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“Business Trip to Edinburgh”
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Kew House
Ranked #6 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Business Trip to Edinburgh”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Ian Hamilton should be put up for Hotel Manager of the year. I have never been treated so well in any hotel, anywhere in the world. Nothing was too much trouble, attention to detail was impeccable, the accommodation exceeded expectations and was immaculate from top to toe.

The location was ideal, car parking a massive bonus, his knowledge on the city was phenomenal even advising very accurately on what to see, do and avoid. This is where local knowledge is worth its weight in gold and he delivered.

The arrival and departure were smooth and stress free, the food was gourmet standard the choice exceeded some 5 star hotels I've stayed in and the food quality was beyond my expectations.

On my 5 day trip around Scotland this was the best property I stayed in, the best atmosphere and by far exceeding even the 5 star health spa I stayed in with attention to detail completely faultless.

I would definitely stay with Ian Hamilton again, his accommodation is very sought after and chatting to other guests is a regular return for many clients.

I wish you both much success, I will stay with you again and you made my last day in Scotland after a stressful, exhausting week very relaxing and with the fabulous mattress, with beautiful quality linen I had a much needed and perfect 9 hour slumber before the madness of work started again.

BIG RECOMMNEDATION FROM ME TO STAY AT KEW HOUSE!

Thanks again you deserve all of your success.



Andy Cox

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a lovely B&B/hotel just 20 minutes by walk to the Edinburgh castle. The service was outstanding and the rooms were very quiet and nice. The staff met our every need and we would definitely return in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend for one night and although it was a short stay Ian was very warm welcoming and accommodating. They gave us all the local knowledge about how to get the Places we had planned to see (good bus system). The room was very clean and spacious, with a few extra touches to make it more personal and welcoming. I thought the chocolates and the sherry was a nice touch. The breakfast was also very nice and again Ian and Allan were more than happy to meet any requests. I would recommend this place to anyone as it's a lovely guest house, easy to get to anywhere around the town center and you will feel most welcome.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cairo
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Stayed in Kew House for only 1 unit during my last visit to Edinburgh. When we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed by friendly hosts who were very keen on helping with all sort of things. I was amazed once entered the room which was recently renovated. The room was a bit small but was very clean and had all amenities that you might think of. We were given recommendations from hosts on best places for dinner etc. The house is 10 minutes walk from Haymarket station and there is a bus station right in from of the main entrance making it very easily accessible.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

I stayed at a classic double room for 3 nights at Kew House. Before our arrival, Ian (one of the owners) already recommended and helped my friend and I book a day tour to the Scotland highlands and Loch Ness. The guest house is located conveniently along the main street, and is approximately 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh airport (around 15 GBP). Alternatively, the Airlink Express 100 would drop you at the bus stop directly opposite the guest house. This same bus also takes you to the heart of the city (Princes Street area) within 20 minutes, costing 1.50 GBP. However, my friend and I preferred to walk. A leisure walk to the city centre takes around 20-30 minutes and is very enjoyable since Edinburgh is such a beautiful city!

Our room itself was extremely clean, modern and well-equipped. The breakfast is served freshly prepared for you and it was so super delicious! On days when we couldn't have the hot breakfast (when we had to leave the house early for day tour and hot breakfast starts serving at 830am), Alan even helped to pack breakfast for us so that we could take it with us! The hospitality was impeccably warm and friendly.

I would highly recommend this guest house to anyone who visits Edinburgh!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Newport Shropshire
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We booked Kew House via the internet and in doing so one is sometimes a little concerned as to what one might find on arrival. Absolutely no worries on that score.
Our double room and public areas were luxuriously fitted and decorated. Our hosts made us warmly welcome and were very helpful with local knowledge. Bed very comfortable and en suite bathroom boasted a lovely large shower. The small touches of brownies and chocolates, fresh flowers etc. were really special extras which we greatly appreciated. Having a fridge in the room was unusual but very useful. Breakfasts were substantial and obviously prepared with great care and thought.
Our room was at the front of the house which lies on the busy main A8 route in to the city centre but in no way were we greatly troubled by traffic noise - the double glazing does its job well.
Although pensioners we are both active and mobile and the walk in to Edinburgh centre was no hardship (despite the on-going tram works) but for the less active buses stop more or less outside the front door. It was good that we could leave our car secure on the rear car park.
We would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We spent three nights in this high class B&B and would reccomend it to you. Our twin room was comfortable - with a tiny en suite and a view of the car park! But Ian and Allan made up for any minor niggles we might have had - they were full of ideas and suggestions for things to do and see. Their breakfasts were excellent and they helped us choose good restaurants to suit our taste. The busses pass by at 10 minute intervals making it easy to just leave our car in the secure space at the rear or Kew House. We were even allowed to use Ian's laptop to check out places to eat and catch up with our emails! We would certainly go back if we ever get the chance to visit this lovely city again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kew House
Address: 1 Kew Terrace | Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5JE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kew House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kew House has been awarded the prestigious AA 5 Star Gold rating as well as being one of few guest houses in both the Michelin UK and Europe Guide. We are just 15 minutes walk West of Princes Street and have easy bus access to Edinburgh Airport. Our 6 bedrooms and 1 serviced apartment are stylish and contemporary with everything all guests need whether on business or leisure travel. Toiletries by the White Company. Kew House has free secure parking and free hi-speed wi-fi. ... more   less 
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