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McCraes's B&B

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44 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JR, Scotland
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Ranked #31 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
heatherbrae47 Doonside, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Doonside, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience. Manager was a perfect host, accommodation was 1st class and breakfasts were delicious. Would highly recommend this establishment and the location was excellent. About a 20 minute leisurely stroll into the heart of the city. We also liked the fact that we could leave and enter the premises at our leisure.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for three nights and had a very pleasant stay. The bed was extremely comfortable indeed and the bedroom and en suite was spotlessly clean and tidy. The breakfasts, both the included lighter one and the cooked one ( at an extra cost ) was very nice and all good quality items. There are some very good restaurants in... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John is a most gracious host who made sure we understood where/how things worked, breakfast time & options. We felt comfortable asking for suggestions and he had excellent ideas (knows the town). We found bedroom spotless & comfortable, bathroom modern and spacious as well. WiFi- no problems; outlet adaptors available in our room. John is a well-traveled former business professional... More 

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John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Beth. I've been very fortunate to have had a steady supply of great guests like yourselves that make it very easy for me to be welcoming and approachable. As McCrae's is our family home it's important for me that my guests feel at ease, otherwise it would be too difficult for everyone,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lovely comfortable room. Great service. All the facilities spotlessly clean. Fantastic location near all the attractions. Very informative nothing to much trouble. Would definitely stay here again, will be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Cozy B&B in New Town/Broughton area. Optimal location in a quiet side street close to restaurants and shops. Very friendly owner who gave us good advice for our holiday. We will definitely stay there again.

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Cesena, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Maybe we were expecting too much after reading so many enthusiastic reviews. We really appreciated the B&B's eco-friendly approach, but that alone is not enough to justify the price. The B&B is in a nice area quite close to the centre, the host was very kind and helpful and the room was clean; on the other hand, the doors and... More 

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John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed with your stay Mara. I wish you had mentioned some of these problems while you were here. For example, there is a an extractor in the en-suite bathroom and a previous guest must have switched it off. As you are staying in a normal family home, rather than a hotel, when other guests move about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed at John's B&B the second time, now with my mother and sister. We stayed for a week and enjoyed our second stay the same as our first one. John is still the best host we got to know on our journeys. The rooms are clean and cosy, and the breakfast was delicious as usual. We can still recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A wonderfully relaxed long weekend in Edinburgh. McCraes is the perfect B & B for a trip to this fantastic city. Well situated, a short walk to the city centre with lots of great places to eat and drink almost on the doorstep. John made us very welcome and couldn't do enough to make sure we had a great and... More 

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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very effeciently run, clean, great atmosphere and not forgetting the super location! Breakfast was most delicious with John providing everything the heart desires - my absolute highlight was the porridge. All in all everything just PERFECT !!!!

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have had a family Easter break at this lovely B&B. Very efficiently run by John - great communication in advance of our stay, and very hospitable and friendly during our stay. Super location. Lovely comfortable quiet rooms. Excellent breakfasts - porridge highly recommended.

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