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21 Upper Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9NL, United Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 45 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.4
  • Comfort
    3.8
  • Condition
    3.9
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great B&B"
This was a great B & B and location. Our room was very large and comfortable. Our hostess went above and beyond. We were not able to make it to breakfast as we were leaving early to go to the British Open. She offered to leave a lunch when we left very early. She supplied us with sandwiches, chips, apples and cookie. This pretty much saved us as to the length of time it took by train. We were starving and this filled us till way into the day when we got our favorite Fish and Chips at the Open. I would recommend this place 100%. Our second morning we chose from 6 different breakfast cooked to order. This is a gem of a place. Just a note, bring your own shampoo.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 16, 2015
Alan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Plesent place to stay."
It was a great stay at nice B&B. A wonderful lady took care of us and watched out for us like we were her extended family. The only issue with the room was the shower didn't have very good pressure. Otherwise it was a great stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Jun 22, 2015
Karla
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Would stay again"
Lovely staff, very willing to help. Decent breakfast; not a huge amount of food, but enough. Kind of an early checkout time - 10 am. Nice location, not to far from the old town and tourist sites. 15 to 20 minute walk. Room was fine; nothing fancy, but comfortable and clean. Would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 31, 2014
Michael
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"lots of conveniences and good location,"
Extremely helpful staff. Highly recommend.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night romance trip May 2, 2014
h l and ml
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good service"
This guest house was a bit difficult to find, but once you get used to the direction, it's okay to commute on foot. The host was very kind, and she tried to help as much as she could. The breakfast was very good and room was clean. It was a bit cold during the nights, and the water pressure of a toilet was too weak. The in-suit bathroom was unsatisfactory in general. But great service and hearty breakfast cover them perfectly, so I would rate up to 4 or 4.5
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location, great breakfast"
I recommend this bed and breakfast. The rooms are nice, with big windows. It's a 10 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle and many central destinations. It's very easy to get to from the airport -- just take the 35 bus. The breakfasts are tasty, and you can choose from a small menu the day before. The owners are friendly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip Jun 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great value and comfy bed"
My husband and I stayed here for two nights while on vacation. The house is a charming old little B&B walking distance to most of Edinburghs top attractions. We stayed in room 4 which had a double bed and a twin. It was roomy enough and had a nice view. The bed was very comfortable and the room was an ideal temperature for us. We didnt meed to turn the furnace on at all. The breakfast served each day was good. You had a choice between about 5 different things which was nice. Cathy, the owner, is very nice and gave us a great great recommendation for a wonderful nearby pub to eat at. The only negative part for me was that you could smell smoke when u came and went from the front lobby entrance.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jun 13, 2013
Nicole
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

2.0 / 5Fair
The picture of the Hotel encouraged us to choose it but when we arrived the overpowering smell of cigarette smoke was not nice! This was in our room too.As non smokers it was not appreciated.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 10, 2015
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Not worth the money!"
A rather shabby B&B with a minute bathroom, no water pressure in the shower. A very small PC monitor is used as the TV. Stuck in a loft room felt claustrophobic, I would check to see if this room was being allocated to you before confirming booking as it certainly isn't value for money. Breakfast was fine although crammed tables in a small space made it uncomfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 22, 2015
Allen
ZA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely guest house in a quiet location"
Lovely welcoming owners who made a superb breakfast to order every morning and even found me an extra pillow!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 25, 2015
Dan
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly useful good value b&b"
We were looking for somewhere affordable nearish the University and town, this was very suitable and one of the nicer b&b rooms I have stayed in (we had the double with ensuite shower). Welcoming hosts and good breakfasts.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 12, 2014
Alison
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Average hotel"
Bit shabby but fair enough for the price. Quite close to city centre.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 13, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Friendly & welcoming hosts."
Friendly & welcoming hosts, very helpful in many ways. Room is cosy & basic which is all we needed. About 15 min walk to town, 2 min walk to a great little pub.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 31, 2014
Gay & David
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely little place"
The guest house is a real gem. It's located in a quiet suburb approx 15 mins walk from Princes Street. I was staying in Edinburgh for the marathon but I'll bring the family next time. The landlady was polite, friendly and efficient. Breakfast was 10/10. Thank you.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 26, 2014
David
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location!"
