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“Great for fringe” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Highfield Guest House
Ranked #39 of 446 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dundee, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great for fringe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lovely guest house situated a mile or so from Edinburgh city centre but only a 15 min walk from many of the big fringe sites (pleasance, Potterow, etc ) plus you can park your car in the streets around guest house.

Nice bedroom, perfectly adequate with TV, tea facilities, wardrobe space. Decent enough shower in smallish bathroom. Comfy bed, no outside noise. Shops in immediate area for small purchases.

Excellent breakfast. Very tasty start to day. Lovely hosts. Highly recommended .

Room Tip: All rooms seemed fine.
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  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank georgedoull
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bonnybridge
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74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stayed 1 night in the Highfield guest house. we do not know this part of Edinburgh. Gordon welcomed us warmly and explained where to get bus into city and back. Greatly appreciated.
Our room was on the ground floor and was lovely. Spotlessly clean , with comfortable beds and cosy bed linen.From the warm welcome to the friendly goodbye the Highfield is better than the soulless large chain hotels where you are only a room number. a fantastic place to stay with great made to order fresh breakfast.
Would come back and stay anytime I was overnight in Edinburgh

Room Tip: room 5 was on the ground floor
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  • Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AileenBonnybridge
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments.
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London
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights here during the Fringe Festival in August. The owners were so friendly and helpful with everything including advice on travelling around the city.

Delicious and very generous breakfast made to order, very, very comfortable and cosy beds and great shower.

Such a friendly and lovely stay, not too far from the center of the city. Buses were available every few minutes.

Would love to return! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank piniwini
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your great review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Gallarate, Italy
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299 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

My wife and I had a two night stay in the b&b and it has been a great experience
the house is a 30minute walk from the city center, but there are several buses service in the nieghborhood.
The house is very nice and also very clean: there is the breakfast room at ground floor with some rooms and then other 3 rooms upstairs
the host, Kate, is wonderful: she is very kind and she provides a lot of information. We received a map with all the details about the city and the buses
The room was a little bit small but clean and comfortable. The bathroom very clean with a very good shower. The sleep was very good: heavy curtains avoided the light to get in and the bed was wonderful
very good breakfast with several choice also for a continental breakfast
Porridge to be tested: the best in Scotland
perfect wi-fi with powerful signal and good connection
The prices are a bit higher than in the rest of scotland but the service deserve it
Good connection to the station and then to the airport: You can get there in 1h and 25minutes
VERY GOOD!!!

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PaolinoOLDBOY85
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback especially when it is so positive.
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A real class act!!, if you have a visit to Edinburgh in mind, stay here!!. Many thanks for a great stay to Maggie & Kate. (A special thanks to Kate for reminding us that breakfast was about to finish and not start, as we mistakenly thought)☺

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JoeMair
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your great review.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I booked this guest house for a week whilst visiting Edinburgh. It is immaculate in décor, cleanliness and warmth of hospitality from Maggie and Kate. Helpful with directions, modes of travel, places to see etc. Bus services that quickly whisk visitors into the City pass the door. The breakfast is delightfully served from a wide range of choices and sets one up for the day. Being just outside the City Highfield provides first class comfort at very reasonable cost. I didn't want to leave and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brian F
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San Pedro, Calif
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Highfield Guest house is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. Beautifully restored home. Katie made us feel very welcome. She was so helpful and considerate. She ordered taxis for us and made dinner reservations for us. We had to leave very early on our last morning. She prepared bag lunches for us to take when we left because it was too early for breakfast. Dining room is gorgeous and the food was delicious. This is definitely THE place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank melindaed
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Property: Highfield Guest House
Address: 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 446 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Highfield Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maggie and Gordon welcome you to their elegant Victorian guest house situated in the Newington district of Edinburgh, close to the beautiful, historic city centre. The four star Highfield Guest House offers true Scottish hospitality so whether you are here on holiday or on a business trip you will find Highfield's friendly, informal ambience very relaxing and our attention to detail will ensure a comfortable, relaxing and memorable stay. ... more   less 
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