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The Roods Bed & Breakfast
Balloch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Home from Home”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at the Roods over the last 11 weekends and can honestly say it’s one of the best B&B I have ever stayed at. Isobel and Patrick were perfect hosts and made me feel so welcome (pretty much like one of the family). They are both genuinely nice, sincere people and nothing was ever any trouble.
The rooms and en suite facilities are excellent. If you ever did need anything (not that you will) you only need to ask and it would be immediately attended to.
The garden area is very nice to sit out on an evening and there is also off street private parking to the rear of the property.
The train and bus stations are directly across the street from the B&B so travelling locally or into Edinburgh (20 mins by train) is no problem at all. The London service also stops at Inverkeithing train station so this is an ideal location if your onward journey is further a field.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Roods B&B to anyone looking for excellent quality accommodation at affordable prices, in a great location. Add in Isobel and Patrick’s extremely kind and helpful nature… What more would anyone want.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Redditch
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the best B&B we have ever stopped in. Both Isobel and Patrick were perfect hosts and very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable on Edinburgh and surrounding area. The breakfast was fabulous and the kippers and (14 fruit) fruit salad has been a talking point! Our rooms were extremely comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. We were a party of 4 visiting the Edinburgh Tattoo for the first time and cannot praise The Roods highly enough, we certainly would not hesitate to recommend this B&B and can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found the welcome an uplifting experience after travelling all day from Inverness via Balmoral.
The hosts were cheerful and most helpful when answering our many questions 're Edinburgh airport, and where to eat on a late Sunday night.
The early morning breakfeast bag was first class.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

After spending 2 months in Scotland our last 3 nights were spent at The Roods B&B and what a perfect end to a great holiday! Isobel and Patrick were ideal hosts making you feel welcome and so helpful starting with simple,concise directions on how to find them,advice on where to eat, shop, or sightsee. We were winding down so they were happy for us to lounge about there for the last day. The Roods is in a great position to visit Edinburgh with the train station access just across the street. Also the right side of Edinburgh for airport.
Now on top of all this the room was great with luxury decor and a bathroom with plenty of space - rare in a UK B&B. A welcoming "tower of treats" was an added bonus. The breakfast menu was extensive and we were offered a pack for our early morning flight. Don't miss the chance to experience a B&B at its best!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Roods is the best bed and breakfast that we have ever stayed in by far. We choose it purely from its reviews on here which are all very accurate. Isobel and Pat are fabulous hosts as well as warm, friendly and genuine people. Nothing was too much trouble for them and their knowledge of the area, train times etc was so helpful. The bed and breakfast itself was beautiful, the attention to detail and finish made all the difference, our room was decorated and furnished to a high level and the little extra touches, i.e fresh fruit in the room etc was lovely. The garden is very pretty and would be lovely too sit in with the right weather.
Breakfast was plentiful with lots of choice, i must mention that Isobel's fresh fruit salad is the best!!
We were staying here as part of our honeymoon and when we arrived we had a lovely wedding card and bottle of bubbly in our room and bucks fizz to accompany our breakfast the following morning. Would recommend to anyone and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I agree with the other reviewers that Isobel and Pat have a truly excellent service. They are so welcoming, accommodating, flexible and friendly that you can easily relax. I had an appointment in Edinburgh after we checked out, and I was still able to leave my car there until I returned several hours later, which was most appreciated.
Add to that the care and attention to the food and room, and it made our short stays very relaxed and pleasant - like a mini holiday.
Isobel and Pat offer a service that seems rare today, except perhaps when you 'go local', so if you want to feel very at ease and at home, stay at The Roods.
Thank you, Isobel and Pat!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Stuartfield
2 reviews
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Thank you Isobel and Pat for making our short stay with you great. Your friendly welcome was appreciated and we just loved your garden. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it. Your early morning "goody bag" was a lovely gesture and shows as hosts you really do care about your guests. We will certainly return and will recommend you to all our friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Roods Bed & Breakfast
Address: 16 Bannerman Avenue, Inverkeithing KY11 1NG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Inverkeithing
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Inverkeithing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Roods Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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