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The Victorian Town House

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Honestly, I never write reviews - but I would like to thank Aileen for the most wonderful break! I stayed during the last weekend of the Fringe Festival, and my stay at the Victorian Townhouse was a big part of why my trip was so incredible! Aileen is amazing - so welcoming and accommodating and the rooms are spacious, comfortable...

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Southport, England
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I chose The Victorian Town House from the trip adviser reviews and believe me, we were not disappointed ! Our first visit to Edinburgh and I'm sure it's not going to be our last. Situated very close to the Haymarket station with access to trams trains and taxis the Victorian Town House is only 5 mins easy walking. Upon our...

Thank ARIEL606060
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is our third visit to The Victorian House. It feels like home from home. Aileen makes us so welcome. The usual box of chocolates and flask of whisky greets us. The room is spacious, comfortable and interestingly decorated with African artefacts. Big comfy bed. At breakfast we're introduced to other guests for a good natter. Food is efficiently served...

Thank Lindackirby
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good location in West End. Close to restaurants and transportation. Wonderful personable staff, more like friends who went out of their way for us. They packed us a tasty lunch for the road. Very knowledgeable about things to do, good restaurants and transportation in Edinburgh. Aileen kept in touch via email with directions and other pertinent info. prior to arrival....

Thank klm10
Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Even though our grandmother was born in Glasgow, my sister and I wanted to stay in Edinburgh because of all its attractions (Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, Arthur's Seat, etc.,) and having read great reviews about the Victorian Town House, we decided to use it as our "home base". Aileen Reeves, the proprietress, welcomed us with open arms. We felt like...

Thank whaleywomn62
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My sister and I had the absolute pleasure of staying the The Victorian Town House for 5 nights in July 2016. Aileen is fabulous! I know I have made a new friend for life. She is the best B&B hostess EVER. Our rooms were spotless, comfy beds, plenty of towels, great tv, and OMG, the breakfasts were so delicious. There...

Thank hankandleo
cleveland, ohio
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I booked this bed and breakfast on the advice of others on trip advisor and I'm very glad I did. Wonderful spacious room with all the amenities. The breakfasts were delicious and were substantial enough to keep you going until dinner. But the best part of the B and B was the owner, Aileen. She cares about her guests and...

Thank hospitalnurse
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A large room with a sofa, 2 very comfortable beds and fabulous breakfasts. The house is within walking distance of Princes St. and the Castle etc. Best of all was our host Aileen who could not have been more welcoming and friendly. She gave us helpful tips and advice to make the best of our time in Edinburgh and even...

Thank nomad276
Orange County, CA
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My fourth trip to Edinburgh and my fourth lodging location; two other lovely B&Bs and the 5 star Balmoral Hotel...but I'll be coming back here. I could write a book about how wonderful this place is. It all begins with Aileen - friendly, engaging and just a downright sweetheart. We were a golfing foursome. Our two rooms were immaculate, mine...

Thank PatChris22
Wichita Falls, Texas
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I can't say enough wonderful things about this property. First, Aileen, the owner, is outstanding. Friendly, outgoing and helpful to start. Plus, once you are there she doesn't bother you unless you need her. Next, the room (we stayed in colonial) is very nice and well appointed. Plus you can come and go in privacy through a separate door to...

Thank Tony F

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The property is situated on two floors with the guest rooms situated in the garden flat which has its own private entrance. Guests are provided with a key to enable the flexibility to come and go as they wish. There are 3 Bedrooms all with en suite facilities, a sofa, colour T.V. (with digital Freeview box) and are decorated to the highest standard. Other featuers include; radio alarm clock, hairdryer, hospitality tray with a selection of teas, coffee and biscuits. A small decanter of whisky and crystal glasses awaits your return from a hectic day so you can unwind before retiring to your extremely comfortable bed. The en suite shower rooms are very spacious and finished to a high standard with fresh fluffy white towels. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Victorian Town House

Address: 14 Eglinton Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: RM523 - RM801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Victorian Town House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms seemed fine. All are quiet. You do have to go up and down steps to get to the garden level.”
 of 5 bubbles 547diannem, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“As far as we could tell there are no bad rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ARIEL606060, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are three large rooms and situated so they are very quiet and private, with a private entrance for guests.”
  • Sitting room set away from beds with a comfy sofa. Very nice decor.
  • Partial view of fireplace.
  • One of two beds with plenty of room to move around
 of 5 bubbles whaleywomn62, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“She only has 3 rooms. Any of them would be wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles hankandleo, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 72gib, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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