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“Home from home in the city”

The Ayden Guest House
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The Ayden Guest House
Ranked #168 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Deal, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Home from home in the city”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

In standard, Ayden is on a par with Fraoch (two doors up, see previous review), but is more traditional in its decor and all the more homely as a result. Anita and David's friendly and attentive approach makes me feel more of a house guest than a paying one. The charming briefing at breakfast from young son Marcus on his upcoming schoolday only adds to that feeling of being part of the family as opposed to being a customer.
Beautiful rooms, great breakfast, lovely people and free on-street parking or - from Waverley - a 20' walk (10' cab ride if the weather's bad or you have lots of luggage); well, what's not to like?
I'm a semi-retired expat Scot back in Edinburgh on business every month and Ayden has become my default venue.

Room Tip: All rooms look of an equally high standard. My only tip is that, unlike many of the B&Bs on Pil...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Yes, this place is wonderful. Fabulous rooms, delightful hosts, superb breakfast and the most comfortable bed I have found in a B&B or hotel EVER. Just perfect! (Well - it would be even better if it was ½ a mile closer to the city centre, but then there wouldn't be free street-parking and it wouldn't be so quiet at night.)

This is a truly great B&B - this is exactly how it should be done.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Birstall, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We recently stayed at the Ayden Guest House for 3 nights. Location is good as it's a 20 mins walk into Edinburgh. Anita and David were very welcoming and friendly. Our room [ No 3 ] was massive. It was clean, comfortable, warm and nicely decorated as was the rest of the guest house. Breakfast was delicious and plenty of it. Try the veggie haggis, it was delicious. Would reccommend this guest house to family and friends and would love to return sometime soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Aydn guest house is beautifully decorated and ideally located to get around Edinburgh. The breakfast is amazing and Anita and David are friendly and extremely helpful if one has any questions and queries. We are not even considering staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We've been to Ayden Guest House for three nights and enjoyed our stay.
Anita and David are very kind and helpful, the room is very clean and the location in Edinburgh is good. RECOMMENDED

Pros:
Very Clean rooms
Good location - 20 minutes walk from the Royal Mile
Kind hosts

Cons:
Small rooms
Basic Scottish breakfast

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I found The Ayden Guest House at TripAdvisor and we stayed there for four nights during the Edinburgh Festival. Beds are very comfy (5-star hotel quality), bedroom and bathroom are big and very clean. And there is a big closet. All furnitures are stylish and new. David and Anita were very friendly and showed us great hospitality. A selection of breakfast is provided, so you can eat something different every morning. It's around 30-min walk to Royal Mile, but there is a bus stop outside the Ayden if you don't want to walk. I will stay here again if I visit Edinburgh next time and highly recommend to people who are looking for accommodation in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Surrey,England
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We stayed at the Ayden during the Edinburgh festival this year and it was a great place to stay. It is quite a way out from all the festival venues, around the Royal Mile, but there is a bus that stops outside, if you you don't want to walk. The guest house has contemporary rooms and is clean and spacious. The owners, Anita and David were very friendly and relaxed and very helpful. Breakfast was delicious and unhurried and all in all, it was a lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the house have less traffic noise ... you can't avoid the seagulls, though!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Ayden Guest House
Address: 70 Pilrig Street | EH6 5AS, Edinburgh EH6 5AS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #168 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 6
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The Ayden Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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