Booked this hotel on positive reviews on Trip Advisor; stayed for 4 nights during our grand tour of the UK.
Like more traditional b&bs, breakfasts are served family style, so you're in pretty close contact with the other guests during the meal. Not a bad arrangement unless, like me, you're not a morning person and aren't feeling social until the third cup of coffee ;)
The hot meals were generously portioned and supplemented with more traditional continental fare (cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt).
There are only three guest rooms, and we managed to stay in two of them during our stay. The Terrace Room is great, if a little one the small side for two people with two week's worth of luggage (it also had a weak/nonexistent wireless connection, thanks to those thick plaster walls). I was much happier in the Garden Room, especially since it came with a huge private bathroom.
Both beds were comfortable and the rooms were immaculate.
Neil and Joyce were great hosts - accommodating and helpful, especially with regards to public transport.
The B&B itself was situated in Edinburgh's Bruntsfield neighborhood, about 1.5 mile away (£7 taxi ride) from the main train station. It's a leisurely 30 min. walk to Edinburgh College of Art (where we were attending a conference)/beginning of the Royal Mile, though a bus takes less than 10 minutes. Conveniently, a bus station is less than a block away from the front door.
- Also Known As:
- Sandeman House Edinburgh, Scotland