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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I stayed at the Glenisla in October 2012 with my partner for a weekend away. We were greeted by the Graham (I think that was his name!) who welcomed us to the guest house and confirmed the details of our stay. He asked if we had any special dietary requirements and asking if we would like to try the haggis...

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Emailed this B&B week before Xmas stating we wanted to book for 16th Jan and would it be possible to drop off bags at around 1.00 pm. No reply..... Looked again on Boxing day to email and ask same question only find it was fully booked. Emailed to express my disappointment and to the moment still no reply. This was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2013

My boyfriend and i chose this hotel over other cheaper hotels in the area mainly for the breakfast as we had read such amazing reviews of it on the hotel website and on Trip Advisor! The hotel website describes the breakfast as: Selection of Fruit Juices Selection of Cereals, Muesli, Yoghurts and Fresh Fruit Full Scottish Breakfast Grilled Bacon, Grilled...

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TheGlenisla, Owner at The Glenisala, responded to this review

All guests were emailed about the continentel breakfast as explained to these guests this was due to staffing issues. As availability of accomodation during Hogmany is scarce in Edinburgh, I had to chose between the two options that were available to me. 1. Cancell all bookings and close the place down for the festive period. 2. Keep the place open...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Graham and Francois are the nicest people I met at any place, warm, welcoming, willing to help to the last detail, they made me feel special by asking me how my days went in Edinburgh, had small yet rich chats. The breakfast was super hot and very fresh, usually; I'm asked if I want white or brown toast with my...

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Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2012

A little late arriving - motorway holdup but clear instructions for obtaining key. Warm welcome next morning. Breakfast good. (Would prefer option of filter coffee and porridge!) Friendly host - mine of information if you need to know anything about Edinburgh. Room a little cool on arrival - would have appreciated rad being turned up before arrival - it was...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Very friendly landlord and clean, tidy room. Breakfast was very good, with plenty choice. Bus service to Princes Street excellent. Plenty info on transport, eating out etc. Only downside was quality of mattress a little lumpy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a really enjoyable time. Graham was very welcoming and provided really helpful information, including a really useful printout about the local buses. The room was comfortable and very good value for money considering the breakfast was also included in the price. There are loads of buses and we didn't...

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Regards Graham

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I stayed at the Glenisla during the wettest August weather I have ever seen and it was wonderful to come back to such a warm, cosy and well appointed room. We had the family room which had comfy chairs which were great for reading by the window or watching tv etc. The host could not have been friendlier or more...

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Graham

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2012

The room itself was quite ok – I had enough space and it was sufficiently quiet, but that’s the only reason that I gave this place 2 stars instead of one. Their big problem is customer care. The day before arrival the owner informed me that the check in will close at 5 on that day (not at 7 as...

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

This review is both factually inaccurate and selective-and contrasts sharply with the vast majority of reviews on this and other sites. Where possible we contact our guests a day or so before arrival, first to check that all is ok with their travel arrangments, secondly to see if they require any advice or assistance on how to get to us...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Stayed at the Glenisla during the Edinburgh festival so the city was very busy. Graham gave very thorough information to guests, though, and it is easy to get into the city centre from the B n B. We didn't have an en suite but you are aware of that when you book and the room was extra large which compensated...

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Regards Graham

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm and friendly welcome always awaits our guests at The Glenisla guest house and bed and breakfast, and it will be our pleasure to ensure that you have a memorable stay in Edinburgh. Situated in the leafy suburbs of historic Edinburgh, our guest house offers a great bed & breakfast and a convenient place to stay while touring the beautiful city of Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh we wish to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and receive the highest standards of care and attention possible of any bed and breakfast or guest house. Our bed and breakfast is housed in one of Edinburgh’s 19th-century Georgian buildings, retaining its traditional appearance with some wonderful original cornices, elegant high ceilings and stained glass windows with attractive gardens to the front and rear, a truly serene setting for bed and breakfast in Edinburgh. We are a small (9 bedrooms) family run bed & breakfast. Our guest house is located in a peaceful and beautiful conservation area of Edinburgh, yet only minutes by bus or taxi from Edinburgh city centre. Edinburgh University's Kings Buildings are just a stone's throw away, so The Glenisla guest house is a great place to stay if you are in Edinburgh for an Open Day or Residential Week at the University, or if you are a visiting lecturer or a student undertaking a research project.We are also only a short distance from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and can boast ample free parking (both on-street and off-street) as well as free Wi-Fi in all rooms so The Glenisla guest house is perfect for those visiting Edinburgh on business as well as pleasure.Our bed and breakfast package is the ideal way to start your working or touring day in Edinburgh and you can be sure of a warm welcome during your visit to our guest house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Glenisala

Address: 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $38 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Glenisala Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Top floor quite a walk upwards, if you're not fit.”
 of 5 bubbles JimR521, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
“In a very quiet area - check that your room has an en-suite if this will bother you particularly.”
 of 5 bubbles teamryles, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“If given a choice between Room 7&8 (both doubles) opt for Room 7. The triple room is nice as well with a fireplace but not an ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles dreamr31, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“If you're staying alone, the single room is large enough for one person, no need to go for a double room if you're worried about space.”
 of 5 bubbles 476stephanieh, 29 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Fruit available. Ask re en-suite if you need one. Just enjoy a great hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles woodyswebwatch, 27 Aug 2011 | Read review
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