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“uninterested ownership”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Beechcroft House

Beechcroft House
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Beechcroft House
Ranked #398 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“uninterested ownership”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2006

arrived at the bed and breakfast and was impressed by the furniture. not so by the owner. she handed me the key to our twin room, didn't show us the room and said it was up the stairs and that breakfast would be from 8-9. so much for what time would we like to have breakfast.

the room was very comfortable and pleasantly decorated. the shower was average at best.

at breakfast the next day i asked for 2 poached eggs, some bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms. i was told i'll just bring everything and you can not eat what you don't want. i received one egg, one half of one tomato, one sliced mushroom and the worst supermarket sausage one could buy. the bacon was fine.

for £35 per person per night, i would run to another place where the joy of operating a bed and breakfast was a natural part of the character of the owner.

  • Liked — furniture
  • Disliked — ownership indifference
  • Tips/Secrets — go to another location. if you must stay, stay for only one night.
  • Stayed September 2006
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    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2006

Location
The house is in Murrayfield, a beautiful and quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It is only about a 10 minute bus ride to the center of the city (Princes Street) and there are several buses you can take. The bus stop itself is only a 3 minute walk down the street. There is also plenty of parking on the street in front of the house.

Rooms
The house is a beautiful old Victorian home. Our room was georgeous with a big bay window facing the street and an en suite bathroom. The weather was (we are told) unseasonably cold and, with high ceilings and the heat turned off, the room was very chilly. However, to be fair, we never asked for the heat to be turned on because we arrived very late. There was a gas fireplace in the room, but we didn't want to sleep with it on. Also, the bed was not an actual king, but two twins tied together.
The bathroom fixtures seemed very new, but the water pressure is what you'd expect from a 130 year old home (barely dripping). With low water pressure and a cold room - it was a very quick shower!

Breakfast
The breakfast (served from 8-9 on weekdays or 8:30-9:30 on weekends) was excellent. You had a choice of bacon (proper English bacon), eggs, potato scones, tomato, toast, sausage, and mushrooms. All were very good! There was also a choice of 3 cereals, coffee, tea, and orange juice.

Service
Carol Ann was kind enough to allow us to check in very late - 11:30pm. She also was helpful in telling us how to get into town and what sites were best to visit and how to get discounts. We were a little under the weather and returned to our room for a slow start after breakfast both mornings. This meant that we were late in leaving and she did seem a little annoyed with us (she wanted to clean the room and collect the key). This was probably reasonable on her part, but her annoyed tone didn't make us feel as welcome.

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Additional Information about Beechcroft House

Property: Beechcroft House
Address: 46 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 6AY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Murrayfield
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Ranked #398 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Beechcroft House Edinburgh, Scotland

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