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“Great location. Comfy room. Sweet hostess.”
Review of 18 Eildon Street

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18 Eildon Street
Ranked #267 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Germany
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location. Comfy room. Sweet hostess.”
Reviewed 25 April 2008

The hostess was Anna Raman and was sweet as could be. Breakfast of assorted dry cereals, fresh fruit, croissants, toast, yogurt, juice, tea, and coffee was served at our requested time each morning. Coffee, tea, and cookies are available throughout the day. The B&B is on a main bus route that ran 7 days a week and was one of the night buses, as well.

I stayed at 18 Eildon Street for three nights in mid-April. I had the 1st floor room with a view of the garden. The bathroom and bedroom were immaculately clean. The bed was made daily. The decor was tasteful with antique furniture, including a wardrove with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. The Victorian architecture of the room had classic high ceilings and large windows, with wooded shutters. The only drawback of the room was that it did not have a lock to secure the room when you left and was a bit drafty, but that is to be expected in old houses with high ceilings.

The room had it's own bathroom, although it wasn't ensuite. The bathroom was modern and VERY clean. Towels and basic toiletries were provided. Towels will be changed out if left on the floor. Mine were used throughout the stay. The first three days, the hot water was plentiful. I would have pruned before running out. However, the last day, it merely drizzled out of the faucet and was luke warm. The toilet had to be flushed twice to force toilet paper down. I'm not sure how it would handle more "substantial objects."

The toilet issue annoyed me. I'm sure the shower on day four was a fluke. Anna was lovely. Don't forget a travel alarm and voltage converter (I did). When walking down the lane, I hope you have the opportunity to meet the neighbor ladies Dachshund named Pipsqueek. I can't think of a better name for a British wiener dog!

I would definitely stay again.

  • Liked — It was my first stay in a B&B and the location.
  • Disliked — The questionable abilities of the toilet.
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2008

We spent one night at this B&B as a wedding present, some days after our wedding in Scotland, before flying off to our honeymoon, and we have almost only positive things to say about it!

The house is quite walkable from the center (given that you don't mind walking) 20 minutes or so from the middle of Princes Street. It sits just across from a big open field, so there are no houses blocking the fantastic view of the city center - keep an eye out for the castle during evening, when it is lit up!

The B&B itself is completely spotless, everything is very fresh and clean. The interior is a bit sparse, in a very tasteful way. We stayed in the first room on the ground floor, with a big spacious bed and a beautiful view of the gardens (where we chanced to catch the resident fox in the morning!).

We did find the bedroom a little cold at night, which was partly due to the Scottish summer (one of the worst in a long time), and the AC, which we didn't bother to fiddle around with when we came home in the evening, after a day of walking around. In fact, we only noticed how cold it got after a few hours of sleep, but it was remedied by adjusting the AC correspondingly.

One of the nicest surprises for us, coming from mainland Europe, was the fact that the bathroom comes complete with a strong (!) shower - not the weak electrical sorts you so often find in Britain, and a sink with only one faucet with hot and cold mixed - imagine that! The bathroom was not en-suite, but this did not bother us, as there was only one other room on that floor, which we think was unoccupied.

Breakfast was great, traditional English-style cooked to our specification (vegetarian). The owner was an Italian woman who was very friendly and talkative without being at all overbearing. The guestbook there is full of absolutely rave comments from guests promising to come back the next time they are in town! And so would we!

  • Liked — Interior design, cleanliness and European-style faucets!!
  • Disliked — Slightly cold room, bit of walk from the center (but nothing too big).
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: 18 Eildon Street
Address: 18 Eildon Street, Edinburgh EH3 5JU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #267 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
18 Eildon Street Edinburgh, Scotland

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