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Elder York Guest House
Ranked #74 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Friendly ,good value and close to everything!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

Spent the weekend in Edinburgh. Welcomed by Harry who explained all we needed to know about the guest house, Edinburgh's attractions, transport links etc!! Our room was clean and well serviced. and really good value for money. Smashing breakfast available. Thanks for helping to wards a very enjoyable weekend.

  • Stayed April 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

Harry and Shirley are just amazing!What a wonderful couple and warm welcome we received!
They are pleased to help you and give very good advice.
The location is excellent (10 min from the station, right in the city centre), rooms are nice and clean and breakfast is delicious.
Without a doubt, the perfect place for a citytrip in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

The location is really good, within walking distance to most attractions. The staff was helpful, the room was clean (except for window) and breakfast was nice and hearty with a good selection.

The room I stayed in lacked a bedside table to put my glasses and alarm clock on, and the quality of furniture and sink was not that good (the taps were loose and I discovered a minor leak last evening), but those are minor issues. The window(s) towards the street needs some sealing (or preferably an inner window) to reduce traffic noise and that black dust around the window.

Most of my issues are related to a single room, so hopefully I will be able to get another room next time.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2010

The B&B is located only 5 mins walk from the railway station. Upon you reach the outside of the guesthouse, you would have to walk about 40 steps to the reception. So only if you are physically fit this is the best choice for you. Harry is certainly a very friendly and helpful owner, i was introduced to many attraction like the holyrood and the parliament house, which really enhances my knowledge of Scotland. My room is a single room (double bed) with own private toilet outside, so i was given the key for the toilet. Basically i would be the only person able to access the toilet. For breakfast, the room is elegant and quiet, there is a wide range of continental and hot breakfast choices. I chose the scramble egg with smoke salmon and was really amazed about the big size of the breakfast which i could hardly finish because it's just too big!!! Definitely would come back if I have a chance to visit edinburgh.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2010

I liked - the location - very central, about 2 minutes walk from Princes Street and Waverley Bridge (airport bus stop), the full Scottish breakfast, the bowls of sweets in the hallway. The rooms were clean, staff efficient and knowledgeable. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits in the room. Adequate heating, clean bathroom with good shower.
I didn't like - the 3 flights of stairs to get to the rooms (this guest house is not suitable if you have mobility problems) especially with heavy luggage but that was a minor inconvenience. My room didn't have a blackout curtain so if you are the type to be woken up by daylight then bring an eye mask. I wore earplugs so can't comment on the noise. My room was also on the small side but for one person it was fine.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2010

The Elder York Guest House is located next to the St. James shopping mall and close to St. Andrews Suare and Princess Street. You can reach High Street (the main street in Edinburgh) in just 10 Minutes walk. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is really good and they offer even a vegetarian version of full scottish breakfast. Close by are also very nice Cafes and Restaurants. I can fully recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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joancollins69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

upon arriving i was greated warmly & the host seemed genuine in what i wished to do. he provided some wonderful tips eg eateries, locations to tour collection points etc. he even ensured i had breakfast outside the norm time due to an early deptarture.
the room itself was clean, decently furnished and whilst over looking a busy area was not disturbed. the location was wonderful for train arrival and near all the shops and tourists sights within walking distance for most people. breakfast was more then generous and lots to choose from. the only thing i would suggest is to qualify if your en suite is attached to your room or separate, if the later it is private but maybe located across the hall!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Elder York Guest House
Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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