For the price I paid and going by some of the reviews I'd read of the guest house, I was expecting a fairly small, shabby room. Not the case at all- my room (Room 2) was large, spacious & well decorated, with a flatscreen TV and lots of tea/coffee/sweets/toiletries etc.
The staff were friendly; I had rung ahead to see if I could drop off a bag and freshen up before check in time as I had a job interview, and when I arrived my room had been made ready early which was a nice surprise as I'd been expecting to have to loiter in cafés for a few hours. There was a great choice for breakfast the next morning; different fruit juices, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, and Scottish or continental breakfast.
I had a street-facing room and didn't have any problems with noise from the street, although I'm guessing this might have been different during the festival. As everyone else has mentioned the Guest House is in a great location just off Edinburgh's main shopping street, within walking distance of most of the big tourist attractions.
The only things I can think to criticise are, as a few others have mentioned, the loud noise from the loos, and that it was a bit chilly in my room when I arrived, though this wasn't a problem once I was under the quilts and blankets! Would definitely stay here again.
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- Castle View Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland