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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Green mould all over bread at breakfast on first morning; owner demanded 3% extra for paying by debit or credit card; ridiculously noisy room from main road outside; rock hard bed. Worst B&B I've stayed in anywhere.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The view from room 1 of this very good guesthouse in Leith across the playing fields is a magnificent panorama of the whole Edinburgh skyline. The room itself is large and very comfortably furnished with its own seating area which we particularly enjoyed. The traditional breakfast is more than adequate. Whilst there is no onsite parking there is plenty of...

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Wellington
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stayed for the second year whilst visiting the Fringe. Always found Yoka and David to be very engaging and helpful and although breakfast could probably be a little slicker, food is of a good bed and breakfast standard. Price reflects it's slightly out of city location, which can be reached by a short car journey or you could hop on...

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

What a terrible experience! Stay away. Dirty bed sheets, which included blood on the pillow - sadly not noticed until next morning. Dusty furniture. Were asked on arrival what we wanted for breakfast the next morning! We ordered one cooked breakfast which, when it was served consisted of bacon, mushrooms and a fried egg all swimming in grease!

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lymington
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Sadly, this is the first bad review I have written. I went out of my way to be friendly and courteous....unlike the owner David who was abrupt and cold. On the rare occasions his wife Yoka was there, the atmosphere was much better but when it was just him it was uninviting..he gave me dirty towels and I had to...

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1Thank kerry c
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Prior to booking, we read the Trip Advisor reviews - especially the 'one stars' (!!!), however we found the place and the hosts to be absolutely fine. Lovely en-suite room with a cracking shower. Wifi in our room was fine. Plenty on street parking. Our stay (one night) was probably over priced, but I suppose when you've got a guest...

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1Thank mmannuk
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The owner David is very confrontational and does not respect the customers nor their opinion. The visit didn't start off well, given that he pushed for payment when we stopped to leave our luggage 3 hours before the room would be ready! He then proceeded on a lecture about American Express charging an unfair commission before promptly charging me a...

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3Thank Nishan F
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The house and rooms are spotless and very well decorated, the bedroom was large, airy and had a very clean on suite with shower. David the host is very friendly and accommodating with advice on buses etc. The number 23 takes you straight to Princess Street. Breakfast options we're good, cereals, yogurts, toast and jam etc and my cooked breakfasts...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I LOVE a certain caramel biscuit which is made in Scotland so very excited to see one when we got in the room. Hang on, one! One between two? How is that going to work. And why are we in a twin room (we got married 3 weeks ago!) and definitely didn't ask for a twin. At least I don't...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely house good sized rooms could be very good, it is badly let down by breakfast and tea making items in the room amongst other things, Virtually raw bacon, tepid tomato & mushrooms awful sausage. When I asked for just eggs & 'Well done' Bacon I got 1 egg & the same microwaved virtually raw bacon! We only had cooked...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ravensdown is a friendly and stylish guest house, run by David (Scottish) and Yoka (Dutch) providing quality bed and breakfast accommodation in central Edinburgh. A spacious Edwardian house built in the early 1900’s, Ravensdown has spectacular views of the city skyline, Edinburgh castle and Arthur’s Seat.Situated on Ferry Road to the north of the ancient city, within easy access to the port of Leith, with lovely pubs and restaurants, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Approximately 5 minutes walk to the Royal Botanic Garden, Canonmills, Broughton and Stockbridge, a lively up market 'village', with wonderful pubs, restaurants, bars and boutiques.We can advise you what to do and see in and around the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ravensdown Guest House

Address: 248 Ferry Road | Dszfliugy, Edinburgh EH5 3AN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: £91 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravensdown Guest House 4*
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“The building is on a main road, however our room was at the rear of the property and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mmannuk, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 1. Very good room.”
 of 5 bubbles 614daved, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Good view of the Castle during the tattoo - nightly fireworks around 10:30pm.”
 of 5 bubbles robr245, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you want a good night's sleep I would suggest opting for a rear bedroom away from the traffic”
 of 5 bubbles anni3p, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Its a walk of fifteen minutes from Princess street .”
 of 5 bubbles PBHALLA, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
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