My husband, mother, and I stayed here the last night of an eight day trip to Scotland. This was my first time in the city and so I don't know it well at all, but I thought the area around Priestfield Road (although not the street itself) looked a bit shabby; it was not an area I would have wanted to walk around at night. The city center is easily accessible by bus.
The reason I rate Ard Na Said between good and average is as follows. My husband and I stayed in the Burns Room which, despite some furnishings that are a bit worn, was very nice with a comfortable bed. The en suite bathroom gets the award for the best bathroom of probably any lodging in which I have stayed. It's huge and has to have been recently renovated -- just beautiful. On the other hand, my mother's room was located on the first floor, sort of under the stairs. It was small and stuffy with worn furnishings and needed some TLC; the bathroom, however, also looked to have been recently redone. I felt guilty about having my Mom stay in such a place, especially compared to our room. Fortunately she's a good sport.
Breakfast was fine; the breakfast room is very nice. The hosts were a bit crisp with us; perhaps because we were only staying one night.
I probably would not stay here again, primarily because I had a much more welcoming experience at another Edinburgh B&B (reviewed on this site).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP SINCE 14/10/2016 Ard-Na-Said is a Victorian house which was built in 1875. It is set in attractive gardens in a quiet residential area yet only 1.5 miles to the train station. Being only 100 metres from an excellent bus service that offers a speedy access to the heart of Edinburgh. We are close to Holyrood park and Arthur's seat, Prestonfield Hotel,(Rhubarb Restaurant & Taste of Scotland), Edinburgh University and Pollock Halls of Residence and within a 5 minute walk of Prestonfield Golf Club, The Royal Commonwealth Pool & Gym and local shops and Restaurants. ... more less
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- Ard-Na-Said Edinburgh, Scotland