What our guests say


The most personal, warm and welcoming experience! - Rating 5/5

There is so much to say. I will break it down into different categories:1. First impression: Before even arriving there, I was already in communication with Ian & David regarding a challenging situation where I wasn’t sure about my check-in time. (Long story, due to the fact that I thought I had lost my passport). The point is that they were so incredibly open to find ways to accommodate me. They didn’t have to, but had offered several options. This showed their incredible kindness from the start. Once everything was resolved and I arrived there, I was greeted with a glass of Cava (a Spanish Sparkling Wine). It is how they welcome their guests. After that, Ian had taken the time to go through all the details about my stay (times for breakfast, entering and leaving the hotel, keys, bathrooms, etc..). Everything around me was kept in a very pristine state. Everything was clean and proper. Even when I went up to the room, it was pretty immaculate. The bathroom was even more impressive. A definite 10/10 on cleanliness.2. Comfort: Most hotels can be a hit or a miss when it comes to the comfort of the mattress. I am personally very picky when it comes to that. Their bed was very comfortable and even the pillows. I also found other guests to be very polite and even discreet. There were no loud noises, no running around. It was pretty peaceful. The bathroom and shower were great. I found a nice bath robe hanging behind the door waiting for me to use it.3. Outlets and lights. I found the room to have sufficient outlets that I could use to setup my charging station. And you had easy access to a light by the bed so that you didn’t have to get up to turn off the lights at night.4. Food: Wow! From previous reviews, I had read about Ian & David baking their homemade bread fresh every morning. And I can say that I had that wonderful smell as soon as I stepped out of my room in the morning. They take the time to use fresh and local ingredients for their breakfast. I was also very impressed with how they kept the counter very clean with a beautiful selection of cereals, fruits, juices and snacks. It was wonderful to know that I could help myself to a snack throughout the day and help myself to different options of juices or even milk to have some cereal.I appreciate that they don’t like to waste any food (I am the same way) so they serve their portions just right and welcome you to order more if you like. For breakfast, I had the Full Scottish Breakfast (with meat). Out of the three places that I had tried during my stay in Edinburgh, this was by far the best one. Everything on the plate was just perfect! I also ordered their croissant and pain au chocolat and it was just perfect!!Even their jam and butter on their home made bread was delicious!! Just writing about it now makes me want that breakfast 10 times over!One more thing about the breakfast and their service, which I will always remember, is being asked if I was left handed or right handed. It was to know in which direction to place the handles of the cup, the cream and the coffee pot in the table! Wow! I’ve never had such personal service! Again, very impressed!5. Location: I was basically a 10-minute walk to the start of the royal mile. And in Edinburgh, it’s beautiful to walk around. From the airport to there, it was pretty easy. I purchased a return ticket with the Airlink Bus (cost me £8 both ways) and from the drop off, it’s a 15-minute walk. I didn’t mind it at all since the scenery was beautiful. So they are nicely located so you don’t feel like you are in a busy area.Overall, I will most definitely make them a must for a place to stay. Again, I can’t stress how great Ian & David were. Their service and attention to detail was just perfect!!Thank you both for a wonderful stay and exceptionalHospitality!

Reviewer: Dory C | Wed 22nd May 2024 | 1 day ago

Super stay - Rating 5/5

Castle Park is our home away from home in Edinburgh.Ian and David provide the most amazing service, always with a smile. Really can’t say enough about their caring attitude. The accommodations are all one could ask and the location very convenient.

Reviewer: Alan| Tue 21st May 2024 | 2 days ago

Excellent stay!- Rating 5/5

We recently spent five wonderful days at this charming guest house, and it exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by David, who ensured we felt right at home. Ian’s personalised English breakfasts were a highlight of our mornings – delicious and tailored to our preferences, with home-made bread and pastries.The room comfort was exceptional, rivaling that of a high-end hotel. It was impeccably clean, featuring a modern bathroom and a very comfortable bed. We also appreciated the serene environment; our room overlooked a beautiful garden. Another aspect we loved was the guest house’s commitment to sustainability.We wholeheartedly recommend this guest house to anyone visiting Edinburgh. If we return to the city, we would undoubtedly choose to stay here again. Thank you, Ian and David, for a memorable stay!

Reviewer: Alice | Sun 19th May 2024 | 4 days ago

What a find! - Rating 5/5

This lovely guest house has so many small touches that you would expect to find in a fancy hotel.Our room was light, airy and spacious and the shower was brilliant. The bed was comfortable and had phone sockets on each side which is always a plus for me. The breakfast was fabulous with a huge choice and the overall attention to detail was second to none. We will definitely be back.

Reviewer: Suzanne W | Fri 17th May 2024 | 6 days ago

Super - Rating 5/5

Nice place. Very kind people. 15min walking to city center. Very friendly en hospitable.

Reviewer: Doldersum | Thu 16th May 2024 | 1 week ago

Beautiful Inn - Perfect Edinburgh Getaway - Rating 5/5

David and Ian were the most gracious hosts. Breakfast each morning was incredible, their recommendations exceeded our expectations and made the food, adventure, and exploring so fun. The guest house is clean, cozy, with great rooms, bathrooms, and great for tall people as well! Will forever recommend this place for your travels to Edinburgh and will most definitely be staying here when we get the change to come to back!

Reviewer: Kennedie | Wed 15th May 2024 | 1 week ago

Can't be better - Rating 5/5

Situated close to parcs and the old town, two useful buslines in front of the Guest House, surrounding areas with Bruntsfield a short walk away makes the situation perfect. Calm, clean, spaceful rooms, really comfortable beds,perfect service from Ian and David and a really nice breakfast. Everything makes the stay unforgettable.

Reviewer: Kerstin| Mon 13th May 2024 | 1 week ago

Comfortable and great location - Rating 5/5

I had a fantastic stay at Castle Park Guest House! I stayed in one of the smaller rooms (Buchanan) and found it to be very comfortable, and as a solo female traveler I felt very safe. The location is great - it’s quiet since it’s not in the middle of the main touristy area, but it’s still very easy to get to many attractions by walking or taking the bus (a bus stop is right across the street). If I’m ever back in Edinburgh then I will definitely stay here again.

Reviewer: Meghan | Sun 12th May 2024 | 1 week ago

Maravillosa estancia, como en casa! - Rating 5/5

Junto con mi pareja hemos pasado 4 días en casa de David e Ian, la experiencia ha sido fabulosa, en cuanto a la atención y trato recibido. La casa es maravillosa, así como la habitación de la que hemos disfrutado, por no hablar de los magníficos desayunos típicos que preparan con todo su amor. Experiencia máxima, de 10 muy recomendados, volveremos sin lugar a dudas a seguir disfrutando de su tierra y hogar. Un saludo Ricardo & Asun.

Reviewer: Asun B | Tue 7th May 2024 | 2 weeks ago

Loved it - Rating 5/5

Excellent room.,lovely and clean and the breakfast was delicious,homemade bread too!!!!

Reviewer: Callum| Mon 6th May 2024 | 2 weeks ago