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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building and accommodating staff. Room was a good size with a great view over Edinburgh. Close proximity to city centre and links to airport via train or bus. Personal touches made to room to cater for our wedding anniversary making it that extra special. Would visit again and recommend to everyone to try something different than the regular corporate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building tastefully maintained but with a really modern feel. Room was a decent size with a huge shower room and very nice finishes. Made up daily. Breakfast was high quality and served local products and haggis! Location is a 5 minute walk from Princes Street...there are closer however this is in a nice neighbourhood. Really easy checkout process and... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

B&B Edinburgh was AWESOME. Such a quaint little traditional B&B. Staff was beyond great..always friendly and so helpful with everything. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. It's in a nice location a little ways out from the hustle and bustle, but not too far that you can't walk to everything downtown, including the Royal Mile, etc. Breakfast in the morning... More 

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

Omg our stay at the b/b was wonderful the staff, room, food, views were oitstanding we will be back i have told all my friends on our stay was magical and romantic at your hotel!!!!!!!cant wait to spend christmas and new year with you in the b/b

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You walk in and the entrance hall should and does take your breath away. It is a unique and very special high Scottish Victorian industrialist's dream of class. The marble, the star case and the wooden panelling is just absolutely exquisite and only bettered by the Library upstairs on the first floor - so special, so untouched but still somehow... More 

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

Thank you so much - this is a truly thoughtful review. We are always looking at improvements - your feedback regarding breakfast is helpful indeed. Thanks again - please consider the sister properties if you like our style and travel a bit - London, Hampshire and Dorset. We have a loyalty scheme...! Thank you, once again. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to Scotland before and decided to use a tour company. The B+B Edinburgh was the hotel we started and ended the tour in. As it worked out, it was also the hotel we stayed in a few days before the tour and would have after if they had had room for us! The building once belonged... More 

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

Thank you very much for reviewing - we are truly thrilled you have felt 'at home' with us. It is never nice to feel unwell away from familiar home and I am pleased we have been able to take the anxiety away. We have a great team here! Thank you for all your lovely encouraging words - we will be... More 

Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are truly delighted you have all enjoyed B+B Edinburgh and thanks for the compliments about our rooms. It is so easy with filters etc on cameras to over 'pretty' something so we have chosen to be very honest with our images. NO false advertising! Thank you - we have sister properties in London,... More 

West Point, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 13, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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