Sonas Guest House
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Sonas Guest House

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4.5
#18 of 162 B&Bs in Edinburgh
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated on the south side of the city we are ideally located for visiting Edinburgh's main attractions. All rooms are en-suite,recently refurbished and offer comfortable beds, TV with radio channels; tea & coffee facilities and hairdryer. We provide ROOM ONLY accommodation and offer private off street parking and free WiFi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Classic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

3 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD Scotland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Turnhouse Airport
Dundee Airport
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Carol J wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sonas Guest House is in a good location and just 20-25 min stroll to many major city centre attractions. It is also near a main bus route.
The guest house is beautully furnished and well kept.
The proprieter, Irene, is a charming host. She was happy to advise on getting about the city as well as other not so obvious places to see.
Our room at the front of the house had views of Arthurs Seat. It was spacious with a small en-suite and was well furnished with a very comfortable bed. It was spotlessly clean. Irene provides a tea and coffee tray and bottled water. Although breakfast was not included, each room was provided with a bag of breakfast snacks including instant oat pots, breakfast bars, fruit juice and a pastry which were also useful for a daytime snacks.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sonas Guesthouse, Owner at Sonas Guest House
Responded 24 Apr 2022
Many many thanks for your lovely review . I am so pleased you enjoyed - it was a pleasure to have you stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back on another occasion. Best wishes Irene
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Rosehips58 wrote a review Jul 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio64 contributions34 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely guest house in a quiet neighborhood was the perfect retreat for me on weekend holiday traveling solo . Stewart was warm and pleasant in greeting me on my arrival. I had the downstairs garden room . The bed was so comfortable and inviting. Linens were fresh and many unexpected room amenities - bathroom toiletries , hot pot w coffee and tea , continental breakfast items and a to go snack bag .
Sonas House was a little over a mile from the Royal Mile and Princes St, on the 3,8 and 31 bus line literally around the corner . I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The 31 bus stops Minto St . Airline bus from the airport to city center , it was hard to find 31...
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CathyJean10 wrote a review Jul 2022
Everett, Washington22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely guest house in a good location. Our room was spacious and nicely furnished, with a pleasant view of the neighborhood and a big window that opened to catch the breeze. Everything was spotless. Tea/coffee and snacks provided, which we really appreciated. (Breakfast was not included due to Covid wariness, but in addition to the snacks there was also fresh fruit and cereals available - a nice touch.) Location is ideal for visiting Edinburgh without being right in the high-traffic, high-rent area of downtown. A block away you can catch a bus to the Royal Mile and be there in 10 minutes. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Faye J wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Irene and Dennis were the best hosts for our stay in Edinburgh, they couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast was delicious, rooms were lovely and clean, safe parking around the back and great location for a stroll into the city centre or a very short bus ride which Irene gave us all the buses we could catch from the main street with a map.

We will definitely be back!!!!!
Faye
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sonas Guesthouse, Owner at Sonas Guest House
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Many thanks for y our kind review. It is a pleasure to meet such lovley people!! Look forward to welcoming you again. All the best Irene
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Alice M wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really lovely guesthouse on a quiet street, and only a short walk into town. Comfy, clean & nicely proportioned rooms. A great deal of effort had been made to make us feel incredibly safe due to COVID-19, so would highly recommend for a fab weekend in Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Claire M wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked to stay here as a relative was in a hospital close by. The guest house is near to a main bus route which can take you into Princes St and various other places.
The guest house was very clean and had a lovely feel about the place.
Irene (the owner) went above and beyond to help us during our stay here. Dominique who works there also very helpful and friendly.
We are so glad we booked to stay in Sonas during our stay in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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littlepinkalien wrote a review May 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom916 contributions125 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room we had was on the ground floor but hardly had any noise. The room was warm, and even had to get the heating turned down it was so warm. We had breakfast bags that had lots of options for food. The beds were comfy. The shower was hot and good stream of water. Location is around 25 minute walk to the centre but there are lots of bus options. The host is lovely, very friendly and let us store our bags. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FarAway36859410344 wrote a review Oct 2023
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights. We were attracted to this place because it had free on-site parking. It was a spotlessly clean ensuite room with king bed and a single. We could easily walk to The Royal Mile but there were buses about 50 metres from the Guest House. Our room was number 5 on top floor with stairs only no lift. Very quiet place. Breakfast provisions in room were basic but appreciated. Everything we needed was here. Really enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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poppycat12 wrote a review Dec 2023
Darlington, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and warm. Free parking. No cooked breakfast but cereals milk fruit provided in the dining room. Very quite on the night. Room was lovely with a hot shower and tea coffee tray. Beds comfortable. Just around the corner countless buses going to the Royal Mile and Princes Street. 30 Minute walk to the Royal Mile. Would not hesitate to stop here again. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Boutchch wrote a review Aug 2022
Geneva, Switzerland41 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and nice room, 30 min by walk from Royal Mail, or easy and frequent buses going downtown.

However no served breakfast, therefore the room rate is expensive for what we get.

Warm welcome as always here in Scotland.

Not a bad place at all, still not quite value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonas Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Sonas Guest House?
Nearby attractions include John Leslie Pub (0.2 miles), Swany's (0.2 miles), and Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonas Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Sonas Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonas Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haldi, Pataka, and Wee Greek Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonas Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (1.3 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.3 miles), and Gladstone's Land (1.3 miles).
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