"Beautiful house, lovely stay"
We really enjoyed our stay at Abbotsford Guest House. The owner was away while we were there but her daughter was really great and super helpful in answering all of our questions. The house is really beautiful with very pretty flowers out front. It's just a few bus stops away from Waverley station and all the big tourist attractions, which was very […] convenient. Our room was very clean and very nicely decorated. The bathroom was incredibly small and a little frustrating but we managed. Breakfast was delicious and there were lots of options, which was great. I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"British Open at Muirfield"
I flew to Edinburgh to attend the Open at Muirfield. Because I traveled alone, I booked a single room, shared bath at Abbotsford. The room was small but adequate. The bed was comfortable and the room had a sink. The shared bath was a few feet down a hall and quite sufficient. One negative to the room to me was the angled ceiling that opened to a window. […] I am 6'2" tall and banged my head several times. More an annoyance than anything. The other negative about my stay was not really the proprietor's fault. The weather for the first several days was unseasonably hot. These places do not have air conditioning and being on the top floor, became uncomfortably warm in the afternoon. I requested a fan and finally got one after a few days. Again, I really don't blame Paola but now she should be prepared for future heat waves. The breakfasts were good but the same every day. She offered cereals, pastry, and hot Scottish breakfast or any subset. The food was uniformly good. I do wish that Paola would open the dining room to the guests during the day. If I had been able to access that space during the hotter hours, it would have made my stay much more comfortable. The location is good and convenient as Edinburgh goes. Pilrig Street is off Leith Walk on the east side of town. As such, the drive to Muirfield was easy and fast (until I reached the course location). In summary, an affordable, convenient pleasant place to stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location with a View"
Great view of the Bay. Great restaurants within walking distance. Good breakfasts. Enthusiastic hostess. You'll get your exercise after walking back uphill from the ferry terminal.Genuine Expedia guest review
I went to Edinburgh to run the marathon. This guest house is walking distance to the start and the land lady was nicely catering to the needs of runners (early breakfast on race day). For someone who wants to spend their time in the centre of town, it might be a bit far out but still walkable. Plenty of busses, too. Room was comfortable and serviced […] every day. I would recommend this place without hesitation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very neat albeit slightly small. Very lovely B&B I will surely be coming back here!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very accommodating for an (extremely) early checkin - I'd been expecting that at best I might be able to drop off my bags there but was instead offered the room right away. Had difficulties finding shampoo in the (shared) bathroom. Small room but a very comfortable mattress.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"fantastic service with a smile"
This is my second two night stay in a single room, and i am returning for another stay in a few weeks, its clean, tidy and comfortable. Paola the manager/ owner is really helpful, and the breakfast is excellent. I felt the price was excellent value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly welcome and great service"
We arrived early and were allowed access to our room where we left our bags. Our welcome was very friendly and we immediately felt at home. The breakfast next day was very good. Room and bed were small but clean and comfortable.Location is. Just about in Leith, so a bit of a walk to the city centre, but manageable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay for a weekend away"
Comfortable, quiet room; hot shower; clean bathroom; great breakfast (there didn't seem to be much choice but not complaining at full Scottish every day); friendly staff. Would certainly stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic service & Very clean"
Paola is so lovely. She was very accommodating as I had to leave my luggage earlier than check in allowed and also had to leave it again after my check out. The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable, I had the best night's sleep. I never tasted the breakfast as I was working and left early every day. Can only recommend this lovely B&B as […] it's not far from the centre and has fantastic transport links as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Only one night stayover. But on arrival made to feel very welcome.Genuine Expedia guest review
The owner was very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from home"
