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Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House
Thornfield Guest House

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6.6

Good

37 reviews

37 reviews

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7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 1.41 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Arthur's Seat 1.4 km
National Museum of Scotland 1.8 km
Edinburgh Old Town 2.0 km
The Real Mary King's Close 2.1 km
Palace of Holyroodhouse 2.1 km
Royal Mile Street 2.1 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 2.2 km
Calton Hill 2.3 km
Edinburgh Castle 2.3 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 5.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Waverly Park 220 m
Edinburgh Dental 240 m
Cosmetic Dentures 260 m
Barbour Dental Practice 260 m
Hua Xing Fruit and Veg Supermarket 270 m
Duncan Street Dental Centre 280 m
Ventnor Park 320 m
Dalkeith Road Medical Practice 400 m
Kittle Yards 410 m
Ahisma Yoga Edinburgh 420 m

Thornfield Guest House

7 Mayfield Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Newington part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Blackout curtains

Garden

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Room service

Concierge

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.4
Distance to city center2 Miles
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport11.8 km

Rooms available at Thornfield Guest House

Double Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Twin Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room 5 people
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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Quad En-Suite Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double Room Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Private External Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Family Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Quadruple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Thornfield Guest House?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Thornfield Guest House?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Thornfield Guest House has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Thornfield Guest House?

Thornfield Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Thornfield Guest House?

Restaurants including Salisbury Arms, The Old Bell and Kalpna are popular in Thornfield Guest House’s neighborhood which is known as Newington.

What popular shopping places are close to Thornfield Guest House?

Located in the Newington area, Thornfield Guest House is close to great shopping choices like WoodWinters Wines and Whiskies Ltd, The Queen's Hall and Eddie's Seafood Market.

What are popular attractions near Thornfield Guest House?

Guests at Thornfield Guest House can easily visit Waverly Park, Ventnor Park and Waverley Sports Club located in the Newington area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Thornfield Guest House?

Thornfield Guest House is located in the Newington area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Innocent Railway Tunnel and Al-Dawayima memorial tree.

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What people love about Thornfield Guest House

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Spacious family rooms - adequately supplied."

    Sabrina

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    February 24, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,489 Edinburgh properties
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Room size
27 sqm.
Cleanliness score
6.6/10
Value for money score
6.4/10
Location score
7/10
Bigger than
93
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
90
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of Edinburgh properties
Better than
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of Edinburgh properties
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Overall rating:

6.6

Good
37 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
5.9
Location
7.0
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More about Thornfield Guest House

More about Thornfield Guest House

Thornfield Guest House

Thornfield Guest House is a distinct addition to Edinburgh and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Edinburgh with a stay at Thornfield Guest House, located merely 2.3 km from Edinburgh Castle.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Thornfield Guest House. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Thornfield Guest House is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and blackout curtains for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Around the property

Thornfield Guest House is the perfect spot to explore Edinburgh's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Royal Yacht Britannia located 5.4 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. The most popular local attraction is probably Arthur's Seat only 1.3 km away.


Around the property

Thornfield Guest House is the perfect spot to explore Edinburgh's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Royal Yacht Britannia located 5.4 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. The most popular local attraction is probably Arthur's Seat only 1.3 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Edinburgh.

Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.9

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Romanian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Blackout curtains
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
7 Mayfield Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX
Very good
Location

7

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    11.8 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    57.2 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    2.3 km
  • Haymarket Train Station
    3.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Edinburgh Dental
    240 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    5.3 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    480 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    550 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Arthur's Seat
    1.4 km
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.8 km
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    2.0 km
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    2.1 km
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    2.1 km
  • Royal Mile Street
    2.1 km
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    2.2 km
  • Calton Hill
    2.3 km
  • Edinburgh Castle
    2.3 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    5.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Waverly Park
    220 m
  • Edinburgh Dental
    240 m
  • Cosmetic Dentures
    260 m
  • Barbour Dental Practice
    260 m
  • Hua Xing Fruit and Veg Supermarket
    270 m
  • Duncan Street Dental Centre
    280 m
  • Ventnor Park
    320 m
  • Dalkeith Road Medical Practice
    400 m
  • Kittle Yards
    410 m
  • Ahisma Yoga Edinburgh
    420 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2 Miles

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Most recent renovation2015

Reviews of Thornfield Guest House from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.6
/
10
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities5.9
Location7.0
Service6.7
Value for money6.4
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (10)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (2)
All guests (36)
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9.6
Exceptional
Eva-Maria from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room En-Suite
Stayed 7 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

We were very happy with our stay. Room was very clean. Great service, very friendly and helpful staff. Bus stop directly infront of the guest house. Walking distance into city centre around 25-35min. Bus around 10-15min. The only thing we think that could be improved is to offer breakfast. But we knew that this wasn't included in the stay. Supermarkets and Cafes in walking distance (between 10 and 15min).

