We stayed for 2 nights in Guardroom for our 6th wedding anniversary on May1st and we were absolutely delighted with our choice, the famous Roxy showed us to our suite up the winding stairway. The suite was larger than I had anticipated and the classical music playing in the background was very appropriate. The kitchen area is discreetly hidden on your left as you enter the suite and into a small reception area (complete with ice bucket and champagne) and then the long corridor with breakfast/sitting room on your left, then bathroom and finally the bedroom. The room was quiet as it is at the back of the building but although you can see across the Forth towards Fife you are peering over rooftops. There are several uniforms to try on and have some fun with! The rooms are full of character, charm are all classically decorated and in good repair, just perfect for a weekend of what we had in mind. The breakfast hamper is delivered to the sitting room for you each morning and the champagne is replaced with fresh ice as well.
We ate in the Secret Garden on the Friday and although it was a bit pricey it was very good with the waiter giving appropriate level of attention to us, we both enjoyed our choices. Despite only living 30 miles away and myself being born in Midlothian I had never visited any tourist attraction on the Royal Mile (except the Castle) so we chose Mary Kings Close and it was excellent, if you intend to go take a small child doll or teddy to leave at some point during the tour, wont spoil it by saying why.
We spent as much time in the suite as possible, we already had tickets for Les Miserables on the Saturday and we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary weekend, Margaret the housemaid was even good enough to show us inside the Old Rectory and it's huge. In all one of the best places we have stayed and will return but its difficult to get the Old Rectory though, still plenty more to choose from and there will be a new addition later this year as well, called the Heriot. What else could have made this weekend perfect? Oh yes Hibs 1 Hearts 2 LoL.
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