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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Occasionally TA reviewers overpraise places, but the previous comments about Katrina and Fergus are spot on. I made contact by email, and there was something nice about the interaction from the start. Anyone familiar with Edinburgh and/or McCall Smith's Scotland Street series will know the kind of lovely buildings in the New Town. About 20 minutes’ walk from Waverley station,...

Thank avermes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Guest Room for a long weekend, both work and pleasure. We felt we had complete privacy whilst being luxuriated with breakfast in bed each morning. Lovely hosts, wonderful bed and brilliant food. Location also fantastic!

Thank Harriet S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

short 3 day stay for 17th birthday. Fabulous hosts; friendly, kind, helpful. The room was very tastefully furnished and both Christina and her Husband were always happy to help with anything.... in our case, working the shower and finding lovely places to eat! Always wishing we were back there and cannot wait to return. I would recommend this B&B to...

Thank lotta974
Arcata, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our 3 night stay at The Guest Room Bed and Breakfast couldn't have been better. Katrina, Fergus and the kids are utterly delightful. The room was lovely, private and luxurious. Breakfasts delicious and generous. Loved the location in New Town, out of the fray but a pleasant walk over the bridge to Old Town. Can't wait to return!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fergus and Katrina were excellent hosts -- friendly and extremely helpful! The garden room was lovely -- with our own private entrance. The room was spacious, clean and lovely! There is no parking, but Fergus took us to a place where we could park for no charge. We didn't need our car while we were there since the location means...

1Thank James L
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Katrina and Fergus are wonderful hosts and their B&B is perfectly located in a quiet, residential part of the new town - close enough to walk to the sites nearby the castle, but far enough to have a retreat from the extremely busy and crowded tourism in Edinburgh. Our room opened onto a cute terrace with lovely plants. The room...

Thank Kelly H
Burnaby, British Columbia
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a couple nights and The guest room was very nice and in a great location for accessing downtown Edinburgh. Katrina and Fergus were super friendly and provided a nice breakfast in the morning straight to our room! The room was great with a comfortable bed, the only reason why I am giving this...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at The Guest Room on the last night of our honeymoon, before heading back to the U.S. We absolutely loved our stay! Katrina and Fergus and their family were so warm and friendly - it felt like we were staying with family! The breakfast, delivered to our room, was delicious and the accommodations were...

Thank Elana C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My sister and I recently stayed at The Guest Room B&B in Edinburgh and I can't imagine ever staying anywhere else. Katrina and Fergus and their family are the most delightful, thoughtful and helpful of hosts. Our room was lovely. Our breakfasts, brought to our room, were delicious. The location is as perfect as one could hope for. We stayed...

Thank modera
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wonderful guest house in the centre of Edinburgh - really friendly and helpful hosts, a beautiful room and courtyard and great breakfasts in the morning. Great location too - a really lovely place to stay. We would definitely stay there again.

Thank Hannah T

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New Town
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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The Guest Room B&B is situated right in the centre of Edinburgh's historic New Town of Edinburgh. Just a few minutes walk from art galleries, shops, restaurants and historic sites, it is the perfect and peaceful location from which to explore Edinburgh. The Courtyard Guest Room has its own private entrance, and is nestled at the end of a pretty courtyard, offering quiet and comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities and a super kingsize bed/twin. The Guest Room overlooking the Courtyard is a large and airy double bedroom found at the end of your own private hallway, with private shower room. The large double sofa is the ideal place to relax with a cup of tea after a busy day exploring the city. Our meusli is homemade as is our bread and Fergus makes the best porridge - try it with maple syrup and blueberries. Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time that suits you. You will be looked after very well - we promise! ... more   less 

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Address: 31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $104 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Guest Room Edinburgh, Scotland
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“We stayed in the courtyard level room but I'm sure that both rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 749kellyh, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was below street level, very quiet with a private entrance. Had a tiny sitting area outside.”
 of 5 bubbles modera, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs room has private access”
 of 5 bubbles SarahPorteus, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Courtyard Guest Room is comfortable and private.”
 of 5 bubbles 99Kent, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms very comfortable and cozy”
 of 5 bubbles agl-jll, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
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