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AmarAgua Guest House
Ranked #48 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Faultless”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We were group of two couples who had booked a 3 night stay at Amaragua and approached the front door with a little trepidation, wondering if Amaragua would be as good as the reviews on Tripadvisor.

We rang the bell and the door was opened by Dawn-Ann with a huge smile and a lovely warm welcome. At that point we knew we had struck gold.

The rooms were excellent and very comfortable with everything you would need. The house is large and spacious in a pleasant, quiet street 10 minutes by bus from city centre. There is free on street parking, unlike most of the guest houses in the new town.

Breakfast is amazing with a wonderful choice and not just your standard Scottish Breakfast (which is available and excellent), but a different choice each day such as Eggs Benedict or pancakes with bacon mushrooms or porridge with blueberries and strawberries.

Dawn-Ann's husband Tony served breakfast and was charming, welcoming and informative.

We can't fault the Amaragua and would recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

Looking at possible golf trip next year, but don't tell Tony as he will want to join us

Thanks Dawn-Ann and Tony you really made our stay in Edinburgh

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jamie091
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Hi guys, we would like to thank you ever so much for your wonderful review. To be honest...our job can be extremely rewarding when we have the opportunity to meet guests like yourselves, but in saying that...most of our guests are a pleasure to have in our home.
We do hope you can find time in your busy life's to visit Edinburgh again and stay with us to try the other dishes that you didn't have a chance to try.
I don't think you can play golf here without Tony tagging along with you ;-)
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is an elegant, yet comfortable and cozy guest home. It was made even more so by the cheery personalities of Dawn-Ann and Tony. Dawn-Ann was especially helpful in showing us how to find our way about in this gorgeous city. We felt well looked after. Both wife and husband are excellent cooks, and they care about service and presentation. Their flare for beauty shows in many ways--in their fine cooking, in the thoughtful design of the rooms/amenities and even in the choice of lovely plants in the Asian-inspired front garden. This is a peaceful place to come home to at the end of a long day. As mentioned by others, breakfasts are superb along with Tony's entertaining talks and wonderful sense of humor; buses to the city center are close, Ace Laundry is a bus ride away - they will wash/fold your laundry and return it by the end of the day or the next; post office is near the launderette and mini grocery store is nearby. We were happy and content with our week here. We miss Dawn-Ann and Tony already. -- Illona and David

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Hi Illona and David, Thank you for your great review it is very much appreciated. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us and in our beautiful city, it was lovely to spend time with you both, just a shame you got such "Scottish" weather ;) but it never stopped you two! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon.
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St. Catharines, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed here is September 2013, everything was excellent very clean; super breakfast (especially the waffles and fruit). Dawn-Ann, and Tony made us feel very welcomed right away. They were just great with ideas, suggestions and were kind and friendly. This had a Great warm, inviting and elegant feel. Thanks for everything Rick and Denise :)
The proximity to the local bus stop made accessing the city core very easy.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RickandDenise9
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you guys for your wonderful review, it was very much appreciated.
We were very glad to know that everything was alright and that you had a good time on your trip, it was great to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Excellent B&B in Edinburgh. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, and Dawn-Ann and Tony are wonderful hosts. They make you feel at home. The breakfasts options are outstanding, they are both amazing cooks, and there is always a mini treat in your room when you get home from a long day of sightseeing. There are a number of guides and maps available at the House, and Tony and Dawn-Ann are great sources of recommendations on what to see and do and how best get there. The B&B is a short bus ride from the Royal Mile, Bus and Train Stations, with several bus options just around the corner, and if you prefer walking, The Royal Mile is no more than 15 minutes away. I would definitely stay at AmarAgua Guest House again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Gustavo203
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Thank you very much for for your review we were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time both in Edinburgh and with us. It was a shame you had to miss breakfast because of your early fight but it is a good excuse to come back to try the things you missed.
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Piermont, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

A wonderful place to stay, quiet, friendly, inviting, feels like home away from home. Despite the fact that we arrived early in the day, during the morning rush to put on their fabulous breakfast, tailored to each guest, we were warmly greeted and assured that it is not trouble. The room was very clean, had a view on a very nice, quiet street. We slept very well and the breakfast was wonderful. We were very well taken care off, especially I who arrived with a cold. I rapidly recuperated with all tea I wanted at any time in my room. Although it takes a 30 minutes walk to reach the old town, there are couple of buses going that way, one half a block away. Thank you Dawn and Tony!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thank you for your review, it was very much appreciated.
We were very sorry you didn't have time to see our lovely city properly due to your "nasty" cold, looking forward to seeing you again to finish what you started.
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LaGrange, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Amar Aqua was an excellent b&b in a great location in Edinburgh.Tony & Dawn Ann were the perfect hosts & always had good recommendations for nearby restaurants .We (two couples) stayed three nights.The rooms were elegant,comfortable & spotless.Breakfast was tasty & ample.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruby246
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thank you for your review, it was very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Cologne, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed at AmarAgua 4 times in the last two years. The B&B lies in a quiet residential area near the centre of Edinburgh and is absolutely fantastic! The Kingsize Four poster bedrooms are beautifully decorated. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BL-MD
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AmarAgua10, Owner at AmarAgua Guest House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Thank you Marco & Alissia for your review it is always a pleasure to have you in our house.
Look forward to seeing you very soon.
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Property: AmarAgua Guest House
Address: 10 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5DR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AmarAgua is a comfortable Victorian residence, situated in a quiet residential area, built in the 1880s but recently upgraded retaining many original features, it is the perfect location for those who want to relax away from the noise of the capital but at the same time stay not too far from the city centre and all main attractions. ... more   less 
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