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“Comfortable,quiet cosy bijou flat”
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The property adjoins a family home but has its own entrance and garden area.
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40 reviews
The property adjoins a family home but has its own entrance and garden area.
Old Abbey Road is a quiet, family-friendly street just 5 minutes from the High Street.
The apartment sits opposite the 800 year-old ruins of North Berwick Priory.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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PeterTall...
York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable,quiet cosy bijou flat”
Reviewed June 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Very comfortable one room flat with shower/toilet. Bright,well furnished and all the cooking equipment needed. Friendly greeting and help from Patrick. Would love to go again.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2016
And we would love you to visit us again. Many thanks for such a kind review.
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carol W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A Perfect Bit on the Side!”
Reviewed June 22, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at the Bit on the Side recently and it was fantastic! It has everything you could wish for and more. The place was very clean and comfortable and I especially loved the huge head shower! : ) And it is in a perfect location for the train station, the High Street and the beach...what more could you want! Patrick, the owner was very friendly and accommodating and I would love to go back for another visit very soon.

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Liked best: everything
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Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2016
... and we would love to welcome you back for another visit very soon. Many thanks for such a kind review and for being a great guest!
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judithhle...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Perfect location, lovely apartment and great hospitality”
Reviewed June 2, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My sister and I were both so pleased to arrive at such a lovely, spotless and attractive apartment. Patrick ensured we were greeted with a bottle of bubbly and two fresh eggs! Mac the dog was very friendly too! We will certainly be back!

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Liked best: Location and the decoration was just to our taste
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2016
Glad the chickens and dog were so welcoming. And would of course be delighted to welcome you back. Perfect guests!
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JimWallac...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Magic”
Reviewed October 31, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have rented a few properties in North Berwick, but this very well equipped apartment has got to be our best yet.Patrick welcomed us and showed us the beautifully decorated apartment, which we would describe as Laura Ashley meets IKEA . It is just minutes from the High St, golf course and the beach. We received freshly laid eggs from Patrick's chickens, a bottle ofCava in the fridge cooling along with the provisions of tea,coffee,sugar & milk all provided by our host. We returned home feeling truly relaxed. Many thanks again James Hill

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Liked best: The comfort
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 1, 2015
Many thanks for such a thoughtful and positive review. We would love to host you again on your next trip to North Berwick.
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smr515Dur...
durham
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We wanted an option to Edinburgh but somewhere accessible by train and near the beach, (don't want much do we) however this was a great place, 3 mins walk to station, 5 mins walk to beach and 10 mins walk to some brilliant restaurants and fantastic coastal walks.
Patrick our host was very welcoming and we soon settled in, very well equipped and great showers and towels, if we were to have any negative comments it would be that after 3 nights the bed wasn't the most comfortable, however it's not the hosts fault, or because it's an old bed, it's a combination of the IKEA mattress and me being 18 stone! If it had a topper on it would make a difference but that's probably being a little over zealous. We'd stay here again without hesitation, we had a brilliant time, helped by Scottish sunshine, great local food and a brilliant train service into Edinburgh for only £13.20 return for 2 people !
Would have cost double to park a car.
Patrick thank you for your hospitality, worth the trip !

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
Many thanks for such a kind review. Pleased you found the studio to your liking and I like your suggestion about the mattress topper. I will now look into this. Hope to see you again before too long.
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Parkinson...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Homely and convenient.”
Reviewed August 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We received a warm welcome from Patrick and settled into this lovely little apartment very quickly. We enjoyed exploring North Berwick, which is a beautiful place and our accommodation provided a convenient base with access to Edinburgh via train, from the station, which is literally around the corner. Really lovely stay.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2015
Thanks for such a positive review. Much appreciated. You make a good point about the railway link to the centre of Edinburgh. Sometimes I forget what a great advantage that is for visitors to North Berwick.
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Agathe S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Very calm andconvenient as 2 min from station.”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I came to North Berwick to work (Scottish Open) and it was a true pleasure to come back home every evening after long day. Calm place, - I slept like a baby - close to the station and supermarket 5 minutes walking.

North Berwick is a very nice little town and I follow the advises of Patrick reference to the restaurant. Zitto is a place to go!

The studio is very well furnished and the bathroom is modern and very clean.
I don't want to share this address...
Patrick was very helpful, my only regret, I did not have time to share a drink to listen to golf stories...

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 18, 2015
Thank you very much for such a warm, pleasant review. We would of course love to welcome you back to 'A Bit On The Side' for your next trip to East Lothian. Don't leave it too long!
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