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Elder York Guest House

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my stepson on a Sunday for 1 night, quick check in, bedroom was a twin with en suite. Good size room and cumfy beds. Nice clean practical bathroom with shower basin and wc. Breakfast in the morning was very good. Would recommend, 5 min walk from train station

Thank UkSpritzer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple of days to celebrate my wife's birthday.On entering we had to go up 4 flights of stairs to reception,which we were aware of,so no to bad.We were greeted by Harry,lovely chap and very helpful,he even put a bottle of prosseco in the room to surprise my wife on entering the room,so thankyou very much for... More 

Thank chrisdooley14
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just returned from Edinburgh today and have to say it was a very enjoyable stay. Lets start with location which was about a 6 mins walk from train station and about the same to Playhouse theatre, Great location. Yes, there is stairs to climb to get to the reception and bedrooms but this is clearly stated on website and... More 

Thank GillRob11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant Manager...most informative and helpful. Breakfast was good...plentiful. However, the room was somewhat awkward in terms of its configuration...the shower being the problem! Grubby and tired...cramped and tired in terms of its decoration.

Thank Anton W
Stenness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Edinburgh for one night, guest house easy walk from the station. Rooms were lovely and clean. Good range of choices for breakfast which was served quicky and was very tasty. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely use again.

Thank Mhairi H
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Learned of the stairs before we arrived so it was not a shock to the system.Travelled with a friend for three nights,breakfast was lovely,rooms cleaned and beds made everyday.Perfect location for everything,The Royal Mile is just a short walk away.We need to go back very soon,as three days was not enough.Owners son met us on the stairs and carried our... More 

Thank Martin R
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Staying in Edinburgh for one night on business I picked this place as it is very close to the station and my meetings. All the staff were really friendly. There are several flights of stairs to get to reception and then more to get to my room, no lift that I saw. My double room was a little small, as... More 

Thank Richard O
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We found the owners very welcoming and friendly we arrived 4 hrs early to hand luggage in and nothing was too much trouble the room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was good with a nice choice there was a little traffic noise however it won't stop us going back again see you next year

Thank Nstau
Fife, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for one evening stay as we went to a show at the playhouse, 5 minutes walk to it so great location,the bus station is less than 2 minutes round the corner too so very handy, we were in room 2 which was very quiet, clean & comfortable. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and nothing was too much... More 

Thank shazzabirnam
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fabulous B&B staff welcoming and very helpful. Breakfast fantastic choice, highly recommend this place Only down side is the steps to the reception. Bedrooms clean and fresh. Next to Edinburgh bus station.

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No smoking, homely guest house on 3rd and 4th floor of a grade A listed building, very central location, clean and comfortable with a highly recommended breakfast to suite all appetites. Small pets welcome on agreement, very helpful staff. We aim to please. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $102 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Elder York Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
 of 5 bubbles chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has a lot of stairs to reception and some of the rooms”
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 of 5 bubbles RichardO612, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles bigwilie_4163l, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you have trouble with stairs ask for a f/floor room”
 of 5 bubbles Tomac911, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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