The Reviews
Please enjoy our customer reviews we've kindly had over the years. We'd be delighted if you would send us your comments too!

"Very comfortable stay; excellent breakfast, good quality of sleep, friendly owner. I was leaving before the breakfast time and they made a nice packed breakfast for me. Location is slightly away from city center but walking distance (20 minutes) and buses stop very close by as well. Great stay. Russian visitor, 2016

"Very handy for city centre and Leith this guest house was recommended and did not disappoint us the owner was very welcoming and the breakfast set us up for the day"  UK visitor, 2016


"Amazing full english breakfast! Woman who runs the hotel was incredible polite and very friendly. Location was ok, nice and safe neighborhood, and about 15 mins walk (a little up hill) to city center. Argentinian visitor, 2016

"Extremely clean, friendly and helpfulowner and delicious breakfast. Very convenient location. Bed comfy and pillows were just right." UK visitor, 2016

"Clean and cumfy we where a party of four breakfast English and very good . good for center of city and sights and theatre." UK visitor, 2016

"All in all a handy location and decent accommodation - friendly staff and included breakfast always a plus! Also very reasonably priced especially for Edinburgh." UK visitor, 2016


“Spotless and welcoming. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The room and bathroom was very clean and the bed so comfortable.” UK visitor, 2011

“Great location, close to the Military Tattoo, near bus services. House is beautiful and breakfast was fast, hot and delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful. In a very busy time in the city it was a quiet haven for a lovely stay.” Canadian visitor, 2011

“The owner was very nice and ready to help with anything (I arrived late but she called me to arrange how to give me the keys). I totally recommend it!” UK visitor, 2012

“We have just come back from our stay in Edinburgh after just getting married and we had a superb time there.

"A lot of it was due to Paola who runs this guesthouse… we also booked a room last April so we could make wedding arrangements and this is where Paola helped us so much especially with the location of the meal. A truly genuine and friendly lady, thank you so much.” UK visitor, 2008

“Cleanliness is my immediate request. This was excellent. Friendly owner made you feel like a friend immediately. Will definitely go back.” UK, 2011

“The rooms were very clean, lovely fresh towels and bedding, just what you need for a nice break.” UK visitor, 2009

“I recently stayed in the Abbotsford Guest House and was delighted by every aspect. The house is very well maintained tasteful and very clean.” UK visitor, 2008

“Breakfast in a lovely spacious breakfast room was really good and plentiful.” Austrian visitor, 2011

“Breakfast offered lots of variety and there was plenty of it.” Italian visitor, 2011

“Enjoyed a long weekend at this guest house. The room was very clean and boy, does Paola do a good breakfast.” UK visitor, 2010

“Cosy big house, lovely room and amenities, comfortable and very quiet at night.” UK visitor, 2012

“High feel good factor, warm and friendly atmosphere.” Germany visitor, 2011

“It is an easy walk into the centre of Edinburgh or just a hop skip and a jump on the bus.” UK visitor, 2008

“The location is perfect, just about 15 mins walk from the main streets with shopping centres and other things. There are a few supermarkets and nice restaurants just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.” Lithuanian visitor, 2011

“The location was pretty good. Just a few minutes’ walk from a supermarket and about 15 minutes walk from shopping centers and a street with many shops. There are many restaurants and fast food places around.” UK visitor, 2012

“The location is great; nice and quiet with a short walk or bus ride into the city. Rooms were just what you need, clean and comfortable and the place has a really warm feeling to it. We will definitely be back and we definitely recommend it!!” UK visitor, 2009

“My parents stayed there and they loved it! Even though the booking said basic room, they mentioned the attention to detail in the bedroom, the service, breakfast, they praised everything! They were very comfortable. Thank you very much.” Spanish visitor, 2011

“The guest house was of a high standard and it was clear that the owner was very committed to providing a very high standard for her customers. Would have no qualms in recommending this to anyone. Very good value for money.” UK visitor, 2011

“Lovely, clean and a perfect location.” Australian visitor, 2011

“I booked the guest house based on reviews in Tripadvisor and could not have been more pleased. I prefer small family run accommodations and the Abbotsford was the best in my travels… I guess the best part of all our stay was meeting Paola, the best landlady I have ever met: cheerful, friendly, helpful… grazie ancora, Paola!” UK visitor, 2009

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