My family stayed here for two nights at the end of a fortnight's journey around the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, we found this B&B to be among the lower half of the B&B's we stayed in.
The family room was clean (not pristine, but clean), nice, and rather large with a double and single bed, closet, and en suite facilities. It was towards the back of the house, which kept the street noise down (very busy street), and you were close to driveway/carpark behind the house. We slept well both nights. The breakfast was good, served hot. Also, it's quite close to the airport, so we didn't have to leave super early to make a 1000 flight. A definite plus!
However, our host wasn't particularly friendly. It's not that he was unfriendly by any stretch, but after staying at some other B&B's, this one didn't match up. It was also weird that the room access (as well as the other two rooms) were outside and down the side of the house. I realize this was good for coming and going as we pleased, but unexpected. The internet, although free WIFI, was hit and miss in our room. More miss than hit, really. We didn't complain because we didn't particularly NEED internet. We got the best reception in the breakfast room, which was good for checking the news feed and daily weather in the morning.
We did walk to dinner both nights we stayed here, but it's a fairly long walk to any eating places. Also, there are buses that pick up quite close to the house to go into central Edinburgh.
All-in-all, the room was fine, the food was fine, and it was a good value. Overall, it was just an average stay, however. If on a budget and don't want to pay the exorbitant rates in Edinburgh, or you need to place close to the airport, stay here. If you're looking for luxury, or a romantic getaway, don't stay here.
Family room (en suite) had a double and single bed, and plenty of room!
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments on Trip Advsior. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet all of your expectations however I am pleased to see that you had a large clean room in which you were able to have a quiet , good nights sleep, thanks for mentioning that our location being close to the airport is “A definite Plus”.
I am surprised however to hear that you thought that I wasn’t particularly friendly, this was certainly not intentional and I can only appologise if you thought that I was “unfriendly”.
As you say all of our rooms have their own separate entrance and you are correct in stating that it is good for guests who are “coming and going”.
As for the wi-fi, I do wish you had mentioned it at the time, with our neighbours there are a few different servers to choose from and you would only get a really strong signal if you were connected to ours, as I say if you had mentioned it when you were here I’m sure that we could have assisted you with getting a better connection, especially as there is a new signal booster just outside your room.
You say that you did walk to dinner on both the nights that you stayed, but I am surprised to hear that you thought that it was a “fairly long walk”, I suppose it really depends on what you class as a long walk, especially as there are 11 restaurants straight along the road within half a mile, (maximum 15 minute walk) the closest one “Fabios” being only 150 meters away!
However I am really pleased to see that you thought that we were “GOOD VALUE” compared with the “exorbitant rates” you would expect to pay in Edinburgh.
If ever you are visiting Edinburgh for a “romantic break” or if you find yourself just traveling to or from Edinburgh airport, please get in touch and we will make you more than welcome.
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