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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got this room very cheap so was expecting basics but it was lovely. A grand guest house with traditional decor. It was really warm throughout which was welcomed. There were fresh towels and toiletries as well as a kettle and a fridge and tea, coffee. We even got a 4 poster bed as advertised. Really impressed with this place! The... More 

Thank Rhi H
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and setting were perfect from quaint old scottish paintings to the stag head over the fire place-everything has been put together wonderfully. The room was bright, big and comfy with a great view over the garden. Tommy was always on hand and nothing seemed too much trouble. Will be visiting again!

Thank Rod D
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

hi i stayed in the mayville guest housein Edinbrugh no 5 minto street! for one night and had to ran away early morning while all my nick and face were red and itchy. i saw lots of bed bugs in my bed and really scared. that place is disgusting! if you want to talk me about this place my email... More 

Thank ukrafiee

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place needs plenty of work: it struggles with cleanness (a lot), the rooms have not much of space, everything just falling apart. Nice location and friendly owner though. It has en suite rooms, although plumbers and builders were not very competent. Wifi is not available in rooms with exit from the back. On the other hand, now I know... More 

Thank Linxmas
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely stay in a beautiful grand room which was clean. Tommy is a great guy and worth some time to get to know. Very relaxed atmosphere and I was helped greatly with whatever I needed. If you can book it last minute then do it because you will get a good price for a comfy stay! The room... More 

Thank Magicgigi21
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

1st the positives,great for restaurants and pubs and good bus route for going into centre of Edinburgh,on site parking .2nd the not so good,door was locked when we arrived but only works sometimes so we phoned to get in,hallway a bit tired looking but dining room looked lovely,up to our room which was a family room ,good big room but... More 

Thank suart
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wow where do I start? We booked via laterooms.com for a good price. I had requested a early check in but never heard back so assumed it had not been granted. Which was absolutely fine. We arrived at the time stated upon our booking info for check in, to be greeted by the owner who's first words were 'did you... More 

Thank Donna M
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My friend and I recently had a trip to Scotland for a few days break and stayed at the Mayville Guest House. We were made to feel very welcome by the manager Tommy as we arrived. The room was nicely appointed with an en suit shower and toilet. I found this establishment to be very clean and tidy and loved... More 

Thank ThorntonProductions
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend booked a twin room for our visit to the Fringe. The garden front garden is well maintained. The room was really poky and badly set out with cluttered decor. The room felt like it needed a deep clean. There was a lot of dust settled in the corners and radiator. Not sure what the owner is... More 

Thank Kamran M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Perfect room for my mother and myself sharing. Room 9 has a wall separating the single beds, so whilst a twin room it was almost two rooms with a shared bathroom. Excellent for friends sharing to save costs. Comfortable too with a good shower. Full of Scottish charm on the economy side with a delightful manager who looked after our... More 

Thank 527tor

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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Mayville Guest House

Address: 5 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 1RG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $35 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mayville Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 9 great for friends sharing”
 of 5 bubbles 527tor, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the bck of the hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles RussH147, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I stayed a room for three on the ground floor, and could see a nice garden in front!”
 of 5 bubbles Shuchang, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“room 12 was super comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles wmelia1, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask about the bathrooms as our one wasn't useable.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenlogue, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
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