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B+B Edinburgh
Ranked #19 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2012

... and a bit more. It's central, it's quite plush - boutique if you want. The staff are friendly, the room was really nicely decorated, and the breakfast was just what we needed. The setting is superb, too - a Georgian terrace that has been upgraded significantly, and the staircase is amazing. Worth the extra £s for a stay that I can't fault.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This hotel has been done to a very good standard.Good entrance with impressive stair case.The room was spacious and comfy the decor is excellent and good views over the city if on a high floor.The bed was a good sleep.The breakfast was good tailor made to your choice.It is only 5 mins to princess street.The library in hotel is worth a look on the first floor.We used groupon voucher so it was very very good value for us.A very good contempary boutique hotel

Room Tip: high floor for good view
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Just back after a two night city break in Edinburgh with my wife. The B&B group have really hit the jackpot with this little gem. The 'can do' attitude and pleasant smile from all the staff was superb. We arrived in Edinburgh on an early flight and went straight to the B&B to leave our bags. We were met with a very pleasant welcome at 9am and despite the staff being busy with breakfast were told that as the room was ready we could book in and go right up. On the second night I found I had to deal with some urgent emails at 10 o’clock in the evening. 'No problem, sir, we can set up a laptop in the library for you' was the response to my request for help.
The building itself is in a Georgian terrace that was substantially upgraded in the late 19th century with an extended portico and superb panelling to all the ground and first floor rooms. These elegant rooms and the grand staircase have been retained by B&B and make up the bar, breakfast room on the ground floor together with the library and function room on the first floor. As well as the grand staircase the bedrooms can be reached by a delightful little lift which they have managed to fit in without spoiling the original features of the public rooms. Our bedroom was decorated in the modern minimalist manner but retaining original features such as the sash windows and ceiling cornices. We had a view of the castle from our window but understand the views from the other side of the house are even better. The bed was very comfortable and inviting and the bathroom immaculate. There is large television with lots of satellite channels (we did have a little trouble with the television remote but a guy was there in seconds to sort it out). Breakfast was served in the large airy breakfast room and was well up to the standard of the rest of the establishment. My 'Full Breakfast' was presented on the plate with thought and care, a sprinkle of herbs on the tomato and a tiny head of parsley to decorate. Not vital but show the thought and care that are the hallmark of B&B Edinburgh. I do hope the B&B London and B&B Weymouth live up to the high standard set by Edinburgh. We certainly plan to find out.

Room Tip: Ask for advice on views from staff.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Welcoming staff and a grand Victorian entrance hall gave a great first impression which carried through to the rooms. Decorated simply with extremely comfy beds this was a great wee find in Edinburgh's West End. 10 mins has you in the Dean Gallery or Princes Street, 5 mins from Haymarket. Breakfast was tasty although porridge was undercooked. Staff very accommodating. Would definitely use again.

Room Tip: Ask for Room 1 - huge!!!
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank noniZ
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

The hotel is well situated in a quiet crescent, but close enough to walk to the centre. As soon as you walk in you know you are somewhere special. The wonderful wood panelling and carvings, the library with its open fire (tea-making facilities next door) where you can kick your shoes off and unwind. A couple of downsides to get out of the way - the very stiff door locks and the even stiffer sash windows. That aside, the rooms are very clean, the bathroom immaculate. The beds are so comfy you could spend your whole trip there! The staff are polite and very helpful. My friends and I really enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend it.

Room Tip: Avoid room 19. It has a difficult dormer window, an unexpected step in the middle of the room, and...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Got a Groupon deal for B+B Edinburgh and we were not disappointed. We arrived quite late in the evening which was a shame because there is so much in this place to savour, as other reviews show. The hotel is ideally situated close to the city centre but away from the hustle and bustle (especially useful during the tram works and festival season).

We got a room on the top floor with a fantastic view of the castle and the room itself was spacious, well-equipped and beautifully furnished. Being in a quiet residential area, there is no problem of noise, especially on the top floor, and the bed is very soft and cosy. However, even though it was early March, we had to leave the window open to keep the room cool, so this might be a problem in summer.

The breakfast was excellent, in the lovely dining room, with lots of choice for the continental (we didn't have any cooked) and high quality food. On reception and at breakfast, the staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome and appreciated.

One thing to bear in mind with this hotel, though, is the cost of parking. Although obviously outwith their control, and I'm sure it's a city-wide problem anyway, but at 2.20 per hour from 8.30 to 6.30 it can add quite a bit to the cost of the accommodation itself, especially if staying more than one night. I don't know if the owners could negotiate with the council to offer guest permits but it would certainly be worth paying for the peace of mind.

All in all, though, this is how B&B accommodation should be - we had a great night's stay and would certainly want to go back, especially if we got another good price!

Room Tip: The upper-floor rooms are smaller but have better city views
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I stayed here with 6 friends, and we were all seriously impressed. We had two large rooms with three beds in each - both huge and impeccably clean with brilliant views over the city. We had tea in the gorgeous old library, and prosecco in the beautiful bar downstairs before heading out into town, ideal with the centre only a 10-15 min walk away. The breakfast was great too, with a buffet continental-style and cooked items available to order. The only thing I'd recommend avoiding would be the dubious "square sausage"!

This place is great value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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Address: 3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland (Formerly Melvin House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: £90 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — B+B Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are here to change the way you think about bed & breakfast.B+B Edinburgh is a stunning boutique bed & breakfast situated in a historic listed building in the heart of Edinburgh. Sensitively refurbished to the highest quality in 2011, the property offers a stylish bar where guests can relax and enjoy a range of specially selected Scottish whiskies. The library offers a cosy retreat for guests wishing to enjoy a quiet moment after a hectic day of sight-seeing. Pets are welcome. ... more   less 
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