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Abercorn Guest House

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Reviewed 30 July 2008

We've had a 5 night stay at Abercorn house and it was a wonderful bed&breakfast guesthouse! The MacDonald family is very friendly and I felt welcome the second I entered the door. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It's a 2 minutes walk to the beautful seaside. The bus stop is right next to it and there's a bus every...

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Tewkesbury Gloucestershire
Reviewed 23 July 2008

16th-20th July - Just back from our 4 night stay at the Abercorn Guest House in Portobello. I had read the reviews before booking this Guest House for my 50th Birthday trip to Edinburgh, and it exceeded all my expectations. It is the most beautiful house, spotlessy clean and tastefully decorated. On arriving through the white door from the road...

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Reviewed 7 July 2008

Abercorn is a lovely big rambling B&B with spacious light rooms, comfy beds, tasteful decor and good furnishings. You will experience a truly warm and genuine welcome from Angela & family and the breakfasts are excellent and very generous - who says the Scots are mean? The house is in a good location just east of the city centre and...

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Reviewed 5 July 2008

This is a lovely, clean and very welcoming B&B. We arrived after a long flight and settled in very comfortably. Nice location, away from the city but right on the bus line. There are lots of wonderful neigborhood restaurants nearby. Angela and her family are very friendly. We only stayed for 3 nights and wished it could have been longer....

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 July 2008

Thank you to the people who take the time to review on TripAdvisor! I planned a trip to Scotland for my elderly parents through the advice of the people at TripAdvisor. You were "spot on" when complimenting Abercorn Guest House. My parents were thoroughly impressed with the host, Angela McDonald, and Abercorn -- and, they have traveled a lot in...

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Brighton, England
Reviewed 1 July 2008

Even before we stayed, I phoned to book a room and got such a warm, friendly voice on the phone from Angela. Once, we arrived we were delighted with the very modern rooms and amazing en-suite toilet/shower. YOU MUST CHECK OUT THE COMMUNAL BATHROOM which has the best BATH I have ever seen. And the guest house is facing the...

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Cambridge, UK
Reviewed 25 June 2008

We have just spent five night at the Abercorn and entirely agree with all the positive comments made by other reviewers so won't repeat them. Would just add that we stayed at The Balmoral Hotel earlier this year (which is generally regarded as the top five-star hotel in Edinburgh) and, taking everything into account, we enjoyed our stay at the...

1Thank JZR
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2008

The Abercorn B&B provided us with excellent accommodation and a friendly and gracious atmosphere. We comfortably wandered around the surrounding neighbourhood both during the day and evening and found the area to be quite scenic.

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Malin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 June 2008

Bore da (Cymraeg) (Good morning) I had never been to or experienced the Hogmanay in Scotland before and thus decided to make a return visit to Edinburgh. After my wonderful May Day weekend experience in 2006 I naturally decided to return to the Abercorn. Well as I arrived for my second visit I was given a very warm and kind...

Reviewed 19 June 2008

We just got back from the UK and we stayed in 4 b&b places and once in a hotel. The Abercorn House was one of the best places we have ever stayed. Angela has a golden heart and you feel like you are a guest in her house - not a customer. Our kids (age of 9, 7 & 2)...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abercorn is a large Victorian family property, an Old Manse built in 1870. This luxurious four-star GOLD accommodation has recently been refurbished and offers double ,twin and family rooms for up to 5 persons. Easy access to city center every 10 minutes and the buses are 24 hours a day and close to sandy beach, shops and restaurants. A very warm welcome awaits, so why not book today and have a superb stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abercorn Guest House

Address: 1 Abercorn Terrace | Joppa Portobello Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH15 2DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $103 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abercorn Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Abercorn Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Abercorn Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“All the rooms look lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles purplevonny, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms are on the ground floor. And very spacious very”
 of 5 bubbles grfisher2016, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms looked fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles annemieke503, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lovely big rooms with nice big windows and high ceilings and beautifully decorated . nice big comfy beds and fresh clean white bedding ...”
 of 5 bubbles Maidenreview, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are quiet despite being on the ground floor with roads nearby”
 of 5 bubbles TCKK, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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