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Reviewed 7 December 2014

My Mum and I stayed here at the end of November. We were attending "Wicked" at the Playhouse. (which was brilliant!) The guest house is probably 200 yards from the main bus station. It is ideally situated for shopping/ Omni centre and the theatre. The main reception and dining area were up 65 steps (mum counted them!) The receptionist was...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Hi, we stayed here in August this year. Loved this. You have to climb the staircase to the reception desk , but you get a warm welcome . Our room was clean & comfortable. Breakfast was yummy. You have to go to the pub down the street. think it was called the Sherlock Holmes, if there is a que waiting...

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1Thank Graeme M
Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Generally, the guest house was nice. Centrally located, albeit parking is a problem but that is noted on their website. Very pleasant hostess, and the first impression of the establishment was generally very good. Breakfast was really nice and to be honest the overall value was pretty good. However we were in Room 12 which had a couple of problems......

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2Thank Dave C
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Convenient City Centre location. Excellent breakfast and comfortable rooms.Value for money. Close proximity to bus station but road noise no worse than any City centre location.Tram terminus 200 yards away. All main City Centre attraction and shopping within 15 minute walk. Stairs access only but good to see web site states this so no surprises.Staff friendly and efficient

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1Thank John B
Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Just returned from a lovely overnight stay at this guest house. When we arrived we were shown to our room by a very pleasant gentleman who introduced himself as Harry. Our room was spotlessly clean, with everything we needed, and were told if we needed anything else we only had to ask. The room was lovely & clean, and had...

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1Thank Brenda F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The location was great. We stayed in a twin room on the top floor, were very disappointed. The window frame had a large hole in it and was draughty. The beds were not very comfortable. The room was clean though. We went down for breakfast at 9.15 but there were no tables available, we had to go back to our...

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2Thank molly186534
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for travelling to the Ryder cup. We arrived and were met by a pleasant lady who informed us she had other people staying for the Ryder cup and were we getting up early are reply was yes she then said breakfast was 9am to 10am we said our train left at 5.30am she said oh dear no...

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1Thank Amy M
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2014

this place has two flights of stairs andparking is 15 pounds a night it is located next to a tram and bus terminus and has no double glazing,impossible to sleep. the breakfast is not served until 9.00 o'clock making early starts impossible. the only thing in its favour is location.

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2Thank Norm B
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Loved the location near Princes Street, a few minutes walk from train station and less than a block from the new tram to airport. Naturally since it is a busy area there is moderate traffic noise if window is opened, but it quieted late at night. My single room, tho long and narrow had elegant decor. Bath is just a...

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congleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I stayed here with my friend in August for the Tattoo and we had a lovely time. The location is just perfect as it's just a 2 minute walk to Princes Street. The breakfasts were really lovely and the room was very clean. I have already recommended this hotel to some friends coming to Edinburgh next year.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: RM339 - RM736 (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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“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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 of 5 bubbles RichardO612, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles bigwilie_4163l, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you have trouble with stairs ask for a f/floor room”
 of 5 bubbles Tomac911, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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