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“Comfortable, quiet, convenient place with great breakfast”
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Ashdene House
Ranked #114 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Comfortable, quiet, convenient place with great breakfast”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

My first stay at a B&B. Very much enjoyed staying here for 5 days. Breakfast was fantastic, so fresh and healthy. Quiet and private house. Location is great. I walked down into Edinburgh city, the Royal Mile area and all around every day. Good restaurants within a few blocks of Ashdene House. Yes, I would stay there again.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Spent the Jubilee weekend at Ashdene. Very impressed with the standard of accommodation and the cleanliness of the place. Largest bedroom we have ever stayed in, light and airy with quality fitments. The en-suite shower room was also of a generous size and was spotless. The attention to detail such as all brass fitments nicely polished shows the good standard of upkeep. Caroline was a welcoming host who was happy to answer our questions about the local area, bus routes etc. The food was delicious, only wished they did evening meals too as the standard was so good. The free bus passes for all of us everyday was a nice touch but as we like walking and it was a direct route to the city centre, we didn't need to use them and returned them back.

Would definitely recommend Ashdene House. In fact a friend of mine is going to stay there when she goes to Edinburgh for the weekend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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ash23fhr, Owner at Ashdene House, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Ashdene House and your visit to Edinburgh.
Kind regards
Caroline
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, we were greeted by the smiling welcoming host ' Caroline', we found the apartment very clean & comfortable. The sitting room was spacious and the kitchen was clean and provided with facilities including breakfast for the first morning. Bathroom was very clean with ensuite facility, bed room was good sized. We felt like we were at home. The apartment Is located about 10 minutes By bus from the city centre, bus no 24 stops literally within few seconds walk from the apartment. The area is quiet, so very nice to sleep. If We visit Edinburgh again, we would be very happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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ash23fhr, Owner at Ashdene House, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you for your review.
We look forward to accommodating you again soon.
If you wish to travel with friends or family, remember we can accommodate up to 4 people in the family-sized apartment (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms).
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Caroline
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Stayed over for new years weekend- one of the best B and B's we have stayed in.
It was clean, comfortable, provided good facilities and was a good sized room. Breakfast was really good - a selection of breads , fresh fruit salad, traditional scottish hagis and more.
Great location, walking distance to town or easy bus access.
A fantastic place to celibrate New Year - so many things to do and see - we went up to the castle and went on the whisky experiance which was good - the torch light procession was amazing , so well organised have never seen anything like it ... the street party the following evening was also an experiance , would deffinatly reccomend this place !
Thank you
Rebekah and Nic, Sheffield.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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ash23fhr, Owner at Ashdene House, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that your visit to Edinburgh was such a nice experience. We hope to see you again in the future when perhaps you will be able to attend some more of Edinburgh's great festival events.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

I have stayed here several times on business trips and it is a joy to come here after a busy day of driving and meetings. The Daubly's are very friendly, always there to offer advice if required but never 'in your face'. I love the peace of the location and the walk into the City for a meal or a night at the theatre is a pleasant one too. But prepare! After a very comfortable night you will be treated to a freshly prepared breakfast which has no peer. Caroline will prepare just what you want, the way you want it and extra tea or coffe is never a problem. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: I have stayed in most of the rooms now and all are great
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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ash23fhr, Owner at Ashdene House, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Thank you, it is always our pleasure to accommodate you!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

We wanted a good B&B, but we also wanted to access the city. We did well, we thought. All was very nicely done, very clean, and very good breakfasts. The bus passes and the help in finding things was very appreciated. We would return again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

The house is in a quiet location within easy walking distance of the city centre but also well served by several bus routes with stops nearby. The room we had was the king room which was spacious, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was a pleasure each day, with a variety of food to choose from. Caroline Daulby made us feel very welcome and gave us useful local information whenever we needed it . We particularly appreciated the early breakfast on our day of departure.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ashdene House
Address: 23 Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh EH9 2LN, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #114 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ashdene House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet family-run guest house on side street, only 1 mile from city centre, offers Bed and Breakfast to tourist and business travellers. Easy access to and from the centre by bus or on foot. Numerous good local restaurants. This Edwardian town-house has been lovingly restored and decorated to very high standard. Freshly cooked or continental breakfast. Bedrooms all have en-suite facilities. Strong environmental policy. Free on-street parking. ... more   less 
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