My partner and I visited Edinburgh for New Year 2012 for three nights and this is where we stayed.
Initially, may I just say that this Guesthouse is NOT in the epicentre of Edinburgh and is about a mile and a half away from the start of anything (e.g. George IV Bridge). If you like a good walk though then this won't pose a problem.
As always, my reviews always begin positively. First off, it is a very friendly place and the host Kenny was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The rooms were clean, including the bathroom, and the beds were big and comfy. Every morning, we were given a small English breakfast which was just enough to start us off for the day. In addition, yogurts, fruit, pastries and other bits and pieces were also available.
Now for the not-so-positives; although I like a nice walk, I felt that this Guesthouse was a little too far away from the epicentre, especially when the weather is cold and damp. My partner and I did save a few quid by walking to and from the City Centre every now and again but because we were doing lots of walking in and around Edinburgh also, we we're easily persuaded to hop on a bus or flag down a taxi quite a bit of the time. Something which does make the location of this Guesthouse a little bit better is the fact that there is a bus stop located just up and across the road, on Mayfield Road.
Also, despite our room being nice and clean, it did tend to get cold. On the first day, I remember arriving at around 1:00pm and upon entering the room, we we're both hit with a chill, which didn't help as the weather outside was very cold and drizzly.
To sum this review up; a clean and friendly Guesthouse on the outskirts of Edinburgh City Centre, which is an ideal place to stay for people who enjoy plenty of walking.
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