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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Characterful and homely guest house. Wonderful breakfasts and attentive hosts. So much nicer than staying in an impersonal chain hotel and the food would be very hard to beat. A couple of minor criticisms would be the low pressure shower (maybe because we were on the top floor) and my wife found the bed a bit uncomfortable (she has a... More 

Thank Vivian F
Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the place. The service was above the expectations. We appreciated variety in breakfast and mainly hospitality of Franco and Lynne. Small things like " that Franco remembered the country from which we came or my first name" were just couple of things, which I noticed that do not happen to me during travelling. Fully recommend their house !

Thank Antonia L
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our vacation, this was our first night after a long air travel from the USA. Using a bus to Waverly and a taxi to the guest house was easy and uncomplicated. Using the local buses after that was easy and economical. The guest house hosts were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We would definitely... More 

Thank Steve w
West of London
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a flying visit to Edinburgh, arrival Friday night and departing Sunday, in order to attend a family wedding. Used only public transport, but trams from airport, buses to and from Princes Street, or taxis all convenient (buses fixed cash only tariffs, no change given). We were provided with secure code access as our hosts were not in overnight,... More 

Thank FarmersBoy47
Le Bar-sur-Loup, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very beautiful room, arranged well, in a beautiful house. Marvellous breakfast. 25 mn on foot of the center but bus stop to the door. the owners are very nice, very open to the discussion or for advices.. a very beautiful B&B.

Thank mariechristinerobert
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights while visiting family. The guesthouse is very conveniently located close to Pollock Halls of residence, if you have family studying at the University. It is also close to Holyrood, Arthurs Seat, and not very far from the city centre. Our room was large and very tasteful, with a four-poster bed and a camp-bed made up... More 

Thank hnewmark
George, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

First time in the UK and not sure where to stay. Found Southside on the Internet and booked. From he beginning Franco was helpful and my booking went without a hitch. My gratitude was even more after meeting the friendly gentleman. The room was so nice and clean, I felt like a king. The old building with historic decor blew... More 

Thank Roelof_4x4Medic
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great B&B on the side side of the city. The northbound (city center) bus stop is one block away and the southbound bus drops you off right across the street. Easily accessible to all the tourist attractions and shopping. The bedrooms are all on the second floor or higher so maybe not the best option for mobility impaired with luggage.... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a long weekend in Edinburgh and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Southside. Hospitable hosts, excellent breakfast and an easy walk into the city centre. We were in room 5 and have noted other comments about the boiler pump noise. It is minimal and doesn't happen during the night so did not disturb us at all. The room is... More 

Thank Joan M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My partner and I decided to go on a mini break to Edinburgh for the first time. We stayed at the Southside Guest House for five nights. Upon our entrance, the host, Franco, was there to greet us and welcome us. Franco and Lynne are the couple run the Guest House together and I can honestly say that they do... More 

Thank Becca S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southside Guest House

Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $163 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Southside Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“We had a room overlooking the back garden which was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles sarapL7215TP, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A first floor room is more convenient and rear rooms are quieter”
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“Good restaurants nearby, especially the Southpour across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles warps, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front elevation may be more prone to traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles NescafeTamworth, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had very little traffic noise on the second floor but more stairs to climb.”
 of 5 bubbles MaggsK1910, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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