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“A very hospitable palce to stay”
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Blinkbonny House
Ranked #78 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A very hospitable palce to stay”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We had two stays at Blinkbonny - like coming home to a warm welcoming family. Shaun and Elleen greeted us as long lost relatives, full of information and suggestions of what to see; recommendations on how to get around as well as changing notes for the correct bus money. The room was large, comfortable and well fitted out, warm and pleasant and the free wi-fi meant we were able to catch up on the blog. Breakfast was ample and set us up for a day of sightseeing.
We would definitely stay here on another visit. 20 minutes to the city centre via bus (better than driving and trying to find a park)

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glendale, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We enjoyed out recent visit to Edinburgh Scotland. We arrived late at the Blinkbonny house and unfortunately had to leave early in the morning. Elaine and Shaun were very gracious hosts and we wish we could have stayed longer. In spite of having to leave early in the morning, Elaine offered to have coffee, tea and toast ready for us before our departure. The house was very clean and we felt quite welcome.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Six of us from New Zealand stay for three nights. The beds were increadabily comfortable, meals large and great quality, and the rooms were spotlessly clean. Shaun was a great host, offering suggestions on places to visit and one night making coffe for us when we sat out in the sun.
We would recommend this B & B to anybody who were looking for a quite place to stay within close proximity to the central city. Thanks Shaun for a great experence.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Scotland
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

This place was wonderful. Shaun and Elaine were fantasic, helpful and friendly, Price was reasonable, highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

A friend and I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Edinburgh. We had a fantastic room with an ensuite. The shower was one of the best I have ever had and the bed was very comfortable! The house was spotless as well. We were lucky enough to see quite a bit of the sun, which poured in the bedroom window and gave the room a very lovely glow. Breakfast was perfect and made to fit our changing appetites each day. The hospitality was perfect. We felt at ease and comfortable right from the start. I can't possibly thank our lovely hosts enough for this. Although the house isn't in the city centre, that means that you get away from the noise of downtown and it is an easy walk to get there.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

I was so impressed with this BnB and strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a bargain BnB in Edinburgh that still offers you a quality stay. Blinkbonny house exceeded my expectations. The double en-suite room was very spacious and beautifully kept. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and the bathroom immaculate with a lovely shower- very good water pressure. Upon arrival we were given our key so that we had the freedom to come and go as we pleased. Breakfast (they cater for vegetarians too) was delish and plentiful! Shaun is a wonderfull host, very attentive and warm. It is about 10 minute's walk into town but there is a bus stop at the end of the street if you want to reach town quickly. I would certainly stay there again and feel fortunate to have stumbled upon such a gem in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

My wife was very ill, in Edinburgh Western General hospital, for nine days early December 2011.

I stayed at the Blinkbonny House B&B, during this time. I had two rooms during my stay, both were clean, large and warm.

Shaun the owner was excellent, in his kindness, he went well above and beyond the call of duty. Offering meals at night if required and also did mine and my wifes laundry on two occassions.

The breakfast were freshly prepared and were really good.

I really needed some kindness during this difficult period and certainly found it at the Blinkbonny house, many thanks.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Blinkbonny House
Address: 23 Blinkbonny Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3HG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #78 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Blinkbonny House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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