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“Friendly and welcoming, excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonas Guest House

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Sonas Guest House
Ranked #16 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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“Friendly and welcoming, excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at Sonas Guest House for two nights and it provided everything we could have asked for in a B&B! Beautiful interior, clean room and absolutely sparkling bathrooms. Breakfasts were massive and we were spoiled for choice.

The location is a bit of a walk (around 25min) from the city centre, but this wasn't a problem for us as we loved walking through Edinburgh and stopping off at one of the numerous pubs on the way. It's also quite close to Arthur's Seat (which is a must-do on a day withg ood weather) and very quiet, as well as being near several supermarkets and restaurants.

Christine was absolutely lovely and so welcoming, always willing to help us out or answer questions and never without a smile on her face. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Super friendly and helpful. Clean, neat, quiet. Great staff, wonderful breakfast. They really go the extra mile to help you in anything you might need. Will definitely stay at Sonas again next time I visit Edinburgh.

Very close from bus stops, convenient location, you can easily reach City Center from here. Nice restaurants nearby. Particularly recommend Hellars Kitchen.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Fantastic welcoming guest house. Perfect accommodation. Clean and spacious room. Very good access to all city attractions. Breakfast as a dream. Private parking. Quiet. Definitely would stay again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Lovely clean and welcoming B&B. Away from centre which we liked. 2 minutes walk to bus stop into Prices Street and all main attractions and 7 mins once on the bus (plenty of buses and £3.50 for the day rover was good value). Scottish breakfast was very filling to the point where we couldn't mange one on the second day!!! On our day of leaving we asked if we could leave our luggage with them until later that day to collect and it was not a problem. In fact nothing was too much trouble at all and if we go back to Edinburgh wouldn't hesitate staying here again xx Thanks for a lovely stay xx

Room Tip: any room as ours was on top floor up a lovely spiral staircase, not too good for the unsteady on the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

When we Went to Edinburgh in Feb 2014 we stayed at Sonas Guest house. From the seccond we arrived we were greeted in a very friendly manner and this continued for the two days we were there. Nothing was to much trouble, evan down to them filling our flask with tea of a morning for us. It is lovely and clean, quiet and very comfortable. When i go back to Edinburgh we will stay here again. I cant reccoment it enough. Great location with parking to. :-)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We arrived mid afternoon for an overnight stay in Edinburgh. I received a very warm welcome and was told where to park the car. The entrance to the car park was slightly tight, however it was off the road.

We were shown to our room and details about the bus service were provided, along with a very helpful map. I had problems accessing the Wi-Fi, asked for help and Christine set it up for me.

The room was clean and the bathroom spotless.

Breakfast next morning was excellent. Very tasty full Scottish, with coffee, tea, juice and toast.

Christine was excellent throughout our stay.

We could not have hoped for a warmer reception or a friendlier hostess.

Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: First floor rear room was quiet, without too many stairs.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Friendly and thoughtful service. As a foreign traveler, I was so pleased that the hostess was Initiative and patiently smiling to provide the tour advice and local information about traffic and restaurant, and help lift luggage ( we're young, so we can do it ourselves. But, still thanks to the enthusiasm of hostess~), especially after an exhausting day!

The only blemish in all otherwise perfect things is that there is too many and long staircase to lift luggage up and down the stairs. We saw some elders laborious to lift their luggage downstairs. Too steep and inconvenient stairs are a danger to them!

We lived at Room No.7 on the top floor, beside the spiral staircase. The double bed was seated under the low and oblique ceiling, so the room appeared sort of small. Therefore, the one sleeping near the window must watch out for the low and oblique ceiling when you get up from the bed. Otherwise, he/she may often hit his/her head against the ceiling.

The heat is only provided until PM11:00. The bathroom is clean, and the soap, shampoo, shower gel, and dryer are all provided. It’s a neat and cozy room with the plugged kettle. The breakfast was rich, accompanied by soft and elegant classical music. Further, the hostess ordered and delivered the meals for all the guests with always happy smiling, cheerful tones and humming! It’s wonderful~ She’s amazing! Because she made the breakfast atmosphere joyful and lively~!!

親切週到的服務。身為異鄉遊客,對於旅店女主人始終保持微笑,主動耐心地提供旅遊諮詢及當地交通與餐廳資訊,感到很欣慰。尤其在一天的筋疲力盡之後,旅店女主人還願意主動協助提行李 (我們年輕人可自己提行李,但仍感激旅店主人的熱心幫忙~) !
美中不足的是,又長又多的樓梯,實在不便提行李上下樓。我們當時有見到一些老人家吃力地抬行李下樓。那些階梯對老人來說,的確太陡,十分不便。感覺險象環生!
我們住最頂層,樓梯旁的七號房。雙人床擺在山形屋頂低斜的天花板下,顯得房間有點小。因此從床上起身時得當心,靠窗睡的那個位置一起身,頭常容易撞到斜天花板。
暖氣只供應到晚上十一點。浴室乾淨,附香皂洗髮沐浴精及吹風機。房間整潔舒適,插電燒水壺底感覺有水垢,需要自行清理。早餐豐盛,還伴隨輕柔優雅的古典樂,連點餐及送餐時女主人還一路用開心愉悅的微笑和語氣哼歌!太棒了~ 她真讚!因為她營造出令人感到歡愉充滿朝氣的早餐氣氛~!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Sonas Guest House
Address: 3 East Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1SD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonas Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the south side of the city we are ideally located for visiting Edinburgh's main attractions. All rooms are en-suite,recently refurbished and offer comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses, TV/DVD players with built in radio channnels, tea, coffee facilities and hairdryer. We provide a freshly cooked Scottish breakfast and offer private off street parking and free WiFi. ... more   less 
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