I stayed with my extensive family towards the end of August and decided that it was a place to cherish. It almost feels wrong to advertise as I would prefer to keep this gem to myself. However, I couldn't fail to praise this wonderful B&B once I had stayed there. Heritage is evident and Robert Louis Stevenson, former owner of this house and venerated Scottish author, was a huge draw for me. I was not disappointed. Our host, John, was happy to discuss the minutiae of Stevenson's life and works. I was most impressed and had a number of fascinating talks with him, and other guests, who are all encouraged to eat with the family creating a truly delightful, cultural atmosphere. One can not fail to mention the hostess, Felicitas, whose kindness and humour are of epic proportions and who seems to emit energy. She offered brilliant advice about the city and what to see/do, and was a huge character, full of life and integrity, and was able to switch between languages with incredible ease. I highly recommend this establishment and its wonderful staff, not to mention the spacious and well equipped bedrooms/bathrooms. It was truly a pleasure all round, and SO much better than some soulless chain. Certainly a great complement to the Festival. Also, if you are lucky enough to have dinner, you would be wise to ask for the freshly-caught scottish salmon. An absolute treat. Much the same as the Stevenson House itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very central family home which welcomes you at all times of the year.Experience Edinburgh like a local,walk to the sights and let us help you make the most of your visit.Especially suited for family vacations as we have active children ourselves.French,German & Afrikaans, Literature and History spoken.An atmospheric,multicultural experience in the childhood home of R L Stevenson awaits you ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland