Matthew (the chef/owner of the restaurant) runs a separate business from the hotel and serves the most AMAZING FOOD in the evenings! It's prbably the best meal we've ever eaten in a restaurant!!! You need to book in advance - as places are limited!
The hotel staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The ground floor (with all the communal rooms - lounge, etc) are comfortable and 'homely'. The 'honesty' bar has an excellent choice of whisky! The sherry and shortbread in the rooms is a nice touch! HOWEVER, we didn't get the room we booked - the jacuzzi bath was out of commission -and although we got a bigger room, the shower room (not bathroom) was TINY! There were broken tiles on the floor and wall of the shower room - and the decor is tired! We have stayed in this hotel before and found the same situation then! We read on the hotel website that the rooms had been decorated and upgraded, so we were keen to go back and see for ourselves - as the hotel is well situated for public transport into the city centre. The frequency of the buses is excellent - and only approx. 10/15 mins to the heart of Edinburgh. For the cost of the rooms, the decor - and the beds - are tired!! This beautiful building deserves more!!!
The staff and the food make up for the shortcomings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kildonan Lodge is an elegant Victorian 4* small hotel located close to Edinburgh city centre, only 1.5 miles from Princes St with frequent bus services opposite the hotel. It offers individually designed ensuite bedrooms, free wireless internet access, private car parking, full Scottish breakfasts, Mathew's Restaurant, honesty bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romantic four poster beds and spa baths are also available to compliment any special occasion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kildonan Hotel Edinburgh
- Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland