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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from our second visit to Edinburgh and booked Kingsway both times. We first stayed there during the Fringe festival in August 2015. This time, we were there in November 2016. Lizzie and Gary are welcoming, helpful and they make the best breakfast - always offering a daily special. They can recommend nearby restaurants and pubs and can... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kingsway Guest House is a very good B&B for visiting Edinburgh. Lizzie and Gary are lovely friendly hosts with good restaurant recommendations around. The house is a bit outside the city center but perfectly connected by bus and quite. You can walk in the city center 25 minutes or by bus 10 minutes. Nice area with a lot of... More 

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Delmar, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really excellent and friendly hotel convenient for exploring Edinburgh. Close to bus lines for a quick trip to the Royal Mile or Princes Street. Good restaurants in the area as well. The hosts, Lizzie and Gary, are warm and friendly and could not be more helpful in pointing out what is available in the area and sights to see... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The hosts here are both lovely people, knowledgable, helpful, and personable. This was our second time at Kingsway, and it was even better than the first time. Breakfast was very good. Our room was a little tight, and could use a freshening. The whole facility was very clean. Good value for money. We would happily return.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our stay in Edinburgh was wonderful. Kingsway is clean and the hosts were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was great! Recommend taking the bus (over driving) to the city center, but it's easy, quick and inexpensive at 4 British Pounds each for a full day of on/off riding.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed at the Kingsway Guest House September 7th through the 10th and again on night of the 14th. The accommodations were excellent. Everyone was friendly and so helpful. The recommendations for local pubs and restaurants were perfect, including doing reservations for our party of four couples when we returned on the 14th from our travels through Scotland.

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1 Thank TravelingShoe
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This guesthouse is situated a 20 min walk from the Royal Mile. Along the way, there are businesses, services, and restaurants that are of use, especially the laundry that did all our clothes and delivered them for 11 pounds. The hosts are beyond gracious. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are far beyond expectation -- Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great location. Close to buses to downtown. The owners are very helpful with travel and shopping advice. The breakfasts are delicious. If we are fortunate and are able to return to Edinburgh again this bed and breakfast will be our first choice.

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1 Thank tirwin549
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This guest house is run by the friendliest and most helpful couple. I would recommend anyone going to Edinburgh to stay here. It is a short bus ride into the city center, or you can walk. The area is very cozy and quiet. The breakfast is very good.

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1 Thank Christine K
Tipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

A very friendly warm welcome. Accommodation was comfortable clean and well set up . Hosts were very helpful offering advice on attractions travel etc. a local map was given to us on arrival Which we found very useful and so enjoyed the local pubs excellent location will be returning without a doubt as so much to visit

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kingsway Guest House is a popular AA four star gold rated guest house offering the warmest of Scottish hospitality just one mile from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile. Our stylish guest rooms are all recently refurbished and our freshly cooked Scottish breakfasts with daily specials have won an AA breakfast award in 2014. Rooms offer comfortable beds with individually pocket sprung mattresses, fluffy towels, TV/DVD, internet radio, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. All have en-suite shower rooms, apart from our one standard room which has private facilities next to the room, not shared. We offer our guests information to help enjoy their visit to Edinburgh, complementary high speed wifi and also use of our private off street car park. There is an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs within 5 - 10 minutes walk of the guest house. You can find more details and useful information about Edinburgh's sights and events on the KingswayGuestHouse FB page and also follow us on twitter KingswayEdin. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingsway Guest House

Address: 5 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $113 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsway Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Kingsway Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Some of the rooms are smaller than others, so if you need more space, ask for a room for three.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingShoe, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No issues - all rooms were wonderful - stairs to all 2nd and 3rd floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles martinrL6406YA, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had the large room directly over the dining room. It was great.”
 of 5 bubbles kbeauinal, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities”
 of 5 bubbles cully68, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There may be only one family-sized room so book early. It sleeps 4 and is located on the top floor with a skylight and good-sized bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Linda792, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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