Counan Guest House - Edinburgh

47 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  show map
 2 stars
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Counan Guest House - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Laundry
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

No pets allowed
No Smoking

Non-smoking property

Overview

The family-friendly Counan Guest House comprises en-suite rooms and gives a quick access to Festival Theatre, which is 1250 meters away.

Nestled in the center of Edinburgh and a 15-minute walk from Our Dynamic Earth train station. Counan Guest House is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Edinburgh.

The hotel is situated near a castle and a theater.

Counan Guest House is within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are 6 guestrooms featuring quadruple room, double room and family room equipped with complimentary wireless internet, ironing facilities, a personal computer, coffee/tea makers and heating. They provide bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Located in a historic area, Cafe Cassis and Kismot serve a wide range of meals.

Services

Guests will benefit from laundry, ironing service and room service along with a free private car park, a safety deposit box and a storage room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   6.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 10 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

47 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.1 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Parks
  • Holyrood Park
    1500 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    6

Rooms and availability

Counan Guest House photos Room
Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV
Counan Guest House photos Exterior Hotel information
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Counan Guest House photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • City of the Dead Tour3700 ft
  • Impro Jam4600 ft

Places of interest

  • Queen's Hall2000 ft
  • Italian Institute3000 ft
  • George Square Theatre3300 ft
  • The University of Edinburgh3700 ft
  • Edinburgh Law School4300 ft

Amusement

  • Alba Ballooning1700 ft
  • Slot Casino2000 ft
  • New Empire Bingo3300 ft
  • Amusements3300 ft
  • the GRV4600 ft

Museums

  • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh4000 ft
  • National War Museum Of Scotland4300 ft
  • Museum of Scotland4300 ft

Parks

  • Holyrood Park1700 ft
  • The Meadows Playpark2000 ft
  • The Meadows3300 ft
  • the craigs3700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Edinburgh3300 ft

Theaters

  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre3700 ft
  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar3700 ft
  • Festival Theatre3700 ft
  • Festival Theatre4000 ft
  • Bedlam4300 ft
  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office4300 ft

Public parking

  • University of Edinburgh3300 ft

Local attractions

  • National Museum of Scotland1.0 mi
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth5200 ft
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School5200 ft
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge5000 ft
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • Magdalen Chapel5200 ft
    41 Cowgate, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Holyrood Park1500 ft
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall2200 ft
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum4000 ft
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
  • National Library of Scotland4100 ft
    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall1600 ft
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • The Meadows3600 ft
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall4000 ft
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    6

Counan Guest House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Counan Guest House

Average guest rating

4.4out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 78 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 0.2

    Beds were clean.

    Bathroom smelt awful. Would not even brush our teeth in the morning in there. Window was disgusting and we could hear all the noise. The whole place was a disgrace and not to mention the breakfast. Toast and stale croissants. £60 for all this. I want my money back.

  • Family with children
    4.6

    It was clean and tidy

    Over priced at £140. Very noisy room. Staff seemed to complain a lot (it was very hot though). The staff smoked and talked outside our open window. The bedding and towels smelt of cigarette smoke. We had to clear own table for breakfast, the staff just wern't going to do it. Breakfast was average. A drunk guest hit our car trying to get out of small car park. We were going to be changed more unless we payed cash. They ignored our request made when booking. Worst hotel ever stayed in.

  • Group of friends
    3.8

    friendly stuff.

    Room was very very unclean, and we all three guest couldn't eat a breakfast, dishes were also unclean, and for example one morning we have got cheese out of the due date. I think no matter that there is cheaper than in other hotels, a shower like in the plane, but a little cleanness have to be.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The staff were friendly and the breakfasts were good and plentifull.The location was aproximately twenty minutes walk from the town center and on the main bus route

    We stayed for three nights and felt the room should have been cleaned,and tea making facilities replenished at least once,but was not.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Friendly staff and a cosy place to stay

    Some small booking problems, but they were fixed quickly

  • Family with children
    7.4

    It was value for money. The rooms were excellent - clean, spacious and comfy. The bathroom was comfortable too.

