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Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank

45 Eskbank Road | Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 7 Dalkeith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Family run and has homely feel. Host was easygoing and gave us a flavour of Highland culture, for example the breakfast on offer includes dishes that are different from traditional English or Scottish fare. Good location and ample parking if you have a car to access Edinburgh - a half-hour away. Great fine dining in the evening (Indian and Scottish)... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Best and most refreshing breakfast I have ever had on my travels. Personaly the absense of a cooked breakfast on the highland breakfast menu was not missed. The alternative more than makes up for it. Great place and very near route 3 for buses.

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congleton cheshire england
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Not a good place to go if you fancy a cooked breakfast or you want to watch tv in your room also if you want to have a shower everyday take your own towels as they only give you clean ones every second day

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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

I am the cook and am hurt. Surely the comment is defamatory? Course 3 Mushrooms & Blue Cheese wrapped in bacon French Toast & Bacon Scrambled Egg/Bacon Spinnach and poached egg Welsh rarebit and grilled tomatoes Boiled Egg & cheese chunks Stornoway Black pud baps Finnan Haddy and poached Egg Grilled Kippers with Fennel & tattie scone Spealtragan ( Herring,... More

Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This October (2013) I stayed at Rathan House for the second time. As in the year before, I enjoyed my stay very much, thanks to a clean, quiet and comfortable accomodation and to the kind, friendly and well-informed (esp. concerning Scottish history) hosts. That Edinburgh city centre and several other destinations can be reached quite easily from Rathan House is... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed here for three nights whilst I visited family and found it delightful. The decor was appealing and of a high standard. Everything was thoroughly clean. The breakfasts were superb - everything was fresh, and the fish dishes were a lovely change from boring old bacon and eggs. I quite enjoyed the communal eating, it was a bit like... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was my first stay on my first International trip outside the U.S.A. I traveled with a friend, she booked the reservations in Scotland (both were B&Bs). I felt welcome, safe and comfortable with all the amenities one would need when traveling. Our room had one queen bed and a set of bunk beds. Full size bathroom, dressing table, closets,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed in a twin room. The hospitality is great. Great value for money. Being vegans we were treated with special breakfast. I would recommend the place. Nice. Ewan is a great person to talk to. Away from the city but really nice place to stay. If ever i travel again i would keep my extended stay... More

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Nürnberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The breakfast was a get together like in a students cummunity. Ewan was host, teacher and history-guide in one person. Rooms are clean, a little bit to small, but nice. Breakfast -specially the served fish- ist great!!!! By bus to centre of E. is easy and comfortable.

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nice Scottish home. Room lovely and clean however breakfast....well breakfast was an absolute delight. Presentation was superb...never in my life have I had breakfast served with fresh rosé petals. Each plate was an a floral achievement.

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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

The rose of all the world is not for me. I want for my part Only the little white rose of Scotland That smells sharp and sweet—and breaks the heart. ( H Macdairmid) .....they gave up life to please you at breakies. Many thanks for your kind note.....appreciation is great .........as Irene , I and Margena have to work quite... More

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Ewan and his wife are extremely nice hosts and they have a lovely house just outside of Edinburgh. The house is about a 2-3 min walk to the bus stop, which takes you non-stop (bus #3) into downtown Edinburgh (South Bridge stop) in about 35 mins. You can walk into Dalkeith in 5 mins to a nice Indian restaurant, and... More

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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the review system seriously. You have clearly spent a lot of time and thought carefully about your review. You are right about WIFI . We are hoist with our own petard a bit. In building the guesthouse rooms - we were absolutely clear that a critical build factor was Over the top noise insulation. Double block... More

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Rathan House - The Guesthouse At Eskbank Dalkeith, Scotland
Address: 45 Eskbank Road | Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Dalkeith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BUS ( no. 3) to Edinburgh Royal Mile - 24 hra ( every 7 mins weekdays) from Rathan House driveway. Cost £1.50/ bus journey.Family Rooms - 2 doubles 3 twin 1 single 1 ( all ensuite)Airport ( 12 miles...95% dual carriageway) 16 minutesFamily holiday oriented upmarket Scottish Tourist Board quality rated 4 star guesthouse - with Parking in the Grounds - set in the leafy Eskbank conservation area with large sheltered peaceful 3/4 acres beautiful walled garden - with a croquet lawn. In an ideal location for park and ride to Edinburgh Scotland. . 7 all en-suite rooms with great memory foam medium firm mattresses. 1 very large and 1 smaller family room. 3 doubles and 1 twin . Near to Dalhousie Castle, Roslin Chapel, Dalkeith palace Adventure Playground and Country park & The Butterfly Farm. Well behaved dogs welcome. 13 Miles from Edinburgh Airport - along A720 (dual carriageway) making Dalkeith a great base for getting quickly to and from the airport for an Edinburgh fly/drive visit. It is also true that the road route into/out of Edinburgh is quicker than from any other direction. There are 6 restaurants/pubs within 2-5 min walk. 1 excellent - ITIHAAS - is 140 yds away. Bus runs every 10 mins to central Edinburgh from stop 30 meters from the driveway. Edinburgh Airport is a 14 minutes drive - 90% of which is dual carriageway...which makes Dalkeith a great base for Flydrive Edinburgh visits. Breakfasts:-Edwardian/ Highland in style - 10 cooked options including 5 seafood dishes - 3 courses - the opposite of an Ulster Fry. Signature dish - "Spealtragan" which few will have tasted. Curious? Let the fairy pipers DE-STRESS you at Rathan House in Eskbank! Dalkeith EH22 3BH ... more   less 
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