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Violet Bank House

167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ , Scotland
Violet Bank House
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beauty and comfort of the house was exceeded only by the hospitality of the host's. The bed and breakfast were beyond anything I expected, making it much more than a "bed and breakfast". Every detail was attended to, from dinner reservations to bus and train schedules and even boarding passes. You will not receive this kind of attention even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice room with comfortable bed. House had lovely attention to detail. Breakfast was really nice. The hosts were really welcoming. Would definitely recommend. I couldn't find fault in this place. a great start to my trip.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Very comfortable, great attention to detail, breakfast table was set for my lefthanded husband after first morning, he was very pleased, first time ever! We got the bus into town right outside and fab walks on doorstep too. Very warm welcome.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a delightful place to stay whether here for business or pleasure, travelling in company or alone. The hosts make you feel very welcome but are not intrusive, and it is great to have a guest lounge available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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 July 27, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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