    Came with my elderly parents who found the steep stairs to the dining room very difficult to navigate. Also, the lady who greeted us on arrival was somewhat rude and unwelcoming. She first told us we'd arrived too early and that our room wasn't ready (even though we'd informed the hotel well in advance that we'd be coming in early), made us wait - tired and hungry - for about 40 mins..once the room was ready, and we were starting to settle in, she then informed us that that was not our allocated room and that she had made a mistake!!! Our room had been ready all along!! An unpleasant start to say the least..

  • Single
    8.8

    Paula, the owner was very welcoming on arrival. She really went out of her way for us letting an extra guest stay with us for no extra cost. We were going to a concert at murrayfield and the bus stopped outside the four seasons there and back. Great value for money. If we are ever going to a concert there again, this is where we will be staying. There was also a huge treampoline in the garden for the kids.

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    the best think was the breakfast, was complete and enough, the room was good, big and bright

    the bathroom was dirty and we couldnt get to the hotel until 12.30 because it wasnt ready

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    On site parking

    Bathroom was dirty, used glasses, still with toothpaste from previous user. Plughole hadn't been cleaned. The kettle they supplied didn't work, luckily had our own. From our room had a view of the garden, which was unkempt and cluttered with rubbish.

  • Couple
    2.4

    Difficult to say what we liked. I believe the only good thing was that it was actually in Edinburgh !

    We have travelled all over the world and we have never experienced a more filthy, dirty, disgusting "hotel". There was bird mess all over the floor by the windows. The beds were filthy - ridden with bed bugs. It was so bad that the guys even felt bad for the girls and bought them some blankets to sleep on! We could not stand to spend a minute in the room when not necessary - it really was the sleeping quarters - and that was too much time! Whilst we had no problems with the staff, it was obvious they had a lot of attitude. We booked as a last resort due to last minute planning and availability (this was literally the last place available in the city and now it makes sense why....). In hindsight, I would have preferred the inconvenience of staying 20 miles outside of Edinburgh and commuting in. The owner "Mr Khan" really needs to learn to invest if this is to stay open for business. I would not recommend staying here to my worst enemy.

  • Single
    4.6

    Car parking available.

    Very expensive for what it offers. Poor continental breakfast. I was originally given a room with no en-suite having booked one. I was then questioned the following day as to why I was in that room. (In fairness it could have taken 4 people and I was on my own, but sorry, that was not my problem.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    Good location for sightseeing

    We were told that we were double booked and were given a room in the basement with no oulook and without a private bathroom

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Location is good for visiting Edinburgh. Lower price. You can leave the car at the hotel and walk to the centre, the Royal Mile and the Carlton Hill.

    Old facility.Lower class hotel, we were waked up by a young singing young men in the middle of the night. Internet (mobile) was not working, but we could temporary connect our laptop to a hard wired line in stead. There is no permanent security and you have to collect the key on the other side of the steet and also go there every time you need assistance (except during breakfast when there is permanently sombody).

  • Couple
    7.8

    Location was great, 20 minute walk to city centre. Room was comfortable, good breakfast in the morning and manager was quite a character, very helpful and put on a cooked breakfast as it was the weekend. Hotel was quiet even though every room was booked and we were given keys to the main door so that we could come and go as we liked.

    We booked a double en-suite but were told on arrival that the shower in our room was not working so we had to use the shared bathroom. Shower was extremely weak and needing replaced.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The hotel staff was extremely helpful to make sure our stay was comfortable. She offered us to use the common bathroom though we had a en suite. The hotel have the potential to be one of the classic B&B as it is not so far away from the city center (half hour leiserly walk) but on the quieter side of the road. It boasts a fantastic garden. Thaks to Paula from the hotel staff who was really helpful.

    The hotel lacks basic maintenance. We were locked out of the room and could not get through with keys. Had to nudge our way in. En suite bathroom was shabby. Garden can be looked after.

How to reach hotel

hotel Counan Guest House - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

47 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.1 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Parks
  • Holyrood Park
    1500 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    6