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“New Year visit ” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Highfield Guest House
Ranked #39 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chard
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“New Year visit ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just had a truly excellent stay here. Stayed 4 nights over the New Year. Superbly looked after during our stay. Gordon, Maggie and Kate where the perfect hosts, always sparing the time to give us information on what to do and see! Top class breakfasts. Very clean and pleasant place to stay. Impossible to fault.
We were even given miniature whiskies and shortbread on New Year's Day and my wife was even given a birthday card and chocolates as it was her birthday during our stay. Pure class!

Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review and positive comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh.
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this Guest house from Saturday 10th December till Monday 12 and I wish I could of stayed longer the owners Gordon and Maggie did everything they could to make you feel at home . The room was well equipped with hair dryer and plenty of plug holes lots of complementary toiletries, tea , coffee ect and I would like to say what impressed me more than anything else was how lovely and clean the rooms where , Maggie works very hard at keeping the Guest house to an excellent standard . Gordon was very helpful with all the information that made our stay a lot easier as we could plan out where to go and what to do . I would recommend you give it a try you won't be disappointed

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Thank you for your kind review and positive comments. It was our pleasure to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We first met Gordon when we arrived and we've never met such a lovely, genuine gentleman. We had a wonderful surprise in our room when we arrived for which my Mum, in particular, was very happy about as we are visiting Edinburgh for the first time and celebrating her birthday. The guesthouse and it's owners are wonderful, welcoming, homely and only a ten minute bus ride to the city centre. We had plenty of great recommendations from Gordon about where to go and what to see and how to get there. Breakfast was lovely too! We will definitely come back to Highfield Guesthouse again! Thank you Gordon, Maggie & Kate for making our stay special and memorable x

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, Gordon is particularly pleased with your compliments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and pleased that our little touches helped to make your Mum's birthday more memorable. Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the future. In the meantime we wish you both and your families a very happy Christmas and all good things in 2017.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice building and room, with great links in to the city (there's a choice of about 20 buses running all times of day which take 10 mins into city centre).

The most important part of a B&B to me are the hosts, and they were fantastic, super friendly, helped us out when we needed a super late check in, and happy to give recommendations for things to do.

Would 100% stay again on future Edinburgh trips.

Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review and for your kind comments. We appreciate all feedback and it is particularly good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be lovely to see you again on any future visits to Edinburgh. We wish you a both a very Happy Christmas and Good New Year.
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Gestel, France
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

everything was nice, very clean very elegant . The breakfast was on order, one of the best B&B we have never had Thank you Maggie for your kindness , and remember we hope your visit in Arizona in April!!

Room Tip: we were on the garden , and it was very quiet. It's a very romantic place
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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 27 October 2016
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will meet again in the future.
Maggie
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Absolutely wonderful stay! Room was comfortable, clean and tended to each day. The caretakers were friendly and thoughtful. Breakfast was excellent, with plenty of options for fresh food that was made to order and served hot. The location is not in the heart of Edinburgh, but it is convenient to get to the Royal Mile and Holyrood Park by either walking or taking a bus just outside. An advantage is that the surrounding area is very quiet. Overall, staying here really added to our trip to Scotland.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Just returned from this lovely guesthouse . Fantastic from start to finish we arrived early and was made very welcome and was just going to drop luggage but we were got in our room and Maggie gave us a map and lots of helpful information and tips . The room was excellent as was breakfast loved everything . As we were leaving we mentioned we spending the day in Edinburgh , Maggie told us of a lovely market that was on in Stockbridge where we had never been we had a lovely few hours there and would not have ventured there so thank you

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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24022613, Owner at Highfield Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2016
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking time to post this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh.
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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 445 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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