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Welcome to The Gifford House

Address: 103 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AJ

Telephone: 0131 667 4688 0131 667 4688

Hotel Description

Gifford House is an elegant stone Victorian Terrace House with lots of character. We have been awarded 4Star Gold from Visit Scotland .Centrally located, we are one and a quarter miles south of Princes Street on the main A7. Whether you are touring Scotland on holiday or are here on business, Gifford House affords an ideal base for you to relax and spoil yourself. Edinburgh's major tourist attractions are all easily accessible by foot or a short bus journey. You are guaranteed warm Scottish hospitality from resident owners David and Margaret, who aim to make their guests feel welcome and at home in comfortable surroundings. We consider breakfast to be a very important start to the day and offer an excellent breakfast menu, which you can view here ... We are in an ideal location for both golf and hill-walking holidays, with easy access to Arthur's Seat and the Pentland Hills as well as excellent local golf courses.

Our Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Vegetarian Food Available

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Hotel Reviews - The Gifford House

Cozy, Quiet, And Close!
My husband and I stayed here our first night in Scotland and loved it so much, we came back at the end of or trip! Margaret and David were very sweet, courteous, and knowledgeable of the area. Delicious breakfast too!

Chelsea Sampson - 27th Oct, 2017
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Amazing Place
This place is very nice, our room was beautiful with a wonderful view of the Arthur’s Seat.

Breakfast in the morning was amazing and Margaret and David are lovely.

Thank you very much for everything, we hope to come back soon.

Alessandra e Jacopo

Mr. alessandra marini - 2nd Nov, 2016
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Great Start To A Trip!
Arrived at 7 AM, after an all-night trip from Canada.We were looked after quickly, full breakfast provided even though we weren't due one until the next day.The room we were given turned out not to be as booked, but it was corrected quickly and the replacement, quiet back room, looked after us royally.The location was perfect, as we were a short walk away from 'local' pubs and the bus service was across the street, ...Seven minutes to the 'Royal mile'. David and Margaret patiently answered all our 'touristy' questions and provided 'change' for the bus.We would come back again and would recommend to our friends and family.



Mr. Tom Gabe - 14th Oct, 2016
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Lovely Guest House
We stayed two nights, and the accommodations and service could not have been better. Very clean, friendly, and nice touches. We needed to leave our luggage early one morning before we checked in later that day, and that gladly kept it for us and then carried the two heavy bags up two big flights of stairs for us while we were out all day. Food was quite good as well. Wonderful family. Totally recommend!

Ms. Amy Rio - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Girly Weekend Away
Beautiful guest house, very clean and spacious rooms. Lovely breakfast with plenty of choice. Very welcoming hosts who were helpful when asked but not intrusive. We walked to/from the city centre which took approx. 10-15 mins and sometimes got a taxi which was max. £8. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse and would love to stay here again.

Mrs. Vicki Howe - 26th Jul, 2016
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Very Pleasant Stay
room was large enough, as was the shower

breakfast was well organized, delicious

owners were very kind

we enjoyed our stay at yours

Thank you

Ms. Anne Gerstner - 30th May, 2016
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The Best B & B
We loved Gifford House! Our room was large and looked onto a back garden and Arthur's Seat. Our host was very accommodating, he helped us with bus routes, where to go, where to have dinner, he just knew everything. He also let us use his phone to call our credit card company. He and his wife went out of their way to be helpful! Breakfast was fantastic and there was a large selection of jams and fruits and we just stuffed ourselves..scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked. We had a great stay & didn't want to leave!

Mr. Thomas Newell - 21st May, 2016
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Nice And Confortable B&b
Nice house, the room was very confortable and clean. Great breakfast.

Good position to the town centre.

Very nice and friendly owners

Mr. Mauro De Vita - 28th Apr, 2016
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Very Nicer B&b
Perfect B&B, very nice hosts and good service, good breakfast, nice room! Close to my conference centre!

Perfect for a few day's Edinburgh!

Thank you

Mrs. Ulrike Wild - 26th Apr, 2016
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Wonderful Conference Stay
Came for meetings at the nearby McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh. Couldn't have been happier with my choice. Quiet room, comfortable bed, hearty breakfast. Margaret and David were the very embodiment of hospitality. I hope to return with the family someday.

Mr. Michael Sullivan - 12th Apr, 2016
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Scottish Welcome
A very beautiful Scottish B&B, confortable clean, very rich breakfast.5' to downtown.Very nice the owners, Margareth & Housband.

Mr. massimo tambara - 26th Aug, 2015
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Very Well
Accueil très sympathique,chambre jolie et spacieuse,Très bon breakfast,parking gratuit dans une rue à proximité,un peu éloigné du centre ville.

