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B+B Edinburgh

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3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland (Formerly Melvin House Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location - The hotel is within walking distance of everything. There is shopping, the old Dean Village, Edinburgh Castle, a huge variety of restaurants! Parking, though, is a pain. There are metered parking spots just at the end of the block that you have to put money in every few hours during the day. At night though, it is free... More 

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West Point, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a few days at the B&B. We've have stayed here last year and found it nice enough to stay again. The building has plenty of character. The rooms are on the small side and some needed a little attention in restoration but overall the rooms were nice, location was great being a short walk to Princess Street. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I came to stay here to celebrate our engagement for a mini break as a first time visiting Edinburgh. The hotel greeted us warmly, and we were impressed by the hotel from the moment we saw it. It is an absolutely beautiful building, maintained at a high standard in an absolutely perfect location in Haymarket, a ten... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi Daisy and BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences of B+B Edinburgh - it is truly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again - perhaps for honeymoon...!! All the very best from all the Team at B+B Edinburgh. More 

glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Town is such a wow anyway, so we were delighted to find this well priced B&B (£85 for the room with breakfast for 2) in a really beautiful, quiet street. We had the upstairs 'garret' - beautifully converted, small but with a distant Castle view from highish velux windows.Tippy toes required.The view over the rooftops of the New... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of B+B Edinburgh. We love the rooms at the top - they are secret and romantic with great night views of the Castle. Great that you will re-visit - did you consider joining Belong + Benefit - our Loyalty Club - complimentary bottle of fizz on first visit and great offers throughout... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay. We were at the B+B for 6 days and it felt like home only better. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable, a great size bathroom, and the view. The view was superb. Breakfast was good every morning, great selection. The building itself is beautiful, spend some time in the library if you stay here.... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review. Great to enjoy 6 nights in Edinburgh - plenty of time to really get into the groove of the city! All the B+B Collection properties boast super lounges - this differs from a lot of traditional B+B's and is really appreciated by guests. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay. We got upgraded to a castle view room on arrival. Chap at the reception was very friendly and helpful. Room was thoroughly clean and well decorated. Very comfy bed. Lovely views from the room. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and was absolutely spot on. Great selection of continental breakfast and perfectly sized... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts - we are thrilled you have enjoyed your stay with us. There isn't a bad view from B+B Edinburgh but we agree...the Castle side is stunning! We have fans we could have provided...another time, please let us know...we will whizz one up to the room. All the very best from the Team. More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i wasnt expecting anything much when i made the booking as it was not that expensive but when i checked in to our room it was amazing. The room is big and cozy, the bathroom was very clean as well. The staff were very accomodating and friendly. they will go above and beyond their work just to give you a... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Big thank you for reviewing B+B Edinburgh. If you are thinking of visiting us or our sister properties in London, Dorset or Hampshire - consider joining our Belong + Benefit Loyalty Club....a complimentary bottle of fizz on your first visit as a member and great offers throughout the year! Thanks again - hope to see you soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tidy well kept rooms, we were lucky to have a view of Edinburgh Castle, very helpful staff. In particular nice to stay at a place that has a separate library room and a small bar. The food and coffee for breakfast also were plentiful and tasty. 😄

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Great Big Thank You from all the Team. Breakfast is key to a day out exploring and an excellent coffee is a must! Glad you enjoyed your stay at B+B Edinburgh! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in many places in different cities and this was the best yet. For the price paid I did not expect this level of service, comfort and attention to detail. We stayed in a family suite for the first two nights, needed to stay in Edinburgh for a third night and were moved to a double room. I... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank You, Helen - this is a lovely review and will be shared with all the Team. Have a peak at the website for info on our loyalty club - a great way to collect points towards a free stay ...oh, and a bottle of fizz on your first stay as a member..! Thanks again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can not recommend this B+B more highly. I stayed with friends here on either side of a wonderful trip through Scotland. The accommodation is situated in the New Town of Central Edinburgh with its beautiful Georgian buildings. Very close to bars and other amenities (can recommend Johnson's dry cleaners on the corner of Drumsheugh and Queensferry Rd - the... More 

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your great tips and feedback. It is possible to come and stay at B+B Edinburgh and not even venture in to the main city - our corner of town boasts super bars, boutiques and eateries and is truly relaxing in ambience. We are thrilled you have enjoyed your stay and wish you well in your further... More 

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