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Cluaran Guest House
Ranked #138 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Velsen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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“It's getting better all the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Just when you think the Cluaran is at its peak, it has reached a higher level. We've grown accustomed to the luxurious cosiness/comfy beds/lovely and healthy breakfast/and so on and on, but to find out during our last (and certainly not final) stay that Ali and Noreen spent some hard earned cash on flatscreen tv's, free wifi and docking stations (e.g. for your iPhone) is a pleasant surprise. To say the very least.
Hoping for many happy returns, greetings from Holland

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

I stayed for a few nights in the single room at Cluaran. The single room has a separate, private bathroom on the same floor. I believe other rooms are all ensuites. The building dates back to 1860, so the floor is a bit creaky, but it is very cosy and welcoming, creatively and nicely decorated.

The hosts are lovely. The breakfast every morning is delicious, with only the best (and often organic) ingredients being used. Organic eggs and milk, top quality bacon and sausage, and a chance to sample some good black pudding. I was leaving very early on the last day and didn't expect any breakfast, but Noreen offered to get up early to prepare breakfast for me, which was beyond the call of duty.

I was initially a bit concerned about the convenience of the location, wondering how it would take to reach the sights. But it was only a £6 cab ride from and to the station when I had luggage. The rest of the time, it is possible to walk to the city centre/Royal Mile in about 20 minutes. Bus stop is nearby, which is convenient too. I had no trouble getting about at all.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Schwerin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

I stayed in this B&B guest house for three weeks and it was a very pleasant stay. There is a nice and friendly atmosphere, tasty breakfast and good recommendations for the next trip.
The guest house can be highly recommended, the center is within walking distance but also close by some bus stops. Even so, it is very calm.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Meran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed in this really beautiful house again and we felt at home; everything was perfect: great room and really good breakfast buffet;
Noreen and her husband are very professional and very kind. We will certainly return, we stayed here two years ago. The bathroom is new and all is extremely clean.
The house is very easy to reach, bus or walking;

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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lancaster, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

This delightful four star establishment in Edinburgh's dignified Bruntsfield district has a style all of its own winning it a memorable place in the heart of city guest house land. Each room has been carefully designed by its arty owners to combine comfort with quirkiness and provides the traveller with welcome respite from a world of hotel uniformity.
Owners Noreen and Ali Crighton are devoid of pretention but aware that individuality is key to survival in their field. Breakfasts are hearty, generous and well presented and have been served up and tailored over the years for visitors from Orkney to Outer Mongolia. The Victorian mansion has original shutters and many of the fixtures and fittings of a bygone age updated by splashes of colour chosen from a contemporary palate. A distinguished Gaelic theme marks your place on the map and helps contribute to a vacationing experience that stays with you for a long time. Great restaurants are only a stone's throw away on the main thoroughfare - icing on the cake, if it were needed.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Dolomites Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2010

We loved all about it and shall return. You can walk to the centre of town, but the B&B is very quiet and in a small residential road.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2010

My visit to Cluaran Guest House was superb. Friendly, family-style hospitality, beautiful rooms full of character and the most scrumptious breakfast made my stay a really memorable one. It is located about 10-15 minutes walk from the Royal Mile and is close to the bus for guests with sore travellers' feet. It was a great . It was the first place I stayed on my trip and one of the best.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank allllyy
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Property: Cluaran Guest House
Address: 47 Leamington Terrace | Bruntsfield, Edinburgh EH10 4JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cluaran Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a sophisticated 4-star guesthouse set in a period building dating from the 1860s now fully restored with original period features and our own bespoke interior style. We are located in the famous Bruntsfield Links area of Edinburgh, next to parkland and within close walking distance to the city centre, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh International Conference Centre.All our bedrooms are individually decorated in harmonious colours chosen to compliment the original period Victorian fixtures (the house dates from the late 1860s). All rooms are ensuite and have kingsize beds apart from the single which has its own private bathroom and a three quarter Victorian antique bed. In addition, all rooms are individually decorated and have free Wi-fi; flat-screen TVs; i-pod docking stations; alarm clocks; tea/coffee making facilities and an eclectic mini library to browse. Many original features have been restored to something of their former glory e.g. the stunning stained glass panel of our entrance door and sanded original floorboards. Cornices, wooden shutters and much of the original flooring have all been rejuvenated giving a fascinating glimpse into the skilled craftsmanship of the period. Tea and coffee facilities; flat screen TVs; free Wi-Fi; and ipod docking stations are all available.Cluaran House has been the location of 4 film shoots and 1 international fashion shoot. ... more   less 
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