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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We found the place, but could not stop out the front. Car park around the back with very difficult access and then we had to drag luggage up the rear lane and around the corner to the front door as there was no rear access. Took a while before front door was answered and when it finally was we felt...

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

I visited this guest house with my husband & was quite worried after reading previous reviews! All I will say is, you get what you pay for! Yes the room was dated & a little "rough around the edges". However, at £32 a night, close to Edinburgh city centre & with free WIFI & parking I was pleasantly suprised! During...

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Thank Chantelle F
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Heard the saying 'You get what you pay for?' That's exactly what you get with The Ivy Guest House. Not due to set off to SCOTLAND until 9am the next morning we decided instead to leave the night before at 5pm due to nice weather and we arrived at 10pm in Scotland. We already had a 2 nights stay booked...

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Thank ChrisJCartwright
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The room was not properly cleaned. The bedsheets and Duvet covers were full of some kind of fibres or cat hair and at one point I noticed a blood stain. The shower made this horribly loud sound. The bathroom was not en suite which was awkward. when we entered the hotel it was smelled of oily food. The stairs were...

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Dublin
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

I'd booked this as it was in a reputable guide and had parking and I wanted to avoid a chain hotel. First there was no one at the guest house on arrival, high ceilings don't excuse a cramped room for three, and as for the parking - well if I was driving a Hillman Imp, there was room. I baulked...

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1Thank Anne G
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2014

They say first impressions are paramount. These people need a lesson. The garden was overgrown and hadnt been tended to for at least a year. It wasn't to get any better. Given a room without en suite. The bathroom was across the hallway. We asked for a quiet room and was given one on the road side. The place was...

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2Thank amanda E
Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The guest house is close to a bus station. When we arrived a bit earlier before check-in, the room was ready and the lady owner let us in just by a phone call, which was nice. At first, we felt like walking in a nice 'vintage' hotel. Yes, the furniture was old and looked stylish indeed! However, it was very...

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1Thank KlaraNem
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2013

The pictures do not accurately reflect the standard of the property. This is much more a "hostel" type standard of accommodation than a B&B - and there was no breakfast. There was damp and mould in the bedroom and more so in the bathroom. As the wind blew outside, it then whistled through the room. It was certainly not somewhere...

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2Thank 282Jules
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 13 December 2013

When we arrived there was no one to check us in. The room was very dirty, but the bathroom quite clean. The staff was not helpful or kind and I had to call them 4 times in order to fix the heating. The first night we had frozen. Unacceptable.

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1Thank elsa e
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2013

To start with, yes I know this is a guest house, not a hotel, but that doesn't mean you still shouldn't have a decent level of standards. When we arrived, there was no one to greet us, or check us in, we had to use a outside telephone to ring someone who told us our keys were behind the door....

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Address: 7 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivy Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“If you can afford to pay a bit more, do, and stay somewhere else.”
663sallyh, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Dont book here...just because its cheaper..its a Health Hazard”
awenature, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose the room "With private bathroom". That's just a posh phrase for "your bathroom is across the hallway, away from your bedroom"”
182melanieg, 6 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Try another hotel”
robertbD199GZ, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Doubt there would be a good room, ours faced the back so quiet at night but sure it would still be dirty.”
Kalaju, 7 Sep 2013 | Read review
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