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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We appreciated the calmness of the street, the proximity to the city centre and the tasty breakfasts. The staff vere very polite, helpful and friendly. On the other hand, we had some difficulties locking our room as the door-locks seemed to be a little worn out.

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Good location close to restaurants and Edinburgh castle. Staff were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was nice. Room was very tired and there was no soap or shampoo and two towels for three people both days. Our room would not lock properly and despite a promise it would be fixed the next day it was not. Overall satisfactory but...

Thank Ofthelelie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The location is great, a quiet residential street close to the Portrait Gallery and town, and next to Broughton Street which is full of cafes and restaurants. The place and the bedding was clean (but could do with a good vacuum,) but the bed itself was hard and the deco dated. Continental breakfast was adequate and the staff friendly.

Thank Travel_miner
Barberton, Ohio
Reviewed 16 May 2016

What a friendly staff, they went out of their way to make my stay as rewarding as possible. The breakfast was fresh and had a combination of morning drinks to choose from. I was here from April 30 to May 3, 2016. I would highly recommend you to check out the facilities here. The bed was comfortable and clean.

Thank Tlcbowl
Provo, utah
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Clean with updated bathrooms on a quiet street, reasonable walking distance from train stations and the Kings mile if you are European or enjoy 5 K runs. Hard beds marginal breakfast. The good: the neighborhood looked nice and quiet, nice eateries right around the corner, the walk wasn't too bad although it's mostly up hill. Flat screen in each room....

Thank Owen S
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Caravel guest house is as close as you can get to a homely feeling while travelling in a foreign country. The room allotted to us was spacious with high ceilings. Mr Saed the manager was very helpful & tried his best to make your stay pleasant. The choco chip bread served in breakfast every morning was superb.👍🏼 One drawback was...

Thank Priyanka P
New Jersey
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stayed in the room with 5 beds, and it felt like we'd walked into the children's books about Madeline! It was cute, quaint, and an average hotel. The room was comfortable--but got a bit warm at nights; we turned the heat down, but the housekeeper must have come in and turned it up again when we were out. The...

Thank boughsofholly
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Booked a room for 5 of us for a hen weekend. All got in one room...We had a fantastic time...room comfortable and warm. Staff pleasant. Continental breakfast also good. Handy for shops and places to eat. Would defo return

Thank Kelly B
Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I stayed at the Caravel, not by choice, while I did a weekend trip from London while I was visiting the UK. It was a part of a tour group & this is where they placed it. I loved it. It was very comfortable & clean. They gave us small breakfast items in the morning & the spot this place...

Thank Briana U
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I originally gave this place a poor review because they cancelled our reservation very last minute. However, to their credit, they tried to make amends by finding us another place to stay nearby and even offered to pay the difference in the room rate! I really appreciated the offer, but had already found other accommodations.

Thank Elaine S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Caravel House is the ideal location for a stay in Edinburgh, set in the beautiful architectural area of Edinburgh's classical New Town. This charming Georgian house is situated in the very heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. With bus and transit available within convenient walking distance and Prince's Street within close proximity, the Caravel House is an ideal accommodation from which to explore the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caravel Guest House

Address: 30 London Street, Edinburgh EH36NA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $76 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravel Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I think all rooms would be quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Travel_miner, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you double and triple check that you do, indeed, have a room reserved for you.”
 of 5 bubbles elainesY6722WZ, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Make sure the curtains are close properly as the draft comes through the windows! ”
 of 5 bubbles karolinaw647, 15 May 2015 | Read review
“Try not to get a room right above the kitchen, unless you like to get up to strong cooking smells. Rooms on the south side will have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles 2scotth, 24 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Check for the bathroom size!”
 of 5 bubbles Buia59, 24 Jan 2014 | Read review
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