Gifford House

103 Dalkeith RoadEdinburghEH16 5AJUnited Kingdom
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About Gifford House

Located in the Newington area of Edinburgh, Gifford House offers B&B-style accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The guest house is a short stroll from Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat.

Single, double, twin and family rooms are available, all of which feature an en suite bathroom. In-room amenities include TV, DVD player, radio, hairdryer, kettle, and hospitality tray.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest house. Free on-street parking is available.

Guests have a choice of options at breakfast, including Full Scottish and continental offerings, all of which are included in the price of a stay. At dinner time, a number of dining options can be found along Dalkeith Road.

Gifford House is less than ten minutes from the University of Edinburgh and 20 minutes from Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile are all within 1.5 miles.


103 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6674688 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Warm and welcoming hosts.

Past guests staying at Gifford House have been quick to praise the husband and wife team that runs the guest house. According to reports, the live-in hosts are warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and eager to please.

Breakfast receives rave reviews.

Many guests give high praise to the complimentary breakfast on offer at the guest house. Guests can choose from a Full Scottish breakfast or a number of continental options. The cooked breakfast in particular receives rave reviews.

Clean and comfortable accommodations.

According to reports, rooms at the guest house are kept impeccably cleaning and offer comfortable accommodations. Guests also report that there is plenty of storage space on offer, adding to the comfort level.

Negative Reviews

Parking can be a bit of a hassle.

While parking is free at Gifford House, visitors have to make use of on-street parking. This can be a problem during the day, when the road outside the guest house serves as a bus lane. As a result, guests often have to seek alternative parking arrangements on nearby side streets.

Water pressure not all that great.

While showering, a number of guests have been disappointed by the water pressure. According to these visitors, the pressure is fairly weak, making for a less enjoyable shower. Most guests agree that this is only a minor hindrance.

No further issues reported.

So far, no other recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this guest house.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 246 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.7 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 246 reviews