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Kingsway Guest House
Ranked #12 of 395 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2009

It's our first time to stay in a Bed and Breakfast and we're glad that it's with Kingsway. Lizzie was an excellent host. She helped us with all sorts of travel planning at edinburgh even prior to our arrival. She even booked us our Highlands Day Tour. According to her, they just acquired the property December 2007 so don't mind negative posts here before then because it's now under new management. Pictures in their website are not yet updated at this time of writing. It's much much better in actual.

Kingsway is lovely bed and breakfast which was recently refurbished. We got two family rooms where 1 room has a King Size bed and 2 single beds. The other room has a Super King Size bed and 1 single bed. Coming from the Philippines, it was my first time to hear of a Super King Size bed and thought that maybe it's just slightly bigger than the King Size bed. Turned out that the King Size beds in UK are our Queen Size Beds and the Super King Size is our King Size bed.

Taxis in Edinburgh is more expensive than in Glasgow. It was a 7 to 8 gbp taxi ride from the train station. That is just for one mile of travel. Can't understand also the basis of the cabs in charging extras. Extra charges are different with each of our taxi ride.

Breakfast was the usual English breakfast which is pre-ordered the night before. Aside from the cooked breakfast, there are yogurts, cereals and juices to choose from. I like the croissants that was served for the self service breakfast on the day of our highlands tour.

Free Wi-Fi Internet Acess was available from our room at the top floor.

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Reviewed 21 April 2008

Stayed here for the weekend when we were up for the Scotland v England Rugby. The weather and the rugby were rubbish, but this guest house is very welcoming. Unfortunately our room didn't have an ensuite, but we did have our own private bathroom across the landing (lovely shower and complimentary soaps etc.)and the dressing gown provided saved any blushes on nightime trips! Breakfast was a choice of traditional cooked and continental (although no croissants), but I find the practice of having to pre-order the night before a bit tiresome, especially when you are in bed and remember that you have forgotten to fill it in. That said, the cooked breakfasts were ample and delicious, and it certainly was service with a smile. Plenty of books and games to borrow and lots of leaflets on local places/events of interest. Lots of buses pass the end of the road and the Edinburgh Bus day pass is excellent value for money and the buses run late at night too!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2008

Had a really nice stay - cosy and comfy room, could have benefitted from a bit more wardrobe space. The access is quiet and close to the center.

The owners were very friendly and helpful - gave good advice on where to go and what to do. Warm hospitality and great breakfast.

Had fantastic time in Edinburgh and the Kingsway, and will hopefully be back someday.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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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 395 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: £77 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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