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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

if you are elderly of ill health beware there are 5 and a half flights of stairs to reception, with a possibility of further flights depending where you are accommodated you will get a good Scottish welcome--and a decent breakfast

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Just stayed at the Elder York Guest House. Right in the Heart of Edinburgh. As anyone who knows Edinburgh most of the Accommodation is converted Town houses with numerous storeys and no lifts. If you have difficulty walking up stairs this is not for you. However if you can climb stairs this is a perfect location and for the girls...

2Thank JAWS2
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This hotel is very well situated for the bus station and railway station. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Great choice for breakfast, full Scottish breakfast will set you up for the day, the scrambled eggs and salmon is delicious. Rooms very comfortable with plenty of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and hot chocolate. Lovely toiletries in the bathroom. Already...

1Thank Libbysmum70
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Guest house is in perfect position to walk all around Edinburgh. Breakfast was terrific, full Scottish breakfast with bacon, eggs, black pudding, hash browns, tomato, cereals, fruit, yogurt etc. Harry was wonderful, lits of advice on what to do. We had 3 flights to carry luggage up but Harry assisted us and you are forewarned so can't complain about that....

1Thank zillabong
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Unfortunately this place was reserved through Booking.com. Reviews looked great but were disappointed when we arrived. They claimed that it was two floors of stairs to your rental. True.. Each floor consisted of eleven stairs per landing times two per floor. This was only to check in. Then another floor to our room. Fifty pounds of luggage per person with...

1Thank uneedalife8 .
Calangute, India
Reviewed 19 July 2015

we had booked 02 rooms for 02 nights, one room was a family room and the other room for a studio apartment . we found the rooms a bit to small and cramped for our liking , with tiny bathrooms. no elevators , so we had to climb flights to stairs with our luggage, this makes it a bit difficult...

Thank onasis76
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Elder York is convenient to the centre of Edinburgh although this does pose some problems if you happen to be arriving by car. There is only a loading zone to stop in while you unload your bags although the very friendly owner helped get the bags upstairs. You will then need to park your car in an adjacent high-rise...

1Thank Barrymore23
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience at the Elder York. My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. I've seen a lot of reviews complaining about the stairs but honestly I welcome stairs when on vacation...we need to work off all of the delicious food we eat! We are also only in our late 20's though which makes the stairs...

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The b&b was in a lovely location, in the centre of Edinburgh, walking distance from all the main sites and right opposite a shopping mall. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room (family one - number 14) was very big and spacious with a double and 2 single beds. The ensuite bathroom was clean but a little small...

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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We stayed here for a weekend, the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. the food was great and the room was lovely. It had every thing you needed. It was quite, just tucked out the way enough. The only down side was the stairs to get to it. But you can forgo those due to the overall experience of...

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No smoking, homely guest house on 3rd and 4th floor of a grade A listed building, very central location, clean and comfortable with a highly recommended breakfast to suite all appetites. Small pets welcome on agreement, very helpful staff. We aim to please. ... more   less 

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Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: ₹ 5,803 - ₹ 13,097 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a quiet room with private bathroom.”
_s_mills04, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great hotel if your young and fit”
Hecfranfmac, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has a lot of stairs to reception and some of the rooms”
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