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Elder York Guest House

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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...

Thank sbr_goa
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...

Thank Curlymango
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Elder York is really a classic B&B. Furnishings we very nice and comfortable. Dining room was outstanding as was the breakfast. Only drawback was the 3 floors of stairs to get to the guest house area. This is what you deal with all over old town Edinburgh - stairs - stairs and more stairs. Staff was very willing to help...

Thank Mike J
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I picked Elder York because of its location and was not disappointed. It was within walking distance of both train and bus stations and the Royal Mile. My room was huge although not en suite. But that wasn't a big deal since the bathroom was right outside my room and I was given a key to it. The breakfast was...

Thank CarpeDiem5D
Ankeny, Iowa
Reviewed 9 May 2015

My son and I stayed here 2 nights in April. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room needed a little updating, but I saw they were working in other areas of the hotel. I would stay here again

Thank rdunek99
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The guest house is ideally situated so close to centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance of most of attractions. Great family who run it and extremely helpful in advising the best way to get the most out of your visit. We were in room 15 which was nice and quiet due to secondary glazing. The breakfast was very good...

1Thank Judy770
Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Once you get up the stairs you arrive at a very nice friendly guest house. You get a warm welcome. The rooms are spa pious and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent ant Elder York is perfectly situated for all amenities. I would recommend it to folk.

Thank Alison F
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Just around the corner from the bus station and a few minutes from the tram for the airport. As many others say, this place is absolutly nothing for people who have problems with stairs or have heavy luggage - be prepared to walk some 4 steep stairs before reaching the "reception" and even another two stairs if you get rooms...

1Thank gelkr
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Thank you Harry for a wonderful stay at Elder York Guest House. Our room (2) was really comfortable and clean. Breakfast was plentiful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Guest house has a great location in the city centre, great access to the tram from the airport and it was an excellent base to explore the city attractions.

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Reasonable position to princess Street and friendly. Stayed here for 2 nights. The room no. 5 was very basic and the bed quite hard. Forget about sleeping, the street noise was very loud and went on all night..... single glazing doesn't help! Breakfast was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Getting to reception you have to go up...

Thank irishabroadUk

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: ₹ 5,694 - ₹ 13,039 (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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“Bring earplugs and ventolin!”
C3136MSchrish, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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