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Emerald Guest House
Ranked #154 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Eugene, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great time at Emerald”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

What a great place for the end of our trip! We visited Scotland after a couple of weeks at the Olympics and were very happy with our choice of accomodation. Ann was wonderfully helpful and welcoming. The room was immaculate with ensuite bathroom, cushy linens, movies, books, tea and cookies and other wonderful homey touches. The house itself was surrounded by flowers with gardens in front and back. We wanted to spend time at the music festival and we were able to hop a bus right across the street directly into the city center. Breakfast was incredible - besides all the delicious special order options, Ann served fruit, salad, cold meats and cheese, fresh juice - and the choices changed daily! We definitely felt cared for. As one of the guests was preparing to leave, Ann stepped into the street and stopped traffic so they could pull out. What service! We would definitely return here.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

I drive around 15,000 miles per year in my job and stay in all sorts of hotels but have to say the friendly welcome I receive every time I stay at the Emerald Guest House is first-class. The rooms are individually and beautifully designed and the breakfasts first-class. And, best of all as a Scot who is now domiciled in England, very reasonably priced (even during the Edinburgh Festival).
Thank you Ann for being such a wonderful host.

Room Tip: I have stayed on 4 occasions in different rooms and they were all good.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Paris, Ontario
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We were a family of 6 adults travelling through Scotland. Edinburgh was our last stop. We chose this B and B because it was close to the ring road and so easy to get in and out of the city. Indeed, the bus stop was directly across the street and it was a quick 20 minute ride into the city centre. But that same bus stop made the room quite noisy since the house is so close to the street. The room itself could have used a good cleaning, especially in the bathroom area. The wood floor in the room was sticky. Some ordinary expectations (Kleenex in the room, a toilet roll holder in the bathroom) were missing. It seemed like the B and B was being run on a shoestring (towels and bathmat were frayed and needed replacing). But the breakfast was very good and plentiful. Overall, this hotel was the most expensive of the trip but delivered the least.

Room Tip: Try to get one at the back of the house to minimize road noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Overall cleanliness and comfort was lacking. Location not ideal in terms of both the quality of neighbourhood and distance to downtown. Since parking is available, I would recommend to take the city bus. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

having booked my single room for 4 nights at short notice, as my partner was in the nearby royal infirmary I felt I had to take what I could get , but after arriving at the emerald I could not have had warmer welcome. Ann the owner was very pleasant ,and my room was so cosy and clean, with the added bonus of an en suite bathroom.the next morning i could nt believe the choice of breakfast , I opted for the full breakfast the first morning and OMG it looked fantastic and cooked to perfection, also its perfectly situated for visiting the nearby royal infirmary ,all this at a very reasonable rate.Many thanks again Ann for your hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We are newlyweds, that decided to honeymoon in Scotland. We opted to do a B&B tour. Every B&B was wonderful, until we arrived at our final B&B, this one. Since we were traveling from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh, We made many stops to take in the amazing countryside and History of Scotland. We Arrived to the Emerald Guest House at 8:00pm, to the rudely spoken response "didn't think you were coming, we gave your room away" take in mind that I booked and paid for this room 2 months in advance. She said that she did have a room open if we didn't mind a twin bed. Where else are we going to go at 8:00 at night in a place we know nothing of? So we spend our last night of our honeymoon in separate beds. We were not offered any type of refund, discount or even given an apology. I would never recommend this B&B to anyone!

  • Stayed September 2011
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4 Thank M&TSlaughter
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2011

agreat place to stay,we found this place quite by chance as we were looking for some where with secure parking for our harley motorcycle, this place had it. the room was lovely,the beds were very confortable, breakfast choises were execellent and the fry was to die for.Ann made us feel so welcome and we felt at home right away.I would recomend this B&B with out hesitation.

Room Tip: book early,allrooms are great.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Emerald Guest House
Address: 3 Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #154 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Emerald Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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