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Cheshire
Reviewed 26 March 2009

Nicely decorated clean rooms with friendly staff situated a 20 minute walk from the city centre. However, the well advertised 'chef' cooked breakfast was a big disappointment... edible but that was about it! Good for a short stay but would recommend trying a local cafe for breakfast.

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Alingsas, Sweden
Reviewed 27 August 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Ayden Guest House, room #1, for four nights in August, 2008. Already when booking we felt treated with consideration and helpfulness by Deborah. This continued when we had questions as regards travel from Prestwick Airport and other matters. Our room faced the back yard and was very quiet. It was rather small, but...

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sheffield
Reviewed 16 August 2008

A great property, and well run business. Comfortable, simple room with good breakfast served in a one hour timeslot. A fair walk into the city centre, along road works in preparation for Edinburgh's tram system, but the property is on a quieter side street. Gay and straight friendly. I'd stay again.

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Northampton, U.K
Reviewed 19 July 2008

I found the Ayden Guest House In DIVA magazine, when searching for some affordable accomodation in Edinburgh. The reason for our trip was to celebrate my partner's birthday, so whilst I wanted affordable I also wanted 'special', (& gay friendly) The Ayden ticked all boxes! Firstly the e-mail correspondence prior to our trip was warm and informal, and very obliging....

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Cork
Reviewed 19 November 2007

Just returned from a long weekend in The Ayden. Deborah was a great host and was more than helpful even before our arrival with email help for booking restaurants and transportation from the airport. Her accomodation is modern and clean with no garish colours, simple and sophisticated. I found the beds fine and the rooms warm. The breakfast was outstanding...

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Whidbey Island, Washington
Reviewed 28 October 2007

We recently stayed at the Ayden Guest House after reading the glowing reviews on TA. It did not disappoint. From the prompt and professional handling of our email booking, to the wonderful accomodation and outstanding breakfast, this was simply a delightful place to stay in Edinburgh. Debbie and Ines have crafted a beautiful home for their guests. We stayed in...

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 22 October 2007

It's warm, comfortable and clean. It looks lovely, the owners are friendly and it's well located. It's the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh.

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 11 August 2007

Overall, this was a reasonably pleasant stay. While I've been to Edinburgh several times, this was the first time I stayed overnight, so I cannot compare the Ayden to other local B&Bs. That said, compared with other B&B experiences: I LIKED: The wonderful breakfast - truly top-notch The relatively convenient overall location (near shops) The fifteen-minute walk into town The...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2007

The Ayden is a great B&B in an ideal location in Edinburgh. We stayed there for three nights last month and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house is beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated. Breakfasts are delicious and plentiful. And Debbie and Innes are perfect hosts, with great recommendations for making the most of a visit to Edinburgh....

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2007

we booked this bed and breakfast following past reviews. we were not disapointed. from arrival Debbie was very accomodating. we had the room on the first floor which has 3 single beds and one double bed. ensuite facilities included a large shower, no bath. the house has been well designed and thoughout. the decor is minimalistic and clean. breakfast was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Ayden Guest House

Address: 70 Pilrig Street | EH6 5AS, Edinburgh EH6 5AS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Ayden Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Rooms on the 1st floor are a little smaller, but quieter; the attic rooms are bigger and double aspected.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidT378, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
“One of the rooms doesn't have an en suite (you have to cross the corridor for shower/toilet)- if going during a big event (book festival, tattoo, fringe) and this is a deal breaker, best check in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles 166peterh, 28 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you need two rooms I would choose the top floor as you will have a feeling of complete privacy from other guests. Will need to be able to climb some relatively narrow stairs though.”
 of 5 bubbles P2742EQcarolm, 23 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All rooms look of an equally high standard. My only tip is that, unlike many of the B&Bs on Pilrig Street, Ayden doesn't have a board in the front garden. So, after turning off Leith Walk, if you go past the first bus stop on the left, you've missed it!”
 of 5 bubbles golfdriver, 13 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the house have less traffic noise ... you can't avoid the seagulls, though!”
 of 5 bubbles genista082, 15 Aug 2012 | Read review
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