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Hotel A Haven Townhouse - Edinburgh

3 star Hotel Edinburgh

180 Ferry Road - Edinburgh

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 40 .00
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A Haven Townhouse is a 3-star Victorian town house hotel which has 14 well equipped, high-quality bedrooms all with ensuite facilities at value-for-money prices close to Edinburgh city center. It is personally managed and operated by your host Ronnie Murdoch, who will make sure you receive a true Scottish welcome and are looked after during your stay.

You'll also find a charming lounge with interesting bric-a-brac and antiques waiting for you to relax in after your busy day and unwind with a 'dram' from our well stocked bar.

Enjoy some fresh air and the garden view in back of the hotel. Supervised activities for your children can be provided during your stay. The hotel is smoke-free.
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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel A Haven Townhouse

A free full breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Hotel Facilities at A Haven Townhouse

  • Bar
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Garden
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

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Check-in: between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
8.9

Clean

7.9

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

9.3

Service

A Haven Townhouse Hotel reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Charming little hotel located 25 minutes from down town by walk, or direct by bus N°11. The wifi was not working properly due to problems with BT, but the hotel staff fixed it changing i dont know how ... Bathroom was very small, and there is nothing to store our toiletries. The shower is small and we cant move that much .This is a bad point. breakfast is really good.bed are very confortable. They provide tourism brochures. Car park is very small for 6 or 6 cars only but it is free.

7.0 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Small, Family hotel, rooms too small. In complex not much recomanded

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Very nice B&B, the welcome was very warm, the room were nice. We were also given information on sightseeing, transport (buses) and restaurants.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I booked a single room so I expected it to be small. It was small but larger than others I stayed in during my trip. The room was very clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable. It does take some time for the water to get hot enough for a shower. The hotel is situated about mid-way between city center and Leith but there is a bus stop right across the street and getting around is very easy. There is no lift in the building. Expect some street noise at night. David is a gem of a host and probably the hotel's biggest draw, even more than the cooked-to-order breakfasts. He clearly treats his guests as he would like to be treated.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel A Haven Townhouse is a beautiful place to stay, David is always ready to give information about everything! When I'll come back in Edinburgh, I'll sure go @ Haven Toenhouse

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

This was a very cosy little hotel where you felt right at home, and the staff was very friendly and helpful

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

staff very friendly very central with bus stops nearby rooms service first class would be happy to return again

6.9 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Old fashioned yet charming. Hearty breakfast, and friendly helpful staff.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

The only thing that bothered me about the New Haven Town House was that loud talking could be heard from the neighbours one night, and that it could take some time before you could get hot water in the shower. But I suppose that´s just Britain for you. Except for that everything was very good there.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is exactly as the name implies, situated a little out of the city centre but with excellent bus connections. The owner and staff make every effort to ensure a happy stay and the breakfast is excellent. This is not nor does it claim to be a full service hotel but it is a happy marriage between tariff and value.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Very convenient for bus into town and restaurants in Leith. Good parking, value for money and lovely people.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

I was travelling with my wife and the only problem was that was too expensive in comparision with another B&B that we have visited in Scotland in that days. Its true, in Edimburgh are Hotels very expensive..

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This is my second stay in Edinburgh. Because it was the opening weekend of the Tatoo, I did not want to be too close to where the festivities and crowds would be( ie Prince St. and Royal Mile). Therefore, this property, located a distance from downtown, seemed to fit the bill. We found this to be a charming property in appearance. David, the owner, could not have been more helpful or friendly. He was exceptional.The breakfasts were wonderful. We had one of the front rooms looking on the main street. The plus was that we had a charming bay window seating area. The negative was the the road noise.The property is located by an intersection, and there was quite a bit of traffic until late at night. The noise did resume early on weekdays. I would be unsure whether other rooms that do not directly face the intersection would experiece the same degee of noise. This property has few amenities around it. It is located close to a park and is in an area of mixed residential/business. A couple of restaurants were within walking distance. You must take a bus downtown.. about a 10 minute ride. It would be a very long walk. The bus stop is conveniently located right across the street. However, during this weekend of the Tatoo and the Fringe festival, the buses did not run as regular and were not on schedule. One evening we waited nearly 90 minutes for a bus to take us back from downtown to ouraccomodation. Buses should run every 20. The following evening, after a wait of nearly 40 min., we gave up and hailed a taxi. Most mornings the buses were on time going toward the city centre though. I would certainly stay at this property again. However, during August, be forewarned about some inconvenience in terms of access by bus to the property.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Although this hotel was outside the city center, it was right across from a bus stop and then 10 minutes to Edinborough and no parking worries! Wonderful restaurants within walking distance. This trip was our first to Scotland and our host at a Haven Townhouse made our stay at his hotel the most memorable. The bed was extremely comfortable in our room and breakfast each morning was wonderful..best coffee during our trip as well! Also,free internet access. We would definately stay again. Loved it!!

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We were very happy with the service during our stay in Edinburgh at the A Haven and especially with David our host who gave us a very warm welcome and all the staff for their service. We would definitely consider staying with A Haven again if we return to Edinburgh in the future.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful stay. The hospitality was great. The bus to town was convenient. We appreciated the free email access. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we found the breakfast to be good and had enough variety. We would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

The A Haven Townhouse exceeded all our expectations. This is largely due to the host, David. He simply cannot do enough for you! He gave us excellent directions to places, recommended tours and sights, and his restaurant suggestions were exceptional. David is quite the storyteller, with a keen sense of humour, and we always felt that he genuinely enjoyed our banter. There is an excellent bus service that stops in front of the hotel. It is frequent, easy to use, inexpensive and connects to all areas of Edinburgh. The breakfasts at the A Haven Townhouse were exceptional, the best that we experienced on our trip. The food was plentiful, varied, delicious and a dining experience. The hotel is near the port of Leith, an area with many restaurants and pubs and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Internet service was excellent. To sum it up, David is the "host with the most". We will definitely be staying at the A Haven Townhouse when we return to Edinburgh.

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a good place to stay, a bit north-east of the town centre, with a friendly atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming.

7.6 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The best thing about A Haven was David Kay, the owner. He was so pleasant, and full of recommendations for restaurants, sightseeing and tours around Edinburgh. Breakfast every morning was very good, and the free internet was even better. My room was quite small, but always very clean and comfortable. A Haven is about a 10 minute bus ride north of Princes Street, and about a 10 minute walk from the harbor. I will definitely stay again!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

This was a great place for us to stay in Scotland. David was very helpful and pleasent. The chance to use the computer for our emails was very welcome. The hotel was a little noisy both outside (we arrived during Guy Fawkes celebrations) and from other guests rooms, however that was only on our last night. The bus to downtown was so easy to use, we were delighted with that convienece.We would definatly stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had 2 rooms for 3 persons for 2 nights in Edinburgh. This B&B is quite adequate... bordering on exceptional, however the size of the bathrooms & showers are amazingly small. The charm of our host, David, more than made up for any minor discomfort we might have had. Big plus... right on bus lines and David's knowledge of how-to get around via public transport. This is the place to stay if you prefer separate dining tables instead of a farm-style single table for breakfast. The dining room is ornate and charming with huge windows.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

very good

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

I stayed in a single room with an en-suite bathroom on the top floor.The room was not too spacious but had all necessary facilities to make my stay there pleasant and comfortable. A quiet atmosphere, a very warm reception, freshly cooked breakfast , cosy bed and an immensely clean bathroom make the hotel a very good place to stay for a week or so. It is a 10-15 min ride by bus to the sity center,but the bus stops are just by the hotel door.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

You simply can not beat A Haven for 50 pounds/night for a single. The staff was lovely, breakfast was wonderful and the location on major bus lines pretty much took you wherever you'd want to go in Edinburgh without fuss. And they had free wireless on the first floor with a computer to use and I emailed my kids and husband while I was solo in Scotland. Superb value for the cost - I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

What a wonderful place to stay! David is WONDERFUL! He greets you and points the way to all of the great sights! (Even talked us into trying Haggis!) The room was clean and perfect for the three of us with two twins and one double bed. Bathroom was small, but clean and sufficent for our needs. The addition of a great breakfast was a plus. The bus runs right in front and makes it easy to get anywhere in or out of the city. But, even with the great accommodations, the thing that will continue to bring us back again and again, will be the hospitality of DAVID!!!

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were made very welcome, questions were answered and help and advice was readily given

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Definitely recommended!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

service was very friendly and helpful

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • China

Very good layouts in all rooms.

7.9 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

a haventownhouse was a nice clean hotel with good service from very friendly staff, it was in a good location half way between the city centre and leigh with a excellent bus service right to the door. I would recommend it to anyone

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We had a great time in this hotel. Everytime again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very well run establishment. All members of staff very helpful.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

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8.0 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

7.4 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

A Haven Townhouse has 14 guest rooms. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their Leith visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel A Haven Townhouse

Newhaven Heritage Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Royal Yacht Britannia - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Inverleith House - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Royal Botanic Garden - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Easter Road Stadium - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Omni Centre Edinburgh - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Hanover Fine Arts Gallery - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Nelson Monument - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Calton Hill - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
St. Andrew Square - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Waterloo Place - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Princes Mall - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Assembly Rooms - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
The preferred airport for A Haven Townhouse is Edinburgh (EDI) - 11.3 km / 7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel A Haven Townhouse

  • Free parking