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7 GLOUCESTER PLACE

A warm welcome to a family house in historic central Edinburgh

We are located in central Edinburgh five minutes walk from Princes Street.

There are
two spacious bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom.

We are consistently
rated as one of the best B&B's in the country by the local and national press. In 2018 The Guardian named us as one of its "Top Ten". Similarly, the Daily Telegraph included us in its "Best Hotels in Edinburgh" list. We hold the maximum 5/5 star rating with both Sawdays and Trip Advisor.

Prices start at £100 per night.

We have street metered
parking which is free at weekends.

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Bedroom 1
From £100 p/n
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Double bed
Ensuite bathroom
Free Wifi

Bedroom 2
From £100 p/n
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Double bed
Adjacent private bathroom
Free Wifi

Breakfast

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Fresh juice and coffee.
Full Scottish or continental.
Locally sourced

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One week cancellation policy
No smoking

READ OUR REVIEWS

A central bed and breakfast in the Unesco Grade 1 heritage area of Edinburgh. 2 double bedrooms - large, light and comfortable, private bathroom for each bedroom (one ensuite, one next door) breakfast of course included. A beautiful house with a soaring cupola perfectly placed for walking, very central but quiet with gardens and the river nearby. The village of Stockbridge below has a good Sunday market and is lively. Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, restaurants, pubs and cafes are all near. The Beautiful free botanical gardens are a short distance away. Your hosts are always available to help with information and directions and to make your stay more comfortable and interesting.
Feb
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Beautiful house
My boyfriend and I stayed in the room overlooking the gardens. The house is picturesque, decorated with beautiful art and warm Scottish charm. It's located on a quiet street near Stockbridge, on the river Leith which leads to the botanical gardens and the gallery of modern art. Walking distance from Princes street and the old town. Highly recommend, a perfect retreat right in the heart of Edinburgh. Will be back!
Feb
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Haven of Peace
I have stayed twice (September 2011 and February 2013) at 7 Gloucester Place and, on both occasions, a business visit to Edinburgh was turned into something special. Beautiful, 200 year old house, on a cobbled street in a central but extremely quiet part of the city (only an owl could be heard at night from the recommended south-facing, comfortable and well-equipped bedroom). Naomi is a charming hostess and her breakfasts will meet any tastes. I look forward to returning! WF
Mar
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hospitality
The welcome at this edinburgh new town b& b is second to none. If you have problems with stairs then this may not be for you. But if you like superb breakfasts, cooked to order, great art in your room , good books to choose form during the evening or, best of all, people who are enthusiastic about the city in which they live then this is for you.
Mar
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Enjoyable
This was recommended in the Guardian. Very much a family house. Elegant central and quiet. An intimate and friendly atmosphere. Not cheap but good value
May
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Charming B&B in Edinburgh 18th Century "New Town"
Well located a bit downhill from Princes Street. Naomi Jennings and her husband are very good hosts. We had the delightful big room at top of house (many stairs!). Would certainly stay there again.
Jun
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Lovely
Naomi's "double upper' in New Town is in a perfect location, about ten minutes walk from Princes Street, and recognizable as a background for Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland novels. (We were lucky enough to get a quick walking tour of the fabled Moray Place from our hostess--thanks, Naomi).The rooms are light and pleasantly furnished, the beds comfortable, and the hot water plentiful. Naomi provided a good breakfast with fruit, yoghurt, cereals, and "full Scottish" if you can manage it (which we did both mornings!). I recommend 7 Gloucester Place to you as a charming place to stay.
Aug
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Superb....
We have been staying for a few years now on and off and it has always been the most wonderful experience. Naomi and Martin's home is beautiful as already mentioned and in a fabulous location for exploring the New Town and Old Town as well as Stockbridge which is lovely and along the Water of Leith. It is also well placed for tram, train and bus links for further afield and rich with places of interest and beauty. Naomi and Martin are perfect hosts. Warm and welcoming making you feel truly at home. They make visiting Edinburgh very special. The delicious breakfast sets you up for the day. Cereals, fruit, yogurt and cooked Scottish. The beds comfortable and rooms bright spacious with plenty of storage and complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate. We love staying and will definitely be back for another fix! Tip: Cramond is lovely and worth a visit, the walk to the Shore from Stockbridge for seafood is fabulous (the Ship on the Shore is good), Kays Bar in Jamaica Street is great and off the beaten track!
Nov
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Perfect place to stay
Naomi’s beautiful Georgian town house is perfectly located in a quiet street in fabulous Stockbridge. Can’t recommend this highly enough, fabulous room, really comfortable nights sleep and delicious breakfast. Just book it, you won’t be disappointed, we will be back, thank you Naomi for being such a delightful host. Pete and Sarah
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It’s restful here. Those who want to explore Edinburgh’s treasures are close to the Royal Mile, Botanical Gardens, museums, galleries and theatres, traditional and innovative restaurants and live music from the concert halls and pubs.Memorably good breakfasts (often accompanied by classical music or jazz) at the convivial dining table include freshly-squeezed orange juice, homemade jams and full Scottish if you like. Naomi is relaxed and happy to chat to you about the local music and art scene, or to leave you in peace.Up the cantilevered staircase in walnut and mahogany, below a hand-painted cupola find restful bedrooms full of finds from travels to far-flung places. One faces the street but they are both quiet at night.
Feb
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Michael, Bristol
Naomi, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful with ideas on what to do, where to eat and drink and with directions. Her beautiful home has many interesting paintings and artefacts. It is very comfortable and ideally located, a few minutes walk away from the 'biz' of Stockbridge with its individual shops, restaurants, bars and a high quality Sunday morning street market. It’s a 15 minute walk to Princes Street. Breakfast was lovely with fruit, porridge and a full cooked Scottish if required, or any combination. Naomi catered admirably for a gluten-free diet requirement.
Feb
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Henrietta, London
My boyfriend and I had a thoroughly great time here. Naomi was welcoming and very accommodating, and made us feel at home immediately. They have a beautiful home - and the breakfast really is delicious! I've already recommended it to friends.
Feb
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Annie, London
This is a lovely place to stay, I was sorry to leave a cosy huge bedroom with fresh daffodils, lots of good books, tray of goodies, comfy bed and super bathroom. Naomi is a welcoming and gentle host. Her home is full of artwork, all is relaxing and gracious. Breakfasts there are super-fresh and a make for good start to busy days in Edinburgh, where everything is within walking distance. This is a good area too, for finding restaurants and pubs in the evenings, when you're ready for staying close to home.
Aug
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Lorenzo, Roma
A quiet retreat from the hubbub of the festival to the most exclusive area of Georgian Edinburgh. Sitting at a long table for breakfast (everything but starting with freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh fruit salad) Naomi listened carefully to our comments on Edinburgh Festival events and helped us chose others. Having a culturally aware hostess who is "in the know" about what is going on around was a priceless benefit. We'll be back.
Oct
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Barbara, Winchester
This was just our sort of place. Extremely comfortable and individualistic. We appreciated the artwork and books. We had a lovely room at the back looking out over New Town gardens. Breakfasts were very good and our hosts could not have been more welcoming. The area is very interesting and all parts of the city can be easily accessed by foot. It might not suit someone who likes minimalism and de luxe bathrooms, but for us it was a home from home and our ideal for a temporary stay.
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Being two minutes' walk to Stockbridge and a five- to 10-minute stroll uphill to the shops and cafes of George Street. With a glamorous Georgian setting, 7 Gloucester Place ticks all the right B&B boxes, with cosy, comfortable rooms and lovely touches of classical Edinburgh bling. If you're in search of more of the latter, you'll enjoy heading to bed via a grand walnut and mahogany staircase, lit by a giant oval cupola. Architectural historians should book room two, which comes with (private) access to an amazing mustard and black-tiled 1930s bathroom.
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You’ll feel more friend of the family than paying guest in this impressive but home-like New Town b&b. Light sleepers will love the quiet location only 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, while interior design fans will find one of the best original Art Deco bathrooms in the country You know you’re in for something special when you begin to climb the glorious classically Georgian staircase that leads to one of Edinburgh’s rather special ‘double upper’ flats, crowned by a oval cupola surrounded by a wreath of hand-painted flowers. High-ceilinged and bright, this flat is an inviting place of books and well-displayed art – all well-loved objects belonging to a well-travelled couple, making for an interesting, comfortable home. Generous breakfasts are cooked to order, either continental or go the whole hog with porridge to start followed by a full Scottish. Naomi will also cater for special dietary requirements, as needed.