Reviewed July 31, 2018

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6.0
SZE from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Clean place to stay a night or two ”

Great place for a stopover trip in Edinburgh if you wish to stay away from the busy town. No frills, clean room.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

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2.8
syed from Pakistan
Family with young children
Quad En-Suite Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Cleanliness and value of money”

PROS : location is good CONS: Room were not well equipmented , cleaning issue and rates are not reasonable as i paid 30% more than the price i saw at the time of my arrival. Management issues of prices and providing the facilities to the customer. Agoda needs to review the property and i will not recommend to stay in this guest house. Recommendation Agoda needs to introduce option of changing for the customer if they dont like it especially such property so that this guest house management provide the better quality for customer.

Reviewed August 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sabrina from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Triple Room En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Good option for a out and about family stay 😁😀”

Spacious family rooms - adequately supplied.

Reviewed February 24, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
John from Canada
Couple
Double Room En-Suite
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Good value for money”

Easy walking distance to the Golden Mile, the University or Arthur's Seat as well as local restaurants. Parking was complimentary but was a wee bit of a challenge for a compact size car driven by a North American who drives on the other side of the road - worthy of another visit

Reviewed July 11, 2018

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2.8
Lynn from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Thornfield Guest House ”

I’ve never written a negative review before but really feel this is justified. This place is a dirty youth hostel. The shower was electric but there was no hot water. The general condition of this place was shocking. Wallpaper hanging from the walls, damp patches, dirty every where. To speak to anyone we had to ring a mobile, to check in, about the shower, then it wasn’t answered, to checkout not answered again so we just left the keys in a bowl. Just an awful experience. Definitely not a guest house. A travel lodge or premier inn would have been much much better.

Reviewed June 28, 2019

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6.4
Good
Rina from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

nice place to stay ”

Good hotel, value for money, close to the city and attraction, room a bit dusty and needs of cleaning.

Reviewed September 23, 2018

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6.8
Good
Kim from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good”

Room was fine and bathroom was really nice! It's only a bit far from the centre and not very hospitable..

Reviewed October 17, 2018

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2.8
Scott from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Do not stay here”

Booked in for 5 nights...shower in my private bathroom did not function on the 2nd night, was given the use of a shower in a ground floor room, i was on the 2nd floor...was told it would be fixed the next day. I asked if i could switch rooms, was told the place was fully booked. Next day after work, shower didnt work so i left. Spent over 1 week waiting for word from hotel on refund. Was eventually told i had left of my own accord, the shower would’ve been fixed and i would have been provided a shower as i was on day 2. Not sure how they would provide me with another shower if the place was fully booked...was refused a refund for 3 days and was given 1 day only. Room i had was not very clean, dirt behind the taps on sink in my room, door hinges very rusty, decor looked like it had been done by children...and fixtures fitted by the same children. An absolute dive, how it managed a rating of 8 on agoda i have no idea...if i could rate with no stars for all but location i would but i cant

Reviewed April 14, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
E from United States
Group
Quad En-Suite Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Convenient Edinburgh Location”

Convenience is key!

Reviewed August 14, 2018

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5.6
Jiuyu from Singapore
Group
Quad En-Suite Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

It's so noisy by the street”

Bed sheets are a bit dirty. The room is by the street, so it's very noisy at night.

Reviewed October 01, 2018

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6.0
SZE from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

No frills clean & comfortable room”

Located in a quiet neighborhood about 15mins walk to nearest busy street for food & etc

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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2.4
syed from Pakistan
Family with young children
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Room cleanliness and management issues ”

Hotel was not good because carpeted room were very dusty and i found spiders and other issues Manager was not show up on complain. I was paying the 30% extra as compared the current rate of room but quality wasn't good Manager waant help to manage the issues of room

Reviewed August 17, 2019

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2.4
Sahadat from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Triple Room En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Not worth for money, Worse ever experience, no cleanliness, rude staff,would not recommend at all.”