Central location to buses and walking distance not too far from city central. Lovely home and owners very helpful and gracious. Full cooked breakfasy was yummy. Quiet safe place to rest form families, singles or couples travelling. I would recommend this location and would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"less than average"
strange customer service: had to wait a couple of days to have my bedside light bulb replaced. Breakfast is pretty so so. The room I was in was tiny and noisy (although not much she can do about the street noise). I would say this would be a good place to stay if you're on a really tight budget and it isn't summer, this was you can close the double […] glazed windows and cut out the noise. There may also be nicer rooms than the one I stayed in. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small hotel, but perfectly fine"
The hotel was fully booked when I stayed which meant breakfast was quite slow to be served. The options available were good, however only serving between 8am and 9am was a small window of time, and too late in the morning to make the most of before having to be at a work event. The room I stayed in was a good size and the bathroom was clean and tidy. […] The hotel is further from the center than I realised, but its walking distance just. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"value for money"
loved the city and the hotel was small friendly, clean and comfortable although not central we were local to buses which ran frequently.had a lovely stay and will returnGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"comfy beds, spotlessly clean excellent breakfast"
We were two couples on our first visit to Edinburgh and would thoroughly recommend staying at The Abbotsford. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and when we asked for info about the sights and where to eat were given some good tips. Our rooms were spotless,beds very comfortable and the full Scottish breakfast was excellent.The walk into town was approx […] 15mins but buses are frequent. Well situated for Brittania moored at Leith Docks and City Centre. Good restaurants in close proximity especially La Favorita Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable b&b good location"
Comfortable, clean enough. Reasonable breakfast. Don't expect anything special but does the job for a few days. Good locationGenuine Expedia guest review
"God service og fin beliggenhet"
Et supert opphold på Abbotsford - god service, god frokost og perfekt beliggenhet i en rolig gate men likevel i gangavstand til bylivet. Sjarmerende betjening og god stemning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sehr gut zu dem Preis"
Gemütliches Haus, gutes Englisches Frühstück, freundliches Personal, saubere Duschen und Toiletten. Einziger Minuspunkt: Ein Fenster, das nicht in seinen Rahmen passte; Straßengeräusche konnte man deutlich hören. Glücklicherweise liegt das Hotel für den Stadtteil eher ruhig.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trevlig vistelse i Edinburgh"
Edinburgh är en fantastisk stad som erbjuder det mesta. Bara att besöka Edinburgh Castle på berget är en upplevelse i sig.Här uppe väntar en utsikt över hela staden. Vill varmt rekommendera om du inte har bil att boka en dagsutflykt till Highlands/Loch Ness. En otrolig upplevelse med enastående vyer. Det är lätt att ta sig runt i Edinburgh då bussnätet […] är väl utbyggt. En dagsbiljett kostar 3.50 pund och då kan du åka hur mycket du vill. Att äta ute är ungefär som i Sverige, lite beroende på av du är sugen på. Jag passade på att även åka till Glascow(1 timme) och Dundee(1,5 timme) med tåg. Då jag aldrig tidigare varit i Skottland blev det en toppen semester och kan varmt rekommendera ett besök. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Die Zimmer sind klein, aber Gemütlich eingerichtet. Der Service ist super und das Frühstück reichhaltig und lecker. Gerne WiederGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super guest house!"
We hadden met zijn tweetjes de familiekamer. Super grote kamer! Voor een familiekamer was de badkamer een beetje klein, maar voor een paar dagen was het prima.Genuine Expedia guest review
朝食のサービスや、荷物を預かってもらったり、親切にしていただき、満足のサービスが受けれました。オイルヒーターが時間によってついたりつかなかったり、寝る前は少し寒かったです。共用のトイレとバスが一つの階に一つで同じ部屋内だったので、誰かが入っている時は使えず、少し不便に感じました。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ich komme wieder!"
Das Guest House war sehr gepflegt und hübsch, was man schon vor dem Eintreten am blühenden Vorgarten sah. Das Bett war kuschelig und bequem, das englische Frühstück lecker und sättigend und die Inhaberin sehr aufmerksam.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really small room"
The room was really tiny. Smaller than you can imagin. And quite loud - I could have heard my neighbourghs and the water instalation very wellGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enkelt og hyggelig"
Typisk britisk "guest house", med sjarmerende atmosfære og hyggelig vertinne. Loftsrommet i tredje etasje var lite og enkelt, men i Edinburgh trengs ikke rommet til annet enn søvn og senga var veldig god. 15-20 minutters gange fra sentrum, i retning lei, var en grei beliggenhet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Magnifico soggiorno, magnifica vacanza !!!"
