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The Stevenson House

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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my mother recently stayed with the Macfie family and loved every second of it. The house is gorgeous and full of treasures and the Macfies are very welcoming. The Twin room is spacious and comfortable. The delicious breakfast is a mixture of Scottish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful night at 17 Heriot Row. We were made to feel most welcome and communication was excellent. The house was bursting with history and character with amazing views from our room. It was located centrally in Newtown so we could walk easily...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

What a wonderful experience : to share the very same premises with R L Stevenson's spirit. The whole house has retained most of the original atmosphere; even the bath tub is dated back to the Victorian times. Possibly the best location to dive into the...More

Thank Roberto B
Response from StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson HouseResponded 1 March 2018

Many thanks for these kind words.We appreciated your visit, and hopeto see you back before long! Best Regards John & Felicitas Macfie

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Beautiful hudge house and so well maintain ,so authentic .extremely comfortable bed .irissistible breakfast even thaught I ask for a dairy free and gluten free one I got gorgeous home made bread and best musli ever !,

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Its like staying at a friends house in the center of Edinburgh. I anticipated that my favorite part was going to be just being in RLS's house. While I was there, it was the wonderful breakfast service (best jams and coffee on the trip). After...More

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Response from StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson HouseResponded 10 January 2018

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. You will be welcome back any time. August busy-busy with Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but May and September have fewer other visitors in the city, and the weather is often lovely ... Haste ye...More

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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
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"If you have 3 people, ask and they will probably put an extra bed in the twin room for you."
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"All rooms are unique!"
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"For a romantic stay, request the room with the four-poster bed. For a lovely view of the Forth, ask for the..."
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"We were upstairs and in the backside of the building. It was calm and we slept very well."
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