Valentine City Centre Guest House

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location_on Edinburgh, 19-21 Gilmore Place - View on Map

The Georgian Valentine City Centre Guest House is located in Edinburgh city centre at the South-West corner of the historic Old Town. It is the closest guest house to Edinburgh Castle, which is within a 15-minute walk.

The Valentine City Centre Guest House is situated on all four floors of an 1813 Georgian Town House, a significant building in Edinburgh's history being a prototype of the Edinburgh 'three-door flats' layout later used throughout the city. Such a historic building can have no lift of course, but if you book a room on one of the upper floors up the wide original stair case, then we will of course assist with luggage if you would like. The building is 'B' listed, due to it's history, and the original worn stone stairs are still used between the lower and upper 'halves' of the property! Tollcross? A long time ago, cities raised part of their finance by charging a toll or tax to enter the city,One of the tolls was in the area now known as Tollcross centred on the junction where the famous clock now stands. Originally a pendulum clock, in 1926 it became spring driven and was wound once a week by the makers. Gilmore 'Street' was constructed in 1798 through property owned by Samuel Gilmore who owned a ropemaking factory on the north side of Gilmore Place, as it became known. Older maps show the spelling as 'Gilmour', which is probably the original authentic spelling.

Valentine City Centre Guest House's facilities

Most popular facilities
Food & drink safety
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Walking tours
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Invoice provided
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Designated smoking area
Physical distancing
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Cashless payment available
Safety features
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • First aid kit available
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
Food & Drink
  • Electric kettle
Common areas
  • Garden
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Entertainment and family services
  • Children television networks
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
Media & Technology
  • TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV
Room Amenities
  • Iron
  • Ironing facilities
  • Heating
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • Socket near the bed
  • Non-feather pillow
Services & Extras
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Key access
Outdoor & View
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Spoken Languages
  • English

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Good to know

work Check-in: From 13:00 Until 21:00
Check-out: From 07:30 Until 10:00
groupGroups: When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
wifiInternet: WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
local_parkingParking: No parking available.
petsPets: Pets are not allowed.
  • Children ages 4 and older are allowed.
  • People 4 years old and over stay for £20 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • No cots are available.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
FAQ about Valentine City Centre Guest House
The fine print:

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties

Please inform Valentine City Centre Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time

You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff

Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours

All guests are kindly requested to advise this hotel of their estimated time of arrival

Late evening arrivals will be supplied with a 4-digit code to access a keybox at the property

To ensure smooth arrival, please arrange this before the arrival date

Extra charges may apply for late check-ins which are not arranged in advance

Arrival is possible from 09:00 onwards, where the room is not yet ready, luggage will be stored at the Valentine City Centre Guest House until the room is available

There is no charge for this service

When booking more than 2 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply

Please note that from 01 October, 2020 all access to the property will be by coded entry

Check-in will be available from 16:00

Guests who require early check-in should contact the property in advance

Additionally, there will be no breakfast option available at the property from this date

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