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14 Hart Street
Ranked #1 of 396 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 20, 2008

14 Hart Street is a beautifully-furnished home in the New Town neighborhood of Edinburgh. There were lots of great things about this B&B, including the spacious room, hospitality tray with wine and whisky, comfortable bed, good breakfasts served by Betty the housekeeper, and gracious, knowledgeable hosts, James and Angela.

One noteworthy hesitation, however, was that we were in Edinburgh for a short stay: only two nights. When we arrived, James and Angela said that they were going out for the evening, and that they both worked at full-time teaching jobs, so they would not be home during the following days (breakfast would be served by Betty). When James and Angela were there, they were extremely helpful and attentive. But since they were out for the most part, we found it somewhat difficult to get oriented in a confusing, unfamiliar city, with no way to contact our hosts.

Overall, 14 Hart Street is a lovely accommodation, but perhaps it is best for someone who's already familiar with Edinburgh and/or when James and Angela are more able to be an active part of the day-to-day activities there.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2008

We can only add to the many positive comments other guests have posted about 14 Hart Street. This was our first trip abroad and our first experience at a bed and breakfast. We were very impressed with the lovely room, the delicious breakfast, and the hospitality and helpfulness of Angela and James, and their housekeeper, Betty. After a long day of sightseeing, having complimentary Scotch, wine, and tea in our room was a real treat! The location is ideal. Although near stores, pubs, and restaurants, Hart Street is very quiet. On our next trip to Edinburgh, we will definitely stay there again. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2008

My husband and I stayed at 14 Hart Street for two nights of a week-long Irish/Scottish honeymoon. Our trip was fantastic, but we wish we had booked more nights at 14 Hart Street! It is everything a B&B should be -- quiet, clean, and a beautifully decorated home base for adventures, excellent people, and hearty, delicious breakfasts!
Angela and James are kind, gracious hosts who answered all of our questions and pointed us towards some lovely restaurants in the area. Betty, their maid, was also a lovely person and served us the best breakfast we had our entire trip. The room was spacious, with a comfy featherdown bed (best rest we had!) and full tub in the bathroom. On arrival, there was also a welcoming tray in our room stocked with tea, biscuits, champagne, and sparkling water. And next to it was a decanter of scotch whiskey (the real stuff - not for the faint of heart)!
We would recommend this B&B to anyone, and we have! Our parents are looking into a trip in the near future and if Edinburgh makes the cut, they know exactly where they're staying.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2008

My parents (in their mid 60's) recently stayed at 14 Hart St for a couple of nights during their tour of Scotland & Ireland. I booked this for them at the suggestion of Gerald (from Gerald's Place) who I had originally tried to book with. Thank you Gerald for a fine recommendation! My parents had a fabulous time. Angela was great to deal with and booking was very easy (via email).

Edinburgh was a big highlight of their trip. Mom grew up in Glasgow but had never been to Edinburgh. I know they want to go back to Scotland and spend more time in Edinburgh. 14 Hart St is the first place they'll call. My dad could sleep in a bus station and wouldn't complain. Mom, on the other hand, is harder to please! According to Mom, the service was great, the room was first rate, and the location made all their sightseeing very simple. Including a jaunt over to North Queensferry where my Mom used to spend summers as a kid. Great memories. Definitely a 'strongly recommend' from the parents.

Thank you Angela!

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

We had a great stay at 14 Hart Street at the beginning of June 2008 with our two Belgian friends. It was recommended by Gerald of Gerald’s Place because he was full and could not take us. It is a small B&B with only 2, or possibly 3, letting rooms but it was perfect for our stay. The bedrooms are excellently furnished and very clean and the breakfasts wonderful, all of the above due to the gem of a housekeeper, Betty, who keeps things running smoothly. There is also complimentary wine, water & Scotch! Centrally located so that you can easily walk to the main attractions, but it is also fairly easy to park a car virtually outside at £1.20 an hour for up to 4 hrs (8.30 – 17.30). Once we had sussed out that you could pay in the evening for parking the following morning, and then park in the NCP Car Park at Greenside Place during the days when we didn’t need the car then there was no problem. It is an ideal place for 2 (or 3) couples travelling together because you virtually have the place to yourselves. It is not cheap (£86 per room per night) but as the old adage goes “you get what you pay for”.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2008

14 Hart St is an elegant historic property in New Town furnished with antiques and convenient walking distance to attractions and restaurants. Our room was very quiet with a view on to the garden and equipped with a modern luxury shower ensuite with heated towel rack. The scotch whiskey tray in our room was a treat we enjoyed after touring for the day. James and Angela provided exceptional hospitality - procuring a brand new street atlas when we were looking for a walking map and allowing us to keep our luggage in the room the morning after we checked out so that we could visit Holyrood House. Our thanks to Gerald for his endorsement and also for his help in locating reasonably priced off street parking (municipal car park is much less than John Lewis).

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2008

My husband and I stayed for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. We arrived by train and it was an easy walking distance to Hart Street, quiet central location – and easy to walk from to see the sights of Edinburgh. There wasn't a sign at the front of the property, a quiet, discreet B&B.
James and Angela open their lovely home, decorated with antique furniture and various interesting items, with old prints / etchings on the walls of various places in Europe. You enter the property at street level where the grand and spacious breakfast room is on the left, off the hallway.
Stairs go down to the B&B accommodation - similar decoration throughout, with lovely modern ensuite bathrooms, good quality towels and linen, tea / coffee facilities, biscuits, hairdryer, plus wines and whisky – a really nice touch.
The only thing I can fault with the accommodation, was that the antique bed with what sounded like a metal spring base, was a little noisy, made worse by the bed being placed on a creaky floor board.
In all, we really enjoyed our stay and really do recommend it!

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Address: 14 Hart Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RN, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Ranked #1 of 396 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $127 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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14 Hart Street Hotel Edinburgh
14 Hart Street Edinburgh, Scotland

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