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“A bit of Peace and Serenity in a busy city”

15 Merchiston Gardens
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15 Merchiston Gardens
Ranked #310 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Western Ireland, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A bit of Peace and Serenity in a busy city”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

My wife and I had a lovely 2 day stay at 15 Merchiston Gardens in Edinburgh. We were made very welcome and our accommodation was excellent. The renovated Victorian house has large comfortable rooms and the laid back atmosphere was very welcome.
The residence is within a easy 25 minute stroll of central Edinburgh and there are several good restaurants on Morningside road which is a 5 minute walk from this residence.
All in all a very pleasant stay .

Room Tip: The Glenturret Suite has a large ensuite bath/shower room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portimao, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

All of family stay at merchiston for 1 day we have amazing stay in suite room. Had size big bed and beautiful bathroom. Children's of the house were really lovely to our children's and making us feel so very special. Russ and lorna people of the house thank you for very special memories if only for 1 day..

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Faro, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2013

very beautiful house with many amazing painitings. very kind family hosts and adorable cat. we were very very happy staying in this place with our family and we will very much recommend it. bit far for young child to walk to center but perfect for adults or with buggy or easy in taxi 8 euro

Room Tip: my family used all rooms. all beautiful
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Sahuarita, Arizona, United States
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2013

My husband, baby and I stayed 2 nights in the Glenturret suite and loved it! It is a beautifully decorated home with a red staircase and tons of artwork on the walls. It had a classy yet homey feel and was affordably priced. I definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here through late rooms. The accommodation was lovely, very clean and plenty of character. For visiting Edinburgh it's perfect as long as you don't mine a 15 minute walk to the centre, but there are plenty of buses if the weather isn't great. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Booked in order to visit the zoo and to view the Pandas, stayed six nights in total, the room is very large and attractive with a pleasant outlook to a tree lined park. Quality of furnishing is very high, the bed excellent. Large bathroom with voluminous bath and excellent shower over. Hosts are friendly and attentive.The neighbourhood is quiet but a good range of shops and restraunts are within reasonable walking distance, busses are within 5 minutes walk and are frequent, reliable, comfortable and clean, also very reasonably priced.
I would readily return.
The Zoo is within easy reach either by taxi or bus and is well worth the visit. The city centre is also an easy bus ride away, the day passes on Lothian Busses are truly excellent, even getting you out to within striking distance of the Glen Kinchie distillery, (about 40 minutes from city centre)
For a straight forward dinner and drink I would recommend the "Kilted Pig" about 5 minute walk, friendly, Warm on a windy snowy night and an excellent Guiness! For a more adventurous meal the local Village will cover most tastes.

Room Tip: The Glen Turret is a fine and spacious room
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

On booking this hotel I discovered that you have to share a bathroom, they would accept no cancellation and their communications at the time were quite short and rude. They then charged my card despite cancelling the hotel as soon as it was obvious that the bathroom facilities were shared. If you want ensuite don't use this hotel.

Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Ross-Lorna, Manager at 15 Merchiston Gardens, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
What a shame that an error made by this guest herself has resulted in this negative review for our home! This guest did not stay with us - having realised the error she made (booking a non-ensuite room with a shared bathroom), she then cancelled her booking the day before arrival, despite being offered alternative ensuite accommodation as she requested. Our offer was refused with very short shrift and we were accused of not advertising the full details!

It is very important when making a booking to read all of the information on the booking site thoroughly before making a booking.

The website that the guest made the booking with couldn't be clearer when stating the facilities at our home on the very first page you come to:

"One room has a private bathroom with a roll-top bath and power shower, whilst 2 rooms share a shower room"

This is made clearer further when opening the next webpage for the room details before the booking is made:

"This room also shares a shower room that includes bathrobes and slippers.

Room Facilities: View, TV, Heating, Wooden / Parquet floor, Bathrobe, Shared Bathroom, Shared Toilet, Slippers, Tea/Coffee Maker, Electric Kettle"

This guest cancelled the booking the day before arrival and our cancellation policy, which is also on the same booking website, is also very clear and reads:

"Cancellation: If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, 100 percent of the first night will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged".

All of this information is available on the website the guest made her booking with.
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Additional Information about 15 Merchiston Gardens

Property: 15 Merchiston Gardens
Address: 15 Merchiston Gardens, Edinburgh EH10 5DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #310 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Hotel Class:2 star — 15 Merchiston Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No 15 is a beautiful bed and breakfast in a wonderful residential suburb of edinburgh, just a 10 minute bus ride or 25-30 minute walk to Princes Street and the castle. There is free wifi. There are lots of fabulous restaurants close by plus wonderful shops. The house has 3 gorgeous bedrooms, all furnished with genuine antiques, persian rugs and wonderful deep sprung mattresses ensuring a peaceful deep night's sleep. Parking is free all weekend and from 5.30pm to 8.30am each week day. There is totally free parking all week just 400 metres from the B&B. This is a family home with 3 young children, who can be noisy in the mornings so ideally suited to those who want to experience life in a scottish household and want a lovely immaculately clean room and really friendly hosts. Continental breakfast is served to your room by breakfast tray on request for £5.00 per person. All credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% charge. We always try to check in all guests personally but having children does mean that sometimes we can't always be home but your key will always be available in the key safe so please let us know your arrival time where possible or call on arrival if there is no immediate answer at the door. We are strictly non-smoking. Our aim is to help you have a lovely visit to Edinburgh and one that you will always remember and look forward to coming back to. Please note that our latest check in time is 9pm unless prior arrangements have been made. Late check in is usually possible but only when we know about it before hand. ... more   less 
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