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Reviewed 3 May 2014

You feel that welcoming friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in the front door. If you want to have that feeling of staying in a home away from home rather then just another hotel, this is the place. Breakfast is really appetising, you want go hungry and you will probably get a free history lesson. I enjoyed every moment....

1Thank Sean B
Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

It has been my first time in Edinburgh but for 100% I can say that this is the best place to stay in. The host family is very kind, in the morning you can expect fresh coffee and good breakfast. House is comfortable (family atmosphere), placed in calm neighborhood with great location for tourists. Its close to Princes Street (shopping...

1Thank MikePapa13
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stevenson House has been one of the most pleasurable business accommodations I have had for some time. A very welcoming family. Not only did I learn about the Stevenson History , but had all assistance possible for exploring the city, historical sites to cultural events , restaurants etc. breakfast with the lively and delightful family( one evening spontaneously included in...

1Thank MiraSingh
Watchet, Somerset
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Forget organised tours and stroll along here from Charlotte Square. It's Edinburgh's answer to Mayfair but much more. R L Stevenson was born in this desirable street and John Buchan also lived here. Allow yourself to be transported back in time and soak up the peace into your veins. Admire the thought that residents are putting into the care of...

3Thank FreoJan
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I stayed at Macfie's for a weekend with a friend of mine. He was Portuguese, I'm German. It was as if we'd opened the door to another world! We had an incredible time with the family who provided us with the finest scottish food and taught us loads about there family, Edinburgh and the Stevenson house. Mrs. Macfie told us...

3Thank Hubertus R
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I really stayed in a lot of B&Bs around Britain and having family contact is one of the reasons for it. At Stevenson House my daughter played with the other kids. We had Diner together and really felt like being part of the family. John and Felicitas are great hosts and you immediatly feel at home. But not forget the...

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2Thank Philipp B
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in the twin room accommodation. There's a nice modern bathroom ensuite. The family welcomed us and made us feel instantly comfortable. This is an unusual situation as you eat breakfast with the family (3 of the 6 children are home). They have friends and family dropping in so there's never a dull moment. Good location...

1Thank gegjafnm
Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Special place and a special family. John and Felicitas provide a cultural and personal experience that was the highlight of our Scotland vacation. Stevenson would be very pleased that his legacy is so well represented by the Macfie family. Great location and the fact that Felicitas has worked as a tourist guide in Edinburgh just added to the wonderful time...

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and indeed for coming to stay with us. Your interest in this beautiful city had us firing on all cylinders ! Haste ye back ! Felicitas

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a delightful stay at The Stevenson House last month. I was with friends from Cape Town and we were surprised by the connection of the house to South Africa. John was a wonderful host and even accommodated our almost midnight arrival. The room was comfortable and spacious for the three of us. We were on the top floor...

StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review which will be helpful to other visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. Felicitas

Reviewed 10 August 2013

We recently stayed in the Stevenson House where we received an effusive welcome and were made to feel at home. John is an excellent host with a warm personality. We also met Nicole- an attentive and kind housekeeper who looked after us well. The house is in the perfect area for visiting Edinburgh as it is situated centrally. We felt...

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StevensonHouse, Owner at The Stevenson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words of praise and indeed for coming to stay with us. Hopefully we can welcome you soon again.

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Staying in New Town

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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 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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very central family home which welcomes you at all times of the year.Experience Edinburgh like a local,walk to the sights and let us help you make the most of your visit.Especially suited for family vacations as we have active children ourselves.French,German & Afrikaans, Literature and History spoken.An atmospheric,multicultural experience in the childhood home of R L Stevenson awaits you ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Stevenson House

Address: 17 Heriot Row | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6HP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“For a romantic stay, request the room with the four-poster bed. For a lovely view of the Forth, ask for the twin bedroom.”
V_KeenTraveller, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were upstairs and in the backside of the building. It was calm and we slept very well.”
  • There is one more bed on the right side (not on the photo) and a bathroom.
dieters680, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Splendid views from the third floor”
raquelberzosa7, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I did not see the twin room on the 2nd floor, but even if you are a single, I recommend the double-bedded room on the first floor.”
StacyJFCD, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Let them know what you want and they will do their best to accomadate”
149nancyo, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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