My family stayed here for two nights at the end of a fortnight's journey around the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, we found this B&B to be among the lower half of the B&B's we stayed in.
The family room was clean (not pristine, but clean), nice, and rather large with a double and single bed, closet, and en suite facilities. It was towards the back of the house, which kept the street noise down (very busy street), and you were close to driveway/carpark behind the house. We slept well both nights. The breakfast was good, served hot. Also, it's quite close to the airport, so we didn't have to leave super early to make a 1000 flight. A definite plus!
However, our host wasn't particularly friendly. It's not that he was unfriendly by any stretch, but after staying at some other B&B's, this one didn't match up. It was also weird that the room access (as well as the other two rooms) were outside and down the side of the house. I realize this was good for coming and going as we pleased, but unexpected. The internet, although free WIFI, was hit and miss in our room. More miss than hit, really. We didn't complain because we didn't particularly NEED internet. We got the best reception in the breakfast room, which was good for checking the news feed and daily weather in the morning.
We did walk to dinner both nights we stayed here, but it's a fairly long walk to any eating places. Also, there are buses that pick up quite close to the house to go into central Edinburgh.
All-in-all, the room was fine, the food was fine, and it was a good value. Overall, it was just an average stay, however. If on a budget and don't want to pay the exorbitant rates in Edinburgh, or you need to place close to the airport, stay here. If you're looking for luxury, or a romantic getaway, don't stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Edinburgh airport, all rooms en-suite, free parking and wi-fi. Ideal for late arrivals or early morning departures. Direct shuttle bus 6 minutes from the airport and on a direct bus route only minutes from Edinburgh city centre. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Netherby House Edinburgh, Scotland