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The Victorian Town House

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close enough to walk into town but on a quiet crescent with a lovely private garden at the front. Very representative of Edinburgh's New Town architecture you really feel like you are at home. I felt very welcome and enjoyed some great hospitality.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal host with top-notch hospitality - she makes The Victorian Town House! The place is gorgeous and perfectly located close to city-centre, but off on a quiet and peaceful street. Minutes away from Haymarket station.

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Union, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a home in Edinburgh now. That is how I feel after staying in this wonderful place. I stayed in the Caledonian room, which was huge, along with a huge bathroom. Well appointed, and close to trams that take you to the airport and city center. Aileen, the host, however, is the reason I would come back. She is...

Thank Arun K
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place was very clean, great little details and care from the hostess. Aileen makes you feel at home and always taking care of you. We got lovely muffins daily and lovely breakfast (a lot included). We would have liked a bath instead of a shower.

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Aileen really is the most amazing host. The guest house is an extension of her home and family values. We stayed in the Africa themed room, it is bigger than my first flat! A lovely family room with a sofa in it. Aileen makes a mean breakfast, all top quality ingredients. It will be my first choice for my next...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The Victorian townhouse was like a home away from home. It is very warm and cosy, the owner Aileen was very friendly and helpful with how to get about with info about bus stops and bus numbers as we were going to the zoo and weren't sure how to get there. The breakfast was lovely with fresh fruit and cooked...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We loved this B&B. Only three rooms, very spacious. Comfortable and hostess Aileen was so great. The location is near the Haymarket Train station, where the bus from the airport also lets you out. Easy to get around Edinburgh especially if you like to walk. We did take a city bus twice but walked mostly.Very quiet neighborhood. Too easy to...

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My partner & I had a lovely stay in Edinburgh over a weekend in October. Wonderful breakfast & very accommodating host. A great welcome & Eileen couldn't do enough for us. We stayed in the Caledonian room & it was very spacious with a comfortable bed & lovely & warm.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The rooms are at garden level--one floor down from the street--and you must be prepared to carry your own luggage up and down. Our room at the front of the house was enormous, with a nice sitting area away from the 2 double beds. Aileen greeted us with chocolates and scotch! She prepares a lovely breakfast and was totally unfazed...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This being our first trip to Edinburgh and not knowing the City, we could not have picked a better place to stay. Aileen is a delightful host who makes you feel right at home in her home. All of her little extra touches were greatly appreciated. We had an early train to take and she left the coffee pot ready...

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The property is situated on two floors with the guest rooms situated in the garden flat which has its own private entrance. Guests are provided with a key to enable the flexibility to come and go as they wish. There are 3 Bedrooms all with en suite facilities, a sofa, colour T.V. (with digital Freeview box) and are decorated to the highest standard. Other featuers include; radio alarm clock, hairdryer, hospitality tray with a selection of teas, coffee and biscuits. A small decanter of whisky and crystal glasses awaits your return from a hectic day so you can unwind before retiring to your extremely comfortable bed. The en suite shower rooms are very spacious and finished to a high standard with fresh fluffy white towels. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Victorian Town House

Address: 14 Eglinton Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $179 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Victorian Town House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms seemed fine. All are quiet. You do have to go up and down steps to get to the garden level.”
547diannem, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“As far as we could tell there are no bad rooms.”
ARIEL606060, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are three large rooms and situated so they are very quiet and private, with a private entrance for guests.”
  • Sitting room set away from beds with a comfy sofa. Very nice decor.
  • Partial view of fireplace.
  • One of two beds with plenty of room to move around
whaleywomn62, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“She only has 3 rooms. Any of them would be wonderful.”
hankandleo, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
72gib, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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