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Strathallan Guest House
Ranked #74 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Volos, Greece
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“a nice place to stay”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at Strathallan guest house for two weeks.The owner was very kind and friendly. Our room was spacious and comfortable . There was a lot to eat every morning (cooked scottish breakfast and more ) . The location of the guest house was very good, only a few minutes walk from the city center, but there was also a bus stop a few steps away. We surely recommend this place and it will be our first choice next time we visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

very friendly welcome, the room on the top floor was spotless, and the shower was great.
Very attentive and informative staff. The breakfast was brilliant and kept us going all day, and we did an awful lot of walking.
The public transport is excellent, every bus that passes takes you to the town (£1.50 each way). I would highly recommend this to anyone who is intending visiting the capital. When I go back to Edinburgh I will be using this guest house again

Room Tip: The stairs are steep, if this is a problem just let Eamon know
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Stayed with 10 others in a golf party, this week, ideal location for city centre and nearby golf courses. Great host, who took very good care of our requirments ( Thanks Eamonn )
Very comfortable rooms, plenty of parking space, and plenty to eat at breakfast.
Highly recommended. Will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Three of us stayed at the Strathallan Guest House for two nights on the tail end of our tour of Scotland. We found the Strathallan as a result of searching on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! This is an older property (I believe they said it was built in 1820, or something like that) and it has been well maintained. I was absolutely fascinated by the ornate crown molding in the dining room.

When we first arrived, the door was locked and no one answered the bell. There was a note on the door to call a number for service. Since my phone didn't work outside the US, we were without a way to call the number. We flagged down a very nice young man who was passing by on the sidewalk and he let us use his phone to call the number. While I was on the phone, the owner's wife came and let us in. Since this is not a hotel, there is not always someone around unless you let them know when to expect you. Since we were driving in, we had no idea exactly when we would arrive, so we were totally okay with this.

We were shown to our room on the second floor. The room was a triple (one double bed and a twin) with a small ensuite bathroom. The room was clean and spacious. The beds were very comfortable. The only fault I could find with the room was the shaving light over the sink was not working. It wasn't an issue so I didn't even mention it. The owner's wife was very friendly and gave us helpful information about nearby restaurants, etc.

The best part of the stay was their offer to locate my elderly mother downstairs in order for her to not have to climb the stairs. I cannot thank them enough! This showed that they cared about their guests.

A delicious breakfast was served in a beautiful dining room by the nicest lady (I'm sorry I didn't get her name). Breakfast consisted of cereals, yogurts, fruit, juices, milk, and coffee (help yourself) and then you could also order a hot breakfast, cooked to order.

We all agreed that, if we're ever back in Edinburgh, we'd be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

It turned out okay after a disconcerting beginning. There was no host on the premises when we arrived after a very long drive, but by chance we met a young woman on her way out who let us in, and we found our name on an envelope with the room key inside. The room was acceptable but shabby. TV not working, internet access down, and no off-street parking spaces available to us. Calls to owner went unanswered for a long time, and he was not at all friendly or helpful when we finally spoke to him. Even just a more gracious and hospitable attitude would have made a huge difference to us, but frankly, this man was brusque and seemed annoyed. On the positive side, there was a good hot shower, and the woman who served breakfast the next morning was pleasant, and at some point internet access was restored and we were able to access it if we went downstairs with our iPad to the dining room. It's a bit of a walk to main part of city, which was okay with us, no doubt less appealing for those who don't enjoy walking or public transit. All in all, the experience was disappointing and certainly not worth the price we paid. If you'd like a warm welcome in Edinburgh, you might do better elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

The host is a very friendly and helpful man. But the room was extremely small, under the roof, most of it mansarde. It also was not the cleanest, the furniture somewhat worse for wear and the bathroom just unpleasantly dirty.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Greenwood, SC
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

I have stayed in Edinburgh at the Strathallan many times, and I absolutely love it! Eamonn is such a nice gentleman, and he cooks a fabulous breakfast. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious, and comfortable. The house is just a mile walk from the city center, or you may catch the bus right in front of the house. Eamonn is also very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The Strathallan really is my home-away-from home in Edinburgh; I would not think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Strathallan Guest House
Address: 44 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 2BR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #74 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Strathallan Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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