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“A cosy place at the seaside”

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Ardgarth Guest House
Ranked #153 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Ursula´s B&B is more than a lovely location for staying in Edinburgh for some nights. The room was quite large and authentic. Everything, from the welcome with tea, shortbread and toffees above the atmosphere, the breakfast and at least the organisation of our staying was simply perfect.

The B&B is located in Portobello, about one minute walk away from the sea. It takes about 25 minutes getting into the centre of Edinburgh (Weaverly Station) by bus. The busses run frequently every 10 minutes, a day ticket is 2,50 BP.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2008

A wonderful location, it has the beach and promenade virtually on the doorstep and the location gave us an ideal opportunity to explore the fringe festival and be able to return to our relaxing guest house. The bus route to Edinburgh is 30 seconds away.

All the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful throughout our 6 night stay. Our 5 year old was made to feel very happy and this enabled us to relax.

The rooms were excellent very spacious and clean at all times.

We must also mention Reds restaurant. A great child friendly environment with a very adult feel to the cafe by day and restaurant by night.

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

Was the 6th year in a row for us to stay at the Ardgarth Guest House. The location is perfect for a trip to Edinburgh and the South as well. The rates are moderate and the rooms clean. Ursula and Richard are always helpful if you are looking for places to visit or a good restaurant around. Its just a short distance to Portobello beach and town centre. We'll surely return next year!

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed 4 August 2008

The Ardgarth was our home away from home during our week's stay in Scotland, and we felt instantly comfortable there. When we arrived, we received a very welcoming and informative introduction to the Ardgarth itself, and to Portobello, the suburb of Edinburgh where the Ardgarth is located (a 15-20 min. bus ride from the City Centre, with the bus stop only a minute's walk away). As we required accessible accommodations, we were very impressed with the owner's extensive knowledge of wheelchair-friendly restaurants, etc. in Portobello, attractions in Edinburgh, and, above all, with our adapted room--it answered to all of our needs. The breakfasts were lovely, the staff friendly and attentive, and the rates very reasonable; free internet access was an added bonus!

We would recommend the Ardgarth readily to anyone looking for accessible accommodation outside of, but not far from, the City Centre -- it is the ideal spot! Thank you, Ursula and Richard!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2008

I loved the location of this bed and breakfast. The place is easily accessable by bus, once you get the hang of the system. You can walk down to the beach from the b & b, which was very nice. Had we not stayed near the beach, we probably would not have ventured there! One morning, we walked down to the beach and enjoyed watching people's dogs running in and out of the water, chasing the seagulls.

The owner was friendly, and helped us when we were looking for a particular site. Our room was a good size, and we never had a problem waiting for the bathrooms, even though they were shared. Breakfast was also very good, with some different choices.

The binder in our room was also helpful, and we ended up finding a place we wanted to visit in there that we otherwise would not have found, since it wasn't in our guidebook!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2008

I have just returned to London after a marvellous four night stay at the Ardgarth. I had stayed there many times before, and had always found the guest house very comfortable, and Ursula and Rich very welcoming. This time i visited with my mother who has impaired mobility. She stayed in one of the two ground floor disabled-friendly rooms and was very comfortable, and Ursula was very attentive.
The breakfast is superb (lovely haggis!) and the rooms are all spotlessly clean. Excellent value for money in an excellent location - no more than 2 minutes' walk from Portobello beach, with a very reliable bus service right to the heart of Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2008

I stayed in the Guest hse for two nights. Although, I arrived early in morning, Ursula welcomed me and gave me breakfast. I had a lovely, clean room and the Guest hse is less than a minute's walk from the bus stop into Edinburgh. Bus no 15, 26 and 129 take you to centre in 10-15 mins. The breakfast was huge and well prepared( plenty of choice ).
The Portobello beach is 2 mins away and it was v tranquil there. I took a long walk on the beach on my last day. It was perfect for exploring Edinburgh.
Ursula and staff are v friendly and made me feel v comfortable.
I would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Ardgarth Guest House

Address: 1 St. Marys Place | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2QF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #153 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small friendly Guest House in a quiet location with free on-street parking and good bus service to city centre. ... more   less 
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Ardgarth Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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