We stayed here as we were attending Hogmanay and also we wanted to see Edinburgh. This is a great please to see Edinburgh - we walked in every day - sometimes twice a day - in winter and we loved it. The hosts were friendly and helpful and the room clean and warm.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Dec 28, 2013
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Stunning, affordable and amazing facilities"
For a short stay and with so much to do around Edinburgh, there could not be a better place for the price I paid. It is in a very quiet neighbourhood, within walking distance from the city centre, old town and all the main attractions.The room was really clean and comfortable with more room than I needed. I was expecting a single tiny bed but had a massive one. The bathroom was really clean. Staff were really friendly and attentive. The lady who cooked my breakfast both days was really friendly and hospitable. If I have to go up there for a short or long stay, I will look out for this same guest house again. It was just great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 13, 2013
Ron
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Comfortable, but no frills"
Contrary to the reviews I read earlier about this place, I was not that impressed. The room was cold, the shower had little pressure and the toilet was difficult to flush. Breakfast was good, and it's not too far from the old town and Edinburgh castle (although it was definitely farther than I thought it would be). I was expecting a bit more home-like feeling from this place, but it was no different than a hotel with conditions not being that great. Won't stay here again next time I am in Edinburgh.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Nov 22, 2013
Amanda
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect Service, Perfect location"
A nice B&B in the centre of Edinburgh, everything within walking distance and perfect service!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
9 night business trip Oct 18, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"fantastic service"
such a warm friendly welcome. after a long day touring it was so nice to come home to a spotlessly clean room.you made our stay lovely thank you both
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Sep 29, 2013
chris & peter
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely b&b"
A lovely b&b - everything was great! Lovely breakfast, comfortable room, welcoming and helpful staff (thanks Cathy for all your help), and perfect for fringe visitors. Thank you for looking after me !
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 13, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The Amaryllis House was a great place to stay. A short walk to High Street/Royal Mile. Quiet neighborhood for rest. The service was wonderful. Clean room everyday, wonderful breakfast, and very accommodating for sight seeing suggestions and assistance with planning outings. We would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Jun 29, 2013
A Traveler
IE

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Guest house correct pour une grande ville"
Dans tous les domaines, l'ensemble est correct, sans plus ni moins.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 17, 2015
Jean François
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Sehr schönes Gästehaus"
Der Empfang war herzlich, das Gästehaus war klein und fein. Von dort aus konnte man zu Fuß sehr gut in die Innenstadt kommen. Mir hat es insgesamt sehr gut gefallen. Und ich würde es wieder buchen.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip May 24, 2015
Sigrid
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice friendly place"
A nice little place - not fancy, but friendly atmosphere, very nice breakfast included, and conveniently placed, only a short walk to west end or grassmarket and easy bus access. Would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip May 1, 2015
Liv
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Kleines aber feines Guest House"
Wir waren vom 24.05.2015 bis zum 26.05.2015 in dem Guesthaus sehr gut untergebracht. Die Austattung unseres Zuimmers bestand aus einem Kleiderschrank, einem Doppelbett, einem einzelnen Bett und je Bett aus einem Nachttischschrank. Das Bad war recht klein, enthielt ein Waschbecken, eine Dusche und eine Toilette. Zum Frühstück konnten wir aus 5 Gerichten auswählen, die wir am Vorabend dem Hauspersonal mitteilen mussten.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2015
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bonne adresse malgré quelques défauts"
La guest house est assez bien située, à environ 15min de marche de Grassmarket. Depuis l'arrêt de bus X100 qui vient de l'aéroport, nous avons choisi de marcher et nous avons mis 20min quand même. Très bon accueil, la chambre est agréable et spacieuse (chambre 2). Le petit déjeuner était très bon également et la cuisinière très gentille. J'ai 2 reproches à faire: - l'isolation sonore de la chambre laisse à désirer, on a vraiment l'impression que les gens sont dans la chambre quand il passent dans le couloir. - le matelas n'était pas confortable, assez dur et surtout pas plat. Il penche sur le bord et donc on a l'impression que l'on va tomber du lit à moins de se mettre au milieu. Le lit n'est pas large, on est habitués à des standards plus grands chez soi maintenant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 8, 2015
Francois
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Warm people"
"The guest house" ligger 10, 15 min. gång avstånd från "the city", så det är perfekt om man gillar att gå. Man når det mesta liksom Edinburghs Castle och "The royal mile", på kort tid. Mycket trevlig resa, och mycket trevlig folk både på hotellet liksom ute på stan, värt att åka till Edinburgh "no doubt".
