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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The room was clean and really quiet, the staff was kind and helpful, we really enjoyed the breakfast. The location it is just 15 minutes walking from the town centre, in addition there are a lot of pubs and restaurants close to the hotel.

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We recently stayed three nights at Abbotsford Guest House with our granddaughter. Paola was a terrific hostess, breakfasts were wonderful and she and her family were so friendly and helpful. The room was en suite, clean, very large and comfortable. Very close to the attractions in Edinburgh. Would definitely stay again. Thanks for your great hospitality.

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Liestal, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Quite a good B&B not very far from the centre of Edinburgh. The landlady was friendly, the room was nice and clean but sometimes quite noisy. Breakfast was quite ok, not too much to choose from, but the landlady's daughter serving breakfast was nice. All in all quite good value for money, but, being in a busy city, with less...

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We travelled to Edinburgh for Commonwealth Games and Fringe. Location, superb. 1 mile city centre. Easy walk, numerous buses. Accomodation was clean and well presented. Breakfast was a delight. Posh dinning room excellent food. Paola looks after her guests including good tips for tourists. Shops at the top of road selling everything you could want. That said Pilrig Road is...

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Abbotsford Guest House is one of the nicest B&Bs I ever stayed. It's easy to find by car coming from the airport. If you are lucky, you can park on the street, additional parking places are available just around the corner. The city is in walking distance, and a bus stop is around the corner. The rooms are well equipped,...

Thank TamaraSunshine
Norwich, UK
Reviewed 17 July 2014

A good, convenient spot within walking distance of the city centre and with ample on-street parking. A large, clean and comfortable room in a quiet location so we got a really good sleep! Some attention to detail was lacking, e.g. A torn curtain and stained carpet. A very small bathroom in our room. No real cause for complaint and the...

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Cosy room (single with shared bathroom). Very clean, pretty. Beautiful breakfast room, good breakfast. Good location on bus route or 15 min walk to Royal Mile. Modern shower facility. Will definitely stay there again.

1Thank juliaUK2013
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Just returned from a girls weekend in Edinburgh and stayed 2 nights at The Abbotsford - everything was excellent xxx Room - beautiful and clean Breakfast - excellent and very tasty Owner - lovely lady who works very hard to accommodate guests Thank you Sarah Sue and Kerri from Manchester

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Just come back from Edinburgh and had a lovely stay at the Abbotsford,us ladies of a certain age was celebrating a big birthday.The host was lovely very friendly and helpful and cooked you an awesome breakfast,rooms very clean with plenty of tea and coffee in your room.Lovely stay and would certainly stay there again.(Very good bus service near by as...

1Thank mojomamma
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed here for four nights. The hotel is really well-located for the centre of town (walking distance about 15mins, but there are a number of direct buses). Our host was very welcoming, and the hotel had the right balance of being personal, but not so much that you feel like you're staying in someone else's home. The rooms and...

Thank stevenbembridge

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Additional Information about Abbotsford Guest House

Address: 36 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $97 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbotsford Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Back rooms are nice and quiet, but front rooms are not at all noisy because Pilrig Street is a small, quiet street.”
 of 5 bubbles EdZ56003, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room faced street; traffic noise as expected in city; did not prevent us from having a good night's sleep, even with windows ajar.”
 of 5 bubbles 729dianea, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you have very heavy luggage or are not comfortable climbing stairs - book a room on the lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles anchi100, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on two upper floors. You may want a 1st floor room if you cannot manage stairs. My friend is 84 and he managed up to the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles GBS2260, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Older traveller check which floor your room is on, ours was a twin room, top floor!”
 of 5 bubbles JudithN597, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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