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Southside Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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new zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Southside Guesthouse is now my "Edinburgh home" and would not consider staying anywhere else. This was my 7th stay. Once again my room on the top floor was perfect, a comfortable and private place to relax and catch up on work. As always the highlight was Franco and Lynne's breakfasts; the food is excellent, it's the best Scottish breakfast I...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful guest house and from the moment of arrival I was made to feel welcome. I loved my room, which had a four-poster bed, sofa and its own coffee machine, and breakfast was absolutely delicious.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is how hospitality is done! 2 great stays, and now I know to look no further than this lovely place when next in Edinburgh. Close to the centre of town and hosts as gracious as Edinburgh itself. Near public transport, beautiful parks and restaurants. A quick 15 to 20 minutes walk to town.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Characterful and homely guest house. Wonderful breakfasts and attentive hosts. So much nicer than staying in an impersonal chain hotel and the food would be very hard to beat. A couple of minor criticisms would be the low pressure shower (maybe because we were on the top floor) and my wife found the bed a bit uncomfortable (she has a...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the place. The service was above the expectations. We appreciated variety in breakfast and mainly hospitality of Franco and Lynne. Small things like " that Franco remembered the country from which we came or my first name" were just couple of things, which I noticed that do not happen to me during travelling. Fully recommend their house !

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

On our vacation, this was our first night after a long air travel from the USA. Using a bus to Waverly and a taxi to the guest house was easy and uncomplicated. Using the local buses after that was easy and economical. The guest house hosts were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We would definitely...

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West of London
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a flying visit to Edinburgh, arrival Friday night and departing Sunday, in order to attend a family wedding. Used only public transport, but trams from airport, buses to and from Princes Street, or taxis all convenient (buses fixed cash only tariffs, no change given). We were provided with secure code access as our hosts were not in overnight,...

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Le Bar-sur-Loup, France
Reviewed 1 November 2016

very beautiful room, arranged well, in a beautiful house. Marvellous breakfast. 25 mn on foot of the center but bus stop to the door. the owners are very nice, very open to the discussion or for advices.. a very beautiful B&B.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights while visiting family. The guesthouse is very conveniently located close to Pollock Halls of residence, if you have family studying at the University. It is also close to Holyrood, Arthurs Seat, and not very far from the city centre. Our room was large and very tasteful, with a four-poster bed and a camp-bed made up...

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

First time in the UK and not sure where to stay. Found Southside on the Internet and booked. From he beginning Franco was helpful and my booking went without a hitch. My gratitude was even more after meeting the friendly gentleman. The room was so nice and clean, I felt like a king. The old building with historic decor blew...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southside Guest House

Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $193 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Southside Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“All rooms are different. But all are comfortable and full of character. The back rooms overlooking the garden are very quiet.”
michaelj256, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a room overlooking the back garden which was beautiful”
sarapL7215TP, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A first floor room is more convenient and rear rooms are quieter”
550stephena, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good restaurants nearby, especially the Southpour across the road.”
warps, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front elevation may be more prone to traffic noise”
NescafeTamworth, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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