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Apr 16, 2015
Nestor
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Zentral gelegenes Guest House"
Wir haben einen tollen Aufenthalt in diesem Guest House verbracht. Zur Princess Street sind es mit dem Bus nur zehn Minuten, die Haltestelle ist zu Fuß innerhalb weniger Minuten zu erreichen. Für einen Städtetrip erwies sich dieses Guest House als optimal.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
Zeynep
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Alles hervorragend"
Es war alles super. Klasse gelegen und trotzdem ruhig.Klare Empfehlung.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 3, 2014
A Traveler
DE
3.0 / 5Good
"Landestypisch und akzeptabel"
Zeit Juni 2014 - Altersgruppe ca 60 Jahre. Für unsere geplanten 3 Tage Edinburgh eine akzeptable Lösung mit relativ zentrumsnaher und sehr ruhiger Lage in einem Guest House mit lokalem Charakter. Das Zimmer mit Dusche und WC war hübsch und geschmackvoll im Landhausstil eingerichtet und sehr sauber. Das Frühstück war OK und wurde je nach Laune der Gastgeberinnen mehr oder weniger freundlich und engagiert zubereitet. Unsere Kritikpunkte sind die Sanitäreinrichtungen (landestypisch nachgerüstete Warmwasserboiler) und der Rauchgeruch im Flur, der auch in das Zimmer kam. Sehr hilfreich die guten Tipps für Sightseeing und Transfer.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jun 11, 2014
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Parfait pour un WE"
Trés bon rapport qualité prix Super pour un court séjour à Edimbourg (tournoi des 6 nations) A 15 minutes à pied du centre ville Chambre faites tous les jours et propres Bonne litterie Super full english breackfast Les deux dames qui tiennent la guesthouse sont agréables et disponibles
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 17, 2014
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"guest house basique"
maison britannique classique, assez bruyante, petit déjeuner assez contraignant (de 8h30 à 9h15), chambre correcte, salle de douche et wc minuscule, séparés de la chambre mais individuels attention c'est assez loin du centre
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 16, 2014
sipi
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideale Lage"
Das Guest House ist kuschelig und zum Wohlfühlen absolut geeignet. Die Lage ist ideal, da man alles zu Fuß erreichen kann. Edinburgh ist eine faszinierende Stadt! Die beiden Damen, die das guest house betreiben sind sehr hilfsbereit. Alles in allem ein richtig toller Aufenthalt.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 27, 2013
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Bra läge."
Helt ok. Sängarna var kanske inte de bästa men för det pengarna så var det ok.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends Jul 31, 2013
A Traveler
SE
3.0 / 5Good
"lits inconfortables"
Acceuil agreable . La maison est jolie mais dans un quartier eloigné du centre (30min a pied) et peu agreable . Surtout les lits sont mauvais .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 4, 2013
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"supermysigt"
Vi hade en underbar påsk på Amaryllis guest house, bra service och supermysigt rum, rent och fint. Bra frukost och jätte trevlig värdinna.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 29, 2013
A Traveler
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Location"
The location is great! Almost everything is in walking distance, e.g the city centre, but also the Meadows. Nevertheless it is absolutely quiet. At night you hear just nothing (except wind and rain). The staff are very friendly and helpful. My rating for the room is for the only single room they have. The other rooms are much more comfortable (and I knew what I would get).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 7, 2012
Stephan
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 1, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 17, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Dec 30, 2012
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 11, 2015
A Traveler
DK
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 29, 2015
A Traveler
SE
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 24, 2014
Anders
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Oct 15, 2013
A Traveler
AT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Sep 8, 2013
A Traveler
FR

TripAdvisor reviews for Amaryllis Guest House

Overall rating:Based on 40 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Limited choice for breakfast - limited times to eat it"
08/15/15 Lydie143 Liskeard, United Kingdom
The guest house was clean and the house is pretty. The breakfast was only available between 8.30 and 9.15. Also you have to choose the night before what you want and you only have one of five options. So if you would like to start with some fruit and then have an egg, that's not an option. The entrance hall smelled of cigarette smoke.
