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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location ,Family room was OK a bit cold but had extra heating provided which was needed ,breakfast OK if you like eggs or fish would have liked a full Scottish, beds were comfy a few bits of wear and tear with the decor but overall a good stay

Thank josephine f
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We required an overnight stay to visit family nearby and Rathan House was conveniently situated. We were given a family room (a surprise for a couple!) which was basic but comfortable enough. Breakfast was delightful with choices of cereal, fruit, toast and main courses largely focused around fish - a delicious Finnan Haddie lived up to its promise. My gluten-free...

Thank deadlinelooms
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Nice guesthouse with spacious bedrooms. Owners were very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was delicious and great range of healthy options available. Would definitely use again.

Thank benjih68
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review and thank you especially for saying our "Taste of Scotland Award" hebridean breakies are delicious. . We do tryreally hard and now that the masonry repair work on the front elevation is complete - the house now looks a lot smarter. Fantastic results for the Glasgow Warriors/ Hope to see you again when the...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I have been working away from home and it has been perfect for comfort and cleanliness and a place to relax. The McRae family have been great hosts and the location spot-on for all links in and around Edinburgh.

Thank mdaintith
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Hi Your comment is most generous in view of the work/ renewals we have carried out during your stay. We haven't seen much of you. You could have a new career as a church mouse? Ewan Irene and the doggies

Sacramento, California
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I booked two rooms and got lost and was fairly late for check in. The proprietor was very nice about it and by the next morning both of my kids decided he might very well be the most entertaining fellow in all of Scotland. The rooms were nice but the real highlight was the breakfast and wonderful stories provided. This...

Thank RonPaul4prez
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindness. Of course the cure for - post dramatic stress disorder ( for adults) - is a wee visit to a sympathetic psychiatrist. The Kids ?......send them to drama school ......they obviously get it and are set to be stars. Haste ye back. Ewan , Irene and the doggies

Stqnton mi
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Even though the place is undergoing cosmetic improvements, for which the owner has saved for many years, I would highly recommend staying there. It is conveniently set on the bus route. The place is warm and cozy. The nearby restaurants are fabulous. And the local pubs are very friendly. We won't soon forget the hospitality we found there.

1Thank Keith H
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and understanding comment . The masonry repair and repointing work on the front of the house is all complete now and it is great to see what an expert experienced stonemason can achieve. As he said -" it really looks bonny now" . We have always believed that good B&B here is simple and...

Reviewed November 10, 2016

I had a wonderful time, Dalkeith is a lovely place to stay while in Edinburgh. Mr & Mrs Mc Rae are really great hosts. I travelled all the way from France and I testify that this place is a good one. Thank you to them

Thank Marcel A
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindness. The doggies and we look forward to seeing you and your family at Rathan. Enjoyed the conversation. We live in interesting times. A Bientot! Ewan , Irene and the Flatcoated Retreivers

Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful old house and good welcome at Rathan House. The decor is somewhat eclectic and there was a bit of a smell of smoke in the hall, but overall it was a really pleasant stay. Breakfast in particular was great with some Scottish classics on the menu.

Thank Jeff W
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay and our " classics" scotch grub. "Smoke in hall " - well there are lots of very big gardens around here and bonfires - especially at Guy Fawkes bonfire night - are obviously to be expected early November ( Lots of damp leaves to be burned....sorry !) Haste ye back Ewan & Irene

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Well what can I say..myself and my "Gamekeeper" husband had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Rathan House, Dalkeith for this weekend. Very central for local shops and buses are every few minutes. We stayed for breakfast..which we are glad we did, non of that grease and fried eggs like the traditional guest houses offer, but a pure choice of Scottish...

1Thank kittycoo65
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Crikey ...If you want us to stay highly motivated........you certainly hit the sweet spot. Thank you for being so kind. The boy fae Glenrath certainly found a bonnie rose. Haste ye back. There is aye a guid oatcake , smelly cheese and a braw fruit salad for you forby the Finnan Haddy. Ewan & Irene -

Hengevelde, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Welcoming, great stories, facilities were good. The breakfast was an important part of the day. It was varied and there was attention to the conversation with the other guests in a relaxing atmosphere. We have enjoyed here.

Thank penhwegdam
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BUS ( no. 3) to Edinburgh Royal Mile - 24 hra ( every 7 mins weekdays) from Rathan House driveway. Cost £1.50/ bus journey.Family Rooms - 2 doubles 3 twin 1 single 1 ( all ensuite)Airport ( 12 miles...95% dual carriageway) 16 minutesFamily holiday oriented upmarket Scottish Tourist Board quality rated 4 star guesthouse - with Parking in the Grounds - set in the leafy Eskbank conservation area with large sheltered peaceful 3/4 acres beautiful walled garden - with a croquet lawn. In an ideal location for park and ride to Edinburgh Scotland. . 7 all en-suite rooms with great memory foam medium firm mattresses. 1 very large and 1 smaller family room. 3 doubles and 1 twin . Near to Dalhousie Castle, Roslin Chapel, Dalkeith palace Adventure Playground and Country park & The Butterfly Farm. Well behaved dogs welcome. 13 Miles from Edinburgh Airport - along A720 (dual carriageway) making Dalkeith a great base for getting quickly to and from the airport for an Edinburgh fly/drive visit. It is also true that the road route into/out of Edinburgh is quicker than from any other direction. There are 6 restaurants/pubs within 2-5 min walk. 1 excellent - ITIHAAS - is 140 yds away. Bus runs every 10 mins to central Edinburgh from stop 30 meters from the driveway. Edinburgh Airport is a 14 minutes drive - 90% of which is dual carriageway...which makes Dalkeith a great base for Flydrive Edinburgh visits. Breakfasts:-Edwardian/ Highland in style - 10 cooked options including 5 seafood dishes - 3 courses - the opposite of an Ulster Fry. Signature dish - "Spealtragan" which few will have tasted. Curious? Let the fairy pipers DE-STRESS you at Rathan House in Eskbank! Dalkeith EH22 3BH ... more   less 

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Address: 45 Eskbank Road | Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Price Range: $62 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“"Back bedroom overlooking the garden/ grounds as the sun rises"”
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“It's good to have a view over the lovely and long back garden.”
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“Has to be better value somewhere in this area, as it is not in the CBD.......it is close to bus route. Room was large....bed very uncomfortable, thought I was having real Scottish porridge for breakfast, but it turned out to be a water thin microwaved gruel....urggggh”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenmL606US, Apr 18, 2015 | Read review
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