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35, Mayfield Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh, EH9 2BX, United Kingdom – Show map
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
Tour desk, Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
From 12:00 hours
07:00 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All children from 2 to 16 years are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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This friendly, family-run Victorian guest house offers free Wi-Fi and inclusive breakfast. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street can both be reached within 20 minutes’ walk.
Score from 1125 reviews Good
The staff were super nice and helpful to the point where they held onto my lost luggage that the airport delivered to the guest house. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious.
The wifi wasn't too great and the location is about a 45 minute walk to the city. But that is a choice to the visitor. You can still take a bus to the city.
The building had lots of character and was nicely decorated.
The bedroom was cold no double glazed window. Insufficient heating for the building.
Very comfortable, spacious and warm room with beautiful view of Arthur's Seat, the bathroom was perfectly clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. There was a coffee/tea maker and some nice tea and coffee provided in the room, TV with many channels and reliable wifi, as well as great location that was quite and peace and not far from the centre of Edinburgh.
- Scotch Breakfast; -TV; -Comfortable bed; -Cleanliness;
-There is only one person that can answer the door and he/she is often in bad mood;
Very comfortable bed and warm room. Freshly cooked breakfast was a good start to the day.
Room to front of property was exceptionally noisy, I had requested a quiet room when booking. Was awake all night due to ambulance sirens, buses, taxis and cars - I'm not used to that level of noise. The single sash and case window didn't shut properly at the bottom, which didn't help with blocking noise.
The room was great. It was warm and clean and the shower did the job.
We were greeted by a person in clothes covered in paint! There was no breakfast! I thought this may be the case but i had never been to a "B&B" that didn't provide breakfast. It wasn't clear when I booked that this would be the case. I wish they would put more milk in the room so there is enough for more than 1 cuppa each.
absolut politeness of the staff (typical scottich) comfortable bed breakfest
There was a bus stop just outside at the opposite side of the rd, the house rules were clear and simple. Suitable for a one night stay.
The key for the front doors also opened the room door which was a simple yale lock ( 1 key in total). So I assume all room keys would have opened each other's room ( not very security conscious)! Also scaffolding lying at the entrance to the front of the building.
Refurbished house, good bed, some tv channels and coffee/tea machine in the bedroom. You must take a bus for go to downtown but this is not a big deal because the stops are near to the house. For the bus, buy a "day ticket".
No good wifi on last floor level. Hall and stairs are pretty dark at night. No good acoustic between the rooms. No stores or coffees near the house. Don't forget to bring your own bath soap and shampoo.
Cheap, comfortable, fair enough for its price
The bathroom, on the GF, even though it was private, was outside the bedroom.
Close to centre but not to close for noise
Shower controls fell off in hand but shower worked
The warm, personal but completely professional welcome. The large room, well-appointed without being ostentatious, and also warm. The attempt to meet at least some aspects of our special diet. My favorite overnight of the four on this holiday.
Only the difficulty in locating it, due to the oddity of the transmutations of street-names. Perhaps they could give some warning of this.
friendly and clean. Very comfortable
a bit far from city center, but it just takes 7 pounds by taxi, so it is alright.
The young lad who serves breakfast (helpful and nice)
Don't care about your request One bathroom for the whole place Weirdos in the corridors who browse the internet since it is not available in the rooms No parking No fridge No desk They will give you whatever room's left even if you book a precise room (and they'll blame booking.com -> LOL) I ended up in an old dressing-room turned into a bedroom that has nothing to do with the room I booked Very expansive considering the room, location and the non-existent service
Easy transport access to the city center, big and comfortable room
If you take a room with a separate (not shared) bathroom, it really means, that the bathroom is next door to the room. Slightly inconvenient, but nothing crucial.
- Comfy bed - Good location - Friendly staff
Lack of elevator limited breakfast timings 8-9
Our stay was very comfortable - the rooms were spacious, nicely decorated and spotless. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was a good size. Although we didn't have breakfast in the morning it looked/smelt very nice. There was also plenty of information on offer about things to do in Edinburgh and the B&B also has fairly reliable wifi which was a bonus.
It was further out of town than we expected - about a 30 minute walk, although admittedly it is easy to get to as you just follow a straight road out of town and you can get several buses instead.
Close to city centre
Main road.no parking.
Thanks nice hostess. Since I had to catch my train, I need to check out early. The kind hostess make a great breakfast earlier than usual time for me. A lot of thanks.
~15 min by walk of Pollock Hall in the university.
the staff, the room
breakfast should not be extra charge
The owner was very helpful giving directions and recommending a nearby pub. The room was lovely with a chandelier and free standing mirror, and although not ensuite, the bathroom was immediately next door. Handy for the city centre - just a walk away. A very enjoyable stay.
Would have liked to have had breakfast included rather than a paid extra but it was worth it.
Landlady & other staff friendly & helpful. Good size room and breakfast. On a main road but that meant lots of buses to town centre.
Slightly dated and details in bathroom needed repair/maintenance, but not a big issue.
Cleanliness and comfort. Sensibly priced single rooms Easy access to the City and main attraction Excellent breakfast
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