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Gerald's Place
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at Gerald's Place for three nights. The room was beautifully appointed - it had everything we needed. The complimentary bottle of wine upon our arrival, the daily decanter of scotch, and specialty teas were a real treat. The extensive selection of toiletries was unbelievable. Gerald was a very gracious host. He took the time to explain which Edinburgh highlights we should visit and had several restaurant recommendations. The breakfast was terrific - a wide variety of excellent quality food made from mostly organic ingredients - I even enjoyed the fried haggis! We would definitely stay at Gerald's Place again if we visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION thank you Edmonton Canada for your thoughtful comments - it is our pleasure to help you enjoy the best of the best : you are always welcome, so why not book your next anniversary vacation now, make geraldsplace.com your base, and stay the week - warmest wishes Gerald

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Seriously our most comfortable visit abroad, including stays in some 5-star hotels. It is quiet, comfortable, scrupulously clean, half a block from 2 fabulous restaurants and within walking distance of everything! Gerald has thoughtfully stocked bedroom and bath with anything you may need and might have forgotten; the walls are full of lovely artwork, and his full English breakfasts with homemade bread are wonderful. Gerald himself is a delight, and he and his staff felt like family. We're looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

" THE MOST COMFORTABLE I'VE EVER BEEN OVERSEAS" thanks dear M & L - comfort is our priority, whether it's very best beds [top quality Vi-Spring no less] : whether it's a very best breakfast - mostly organic and all scrumptuous : whether it's the comfort of feeling 'just like home' - among friends, new or old on a 2nd / 3rd visit - you are always welcome Gerald

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our second stay at Gerald's Place, for 6 nights during the Edinburgh festivals in August. It is in a lovely safe location within a few minutes walk of the main station and shops, with plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes within 5-10 minutes. Most Fringe events were also less than 20 minutes away by foot. Gerald's rooms are fantastically equipped, and you will not need to bring any equipment from home. There are ample supplies in the bathroom of everything you can think of, and the beds are really comfortable with top quality bedding. Breakfast is great, with home made smoothies, 100% fruit juice, four cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, croissants, home made bread, jams and a cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon, with an option of smoked salmon. You will not go hungry! The rooms are also stocked up with biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee with fresh milk in a mini-fridge, and a small flask of whisky. Gerald is a fantastic host, or should I say, friend. He is very knowledgeable on so many topics, and has many wonderful stories to tell from his past. He loves collecting art, and his home is a tribute to a very full life. He is also a perfect gentleman. He has two helpers, who are also delightful, and a stay at Gerald's place really feels like a stay with family. We look forward to next year.

Room Tip: Both rooms are good. The front room has an inclusive bathroom, but is slightly noisier as it faces the street (but no real problem). The bathroom for the back room is just around the corner in the corridor, but it is dedicated to the guests of that room. Robes are supplied.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

"REPEAT VISIT TO A FANTASTIC B&B" - thank you John for writing so comprehensive a review - you humble me with your praise, as my sole wish is for you and your lovely wife to have 'the time of your lives' during your stay : you are certainly friends - it was your 3rd visit ! you have also booked two more visits well ahead, which is the best way to guarantee that the dates you want are bookable / available : the complimentary decanter of 21 year single malt from Orkney is perfect to toast two good friends to 'OUR NEXT MERRY MEETING' 2014 Gerald

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The place and locations are great, but Gerald is above expected. Kind, a real gentleman, wonderful breakfast...what else to say? He even fixed my eyeglasses!
He tells you what to ese, were to go, were are the Good restaurantes....even makes the reservations for you, and calles the taxi if you need one.
Thank-you Gerald!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

"GREAT PLACE!" thank you Carmen from Santiago : I shall never forget what you tell young couples as a marriage guidance counsellor "goods do not make for a happy home" : it was sad that you stayed here for 3 nights only - you wanted a longer stay but it's best to book well ahead : and better to book a minimum of 5nights consecutive to allow 4 full days site-seeing, AND enjoy the best rest in Edinburgh, at an incredibly convenient location : you are always welcome Gerald

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My fourth time in Edinburgh, and my fourth stay at Gerald's Place. This perfect little B&B is within blocks of the city center, which means from the front door you can walk to almost anything. The rooms have everything you could need and more (tea service, laptop so you can tell your friends about the great time you're having), and the beds are extremely comfortable. And don't get me started on the breakfast offerings! If you read other reviews you will see a common theme - the best part of all is...GERALD, who is like a long-lost uncle. He greets you with a smile, is superb company at breakfast-time, and can help you with any arrangements you might need. I took my nieces on this trip, and we had 7 days of perfect magical fun. Plus, hey, it's Edinburgh - a city that never runs out of great food and engaging activities.

Room Tip: Gerald has two rooms - one with en-suite bathroom, other with bathroom immediately outside the room. I have stayed in both rooms and they are equally quiet and comfortable.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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abercrombyplace, Owner at Gerald's Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

"THE place to stay in Edinburgh" thank you dear friend for your beautifully scripted, and comprehensive review : wordsmith par excellence : it was wonderful to welcome you again with your family, for a week to enjoy the Edinburgh International Festival : your 4th visit over a period of 15 years : of course during that time geraldsplace.com has been undated and improved many many times, yet it seems always the same very high standards of comfort, warmth and location Gerald

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