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167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ , Scotland
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Violet Bank House
Ranked #62 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Somerset
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was very pleasant. My room was on suite and very large and comfortable room. The bed is so comfortable you may not want to ever get out of it:-) Breakfast was very nice and the fresh fruit which was served every morning was delicious and varied. The hosts are lovely and very friendly and go out of their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this charming B & B for five nights in June and it's proximity to the city and public transport made this B&B a most enjoyable experience for us. John and Rita were charming, knowledgable and attentive hosts and we would highly recommend a stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very simple: house, breakfast, internal garden, hospitality are at the very top, a different, higher level also if they are compared with the best B&B we visited during our Scottish trip. Rooms are not the bigger and price are not cheap: but you cannot wait a cheap price from a service of this level. The owners are really friendly, with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very warm welcoming place, Very nice located bed and breakfast with beautiful garden. If you on a diet before you go, just put on hold while you stay there with all the lovely breakfast on offer. Haddock to the Scottish breakfast. Very good bus service, 2 friendly pubs and cash point machine on the same road.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed one night only at this wonderful B&B on outskirts of Edinburgh, Highly recommend it, easy access into the city by local bus. Free car parking and wifi. Good dining pub across the street, The B&B is a hidden treasure. 3 gorgeous rooms, VERY clean throughout and comfortable beds, so tempting to stay in bed all day. The hosts John... More

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Friendly service, clean and beautiful rooms. Tasty breakfast. Located next to a smallish river with nice footpath for walks and running alike - even with baby prams! We just loved the stay, despite the Scottish weather ;)

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Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

After arriving almost a day later than scheduled from Australia because of airline problems, we were welcomed into one of the most warm and relaxing B&B's imaginable -we wished we could have had the two planned days there. Fantastic traditional Scottish breakfast which included our first taste of haggis (v. tasty), great selection of fruit and honey fresh from John... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Reta and John are great hosts during our stay in Violet Bank. Reta shared with us useful travel information. The house is nice and comfortable. A big table in the dining room allows people chatting with each other, and breakfast is wonderful by using fresh ingredients. We really enjoyed our stay here for the nice people, environment and food. Heidi... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Thank you Rita and John for making our holiday so lovely and relaxing . We started each morning with a FANTASTIC breakfast . We just loved the garden ....walking part of the water Leith which is on the door step , The bus stop so close you can hop on and off into Edinburgh all so convenient .We will return... More

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Dublin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The house was so quaint and enjoyable. It felt like home and we looked forward to coming back to enjoy. Reta and John put so many lovely touches including the bath robes. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious and you can tell that it takes a lot of work to maintain everything. Job well done Reta and John.

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Address: 167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Violet Bank House Edinburgh, Scotland

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With five stars "It's the difference which makes the difference." Beds you won't want to leave, powerful showers, fluffy robes and towels. Breakfast on smoked haddock topped with tomato and melting cheddar, hot pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Our garden overlooks the Water of Leith, Pentland hills farmland and woodlands. Free Parking, Wi-Fi, DVD, TV and radio. 10 minutes to the airport. Heriot-Watt University - one mile. Finalists in "Friendliest Landlady "award - 2007-8. ... more   less 
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