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103 Dalkeith Road, Newington, Edinburgh, EH16 5AJ, United Kingdom – Show map
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Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Until 11:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 20 reviews Wonderful
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Score from 1442 reviews Very good
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Score from 812 reviews Wonderful
The room was large and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to order. My favorite was the Scottish porridge! Hosts were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would love to come back.
It took us longer than expected to walk to the Royal Mile - more like 40 minutes rather than 20. We probably should have taken a bus instead.
A comfortable room in an attractive building a short bus ride from down town. Add that to friendly, helpful owners and it is one of the best choices you can make.
we would recommend Gifford House for its value for money, comfort and the friendliness of the owners.This is an excellent place to stay.
Very welcoming, we arrived early and that was no problem. I highly recommend staying at Gifford House.
Third floor has lots of stairs. Pack light
Excellent location, just 10 minutes from Royal Mile by bus. There is a bus stop in front of hotel. My room was very big, all facilities available, very clean and comfortable bed. Silent room. The guest house is managed by a couple , who makes all efforts to make you feel at home. As I had to leave the hotel the next day early in the morning, they left a mini bar in the breakfast room with sandwiches, juice, milk and yoghurt just for me. Always prompt to give any information I needed. I strongly recommend this guest house in Edinburgh.
No negative points.
The room was lovely, beds comfortable, reception was warm and friendly, breakfast was excellent.
On-street parking. The front rooms are subject to some street noise.
The hotel is within walking distance to city centre (25 mins), also on a bus route. Hotel also lovely, very clean, fresh, spacious bedroom. The family were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed breakfast, lots of choice, (cereal, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, and full English breakfast).
Friendly and welcoming
More of a full English breakfast than a full Scottish breakfast. Was looking forward to black pudding and tattie scones! But the service made up for it!!
Even before we arrived our hosts Margaret and David were very helpful providing useful advice on finding Gifford House. They continued to provide useful information on buses, dining, sightseeing etc. Our room was on the top floor and of course there were no lifts but the exercise was good each day (We were there for 4 days). The room was beautifully decorated, was very quiet and the compact ensuite was well presented and clean. The breakfast was a treat each day, my husband loving the scrambled eggs with salmon! Extra touches were the bowls of both fresh fruit and chocolates, freely available to guests. The bus stop, just across the road, with a 10 minute trip into town made sightseeing very easy!
David started breakfast early to accommodate my schedule.
Very clean. The owners are friendly & informative. We got great recommendations for places for dinner & a near by pub. The house is clean & neat. Good location in the City. We would stay there again in a minute! Street parking was just around the corner. We were traveling with another couple & we had a bottle of wine in our room one night before dinner, the 'house' supplied the wine glasses! There was a safe to use in the room. The couple seemed to enjoy having the guest house! That's nice!
Frankly, the bathroom was a bit cramped but everything worked and was clean.
Margaret and David, our hosts, were wonderful. Went out of their way to accomodate our schedule, and our need to chill our beer. Very good breakfast and most comfortable bed.
The walk to the Royal Mile was a little longer than I thought it would be. We are in good shape, so it was no problem for us, but would be for those who have walking problems.
Friendly owners,large rooms,good breakfasts,fast wi-fi.
Only on street parking,can be difficult to find a space. Need to take bus/ taxi to city centre.
David and Margaret great hosts. Good breakfast, not too far from town so was nice and quiet. We stayed in a twin room, very spacious and comfortable.
Extremely accomodating owners, nothing is too much trouble. I recommend the creamy porridge for breakfast. Great stay!
Warm welcome. clean room. Great location. good breakfast.
Everything about our stay was excellent and very disappointed that we did not book more than our one night stay
The friendliness and host very helpful with information on the area. Excellent breakfasts!
Parking is a problem in that area.
A very good location: near centre, but very quiet. A very confortable room in a perfect Victorian style; tidy, clean and cozy. A varied and plentiful breakfast: tipically smoked fishes, eggs, fresh fruit (wonderful the strawbwerries!), cakes and typical breads and many more... Many thanks to David and Margaret.
Some problem with the rattle of the bathroom pipes, but in a so charming old Victorian building someone cannot pretend modern provision.
We enjoyed a weekend stay at Gifford House in July 2014. It is ideally situated only a short distance from Waverley train station and Royal Mile. Upon arrival Margaret was very helpful and even let us check in early. At breakfast David was very helpful and still made us a full English breakfast even though we were late for breakfast. The room itself was immaculate and spacious. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The shower room was immaculate with a very powerful shower. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and are booking again in August to stay here to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I would definitely recommend Gifford House to anyone coming to Edinburgh.
Excellent hosts. Very Friendly and welcoming but not "in your face". Room was extremely comfortable and clean and breakfast was excellent with a wide choice to suit all tastes. Within walking distance of the Old Town and other historical sites and venues as well as a bus stop across the road for easy access to Princes Street and Leith.
Very friendly owners, rooms were a good size as were the bathroom/shower facilities. Lovely breakfast in the morning in a nice area.
Nothing to report.
Owners were courteous. They even put out a breakfast spread for us early one morning, so we could eat before we went to the airport to catch our flight. The location is perfect - close to the Royal Mile, and our rooms were comfortable and clean!
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