Without a prior booking 4 of us strolled into the Dorstan with our fingers crossed. It looks very nice from the outside, so it looked quite promising. The inside did not dissapoint. We were greeted by Richard. He was extremly friendly and also told us about what to do in Edinburgh. He was helpful with the bus routes as well. The Dorstan is not walking distance to the Royal Mile, but it was a quick and easy bus ride.
We stayed in a family suite, which was actually 2 completely separate rooms, with a conjoining hallway. We were able to lock 2 doors for added security. Both rooms were quite average. The beds were pretty hard, but manageable. One of the rooms didn't have a toilet in the room, so we had to leave the room and go into the main hall to use the bathroom. The room with no toilet did have a shower and a sink next to the beds though. The shower was certainly not private. I wouldn't allow someone in the room while showering, unless you are FULLY comfortable with them seeing you naked.
The next morning we were woken up by banging on the door quite early, by Makki. She was trying to tell us breakfast was ready. We had requested breakfast at a later time. After rushing to breakfast, it was DELICIOUS. The two of them make it and serve it, and it is quite delightful.
Just as a warning, be aware they are very prompt with check out times. 15 minutes before check out times we were getting knocks to warn us that we only had 15 minutes left. This continued every few minutes until we left.
All in all, it was average. My friends did stay there again, and I would as well, because you know you are getting a nice, clean place to rest.
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- Also Known As:
- Dorstan Private Hotel
- Dorstan Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland