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City Guest House

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of City Guest House

City Guest House

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland8 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh6 min drive
  • Popular LocationHolyrood Park12 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)31 min drive

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About this area


Located in Edinburgh's Newington neighbourhood, City Guest House is in the suburbs. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Grassmarket. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 8 min walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 4 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 8 min drive
  • Holyrood Park - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 31 min drive


  • Kwok Brasserie - 5 min walk
  • Old Bell Inn - 6 min walk
  • Voujon - 7 min walk
  • Positano - 7 min walk
  • Isola - 7 min walk

About this property

City Guest House

Suburban Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
This smoke-free guesthouse features concierge services, express check-in and express check-out. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. All 15 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and ironing boards.
City Guest House offers 15 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Property is also known as

McGregors Edinburgh
City Guest House Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
City Edinburgh
City Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House
City Guest House Edinburgh
City Guest House Guesthouse
City Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 162 reviews
5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 50 out of 162 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 162 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 162 reviews
2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 162 reviews
1 - Terrible 12%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Please please please do not waste your money staying here! It is absolutely revolting. No amenities whatsoever. Half a diluted bottle of soap at the sink but no shower gel etc. Mould everywhere. Dust everywhere. I was over charged as the woman on reception said I needed to pay for the booking and after spending 8 hours in the car I paid it. Only realising when we got to the room that I had already pre paid through Expedia. Took 3 days to get them to refund me after threatening legal action the money appeared in my account immediately. Funny that! To top it all off we left with bed bug bites! Please whatever you do, don’t spend your money with this hotel. Currently still working through Resolver to try and get my money back for this shocking stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
This property is like a student doss house - no service and you have to work out how to access your room. The good think was the bus service into Edinburgh and the WiFi.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One word sums the place up AWFUL. Inhospitable, dingy, the room was far from clean and the wallpaper was peeling in places. The bathroom was tiny and dirty and there was mould growing in the corners of the shower. I wouldn't touch the place a gain with a barge pole and would recommend that others keep away
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
if you are anything but looking for the basics
The place appears ok. No toiletries whatsoever. Very dusty. Carpet on stairs out of rails and could cause an accident. Terrible handwritten notes everywhere. If this hadn’t been paid with 1 reward night I would complain more
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
BEDBUGS!!!! Incompetent management. You had to go outside and ring them if you wanted to talk. Answer was: Give me 20 minutes. Window broken and they would not fix. It rained and got my stuff wet. NO furniture other than bed with lousy mattress. I felt every spring in it. A nightmare. THEY SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019