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78% would recommend it to a friend
Welcoming, comfortable and great value
We received a warm welcome and Juile couldn't have been more helpful.
The room was small but had everything we needed for the night. The beds were comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. The fridge with continental breakfast (and the addition of wee folding tables to make eating more comfortable) was perfect for us as it allowed us to eat and check out early with no hassle. We did find it very warm but that is just out preference.
Overall the accommodation was perfect for our needs and excellent value for money.
Kind, friendly service
Very friendly and helpful service.
Good links via bus. Light breakfast of pre-packaged food items provided. This was good for us as it gave us greater flexibility of checkout time.
A Memorable Edinburgh Escape, For All The Right Reasons
My sister and I stayed at the Marchfield Guest House in late August 2015, while sampling the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
While it took us a few minutes to find our destination from the main road, we were greeted warmly on arrival and given all the information we needed to help ensure we had an enjoyable stay.
Having struggled to source suitable accommodation in the city at this time of year, we were pleasantly surprised by the size and decor of our ensuite double bedroom (with an additional bed). The room was clean and very bright, with a hairdryer, towels, bathroom supplies and tea / coffee-making facilities to hand. Our beds were also perfectly comfortable.
We found the owner to be very friendly and helpful, while not being over-bearing. For example, there was no problem with us leaving our cases in the hall on our day of check-out as we were not flying until that evening and didn't fancy carrying them around the city with us for the day.
When compared to the excessive cost of some accommodation options in the city at that time of year (particularly hostels, where we may have had to share with several strangers), Marchfield Guest House was very good value for money.
It may be situated some minutes outside the city centre, however a regular bus service (day tickets just £4) meant this never became a problem for us. Even at night, we were able to get a taxi from Princes' Street for just under £10.
The owners take a novel approach to serving breakfast in that rather than the typical fry-up fare, a continental breakfast (fruit, yoghurts, cereal, croissants and juice) is instead served in the bedrooms by way of a mini-fridge. This suited us perfectly as it meant we didn't have to be up by a certain time to catch breakfast and could avail of a healthier breakfast than much of the standard fare. However, it's something to bear in mind if you love your English / Irish breakfast while away. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a blast - we're delighted we chose to visit and would very much recommend anyone tripping to Edinburgh for any occasion (business or leisure) stay at the Marchfield Guest House.
This accommodation was very clean, the owner friendly and helpful.
We had enjoyed having a fridge in the room as we had specific dietary requirements so we had storage for our foodstuffs. Easy access to town.
Very Pleasant Stay
The accommodation was very clean but basic.
The double bed was rather small for my tall husband but he slept well all the same. The landlady Julie was very helpful with any questions that we had. We were out all day and it was fine to come back to sleep at night.
Good Stay - friendly welcome and room was clean!
I stayed here when I was going to a rugby game at Murrayfield.
I picked the hotel because the website said it was close. It is only close if you are a keen walker, and even then it takes 20 minutes on foot and if you are not a keen walker, it takes 45 minutes. Julie gave us a pleasant welcome. The room was fine and it was very clean. The shared bathroom was lovely and you couldn't tell you were sharing it. The only downside is the continental breakfast. Seen as you don't get a cooked breakfast, I expected there to be a much bigger choice and of a better quality (muffins, smoothies, muesli, fresh fruit, fresh milk, etc...). Overall, it was a lovely stay, let down by the breakfast.
welcomed to accommodation - was told we were being put up in garage!!.
this had been part converted. part still had only a corrugated plastic roof held up with rotten wood beams. place got very cold at night. there was a cooker attached to the sink in kitchen area but we were told we could not use this. breakfast was abysmal consisting of choice of 2 tiny packs of cereal, uht milk, thawed croissants tea/coffee and 2 packs of biscuits. even at reduced rates this was, in my opinion definitely not any kind of value for money. the constant road noise was very loud especially during the night. all in all not an experience I would wish to repeat. other than our welcome the only time we saw the proprietor was when we handed in the keys when we left. she was very pleasant but that did not make up for a most disappointing stay
stay at marchfield guesthouse
breakfast was very poor flakes and bread that's it
3 day visit
Went for lads holiday and was clean and close to all the things you want from a city