We chose the Harvest House as we were trying to stay within an under-$100 budget for lodging, a challenge in Scotland (and most of the UK). It was easily accessible by bus from Waverly Station (rail) and the day passes for the buses were wonderful.
On arrival we were upgraded to a larger room because we were ahead of season. Now, were the rooms decorated in immaculate, modern style? No. Were they clean? Yes! And the view we had of the water was awesome.
Out the front door we were on the "boardwalk" of Portabello, a Victorian era promenade that led to an arcade area. On the way home one of the most magnificent rainbows filled the sky.
Our hoteliers, an Iraqi family, were gracious and helpful. We enjoyed several deep discussions with them about issues which might have separated us (we being from the US) but which in the end led us to find exciting common ground.
The morning meal was hot and delicious.
The 15 minute ride into Edinburgh centre was a delight as well, as we observed the life of locals which one does not encounter in the usual hotels.
Were we back in Edinburgh, we would be back at Harvest House.
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