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“Comfortable friendly guest house for a family of five”
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Eyre Guest House
Ranked #297 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Lancashire
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable friendly guest house for a family of five”
Reviewed 18 February 2009

Just back from a two night stay here. We stayed in a large family room - two double beds plus extra single bed which suited us fine. (we are two adults, kids, 12,10 and 4). Room was warm, clean and felt spacious compared to travelodge. So refreshing to find a room for five in Edinburgh. Couple who run it were very nice - letting us book in a little early and eat our sandwiches in the downstairs lounge before our room was ready! They also let us leave our bags there on the last morning - enabling us to do more sight seeing before catching the train home. Breakfast was great. The guest house is a 15 minute walk from the National art gallery on Princes St (down hill on the way there, up hill on the way back to town!) The bus stops very close by and runs very regularly. Unlike a previous review, I would say pictures on the website give an honest impression.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 8 January 2009

My Son and I stayed at this Guest house for three nights and we enjoyed ourselves very much . We booked late so there was only a small double room left . It was small but bed was comfy and there is a living room downstairs with a big tv and sofa there if you want more space ! Kay and Kenny did breakfast for us in no 9 two doors away and this was no problem ..Kenny made a loverly breakfast every morning top class! Anything you wanted to eat and drink was there . Kay was an absoulute gem she made all the guests very welcome and it was loverley to see her in the mornings chatting nicely to everyone. They invited every guest for a glass of champers for new year and my son and me even went to princess street concert with them and had a fabulous time . overall it was a great short break and would recomend it to everyone Kay and Ken are a loverly couple and made us very welcome. will be going back there again in the future as we really had a nice time .. Thanks..

  • Liked — The loverley warm welcome from Kay and Kenny
  • Disliked — Small
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Thank starshine888
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england
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2008

We stayed at the Eyre guesthouse in edinburgh for three nights in early October. We had a lovely room on the first floor, at the back of the building overlooking the garden. The room was very nicely decorated and clean. Breakfast was taken in the Ardenlee next door and was really good - it set you up for the day. Edinburgh is an amazing city and we were only a 15 minute walk away from all the main attractions, and a short bus hop to the castle. Can recommend.

  • Liked — location and service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank sueandben
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Bremen
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2008

We stayed for four nights.

The "double room" was intolerably small and cold! The room itself had the size of a single room but with a double bed crammed in. Two persons could hardly pass one another and there was no wardrobe and no place to put your things, so your suitcase consumed the rest of space.

The "bathroom" was so small that it was almost dangerous (and for older people very likely impossible) to get out of the shower. Absurd. There also was some mildew.

And was there a room/cleaning service? If so, what did they do? The room was not cleaned properly with chewing gum from previous guests under the bed and shower gel in the shower. We didn't get new towels but each day found our own newly folded on the bed.

And it was cold! Central heating was turned off at 9pm and with the insulating of the window being inadequate the room got really cold at night (we were there in October).

Conclusion:
Looks fancy on pictures, but isn't.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The room, the bed, the cold, the shower
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Rehovot
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — rooms, no internet
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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2 Thank mitrii
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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

  • Liked — Location, price
  • Disliked — Cleanliness, noise
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled solo
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Thank mumpy
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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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!

  • Liked — great host, delicious breakfast, clean bathroom
  • Disliked — far from central Edinburgh (by foot), the towel wasn't so good
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Eyre Guest House
Address: 5 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #297 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Eyre Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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