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Eyre Guest House
Ranked #303 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 May 2008

I booked through ICMS. Hotel charged them 75/night in May for a double room, which is higher than their highest listed price. The room was extremely small: something like 2.40x2.40 plus the toilet, you can hardly pass one another in the space left free by the bed. There is no table, and no place for it. There is no wardrobe, and we put the baggage on the floor, which further aggravated the situation. There is no place in the washroom to put soap. The hose of shower is broken. Towels are not changed every day.

I would not stay there another time and do not recommend to others. The whole stay was poisoned by the feeling of tourist trap.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 August 2007

Stayed in a single room at the Eyre for one week during Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It's well located, about a 20-minute uphill walk to Princes Street and directly on a bus line that takes you to key parts of the city. The room was tiny but certainly functional and the bed was comfortable. Sheets were not regularly changed and the seat cushion on the one chair in the room was badly stained, so would not give high marks for cleanliness. The Eyre is located near busy intersection, so traffic noise was noticeable but easily blocked out with earplugs. Breakfast, taken at a neighbouring B & B, was good. Staff were very friendly and helpful and thought the nightly rate (45 pounds) was very reasonable. Overall, would consider it good value for the money.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2007

Booked a single room for £40 over two nights. The room was gorgeous - got a double bed with en suite - and very clean and tastefully decorated. The windows shut tightly and keep out street noise very well. However, the bath towels did not smell very nice (but appeared to be clean enough).

Breakfast was excellent and offered hot sausages, bacon, eggs, sauteed mushrooms and toast, as well as a selection of cold cereals.

The host of the B&B is very nice; it's great to have a warm smile greeting you upon arrival from a long train ride!

The Eyre is a 10-15 minute uphill walk to Princes Street. A £1 bus ride will get you there in less than 5 minutes, as well as to The Mound and the Royal Mile.

Would definitely stay here again! Great value for money!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 June 2007

We stayed at the Eyre guest house for 5 nights. The location is very good - quiet street 10 minutes walk from Princes street and very close to the bus stop with frequent service to New Town & the Old town. The accomodation is spartan, but clean. Breakfast is good & filling, but nothing special.
However, we found it lacked the small touches that make us want to return - sheets/towels were not changed every day, soap provided was tiny, service is efficient & polite but not very personal.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2006

great place for the money. owned by the same people as the ardelee (2 houses over). a lovely (though uphill) 10 minute walk to princes street. on a nice quiet street. staff was extremely helpful and friendly. room was small and when you flushed the toilet the pipes might wake up a sleeping child, but it's the uk and if you've ever stayed in someone's home over there, it's not uncommon (these are not modern buildings). I stayed for 9 nights and no complaints at all. breakfast was nice too.

  • Stayed: June 2006, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 October 2005

I have to say that staying at the Eyre was one of the best I have had in Edinburgh.

The en suite room was small but since most of the time was spent sightseeing a good bed for the night was the main aim. Having said that there was TV, radio and a small kettle for a brew up if you fancied one.

Another reviewer has criticised the standard of cleanliness but I cannot agree. The room was cleaned every day with a change of both bedsheets and towels.

Breakfast had to be taken at the Ardenlee, a couple of doors away, which was a little inconvenient but made up for by the quality and the quantity of the food.

Staff were helpful and friendly especially Tracy, an Australian lady who made everyone feel at home.

My one criticism is the length of time it took for the shower water to heat up - you could have a cup of tea while you waited.

However for the price this was well above average and its location just ten to fifteen minutes walk or a short bus trip from Prince's Street made it a great place to stay if you ever go to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed 18 August 2005

My husband and I and our adult daughter stayed at the Eyre guest house in Eyre Place in Edinburgh in August. It is in a beautiful old Georgian building in the New Town area of Edinburgh, which is predominantly Georgian, so for those who like this period of architecture it is a great area to stay in. We had a very comfortable double ensuite, with nice furnishings and a shower rather than a bath in the ensuite. Our daughter stayed in a single room and although it was definitely a single room she had her own ensuite which was the most important thing for her. We took breakfast in the neighbouring guest house, the Ardenlee, which was really good (again another beautiful old building) and very filling - we didn't eat again until dinner time.
The guest house is in walking distance of the city centre and in fact is also very close to the magnificent Botanical gardens of Edinburgh, which again for anyone interested in gardens, are really worth a trip to.
We go to Edinburgh every couple of years and this is the first time we have stayed in the New Town area, which I think is just beautiful. We will definitely stay at the Eyre again (or the Ardenlee) as it has everything we could want - good spotlessly clean rooms, good breakfast, central location, pleasant staff and good value for money. We are very happy to recommend it.

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Address: 5 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #303 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Eyre Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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