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Kew House
Ranked #6 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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“Absolutley unbeatable”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Out of the four places my husband and I stayed on our recent trip to Europe/UK, this one easily tops the list.
Ian and Alan, who run the establishment, were fantastic hosts who go above and beyond to create a wonderful environment for their guests. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, we felt comfortable and "at home".
Ian distributes excellent local knowledge regarding...well, just about anything. He seems to love a chat, and likes to find out about his guests, as well as be a source of information, which was nice for us.
The hotel information folder in your room will also provide tailored information for the Edinburgh area, with personalised recommendations from Ian and Alan about places to eat. This proved very useful in getting dinner.
There was sherry and chocolate in our room upon arrival, and since we stayed over New Year, there was also a nice gift provided when our room was serviced on New Year's Eve.
The whole place is decorated in a beautiful, tasteful and home-like manner. The room we stayed in was lovely, with the comfiest bed we slept in for our whole trip.
The room was serviced daily, cleaned impeccably.
Location was pretty good - there are bus stops right outside with a constant stream of buses that will take you straight into the city centre, which can actually be walked to very easily in fine weather. Many eating establishments within easy walking distance too.
If we return to Edinburgh in future, there's no question about where we'll stay, or where we'd recommend family or friends to stay for their trips.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at Kew House over New Year (2013-14) with our family in both the family room and the apartment. They were very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast was excellent and the welcome wine and chocolates were appreciated - a nice touch.
Ian and Alan made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them.
From Kew House it is a nice walk into the city centre and it is also served by an excellent bus service.
I would stay at Kew House again the next time I visit Edinburgh as it was very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My wife and I stayed at Kew House during our honeymoon last October. We were on a tour of Europe, staying in five different cities, and our time in Edinburgh was our favorite stop because of this wonderful B&B. In fact, I’m pretty certain I won’t completely convey how pleasurable our stay was with just a few words.

Alan and Ian are wonderful hosts, and their hospitality is impeccable. Alan greeted us upon arrival, and, after helping us settle, provided us with great dinner recommendations. Our room was very, very well kept...and the bed was exceedingly comfortable. Simply put – perfect.

A review of Kew house wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of breakfast. Again, there aren’t enough words. Each morning we were greeted by Ian and sat at a table set specifically for us. We were surprised when we were presented with a menu of “made-to-order” breakfast options…and that was on top of the continental spread. Everything we tried was delicious!

Kew House is very well located in Edinburgh – within walking distance of the Castle and many of the other sights the city has to offer. And its also right on the bus line - very convenient! It was just far enough away that we felt removed from the hustle and bustle, which we found quite relaxing after our busy days.

I can’t possibly say enough about how much we enjoyed Kew House. We would recommend this delightful to anyone considering a trip to Edinburgh…and indeed, we are looking forward to the next time we’ll be lucky enough to stay ourselves.

Thank you, Alan and Ian!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

This is about the 5th time we have stayed at Kew House and it could not be better.

Relaxing, everything you need and more and the beds are so comty. Fantastic relaxing atmosphere spotlessly clean and the best breakfast anywhere. We had the full breakfast each morning and it is perfection everything cooked perfectley and it really sets you up for the day.

Ian and Alan are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble.

We stayed in December for my 60th Birthday and could not have been in better surroundings.

Would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants the perfect stay in Edinburgh.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
It is always flattering when guests return time after time and a joy for us to see them again when they do. I am so pleased you feel that we maintain our standards and we had a great deal of fun looking after you once more. Thanks again (until the next time?)
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Singapore River, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Great hosts, great food, great rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and am very pleased with how we were offered the superior room for the 3rd night upon our return from the highland tour at no extra charge. We truly appreciate the gesture. Dinner at Howie's based on Ian and Alan's recommendation was just fantastic too. We will be back! The B and B made our stay in Edinburgh all the more memorable.

  • Stayed December 2013
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
It's always a pleasure to look after guests who are out to enjoy themselves (no matter the time of year) and it was fun and a great pleasure to have you staying with us as you made the most of Edinburgh (and Scotland). Thank you for your kind comments.
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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I cannot praise the accommodation highly enough. It is quite central for good restaurants and visitor attractions. The breakfasts are exceptional. Ian and Allan are so helpful and wonderful hosts.We were forced to stay another night due to the weather and were presented with a bottle of champage. A nice touch I thought, we will return.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Thank for for your comments. I'm so glad that you managed to enjoy your "enforced" extra night caused by the railway problems. It was a great pleasure to see you again and hopefully it will not be long before you are back at Kew House.
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Urquhart, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed at Kew House for just one night to attend a orchestral concert . I have stayed at Kew House on business on and off since 2007. The owners Ian and Allan offer a five star service, the rooms are immaculate and equipped and furnished only to the highest quality . They refresh the rooms regularly to maintain the standard. Breakfast is made from fresh quality produce, no cheap sliced white bread or sawdust sausages. Kew House is consistently delivers a friendly helpful and comfortable product which puts the guest first . One us never disappointed and while not cheap offers value for money

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Thank you for your review of Kew House. It was a great pleasure seeing yourself and your wife again after quite some time. I'm glad we still "tick the boxes" for regular guests as well as new ones. I always think it can be harder to keep regular guests satisfied once the novelty of staying wears off so it's great to find we still can deliver an enjoyable stay for guests who have been coming for years as well as new visitors.
Thanks again and we look forward to your next stay.
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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 389 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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