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The Georgian Valentine City Center Guest House is located in Edinburgh city center at the South-West corner of the historic Old Town. It is the closest guest house to Edinburgh Castle, which is within a 15-minute walk. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Built in 1813, the guest house offers accommodations located over 4 floors. Rooms feature a digital TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Irons, hairdryers, and umbrellas are available upon request.

The Valentine Guest House is located within walking distance of all city center attractions, including restaurants, shops, pubs, and cinemas. Edinburgh International Conference Center is just a 10-minute walk away,since COVID we have discontinued breakfast and reduced reception hours to push prices as low as possible for our guests, there are many options nearby offering good value including an award-winning cafe "Best Breakfast in Edinburgh" which gives a deal for our guests. We now have a simple self-entry process for evening and late night arrivals, with backup staff available of course.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Valentine City Centre Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 21, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!


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Hosted by Rob and Vicky

9.1
Host Review Score

Rob and Vicky
The Valentine City Centre Guest House is situated on all four floors of an 1813 Georgian Town House, a significant building in Edinburgh's history being a prototype of the Edinburgh 'three-door flats' layout later used throughout the city. Such a historic building can have no lift of course, but if you book a room on one of the upper floors up the wide original stair case, then we will of course assist with luggage if you would like. The building is 'B' listed, due to it's history, and the original worn stone stairs are still used between the lower and upper 'halves' of the property! Tollcross? A long time ago, cities raised part of their finance by charging a toll or tax to enter the city,One of the tolls was in the area now known as Tollcross centred on the junction where the famous clock now stands. Originally a pendulum clock, in 1926 it became spring driven and was wound once a week by the makers. Gilmore 'Street' was constructed in 1798 through property owned by Samuel Gilmore who owned a ropemaking factory on the north side of Gilmore Place, as it became known. Older maps show the spelling as 'Gilmour', which is probably the original authentic spelling.
Vicky and Rob are regular theatre goers, especially at the King's Theatre at the end of the street, seeing everything from Agatha Christie plays and musicals through to the annual Panto! Being a local family we can tell you all about Edinburgh's colourful history, as well as where to get the best Scottish food and local live music. The guest house is situated in the middle of Sean Connery territory, we've met Sean and old schoolmates of his and we can tell you all about his local roots - we are surrounded by his birthplace, schools, early employment and the theatre where he got his break!
Perhaps the best location within any town or city is being just far enough from the noise of the busiest traffic and nightlife, but still close enough that all the main attractions are within easy walking distance. This is what the location of Valentine City Centre Guest House offers; situated at the South-West of the historic Old Town, in the Tollcross area of the city, the 200 year old building is just metres from the King's Theatre, close to the Meadows and a short walk from Lothian Road and Princes Street. Well located for the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, it is a 10 minute walk to the Grassmarket in the shadow of Edinburgh castle and the buildings of the famous Royal Mile. One of the few areas on the route of the regular (non premium cost) 35 bus from/to the airport, frequent local buses from right at our door will take you to all other parts of the city such as those with the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Botanic Gardens.
Language spoken: English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • King's Theater
    0.1 miles
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc
    0.3 miles
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    0.3 miles
  • Royal Lyceum Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Usher Hall
    0.4 miles
  • Traverse Theatre
    0.4 miles
  • Grassmarket
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.5 miles
  • The Meadows
    0.5 miles
  • Armstrong's Vintage
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Bennets Bar
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cuckoo's Nest
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Everest
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Heinrichs
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant The Caley Picture House (Wetherspoons)
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.6 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.6 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.7 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.7 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.8 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.4 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.5 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    1 miles
  • River Water of Leith
    1 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Union Canal
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.2 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    36 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    47.8 miles
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Amenities of Valentine City Centre Guest House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Valentine City Centre Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 4 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

4+ years
Extra bed by request
£20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 4 and up are allowed)

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay, you can pay for any extras using Maestro, ​Mastercard, ​Visa, ​UnionPay credit card, ​JCB and Diners Club .


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

All guests are kindly requested to advise this hotel of their estimated time of arrival.

Late evening arrivals will be supplied with a 4-digit code to access a keybox at the property. To ensure smooth arrival, please arrange this before the arrival date. Extra charges may apply for late check-ins which are not arranged in advance.

Arrival is possible from 09:00 onwards, where the room is not yet ready, luggage will be stored at the Valentine City Center Guest House until the room is available. There is no charge for this service.

When booking more than 2 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please note that from 01 October, 2020 all access to the property will be by coded entry. Check-in will be available from 16:00. Guests who require early check-in should contact the property in advance. Additionally, there will be no breakfast option available at the property from this date.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Valentine City Centre Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Valentine City Centre Guest House

  • Valentine City Centre Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours

  • Valentine City Centre Guest House is 0.7 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Check-in at Valentine City Centre Guest House is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Valentine City Centre Guest House by:

    • Bus 1h

  • The prices at Valentine City Centre Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Valentine City Centre Guest House include:

    • Triple
    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin