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Castle View Guest House

  • 30 Castle Street, EH2 3HT Edinburgh, Castle View Guest House, United Kingdom United Kingdom - View on map
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In the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, Castle View Guest House is less than 100 metres from Princes Street. It has lovely views of Edinburgh Castle and offers free Wi-Fi and hearty breakfasts. Stylish, classically decorated rooms all feature a TV, free tea and coffee and ironing facilities. They either have in-room bathroom facilities or a separate private bathroom.

Castle View is set across several floors of a Georgian town house, which is also the birthplace of the author of The Wind in the Willows. It is surrounded by bars, shops and is 0. 5 miles from the Scottish Gallery. The bright, airy dining room serves both traditional full Scottish offering fresh and high standard products from a local butcher and continental breakfast options.

For evening dining, guests have a choice of restaurants within just a few metres’ walk.

Rooms: 18

Important information

When you make your booking, please inform Castle View Guest House of your estimated time of arrival, using the comments field provided.

Please note some of the rooms require guests to climb a number of stairs.

Due to the age and listed nature of the building, there is no elevator, however hotel staff will offer to help with luggage where possible.

Please note no smoking in the building and the charge for anyone found smoking is GBP 100.00 to cover cleaning.

Guests causing any damage will be held responsible for costs.

No visitors allowed unless by arrangement.

Please also note if you have any special requirements such as food allergies, limited mobility or disability you should inform the hotel at the time of booking.

As the building is historical there is no lift and guests will be required to climb stairs. There are no facilities for guests with mobility issues.

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Double or Twin Room

Room Amenities

Children's cots/cribs, Fan, Socket near the bed, Iron, Carpeted, Wardrobe or closet, Trash cans, Hypoallergenic pillow, Desk, Heating, Hypoallergenic, Non-feather pillow

Bathroom

Conditioner, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Body soap, Shampoo, Shower, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Toilet

Media & Technology

Radio, Flat-screen TV, TV

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Chocolate or cookies, Tea/Coffee Maker

Services & Extras

Alarm clock, Fire extinguisher, Smoke alarm, Key access, Key card access, Lockers, Linen, Towels

Accessibility

Walk in shower, Upper floors accessible by stairs only

This room features free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom offers complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Request double/twin when booking.

Single Room

Room Amenities

Hypoallergenic pillow, Trash cans, Heating, Hypoallergenic, Desk, Non-feather pillow, Iron, Fan, Socket near the bed, Wardrobe or closet, Hardwood or parquet floors

Bathroom

Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Shower, Bath or Shower, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toilet, Body soap, Hairdryer

Media & Technology

TV, Radio, Flat-screen TV

Food & Drink

Chocolate or cookies, Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker

Services & Extras

Towels, Alarm clock, Lockers, Linen, Key access, Fire extinguisher, Key card access, Smoke alarm

Outdoor & View

City view

Accessibility

Upper floors accessible by stairs only, Walk in shower

Each room features a TV, complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Family Room

Room Amenities

Trash cans, Iron, Non-feather pillow, Sofa bed, Socket near the bed, Fan, Sofa, Fold-up bed, Hypoallergenic pillow, Heating, Desk, Children's cots/cribs, Wardrobe or closet, Hypoallergenic, Carpeted

Bathroom

Toilet, Hairdryer, Shampoo, Bath or Shower, Conditioner, Shower, Body soap, Toilet paper, Free toiletries

Media & Technology

TV, Flat-screen TV, Radio

Food & Drink

Chocolate or cookies, Tea/Coffee Maker, Electric kettle

Services & Extras

Alarm clock, Key card access, Linen, Lockers, Fire extinguisher, Towels, Key access, Smoke alarm

Outdoor & View

View, City view

Accessibility

Walk in shower, Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Each room features a TV, complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Family Room (6 Adults)

Room Amenities

Hypoallergenic pillow, Sofa bed, Heating, Sofa, Wardrobe or closet, Trash cans, Non-feather pillow, Fold-up bed, Hypoallergenic, Desk, Fan, Socket near the bed, Carpeted, Iron, Children's cots/cribs

Bathroom

Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Body soap, Toilet paper, Toilet, Free toiletries, Conditioner, Shampoo, Shower

Media & Technology

Radio, Flat-screen TV, TV

Food & Drink

Chocolate or cookies, Tea/Coffee Maker, Electric kettle

Services & Extras

Key access, Key card access, Lockers, Linen, Smoke alarm, Alarm clock, Towels, Fire extinguisher

