This place has a very relaxed laid back approach and if you need any help everyone is friendly and informative enough. The location itself is very central and the bus from the airport shuttle bus drops you right behind their street. The BREAKFAST is served downstairs in the posh boutique style hotel/restaurant which serves up really good quality food, served by staff in uniform. So, for those of you looking for the typical cozy B&B experience where you see the owners in aprons cooking up your brekkie and having a chat with you, this is not the place. Those of you that don't mind and just want to eat and explore, this is perfect.
SLEEP quality - we had a room facing the side/back street and we usually got in very late/early morning and passed out after drinking so we didn't have much trouble on that front. Saying that, I did wear my earplugs to block out all the usual noises you can expect to hear in a busy central location, people coming from bars and early morning deliveries/routines.
TIP: The city itself is fairly easy to get around and we walked to most places. Once you've done the city, castle, etc, I would highly recommend doing a full day around the wonderful Holyroad Park (drinks and snacks for the trekking/no shops on the hill!) and do a full circle and the bits in the middle, eventually making your way down to Dodingston Village. Once explored I suggest parking your bottoms at The Sheep Heid Inn for a homemade juicy burger and the very decent chunky chips to say the least. They have a great beer garden that catches the sun too....oh, and a bowling alley??!! Make sure you have enough strength to walk back to your hotel though as taxi's are scarce from the village.
TIP: The Airlink shuttle bus service from airport is easy, cheap, spacious, comfortable and quick - highly recommend. Don't get sucked in by the need for a taxi or pre-booked private hire. Just be aware that your drop off point/bus stop will not necessarily be the same your return journey. There are only 2 or 3 stops in certain locations for the return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No. 53 Frederick Street, bed and breakfast in Edinburgh is perfectly situated in the very heart of the city centre, providing a magnificent yet unique spacious central home to explore Edinburgh, separated from Edinburgh Castle only by the Gardens! The Edinburgh B&B accommodation is an original Georgian townhouse situated on the second and third floors, that dates from circa 1820, and many of the original features have been carefully retained. This is an elegant and extremely spacious guest house, typified in a welcoming open hall with feature bow wall and staircase to upper floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 53 Frederick Street Hotel Edinburgh
- 53 Frederick Street Edinburgh, Scotland