Counan Guest House - Edinburgh

47 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdomshow map
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Overview

The 2-star Counan Guest House is situated in the center of Edinburgh. The hotel represents historic architecture in Edinburgh.

Counan Guest House is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Edinburgh. The vicinity of a bus stop let you explore Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Mile with no difficulty.

A theater and a castle are set within walking distance.

Guests can get to Turnhouse airport in 20 minutes by car.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay in Edinburgh Counan Guest House offers 6 rooms fitted with free wireless internet, heating, coffee/tea makers, a personal computer and ironing facilities. Bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering French, Scottish, Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, Cafe Cassis is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

The on-site conveniences include a free private car park, a storage room and a safety deposit box.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool
Laundry
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Garden area

Room features

  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-22:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 10 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Queen's HallQueen's Hall2000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1700 ft
The MeadowsThe Meadows3300 ft
Summerhall Summerhall 1600 ft1 Summerhall
Holyrood Park Holyrood Park 1700 ft1 Holyrood Park
The Queen's HallThe Queen's Hall2200 ftClerk Street, Edinburgh
Eddie's Seafood MarketEddie's Seafood Market3000 ft7 Roseneath Street
DoodlesDoodles3300 ft29 Marchmont Crescent
The MeadowsThe Meadows3600 ftOld Town
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.1 mi
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1.1 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.5 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania3.0 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.0 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.2 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.7 mi
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1.0 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1.1 mi
Arthur\'s SeatArthur\'s Seat4100 ftQueen's Drive
Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery\/Dental Museum Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery\/Dental Museum 4000 ft9 Hill Sq.
Surgeons\' Hall MuseumsSurgeons\' Hall Museums4100 ftNicolson Street
Festival TheatreFestival Theatre4100 ft13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
Talbot Rice Gallery Talbot Rice Gallery 4300 ftOld College South Bridge
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.1 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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Reviews
4.4
Guest ratingBased on  84  reviews
  • 1.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friendly staff and a cosy place to stay

    Some small booking problems, but they were fixed quickly

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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..

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 2.4
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    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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).

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

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Highlights
4
Guest ratingBased on  84 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-22:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 10 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.1 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
Bus
Bus stop2700 ft
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