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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