Max and Anette run this charming B&B - we booked about 3 months out, and had very good communication with them before arriving. We had no trouble getting there - it's a 6-pound taxi ride from the Waverly train station.
We were greeted by their two huge golden retrievers. We were pleased to find a computer with internet & printer, a mostly full bar, and a small library of travel books at our disposal in the living room/lobby. Tartan carpeting guided us to our room on the third floor, and it was normal sized with comfy pillows. They added the finishing touch of zippering the two bedsheets together so nobody had to "sleep in the crack" - people that sleep in "double beds" in European hotels with a spouse will know what I'm talking about.
The TV channel selection was huge - not that we really watched much. I loved how you turned in your breakfast card the night before to "order" what you want the next day (kind of like cruise ship room service). Speaking of, the breakfast was out of sight - the porridge was awesome in particular.
The location is very good - you're a ways from the Royal Mile but it's nice to be away from the touristy area--but there are a lot of B&Bs nearby as well...plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance. The bus system is very easy to get downtown and Max & Anette were very helpful with recommendations.
All in all, in the top 2 of our B&B stays. #1 for value (60 pounds is a great price)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ceilidh Donia Hotel Edinburgh
- Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh, Scotland