Overall Rating
"Lovely stay in Edinburgh"
07/17/15 1919Bal Leicestershire, United Kingdom
This Guest House was a lovely, superb place to stay. We had the family room and the place was lovely and Clean. The service was good and polite. Location not too far from Edinburgh centre - you can walk (20 minutes). You order breakfast the night before and it was served in the morning. We stopped 2 nights and I would recommend to anyone.
Overall Rating
"We stayed there for the 3rd time"
10/14/14 Heinrich A
This time we stayed three nights at the Amaryllis in October. We had the family-room for the four of us. The beds were great and the room was big. The only downside were the really small washbasin and the small space for the toilet. The Landlady was extremely friendly and made a superb scottish breakfast. So it was definitely worth the money and i think we'll stay there the next time as well.
Overall Rating
"Happy to stay"
08/19/14 Elizabeth S
We had five nights at Amaryllis. Appreciated Stella's help in organising Grey Line tours for us. The room was quite adequate, although the en suite was tiny. Breakfasts tasty, Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Edinburgh, and part of this satisfaction was due to Stella's friendliness as much as the attractive location and the scenic spots.
Overall Rating
"A great little guest house"
05/27/14 Forapairofbrowneyes Newcastle Upon Tyne
I stayed at the Amaryllis prior to running the Edinburgh marathon. I'm happy to say that the guest house is a real delight. Clean, warm and welcoming. The landlady was very helpful and provided an early breakfast for those taking part in the marathon. My room was well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The guest house is in a quiet area, approximately 15 mins walk from Princes Street or even less to the castle. Next time, I'll bring my family to join me. Thoroughly recommended.
Overall Rating
"A Great Stay"
10/22/13 NekoCalgary Calgary
I spent 5 nights at this guest house in October/ 13. The room was a quit large and very well appointed. The only down side was that my washroom was down the hall, however I did not have to share which was nice. The rooms are in an older townhouse about 20 minutes walk from Edinburgh castle, numerous buses are available right outside the property and you can access all the major areas using public transportation. The ladies who ran the guest house were very thoughtful and helpful and went above and beyond to be helpful. If you do not want to be in the centre of the tourist scene and would enjoy a fresh home cooked breakfast each morning this is the place for you.
Overall Rating
"Great value, hospitable staff and comfy beds"
06/20/13 Nicole W San Jose, California
My husband and I stayed here for three nights while on vacation. Overall The Amaryllis House is a good value. Cathy is a great host who is informative but doesn't get in your way, which is what we prefer. We stayed in room 4 on the third floor. It has a double bed and a twin. We slept on the double together and it was comfy. We didn't need to use the heater at all as the room was warm enough at night. The breakfast in the morning was very good. You choose from a few options the night before and then when u come down to eat your food is prepared for you. Reasonable breakfast time of 8:30-9:15. The location is good. Far enough from the city centre so it is quiet at night but also only a short walk. The only negative for me was the stale smell of cigarette smoke when you first enter the lobby. The rooms don't smell at all though. I belied the owner smokes in her office.
