Me and my partner stayed in the Allburys B&B for 3 nights in January. Upon arrival we were greeted by Derek, the owner, who showed us around the accommodation consisting of the bedroom, bathroom and communal dining room for the morning breakfasts.
The bedroom came equipped with what you'd expect; cable TV, hairdryer, table/chairs etc. plus a pair of matching robes. The room was elegantly decorated with some interesting and aspiring art on the walls, but the thing really worth mentioning is the bed itself. I can tell you now I've never been in a more soft and comfortable bed, I'm not joking. I haven't slept better in my own bed, and it was a struggle to leave it. I'm not sure if every room has the same bed, but if your lucky enough to be on the first floor then you will be sleeping on the bed of golden slumbers.
The bathroom is perfectly sized for a couple, not too big or small. The shower was a treat with each use, supplied with aloe vera shampoo and shower gel. In addition there is a marble and wood bench within the shower on one of the walls.
The breakfasts in the morning ranged from 8:00 - 10:00 am and the food was delightful. The breakfast menu was inserted under our doorway in the evening from which we had 3 main meals to choose from. They were primarily egg based, which I was pleased to see. The meals were exquisite and slightly alternating with each day. For example, omelette with mushrooms, scrambled eggs with cheese and spring onion, and the classic bacon and fired egg sandwich. There were other ingredients per meal but I can't recall the exact menu details, on top of this was choice of juice and an option for a fruit smoothie one morning! Which, again, I was pleased to see. Along with background music, coffee, toast and jam the breakfast was the perfect way to start the day, not to mention a worthy excuse to leave the bed of golden slumbers.
One small naggy thing would be the lack of a parking space directly outside the B&B but Derek directed us to where there is free parking which was around 15 - 20 minutes walk. Thanks to the location of the B&B, however, we were very close to the city centre and found ourselves walking to most places anyway.
So in conclusion yes I'd recommend this accommodation, even without the Groupon I'd consider it well worth the full asking price and would definitely re-visit to check in on our friendly Derek.
P.S. - the key for the door to our bedroom was 160 years old, it felt like yielding a historic Scottish treasure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed & Breakfast Chic situated in a Victorian townhouse located only a few minutes walk from Princes Street. The rooms are quiet, luxurious and well appointed with great attention to detail for our guests' convenience and pleasure. You will find a warm gracious greeting from the host, Derrick, and a depth of knowledge about Edinbugh and ways to get around. The breakfasts are innovative and scrumptious with great attention paid to sustainable supply from local artisan suppliers. Dietary preferences and requirements are catered for particulary if they are arranged in advance. At Allburys we do everything we can to ensure our guests can enjoy their visit to Edinbugh to the fullest. ... more less
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