Outdoor & View

City view, View

Accessibility

Walk in shower, Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Each room features a TV, complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Single Room with Private External Bathroom

Room Amenities

Hypoallergenic pillow, Wardrobe or closet, Carpeted, Heating, Hypoallergenic, Desk, Fan, Iron, Non-feather pillow, Socket near the bed, Trash cans

Bathroom

Toilet, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Shower, Conditioner, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Shampoo, Body soap

Media & Technology

TV, Flat-screen TV, Radio

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker, Chocolate or cookies

Services & Extras

Fire extinguisher, Linen, Alarm clock, Key card access, Smoke alarm, Towels, Key access, Lockers

Outdoor & View

City view

Accessibility

Upper floors accessible by stairs only, Walk in shower

Each room features a TV, complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Triple Room

Room Amenities

Heating, Desk, Hypoallergenic, Fan, Iron, Socket near the bed, Non-feather pillow, Hypoallergenic pillow, Wardrobe or closet, Children's cots/cribs, Carpeted, Trash cans

Bathroom

Toilet paper, Shampoo, Body soap, Hairdryer, Conditioner, Shower, Free toiletries, Bath or Shower, Toilet

Media & Technology

Flat-screen TV, TV, Radio

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker, Chocolate or cookies

Services & Extras

Key card access, Key access, Fire extinguisher, Alarm clock, Towels, Smoke alarm, Linen, Lockers

Accessibility

Upper floors accessible by stairs only, Walk in shower

Each room features a TV, complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Castle View Guest House

General

WiFi available in all areas

Services

WiFi, Free WiFi, Internet services

Food & Drink

Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks), Special diet menus (on request)

Reception services

Concierge service, Luggage storage, 24-hour front desk

Cleaning services

Daily housekeeping

Business facilities

Fax/photocopying

Miscellaneous

Family rooms, Allergy-free room, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout

Internet

Free WiFi! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

No parking available.

Policies of Castle View Guest House

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

From 07:00 Until 10:30 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Languages spoken

           

Contact methods

☎ telephone
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Newest reviews for Castle View Guest House

    All reviews (62)   reviews in language: PL EN(59) ES FR
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    • Gillian

    • Group of friends
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2013-11

    The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. Breakfast was great - choice, qua;ity, and speed of service greatThere was a problem with the heating during our stay which also hit the hot water on our first day.The staff on duty dealt with the issue promptly. A heater was left switched on in our room so it would be warm when we came back and the hot water was restored the next day. We were offered access to an alternative shower in the meantime.It was a blip which was dealt with promptly and efficiently.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    3.0
    H
    • Hande

    • Mature couple
    • Sightseeing
    4.8 /5

    2013-06

    Location. It is right next to rose street and princess street. We had a nice castle and city view. Tv has many good channels. Stuff was very helpfull. Cleaning was good.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    A
    • Andrew

    • Family with older children
    • Sightseeing
    4.4 /5

    2013-03

    The location was excellent the staff were helpful, friendly and attentive when required.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Value for money

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    B
    • Breenan

    • Solo traveler
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.2 /5

    2013-03

    Its location, excellent staff, we felt home from home. We loved it and got a real feel for Edinburgh. We definitely will stay there again.1. We waited for 30 minutes just for the guy at the reception to come down to see us.2. The window in the room can't be closed, so we had to close the curtain and ignore the street sound.3. The room is so strange. Although it is spacious, it does not feel like a proper guest room. It has a spacious hostel feeling.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Value for money

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    L
    • Liz

    • Solo traveler
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2013-02

    The location was excellent and the price was good.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    L
    • Lorraine

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    3.9 /5

    2013-02

    Very close to attractions and shopping.Climbing the stairs after a days outing was rather tiresome. But not a very big problem.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    3.0
    C
    • Cathryn

    • Solo traveler
    • Canada
    • Sightseeing
    4.9 /5

    2013-02

    Good value and it accommodated us with 3 in a room with 3 beds.The breakfast was very poor and no variable components

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room

    Value for money

    5.0
    G
    • Gail

    • Family with young children
    • U.S.A.
    • Business trip
    4.9 /5

    2013-02

    Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Location was excellent, with stunning outlook of the castle from the street and from the bay window on the dining room. Our room for us and our adult son was large and well appointed.Breakfast was plentiful and of a satisfactory standard.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Value for money

    5.0
    Z
    • Zi

    • Family with young children
    • Hong Kong
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.4 /5

    2013-02

    I liked that the guest house was in town and close to restaurants and Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. We could walk everywhere we wanted to go. I liked the sunny breakfast room. I liked the fact that this was an historic building. The night manager was extremely helpful in ordering a cab for our early morning trip to the airport, he also set out an early continental breakfast for us, and also helped me check in at the airport and printed out our boarding passes. Very helpful person. I believe his name was Magic. The day manager - Martin - did carry our luggage up to the 5th floor. That was nice.Some of the breakfast food was good. I liked the ham and cheese and scrambled eggs.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    D
    • David

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • New Zealand
    • Night life
    4.9 /5

    2013-02

    location close to edinburgh old town

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    S
    • Sharon

    • Mature couple
    • Australia
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2013-02

    I liked that the guest house was in town and close to restaurants and Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. We could walk everywhere we wanted to go. I liked the sunny breakfast room. I liked the fact that this was an historic building. The night manager was extremely helpful in ordering a cab for our early morning trip to the airport, he also set out an early continental breakfast for us, and also helped me check in at the airport and printed out our boarding passes. Very helpful person. I believe his name was Magic. The day manager - Martin - did carry our luggage up to the 5th floor. That was nice.Some of the breakfast food was good. I liked the ham and cheese and scrambled eggs.A lot of street noise late on weekend nights as the bars empty out. Oneepisode of slow draining shower (out of 10 showers taken in our stay)Loud pump sounds when using the sink, ushower or toilet (plumbing isapparently modernized with a pump feature). There is no elevator.Athough this did not bother us, I could see this fact a problem for some

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0
    R
    • Raveendran

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.9 /5

    2013-02

    it was situated perfectly in the heart of the shops and the castle. as we were going to a concert at the castle it was ideal. it had quite a few stairs to get to the reception area though, and was pretty tired after carrying a suitcase to the top . the breakfast was lovely and all in all was a nice place. would stay there again .The fire alarm went on one morning. And wifi was sometime down.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    J
    • Jeanette

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2013-02

    Great location and lovely, spacious room. Comfy beds.Manager was very helpful.I think the only thing I didn't really like was the quality of the food at breakfast. We had just come from a bed and breakfast on our trip that had fresh pastries and home made jams. And real butter. The crossants were dry and the jelly was flavorless.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    J
    • Jing

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.2 /5

    2013-02

    The location is superb! And the breakfast was good.It was quite noisy due to being on a busy street.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    3.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    J
    • Jennifer

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2013-02

    Castle View Guest House rooms were spacious. Staff is very friendly andhelpful. Location of the hotel is central and easily accessed. Very muchin the heart of city's main shopping area. Restaurants are near.Breakfast served by the hotel was also very good.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Facilities

    5.0
    S
    • Sharon

    • Mature couple
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2013-01

    Close to Edinburgh CBD, walking distance.See the Castle from the front door

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    R
    • Richard

    • Mature couple
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2013-01

    Location was excellent right in the centre of town, room was clean and comfortable and had no problems with anything.Since they provide wifi, it should upgrade to astronger enhancer so it stretches better frequency to the guest rooms.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    J
    • Jocelita

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.2 /5

    2013-01

    The room was really spacious and the location was ideal.Breakfast was pretty good too.Really small room for us! We can hardly walk inside the room after putiing our lugauage. It made us not feeling relaxing! At early morning, noise from downstairs ( may be collecting rubbish) woke us up. Our room cannot see the castle but only the back alley. Therefore, I thought the high price is not worthy.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    3.0

    Value for money

    4.0
    H
    • Harriett

    • Group of friends
    • U.S.A.
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.2 /5

    2013-01

    Staff was accommodating.Room was satisfactory.Breakfast meal was typical full Scottish, satisfactory.Outside city noise was very loud.Might have helped if we had closed both the roller shades (which we did) and the heavy drapes.Historic old windows not sound proof.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    3.0
    P
    • Pauline

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    3.8 /5

    2013-01

    The hotel staff were very helpful, the room had an amazing view of the Edinburgh castle. All in all it was a good stay.steps- a little difficult with suitcacases. which we knew but did not realise how far up we were. however the view was really good. noisy fan in bathroom: because it took a long time to stop.chipped crockery

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    J
    • Jeanette

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.7 /5

    2013-01

    Good breakfast; nice staff; very convenient location

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Value for money

    4.0
    M
    • Melissa

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.1 /5

    2013-01

    Famous author's house -- historic property.Wonderful big bedroom with plenty of room for kids and larger family, which is rare to find.Modern bathroom.Great location near Edinburgh castle and city.Restaurants right next door.It was quite noisy due to being on a busy street.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Cleanliness

    3.0

    Facilities

    4.0
    Y
    • Yanling

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.2 /5

    2013-01

    Clean and convenient for the fringe, staff helpful and efficientReally small room for us! We can hardly walk inside the room after putiing our lugauage. It made us not feeling relaxing! At early morning, noise from downstairs ( may be collecting rubbish) woke us up. Our room cannot see the castle but only the back alley. Therefore, I thought the high price is not worthy.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Facilities

    3.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    P
    • Patricia

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Australia
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.9 /5

    2013-01

    Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Location was excellent, with stunning outlook of the castle from the street and from the bay window on the dining room. Our room for us and our adult son was large and well appointed.Breakfast was plentiful and of a satisfactory standard.No warning of the many stairs + hard to find reception.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    A
    • Antony

    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2013-01

    the hotel was clean the staff was friendly and we certainly got more than our money worth from the room etc,the rooms are spacious and have everything you need to enjoy your staysteps- a little difficult with suitcacases. which we knew but did not realise how far up we were. however the view was really good. noisy fan in bathroom: because it took a long time to stop.chipped crockery

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    3.0
    L
    • Lynn

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.0 /5

    2013-01

    Very spacious room for 5 including adult sized children. Great locationin view of the Castle, just around the corner from lovely Rose St andPrinces. Easy walk to the old city. Clean with modern fixtures. Goodbreakfast selections available.The beds weren't super comfortable but not so uncomfortable that wedidn't sleep.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    W
    • Wilfred

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2013-01

    I appreciated the friendliness of staff and the closeness to city attractions.1. We waited for 30 minutes just for the guy at the reception to come down to see us.2. The window in the room can't be closed, so we had to close the curtain and ignore the street sound.3. The room is so strange. Although it is spacious, it does not feel like a proper guest room. It has a spacious hostel feeling.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    C
    • Christine

    • Group of friends
    • Australia
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2013-01

    Friendly, helpful and courteous natureof all staff. The view from our room was sepctacular.The location of the Guest house was what we were looking for ie,; proximity to the city centre and Speedy access to Public Railways and other educational ,finacial and other institutions., in particular walking distance to the World famous Edinburgh Castle.Taxi stand is just in front of the guest house, which makes journey quite easy.Breakfast was quite good and it met with all our expectations.The hotel needs lift for baggage and older people.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    Z
    • Zi

    • Group of friends
    • Hong Kong
    • Business trip
    4.2 /5

    2013-01

    location close to edinburgh old townOur Chioice of room was wrong, hence we could not get the comfrotwhat we were looking for from the bathroom and its accessories.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    S
    • Sharon

    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.5 /5

    2013-01

    Easy connection of my Kindle to their wireless (following difficulties elsewhere).

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Facilities

    3.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    D
    • Damilola

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.7 /5

    2013-01

    The hotel staff were very helpful, the room had an amazing view of the Edinburgh castle. All in all it was a good stay.Climbing the stairs after a days outing was rather tiresome. But not a very big problem.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    D
    • David

    • Group of friends
    • New Zealand
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2013-01

    Good breakfast; nice staff; very convenient locationRoom not cleaned on one day - but not a real issue. Entrance is not inviting but concerns are quickly dispelled once you go upstairs,

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    R
    • Robert

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United States of Am
    • Business trip
    4.5 /5

    2013-01

    Great location , good size rooms, plenty of choice for breakfast.room was dark, dingy and stuffy.The bathroom wall almost obliterated the window although their web page showed my room differently.Road works went on all through the night.Local residents advised that these works are long-standing and ongoing so should have been warned in advance.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    R
    • Robert

    • Group of friends
    • U.S.A.
    • Night life
    4.8 /5

    2012-12

    Very friendly staff and very helpful. Rooms were clean and nice.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    S
    • Sharon

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Australia
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.7 /5

    2012-08

    location close to edinburgh old townRoom not cleaned on one day - but not a real issue. Entrance is not inviting but concerns are quickly dispelled once you go upstairs,

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0
    J
    • Jennifer

    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.3 /5

    2012-07

    Easy connection of my Kindle to their wireless (following difficulties elsewhere).room was dark, dingy and stuffy.The bathroom wall almost obliterated the window although their web page showed my room differently.Road works went on all through the night.Local residents advised that these works are long-standing and ongoing so should have been warned in advance.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    3.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Value for money

    4.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    I
    • Irene

    • Family with young children
    • U.S.A.
    • Sightseeing
    4.4 /5

    2012-05

    My favorite hotel of all three areas we visited during our trip. Thelocation is magical, the room was very large and accommodated our familyof five quite nice. I would choose this location for every trip toEdinburgh.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    A
    • Allison

    • Group of friends
    • U.S.A.
    • Business trip
    4.6 /5

    2012-04

    I thought the staff was extremely helpful and nice. The room wasspacious and extremely clean. We booked a room for three people and gota large room with three full size beds. The showers had great waterpressure and were also very clean.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    S
    • Sharon

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2012-04

    Great location , good size rooms, plenty of choice for breakfast.The beds weren't super comfortable but not so uncomfortable that wedidn't sleep.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Value for money

    3.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    R
    • Raveendran

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.7 /5

    2012-04

    Friendly, helpful and courteous natureof all staff. The view from our room was sepctacular.The location of the Guest house was what we were looking for ie,; proximity to the city centre and Speedy access to Public Railways and other educational ,finacial and other institutions., in particular walking distance to the World famous Edinburgh Castle.Taxi stand is just in front of the guest house, which makes journey quite easy.Breakfast was quite good and it met with all our expectations.No warning of the many stairs + hard to find reception.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    Z
    • Zi

    • Mature couple
    • Hong Kong
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2012-01

    Good breakfast; nice staff; very convenient locationI think the only thing I didn't really like was the quality of the food at breakfast. We had just come from a bed and breakfast on our trip that had fresh pastries and home made jams. And real butter. The crossants were dry and the jelly was flavorless.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    R
    • Ron

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.0 /5

    2011-11

    The location was perfect our room was large and comfortable and true to its name you can see the Castle.The staff was helpful, friendly and very accommodating, thanks again Castle View our stay was wonderful.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Value for money

    4.0
    R
    • Robert

    • Family with young children
    • U.S.A.
    • Sightseeing
    4.3 /5

    2011-09

    Very spacious room for 5 including adult sized children. Great locationin view of the Castle, just around the corner from lovely Rose St andPrinces. Easy walk to the old city. Clean with modern fixtures. Goodbreakfast selections available.The fire alarm went on one morning. And wifi was sometime down.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Value for money

    3.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    P
    • Patricia

    • Group of friends
    • Australia
    • Night life
    4.8 /5

    2011-08

    Close to Edinburgh CBD, walking distance.See the Castle from the front doorA lot of street noise late on weekend nights as the bars empty out. Oneepisode of slow draining shower (out of 10 showers taken in our stay)Loud pump sounds when using the sink, ushower or toilet (plumbing isapparently modernized with a pump feature). There is no elevator.Athough this did not bother us, I could see this fact a problem for some

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Cleanliness

    5.0
    A
    • Alain

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2011-07

    The breakfast was amazing.! The room was really nice. Wifi was free andthe location is perfect. Right in the middle of the new town and oldtown. Close 7 minutes walk from edinburgh train station. 5 minutes walkfrom cool museum.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    4.0
    J
    • Jennifer

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2011-06

    Great location close enough to Edinburgh castle and the old part of townby a convenient walk, but also in the more modern part of town for greatrestaurants and shopping and far enough away from the overly touristrestaurants. Rooms clean and bright. Staff very friendly. Complimentarybreakfast -- great selections and excellent.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    J
    • Jeanette

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.4 /5

    2011-05

    the hotel was clean the staff was friendly and we certainly got more than our money worth from the room etc,the rooms are spacious and have everything you need to enjoy your stayReally small room for us! We can hardly walk inside the room after putiing our lugauage. It made us not feeling relaxing! At early morning, noise from downstairs ( may be collecting rubbish) woke us up. Our room cannot see the castle but only the back alley. Therefore, I thought the high price is not worthy.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    3.0

    Facilities

    4.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    C
    • Christine

    • Group of friends
    • Australia
    • Business trip
    4.5 /5

    2010-12

    Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Location was excellent, with stunning outlook of the castle from the street and from the bay window on the dining room. Our room for us and our adult son was large and well appointed.Breakfast was plentiful and of a satisfactory standard.No lifts (but not a problem)

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    L
    • Lynn

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.3 /5

    2010-09

    it was situated perfectly in the heart of the shops and the castle. as we were going to a concert at the castle it was ideal. it had quite a few stairs to get to the reception area though, and was pretty tired after carrying a suitcase to the top . the breakfast was lovely and all in all was a nice place. would stay there again .The hotel needs lift for baggage and older people.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Facilities

    3.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    G
    • Gail

    • Solo traveler
    • U.S.A.
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2010-08

    I liked that the guest house was in town and close to restaurants and Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. We could walk everywhere we wanted to go. I liked the sunny breakfast room. I liked the fact that this was an historic building. The night manager was extremely helpful in ordering a cab for our early morning trip to the airport, he also set out an early continental breakfast for us, and also helped me check in at the airport and printed out our boarding passes. Very helpful person. I believe his name was Magic. The day manager - Martin - did carry our luggage up to the 5th floor. That was nice.Some of the breakfast food was good. I liked the ham and cheese and scrambled eggs.Our Chioice of room was wrong, hence we could not get the comfrotwhat we were looking for from the bathroom and its accessories.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Value for money

    5.0
    A
    • Antony

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2010-08

    Clean and convenient for the fringe, staff helpful and efficientIt was quite noisy due to being on a busy street.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    3.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    C
    • Christine

    • Family with older children
    • U.S.A.
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2010-07

    This guest house was perfect-clean, yummy breakfast, handy to train station, handy to rental car collection point, and to central Edinburgh.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room with Private External Bathroom

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    4.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    B
    • Bernie

    • Family with older children
    • Ireland
    • Sightseeing
    4.8 /5

    2010-06

    Everything,Excellent breakfast,central location and verynice ALL AROUND,

    Helpful?

    yes

    Double or Twin Room

    Cleanliness

    5.0
    T
    • Thora

    • Mature couple
    • New Zealand
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.9 /5

    2010-06

    I wouldnt stay here again,there was no reception area and initially when I booked I thought it was a hotel but its a guesthouse.There was no view from the window only down to a yard underneath.When you enter the building its just cold stairs in front of you, its just not nice at all,I would have left straight away but I would have lost my deposit and as I was with my niece and we would not spending any time in the place I braved it out.The food was fine but apart from that its a real cold building and the noise from the shower and every time you flush the toilet was outrageous.The wind was howling through the bedroom door and there was no phone in the room which made me feel real uneasy.I wouldnt recommend it at all unless your very young and passing through for a night.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room (6 Adults)

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    D
    • David

    • Group of friends
    • New Zealand
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.8 /5

    2010-06

    Great location and lovely, spacious room. Comfy beds.Manager was very helpful.steps- a little difficult with suitcacases. which we knew but did not realise how far up we were. however the view was really good. noisy fan in bathroom: because it took a long time to stop.chipped crockery

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room

    Value for money

    5.0
    A
    • Abdul

    • Family with young children
    • Pakistan
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2010-05

    Castle View Guest House rooms were spacious. Staff is very friendly andhelpful. Location of the hotel is central and easily accessed. Very muchin the heart of city's main shopping area. Restaurants are near.Breakfast served by the hotel was also very good.Previous guest's hair in room -- long dark hair. Room with its single bed against the felt cramped. It was a surprise to find out that the bathroom was along the landing i.e. no unsuite.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Value for money

    4.0
    i
    • Iwo98

    • Solo traveler
    • Polska
    • Sightseeing
    5.0 /5

    2015-11

    Reviews in language: PL EN(59)

    Helpful?

    yes

    Single Room

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0
    a
    • Adnan

    • Mature couple
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2012-12

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    3.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    j
    • Janice

    • Family with young children
    • Sightseeing
    4.6 /5

    2012-09

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    4.0
    b
    • Bunnie

    • Family with young children
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2012-01

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Family Room

    Room comfort and quality

    4.0

    Cleanliness

    5.0

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    m
    • Marriott

    • Family with older children
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.4 /5

    2011-11

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0
    m
    • Mujahed

    • Family with young children
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.9 /5

    2010-02

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Triple Room

    Facilities

    5.0

    Value for money

    5.0

    Friendliness and competence of the hotel staff

    5.0

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