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42 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 2BR Scotland
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#35 of 416 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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The Sherwood is a 6 bedroomed 4 star rated bed and breakfast Guest House located in a lovely cosy Georgian townhouse. It is located on the south side of Edinburgh in the Newington area of the city, a popular area for guesthouses due to its easy access to everything Edinburgh has to offer visitors coupled with great places to eat, drink and shop. At The Sherwood we want you to have all the things you need when you are away from home, so our rooms have free Wi-Fi, an en-suite bathroom or private bathroom, television with Freeview channels, fridge, microwave, hairdryer, safe, iron and ironing board and a kettle as well as a welcome tray with a selection of teas, coffees, bottled water and snacks. We offer a much enjoyed extensive continental breakfast and also happily cater for guests with food intolerances. For sightseeing, The Sherwood is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s historic old town inc
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Mariah P wrote a review Dec 2021
7 contributions4 helpful votes
What a lovely place to stay. We normally stay in a hotel but as there was 4 of us we decided to check out this place. Best decision we’ve made. Vivienne is so friendly and a right laugh. Always there to help. The rooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are lovely. Breakfast is lovely with lots of variety. Viv even went as far as to get a wheelchair for our stay for my grandad who can’t walk long distances. She honestly goes above and beyond. It is so clean and just a fantastic place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Dec 2021
Thank you so very much Mariah for taking the time to write such a lovely words. Truly appreciated. It was my pleasure to meet you and your family and do hope to see you all again in the future. Vivienne
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Yukary wrote a review Nov 2021
Genolier, Switzerland131 contributions15 helpful votes
My pal and I spent 4 nights at Vivienne's and we were really happy with our little room! Everything was clean, she had lots of good addresses and advices for us. She was really kind and didn't mind helping us when we had locked ourselves out 😂 the guest house is pretty close to everything (bus stop, restaurant, Tesco.. ).
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Vivienne Pritchett, Owner at Sherwood Guest House
Responded 30 Nov 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both during your trip to Scotland and hope to see you again in the future. Vivienne
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Angela O wrote a review Aug 2021
Caerphilly, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautifully decorated guesthouse within easy reach of Edinburgh Old Town. Vivienne was a wonderful host - nothing was too much trouble and she had lots of advice on how to get around and what to see. Room - comfortable, extremely well equipped room. We were in room 6 (upstairs, looking out over the garden) - first appearances might be that the room is small, but with all the ledges, alcoves and cupboards, and space under the bed to pop cases, it was like a tardis! Plus, who comes to Edinburgh to sit in their room? The shower was spacious and hot, and the complimentary toiletries plentiful. The facilities in the room were great too - hanging spaces, drawers, fridge, microwave, TV, kettle and teas & coffee too. Breakfast - if you like continental breakfasts, this is surely one of the best I've had. Choice of cereals, cheeses, meats, pastries, bread, yoghurt plus plenty of fresh fruit. It really set us up for the day. Location - just 15 minutes walk from The Meadows, and a 10 min bus ride up to South Bridge (on the Royal Mile) with a bus stop practically outside the door. The area is safe to walk around, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby with discounts in some for being at the Sherwood. I'd recommend the Old Bell Inn on the corner of Duncan St and Causewayside.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vivienne Pritchett, Owner at Sherwood Guest House
Responded 30 Nov 2021
Thank you so much Angela for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I truly appreciate it! It would be lovely to meet you both again on your next tip to Edinburgh. Vivienne
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Anne B wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
A great base for exploring Edinburgh and the surrounds. We had a very spacious room with excellent buffet breakfast. All Vivienne's recommendations for local places to eat were excellent. There are regular buses to pretty much any area of Edinburgh if you don't want to walk. Contactless payments and an app you can download, suggested by Vivienne, which tells you what buses are coming and where you are - very useful! Highly recommend a trip to the Queen's Yacht Britannia and also to Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park in West Lothian. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and will hopefully return before too long
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 11 Aug 2021
Thank you so much Anne and Chris for taking the time to write such lovely words. Truly appreciated. It was my pleasure to have you stay again and very much look forward to the next time. Vivienne
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J Va wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I is place very confortable, it is a beautiful hotel and it is near to the city center. The bed is extremely relax and it is necesary when you walk a lot. The owner is so hopitable. I recommend this place without dudes.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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US$109 - US$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sherwood Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Sherwood Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Combat Challenge (0.3 miles), St Anthony's Chapel (0.3 miles), and Royal Commonwealth Pool (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sherwood Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sherwood Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sherwood Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sherwood Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pataka, Voujon, and Ristorante Isola.
Are there any historical sites close to Sherwood Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.2 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (1.1 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (1.0 miles).