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“Lovely, but more like a hotel”
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B+B Edinburgh
Ranked #15 of 389 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely, but more like a hotel”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Absolutely lovely place to stay, but isn't a typical B&B, more of a hotel. Lovely food, dining room is well equipped. There is an extraordinary library, but the lift is minute. The rooms are lovely and clean. Great location and lovely views from the top floor

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lane310
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for taking time to review.

Our philosophy is to provide really excellent B+B in lovely properties with great customer-focused teams - but sometimes we get a real gem and B+B Edinburgh is one such gem! The bonus of the business centre, library and bar make the whole experience more 'hotel-y'!

Thanks again - see you soon, we hope. Remember our sisters in London and Dorset - same philosophy, different view..!
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere.
Contemporary decor in bedroom.
Very comfortable bed.
Delicious breakfast.
Easy walking distance to good restaurants and shops. Parking is the only issue!
Helpful staff.
Will definitely be returning.
Excellent value. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you Stephen R2 - this is really appreciated from such a Senior Reviewer.

Yes, unfortunately, this part of town was not designed with the motor car in mind BUT we can recommend spots nearby. Or if possible, travel by train to Edinburgh - the journey here is fabulous from all directions and you arrive fluster-free!

Thank you for time spent reviewing, once again.

All the best.
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

I booked a room here through a recommendation from a friend. Thrilled to get an upgrade, I found myself in a suite with a fabulous big comfortable bed, amazing views, a large bath situated in an alcove (separate loo and shower room) and enough space to feel thoroughly spoiled! The building is beautiful, the staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. There is a comfortable bar, a stunning library and charming breakfast room. The overall style of B+B is smart traditional, but modern in an understated way - just lovely! Tea and coffee in the rooms, plenty of towels and hot water, keys to come in late if need be, everything thought of. Breakfast, so often a disappointment, was absolutely spot on, hot fresh, tasty, gallons of juice, tea and coffee too.
My only reservation in singing the praises is that it will be fully booked next time I want to stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Hi Fiona M

We are thrilled you have enjoyed B+B Edinburgh - it is certainly more than just a 'bolthole' in the city - we really encourage our guests to go down a gear, soak up the atmosphere and indulge in a little peace and quiet - it's good for the soul!

See you again, we hope. By the way... we have sister properties in fashionable Belgravia, and seaside Dorset for further me-time indulgence...?!

Thanks again
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in mid April.
Room 17 on the fourth floor which is at the front of the building with great views of the street below and the castle and Edinburgh skyline.
Nicely decorated room with a decent sized bathroom and plenty of furniture. Enjoyed our stay at this hotel which has plenty of old original fittings and an interesting history. Paid £76 per night which for the standard of the hotel was good value in my opinion.
If I was being picky,the mattress of the bed in our room was not fantastic quality and the springs would occasionally twang when you turned round....could really do with replacing. Another minor thing was the smell of fried bacon which seemed to permeate the building. Our room was on the fourth floor and you could smell it soon as you left your room in the morning and throughout the day. Probably just needs better ventilation in the kitchen and is only very minor. The breakfast was great and the staff serving it very pleasant and helpful.
Love the location and the short walk through the beautiful New Town streets to the city centre.
Parking in the area was not easy.
I would definitely use this hotel again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Wood-burners,

Thank you so much for the review - we are thrilled B+B Edinburgh worked for you as a family.

Thank you for the useful feedback - maybe it is time to fling open the windows as summer approaches and let some more natural, fresh air filter through our house?!

Thank you, once again - please consider joining the Belong + Benefit scheme if you are travelling to us again - complimentary Champagne on arrival and free nights to aim for..?!
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Polite, welcoming, professional staff. Generous facilities - as well as tea and coffee in rooms, additional coffee machine, biscuits and bottled water on 1st floor next to beautiful, comfy library for relaxing. Bar downstairs and very pleasant, comfortable breakfast room. Traditional, grand entrance lobby but modern, minimalist fitting and fixtures. Rooms stylish and simple, very clean and smart. 20 minutes walk to main shopping area, 10 minute walk to river and Water of Leith Walk. Would definitely come again and immediately recommended to family and friends.

Room Tip: if you have vertigo don't book rooms in the back of the hotel! Fantastic views but a BIG drop!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you - this is a really helpful review and sums us up very well!

We look forward to welcoming you again and assure you of the very best attention at all times.

Best Wishes
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

hotel nice,room comfortable but not enough wardrobe space for a family and lots of dust on surrounding furniture when we arrived at the room.breakfast excellent,staff friendly and very helpful.
enjoyed our stay thank you

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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your review.

Apologies there was a little dust when you arrived - I trust this was rectified during your stay and did not hinder enjoyment too much.

All the best

Emma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2014

A truly lovely Hotel situated in a good area with easy walking distance to city centre. Breakfasts were excellent. Staff were ever so friendly and so willing to make your stay a memorable one. The room we had, had a mervellous view across the Forth Estuary. The room was spotless and decorated in a lovely boutiquey style. Will come again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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emmacbb, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you, Mr Buckinghamshire - we really appreciate a review form such a Senior TripAdvisor contributor. As you are considering staying with us again - please join our Belong + Benefit club - we will reward your stay with a lovely bottle of fizz for the first night of your stay and you can 'save up' for free nights stay at any of our sister properties.
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Property: B+B Edinburgh
Address: 3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland (Formerly Melvin House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #15 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — B+B Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are here to change the way you think about bed & breakfast.B+B Edinburgh is a stunning boutique bed & breakfast situated in a historic listed building in the heart of Edinburgh. Sensitively refurbished to the highest quality in 2011, the property offers a stylish bar where guests can relax and enjoy a range of specially selected Scottish whiskies. The library offers a cosy retreat for guests wishing to enjoy a quiet moment after a hectic day of sight-seeing. Pets are welcome. ... more   less 
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