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Southside Guest House

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30/06/2017 01/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Franco and Lynne make you feel right at home. I brought my Mother to Scotland for a trip and should not stay anywhere else. Great rooms, fabulous breakfast, friendly service. Bus routes outside and only 10 min at the most from High Street. Exceptional place!

Thank Tangyne B
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Franco makes you very welcome. He gave us some excellent tips on catching the bus into the city and also for walks around, and up to, Arthurs Seat. Breakfast was excellent. The rooms are very comfortable, but it is an old building.

1Thank warps
Nottingham, UK
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

So firstly the welcome and friendliness of the guest house is not in dispute. But the rooms are hit and miss and in need of updating. The art is great but the rooms and bathrooms are tired. The showers don't maintain pressure and the mattresses aren't great. Room 5 is right next to the boiler and pump so be prepared...

Thank Renze
Reviewed 7 July 2016

What a fantastic find of the years visiting our Son in Edinburgh I wished we had found this hotel five years ago. Organisation since booking was great information and welcome arrangements second to none. The room clean,large all amenities (one small thing location of TV in room 5) Giant en suite) Breakfast unbelievable choices with a daily special complemented with...

Thank NescafeTamworth
Port Carling, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This was the first stop on our whirlwind tour of Scotland...so it was wonderful to be greeted by Franco and his smiling face as we were pretty tired after a day of travel. He and Lynne are fantastic hosts! Franco is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and its attractions and directed us to several good restaurants in the area. It's great...

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Up the hill is a lot of activity, but along this street straight from the center of the Royal Mile is this special place. Pre-visit email correspondence with host was attentive and helpful. Upon arrival we were given an introduction map and explanation--we used that quite a bit. Thoughtful decor to complement features such as wooden floors. Plenty of thick...

Thank SeashoreIris2
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This place is far better than those anonymous hotel chains. Great furnishings and decor! Good breakfast! Above all Franco and Lynne really care for their guests! Bucks Fizz at breakfast! Nip of whiskey for nightcap! They spoil their guests! This place is a quality stay with that all important personal touch.

Thank barrie h
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great weekend. Very nice large ensuite room with a sofa and tv. There's lots of nice touches like a dvd library and a tot of whiskey when you return at night. The premises is well placed for a walk in to the city centre or over to Arthurs seat. The host is great and has lots of useful...

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Good location, about a mile from Waverley Station and half a mile from The Royal Mile. Nice bedrooms with good ensuite facilities. Excellent breakfast and very friendly and welcoming host, Franco. Would definitely recommend and use again if we return to Edinburgh.

Thank ElspethMAlfreton
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I arrived solo for the Easter weekend, spending 3 nights at the Southside Guest House. I was greeted with a typical Scottish welcome by Franco and Lynne and straight away I felt right at home. On my way up to the room I noticed they have a display of malt with a free offering for guests before bed, a magic...

Thank Holidayathome2011

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southside Guest House

Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $190 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Southside Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“All rooms are different. But all are comfortable and full of character. The back rooms overlooking the garden are very quiet.”
michaelj256, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a room overlooking the back garden which was beautiful”
sarapL7215TP, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A first floor room is more convenient and rear rooms are quieter”
550stephena, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good restaurants nearby, especially the Southpour across the road.”
warps, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front elevation may be more prone to traffic noise”
NescafeTamworth, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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