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Elder York Guest House

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for a night as I am making my intermediate stop going from north west England to further North of Scotland. It is right next to the bus station, so I will definitely recommend this if you have an early inter-town bus to catch the next morning. The staffs are friendly, though the sound-proofing of the room ain't...

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Mayfield Sussex
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff helped with luggage as I was recovering from a broken leg and found the stairs a little awkward.As I live in the " middle of nowhere" in rural Sussex I found it a bit of a novelty to watch people and busses from the window.The bathroom door needed some attention as it didn't close. Breakfast...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lucky find! Most places were all booked up, so we went for this one and were so happy! from the comfort to the friendly staff to breakfasts to location -- man, this place is a gem. Be prepared for stairs, as the rooms are above street level and there are no elevators. Not a problem for us, but...

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St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered Elder York a few years ago after being let down by another place. This actually did me a good turn as this Guest house is far better than where I stayed before. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are comfortable and clean. I have a double to myself because I like an ensuite. Breakfasts are...

1Thank SueRands1
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Busy weekend in Edinburgh, struggled to find a hotel. Moreover found the Elder York Guest House. Probably not a business option, but I really enjoyed it. Great location, excellent breakfasts and personable hosts.

2Thank KymD
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Staff at guest house was very friendly and helpful. Amazing location. We came for a weekend away with friends and wanted to see as much as possible in few days we had, so Elder York Guest House was perfect for us because all main touristy places are within the walking distance. It is also fairly close to the train station...

2Thank AgneK
Pittenweem, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

After a very long journey I arrived at Elder York Guest House wanting no more than a nap in a quiet room. The young man who greeted me quickly accessed my needs and upgraded me to a larger and very quiet room. I promptly fell asleep for 12 hours. It was cosy, spotlessly clean, very quiet even with the view...

1Thank _s_mills04
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here from the 16th for 3 nights me and my partner visit edinburgh every year christmas shopping and found this through booking.com lovely hotel clean very central 5 min walk from train station. Staff very friendly and can't do enough for u our train wasn't till late afternoon and they let u leave your cases shopping etc so...

1Thank tracy411
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We booked a room for one night , when we arrived we found we had to go four and a half flights upstairs to the reception area, then another two flights to the attic where our room was. When asked they claimed it was clearly on the website of the hike to the room , we booked it though Expedia...

1Thank Hecfranfmac
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with my stepson on a Sunday for 1 night, quick check in, bedroom was a twin with en suite. Good size room and cumfy beds. Nice clean practical bathroom with shower basin and wc. Breakfast in the morning was very good. Would recommend, 5 min walk from train station

Thank UkSpritzer

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No smoking, homely guest house on 3rd and 4th floor of a grade A listed building, very central location, clean and comfortable with a highly recommended breakfast to suite all appetites. Small pets welcome on agreement, very helpful staff. We aim to please. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $125 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Bring earplugs and ventolin!”
C3136MSchrish, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room with private bathroom.”
_s_mills04, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great hotel if your young and fit”
Hecfranfmac, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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