Rooms were dirty, expired coffee, kids crackers, and milk. Requested for cleanup, nothing done instead staff was rude. Wasn’t expecting this bad in Edinburgh.Not worth for money at all.

Reviewed October 02, 2018

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6.8
Good
Richard from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Good”

The Thornfield Guest House was not actually where I stayed, even though I had booked there. Due to no heating in the building, I was taken to another nearby B&B, Edinburgh Travel Guest House. The young chap who escorted me to my room, was polite, good humoured & did everything he could to make a strange situation beatable. The en-suite room at the top floor (not for anyone with mobility issues) was large, clean and warm. The shower room still had the previous guests shampoo and empty liquid soap in it, these were not the B&B’s complimentary items, unless they suspect everyone has dandruff! The Edinburgh Travel Guest House (which is the property I stayed in, due to The Thornfield not being useable) uses the same door entry system as The Thornfield, it’s a touch key pad and you are given your code when you check in. At around 22.30pm I was woken by someone opening my door and briefly looking in. Concerned about this, I remained awake till the early hours of the morning, during which I had a couple of knocks on my door and people standing around the door talking. If I was a female I would have been very scared, and I would suggest the owners act immediately to stop anyone gaining access to other rooms, unless in an emergency. From the three beds in the room I could have slept in, I chose the double, it was comfortable if a little bumpy at times. The hallway is a strange colour, a kind of purple pink red. It’s not my cup of tea but perhaps others find it charming. The stairs curve all the way up, and are not for anyone who is unfit, carrying heavy bags or suffering from disability issues. There is no question you get what you are willing to pay for in Edinburgh, and The Edinburgh Travel Guest House (which may be owned by the same individual(s) who own The Thornfield) is a basic guest house which with the exception to the serious issue of privacy in your room, is a decent place to kip and explore the city from.

Reviewed February 24, 2022

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3.2
Jordi from Spain
Family with young children
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Pago por una habitación para 4 (dos niños pequeños) y me dan una habitación para dos. ”

Como lo oyes, tengo el contrato para dos adultos y dos niños de 24m2 y me entrega una habitación con una sola cama de matrimonio de 15m2 con el suplemento de una cama más a 40£. Horrible el trato y ni ganas de contentar a los clientes. Solución: dormir en el suelo ya que los niños son de 3 y 5 años. Para no volver nunca. Gracias.

Reviewed August 22, 2018

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6.4
Good
Paula from Spain
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Habitación correcta con baño fuera”

El alojamiento está bien, una guest house normal. La localización está a media hora andando hasta el centro, bien si quieres caminar y en bus es bastante rápido y para en la puerta. Lo único es el lavabo: si no pone ensuite el lavabo está fuera aunque en la reserva os ponga "baño privado"!!! Cuidado porque hay que salir al rellano del resto de habitaciones para usar tu baño.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Shi from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Family Room 5 people
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

交通OK,房間OK”

市中心步行都可以,跟搭巴士差不多。 2時才可以check in, 早機到要放低行李不太方便。 房間清潔,離景點近。

Reviewed August 06, 2018

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6.8
Good
Hyunyoung
Group
Family Room 5 people
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

패밀리룸 이용했어요”

나름 쾌적하고 넓고 좋았어요 근데 시내에서 걸으면 30분걸려서 너무 힘들었어요ㅠㅠㅠ

Reviewed November 27, 2018

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7.6
Very good
taeyoung from South Korea
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

만족해요”

에딘버러 시내와 좀 떨어져 있습니다. 걸어서 30분, 버스로 10분. 버스는 자주 있구요. 숙소의 위치가 버스정류장 사이에 위치해 있어요. 어디에서 내리시더라도 1분 정도는 걸으셔야 합니다. 아서스시트까지 걸어가기 좋은 위치입니다. 주인아주머니는 쿨~ 하시구요.(좋았다는 의미^^) 방은 넓고 매우 따뜻하였습니다. 욕실이 따로 있는 방이었는데, 방에 세면대와 커피포트가 있어서 유용하였습니다.

Reviewed December 06, 2017

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