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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I e mailed the manager the Wednesday prior to arriving on the Saturday asking if we could leave baggage. never responded. we arrived early and no one on reception. Phone 4 time before getting answer. allowed us to leave bags and return at 2pm for booking in with other guests. Returned at 2pm no other guests to be given 1... More 

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Thank gmeek2016
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The rudest manager I've ever had to deal with. Actually went out of his way to try not to let me stay...Despite having a confirmed booking. No towels in the toilet. Don't stay here unless you are desperate

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

On entering smell of dogs hit instantly. We slept 6 in a room but only 1 double bed. 1 small sofa bed and and would you believe blow up air beds. Rolled up duvets in pillow cases. 2 Cups & 1 toilet roll.

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Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We came to Edinburgh for a weekend treat with our young person who has disabilities. On arrival the manager was extremely helpful, he provided us with a ramp for the wheelchair for the front door. He was very inviting and friendly too. The room was great with all the extra things we required, not once being a problem, very clean... More 

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Thank shazbrad1971
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We spent five nights in The Guards Hotel and will stay there again when next we're in the enthralling city of Edinburgh. The rooms have plenty of personality, the prices are great, the location is superb (West End, just a few steps from the Haymarket train station and bus and tram stops for many of the major lines), and the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

On arrival at the hotel we found the front door shut and a message on front door with a phone number . After ringing the doorbell and getting no answer I called the phone. A rather dishevelled man answered the door. He said that he was expecting us between 2 and 3 and he seemed put out. I pointed out... More 

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Thank SarahP0
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

29 May 2016. It was late - about 17:00 - after we had been to Holyrood Palace, when Steven the manager at the Guards Hotel phoned to say that he had just noticed that one of the guests is disabled & in a wheelchair. He was the only one out of all the hotels to admit that he had not... More 

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Thank mjsing
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

i stayed at this hotel 2nd april 2016 stayed in tower room after reading reviews was a bit worried ,when I arrived I was greated by nice staff and was pleasantly surprised at my room breakfast was realy nice all in all not a bad little hotel I would and will stay there again

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Oban, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

spent xmas at this hotel with my partner curtains didnt close properly part of toilet roll on arrival we got another half toilet roll next day torn towels no plug in toilet basin when toilet was flushed the noise was horrendeous it sounded like a angle grinder in the hotel foyer bags of what looked like concrete sheets never changed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Well we arrived in this hotel to discover our booking couldn't be found. That was a great start. The carpets in the hall way were half up as they are 'refurbishing'. Check in took almost 20 minutes by the time the guy brought us to our room. The window in the en-suite bathroom didn't close. We were here at the... More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Address: 1 Clifton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: ₹ 14,052 - ₹ 18,576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Guards Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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