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“Charming, clean, and with excellent vegan breakfast options”

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Claymore Vegetarian Guest House
Ranked #119 of 391 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Fressingfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Charming, clean, and with excellent vegan breakfast options”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is a very charming guesthouse with spacious and well-decorated rooms -- in my opinion, larger and prettier than those of much more expensive classic hotel that a friend of mine chose to stay in. It's about a 20 minute brisk walk to the city centre, or just a few minutes on the bus which stops opposite the front door. Cathy is informative, sweet and helpful. The vegan (and vegetarian) breakfast menu is extensive and delicious.

Room Tip: The traffic outside the front rooms does cause some noise, but Cathy provides complimentary ear plug...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have a vegan in the family, which can make travel a bit tricky, and gigantic egg-butter-bacon breakfast menus sometimes leave nothing but juice and dry toast as an options. We chose this hotel because of the vegetarian/vegan friendly aspect, but we liked it for more than that. Our rooms were really nice--airy, light, colourful and comfortable. The owner/hostess is a sweet lady, who seemed genuinely concerned that we should have a pleasant stay in the guest house and in Edinburgh. She made some interesting potato scones with tomatoes and mushrooms for vegan breakfast, as well as providing soy milk, a vast array of cereals, toast and so on. (For those of us who eat them, the fresh eggs were also excellent!) The hotel is on a bus route with frequent buses to the middle of downtown, so we found it very easy to sightsee as well as to get to less busy parts of town to meet local friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Just back from this quirky B+B after a 2 night stay. Very quirky with mismatched crockery etc. The fact that its was a meat free house had no bearing on my stay there. Cathy was great and very helpful. About 15-20 minute walk to the main attractions. Loved it - will be back

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Our first time staying here and couldn't fault it. A very comfortable room which was at the back of the house so no noise from the road. The owner, Cathy, was very pleasant and welcoming, and the breakfast was delicious. Fried halloumi and tattie scones, mmm. The location is very convenient for the city centre - just a short bus ride from a bus stop practically outside the door, or about a 25 min walk.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Claymore is a very cute guest house, with comfortable rooms and an incredibly accommodating, cheerful host. The breakfast was wonderful, and the location is within a short bus ride from the city center. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed here for the first time, this weekend and received a very warm welcome from Cathy. Our room (No. 6) was at the top of the house, and at the back, so nice and quiet. Decor is quirky and beautiful; the room had a nice shower and comfy bed. As vegetarians, we are used to nimimal veggie breakfasts in non-veggie places, so breakfasts here were a delight - huge choice of lovely quality food. I had griddled halloumi, fried polenta, mushrooms and tomatoes, which was just divine. Fresh fruit was on the table and a vast array of different teas available. And as cat lovers, we were delighted to make friends with their resident black & white cat, Felix :-) I feel suree we will become regulars!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

3rd time of staying here and the 3rd time i haven't been able to fault any of the stay.

Was allowed to check in early as was going to the rugby.

Cathy as always offered a warm welcome and escorted us to our room. Spacious twin room on the 2nd floor.
Very comfy bed with TV, tea and coffee making facilities and the option of having fresh milk for the room.
I am no vegetarian but very much enjoyed the breakfast.

Was allowed to keep our bag in the b and b until our train at 8pm which was a bonus.

Can recommend this place enough and will certainly be back.

Room Tip: Room 5. En suite top floor very comfy bed and very quiet
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Claymore Vegetarian Guest House

Property: Claymore Vegetarian Guest House
Address: 68 Pilrig St., Edinburgh EH6 5AS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 391 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street. We offer three things to our guests - enjoyable accommodation, warm and friendly atmosphere and good food and we do it with pleasure. Although our food is vegetarian and vegan, we have had many meat eating guests over the years and most of them have gone home happy! We welcome every kind of people and look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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Claymore Vegetarian Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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