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The Guest Room

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room and facilities are excellent and the hosts are very welcoming. Katrina asked for our prefences before making us a lovely breakfast. The location is about 10 minutes' walk from Princes Street and maybe 20 minutes' walk from the Old Town. The electrical installations are of course according to the UK standards, so bring an adapter if you need...

Thank Marluffa
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

After a 24 hour flight we arrived at The Guest Room tired and in desperate need of a bit of R&R and we got exactly that. Our Courtyard room was lovely, quiet, super clean and very comfortable (the king size bed is phenomenal), not to mention a short walk from everything you could possibly want to do in Edinburgh. Katrina...

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was one of the best B&B experience I’ve ever had. Katrina and Fergus made our trip so memorable. I loved the homemade breakfast in delicate chinaware, Katrina made sure the berries were from the best supplies. The rooms were carefully decorated with lovely and comfortable furniture, I rarely find such comfy beds even in high-end hotels. The hosts were...

Thank Naomi G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have just had the most idyllic stay at The Guest Room. Everything was perfect from making the booking to enjoying the hugely comfortable room. Our breakfast each morning was delicious and beautifully presented as well as our hosts helping us plan our few days. We loved the whole experience and can't wait to return.

Thank _fionacrprior
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just returned from a weekend stay at the Guest Room in Edinburgh and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the 2 lovely rooms available, we chose the Courtyard Room. Tastefully decorated and furnished, with a huge comfortable bed, the Courtyard Room has its own private entrance. Steps leading down from ground level, you enter your room from your own Courtyard,...

Thank John H
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Occasionally TA reviewers overpraise places, but the previous comments about Katrina and Fergus are spot on. I made contact by email, and there was something nice about the interaction from the start. Anyone familiar with Edinburgh and/or McCall Smith's Scotland Street series will know the kind of lovely buildings in the New Town. About 20 minutes’ walk from Waverley station,...

1Thank avermes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Guest Room for a long weekend, both work and pleasure. We felt we had complete privacy whilst being luxuriated with breakfast in bed each morning. Lovely hosts, wonderful bed and brilliant food. Location also fantastic!

Thank Harriet S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

short 3 day stay for 17th birthday. Fabulous hosts; friendly, kind, helpful. The room was very tastefully furnished and both Christina and her Husband were always happy to help with anything.... in our case, working the shower and finding lovely places to eat! Always wishing we were back there and cannot wait to return. I would recommend this B&B to...

Thank lotta974
Arcata, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our 3 night stay at The Guest Room Bed and Breakfast couldn't have been better. Katrina, Fergus and the kids are utterly delightful. The room was lovely, private and luxurious. Breakfasts delicious and generous. Loved the location in New Town, out of the fray but a pleasant walk over the bridge to Old Town. Can't wait to return!

Thank marianne w
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fergus and Katrina were excellent hosts -- friendly and extremely helpful! The garden room was lovely -- with our own private entrance. The room was spacious, clean and lovely! There is no parking, but Fergus took us to a place where we could park for no charge. We didn't need our car while we were there since the location means...

1Thank James L

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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The Guest Room Bed and Breakfast is right in the centre of Edinburgh's historic New Town of Edinburgh. Easy access to Waverley train station, the bus station and the tram. Although we are right in the centre you will find our location a peaceful and quiet place to come back to at the end of your day. We have a few award winning pubs just 2 minutes walk away as well as restaurants, shops, and cafes. The portrait gallery is just around the corner as is the privately owned galleries and antique shops that can be found on Dundas Street. Drummond place gardens are directly opposite us. The Courtyard Guest Room has its own private entrance, and is nestled at the end of a pretty courtyard, offering quiet and comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities and a super kingsize bed/twin. The Guest Room overlooking the Courtyard is a spacious and airy double bedroom found at the end of your own private hallway, with private shower room. The large double sofa is the ideal place to relax with a cup of tea after a busy day exploring the city. An extra bed can be put in to the room if need be. The rooms have TV/DVD, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, homemade baking, FREE WIFI Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time that suits you. We offer tea/coffee/hot chocolate, freshly squeezed orange juice, muesli, granola or porridge, greek style organic yoghurt, fresh berries, croissants, homemade toast. A cooked breakfast is also available if preferred. We are flexible with our check-in time and are happy to look after bags once you have checked out if you are not travelling until later on in the day. We look forward to welcoming you here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Guest Room

Address: 31A Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $155 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Guest Room 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“We had the upper room, which was very good”
Marluffa, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The down stairs room has private entrance, but the rooms are all very nice”
, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the courtyard level room but I'm sure that both rooms are lovely”
749kellyh, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was below street level, very quiet with a private entrance. Had a tiny sitting area outside.”
modera, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs room has private access”
SarahPorteus, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
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