Kenvie Guest House16 Kilmaurs Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DA
Telephone: 0131 668 1964
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars Guest House
|Kenvie Guest House is a delightful town house situated in a quiet residential area in the Suth side of the City, convenient for:-|
- City Centre
- Edinburgh University
- Scottish Parliament
- Dynamic Earth
- Pollock Halls of Residents
- Kings Buildings
- Royal Scottish Museum
- Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians
- Royal Infirmary
- Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool
- Prestonfield & Craigmillar Golf Courses
- Craigmillar Castle
- Theatre and Cinema
- Restaurants and Bars
- Easy Access to Leith and Britannia
|Kenvie Guest House is 1 ¼ miles from the City centre with any tourist attraction including the Royal Mile, an historic street with Edinburgh Castle at the top and Holyrood Palace (one miles farther down) at the bottom, the Scottish Parliament is opposite. Also on this lovely street are the Camera Obscura, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, Museum and Lady Stair's House (a museum to Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and R.L. Stevenson). The famous Princes Street has on one side, shops, restaurants, cafes and on the other, Gardens including the Floral Clock, monuments and Sir Walter Scott's Monument 209ft. high with 287 steps which can be climbed to give a panoramic view of the city and farther than the Forth Bridges to the North and to the South over the scenic Border country. Craigmillar Castle is also nearby. |
Kenvie Guest House is personally run by Richard and Dorothy Vidler who take great care to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay. A warm friendly welcome is guaranteed.
For your further comfort all bedrooms have central heating, colour TV and complementary tea/coffee making facilities. No-smoking rooms. Parking is unrestricted Street parking.
Reduction for children sharing parents' room. ½ price children under 10 years.
All the above terms are inclusive of all taxes and Scottish Breakfast individually cooked with a choice for vegetarians and served in our most attractive dinning room.
A deposit to cover the first night is requested when reserving accommodation, along with the type of room required and your arrival time, if known.
Credit Card no. can also be used to secure a booking.
How to find us by car
All directions to Edinburgh will cross the City Bypass (A720) on the edge of the city. When you see the signs for this road, follow them in the direction for Edinburgh South. You should then exit the Bypass at the Sheriffhall Roundabout, following the signs for the City Centre (A7) - also signposted Royal Infirmary. After aprox. 6km (4 miles) you will find another roundabout, next to Cameron Toll shopping centre (a dark glass modern building with a red neon strip around it at night). Follow the roundabout under a railway bridge and take the next left onto Dalkieth Road, this is still the A7. After 1/2 km (500 yards) you will pass a row of shops on your left. Opposite the last shop (a hairdresser), you should turn right into Kilmaurs Terrace, and you will find Kilmaurs Road at the top. Turn left and the Kenvie is on the left. Alternatively, if you miss Kilmaurs Terrace, continue a short distance to the traffic lights, turn right into Priestfield Road, and right again for Kilmaurs Road.
Arriving in the city centre by bus or train
Follow the signs for Princes Street, 2 minutes walk from either St Andrew's bus or Waverley train stations. Opposite the Balmoral Hotel there is a bus stop: take the 30 or 33 Lothian Bus (red buses) or 86 First Bus (green bus). The journey time is about ten minutes. Ask the driver to let you off 2 stops after the Commonwealth Swimming Pool. Walk the way the bus is going to the next corner, turn left into Kilmaurs Terrace and then left into Kilmaurs Road. Kenvie is on the left. Alternatively, taxis are plentiful from either bus or train stations. Other bus numbers are 2 and 12 from Edinburgh Conference Centre, 14 and C3 from Leith (Royal Yacht Brittania).Arriving by air
There are buses between the airport and Waverley train station in the city centre every 15 minutes (#100). Once at the train station, use the city buses as described above or take a taxi.