I enjoyed my stay at the Stevenson House very much!
Some points why this accommodation was one of the best I ever had:
First, the Stevenson House is very well located, so it is a very good starting point to explore Edinburgh and most is within walking distance. The Heriot Row is an affluent neighborhood and you don´t have the feeling that it is swarming with tourists (with the exception of some tourist busses, which passes by to have a look at the birthplace of Robert Louis Stevenson). Another convenience is, that all the residents (and their guests) have the privilege to use the park opposite to the buildings.
Second, it is a beautiful house and the interior decoration is in very good style. The room I had was very comfortable and the view out of my window was great. The dining room with its high ceiling was a light and very good place for having breakfast and also for a convivial evening.
Third, the owners, Mr and Mrs Macfie made my stay so unforgettable. There hospitality were outstanding and they had very good advices in connection with my sightseeing. I am very grateful for the uncomplicated and warm atmosphere in that house and the intellectually stimulating conversations I could have a share.
Before i wrote this review, I also read the negative reviews and ratings... I can imagine that there are some points, which might be true for a specific kind of people.
As this place is also the home of a family there can be some situations you don´t experience in cool and impersonal hotels.
But if you appreciate what I mentioned first, it´s a real insider´s tip!!!!
- 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