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“Convenient to airport and bus into Royal Mile”
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Kew House
Ranked #6 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Sammamish, Washington
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“Convenient to airport and bus into Royal Mile”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We spent two nights at Kew House. Our room was comfortable, breakfast was good, parking available on site and the bus near the doorstep took ran regularly into the area of town where the Castle and tourist attractions are located. There was also a bus to the airport just steps away from the house as well. The hosts, Allan and Ian, were friendly and helpful. We are two mature women and don't recommend the walk into town. Hills to climb and took us 30 minutes. Save your walking for the Royal Mile!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Kew house for just one night (unfortunately) during our short trip to Edinbugh to show a friend the city. We were met by Ian who welcomed us, showed us our rooms and gave us all the information that we needed to get a bus into Edinburgh. Kew House is situated very close to the bus route both to the airport and the city. Ian was also able to re commend places for dinner and had great knowledge of lots of different places. The rooms were absolutely beautiful and absolutely immaculate. I'm a very fussy person and this impressed me so much!! Very comfortable beds with choice of duvet or blankets, bottled water in a small fridge in the room, chocolates, toiletries and even sample sized perfume. The breakfast was amazing with so much to choose from and cooked to order. Really everything was the last word and the hosts couldn't have done any more for us. They even kept our bags after check out to save us carrying them round Edinburgh on our last morning. As they are on the bus route to the airport it was effortless to simply call back for them. All in all I couldn't recommend Kew House highly enough! It's the perfect base with perfect hosts to explore Edinburgh. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed July 2014
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thanks for the flattering review. You certainly seemed to have a great time in your short Edinburgh stay and I'm glad we were part of it. Hopefully we'll see you for a longer stay next time!
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We just spent a wonderful 4 nights in Edinburgh and the Kew House was a perfect base. We were greeted by Allan, who made us feel welcome and orientated us to our surroundings, tips for getting about, eating recommendations and tours booked all attended to with great efficiency. A good selection of delicious breakfasts were available and served with good advice on the day's plans by Ian. The beds are very comfortable and it's nice to be able to have the window open to let fresh air in. Very quiet location.Mints at night and new complimentary water bottles each day a nice finishing touch as were the sample size perfumes. Its a 15-20 minute walk into town, however 3 buses stop out the front which can take you into town for a flat rate of £1.50. The no. 31 even goes around to the Royal Mile. All day bus travel for £3.50. No hesitation recommending this property and I hope to return to this beautiful city and Kew House again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for your detailed review and I hope other readers find the content useful. I enjoyed our talks about the Gold Coast and you make me think perhaps we should go back again this year! It was a pleasure looking after you and I hope we might see you again should you decide to return to Edinburgh.
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a terrific place----the room was larger than expected, it is very quiet, and the cook to order breakfast was super.

The airport and city buses stop almost at the door which makes getting either downtown or the airport very easy.

There also a number of good places to eat within 15 minutes walking distance which is really nice if one does not want to head back downtown.

More than being a really nice place Ian makes sure that you are well taken care of with regard to touring and especially with places to eat. He is a real foodie so it behooves one to listen to his recommendations and to have him make booking for you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
It's such a pleasure helping someone get the best from their holiday and I enjoyed our chats. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here and I thank you for the helpful comments on your review.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My wife and I visited Kew House along time ago when we first met and we loved it so much we decided to spend our 1st wedding anniversary there last week. It's just the right distance out of the city centre for me. The bedrooms are immaculate and the breakfast is great. Ian gave us loads of advice on our first and second visit. Loads of nice touches. You can't really ask for more. Would definately recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for your comments. It is always great to see returning guests and I am so glad you chose to come back and see us. We hope to see you again.
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Hannover, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We spent the last two nights of our scotland trip in Kew House. We got a warm, friendly welcome and everything we needed to know was well explained by the host Ian. The breakfast was the best we had in Scotland, the beds were so comfortable and also the best we had, the rooms were well equiped, nice and clean. As the bus stop is directly in front of the Kew House it was very comfortable to reach the City centre. It is even easy to get to the airport. All in all a top class B&B!
We had drive to the Airport very early in the morning and Ian and Alan organized a breakfast in our room. Many thanks for this special service again!
Hope, that we'll be back soon in your fantastic facility!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
I appreciate the time you took to write the review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Kew House. The early flights are always a little more stressful so glad you managed to have something to eat before you left to catch yours.

I hope we might see you again some time.
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

One of the highlights of my UK trip was two nights in Scotland. Kew House was in a great location . The hosts Ian and Allan were very friendly and helpful. The bed was DIVINE. I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud! The sherry and chocolates were a lovely touch. The facilities top class. Oh and did I mention the fantastic shower ....just what you need at the end of a busy sight seeing day. Loads of scrumptious breakfast items to choose from . I will definitely come back to Kew House.

  • Stayed June 2014
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ianEdinburgh, Owner at Kew House, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Your kind comments are much appreciated. We certainly enjoyed chatting to you about Brisbane. So glad the beds were appreciated, I figure that a bed and breakfast that can't give a good night's sleep and a decent breakfast is missing on the two things it advertises in the title so it's good we got them right.

I hope the rest of the trip went well and hopefully we'll see you again.
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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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