We stayed from 21 - 24 February in a Petite Double Room.
On booking the best rate we could get was through the Bonham's website at £89 for bed and breakfast - we thought this was a great deal. We had to enter our arrival time and how we would be arriving, i.e. what time our train arrived into Edinburgh. We arrived at around 1pm to be told that our room wouldn't be ready until 3pm but we could be upgraded for an extra £10 per night to a room that was ready. We declined and though we had to wait for our room didn't see the point in having to enter all the arrival times etc. if it's not going to be put to use and your room be ready.
When we made it to our room we were nicely surprised. The room was 'petite' but had everything we needed. It was clean and tidy, had tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, iron and board, TV, toiletries, a mini bar (which was expensive) and a comfy bed. The bathroom was small with a tiny bath with overhead shower. The water was hot but the pressure from the shower was very poor - not great if you have long hair!
We were at the back of the hotel which was nice and quiet - until the 8am bottle collection on Monday, not something the hotel can control and it didn't last long but was a noisy start to the day. The room was very warm and we slept with the windows open - in February. Might be a bit stifling in a hot summer.
There is a lovely bar in the hotel. It had a limited drinks menu, but was nice for a drink on the way out, or the way back in but it was a little pricy.
Breakfast was excellent on all 3 mornings. The French Toast is just the right side of sweet without being sickly and the cooked breakfast was delicious and filling. Everything was lovely and hot - including the toast. The continental breakfast seemed to be varied but we never ate from it.
The restaurant staff were attentive without hovering and all were very pleasant.
The reception staff were also pleasant and happily booked taxis for us.
We did experience a comedy moment when we returned late one night to find the door closed and locked. We rang the bell (several times) but no one answered as the bell wouldn't work. My husband ended up jumping about in front of the main window which looked onto reception to attract attention to open the door - which they did very quickly.
The location is residential/offices but a 10 minute walk takes you to George/Rose/Princes Street. A 15 minute walk to Haymarket Train Station.
We got a great deal which I thought was worth the money, however, don't think I would want to pay much more than this.
If we could have the same deal I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
There is only one nagging negative - please, please, please invest some money in decent pillows. Pancakes to rest your weary head on don't quite cut it after a long day out and about in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh is a boutique hotel in Scotland with a very contemporary spirit. It occupies a series of Victorian buildings in the West End of Edinburgh, whose soaring natural proportions have allowed us to create a truly dynamic set of rooms and public spaces. At The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh, we have used bold colour, rich texture and contemporary art and photography to build an environment that is fun, upbeat, welcoming and with the unmistakable buzz of being part of a great Scottish city.There are 49 boutique rooms and suites at The Bonham, each individually styled so that, among them, you will almost certainly find the one you have been waiting for. ... more less
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