We stayed for a long weekend break in late June. We chose this hotel because of the good comments on TA and we were not disappointed - we agree with everything posted about this hotel. The breakfast was freshly cooked and of a very high standard. The room was well appointed and the en suite was a masterpiece of design - I take my hat off to the person who managed to fit a quite spacious ensuite into the bedroom without compromising the bedroom space available. The host Marta was very pleasant and welcoming.
There is a bus stop only minutes away at the top of the street if you need to take transport into town but it's a flat walk and we made it, even fairly slowly, (soaking up the architecture) in about 20 minutes. There are two good pubs at the end of the road, again 2 minutes away and they serve good less expensive meals (compared to town prices) and a good pint of real ale. If you like indian food - there's an indian tapas restaurant on Infirmary Street called Mother India, which is well worth a visit but you will have to book as it is very popular - which speaks for itself. All the breads are light and fluffy and cooked fresh and the best we have tasted. You do feel a bit rushed through the courses but i would prefer to put it down to their efficiency in service rather than the feeling of wanting you out asap. Next to this is a very old pub, perhaps the smallest in Edinburgh, (Royal Oak?) they seemed to have buskers on each night starting from about 6pm and the quality of the performers was excellent and totally free - new musicians seemed to come and go all night. We enjoyed a sing along with visitors from different parts of the world and the atmosphere was good hearted and friendly. I remember with fondness Paul Simon songs sung in 3 different languages all at the same time. Edinburgh is a lovely city - enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- Teviotdale House Edinburgh, Scotland