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Star Villa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Having decided to visit Edinburgh once again, we decided to go for a smaller place to stay rather than the larger hotels we stayed in previously. Safe to say now afterwards it was absolutely the right choice. Fantastically friendly and helpful service by the owner (Doreen), who also provided some information about things we hadn't seen previously. Lovely Scottish breakfast...

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This was our second time at star villa so glad we returned. Land lady Doreen was lovely and welcoming, felt like I'd known her all my life, a great hive of knowledge which was really helpful if you've never been before and nothing was too much trouble for her. Lovely breakfast in a very clean breakfast room. Bedroom was lovely...

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here a couple of nights to explore Edinburgh. The room had everything we needed as a base to explore the city. The main sights are within walking distance and Doreen was happy to help us out with information on bus routes and quickest walking routes to where we wanted to go, and local pub suggestions. This was really...

Thank Nicola L
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were visiting Edinburgh to experience the Fringe Festival and wanted to stay somewhere nearby. Star Villa was perfect; about a 15 minute walk to the action. Doreen was a lovely host and made the best porridge I have ever eaten.....don't know what her secret was! We had a spotlessly clean, quiet, upstairs room with an en suite and coffee...

Thank Alexandra H
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I stayed here with three friends for three nights in Edinburgh. We had been dealing with lost luggage and Doreen was very understanding and was flexible with our arrival time while we worked to sort out our luggage. When it was finally delivered, we were out for the day, and Doreen kindly sent us a message to ease our minds,...

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St Cyrus, Scotland
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I stay in Edinburgh several times a month for business. My usual digs weren't available so I stayed at Star Villa. I could handle the shabbiness of the place, it's not unusual for the low budget B and B's in Edinburgh. I could even handle the noise with a pair of ear-plugs. But the rudeness of the woman that runs...

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StarvillaGuestHouse, Owner at Star Villa, responded to this review

I am disappointed to see the comments you have made regarding your stay at the Starvilla Guest House. I feel it is important to give you my version of events just to help clear up a few things. It is a little strange to see you describe the Guest House as shabby, noisy, and low budget B&B considering this is...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend booked a surprise trip to Edinburgh & booked up this guest house as a change to a hotel and it did not disappoint. Doreen the landlady is so friendly and gave us loads of info to help us with our visit, the room was beautiful & clean as was the rest of the house :-) breakfast was always...

Thank Emma W
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My daughter and I had a very good experience at the StarVilla in June 2014, the room was very clean, the breakfast was delicious and Doreen is the best host, she is very king and gave us great tips to visit the city. The location is perfect, walking distance from Cassle, Museum and most attractions. We would definitely go back...

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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

This B&B is hands down better than a 5 start hotel. The facilities are extremely clean, cozy, comfortable and spacious; and not to mention close to everything you want to see. The staff were warm and welcoming and made it quite hard to leave. The food is also amazing too! Thanks Star Villa team!

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Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We stayed at Doreen's place for four nights. We've been in two, but we had a room with three single beds and one queen size bed. The bathroom is rather small, but the shower is phenomenal. The breakfast was perfectly good. You get everything, from toast, porridge, fruit etc. to a small variety of typical Scottish dishes. Whenever we had...

1Thank steffiKo242

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Additional Information about Star Villa

Address: 36 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 27
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“Family room for 5 located on the street side but not an issue. Few traffic during the night even in the touristic festival month of August”
tijldecuypere, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are very noisy.”
PCVA71, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“A bit off the beaten path, or so it seemed to us. Appeared to be college dorms across the street.”
  • The front door.
CherylC400, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Email Doreen before you arrive with any requests as she answered my emails quite quickly.”
paulheatheras, 10 Oct 2014 | Read review
“not the third floor if you have a lot of luggage or are elderly”
diannehobart, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
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