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Blinkbonny House
Ranked #79 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Toenisvorst, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great accomodation”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Shaun is a very friendly and helpful host who made our stay very pleasant. We stayed in the family room which had a good size, comfortable beds and was very clean, including the bathroom. We can definitely recommend Blinkbonny House to anyone looking for accommodation in Edinburgh not far form the city centre.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Essex, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Blinkbonny House is in a good location, a short bus ride from Edinburgh centre. It is spotlessly clean and is run by a wonderful host, Shaun. Shaun cooked wonderful breakfasts to order each morning at whatever time you wanted it. Our room was spacious with a good sized bathroom and wonderful power shower. Breakfast was a good time also to meet other guests and hear their stories. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oundle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We loved our stay at Blinkbonney, I brought my parents from Birmingham, AL (USA) and kids (2 & 5 at the time) April 2013 (I should have reviewed before now!). The breakfast was SO good, and the hosts just as wonderful! We will be staying at Blinkbonney if we can on our next trip to Edinburgh! I loved seeing the pics in the dining room of all the families that have stayed in the home.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lamoni, Iowa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stayed at Blinkbonny House for the last 3 nights of our visit to Scotland. After a long day, and a late arrival, we received a very warm welcome and a nice cup of tea. Shaun was also most gracious allowing us to keep a gift from a previous B&B host-a package of smoked salmon in his fridge until we could take it home; an unusual request. Our large room was most comfortable-loved the large shower too. The breakfasts were delicious, and my husband particularly like the porridge.
Shaun was also most helpful in arranging transportation to the airport on our departure, and in recommending a good local restaurant within easy walking distance.
The house is in a nice residential area, but a short bus ride from the city center (direct service to the old town), or an easy walk to the main city center. We would highly recommend this B&B, and will surely stay here again if we visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The room and the bathroom were clean and comfortable. Shaun was very friendly, kind and accomodating; he made arrangements for our day trips and personally walked us to the pick up location of the tour bus as well as the local buses. He offered extra treats of tea and chocolate when we came home tired from our trip from Highland. He also allowed us to visit his garden at the back of the house. Breakfast was always served hot, and yes the porridge was exceptional. We had no accomodation for one night, however Shaun offered an alternative that, although it was uncomfortable, it enabled us to stay. During our last night in Shaun's house, we had the best sleep ever during the past ten days of our vacation. Shaun also took the time to introduce us to his family: his beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters; he said we are now part of his family. We would definitely recommend the BlinkBonnyhouse!!!

Room Tip: Second floor room is very quiet with view of the gardens.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Oakland, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our four nights in Edinburgh were delightful. We have to thank the owner, Shaun, for being a most friendly and hospitable host. The house is a comfortable walk from the new town of Edinburgh. The perfect distance to walk off the many calories we consumed during our stay. Shaun was most helpful in making arrangements, finding a taxi when we required, proving suggestions on where to eat or tour. Can't thank Shaun enough and would recommend the Blinkbonnyhouse as an alternative to you typical hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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london
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Very welcoming accommodation, the room was comfortable and clean and so was the bathroom. The breakfast was delicious and I particularly recommend the porridge! The owner is kind and friendly. What's not to like? We would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ileana d
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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 #79 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Blinkbonny House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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