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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 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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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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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.
    Answered on September 21, 2019
  • Hello, are we allowed to use the room during the day? I mean if we are sightseeing around the guest house is it possible to go back to our room even i..
    Hi there, we'd like to think the days of having to be 'out' during the day are historic now, certainly with us once you have your keys you can come an..
    Answered on July 22, 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 ..
    Answered on November 28, 2019
  • Doez the Guest House offers luggage storage?
    Yes, absolutely bags can be left after checkout until reception closes No charge of course.
    Answered on June 5, 2021
  • 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 ..
    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..
    Answered on July 25, 2021
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Hosted by Rob and Vicky

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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
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Amenities of Valentine City Centre Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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


1:00 PM - 10:00 PM


2:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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 upon request
£20 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

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


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

Payments by 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 is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

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


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

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

    • Bus 1h

  • Room options at Valentine City Centre Guest House include:

    • Triple
    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin

  • 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.

  • 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