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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.

A full Scottish cooked breakfast, orange juice and fine filter coffee are available at the property, served directly to your room. If breakfast is not included in your rate, this can be preordered the day before, guests can also dine at an award-winning nearby cafe at a discounted rate.

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.

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.

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Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan

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  • Is there tea making facilities in the rooms

    Hi there - yes all rooms have a kettle with tea and coffee provided, topped up daily. We can provide decaffeinated and a range of herbal teas on request.


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    Asked about: Luxury Double Room • Answered on September 21, 2019
  • Hi! If a guest was to arrive back at the guest house later at night say 11pm onwards during their stay how would they gain entry? So this is not when arriving but during the stay, if that makes sense.

    Hi there, each set of guests is issued with two keys, one for the external doors and one for the room. There are no restrictions or curfew at all, but we ask that guests enter quietly late at night.


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    Answered on July 24, 2021
  • What is the nearest tram stop?

    Hi there - there is a tram stop at Coates Crescent "West End" from where you could walk with light luggage, or head forwards to Lothian Road to catch a 10 to our door or 11/16 to around the corner from us in Home Street. alternatively you could stay on to Princes Street, and connect to the same buses on the other side of the street, a litle longer but less distance with luggage. With the exception of the rush hours though the 100 airport bus will bring you closer to Lothian Road and slightly quicker! There is also the slow 300 airport service to just around the corner from us. Full details for airport transfers available on our own site for Valentine guest house. Best Regards Rob and Vicky


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    Answered on November 28, 2019
  • Hi, can we park but the property please?

    We predate the car's invention by a century so no parking onsite, but there are good options - a secure car park just 120m away available at a discounted £10 per day for advance booking, metered day and free evening parking and free all weekend.


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    Answered on September 17, 2020
  • HI, good day. Please is there a microwave in the rooms

    Hi there, no unfortunately no cooking facilities are permitted in guest houses or B&B rooms under Scottish Fire Service regulations. We are located amongst a wide range of takeaways and restaurants though.


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    Answered on May 9, 2021
  • Hi, what’s the minimum check in age. Thanks

    Hi there - it is 16 for up to two people, 18 for three and more.


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    Answered on October 20, 2021
  • Hi, can travelers coming from abroad who will need to self-isolate for 14 days book a room?

    Hi there - yes we can arrange this. This will work best in certain rooms which have a fridge and we can add a microwave oven to. The room cannot be serviced of course but we can supply fresh linen and towels when required.


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    Answered on October 15, 2020
  • do you have parking or is there parking near by.

    No on-ste but street parking - free evenings and all weekends. Good options on 'yourparkingspace.co.uk' . (Brandfield St). Commercial car parks nearby and edge of all restrictions is a few minutes directly along bus route from our door.


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    Answered on September 25, 2021
  • I'd would be travelling by train from Doncaster, are you far from the railway station?? Thanx

    Hello there - we are around 15 min walk and 5 min by taxi from Haymarket station, and about 30 by walk and 10 by taxi from Waverly. Kind regards


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    Answered on August 8, 2020
  • Is there anywhere we could store our bikes?

    We have room for a couple of bikes on the ground floor behind our secondary entrance, secure from the street and easy for you to access.


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    Answered on July 23, 2020
  • Hi, Is possible to check in late ? Between 10 and 11pm ? Thank you

    We have many late night arrivals which are straightforward through the use of a simple coded keybox for self-entry, ensuring that any delay is also not an issue. There is of course backup if there were a problem with the box.


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    Answered on October 13, 2021
  • For the breakfast are you able to do gluten and lacto free alternatives?

    Our breakfast contains a wide range from cooked breakfast to cereals to fruit covering most diets. As a small property we do not routinely stock special diets other than vegetarian, however, given sufficient warning we are happy to meet any needs


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    Answered on July 5, 2021
  • is it free cancellation till 27th Oct or Nov, cause I'm not sure if its a miss print. thks

    The free cancellation period depends upon your rate chosen and the size of discount received, we have rates that are non-refundable, charged 30 days before arrival and charged 7 days before, subject to availability. It is unlikely there is a misprint


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    Answered on October 12, 2021
  • Good evening, I'm a professor who needs to come there from Cambridge for research purposes. I will travel there accompanied by my partner, by car. What evidence would I need to show on arrival? Also, are there any free parking facilities? Thank you RF

    Hi there- think we're answering this for the 2nd time somehow, but no evidence required other than the payment card used to secure/pay for the reservation. We have no access to free parking during the day- see the parking information for full details


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    Answered on September 29, 2020
  • Is there parking available

    No onsite parking, but free overnight outside, side streets longer free hours and all weekend from Fri eve to Mon morning. Free parking at EH14 1AJ a few mins away, also car park nearby from £18/day.


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    Answered on August 25, 2021
  • could we possibly book a lower floor double room as we are both disabled, 22 - 24th january, many thanks, Joy

    Hi there - thanks for your enquiry - the three room types on the first floor (no ground floor rooms) are the Luxury Double, Larger Superior Double and Superior Double/Twin with external private bathroom - access is via stairs only.


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    Answered on September 29, 2020
  • Doez the Guest House offers luggage storage?

    Yes, absolutely bags can be left after checkout until reception closes No charge of course.


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on June 5, 2021
  • Is breakfast included? If not, what is the charge fir breakfast?

    Most of our rates are room-only discounts unless otherwise stated. Room service full cooked Breakfast is currently available when pre-ordered the day before at £10 per person (£13.95 through Bookingdotcom)


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    Answered on November 24, 2021
  • Hi, it's possible to check in around 10.30pm?

    9pm was our standard time pre-COVID, for the coming months all evening arrivals make use of one of our simple coded keyboxes at the front door, with phone back up if needed. These have been used for later arrivals for years so any time is no problem.


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    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • Hello, I have a brief question with regards to the check-in time. Would it be a problem if we arrive half an hour later than 9:00 pm. Thank you!

    9pm was our standard time pre-COVID, for the coming months all evening arrivals make use of one of our simple coded keyboxes at the front door, with phone back up if needed. These have been used for later arrivals for years so any time is no problem.


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    Answered on June 2, 2021

Hosted by Rob and Vicky

Host Review Score 9.4
Rob and Vicky

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.

Languages 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 Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
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
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
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
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.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

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.

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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

  • Guests staying at Valentine City Centre Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • À la carte

  • 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

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

    • Bus 1h

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

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

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours