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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed).
All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.
Pets are not allowed.
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Beautiful house complete with all the facilities you could hope for. Very comfortable duck down bedding with a clean and fresh feel. First class breakfast included. Most of all you are made to feel very welcome and the owner's clear pride in his business and the contentment of staying guests has been the most pleasant aspect of all. Highly recommended.
Unique atmosphere and decoration, great breakfast, friendly hosting by the owners themselves.
my 2 daughters and I had a marvellous stay at Southside Guest House as Franco and Lynn made us feel at home Their house is elegant and at the same time cozy Breakfast was generous and delicious
We stayed at the Southside guest house over the Edinburgh Fringe and really enjoyed our stay. The location is great with a good bus service into the city, we didn't use this however as it was only a twenty minute walk to the Royal Mile and only ten minutes to some of the Fringe shows we were there to see. The walk was also a nice one, taking in some of the lovely streets in South Edinburgh or through the Meadows. The hotel and facilities were lovely. My partner and I booked a Petite room, which was petite (as it says on the tin) but had everything we needed as well as being clean and well decorated. We did have some maintenance issues while we were staying, but the manager was more than accommodating about providing us with the facilities we needed at a moments notice and swapped our room when the issue couldn't be immediately resolved - so our petite room became a suite for the night! Which really is a beautiful room at the front of the property. Shame this one wasn't available when we first booked - perhaps I should book even earlier for the Fringe next year! The food was consistently wonderful and thoughtfully available at a later hour than their usual service, since we were all keeping festival time. I'd recommend to anyone wanting to visit Edinburgh, a lovely small guest house, with the family-run feel and home comforts. Including a "wee dram" provided for all who wanted to partake!
Wonderful breakfas,little extras make all the difference ,a lot of thought put in,a wonderful place to stay.
Southside is a really nice place, well-maintained and nicely furnished, and Franco is a very nice host - friendly and informative. The location is very convenient for the buses and it is very easy to get around Edinburgh from there. Breakfast is very good, as previous reviewers have said. The property also has a few decent eateries around it, and the pub/restaurant across the road has live music (which you won't hear from your room, it won't disturb your sleep). The coffee machine in the room and the kettle, with an ample supply of tea, sugar and creamer was nice. A really good stay.
The shower was a bit weird - hot water one minute, then a sudden rush of cold water, going back to very hot.
The owners' care and welcoming attitude, their attention to detail, the overall atmosphere, furnishing, selection and presentation of breakfast, little extras not found elsewhere. Absolutely satisfying.
Franco was excellent, he was friendly throughout, yet not invasive. He was extremely helpful and went the extra mile to be helpful. The breakfast was a credit to him and his wife for quality tasting produce cooked wonderfully. A varied choice as well which is a lovely touch.
our electric shower was the only thing I could fault as it could not maintain a constant temperature,however the bath facilities and bath products left for our use were lovely.
Breakfast is amazing! Love the house and the location is convenient. Lots of restaurants nearby.
The staff/owners were very kind The breakfast was delicious My room are excellent
The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, comfortable and beautiful, and the breakfast was fantastic. We had a truly wonderful experience at Southside!
Not one thing.
Breakfast was excellent. Buffet plus almost anything you wanted cooked fresh. Our host could not have been more pleasant. The free whiskey decanter was a nice touch.
Very pleasant friendly guest house - easy to see why this is highly rated
There were downsides - noisy plumbing, noisy road nearby - some basic maintenance problems with the room but somehow the welcome from the host and the overall atmosphere of the place made up for this,
Lovely place, having the opportunity to have a book or a dvd as "service" it's pleasent. Perfectly working free wi fi. Details can make the difference in so many ways! Pubd and restaurant very close, so if you don't want to walk to the city center (10 minutes far walking) your evening is made! Perfect support by the staff! (For the italians having problem with english language could be intersting to know that Mr. Franco speaks italian!)
Maybe a little noisy, no problem for me anyway. To find a "problem" the pillows are too soft, but indeed I don't even adk for another one, so if you would to consider it a problem, it could be one of those the staff could fix!
Large characterful room and excellent breakfast
Noise curtains let a lot of light in and not the best shower
Very friendly and helpful host. Very pleasant building and decor. Excellent breakfast. Car parking space within easy walk. Nice little perk of whiskey tot available. 20 minute walk to city centre.
Lovely hosts. Great breakfasts. Very good value.
Streetside room got traffic noise with window open; no curtains on window.
This is the second time that I have stayed there. The staff is excellent, the food is great and the room is very nice.
Shower temperature fluctuates. But this is such a minimal issue with all of the great things this location has to offer. I will continue to stay here every year.
The breakfast was amazing. In a good location. Excellent valve for money
Front room noisy. Traffic and also the water tank seemed to be fairly close by. The shower would run hot then cold and the room was quite stuffy when it got warm
Franco and Lynne contacted us the day before our two night booking at their B&B, they had unfortunately had a plumbing incident and couldnt offer us the room, they gave us the option of a full refund or we could use their Southside apartment which we took and it turned out to be perfect for me and my partner! Very good communication and throughly happy with our stay.
Lovely welcoming hosts. Fantastic breakfasts.
Nothing to dislike.
Great hosts with excellent knowledge of area. Good breakfast and lovely rooms. Will definitely stay again.
The hosts Franco/Lynne were in my opinion made for the job, nothing was too much trouble. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was out of this world, first class. Excellent central position of accommodation.
Owners friendly, accommodating and helpful. Breakfast very good. Lots of little extras.
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