Me and my partner visited 7th January for two nights, I must admit I wasn't particularly looking forward to going especially as soon as i booked we had weather alert from John Tetley on the TV, suggesting the -48 C, wind, storms and hurricanes where on their way across the Atlantic heading straight for Edinburgh, I thought just my luck death in Scotland! but on a positive note I can now make use for my unwanted thick woollen jumper and my 18 pairs of sock I received for Christmas (always a silver lining!). When we arrived Angela was just nipping back from the shops across the road, I didn't notice her and slammed the big white entrance door in her face, even so she still greeted us so pleasantly with all smiles, I knew then this is going to be a good break.
We were shown to our room and asked whether we would like a tea and coffee which was good, we had a room on the ground floor next door but one to the dining room, rooms are spacious, very high ceilings with large windows with shutters on (for extra warmth!), its quite an old building & well looked after and very tastefully decorated. After I had unloaded the van of my partners 6 cases and shoe bags we unpacked and was then told of the different sights, restaurants etc of things to do.
Breakfast was excellent, you fill a little form in of what you would like the night before, then it is cooked fresh at your sitting, there is also an array of fruits, cereals, jams and pastries to scoff on. There was even happy feel good music playing in the background so if you arrive at breakfast a bit depressed or argued with your partner over the last shortbread biscuit the nightbefore, all is soon forgotten, & before you know it you tapping your spoon to the beat of the drums.
I was really glad we choose here and a guesthouse, you feel much more part of something than being in a massive hotel with a Luke warm buffet breakfast.
Location is excellent and only 5 minutes walk to the beach, which is quite nice! if you don't fancy driving the bus system runs 24hrs and its only approx. 1.5-2miles to the centre of Edinburgh!
I highly recommend it and could find no faults, only an idea would be to have some dvd's maybe.
All in all tremendous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abercorn is a large Victorian family property, an Old Manse built in 1870. This luxurious four-star GOLD accommodation has recently been refurbished and offers double ,twin and family rooms for up to 5 persons. Easy access to city center every 10 minutes and the buses are 24 hours a day and close to sandy beach, shops and restaurants. A very warm welcome awaits, so why not book today and have a superb stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abercorn Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
- Abercorn Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland