Emerald Guest House

3 Drum StreetEdinburghEH17 8QQUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About Emerald Guest House

Dating back to 1890 and retaining many of its original features, the family-run Emerald Guest House is a simple accommodation choice that provides breakfast and tastefully decorated rooms. The guest house is located on the main bus route into Edinburgh city centre, which is 15 minutes away by car.

A television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities are standard amenities included with the newly furnished rooms at the Emerald Guest House. Each room also features an en-suite bathroom.

On-site parking is possible for those visiting the guest house in their own vehicle. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas of the property.

In the spacious dining room, a variety of breakfast options are served each morning. Evening meals are also provided upon request.

Gilmerton Cove is just a two-minute walk from the guest house. Craigmillar Castle is a little over five minutes away by car.


3 Drum Street, Edinburgh, EH17 8QQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6645918 | Fax: +44(131)6641920 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Owners friendly and accommodating

Nearly every former guest only had positive things to say about the proprietors of the Emerald Guest House. It is stated that the owners of the accommodation are very welcoming, warm and helpful overall.

Clean and charming rooms

The guest house's rooms were highly rated overall by past visitors. Along with the cleanliness being reportedly immaculate, the rooms are often described as well-appointed and containing comfortable furnishings.

Breakfast cooked to an excellent standard

Rave reviews have been posted by many previous guests when it came to the breakfast served by the Emerald Guest House. Not only is there a varied selection to choose from, but the quality of the breakfast is also regularly considered to be at a very high standard.

Negative Reviews

Location not ideal for central Edinburgh

Whilst it is in close proximity to attractions such as Gilmerton Cove and Craigmillar Castle, the Emerald Guest House is not ideal for visiting Edinburgh city centre - a sentiment shared by various former visitors. For example, it is estimated to take at least 15 minutes to reach the city centre by car.

Limited parking spaces available

Based on the feedback of previous guests, the guest house has proved inadequate on occasion when it came to parking. Although a driveway is provided for parking, the amount of spaces available is said to be limited.

External noise can be disruptive

With its position next to a main street, noise from passing traffic can apparently be troublesome for guests staying at the Emerald Guest House. This was especially the case for a number of past visitors that were in rooms facing the road.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 147 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    5.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
8 out of 10 based on 147 reviews