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“Superb Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pillars House

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Pillars House
Ranked #97 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Ontario Canada
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“Superb Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Stayed at Pillars for 2 nights in early September 2011. Had great food and breakfast conversations with Italians, Germans and Aussies. Edna and Mark were fun and put on a big spread with lots of options including haggis. Don't pass on the haggis as this was the only B&B in Scotland we were offered it. The room safe, fridge, and off street parking were all bonuses. The short walk to the Compas for a pint and dinner was a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Just came back after staying for 3 nights and found it to be in a great location with easy access to the city centre would recomend this to familys and couples.
Found the owners to be realy canny as they say in Newcastle.
Derek .

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Dungog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed for the third time at Pillars House and would like to say thank you to Edna, Mark and Forbes for a great stay. Pillars is just 5-10 minutes by bus to Princes Street , also about the same to Ocean Terminal and the Royal Yacht Brittania. Tesco and Lidl supermakets are very close for any purchases needed. The rooms are very comfortable and clean...fresh towels daily! TV and fridge in all rooms. The family are warm and welcoming, friendly and funny.. The breakfasts are amazing, Freshly cooked and great selection of cereals and yoghurts. Thanks again. Eileen and John

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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moffat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Had a great time here the room was clean and tidy .Good Scottish breakfast cooked by Edna and her son Mark. They also recommended where to eat at night and if you say you are staying at Pillars house you can get a discount. The hotel was ideal for getting a bus straight to princess st and for getting round the city .I would certainly stay here again

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

I recently took my parents for a once in a lifetime trip to Scotland. Pilars House was our fourth stop and definitely our best. Edna, Mark and the rest of the hosts bent over backward to help us. Edna even switched rooms to accommodate my disabled father. The rooms were large, spacious, well appointed and clean. Breakfast at Pilars House was always hilarious as we exchanged stories with our hosts and fellow guests. We had an authentic Scottish experience, close to central Edinburgh at a reasonable price. We definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Very well maintained, you can find a fridge and even a microwave in the room , also a safe....things you wont find in other B&Bs. The hosts are just wonderful, especially Mark, they also got an agreement with some restaurants where they give you 10% off your bill even a 3 course dinner for £15.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Lana, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

I was travelling with my sister, We took some form of "roulette booking", we just knew we were booking a B&B, but not exactly which one...In the end we got the adress of Pillars House!

We arrived well, it was a warm welcome, clean and nice rooms with all facilities you need, all en suite! Also perfect was the possibility to leave the car in the backyard, where Pillars house has a private car park! Great!

What I personally liked most, was the breakfast, all toghether with the other guests, freshly prepared by the family Mc Combs, in the familiar kitchen, on the big table...
We can absolutley recommend a stay in the Pillars House!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Pillars House
Address: 125 Constitution St. | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 7AE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #97 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pillars House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pillars house was originally built and owned by Crawford which were offices and a spirit store in the late 18th century. Most of the building still has a lot of its character left as you can see as you walk in through the main entrance. The courtyard where our free parking is situated was traditionally used as the delivery entrance where the horse and carts brought the whiskey from the highlands to be blended. ... more   less 
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