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Garlands Guest House
Ranked #92 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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“Enjoyable B&B”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A very well located B&B in a nice neighbourhood .Our host Bill was charming and very accommodating .The breakfasts were wonderful,served In a beautifully furnished dining room. Our room was well equipped and clean.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed for the Edinburgh Marathon, I chose the B&B for close location to the start line and the porridge reviews! We were not disappointed, Bill was a wonderful host and was welcoming from the start, the room was a good size and very clean.
My parents joined us and they also really enjoyed the welcome and the accommodation.
(The porridge I can recommend and I give full credit on getting me round the 26.2 miles!)
Leith Walk (the main road from Pilrig Street) leads to the city center, about 15 mins walk and good value compared to the more central locations.
Thank you Bill you were a pleasure to stay with.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Bill is a great host and I had a very comfortable week at the spotlessly clean Garlands Guest House. Can't recommend this guest house highly enough.
I was a bit short of time in the morning as breakfast starts at 8am and I had to catch a bus at 8.35am. You can have a breakfast tray if you need to breakfast earlier, however, I so enjoyed chatting with the other guests over breakfast that I chose not to do that!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Folks,

Make sure if you're in Edinburgh, you book Garlands. A classy, period house, which is warm, cosy and spotlessly clean.

Bill the host is a perfect gentleman, and the cooked breakfast is just perfect.

Free parking outside the establishment is a great boon, and the city centre is a nice fifteen minute stroll away, albeit the area is well-served by a very regular bus service.

Wonderful, I will stay again in the future! : )

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We, two friends, stayed mid April in Garlands guest house. We truly enjoyed the stay. The accomodation is clean, nicely decorated, friendly and a large breakfast menu is available. We just had one minor point which was the reception of the wifi signal on the top floor. Reception was poor, but did work. Not a major issue as in the downstairs hallway there is room to sit and the wifi reception is excellent.
There is a bus stop out front a more busses stop on a major road about 300 meters from the B&B. All have direct links to the city.
You can store luggage at the B&B but we found out that you can leave luggage at the National Gallery and the National Museum (it saves time having to travel back and forth). A cabin approved suitcase will just fit the lockers. The National Museum has a few bigger lockers available as well that can hold big suitcases and backpacks. You may want to come early though, as only a few are available.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed at Garlands Guest House during Easter Holidays for three days. We were given the room at the top floor. The room was clean and comfy. The two owners, Bill and Ian, were very helpful and polite, provided with maps and information about the city. The full english breakfast was a good way to start your day but generally options for breakfast were limited.
The hotel is a good 20 minute walk from Princess Street (main High Road of the city) which was not really an issue if you had all day bus tickets .(£3.50 each)
I really liked the decoration of the hotel.
Overall great stay.

Room Tip: Room number 5 at the bottom floor is more spacious.!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Garlands Guest House. It is only a short walk (max 15 min) to the main Shopping Street. Many good Pubs and Restaurants are in that area too. Bill's breakfast was very delicious. Bill even reminded us about the time change which was happening that night, to make sure we are not going to be too early at the Airport. The room was clean and comfy. It was quiet during the night and we slept perfectly. I will definitely come back to Garlands Guest House.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Garlands Guest House
Address: 48 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #92 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garlands Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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