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Violet Bank House

167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ , Scotland
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Violet Bank House
Ranked #82 of 439 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed in Violet Bank self -catering apartment in Edinburgh, which is owned by the owners of Violet Bank House. We enjoyed our stay during the Edinburgh festival so very much. The apartment is in a great location, and is light & airy and very comfortable. We appreciated all the little details - lovely soaps and fluffy white towels &... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is our third stay at Violet Bank house & we would not stay anywhere else in Scotland! Reta & John are Violet Bank house! They are a lovely & friendly couple. Very welcoming & accommodating. They are also very knowledgeable about Edinburgh & Scotland. Reta had previously worked for the Scottish tourist board. The rooms are very comfortable &... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Located in Currie, the most tasteful and friendly B&B you can wish to find. Run by charming couple Reta and John. Extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated. Three double rooms and guests's own livingroom/library. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended! The best B&B ever! Kerstin and Staffan Backman

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were in Violet Bank House in May 2013 and it was again wonderful. Reta & John are very good hosts, Very friendly. The breakfast was very delicious, specially the pan cakes. (LOL) When we will came back to Edinburgh then w will again to be guests to Reta & John. Stefan & Gudrun

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Violet Bank has an amazingly quiet, peaceful and calm atmosphere, which I found most salving after my day. My first impression of the accommodation was just how clean and plain nice it was – instantly thinking how much work and effort they must put into it to create such a brilliant environment. I was met at the front door with... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Our hosts were incredibly helpful, friendly and accommodating. A very comfortable room with literally the "run of the house". The property is beautiful and wonderfully located for ease of access to Edinburgh and wonderful local restaurants. We even met their grandson who gave us a marvelous tour of the property all the way to the river running through the back... More

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Also Known As:
Violet Bank House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #82 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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