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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The guest house is ideally situated so close to centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance of most of attractions. Great family who run it and extremely helpful in advising the best way to get the most out of your visit. We were in room 15 which was nice and quiet due to secondary glazing. The breakfast was very good...

1Thank Judy770
Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Once you get up the stairs you arrive at a very nice friendly guest house. You get a warm welcome. The rooms are spa pious and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent ant Elder York is perfectly situated for all amenities. I would recommend it to folk.

Thank Alison F
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Just around the corner from the bus station and a few minutes from the tram for the airport. As many others say, this place is absolutly nothing for people who have problems with stairs or have heavy luggage - be prepared to walk some 4 steep stairs before reaching the "reception" and even another two stairs if you get rooms...

1Thank gelkr
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Thank you Harry for a wonderful stay at Elder York Guest House. Our room (2) was really comfortable and clean. Breakfast was plentiful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Guest house has a great location in the city centre, great access to the tram from the airport and it was an excellent base to explore the city attractions.

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Reasonable position to princess Street and friendly. Stayed here for 2 nights. The room no. 5 was very basic and the bed quite hard. Forget about sleeping, the street noise was very loud and went on all night..... single glazing doesn't help! Breakfast was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Getting to reception you have to go up...

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Stayed the night here and would highly recommend it, the owners are so welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was GREAT with lots of choice and seconds if you wanted it. It is in a great location in Edinburgh just around the corner from the bus station and a two minute walk to princes street. I would...

1Thank Irene V
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The warmest welcome I have ever received on arrival at a hotel/B&B. We were met by Harry, who carried our luggage up the 3 flights of stairs to our lovely, quite & spacious room. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Breakfast was superb and nothing was too much trouble.Ideally situated as all our attractions could be seen from our window. Stayed...

3Thank Feefie800
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

Very welcoming and helpful hosts! Lovely breakfast! Salmon & scrambled eggs. Quiet, out of the way and clean. Would definitely recommend if visiting for the first time. Most tourist attractions within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again.

2Thank sugar346
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Two night stay in February - lovely room and great hosts who couldn't be more friendly and helpful - reasonable price given that you're within breathing distance of everything and anything you'd want to see or do in Edinburgh. Negatives - if you struggle with stairs then this is probably not for you and like anywhere in a city centre...

2Thank Martin B
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Staff were lovely and helpful. Very welcoming. Breakfast was great, really tasty and a huge choice to suit all. Location was fab just a short walk away from pretty much everywhere. Cannot find any faults at all. Would definitely choose this hotel again!

1Thank Jo S

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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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No smoking, homely guest house on 3rd and 4th floor of a grade A listed building, very central location, clean and comfortable with a highly recommended breakfast to suite all appetites. Small pets welcome on agreement, very helpful staff. We aim to please. ... more   less 

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Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: RM335 - RM879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a quiet room with private bathroom.”
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“Great hotel if your young and fit”
 of 5 bubbles Hecfranfmac, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
 of 5 bubbles chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has a lot of stairs to reception and some of the rooms”
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