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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed at John's BnB for our first trip to Edinburgh, for the new year's eve. It has been an amazing experience. John is a very kind and friendly person. He welcomed us at the door calling us by our first name. He prepares breakfast for all the guests and I must say he cooked us a VERY GOOD porridge....

Thank Valeria C
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review Valeria. I hope I'm fortunate enough to continue having great guests like yourselves, who make my job very easy and enjoyable. I look forward to your next visit. John

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Just returning from a 3 night stay for our first visit to the city. I can't recommend the B&B enough. The accommodation was spotlessly clean & spacious with a very comfy bed. John is a great host (we had some great chats) welcoming & accommodating. He also gave us good recommendations for places to eat which are plenty and in...

Thank 46fleur
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

First time I've stayed although my son has stayed before. Well run, nice feel, well appointed rooms, low key but clever way of running a small B&B, look forward to being back in March. Quality ingredients for breakfast, comfortable bed, nice showers - great biscuits!

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John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

A very much appreciated review. Thank you so much. With only a few years of running the B&B behind me, I have only recently started feeling that we've figured it out and are doing things as well as we can. It's great to have feedback that supports this. There'll be extra biscuits waiting for you in March :) John

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed with John and his family for our first trip to Edinburgh. This is a small (only three rooms) family run place with a homey and charming feel. We loved that they are a part of the organic movement and every choice of linen, towels, breakfast etc is made with the enviroment in mind. John was very friendly and...

Thank Kristin Ragnars K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome location, walkable with a pusher to the city and sights. We had no problems with the pram Rooms are excellent and John is only too happy to help. Supermarket a short walk as well as cafes and restaurants which means you dont havevto track back into town for a good meal if you dont feel like it Staying here...

Thank Ian J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The previous reviews say it all! Rooms are modern and comfortable, bathrooms are spotless. Knowledgeable and friendly host. Delicious breakfasts with a variety of food, we were even supplied with a packed breakfast for an early trip which was full to the brim! Our favourite accommodation in Edinburgh so far (and we've been a few times!), we certainly intend to...

Thank Evie480
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful host that made us feel very welcome on our arrival and gave us some valuable information on sites and places of interest would definitely stay again. Whitin walking distance of a beautiful city centre I highly recommend this B&B thank you so much John for making our stay so pleasant and comfortable.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

John is a very friendly and pleasant host.Excellent accommodation,very clean and family friendly. Breakfast was of a high standard and John was very helpful with any questions we had about the city and places to visit.Would highly recommend this B&B,it was like a home away from home.

Thank Claire W
Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Delighted with our stay at McCraes. Room was very comfortable and spacious along with a large ensuite. The B&B has real charm, the peace and quiet was extraordinary for somewhere that is so close to the city center, it has to be experienced to be believed. It really helped us to unwind , go at a slower pace and really...

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

McCraes is one of the best B and B's I have ever stayed in. Our room was immaculate: high quality furnishings and deco. John our host, not only cooked a first class breakfast, but also gave us great advice re restaurants and places to visit. We felt welcomed into this lovely home. A gem of a place to stay in...

Thank Anthea M
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review Anthea. I'm very pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay so much, especially as I felt I hadn't seen very much of you because you were definitely making the most of every second you had in our fantastic city :). I look forward to your next visit. John

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McCrae's Bed and Breakfast is a family-run eco-friendly, organic guest house, conveniently located in Edinburgh's historic New Town, only a 10 minute walk to the City Centre. We offer our guests affordable, high-quality accommodation that quite literally doesn't cost the earth as we strive to make a minimal impact on our environment and will help reduce your carbon-footprint while enjoying our wonderful city. We are a recently renovated, traditional Edinburgh main door apartment in a block that is over 130 years old and many period features, such as ornate cornicing, have been retained; the decor is a tasteful mix of old and new. ... more   less 

Additional Information about McCraes's B&B

Address: 44 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: £73 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — McCraes's B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Talk to John who runs Mc Craes and he will advise you. Our room was perfect for us.”
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“Rooms 2 and 3 are at the back of the house and are quieter overall, although all rooms are very quiet due to the off-the-main-road location.”
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“Rooms are located on ground floor”
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