We lucked into the perfect guest house for our family of five. At times it is difficult to find accommodations for a family larger than 4. We also did not want to be in the middle of downtown trying to drive on the left with a left-handed stick shift. The Garfield Guest House is a short distance from town, the tourist bus and city bus pick up just outside the front door, and the parking is free across the street.
Our room had a KING BED, a single and a bunk bed. It has a private bath with shower and an awesome view of Edinburgh Castle out of the large bay window. It also is immaculately clean.
I cannot say enough about our hosts Martin and Michelle. We had been camping for an extensive period prior to our arrival and Michelle took ALL of our laundry (family of 5) and washed it. She left it folded for us and there was no extra charge. Martin talked with my wife and I about Edinburgh and South Africa late into the evening. They both are incredibly friendly and will do anything to insure that your stay is perfect.
Breakfast is free and the smoked salmon is local and yummy. Can't say the same about the haggis.
It is nice to get away from downtown and relax in the evenings. Things are quiet and the Garfield is a great place to plan your next assault of the Royal Mile. Buses pick up right outside the front door (literally). A cab ride from the middle of the Royal Mile was 7.5 pounds.
I will definitely stay here on our next trip to Edinburgh! The kids love it as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide en-suite rooms, free on-street parking, free internet for guests, full traditional or vegetarian cooked breakfast. Tourist bus tours of Edinburgh leave from right outside the guest house. For our mouth watering cooked breakfasts we use high quality bacon and sausages from award winning butchers, Crombies of Edinburgh. Other produce like eggs and mushrooms are sourced locally where possible, so we can provide our guests with a delicious and nourishing start to the day. Vegetarian cooked breakfasts are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garfield Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland