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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Busy weekend in Edinburgh, struggled to find a hotel. Moreover found the Elder York Guest House. Probably not a business option, but I really enjoyed it. Great location, excellent breakfasts and personable hosts.

1Thank KymD
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Staff at guest house was very friendly and helpful. Amazing location. We came for a weekend away with friends and wanted to see as much as possible in few days we had, so Elder York Guest House was perfect for us because all main touristy places are within the walking distance. It is also fairly close to the train station...

1Thank AgneK
Pittenweem, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

After a very long journey I arrived at Elder York Guest House wanting no more than a nap in a quiet room. The young man who greeted me quickly accessed my needs and upgraded me to a larger and very quiet room. I promptly fell asleep for 12 hours. It was cosy, spotlessly clean, very quiet even with the view...

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here from the 16th for 3 nights me and my partner visit edinburgh every year christmas shopping and found this through booking.com lovely hotel clean very central 5 min walk from train station. Staff very friendly and can't do enough for u our train wasn't till late afternoon and they let u leave your cases shopping etc so...

1Thank tracy411
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We booked a room for one night , when we arrived we found we had to go four and a half flights upstairs to the reception area, then another two flights to the attic where our room was. When asked they claimed it was clearly on the website of the hike to the room , we booked it though Expedia...

1Thank Hecfranfmac
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with my stepson on a Sunday for 1 night, quick check in, bedroom was a twin with en suite. Good size room and cumfy beds. Nice clean practical bathroom with shower basin and wc. Breakfast in the morning was very good. Would recommend, 5 min walk from train station

Thank UkSpritzer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stayed here for a couple of days to celebrate my wife's birthday.On entering we had to go up 4 flights of stairs to reception,which we were aware of,so no to bad.We were greeted by Harry,lovely chap and very helpful,he even put a bottle of prosseco in the room to surprise my wife on entering the room,so thankyou very much for...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Have just returned from Edinburgh today and have to say it was a very enjoyable stay. Lets start with location which was about a 6 mins walk from train station and about the same to Playhouse theatre, Great location. Yes, there is stairs to climb to get to the reception and bedrooms but this is clearly stated on website and...

Thank GillRob11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very pleasant Manager...most informative and helpful. Breakfast was good...plentiful. However, the room was somewhat awkward in terms of its configuration...the shower being the problem! Grubby and tired...cramped and tired in terms of its decoration.

Thank Anton W
Stenness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Was in Edinburgh for one night, guest house easy walk from the station. Rooms were lovely and clean. Good range of choices for breakfast which was served quicky and was very tasty. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely use again.

Thank Mhairi H

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: €72 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a quiet room with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles _s_mills04, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great hotel if your young and fit”
 of 5 bubbles Hecfranfmac, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
 of 5 bubbles chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has a lot of stairs to reception and some of the rooms”
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