Overall Rating
"Great place to stay in Edinburgh"
02/02/13 DBerm Belfast, Northern Ireland
We stayed here in October 2012 for 2 nights. This guest house is in a lovely old-fashioned building. I see previous reviews were critical of the front garden but we did not see any fault with it. It looked tidy and well maintained. We had a nice sized room with one double and one single bed. Bathroom bit small but adequate. Generally cleanliness good. Choice of cooked breakfast, you choose night before and leave a note in reception. Nice quality of breakfast and enough to set you up for a day of sight-seeing. The owner welcomed us on arrival and also served the breakfast however you did not see any staff about as you were coming in or out as there was no formal reception. This suited us as we liked our privacy. The owner was not too chatty but friendly enough. This place was excellent value and great location. we walked in and out of town centre (or you can get the bus) at all times of day and night and felt safe doing so. Lots of nice local bars nearby to get away from the tourist routes in the evening. We look forward to a return visit.
Overall Rating
"A Sad Disappointment"
11/04/12 brittravEastMidlands East Midlands
For the price we were charged for this room, one would have expected a reasonable standard of fixtures and general appointment but it was a sad disappointment! Had it not been for the unlikelyhood of being able to find alternative accommodation of a better standard nearby at that hour of the evening, we would have checked straight out again! In addition, it had been booked through Last Minute.com and I have found , on a previous occasion, getting back one’s money when it is a third party booking problematical, so we were stuck with it! I’m not one to carp most of the time but this place had me getting out my notebook to jot down things almost as soon as we arrived! The ‘complimentary’ tea & coffee making facilities had a bowl full of teabags, sugar sachets etc but the teabags were damp and stuck together, obviously not fresh! Yuck! It was particularly cold when we arrived and the radiators were off. I managed by some judicious fiddling to get one of them (it was a big room) working half heartedly but the second one refused to heat up (although, on our second night there, I did manage with a little fiddling with the valves, to get it slightly warm). The heater in the ensuite appeared to be a fan heater screwed to the roof – probably only just acceptable for bathroom safety standards! The only way to turn this on was a short pull cord but this pull cord would not have been accessible by anyone who could not reach higher that 2.0 metres! The vanity mirror light over the washbasin in the actual bedroom was not working (and there was no mirror or light near the ensuite basin). I do not use an electric shaver so I was unable to establish if the shaver point on this worked. As it was, I could never get the hot water warm enough to have a decent wet shave, even though I left the tap running for several minutes. The use of the ensuite in this place needed one to almost be a limbo dancer! One of my pet hates is toilet seats that won’t stand up when raised for a man to use a toilet. In this place, not only did the seat not stand up but it would be almost impossible for anyone of a larger build (or perhaps very pregnant) to actually access the toilet! Situated in a cramped corner between the shower and the window, the gap between the shower cabinet and the washbasin (the only access to the toilet) was less than width of my hips - and I am a person of slim to average build! – necessitating a “sideways” shuffle to approach it! Even when actually at the toilet, the washbasin was so close that it made manoeuvring for any purpose – either by a male or a female – difficult! The ensuite shower did work reasonably well but the only form of washing material was an almost empty bottle of the very cheapest shower gel (it had the price on it!). This ran out before our last night but, so poor was the servicing of the room that I had to go and find someone to request a fresh bottle. The whole room gave one the impression of not being properly cleaned. We checked the beds (it was described as a ‘family’ room with a double, two singles and a couple of bunk beds) and rejected the double bed because the pillows and bedding did not seem very fresh. All the beds were very basic with mattresses that would have been only just acceptable in a youth hostel, let alone a room with the tariff this one had! There was a cheap paper globe on the central light and one could see the piles of dead flies and dust retained within it. The top rail of the bunk beds had a very visible layer of dust and had obviously not been wiped for a long time. All in all, the place was probably just about acceptable as a cheap boarding house but for the price we paid it was a rip off! It clouded our visit to the fair city of Edinburgh and has put me off booking rooms in advance without actually being able to see the room. Now I know why their page on the Last Minute.com site did not show any pictures of the rooms!!
Overall Rating
"beautiful place to stay"
11/04/12 james t Wakefield, United Kingdom
had a two night stay, cathy and the staff were very friendly,rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfy,couldnt fault the breakfast very very good i had the full english but plenty off choice on offer, location was ideal only 15-20min walk to princess street and other attractions. would i stay here again yes and would recommened the amaryllis with out hesitation
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