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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ascot Guest House

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Ascot Guest House
Ranked #174 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at Ascot Guest House in August last year for 3 nights.

It is very easy to get there as there is a bus stop directly outside. This also makes it very easy to get to where you need to be as there are busses all the time.

The room we had was very spacious and comfortable. It was very quiet at night which is great after a long days sightseeing.

The breakfast was really good.

The owners are incredibly helpful, we had to be at the train station at 6am the following morning and a taxi was organized and prepacked breakfast was ready for us the night before.
A couple of hotels that I have stayed at don't offer that level of service.

The only negative I can say is that they don't accept credit cards and I personally don't like carrying alot of cash on me.

Despite that, it is a great guest house and I would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Had a really nice stay here, we really liked our room which had everything we needed. The breakfast was really good and the hosts very helpful and nice, they gave us loads of information on how to see the best of Edinburgh - which is beautiful. They are really nice people and we would definiteley stay there again. Hoping to see the pandas next time!

Room Tip: Nice and quiet at the back.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Hemza H
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I booked two rooms, double and single and was told this would have a bathroom to share in the middle. We were put on a different floor and shared bathroom with many others. The room was so rundown and not up to scratch. There was a watertank behind the bed which made noise all night. On arrival our rooms were not ready and were told to leave our luggage in the car. We had to leave the rooms at ten am and breakfast was only between eight to nine. Very disappointed at the state of the rooms. The website is not what you see when you are there. Will not be happy to pass on a recommedation!

Room Tip: Location good but I would stay elsewhere.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ingrid c
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ascotguesthouse, Owner at Ascot Guest House, responded to this review, 8 September 2011
Thank you for your comments but as we only have six rooms, three of which are en-suite I am at a loss to know where these ‘many’ people came from that were using the shared bathrooms.
I note that the reviewer did not approve of our décor on their one night stay and I will certainly investigate any noises from the water tank although in the 18 years we have owned the guest house we have not had a similar complaint.
Breakfast and check-out times are the same as the majority of guest houses in Edinburgh and suit the majority of our guests.
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Maine
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2010

We stayed here as we dropped our eldest daughter off for university and will definitely try to stay there every time we are back in Edinburgh! Spacious rooms with sinks and nearby clean bathrooms. Excellent Scottish breakfast, and what is better than that? Were helped with all travel plans up to the Highlands as well as daily needs in order to get our daughter ready for school. HIghly recommended and we hope to be back again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank kusloan
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Derby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2009

Really enjoyed my stay at the Ascot Guest House, the hosts were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. My room was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and the breakfast well above average. There was no problem parking either in the car park or free parking on the street across the road (rare in Edinburgh). Very convenient for city centre, would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank Skeddule
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West Midlands
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2009

On arrival we were shown up a very nice staircase to a huge, high ceilinged bedroom. In the corner was a very odd shower/toilet arrangement and the basin was in the bedroom itself. It is a shame that a little more thought and money had not been put into the bathroom arrangements as they were bizarre to say the least. However, the room was clean with two double beds and two small sofas. The breakfast was good and the position was handy for the buses into the city centre.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank susie47-8
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london
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

This is the place you should be staying if you are looking for good location and value,rather than luxuries,but saying that i have to add that it is kept spotlesly clean,you get everything you need in rooms-clean towels,kettle,heaps of information about local places,we had a little tv and even though room wasn't very big we had enough storage.Hosts are realy friendly and are there to help
For breakfast you get your usual tea or coffee and toast plus you help yourself to what there is on the table in dining room-cereals,fresh juice,yogarts,fresh fruit,jams and a lot of teacakes.And ofcoures you can choose cooked breakfast too
Things that i didn't like were firstly shared facilities.There's a quite spacious bathroom on the first floor,but shower on the second floor is something else.This is a smallest shower ever.I found it very difficult to use (and i am only size 10).The other thing that my partner found frustrating was the lack of parking space.There's only space for 3 cars in front of guest house and 6 or so rooms,so most of the times we had to park on the street outside
Location of the house is great it's close to city centre.It's few minute drive,or there's a bus stop right on the doorstep,or i believe you even can walk down the road it's not very far.
The City itself is spectacular i am still under the spell of it.Beautifull beautifull place

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — shared facilities
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ascot Guest House
Address: 98 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #174 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 7
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Ascot Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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