Ms. Marie - Christine CHABERT - 9th Aug, 2015
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Enjoyed our stay at The Gifford House. Margaret and David are very helpful hosts. Our room (#2) was very comfortable. Breakfast choices were very tasty. The location is perfect. The bus stop across the street made accessing town very easy. Check out the neighbourhood pubs.

Mr. Lorne McDougall - 31st May, 2015
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Lovely B&b
The gifford house is a lovely b&b, nice clean room, with a lot of space, good bedding and nice decoration. The owners are very friendly, and the breakfast is very good, you can choice from a menu and everything is freshly made for you. Good place to travel to edingburgh city and discover this wonderful city,

Mrs. Tessa Ledda - 23rd May, 2015
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A Wonderful Stay
Margaret and David are excellent hosts. The rooms are clean and beautiful. And the breakfast is awesome.

We really enjoyed our stay and we surely get back there the next time we come to visit Edinburgh.

Dr. Myriam Pons - 15th Apr, 2015
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A Great Stay
We stayed in Gifford House for 6 nights, and really enjoyed our time there. The room was comfortable and clean, breakfast was excellent, and the welcome we had was great. Would recommend it to everyone

Mr. Jonathan Kay - 12th Apr, 2015
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Clean And Very Frendly
Gifford House is a very good B&B.

Very clean room and the owners are very frendly.

It is close to the centre and the bus connections are also good.

Mr. Henk Den Otter - 3rd Mar, 2015
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Nos alojamos en esta casa de huéspedes del 25 al 29 de setiembre y realmente quedamos muy satisfechos. La habitación era hermosa,el desayuno y la atención de Margaret y David fueron excelentes. Nos encantaria que en el salón comedor pusieran música funcional a la hora del desayuno, es solo una sugerencia!. Si volvemos a Edimburgo sin dudarlo eligiriamos "The Gifford House" nuevamente!!. Un gran saludo desde URUGUAY para Margaret & David

Mrs. Claudia Molina - 15th Oct, 2014
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Excellent Guest House
Stayed a couple of nights at this lovely Guest House. Would highly recommend it

Mrs. Aileen Chalmers - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Home From Home
Stayed in this great B&B for a weekend with 2 sixteen yr. olds for the University open day in June. Everything about this accommodation was excellent with a fabulous breakfast. It is very well located slightly out of the City Centre but on a well serviced bus route with stops virtually outside the door. would definitely return and recommend.

Ms. Julie Walsh - 29th Jun, 2014
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very beautiful room!!!

Mr. Hon Chung Tony Wong - 28th Jun, 2014
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Attractions - The Gifford House

Museum of Scotland - Museum

Museum of Scotland - Museum

Distance 0.99 miles (1.58 km)
The Museum of Scotland is a striking and impressive achievement, beautifully framed by its surroundings, by Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, and the landscape beyond. From the Museum's roof-top garden visitors will have an unrivalled view of the historical as well as architectural context of the new building. Edinburgh Castle , Greyfriars Kirk, the Scott Monument , the spires and pinnacles of the city, the sea, and the hills beyond interact with the new museum, reinforcing its role as a central point in the nation's heritage, a protector of Scotland 's treasures. In 1991 architects Benson + Forsyth were selected as winners of the architectural competition to design the new Museum of Scotland .

Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Distance 1.22 miles (1.96 km)
This is an example of an early high-rise which housed diverse social classes. The merchant and his family would have lived in two of the apartments while the others would have been rented to another merchant, a minister, a knight and a guild officer.Gladstone's Land provides a unique opportunity to experience how people lived and worked in Edinburgh's Old Town over 300 years ago. The merchant's home features a remarkable painted ceiling, wall decoration, fine furnishings and a fascinating kitchen. On the ground floor, shop booths have been recreated in their original setting, complete with merchandise.

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Distance 1.28 miles (2.05 km)
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and colourful history. Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of Historic Scotland's buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol, and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. A rich mix of architectural styles reflects the castle's complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of Kings. The tiny St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh's oldest building, dates from the 1100s.

Edinburgh Centre - Town Centre

Edinburgh Centre - Town Centre

Distance 1.36 miles (2.18 km)
Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland, an exciting place to visit at any time of year. Edinburgh offers you superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, quiet galleries and museums to intrigue you, thrilling new attractions to discover, serious shopping, a vast choice of excellent Restaurants, Bistros, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cafes, and nightlife to suit all tastes. When the Picts built a fort on a volcanic crag in the 5th century, to protect Scotland from the invading Angles of Northumberland, Edinburgh's history began. The present Castle, was built on the site by Michael Canmore (1057-93); his wife St. Margaret, built the chapel which you can still visit today.