We arrived from Amsterdam to Sherwood in a taxi and were greeted at the door by Sue. She was putting brand-new carpet in and was apologizing for the state of the foyer, but really, it looked beautiful even with the carpet being taken up! The new carpet, in place the next day, really looks great. We were each given a key, very useful when people might want to split up, and shown around. The breakfast room is gorgeous, with a computer with free Internet access available to guests. The rooms themselves are luxurious, and everything looks new. The bathroom was the best-stocked I have ever seen, with plenty of huge towels, soaps, shampoos and lotions, and even cotton balls and cotton swabs. Everything is thought of. The shower is completely modern and lovely. Again, it looks brand-new.
Breakfast was perfection. We were given coffee and tea that was served very hot, and there was a large variety of food: fruit, yogurt, milk, cereal, rolls, cakes and muffins, meat and cheese, juices, boiled eggs, and oat cakes. I am probably forgetting something. There was every kind of food you could want.
The location is wonderful. The street, if you walk 20 minutes towards town, intersects with the Royal Mile. There you will also find tour buses departing, city buses, and all kinds of shops on the way there. There are excellent restaurants nearby. There is a bus stop steps away from the front door. One can buy an all-day ride ticket for city buses from the driver. Sue answered our questions about buses, etc. All this, but it was dead quiet at night.
Each room also has a TV and when we turned it on, Stephen Fry was right there! It was exactly what I hoped for. :-) In addition, in the cupboard were cups and everything you'd need to make coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, plus biscuits. There was a small fridge and microwave too. We had free Internet using our own laptop.
I feel like we got a deal that can't be beaten. I would have paid twice the price for what we got. It made Edinburgh even more lovely.
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