Ho soggiornato 4 notti a luglio 2013 ed ho trovato un'eccellente disponibilità ed assistenza da parte della proprietà (per indicazioni ed info), una colazione più che personalizzata ai propri desideri (tutto buonissimo) e un confort delle camere veramente magnifico (tutto molto pulito, ovattato e profumato). Consiglio questa sistemazione anche per il […] rapporto qualità/prezzo e la giusta distanza dal centro (raggiungibile in 5 min di autobus), all'insegna di un magnifico equilibrio tra la serenità dei luoghi e la facilità di movimento. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Bon début de voyage en Écosse au Abbotsford house"
Hôtesse très gentille et chaleureuse. Très bons petits déjeuners. Très beau gîte et bien entretenu. Nous avons été enchantés en tous points.Genuine Expedia guest review
Det var et rent og roligt hotel. Vi fik en venlig og uhøjtidlig betjening.Det lå godt - tæt på busser og i gåafstand til centrum. Lille men helt rent badeværelse.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hyggeligt hotel med god service"
Super hotel til prisen. Ligger ikke centralt men dog tæt på busserGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Une chambre d'hotes avec les avantages d'un hotel"
BonneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sehr gutes Guest House für Stadtreise"
Das Zimmer für eine Person war klein, aber ausreichend ausgestattet. Das Fenster war leider nicht sehr dicht und die Heizung wurde erst gegen 5 Uhr eingeschaltet, weshalb es bei kaltem Wetter auch im Zimmer etwas kühler wurde. Das gemeinsam benutzte Bad wurde jeden Vormittag sehr gründlich gereinigt. Für tägliche Dusche und Toilettengänge vollkommen […] ausreichend. Die Besitzerin des Hauses war sehr freundlich, machte das Frühstück selbst und ging dabei auf sämtliche Wünsche ein. Sowohl großes britisches Frühstück als auch Toast oder Müsli, Kaffee oder Tee waren vorhanden. Beim Frühstück hatte ich Gelegenheit mich mit der Besitzerin zu unterhalten, was zu einer angenehmen Atmosphäre beitrug. Mein verspätetes Gepäck wurde ohne Probleme angenommen und in den zweiten Stock hochgetragen. Die Innenstadt ist zu Fuß in ca. 15 Minuten zu erreichen, eine Bushaltestelle ist direkt vor der Haustür. Auch ein Supermarkt ist in unmittelbarer Nähe. Alles in allem ein angenehmer Aufenthalt und eine gute Alternative zum Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ideale base per una visita alla stupenda Edinburgo"
Nonostante non sia in centro si trova in una zone ben servita dai mezzi pubblici e gradevolmente tranquilla.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great budget place to stay"
Cosy room (single with shared bathroom). Very clean, pretty. Beautiful breakfast room, good breakfast. Good location on bus route or 15 min walk to Royal Mile. Modern shower facility. Will definitely stay there again.
Just returned from a girls weekend in Edinburgh and stayed 2 nights at The Abbotsford - everything was excellent xxx Room - beautiful and clean Breakfast - excellent and very tasty Owner - lovely lady who works very hard to accommodate guests Thank you Sarah Sue and Kerri from Manchester
"Friends birthday break."
05/14/14 mojomamma yorkshire
Just come back from Edinburgh and had a lovely stay at the Abbotsford,us ladies of a certain age was celebrating a big birthday.The host was lovely very friendly and helpful and cooked you an awesome breakfast,rooms very clean with plenty of tea and coffee in your room.Lovely stay and would certainly stay there again.(Very good bus service near by as well).
"A lovely B&B"
03/25/14 stevenbembridge London
We stayed here for four nights. The hotel is really well-located for the centre of town (walking distance about 15mins, but there are a number of direct buses). Our host was very welcoming, and the hotel had the right balance of being personal, but not so much that you feel like you're staying in someone else's home. The rooms and bathroom were very clean and the breakfast was good, hot and tasty. All in all, we would definitely stay here again when next up in Edinburgh. An excellent choice for a good value and convenient stay.
"Well worth the wait."
