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Violet Bank House
Ranked #164 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed with John and Rita for our honeymoon in Aug 2012, as we arrived we was given a very warm welcome followed by refreshments and homemake cake in their wonderful garden. Our room was immaculate, very clean, lovely and cosy. The breakfasts kept us going for most of the day, there was plenty to choose from we even tried the haggis!! I really cannot find any faults at all with violet bank house, Edinburgh is only a 20 min bus drive and the bus stop is just around the corner, Rita and John were only too happy to help with booking tickets and restaurant reservations, we would recommend this b&b to anyone wanting to visit scotland and we hope we are able to visit again soon, many thanks to John and Rite for making our time with them extra special

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Violet Bank House in Lanark Edinburgh, was not quite what we expected but we still enjoyed our stay. Initially we were surprised how far out of Edinburgh itself it was but Reta advised us to catch the bus in and it really did make it a lot easier to get around. Lanark Road West is not the most picturesque of places but the area behing the B@B was quite beautiful. Our room was upstairs, but was a good size clean and nicely presented as was the bathroom. Breakfast was lovely and Reta and John were lovely hosts.

Room Tip: Specify if you want to be upstairs or downstairs and if you want a bath.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dianne O
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

12th August just back from the Violet Bank B&B and can I just say what a lovely couple Reta and John are they make you so welcome and the house is lovely & clean and the bus to Edinburgh is just outside a few steps away so we did not need to take the car.Would go back and stay again as the breakfasts were lovely and a good selection of food. So a big thank you Reta and John for a great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sweep049
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

v friendly welcome and a great room and breakfast - only stayed one night but it was fab. rightly scored and rated by many others :)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Absolutely brilliant B&B on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Reta & John are lovely hosts with a wealth of helpful information. Our room was excellent and the breakfasts were wonderful. There wasn't anything we could find fault with and we will definitely be going back again (if we can get in!) Reta's helpfulness in booking restaurants and advising on where to go was second to none (she used to work for the Scotland Tourist Board) and John's cooking - excellent. The bus stop just outside meant we rarely used the car meaning we could both enjoy a drink.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Helen L
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Violet Bank House is a brilliant B & B - almost a luxury hotel. Reta and John are warm, welcoming and extremely well organsied hosts. If all engaged in the tourist industry were as good at the job as they Scotland would sink under the weight of visitors.
If you want to spend time in Edinburgh and need a bed to rest your weary head visit Violet Bank House for which no praise is too high.

Room Tip: We love the downstairs bedroom
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Richard I
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Fantastic apartment in a lovely part of the city. 2 mins from bus stop with buses every five minutes into the city. every amenity within 5 minutes walk, waitrose, takeaway, italian restaurants and pubs. highly recommend

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank davewills
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Additional Information about Violet Bank House

Address: 167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #164 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $61 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With five stars "It's the difference which makes the difference." Beds you won't want to leave, powerful showers, fluffy robes and towels. Breakfast on smoked haddock topped with tomato and melting cheddar, hot pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Our garden overlooks the Water of Leith, Pentland hills farmland and woodlands. Free Parking, Wi-Fi, DVD, TV and radio. 10 minutes to the airport. Heriot-Watt University - one mile. Finalists in "Friendliest Landlady "award - 2007-8. ... more   less 
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Violet Bank House Edinburgh, Scotland

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