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Reviewed 19 September 2007

I enjoyed my stay at Southside. The hospitality of the hosts shone through and the breakfasts were really good. I have to agree with some other posters about noise from the water pump which didn't help in my quest to get to sleep but once asleep, I was fine. Beds were comfortable. The guest house is in a good location...

2Thank WantTheBest
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2007

We stayed at Southside Guest House after reading all the great reviews (including Lonely Planet's Top 5 Author Pick) Lynne and Franco were very friendly, and the accommodation was perfect. Instead of just re-iterating the praise, I thought I'd add some practical points… 1 - Location. It's very good, and not a bad little walk into town. About 10-15 minutes...

1Thank droflet
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2007

This was our second stay at Southside, and was every bit as enjoyable as our first stay in 2005. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and we felt right at home. You could not go past this for value for money and the breakfasts are still fantastic. A great place to base yourself to "do" Edinburgh, with easy access...

Thank Ted_Ed
Reviewed 28 August 2007

Date: August 28, 2007 Reviewer: A Tripper, UK My family visited the house 26 and 27 Aug. The host family were very kind and showed their hospitality. The room was very clean and given great consideration for us. There were good shampoo, soap, tea, water, clothes iron and so on. Interior decolating was very sophisticated. And the advise about dinner...

Thank NoriNori
Reviewed 27 August 2007

I had a great time at Southside Guest House! Franco is very caring and does everything he can to help people feel comfortable at his property! The room I stayed in (the single room) is very well decorated and comfortable. The breakfast is the best I have ever eaten in my WHOLE life (no kidding!!!) and there are lots of...

Thank EricaFontes
Reviewed 14 August 2007

Superlatives escape me. These guys just do the right thing. A couple of examples... One of our tours to Rosslyn chapel (a very excellent tour via Celtic Trails [--]) was delayed. When the tour company rang up the Southside, Franco was very concerned that we got the message and that we were OK with it. Although we had booked this...

Thank slee24601
Oakland, CA
Reviewed 12 August 2007

What to say that hasn't already been said? From the gorgeous black front door, the stylish foyer, the incredibly warm welcome, the delicious breakfasts, the fantastic, intimately decorated rooms...Southside Guest House is phenomenal! I could not have picked a lovelier place to spend the last days of my trip. Even before arriving, F & L were very gracious and communicative...

Thank ShanM1971
Manchester, England
Reviewed 24 July 2007

We have just returned from a short break to The Southside Guest House in Edinburgh and can only say what a wonderful place it is. Lynne and Franco are so friendly and will give any advice you need regarding your stay from what to see in Edinburgh to where to eat. Our room was superb, plenty of space and the...

Thank CatherineC55
Reviewed 6 July 2007

From the moment you walk through the garden gate and aproach the vestibule you know that you have made the right choice for your stay in Edinburgh. Southside is a stylish and beautifully decorated late Victorian town house that oozes quality. My single room was very clean, well equipped including DVD player, and the phone use was particularly reasonable at...

1Thank EdwardBiffinStone
Reviewed 6 July 2007

I cannot say enough positive things about this place. Lynne and Franco are just two of the nicest people you can meet. You can tell they love what they do and really care about their customers. Upon arrival Lynne was very welcoming and made me feel at home right away. I drove into Edinburgh and Lynne was helpful with providing...

Thank msudukie

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southside Guest House

Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: ₹ 8,172 - ₹ 16,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“We had a room overlooking the back garden which was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles sarapL7215TP, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A first floor room is more convenient and rear rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 550stephena, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good restaurants nearby, especially the Southpour across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles warps, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front elevation may be more prone to traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles NescafeTamworth, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had very little traffic noise on the second floor but more stairs to climb.”
 of 5 bubbles MaggsK1910, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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