My husband and I stayed at 14 Hart Street in Edinburgh for four days.
It could not have been more perfect. The owners, Angela and James were so hospitable and friendly. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome while at the same time we had a lot of privacy and didn't feel we were imposing in any way. We felt as if we were staying with old friends. They even drove us to the train station the
day we left.
Their house is in a great location on a quiet residential street and we could easily walk to everything. It was about a fifteen-minute walk (maybe a little longer) to old town where there is the castle and the royal mile. There are lots of restaurants nearby the B&B, and
the shopping of new town is a ten-minute walk. (The train station and
some of the museums are in between the shopping district and old town.) One day we went on an all day tour of the Highlands (which I would highly recommend- no pun intended), and it was about a fifteen-minute walk to where most of the tour company buses leave in the morning.
The house is an old Georgian with beautiful antiques and furnishings and very clean. Everyone accuses me of being very picky on this score
and I was extremely impressed. Our room looked out on a beautiful garden but no one could see into our room. There is excellent free whisky and biscuits in the rooms, (also wine and tea/coffee supplies), and while I don't usually drink much alcohol, the whisky tasted so good after a long day of sight seeing out in the crisp Scottish air.
We didn't have our two teenage daughters with us, but if we did, it would have been perfect to have them in the other bedroom.
The breakfast in the morning was wonderful. You could have a full English breakfast with your choice of eggs, ham, toast, tomato and mushrooms, all well prepared, and there was a variety of cereals, milk, yogurt and orange juice on the table to boot. They also had a selection of newspapers to read. You are asked the night before as to when you want breakfast in the morning, which was really nice that
we had this flexibility depending on what we had planned for the day.
I couldn't recommend more highly staying at 14 Hart Street when you are in Edinburgh.
P.S. I usually stay in four star, sometimes five star, hotels, and there is no way I'm not staying at 14 Hart Street when I'm in Edinburgh again. Plus, it's a fraction of the price of a nice hotel.
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