We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valentine City Centre Guest House

Traveller (80)
Room & Suite (35)
Dining (1)
Hotel website
E-mail hotel
19-21 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NE Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
Additional information
Visit Hotel Website
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Valentine City Centre Guest House is in Edinburgh's City Centre, the closest guest house to Edinburgh Castle. A listed Georgian Townhouse with many original features, it has accommodation on four levels, and is More within easy walking distance of all city centre attractions (10 minutes stroll to Princes Street, 15 to The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle). Situated adjacent to theatres, restaurants, cinemas, pubs, and shops, this family run accommodation has a wide range of rooms to suit all budgets from a luxury 'five-star' room to economy doubles as well as a six person group room. Each morning over a generous two-hour period, a much praised full Scottish breakfasts is served, cooked entirely to order. All rooms have free WiFi and digital TV, and despite the city centre location, free off-road parking is available. Less
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$67 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Valentine City Centre Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Valentine City Centre Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
116Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
20Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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.
Read more
See all nearby hotels
Traveller (80)
Room & Suite (35)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Reviews (309)
Filter reviews
235 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews city centre poster bed local transport haggis stayed here for three nights on arrival full scottish breakfast top floor third floor walking distance minute walk location is ideal bus stop guesthouse ensuite key cereal
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 235 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the whole, it was okay, well situated , near the city center , and the room, the service , and breakfast were satisfactory. But we had chosen this place because it said that it was possible to park the car in the street ....More

Thank Danielle M
Response from Rob W, Owner at Valentine City Centre Guest HouseResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and the kind words on so many aspects, which we think readers will see would have been a very strong score were it not for your issues with parking. The guest house was built in 1813, a century before the...More

Innkeeper's Favourite Review
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A short walk away from the Grassmarket with plenty of places to eat and drink just round the corner. Very reasonably priced compared to other hotels in Edinburgh and the rooms are warm, a good-size and with comfortable beds - Breakfast also included. would definitely...More

Thank DanB1988
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for just one night while dropping our daughter at uni. Pulled up outside and thought oh god! It looked run down and scruffy. Pleasent young girl met us and advised us on parking, showed us to our room and i was pleasantly surprised,...More

Thank Bev M
Response from Rob W, Owner at Valentine City Centre Guest HouseResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your review and kind comments on the room and staff, we're glad you found the accommodation spacious and clean. We are surprised at the comments on breakfast, the room is exactly as pictured on your booking site and no other guest has...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

My husband and I spent ,3 nights at Valentine last month. Unfortunately we found it a great disappointment. We are no longer young but quite able to manage normal travel but found when we arrived we were up 3 flights of stairs in a tiny...More

Thank janteague65
Reviewed 1 July 2018

There was a water damage in my room before I arrived but they expected me to stay in a room with the carpet all wet and a strange smell and pay full price for the room. I had to struggle to get a discount for...More

Thank Sabina B
Response from Rob W, Owner at Valentine City Centre Guest HouseResponded yesterday

As will be explained a 1 star given is not really a review of the guests stay and no mention is made of any aspect that the reviews should be based upon, but a reaction to a failure to make financial gain in a unforeseen...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Valentine City Centre Guest House staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Maybe the first two floors might be ok but definitely not the third unless you don't mind the climb or..."
1 Jul 2018
Read review
"All rooms are different and listed as such - pick the one that suits your budget."
5 Dec 2017
Read review
"Don't go to this hotel try the Premier inn up the road"
3 Dec 2017
Read review
"Ask to view it first"
22 Jun 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing