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Southside Guest House
Ranked #58 of 394 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2012

As a business traveller, I don't normally leave reviews, but this time I'm going to make an exception.
This is a lovely little hotel with warm welcoming staff. Very comfortable and homely. I really enjoyed my stay for the week.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Lynn and Franco are wonderful hosts at this lovely B&B.
We arrived early and they had the room ready for us, and were very helpful with local knowledge.
The breakfast is amazing, and they even offer a bucks fizz! It is easy to get into town from the B&B, and it's right next to Holyrood park, which has amazing views.
Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

I would highly recommend the Southside Guest House!
The rooms are very spacious and comfy.
Franco and Lynne are wonderful hosts who provide a delicious breakfast every morning. They even print out the weather forecast each day for you!
I was delighted at the location of the Guest House. It is within easy walk to the city center, although if you want to take the bus, there is a bus just outside the Guest House that will take you to the Royal Mile, and many Art Museums and Galleries.
The rooms were very quiet and heated well. I was impressed with how clean the rooms were as well.
It was quite a surprise to find that for the entire 5 days of my trip it was sunny everyday in Edinburgh!
It was a delightful stay, and I would highly recommend the Southside Guest House to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

We stayed 3 nights Aug. 24 -27, during the busy festival season. My husband & I stayed in Room 8, which is probably the most beautiful room at the inn. It was decorated Art Deco style, with a four poster bed, leather couch, a sitting area, and French doors that opened up to a backyard garden. This was our first trip to Scotland, and we were so lucky to have found this gem! Our hosts, Franco & Lynne, are such lovely people. Breakfasts were cooked to order , you can have a full Scottish breakfast, and even a mimosa! Scotland has truly captivated us, and we can't wait to go back someday. We will come back to Southside. The city centre is a 15 minute walk, not far at all. City buses run all the time. We always felt safe in Edinburgh, even at night during festival.

Room Tip: All rooms are unique and have their own theme, but Rm 8 is a beauty!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank JaxAces
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We loved this place. Our room had high ceilings, art, vintage and unique furniture, and a TV/DVD player with a selection of movies in the hallway. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was very helpful. Only disappointment was that the walk to downtown is a bit far (but doable) and through some cheap areas. Most of the restaurants around here are cheap university-student take-away places, and there are several discount stores and resale shops. We never felt unsafe but it was unsavory. My advice is take the bus or taxis, because the Southside Guest House is worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Very nice place to stay! Easy to book before the trip. Good communication. We stayed here in July 2011 for two nights. We met nice people and lovely hosts. Really good food was offered for breakfast. Additionally we got very helpful information for our tour! Well worth the money!!! We will definitely come back next time!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Our family of four enjoyed two nights at Southside at the start of our 10 day UK vacation. We really enjoyed all aspects of our stay. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well appointed. We even took advantage of the DVD library one night. Franco and Lynne are very accommodating, warm and friendly hosts. Our inbound flight from Chicago was delayed and caused us to arrive quite late. This was no problem for Southside, and Franco met us when we finally arrived, got us settled and was very helpful with information. Then our daughter left her beloved stuffed animal at the guest house, but Franco and Lynne were able to located it and kept it safe until our return to Edinburgh to drop off the rental car. The guest house is very conveniently located near the Meadows and all major attractions are within an easy walk. The breakfasts were really excellent - the meats are supurb. One morning, the special was vennison sausage. Wow! If we are ever able to return to Edinburgh, we would definitely stay at Southside again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #58 of 394 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: £88 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 
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