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Glendale House

5 Lady Road Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PA Scotland

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For those wishing to enjoy Edinburgh's splendours Glendale House, situated in the conservation area of Craigmillar Park, 3km from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street is an ideal base. The bedrooms at Glendale Guest House, mostly en-suite, are all named after Scottish lochs and are furnished with comfort in mind; all have central heating, remote controlled television with DVD player, direct dial telephones, hair driers, tea & coffee making facilities, Scottish mineral water and shortbread. A selection of DVDs, books and high speed internet with wireless connection are available and complimentary during our guests stay
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Andrin H wrote a review May 2023
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The house, the rooms, the hosts and especially the breakfast are very nice. This shows why breakfast is part of the acronym B&B. The hosts are very helpful, kind with endowed with lots of humor. The location is perfect especially for people visiting the university or if you want to take a walk on the beautiful blackford Hill. The city center and the translation is also very near with the bus. Thank you so much for this stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Apple C wrote a review Aug 2019
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Duncan and Elaine are so unbelievably welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The breakfast served by Elaine was delicious and they always come up for a chat in the morning to make you feel at home. The rooms and toilets were immaculate and beautiful. The bed was one of the most comfortable that I have slept in compared to most hotels and B&Bs. Blue (the most beautiful cat ever) was such a lovely companion that makes your day!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Andrew wrote a review Apr 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom40 contributions34 helpful votes
Delightfully refined. A Victorian house tastefully refurbished. I enjoyed a two night stay here as part of a visit to Edinburgh University. The hosts are super friendly and helpful in every way when I asked for directions and places to eat for dinner. My double room was immaculate and well furnished. Brilliant breakfast too. Definitely look forward to a return visit one day. I also ate at the nearby Old Bell which was also superb.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Katie T wrote a review Jul 2018
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom28 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed one night with my daughter who had a Japanese exam in Edinburgh. Really pleased that this place was available as it had a lovely homely feel. Very clean throughout. Breakfast was fresh and tasty with plenty of variety. Only 15 minutes into the city by bus. Will try and stop here again when the next exam comes up. Thank you for being accommodating to our very anxious 15 year old who struggles in social situations.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 12 Jul 2018
Thanks Katie I hope the exam went well and look forward to seeing you again Regards Duncan & Elaine
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Matthew M wrote a review Feb 2018
Thoiry, France2 contributions2 helpful votes
Immaculately clean, warm, comfortable, and with cosy decor. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. They even had the fire lit at breakfast time which was a very nice touch. Excellent location for the University and nearby shops and good wifi.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from slammingdunc, Owner at Glendale House
Responded 25 May 2018
Thank you so much for your nice comments .We do not actively pursue comments from our guests (whom are mostly academics) but when we do receive them they are greatly appreciated
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Ben C wrote a review Mar 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for one night, paid for by the university, for an interview. The rooms was spacious and comfortable and the owners were very friendly and charming. The house was very quiet and is only 15 minutes from town by bus. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 Aug 2017
Thanks Ben always appreciate positive reviews but never go out of our way to obtain them
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Pimshie wrote a review Sept 2016
Hertfordshire29 contributions8 helpful votes
Beautiful house. Our room was on the second floor facing the back so was very quiet. Bed very comfortable and everything was spotless and luxurious. Excellent breakfast and enjoyed Duncan's banter at breakfast. You can find cheaper B&B in the same area but Glendale was worth the bit extra and would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Responded 28 Sept 2016
Appreciate your comments and also the reality that you get what you pay for . We hope you go that extra mile and stay again Duncan & Elaine
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Jakub wrote a review Sept 2016
Cernosice, Czech Republic86 contributions80 helpful votes
I stayed once in 2011 and again in 2016. The location is not great, as in you may get woken up by traffic, but otherwise, the place is excellent. The property (as much of Mayfield) is full of character, with wonderful garden and a wide variety of period features. Unlike in 2011, the place looks very lovingly maintained, with all new carpeting etc. As in 2011, the hosts are most friendly and the breakfast is what would you expect (plus excellent lemon curd). Overall, very much recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Responded 12 Sept 2016
Thanks for your positive review ,we are glad you enjoyed your stay Duncan & Elaine
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HenBogan wrote a review Aug 2016
Bromley, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed at Glendale House for four nights when I went to various Edinburgh Festival events. My room (Lomond) was spacious and quiet. Good shower and excellent breakfasts. Duncan and Elaine are gracious hosts. The house is opposite Cameron Toll shopping centre which has a decent size Sainsbury's along with a selection of high street shops. It's a 45 minute or so walk from the house to the city centre, but if you don't fancy that there are very frequent buses from just around the corner - £1.60 single, £4 for a day pass. If coming by car, Glendale House can be reached easily from the ring road and parking is available at the house itself or round the corner.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 21 Aug 2016
Appreciate your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again next time you fancy a knock around the links !! Best wishes Duncan & Elaine
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EmmaAnne777 wrote a review Aug 2016
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed at Glendale as the first part of our honeymoon tour of Scotland. We arrived very late due to travel problems but our hosts were very understanding and helpful and when we eventually arrived made us feel very welcome. The house is beautiful with a rose garden in front and lovely Scottish decor throughout. We were very comfortable in our room and we also enjoyed the large collection of DVDs available to guests. The house has very good travel links to the center of Edinburgh. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again when back in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Aug 2016
Hope the rest of your trip around Scotland was a memorable one ! It was great having you spend your 1st part of your Honeymoon with us, thanks for your positive review Duncan & Elaine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glendale House
Which popular attractions are close to Glendale House?
Nearby attractions include Craigmillar Castle (0.5 miles), Taste of Scotland Scottish Show (0.7 miles), and John Leslie Pub (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glendale House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Glendale House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Glendale House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glendale House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haldi, Wee Greek Kitchen, and Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield.
Are there any historical sites close to Glendale House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (1.8 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.8 miles), and Gladstone's Land (1.9 miles).