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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this charming B&B for 3 days. Rooms are immaculately clean with feather comforters & pillows and comfy beds. Room decor is understated yet elegant. Owner Gerard is very energetic and very helpful making your visit worthwhile and well informed regarding planning places too see, dine or getting around with transportation choices. Breakfast is delicious and the service superb....

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DeWitt, Michigan
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed our first 4 days in Scotland at this wonderful Guest House. Gerry greeted us and was amazing in giving us information to start our adventure. The room was beautifully decorated and immaculate!!! Also in a quite neighborhood. Full breakfast in the morning cooked to order. They were so helpful when my husband luggage did not arrive in helping me...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A group of friends stayed at this exceptional B&B. Staff was kind and courteous. Rooms were impeccable and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was outstanding. Convenient location for walking or taking the bus to Old Town, Castle and Palace.

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Thank C I
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Thanks to Bill and Maggie, we had an amazing time in this Edinburgh guest house. Bill provided warm hospitality and very helpful, practical suggestions for getting around. Maggie began our day with her cheerful and competent serving at breakfast. She's a perfect fit for that role. The full Scottish breakfast is available, plus the self-serve buffet. Our room, #3, was...

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Thank Mary052010
Chicago, IL
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Edinburgh was our last stop on our visit to Scotland. We arrived earlier than we had expected but Bill and Maggie made sure we were able to access our room. Our room was on the first floor which was perfect for a senior couple. We had a tour scheduled the next day that required us to leave before the regularly...

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Thank Irish Lass 3
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Historic beautifully restored and upgraded house with warm welcome. Excellent location, very comfortable beds and pillows in understatedly elegant rooms; delicious and generous breakfast (thank you, Billy!) with Gerry attending with grace and humor to every need and wish from calling taxis to providing directions, excellent local restaurant recommendations; to storing luggage during our Highland excursion and sharing history and...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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Borders, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I needed accommodation for my son who in unable to get to his Edinburgh College on time by Public transport one morning. Received a delightful reply offering accommodation the following night. I rang up with a few questions and William could not have been more helpful. I dropped my sons bag to save him taking it to College, WOW when...

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Thank Birkdale11
Wien
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a very nice room ( 4 beds) ; It was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was excellent. The 2 guys who run the guesthouse are very nice and helpful. The house is close to the center which you can reach easily with bus. Within 20 minutes you can walk from ceter to the guesthuse. Perfect.

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Issaquah, Washington
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had two double rooms for three nights and enjoyed every minute. Breakfasts were excellent and service superb. Staff were always very helpful in making recommendations and ordering taxis. Rooms were up to date and clean. We would definitely return. Nicely located for touring.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac within the oldest Edinburgh district of Newington, close to the city centre and walking distance to Edinburgh Castle and on a regular main bus route. Re-furbished to a high standard in 2010 whilst maintaining many traditional Victorian features. Official four star accommodation. Popular with guests from the USA and Canada. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gil Dun Guest House

Address: 9 Spence Street, Edinburgh EH16 5AG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Hotel Class:4 star — Gil Dun Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Gil Dun Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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