03/10/14 bevandfras Keighley, United Kingdom
I'm a frequent visitor to my home town of Edinburgh, but usually in company with Bev, but as this was a 'Rugby weekend', I went with my friend Andy. We booked about five months ago, as I know that on special weekends in Edinburgh, B and B and Hotel prices tend to rise. We were not disappointed. A lovely welcome from the Owner. The building lovely and warm, and a cosy twin bed room, on the second floor. Clean and tidy. The double glazing had no problem with any traffic noise and the new flat screen tv kept us entertained when we returned from the Rugby. A lovely cooked breakfast, along with plenty of cereal choices, all served up by the lovely daughter of the Owners. Good breakfast conversations with other Guests, (French), then back to the room to make use of the lovely shower. Plenty of clean towels had been laid out on the beds at the time of our arrival, and most importantly those beds were super comfortable. All in all we both thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay, and so we are sure to return. (Fraser and Andy).
02/17/14 GlawsFan Walsall
I stayed here with my sister for four nights, and we booked a double room (since we didn't mind sharing). We were up in Edinburgh to watch the rugby, go to a gig, sightsee, shop and more. We packed a lot into the time we had so it was great to come back to this cosy comfortable B&B after the long days and nights to relax. The room (we had room 1) was lovely, the most comfortable bed and bedding ever, and my sister who normally has trouble sleeping said it was some of the best nights sleep she'd had. The brilliant breakfast more than set us up for the day ahead. Paola was really wonderful and made us feel at home - gave us plenty of local travel tips (even convinced my bus-phobic sister to get on one) and really looked after us whilst we were there. It was a nice stretch of the legs walking into the city - about ten minutes - or a short hop on the bus so nicely located, and we found parking right outside no problem when we arrived. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to family and friends, and I'd certainly return myself. We really loved it!! Thumbs up to Paola (and ps our tatts are looking good!!!)
"Very comfortable, convenient location"
01/31/14 murphpop Hampshire
We were making a surprise visit to our daughter and family and chose the Abbotsford because it was very close to where she lived. Although there was just the two of us, we were given a huge family room with a really comfortable bed. The room was on the front of the house so there was some noise from the road which can be busy fairly early on weekdays. It wasn't a problem for us but Paola said we could move to a room at the back if we wished. Everything was really clean and the quality of the bedding and furnishings was excellent. Breakfast was very good and cooked individually. The wifi was better than I have ever experienced in a hotel before. We would normally stay with our daughter when in Edinburgh but if we ever need to stay elsewhere we would always choose the Abbotsford. It is just about a 15 minute walk from Waverley station and Princess Street alternatively buses run frequently along Leith Walk to either the town centre or the Shore where there are several restaurants. A taxi from the station to Abbotsford costs about £6 and takes around 8 minutes depending on the traffic
"Edinburgh break for two and Glasgow for Stereophonics"
11/17/13 tomthegrey Norwich, United Kingdom
Comfortable room that was clean and tidy... Breakfast good and Paola and staff very freindly.... Area very good for touring City as we found most highlights could be walked within about twenty to thirty minutes including main city high streets, Holyrood Palace,Botanical gardens where we then walked the Leith river walk to Castle,comfortable walk. Although in summer I'm sure we could easily have spent more time at the gardens. The glasshouses well worth a visit. Buses if used pay the £3.50 for all day ticket as you can hop on and off throughout the day but makesure you have the right money as no change given. Day return tickets to Glasgow can be got for £12.50 each and the new Transport Museum down by the new Hydro Centre is worth a visit. As are the Museums in Edinburgh, The Musuem of Scotland on Chambers street excellent for children and all free! take advantage of them.... Lots of things there for the kids to do! We had excellent meals wherever we went and nowhere to far from the guest house....so we definitely had a great five day visit and will do it again sometime. Royal Yacht Britannia also worth a visit straight down to Leith either by foot or bus via Leith Walk....
"2 night stay"
11/03/13 Galair Derby, United Kingdom
We stayed here in room 3 on our way home from Harris for two nights, the room was excellent, clean, spacious, warm for all four of us, breakfast was good as well and set us up for the day, staff where very helpful with booking taxis and advice on where to eat and bus routes, la favourita is a 2 minute walk away and is highly recommended. Will definitely be back! Thanks
"Comfortable and clean"
We stayed here for 2 nights in October 2013. We had a first floor room at the back which was nicely presented and quiet. The shower room was small and perhaps could do with updating to match the rest of the room, but it was sufficient. Breakfast was nice, with a good choice, and the host was friendly. Location ok, parking on the road out the front. Nice Italian restaurant over on Leith Walk - la favorita.
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