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“Excellent location, beautiful room and first class service.” 5 of 5 stars
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Kildonan Lodge Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 Craigmillar Park | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location, beautiful room and first class service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I visit Edinburgh quite often and have stayed in several hotels, however I am so glad to have discovered this little gem in our capital. Impeccably clean, wonderful service and a stones throw from the bustle of Princes Street. Excellent bus service from outside the front door. Lovely touch having sherry and shortbread in our room on arrival. Will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KildonanLodgeHotel, Manager at Kildonan Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are glad that you found the service wonderful and that you enjoy the sherry and shortbread.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Kildonan hopefully soon.

From all of us at the Kildonan Lodge Hotel
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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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Crieff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was a treat from our daughter along with visits to Edinburgh Zoo and the Scottish Parliament Question Time. We could not fault this hotel on anything. Our reception at this hotel was first class as was the service from the staff!

Room Tip: Our room was to the back of the hotel, very quiet away from the bustle of the busy street. just perf...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KildonanLodgeHotel, Manager at Kildonan Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and for writing a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel and service first class.

We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.
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Portee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is our 2nd visit to the Kildonan Lodge, and it wont be our last. As soon as we walked in it felt warm cosy and inviting. The lamps were all on in the sitting room and the fire on. We had booked the same room as last year the Blackwatch room, so we knew what to expect. We were not disappointed. The complimentary decanter of sherry and shortbread were on the table, a lovely welcome gesture. I had booked a table in the restaurant for the Friday evening, I am coeliac which is not a problem for the staff at the Kildonan. We had eaten here last visit so I knew the food was good. We were that impressed we booked for our 2nd night. The chef had gone to the trouble of getting me gluten free bread so that I could enjoy the balsamic vinegar and oil dip. The waitress that served us for our evening meals was wonderful, a credit to the Kildonan Lodge. Our meals on both nights were delicious and very good value. I Had fillet steak on one night and it was cooked to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble for the waitress (I forgot to ask her name) or the chef. Breakfast is again delicious and what a choice you get. Getting into Edinburgh center is so easy, the bus stops are directly opposite the hotel and run every 10 mins, Its cheaper to get a day ticket at £3.50.(You dont get any change, so have the correct money for all bus journey's)
We love the personal service that you receive at the Kildonan Lodge, something larger hotels could learn from.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KildonanLodgeHotel, Manager at Kildonan Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate it.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards
Maggie and all of us at the Kildonan Lodge Hotel
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

just back from a weekend visit to kildonan lodge bed and breakfast and evening meal deal ,staff were excellent,room was lovely,breakfast and evening meal were off a high standard and most enjoyable,give this hotel a try you wont be disappointed

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KildonanLodgeHotel, Owner at Kildonan Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Maggie and staff would like to thank you for your lovely review. We really do appreciate guests taking the time to post such lovely comments.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Kildonan Lodge Hotel sometime in the future.
Kind regards
From all of us at the Kildonan
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Pros : Hotel was well cleaned and well presented. Bed was comfy and really loved the jacuzzi bath. Breakfast was more than adequate and had good selection of none cooked options. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Cons: Had slight problem with the safe

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Excellent location for walking or catching the bus into Edinburgh,nice touch having Sherry & Shortbread awaiting you in your room each day.Good choice at breakfast.Very good Staff who know Edinburgh well & can point you in the right direction for any attraction.We found this a Top Class Hotel providing GOOD OLD FASHIONED SERVICE AT REASONABLE PRICES (rarely found today). We will certainly be returning later this year.*****

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at the Kildonan for one of our Rugby weekends and what a find having stayed at many Hotels in Edinburgh over the years this is by far one of the best. Lovely property and immaculate rooms with lots of added comforts. Staff, service and food in the restaurant were first class very attentive and friendly. The sitting room with the fire and papers were delightful on a cold November day.

Bus stop outside Hotel takes you to centre of Edinburgh in ten minutes therefore you have a first class Hotel in a quite location.

We will be back having already booked for a weekend on March

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 27 Craigmillar Park | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kildonan Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kildonan Lodge is an elegant Victorian 4* small hotel located close to Edinburgh city centre, only 1.5 miles from Princes St with frequent bus services opposite the hotel. It offers individually designed ensuite bedrooms, free wireless internet access, private car parking, full Scottish breakfasts, Mathew's Restaurant, honesty bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romantic four poster beds and spa baths are also available to compliment any special occasion. ... more   less 
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