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“Kenvie Guest House a delight”
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Kenvie Guest House
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Kenvie Guest House
Ranked #205 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“Kenvie Guest House a delight”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

We recently spent 5 nights at Kenvie Guest House. The Scottish breakfast was customizable, day by day, which was a nice touch. Dorothy waited for us on our arrival day (rather past the time she posts as the latest check-in time) and was unfailingly gracious and helpful. The dining room is cozy, which encouraged conversation amongst guests, but with tables far enough apart to allow easy movement and solitude if preferred. Our double room en suite was nicely laid out, clean, and everything worked as it should. Making a cup of coffee first thing in the morning was appreciated, as was the wi-fi. Since Kenvie Guest House is close to public transport (buses), and still close enough to walk to the centre of town, it was ideal. We would stay there again, should the occasion arise.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Katzelsdorf, Niederosterreich, Austria
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Great B&B in quiet area, bus stop 5 minutes walk, Royal Mile in walking distance (about 30 minutes). The room was well furnished, clean, with tea/coffee making facilities, wlan. Excellent full scottish breakfast including fresh fruits and Dorothy was very helpful. We enjoyed our stay and would choose it again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Stayed there July 12/July15. Breakfast was great. Convenient to public transportation, University of Edenburgh and a great pub. Clean and affordable. Dorothy was very helpful in guiding us to where we wanted to go. We arrived later than we thought and Dorothy was waiting for us and it was much nicer than what we anticipated. Would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in May with wife and two college-aged kids. Dorothy is very personable and an excellent resource for sight-seeing tips, etc. Breakfast was very good, served to the table (no buffet) in a lovely dining room. Never took the bus (we're walkers!) approximately 20 minute, safe walk to city center. Free parking on the street right in front of the B&B.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Lake Placid, Florida
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Not fancy. Clean and comfortable with our own bathroom. Easy bus connection to city center. The Vidlers are informative and helpful. Very Good "full Scottish" breakfast. Alternatives to "Scottish" breakfast available. Favorite Pub within 10-15 minute Walk - The Bell Pub. Just ask the Vidlers about it. We were able to eat in the restaurant section upstairs with our young daughter. We used the Pub menu rather than the restaurant menu. Very good traditional pub dishes and decent prices compared to elsewhere. The restaurant menu is fancier and more expensive. Very nice, clean atmosphere at Bell Pub. Kenvie is in a quiet neighborhood away from bustle of downtown. Near Common Wealth Swimming Pool and fitness center which travelers can use for a fee. Swimming Pool is mainly lap lanes, not for hanging-out.

Room Tip: There are a fair number of stairs. If you need an elevator - this is not the place for you.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

If hou are hoping for a reasonable, well-run, clean place in Edinburgh, this is it. Dorothy took care of our every need, from a great breakfast to the loan of a scale to check luggage weight to touring suggestions. While this is not luxury, there are many nice touches such as oat biscuits, ice upstairs in the evenings, etc. we walked to everywhere from here, although others may wish to use the convenient buses.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed at Kenvie Guest House for 1 night during our visit to Edinburgh. Our host Dorothy was very friendly, hospitable and helpful. I have to say that the place is located in a very quiet neighbourhood which is one of the best things about it. It's very clean and tidy. The room we stayed in (my husband and I) was kind of small, but very comfortable and the bed was extremely comfortable, we had a very good night rest after a long tiring road trip to Edinburgh and walking around the city centre for the rest of the day.
Breakfast was great. You're kindly asked to fill out a breakfast form the evening before which only takes a few minutes but in return you get a perfectly delicious breakfast cooked to your own taste, which we really enjoyed.
Overall it's a great value for money - a very nice place about 20 minutes away from the city centre (there are buses nearby but we prefer to walk) :).
Definitely recommend to stay there!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Kenvie Guest House
Address: 16 Kilmaurs Road, Edinburgh EH16 5DA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #205 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly traditional 3-star guest house well-situated in a quiet Victorian residential area of Edinburgh, recommended by Lonely Planet and Rick Steves. 10 minutes from the city centre on good bus routes. Attractive, comfortable rooms, most with en-suite bathrooms. Free wireless internet access in all rooms and a free shared PC. Good Scottish breakfasts and warm helpful service! ... more   less 
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Kenvie Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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