The place is very quiet and small, which suits me. John (the proprietor) is perfect -- pleasant, helpful, and informative about Edinburgh and Scotland when asked but not at all instrusive. I didn't spring for the hot breakfast but the basic breakfast was excellent (juice, cold cereal with milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, sweet bread and toast as well as coffee and tea). The bed was comfortable and I was happy to have room-darkening shutters especially for my first jet-lagged night. Other things I liked: rooms were a nice size; John loaned videos to the traveler who couldn't tell day from night thanks to trans-Atlantic travel. I also liked tea kettles in our rooms (I gather this is standard throughout the UK but I still liked it) and the really nice quality tea. Wonderfully clean. The shower had good water pressure and organic shower gel. I enjoyed the common room for chatting and waiting for taxis. McCrae's is located fairly close to the city center (one could walk, though I mostly took taxis). Map provided. A cheery refuge from a gloomy Edinburgh April. In nicer weather, the neighborhood would be fun to explore. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Edinburgh (unless I get an invitation from the Queen or JK Rowling . . . even then, the informal coziness would be lost, I suspect).
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- McCraes B&B Edinburgh, Scotland