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The Bonham

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35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN, Scotland
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Ranked #53 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
lynnzie513 Falls Church, VA USA
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Falls Church, VA USA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent three nights at The Bonham while on vacation. The hotel staff was welcoming and accommodating. Our room, a junior suite (#306), had a spectacular 180 degree view of the waterway, the neighborhood and the park. The room was spacious, the linens were posh and the tea kettle and biscuits were most welcome after a day of touring. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i joined a group for one night--my room was at the front of the georgian house overlooking the private garden of the street, the large windows and well appointed furnishings contributed to the fine ambience. the dinner and breakfast were excellent and the staff more than hospitable--they stored a duffle bag for a week even though i did not plan... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth R Many thanks for your fantastic review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bonham. We're very lucky to be in such a fantastic location with access to the private Drumsheugh Gardens but still only a short walk to Princes Street and all the attractions. We look forward to seeing you again on your next... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bonham is a nice place to stop for a coffee (don't have the decaf!) When asked to join a friend for dinner I accepted as I had never eaten here. The food was great and having visited a second time enjoyed my second meal almost as much. The let down of the restaurant is the menu. The market menu... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear ThomasM1987 Thank you for your recent review and I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed your 2 visits for dinner and the quality of the food served. Our market menu is a well priced selection from our extensive a la carte menu for those looking for a fixed price option at only £22 for a 3 course dinner.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bonham was probably something pretty special when it opened 20 years ago or so. Unfortunately, it looks like they have put very little into it since. The rugs and beds and chairs are very worn and are very much in need of more thorough cleaning. Service is good, though slow at breakfast, and pleasant and the location is central... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear mpbklyn Thanks for your recent review and I'm happy to see you found the service to be good and the location excellent for your visit to Edinburgh. We always aim to give our customers an excellent experience at the Bonham and we appreciate your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Regards Douglas Campbell... More 

Sheffield, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay in the Bonham. Brought my fiancé here because we'd both always wanted to visit Edinburgh and this was the place we chose. Situated in the West End, the hotel is in a beautiful part of Edinburgh that's quiet, but only five minutes walk from plenty of bars and restaurants. The room was very nice, if not... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear 428jeremye Thank you so much for your 5 star review and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the Bonham so much during your stay in Edinburgh. Please do let us know when you're next coming to the city, we'd be delighted to welcome you back to the hotel KInd regards Douglas Campbell General Manager More 

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night after working in Edinburgh. Staff were extremely helpful before and during my stay and helped sort out any parking queries I had. Couldn't get an upper floor room as requested but the lower floor room that I got did not disappoint and I never heard a sound all night. Requested breakfast in my room which was... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear Mccallum55 Thank you very much for your 5 star review of the Bonham, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be so friendly and helpful - we're here to make sure you have a great stay. Our location is perfect, quiet and peaceful but a short walk from all the action and Princes... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice stay at the Bonham. Very nice room, quiet, good size and comfortable. Staff were mostly pleasant. Free WIFI, good signal everywhere. Breakfast was good with many choices, staff super pleasant at breakfast area. Location is off the regular tourist route which was a good thing for us. It is only a short walk to downtown, many... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear Brett C Many thanks for your very kind review and comments about the Bonham. I'm so glad you enjoyed our location, 5 minutes from everything but very quiet and peaceful. Lots of our rooms have great views as you mention. We aim to be friendly and relaxed and I'm happy to see you enjoyed the service! Thanks again for... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had an afternoon tea at the Bonham and it was an unforgettable experience the treats were superb (so much so that we could not eat all and were given a box to takeaway) tea was flowing and Elizabeth made us feel like we were dining at The Ritz!! Thank you again for making this wonderful! and thank you... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear JCunningham189 Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our afternoon tea service, we're thrilled you had such a great time and appreciate you taking the time to post the review. Elizabeth is one of our dedicated team here to make everyone welcome and enjoy their time at the Bonham, I'm very pleased she achieved this with... More 

London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here recently on business, hotel is located in a pleasant street but does nothing to say that it is there, drove past it twice before realising it was a hotel. Staff are attentive, breakfast was good. Rooms are not huge but they are comfortable. The hotel is the little sister of the Blytheswood Square in Glasgow but needs to... More 

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear Londontraveller6 Thank you for your recent review and your kind comments about breakfast and our friendly and attentive team along with our comfortable rooms. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Our 5 star sister property in Glasgow, the Blythswood, is indeed a fantastic hotel but we like to think the Bonham has it's own cosy charm and fantastic service.... More 

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16 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had an overnight stay, sadly not longer. Lovely hotel, warm friendly with beautiful amenities. Magnificent view over Edinburgh. Thick white bathroom towels and extremely quiet. What more can you ask for. Plus great breakfast and really know how to cook eggs benedict.

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Douglas C, General Manager at The Bonham, responded to this review

Dear Queenslandroaming Many thanks for your 5 star review which we are delighted with, its very kind of you to take the time to review us. Many of our rooms have stunning views over the Edinburgh skyline of over the beautiful Drumsheugh Gardens at the front - I'm so glad you were able to enjoy them! Many thanks again and... More 

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