We stayed at Elder York Guest House in New Town (really an old town) and easily walked there from Waverly Bridge where the bus brings you from the airport. During our stay, we walked all over Edinburgh including the castle, Old Town and New Town. The Elder York is a marvelous location.
Morag, who was in charge, was charming and very helpful. The room was spotless, had a great view and the breakfast was always on time, excellent and cheerfully served.
The only problem I could foresee for anyone is that there is no elevator (lift) if you require one. The Guest House is located on floors 3 and 4 and the ground floor is not counted so there are a lot of stairs. We're used to stairs and didn't mind but if you have mobility problems, you may wish to look elsewhere.
Unique Quality: When we first arrived, Morag greeted us with a pot of tea, a very welcome touch. I think the best part was being able to walk to nearly everything. The National Portrait Gallery was just two blocks away!
It is also great fun to be in one of Edinburgh's Historic Buildings.
Prices start at 35 GBP per person but check the web site for specials. If you are staying a week or more, ask about special discounts too. It never hurts to ask. 8^)
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Directions: A 5 minute walk from the Waverly Railway Station and close to St Andrews Square in New Town
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Did you consider staying (a little bit) outside Edinburgh ??
We did during our last trip in September and stayed in Aberdour in a B&B and went by train to Edinburgh. (see my Scotland page)
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We stayed at Elder York Guest House in New Town. It was an easy walk to Edinburgh Castle and many other tourist sites. The rooms are on the third and fourth floors and there is no lift if that is a concern. If not, it was lovely and the people there very kind and friendly. I'm not sure what you consider expensive but we thought it pretty reasonable for such a central location. It starts at 35 GBP single/night and 60 GBP double/night. The web site is http://www.elderyork.co.uk/
Try the Ceilidh Donia Hotel. It is a small family run establishment. More like a large B&B really.
I paid about 30 pounds a night and it included a full breakfast.
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Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX, United Kingdom