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Browns Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #67 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2010

The McDonald Guesthouse was a great place to stay for our first time in Edinburgh. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and our room was great.

The room was clean, very comfortable and had everything you needed for a pleasant visit. The house itself is very close to the city center as it's only a ten minute walk to Princes Street.

We will definitely return to The McDonald Guesthouse next time we visit Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2010

This guesthouse is one of my favourites. The hosts, Marion and Norrie are warm and welcoming and just love the company of their guests. We received a warm welcome and we arrived early afternoon, but this was no problem to have an early checkin. We were assisted with finding a nearby free street park. All rooms are on street level, a bonus for those of us who don't know how to travel light. The guesthouse is about 1km walk to Princes St. Buses available on the corner to take you into the city. Even though this is an inner city location, the room was quiet and peaceful. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. The breakfast was selected the evening before and carefully prepared by Marion. We had the company of Lady Mirren, when we ventured down to breakfast. Hosts helped us with our sightseeing plans. Room was warm and spacious and we had free wi-fi to keep in touch with loved ones. All the little things that matter have been catered for at McDonald Guesthouse. In particular, shower gel, body lotion, soaps, hand sanitiser, tissues, lollies in the room and guest area and a large range of coffee (including decaf) teas including a range of herbals plus hot chocolate. Also plenty of mirrors near power outlets which is helpful when drying and styling hair. Favourite thing would be a really comfy bed and soft luxurious pillows. This place has earnt it's 4 starts. We'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2010

We stayed two nights. The breakfast was great and the hosts were very nice and helpful. If in Edinburgh we will stay there again if vacancy allows.

  • Stayed September 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

Lovely decor and a great attention to detail with all sorts of little touches that made our stay really enjoyable. Delicious traditional Scottish breakfasts: we especially enjoyed the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs! The owners love what they do and provide wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2010

I really felt like being at home. The people were friendly, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast really delicious. Moreover, the guesthouse is well located, close to the old town of Edinburgh. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Madrid, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

We stayed at the McDonald for 3 nights and was perfect. It's a small quiet place, just 4 rooms, and lovely. Our room was very nice and comfortable, plenty of space and with a great bed to sleep. Breakfast was carefully prepared evry morning according to our desire, Marion asked the day before what you wanted for breakfast. So, we really enjoyed staying there. I certainly recomend it!
Oh, and of course, very central located in Edinburg!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

We initially found this B&B on Trip Advisor and went for it based on the reviews it already had. Our sentiments would seem to echo what everyone has written so far. Lovely hosts, clean and well appointed rooms and great location for exploring Edinburgh!! Breakfasts are an important marker of any place that we stay in and The McDonald did not disappoint, especially with the company of Lady Mirren of the Royal Mile(the dog). We would not hesitate to stay again!!
Katie&Matt

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Browns Bed and Breakfast
Address: 5 McDonald Road | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH7 4LX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Browns Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Browns Bed and Breakfast located on the east side of the city, ideally located to take advantage of the cities attraction and sites as well as being within walking distance to both the train and bus stations. The surrounding area has a great selection and restaurants and pubs, offering something for all tastes. Each of our bright, modern and comfortable rooms have en-suite as well as hospitality tray, hairdryer, cable TV and free wireless Internet.Breakfast Menu for your choice to make ... more   less 
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