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Ardenlee Guest House
Ranked #200 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Lee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Poor accommodation”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I stayed in Edinburgh for a long weekend and stayed in the owners other property, the Eyre, which is next door but one to the Ardenlee. My room was very poor the carpet was shabby and the room was dusty and not very clean. The bathroom was cramped and there was not a lot of room to put anything. The shower tray was not sealed properly in parts and there were large gaps around the edge. I would not stay there again.

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

The Ardenlee was welcoming and the owners very pleasant and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean with comfortable beds and a good shower. The location was very quiet and we had a great nights sleep despite being in a city. Breakfast was lovely with lots of options and the staff were good at bringing (and refreshing) teas, coffees and toast.

Although it's close to the main attractions we used the bus to travel to Princes Street (to avoid walking up the hill!). Buses are frequent and the stop is just around the corner. £3.50 for unlimited all day travel is great value and made getting to and from the Ardenlee easy.

Overall excellent value for money and a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Pontiac, Quebec
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We recently had the pleasure of spending five days at the Ardenlee. The hosts, Kay and Kenny, couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating, including arranging two early breakfasts for us. The room was comfy and we especially appreciated the complimentary packets of hot chocolate and Walker's shortbread (the Rolls Royce of Scottish shortbreads) set out each day in our room. The guest house is well-situated for exploring Edinburgh as it's enough off the beaten track to get a good night's sleep, but within easy walking distance of Princes Street, the Royal Mile and other frequented spots, as well as practically next door to Stockbridge and great restaurants. We felt very much at home there and would be happy to return any time.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Found the Ardenlee in Fodor's Travel Guide; stayed here after spending three nights in a Holiday Inn Express on the Waterfront. We wanted to be closer to town Centre; it is only about a 15 minute walk (uphill) away. The owner's, Kenny and Kay, are extremely helpful with everything. They own two guest houses, the Ardenlee and the Eyre. We stayed in the Eyre, two doors down, which was no problem, except if you want to use the Wifi, you have to walk back up to the Ardenlee. We were given a family room when we really only needed a double, so we had plenty of room. The bathrooms are very small, but most are in guest houses or B & B's in the U.K. The coffee/tea tray also had Cadbury Hot Chocolate and Walker's Shortbread. The breakfast consisted of your choice of cold cereals, fruit (fresh strawberries, bananas, apples and grapes) and also a Hot Scottish Breakfast, eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and beans. The area is quiet and there are restaurants within walking distance. We would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Having stayed at Ardenlee in September 2011 with a minibus full of Americans, at the start and end of their tour I wanted to take my family. So we've just returned from our Scottish Tour and the top place we stayed was again the Ardenlee. Kay was as helpful as ever and always seems generous with the rooms giving more than was booked. The location is handy as it's in a quieter section of Edinburgh away from the main areas but only a short hop on bus/cab or 10-15 minute walk (which we enjoyed). The rooms are huge and well equipped (love the shortbread & hot chocolate!) & thought the ensuite in one room was compact it was perfectly serviceable.
The breakfast was amazing - porridge on offer and Full Scottish!
The family have already voted on another Ednibugh visit based at The Ardenlee for more than 1 night! Thanks again Kay

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Extremely kind owners, excellent breakfast, very comfortable and large beds. The bathroom was very small, however, and sometimes the WC did not work properly. However, we enjoyed our stay very much in this stylish guesthouse, within walking distance from center town.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Stayed here for two nights. Had a twin room with a shared bathroom.
It is a very interesting victorian building with a winding staircase, situated at the north end of Edinburgh. It's very close to town, however, it is at the bottom of a hill, so if you, like us, tend to walk everywhere, you're in for a bit of a tiring visit!
The room was comfortable and the bathroom clean. Also, there were no queues for the shower!
The staff were very friendly and recommended us things to see and places to visit in the evenings.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Ardenlee Guest House
Address: 9 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #200 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ardenlee Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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