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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, comfy beds, would definitely recommend as convenient for the city centre, you get a key so it doesn't matter what time you come in. Lovely welcome, attentive at breakfast with free flowing coffee. Added to a positive experience.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
Reviewed 22 August 2016

As with the first place we stayed in Edinburgh, we got the top floor, under the eaves. A bit of a walk up, and we had to share a bath with a couple other rooms, but overall very pleasant - as well as a bit cheaper than a room with a bath. The included breakfast was a good spread of...

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best guest houses i have ever stayed in morag and Paul were very helpful and friendly the service was first class and the room was perfect looking forward to the next time I go to Edinburgh I highly recommend this guest house

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great location near everywhere.Spacious room, with two big windows to the road(Hill street).there is ketle with tea and coffe.The staff friendly and willing to solve every problem.The mattress old and not comfort.the same the pillows . there was noise from the street, especially Saturday evening and night,and there is no isolation.The room needs refurbished and painting.There was a shared bathroom...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The sine qua non, the USP, of this place is location, location, location. It's plumb in the middle of that cluster of elegant Georgian terraces centred on George St, ie just to the north side of Prince's St, and on the edge of the New Town district. So you're just two minutes' walk from the epicentre of the city. But...

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review of Edinburgh central guesthouse. I am glad you enjoyed Edinburgh and all the sights. Regards

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, and were very happy with it. The plus side: it is perfectly located, even better than I was expecting. We were welcomed, and Morag helped me understand the parking options available nearby, which had been worrying me. The room was basic and functional, clean and spacious. The shared bathroom was fine. The drawback was...

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Edinburgh Central guest house. As mention we are very central only minutes away from Princes street. Regards

Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Morag couldn't be more helpful, from looking up bus numbers and times to supplying mountains of food and coffee at breakfast. Ideal location as only 5 mins to tram for airport, 2 mins to shops and loads of pubs and restaurants.

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review of the guesthouse.As you say , we are in an ideal location , very central for all bars, clubs and restaurants.Princes street is only a 5 minute walk. Thanks Morag

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Tiny room, in a rather filthy state. Mattress in poor condition. The landlady threatened to kick me out when I bitterly complained and demanded a decent room for the money I paid (£40). AVOID this "centrally located" establishment.

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Firstly, the room was booked through a travel agency. We have 2 single rooms , 1 that's is compact with a single bed or 1 that has a small double bed. You picked the smaller of the 2 . You checked into the guesthouse at 2 pm and I spoke to you at 6. You never mentioned anything then! It...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This guest house is exceptionally neat and clean. One of the best I've been to. Morag was an excellent host and went out of her way to help when my luggage did not arrive. It's really central to most of the attractions and a five minute walk to Princes St. I'll definitely be staying here again.

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review and guests can judge all comments. I wish you well and welcome you back in Edinburgh Morag

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

me and our lass stayed here for two nights and loved it the room was large and nice and warm. Only a few minutes walk to rose street for a good night out only thing we didn't like was the shared bathroom but it was well worth the money and breakfast was ok and nice .

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morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taken the time to review Edinburgh central guesthouse.As you commented , we are only a few minutes away from Princes street . We do however, have rooms with their own bathroom as well Kind regards

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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
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The Guest House is set in the heart of Edinburgh’s bustling city centre and is only a short walking distance away from the famous Princess Street. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Central Guest House

Address: 8 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: €57 - €224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Central Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Master suite on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles 128waynev, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want to walk up four flights, request a room on the lower levels. However, the top floor is quiet, and cheaper”
 of 5 bubbles P1313, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the higher floor with bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Thoulipa, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You will need to take a taxi from Edinburgh Waverley - too far to walk with luggage.”
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