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Kingsway Guest House
Ranked #12 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“As described - Excellent”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

3 night stay for my wife's birthday on a special trip the the amazing Edinburgh. Lovely B&B and a warm welcome and a decent breakfast and we both agreed we will return for sure.
One excellent aspect is the location just off the main bus route into the city, so we parked the car round the back when we arrived and never touched it until we left.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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KWGH, Owner at Kingsway Guest House, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave this fantastic review and we’re happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. And we’re also delighted that yours is our 200th 5/5 review on TripAdvisor!! Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to review us – it’s massively appreciated and really helps our businesss.

As always, we’ve lots planned for 2014 including refurbishing our dining room and adding a guest lounge with computer. Do look for Kingsway on fase book for Edinburgh events, deals and aall the visitor sites.

Have a great Christmas and hope to see you again in Edinburgh very soon!
Lizzie & Gary
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here three nights with my mother and 6-year-old son. Our room was very nice, clean, and the bathroom was very spacious compared to some of our other bathrooms during our UK trip. Gary and Lizzie were both very nice and helpful and breakfast was delicious. Very close to a bus stop which provides quick access to the Royal Mile and Castle and other sights. Several great restaurants within walking distance. Also has parking, which was a huge plus for us. This was the cheapest B&B we stayed at during our trip and was just as nice or nicer than the others.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I highly recommend the Kingsway. Rick Steve's is right on target (again). The home has been remodeled and the rooms are clean and modern. The breakfasts were great with many choices. The owners, Lizzie and Gary, are a wonderful couple. The location is also convenient with a bus route just down the road that is a 5 minute ride to the Royal Mile. Good value.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This dour star B&B will be a five star once the sitting room is finished. The guest rooms are warm, clean. and well furnished. Each room is spacious and immaculate,
Each day there is a breakfast special in addition to the standard fare. The specials we tried were as good as any we had at gourmet restaurants. The location is just off the main strip and you can board a bus to the Royal Mile easily.
The proprietors, Lizzie and Gary Scott , go out of their way to make you feel at home and welcomed.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Lizzie and Gary were the best hosts of our 14 day trip to Scotland and Ireland. They ensured that we had a first class experience. The rooms are a bit small, but very clean and comfortable with modern bathrooms. The breakfasts were great and we appreciated the breakfast to go on the day of our departure.. The local information they provided on the city was just what we needed. The location of the Kingsway is very close to the Old Town, Royal Mile and all the main attractions of the city. We would definitely stay at the Kingsway Guest House again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Clean, tidy, and very comfortable bed and breakfast in a great location. Food was lovely at breakfast, and there are nice restaurants in easy walking distance. The owners, Lizzie and Gary, were very friendly and delighted to help with anything. Really can't fault the Kingsway at all.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome, Lizzie and Gary are wonderful hosts. They are very approachable, helpful and make you feel at home. The guest house has private parking for guests (essential in Edinburgh city centre) and is ideally situated, close to all the tourist attractions, restaurants, shops and bars. The house itself is spotlessly clean, very spacious and the dining room with it's quirky little touches is delightful. Our bedroom was very well equipped, had plenty of room and a really comfortable bed. The decor in the bedroom (and in the whole house) is very tasteful and our ensuite was modern and very clean. Plenty of hot water, clean soft white towels and a good selection of complimentary toiletries etc.
Breakfast was superb! Excellent quality, big portions and plenty to choose from. The daily breakfast specials are great, something different every day, very imaginative (we had a toasted muffin with black pudding, bacon, poached egg and goats cheese) and wonderfully cooked.
Gary and Lizzie's guidance on where to eat in the city and what to do and see was invaluable. We love this place, would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kingsway Guest House

Property: Kingsway Guest House
Address: 5 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsway Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsway is a great value AA four star gold rated guest house offering the warmest of Scottish hospitality, located just one mile from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile. Always * BOOK DIRECT FOR BEST PRICE * Our stylish rooms are comfortable, cosy with all you will need for a great stay and our freshly cooked Scottish breakfasts with daily specials have won an AA breakfast awards for the last 4 years for quality and use of local produce. Rooms offer comfortable beds, fluffy towels, TV/DVD, internet radio, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We can offer our guests great local information to help enjoy their visit to Edinburgh, complementary high speed wifi and also use of our private off street car park. There is an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs within 5 - 10 minutes walk of the guest house. You can find more details and useful information about Edinburgh's sights and events on the KingswayGuestHouse FB page and also follow us on twitter/ instagram at KingswayEdin. ... more   less 
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