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1 Abercorn Terrace, Edinburgh EH15 2DD Scotland
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#30 of 413 in Edinburgh
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Abercorn is a large Victorian family property, an Old Manse built in 1870. This luxurious four-star GOLD accommodation has recently been refurbished and offers double, twin and family rooms for up to 5 persons. Easy access to city centre every 10 minutes and the buses are 24 hours a day and close to sandy beach, shops and restaurants. A very warm welcome awaits, so why not book today and have a superb stay.
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danpangp wrote a review 2 May
Liverpool, United Kingdom84 contributions84 helpful votes
Angie made us really welcome from the second we arrived to the second we left. She went out of her way to make sure we were happy, and was so good to us. What a beautiful place to stay, in a fantastic location just a stones throw from the beach and a short ride into Edinburgh City centre. The room was beautiful with everything you needed, a really comfortable bed and blackout shutters. Breakfast was also really tasty and freshly cooked. All in all, we had a fantastic stay and won't even consider staying anywhere else for our future trips to Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Benjoy065 wrote a review Apr 2022
St. Andrews, United Kingdom94 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent guesthouse with fantastic hosts Angela & Willie, this guesthouse is by far one of the best my wife and I have had the pleasure to stay in. We stayed here over a weekend to celebrate my birthday in Edinburgh. Our room was situated on the ground floor and was extremely spacious and well appointed. Lots of room with plenty of drawers and wardrobe, a very comfortable king-sized bed and a large couch to relax on. The complimentary hot drinks tray was well stocked along with nice biscuits. The room & bathroom were cleaned to a high standard with a plentiful supply of soft towels. A nice touch was when we returned late at night after a long day/night celebrating the curtains had been drawn, side lights on and the heating turned up. I informed Angela that I am coeliac and would prefer some gluten free options for breakfast, this was no problem at all. Breakfasts are sublime, well cooked, well presented and generous portions. I had gluten free sausages and plenty of nice gluten free bread. There is a beautiful lounge to relax in although we didn't get time to use it. There are bus stops directly outside and a frequent bus service into and out of the city. Portobello beach is a 5 minute walk, it was lovely to walk along the promenade on a Sunday morning to blow away the previous nights celebrations. This guesthouse deserves a 5 star rating, nothing is to much trouble for the fantastic hosts. I love staying somewhere that makes you feel welcome and it's great to chat with Angela over breakfast. Thanks for a great stay, if we're looking to stay in Edinburgh again we'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Lots of free parking on side streets. It's on a corner behind the big white door sign posted 'The...
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jenny wrote a review Apr 2022
Cupar, United Kingdom4 contributions
What a fabulous place! Absolutely beautiful and luxurious! Angela and Willie were perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome. The room was perfect, it was so easy to do everything that my friend and I had planned for my birthday treat.. Portobello has so much to off and we were a quick bus ride away from Edinburgh’s centre. The guest house is only a short walk down to the beach too. I had a great sleep and the breakfast was perfect. It really set us up to have an excellent time! Thank you so much Abercorn!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Adrian Y wrote a review Mar 2022
Leiden, The Netherlands593 contributions169 helpful votes
The owners of this B and B are vpery friendly and were able to give great advice about local places eat in and to visit. The room was very good. A decent size with a good bathroom. They serve a good breakfast too. Definitely worth staying again there in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lewis C wrote a review Mar 2022
Scarborough, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
From the moment we checked in we felt very welcome and at home. The house was very well presented with lovely furnishings and felt very comfortable. The room itself was brilliant, very spacious and bright. Everything was very clean and it was a nice surprise to have the bed made and refreshments replaced every day. There was a good choice for breakfast and everything was well presented and tasty. The host Angela made our stay even more special, she was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area such as buses, local amenities and things to do. After reading the reviews before visiting it almost seemed too good to be true, but after staying here ourselves we found our experience to meet and exceed the reviews and our expectations We would definitely recommend this place and we will definitely be returning in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Buses are brilliant and run regularly from right outside. You can get to and from the train...
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Mightygills wrote a review Feb 2022
26 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I have just spent 5 nights at the Abercorn, when looking to go to Edinburgh we decided to stay a short way out of the city in Portabello and we are so glad we did and found this gem of a place. The house is stunning and very stylishly decorated. Our room was large spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing with very good quality produce very well cooked and presented. The location is great with a 2 minute walk to the sea front and Portabello has a good choice of pubs and restaurants and is a short bus ride into the city. The hosts Angie and Willie are so very warm friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. We would recommend this guest house to anyone travelling to Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
yaz wrote a review Feb 2022
Rossendale, United Kingdom4 contributions
We have just stayed here as our cousin was getting married in Edinburgh. We have had a lovely stay at the abercorn guest house and Angela couldn't do enough. We were greeted by her and her partner and showed to a beautiful bedroom. The whole house is absolutely stunning and the breakfast was delicious. The are is great, it's out of Edinburgh so less touristy which was good because you got to see little quirky shops. It's right near the sea front and only a bus ride away from the old town. We are already planning our next stay at the guest house and can't recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free parking outside of the guest house
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Knight5y wrote a review Jan 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom10 contributions9 helpful votes
A group of 10 of us had to travel to the area for a funeral. Angela was amazingly accommodating for us all. She couldn’t do enough to help. The property itself is absolutely stunning. Every room is beautifully finished. A stones throw from the beach and restaurants. Highly Recommend you stay here if I’m the area. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lansonmaid wrote a review Dec 2021
Launceston, United Kingdom29 contributions35 helpful votes
What a wonderful guest house! We arrived here late after a long journey and were greeted with a most welcome pot of tea. Our room was clean and warm and spacious and the bed was very comfy. The breakfast was superb - one of the best we have had in a B&B. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
shaun F wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had the pleasure of staying at Abercorn for two nights at the end of August, and we’re so impressed that we booked again for later in the year. Firstly, every room in the house is not only spotlessly clean,but is extremely well presented. Angela, the proprietor, is one of those people that has an innate ability to know how to furnish and dress a room to look both tasteful and comfortable, which she has done to great effect. The wealth of experience that both Angela and Willie have in the hospitality trade shines through in every detail, so that you come away feeling that you have stayed with friends more than as a customer. Fresh coffee on arrival, real flowers in the room, and a complimentary bottle of wine, when Ange discovered that I was celebrating my birthday, we’re just some of the instances of attention to detail that we enjoyed. Breakfast was both delicious and plentiful with a good choices offered. Location is handy for both Portobello beach, and is 50 metres from the bus stop to travel into the city centre, and if you do need any advice on the local attractions and amenities Ange is a mine of information. Needless to say, we would thoroughly recommend Abercorn House, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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US$109 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abercorn Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Abercorn Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Portobello Beach (0.6 miles), The Velvet Easel Gallery (0.05 miles), and Portobello Promenade View (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Abercorn Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Abercorn Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abercorn Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abercorn Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Butternut Squash, The Golden Bite, and Foresters Guild.
Are there any historical sites close to Abercorn Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (2.5 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (3.2 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (3.1 miles).