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Castleview Guest House - Edinburgh

3 star Inn Edinburgh

30 Castle Street - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 39.00
Castle View Guest House is a 3-star guesthouse located less than 109 yards (100 meters) from the famous Princes Street. This is the house where Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), author of "The Wind in the Willows", was born! Castle View is a spacious Georgian penthouse apartment on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors of an Edinburgh townhouse.
If you want to avoid the bustle of the city this guesthouse is the ideal location, with also lovely views of the Edinburgh Castle on the right and the Firth of Forth to the left. Castle View Guest House offers the highest standard of service and amenities to delight the customers. Among the onsite amenities guests can take advantage of the complimentary wireless Internet access. Please note that some of the rooms require guests to climb a number of stairs and due to the age and listed nature of the building, there is no elevator.
Castle View Guest House is a smoke-free property and charges will be applied. No visitors are allowed unless by arrangement. Guests causing any damage will be held responsible for costs.
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 17 hotel reviews © 2015

Really enjoyable stay with a great view of the castle from our room. Only disappo...

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Breakfast at Castleview Guest House

A free full breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Castleview Guest House

  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 1:30 PM and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 11 PM.


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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Castleview Guest House reviews

4.6 Ordinary
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The room was very small. It was situated right across from the kitchen, so it was quite noisy. There was also a lot of noise from the outside. We asked to change the room but were told, that the hotel was fully booked out. The location was great though.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was beautiful and the view of the castle was breathtaking. We had a problem with the bathroom, but the staff quickly and graciously fixed the issue. I would absolutely stay at this hotel again.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Stayed here three nights. The staff were all super, very helpful, very informative. Breakfast food and service was excellent. Great location, 40+ pubs and restaurants within 10 minute walk, plus lots of shopping stores. This is an old building with LOTS of stairs and no lift, but staff were very helpful in carrying luggage. Booked two rooms and our friends took the room on the lower floor due to medical issues. Their room was huge with excellent street view, our room was tiny, tiny, tiny with view of parking lot (#5 pics 4&5 on their website). Both were the same rate?? Ask to see your room before you agree to it. Otherwise it was a great time.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Had a delightful stay for 3 nights for our first trip to Edinburgh. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Great walking location to all area's of Edinburgh. Room was large and quiet. There is no elevator and you have to walk up a couple of levels of stairs to get to reception and our room was located on the top floor, so more stairs.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location. The room was very small but clean and had everything I needed to be comfortable. The breakfast provided was wonderful. There are a lot of stairs which was no problem since the staff carried my luggage up and down.

7.8 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

It was a nice Hotel, or B&B. the Breakfast had a small selection of items but was well done. The hot food was made to order. it was a 10min walk from train station and Royal mile. I wouldn't advise single travellers to stay here as the room is tiny and on the very top floor, this means alot of stairs, the building is heritage listed meaning no lift. The manager didn't seem to have any real personality and was difficult to talk to. My second day, the towels were left in a mess on the bathroom floor with black foot prints all over them from the cleaners, there was little done to fix this issue. Otherwise was nice place to stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Overall very recommended. Hospitallity, room, surroundings. Nothing to complain about

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Extremely central location and beautiful room.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location of this hotel could not be better! The breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent. The breakfast room had warm coffee all day and there was also a pot in our room. I would definitely stay here again.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

6.9 Fair
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

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6.0 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

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Room Details

Castleview Guest House has 18 guest rooms. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the New Town area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

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

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

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

Distances from Castleview Guest House

Charlotte Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Georgian House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Assembly Rooms - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Royal Scots Regimental Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Royal Scottish Academy Art Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Princes Street Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
National War Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Edinburgh Castle - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Gallery of Scotland - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Usher Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Scott Monument - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Royal Lyceum Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Castleview Guest House is Edinburgh (EDI) - 10 km / 6.2 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 km and mile.