This B & B is a wonderful base in new Town for exploring Edinburgh. We arrived in the morning from an overnight flight. Our room was not quite ready, but we were warmly welcomed by Penny who offered to keep our luggage and suggested that we take the short walk to St. Andrew's Square and the fourth floor restaurant at Harvey Nichols. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the city and had a light breakfast.
We (my father, adult son and my husband and myself) stayed in a lovely and comfortable "family room" which had a double bed, two single beds, a couch, TV, reading material and tea tray. We had a private bathroom with our room.
A wonderful full Scottish breakfast was served each morning - porridge or a selection of fresh fruit, bacon, sausage,mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, potato croquettes, free range eggs and French press coffee. The dining table was set with lovely china and silver. We were well nourished for a day of walking the beautiful city of Edinburgh. We walked to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Old Town, New Town - a fantastic location.
Our hosts, Penny and her husband were very welcoming and gracious. They have a small library of beautiful books on Scotland and Edinburgh. The morning we left we had the map open and they had so many great suggestions for the rest of our trip exploring the Highlands, the whiskey trail, the Isle of Sky and the Pitlockery area.
Staying at Penny Airey B & B was the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh and seeing the famous Tatoo and their travel tips gave us a great launch for the next week of touring the fabulous Scottish scenery by rental car.
Do not be put off by the fact that you go down a few stairs to enter the New Town location. Once inside it is lovely B & B with outstanding hospitality!
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- Penny Airey- No.38 Bed & Breakfast Edinburgh, Scotland