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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Gerald was the most welcoming host and couldn't help us enough in every way. His lovely home is a credit to him, and beds, bathroom, linen etc beautiful, his breakfast was so nice, as it was organic and had everything you wanted to fuel your day. We spent 7 nights at Gerald's, which we so homely, the free gifts and...

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767 "Fantastic central location and superb host!" thanks lynnygrub - you said many kind words - all treasured and appreciated including "most welcoming host, we spent 7 nights at Gerald's, it made the last leg of our first overseas trip, a week to remember" - you were both a pleasure to have stay in my b&b home - and always...

Minnesota
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Location cannot be beat, comfortable home. Gerald was very responsive via email when we had questions before we arrived. We loved the glitter toilet seat, the whisky, etc.! Also an excellent breakfast.

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766 "Just lovely" thanks northfieldmn a review beautifully crafted and to the essential point - you said "Location cannot be beat, comfortable home, excellent breakfast" perfect! thanks Gerald

Mackay Region, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights and were so comfortable in every way. The beds were so good that we all slept very well. Gerald is the most welcoming of hosts, making us feel like family. His breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. We would recommend this B & B to anyone visiting Edinburgh, who wants all the above, plus an incredibly convenient...

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765 "Superb!" thanks Susan_M_E_D - it's the best news that you all slept very well - the beds are top of the range Vi-Spring, hand made to a very high specification - a quality very rarely found in bed & breakfast accommodation - glad you enjoyed the comfort and the feast of breakfast - you said "plus an incredibly convenient...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had the great fortune to stay at Gerald’s Place for eight nights. The B&B is most centrally located and within easy walking distance to all major historic sights in Edinburgh and only minutes from public transportation to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia anchored at the port of Leith, Edinburgh’s cruise port terminal and many other destinations. The service Gerald...

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764 “Wonderful Stay” thanks Arles B you made many wonderful comments about geraldsplace.com and they are all hugely appreciated from your first words "We had the great fortune to stay at Gerald’s Place for eight nights" to your last "Our trip to Edinburgh was a wonderful travel experience ... We were sad to leave and look forward to coming back"...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Returning to Gerald's Place was an absolute treat. Gerald is always an accommodating host and the breakfasts were delicious! Could not ask for a better location in Edinburgh, especially during the festival as it is so central and close to the venues. Can't wait to visit Edinburgh again!

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763 "Another fabulous stay!" thanks Orla P for your great title and kind thoughts - you said "Can't wait to visit Edinburgh again!" - you are always welcome ! next year we shall be celebrating 20 years at the top of Edinburgh B&Bs ..... and twenty years of continuous innovations ..... the wise traveller stays [and enjoys] the 5 nights...

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Gerald knows the community and is very willing to share his ideas. He seemed concerned that we enjoy our trip and we felt as though he was a favorite uncle within hours of arriving. His cooking is very good and he kept asking if there was anything else that we needed. From Geralds house we easily walked to the Castle,...

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762 "great host, wonderful home and key location" thank you Matt S you said "Gerald seemed concerned that we enjoy our trip and we felt as though he was a favorite uncle within hours of arriving" - that is a very special compliment - thanks, Gerald

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I don't have the words to describe how fantastic Gerald's place is We have just arrived home after spending three fantastic nights here and have spent the whole journey home talking about how much we want to go back. A true gentleman who opens up his beautiful home to you. This is so much more than your regular b&b Thank...

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761 "The legend that is Gerald." thanks Debby H from Ramsgate UK ... you said "I don't have the words to describe" but then summed up succinctly "you are officially my favourite place to stay" - brilliant - thanks, Gerald

Kansas City, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2016

First and foremost, Gerald is a fantastic host! The home is extremely comfortable and very well located. We couldn't have been happier with our choice.Gerald made excellent suggestions for our first visit to Edinburgh both attractions and dining choices. In addition, he made sure we had reservations where necessary. Breakfasts were wonderful and the choices for food were ours to...

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760 "first visit to Edinburgh" thanks George C your comment "We couldn't have been happier with our choice" really covers all bases !! you were a great quartet and a pleasure to welcome to my b&b home - a friend for life ... most certainly! thanks, Gerald

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our stay at Gerald's Place was perfect! First of all, the location is great - I can't emphasize that enough - it's in a lovely area of New Town - close to all the things you want to do in Edinburgh and near transportation hubs for going elsewhere, yet just outside of the fray. Particularly good during the Fringe Festival,...

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759 “Best Choice in Edinburgh for Many Reasons -” thanks Stella_SR - just back from the gym, so a little 'out of puff' ! your review is truly special - beautifully crafted - you are a gifted wordsmith - it was a pleasure to have you and your friend stay in my b&b home - you said "First of all,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were very pleased with our stay at Gerald's Place in Edinburgh. Gerald is a great host. He knows all about the area and can suggest things to see, places to eat, transportation to get there, etc. The beds are comfortable and breakfasts are wonderful! He makes you feel so welcome and his love for Edinburgh is definitely contagious! :)

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758 "Very lovely B&B in the heart of Edinburgh." thanks patty 16c you and your ladies group [of 5] were great, and enjoyed Edinburgh to the full - you said "Gerald makes you feel so welcome and his love for Edinburgh is definitely contagious! :) " - thanks, Gerald

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Staying in New Town

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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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Gerald's Place is in Abercromby Place, one of the finest Georgian streets in Edinburgh's historic New Town, built over 200 years ago. The location is incredibly convenient to the express airport-bus or new trams, train & bus terminals, top shops, banks & historic sites [Castle, Palace, Museum/s, Galleries, ICC, Parliament, Theatres]. Gerald welcomes guests to experience B&B hospitality at its very best and the Edinburgh City Centre at its finest. 'Be the best - no compromise' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gerald's Place

Address: 21B Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $144 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Gerald`s Place Hotel Edinburgh
Gerald's Place Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Both rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles tinkerm2015, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best location in town!”
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“We loved the double room with the bathroom next to it.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnygrub, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“there are two similar rooms”
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“Both rooms are excellent, not need to choose.”
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