I found this guest house by looking for places to stay near railway stations in central Edinburgh so I could walk to the Fringe Festival and also travel to work in Livingston.
Not only did this place fit the bill logistically but also in every other way. My single room was competitively priced for the locality and season, and was extremely comfortable. There was plenty of furniture, stools, hangers, shelves etc to make yourself feel at home, and the bathroom was modern and immaculate.
The hotel itself retains its Victorian charm and is beautifully decorated with vases, pictures and ornaments. The staff are friendly, efficient and the owner even asked me when I would be leaving in the morning to ensure I would have time for breakfast (served from 7:45am). Breakfast itself is substantial, with a big bowl of fruit served every morning, and a range of cooked or cold items available. The food came within 10 minutes which fitted in brilliantly with my morning routine.
If you are heading to the centre, I would recommend veering north and taking the back streets via Lansdowne Crescent as there is an impressive church and a variety of lovely 'tucked away' restaurants and bars down some cobblestoned streets.. and it gets you away from the noisy tramworks near the Haymarket.
I thoroughly recommend this place.. its is a real gem!More
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