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“Friendly, helpful owners and impeccably clean”
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Aaran Lodge
Ranked #112 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Calgary
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86 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, helpful owners and impeccably clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here four years ago on our last trip to Edinburgh and everything was just as great this time around as it was in 2009. The owners were extremely helpful on evening from buses to downtown and restaurants for dinner. While Aaran Lodge is in Musselburgh, rather than downtown Edinburgh, there is a train 2 blocks away that is a quick run into Waverley and the bus service is also frequent and quick to downtown. Breakfasts were delicious with lots of selection. The housekeeping is impeccable. This is a wonderful places to stay.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 3 nights to visit the fringe festival and would defiantly stay again. Good value, friendly service, clean, good access to city, and excellent spacious rooms. Everything from the breakfast to the furniture in the hallway was top quality. Staff also very friendly and accommodating, could not do enough for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Warm welcome, very tidy, and great breakfast. The guest house is easily accessible from the city center by car or by bus. There is free parking for the car and the bus stops right in front of the guesthouse. All this in combination with Theresas dedication and love for her job makes the Aaran Guesthouse a great place to stay when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Hoeilaart, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We first went to Aaran lodge tens years ago and have been back every year since then. The standards are excellent and on top of that Teressa and her staff are so friendly. With a bus stop at the front door it is so easy to get the bus into town making it great base for the festival.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cranford NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I imagine that it would be hard to find a decent hotel the first weekend in August due to the Edinburgh Tattoo We made reservations at Aaran Lodge a few months in advanced to be sure of accomodations as we were traveling from the USA.
We couldn't have chosen a better place. The rooms were very clean and beautifuly decorated. Our bed could have been a little firmer, but everthing else including the breakfast were great. Theresa, our host was very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Castle Douglas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We made a last minute decision to attend The Fringe Festival and so were surprised and delighted to find accommodation at the Aaran Lodge Guest House on Milton Rd East - next to The Edinburgh College. (not to be confused with 'The Aaron Lodge' on the Old Dalkeith Road!!) Plush carpets, lots of cushions and tassels, spotless linen, spotless bathroom and so comfy bed in a spacious room. Beautifully cooked breakfast. Regular buses 24 hrs on the doorstep to and from the city. Nearby Portobello offers wonderful walking along the beach and the Esplanade. Take a breather at the Espy! Great pub and grub! A taxi to Leith takes you to fine dining eateries. Experience fabulous food byTony Borthwick and his team at The Plumed Horse on Henderson Street! So glad Theresa was able to accommodate us! A fabulous Festival experience in every way!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This was our second stay at Aaran Lodge , we came for the Fringe and would highly recommend. The owner had to stay up to greet us after a delayed BA flight from London (01:00 am ! ) but everything was ready , were shown straight to our room and had a good nights sleep on very comfy mattresses. Breakfasts are good and the atmosphere in the dining room is very friendly with lots of chit chat amongst the guests. Location may seem far on the map but it isn't., We walked 5 minutes to Brunstane rail station for a 10 minute ride into Waverley station and Princes st. Rooms are spacious and the beds very comfy. The owner is very helpful and the staff very welcoming.Wifi reception wasn't strong enough so they changed the router on the spot and fixed the problem! Would definitely go back when we are next in Edinburgh.

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Property: Aaran Lodge
Address: 30 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2NJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aaran Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Georgian Townhouse provides luxurious four-star accommodation, en-suite rooms tastefully decorated and furnished to the highest standard and fully equipped with large satellite t.v., internet access. Located near beach golf, close/easy access to city center. We offer double, twin or family rooms suitable for up to 5 persons; discounts for children and longer stays, free parking, friendly family run: this is why our guests return time and again so book today and have a wonderful stay! ... more   less 
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