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“Excellent Location, Excellent B&B”
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Carlton Twelve
Ranked #193 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Location, Excellent B&B”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is a wonderful location close to the heart of Edinburgh and only a short walk to the Castle and Hollyrood.

Kristen was an excellent host who made us feel very welcome with some nice restaurant and tourist tips. The premises were clean, tastefully decorated and all to a very high standard as I would have expected from a listed building.

I would have no hesitation recommending CarltonTwelve to anyone considering coming to Edinburgh and if anything I'm surprised it doesn't have more stars.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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edinburghlover, Owner at Carlton Twelve, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your measured and honest review. Coming from a senior reviewer this means a lot to us. We always go out of our way to make our guests feel welcome and are pleased we were able to make your stay at our beautiful A-listed property right here in the heart of the vibrant city of Edinburgh a pleasant and agreeable one. You were a delight to look after and we can't wait for your return.The owners of Carlton Twelve.
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a great bed and breakfast . The location is fantastic and is close to all amenities .
Kristen is a delight with great advise to local attractions and places to eat.
Our room was spotlessly clean and we would more than happy to recommend to fellow travellers.

Room Tip: great little cafe nearby run by a chap called Jon , Just the Ticket. Pub the Regent great also for a...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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edinburghlover, Owner at Carlton Twelve, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We could not agree more, Carlton Twelve really is in a great location right in the centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance to all attractions of the New Town, the Old Town with the Castle and Waverley train station. Thank you for your wonderful comments. And also for mentioning our friends at the 'Just the ticket' and the 'Regent's Pub' down the road. The owner of Carlton Twelve.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Friends booked us into this adorable little hide away in a gorgeous listed apartment in Edinburgh on a hillside overlooking the Firth of Forth all the way to Fife. What can we say, it surpassed all our expectations. We had a beautiful room with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in and the host could not have done enough for us. All this at a very affordable price. What more could we ask for. We will certainly keep a note of this place and book again when we are next in Edinburgh.

Room Tip: Ask for the double bedroom at the back of the house overlooking manicured lawns. You will not want t...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank Wes M
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edinburghlover, Owner at Carlton Twelve, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We are humbled and overjoyed you took the time to write such a generous and kind review. We very much enjoyed having you stay during the busy Festival right here in the centre of Edinburgh, yet calm and secluded. Now that you know where we are you are welcome any time again. The owner of Carlton Twelve
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

My wife and I are very well travelled, worldwide. We were lucky and very thankful, in hindsight, to find this B&B gem during Edinburgh festival, at very short notice (could be as a result of the only other review here, the conclusions of which my wife and I don't recognise, but I guess the hostess and they must have had a fall out for some reason).
Carltontwelve was ideally centrally located with great views over city and the Forth to Fife. Very quiet road with parking right outside!
Our room was a little small but very comfortable and highly 'specced' with a separate bathroom and every mid con, including wifi. Lounge is huge and beautifully decorated, and is shared with owner.
Kirsten was very friendly and attentive and if anything maybe tried too hard to please.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Only one B&B room overlooking rear gardens. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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10 Thank Dragonman
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edinburghlover, Owner at Carlton Twelve, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you so much for your kind and generous review. We enjoyed having you stay and were pleased you booked the one remaining night during the busy Festival. You are right Carlton Twelve, which has only just opened this summer, is a hidden gem right in the centre of Edinburgh, yet calm and peaceful. We hope your onward journey was as pleasant as your stay with us. Come again when you are in the area next. The owner of Carlton Twelve
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Property: Carlton Twelve
Address: 12-1 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Ranked #193 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carlton Twelve 2.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A delightful little gem right in the centre of Edinburgh within a gorgeous Georgian Terrace, built in 1823 yet only minutes from the Playhouse, Waverley train station and the Old Town. Secluded and calm with views over manicured gardens to the back and the Firth of Forth to the front. Affordable, comfortable, quirky and welcoming. ... more   less 
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