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2 Cambridge Street

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
209Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
91Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Title says it all. Just book it! A most charming and wonderfully eccentric host. Where else can you dance the Argentine tango played at the flick of a switch on a wall hanging tuba??? Don't let our host kid you that the breakfast is merely "Semi" gourmet. It's full bodied
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Superb location..beautifully maintained and with the most gracious hosts. After a long and exhausting flight we arrived at 2 Cambridge Street and were welcomed by Mr. Clouston the owner of this wonderful B&B. It was like staying with a good friend...great room with fascinating
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There is probably little to say that hasn't already been said, this place is wonderful!! Sadly Helene was in France when we stayed but we were very well cared for by Erlend. The room was gorgeous, the bathroom was small but had everything necessary, including lots of shower
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Response from Shetlandia, Owner at 2 Cambridge Street
Responded 18 Dec 2018
I can't work out which kind soul wrote this! If you can identify yourself, you will earn an extra round of toast the next time you stumble over our threshold. Anyway, be assured that your words brightened up a dreich Edinburgh morning. Best wishes - Erlend
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When planning our trip to Edinburgh many months ago, I chose two Guest Houses. For the first few days of our holiday I chose one closer to the New Town. For the last few days I chose one closer to the Old Town. This was 2 Cambridge Street where we stayed three nights. I chose
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A fab stay with delightful hosts Erlend and Helene. As quoted online, if HG Wells ran a hotel this is what it would be like. From scream machines to dream a trons and tea served from a silver tea set it was fabulous.
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Hi, Fred: Many thanks for your inquiry but, sadly, we only have August 14 free. Best wishes, and have a great time in Edinburgh - Erlend
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Hi, Tess: Thanks for the inquiry but, sadly, we are already fully-booked for August 6. Best wishes, and have a great time in Edinburgh - Erlend
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"Only 2 rooms and the one we had overlooking the back was beautifully quiet."
"Best place to rest after a hard day in Edinburgh. No podría recomendaros un sitio mejor después de un duro día por Edinburgh"
"We were downstairs. Very comfortable and quiet. No traffic noise"
"We had the room at the back ( there are only two ) which ensured total peace and quiet on a busy Saturday night in central Edinburgh ."
"we chose the back room looking out over a patio and back gardens - not terribly scenic but delightfully quiet!"
2 cambridge street hotel edinburgh
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCastle / Royal Mile / High StWest End
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