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The Bonnington Guest House
Ranked #156 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“Lovely stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night whilst visiting Edinburgh .we literally turned up on doorstep asking if there was a room !we were welcomed in and had a room on ground floor , it was large ,high Celling and was spotless! We were giving plenty of local info and the bus stop was just round corner, which was great as parking in Edinburgh can be a pain . We went to the castle and Mary Scott's close which was brilliant !!
The choice at breakfast was huge, and that was without the cooked breakfast which of course we had too !!

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Wonderful reception, great atmosphere, coziest beds ever!
Great location thats easy to get to, loved all the little trinkets and final touches. would definitely return. A MUST FOR THE FESTIVAL NEXT YEAR.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

What a great decision to have stayed at The Bonnington Guest House during our visit to Edinburgh. It is in a quiet and lovely location with excellent access to the bus routes in and out of the city. On our first night of three, we loved our walk down to the harbour to Newhaven for an excellent seafood dinner. Just one of the many great recommendations Jill had suggested while we were being shown our room in this clean,beautiful and comfortable guest house. I loved all the special extra comforts and touches that says we care and want you to be comfortable while you visit with us. You do not often see the extra attention to detail this guest house offers. I also want to mention that the breakfast offered is wonderfully prepared and delicious. I would not hesitate to stay here again and I highly recommend The Bonnington Guest House while you are visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

If you are looking for somewhere to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Bonnington is the place for you! Lovely,friendly,warm welcome from Gill, who then led us up to our spacious,tastefully decorated, immaculate room. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was gleaming. The decanter of sherry and some chocolates on a welcome tray was a nice touch, as was the inclusion of the small fridge in the room. The delicious, hearty cooked breakfast set us up for each day and the buffet table supplied a great range of cereals and a different selection of fresh fruit every morning. Gill greeted us every day with polite and cheery conversation and gave us invaluable advice on where to eat, travel arrangements etc. I would recommend this Guest House to anyone and if we were to pay a return visit to Edinburgh, we would choose to stay here!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

I have just returned from a two night stay in The Bonnington GH and I must say that I am very pleased with it. After doing my research, I realized that this would be perfect for us for a number of reasons: private off road parking, triple room (not many offer this option), and in a convenient location, only 10 minutes away from the city centre by bus, plus the bus stop is just half a block away. I really didn't want to drive into the city centre and face heavy traffic...

All in all, the GH is very comfortable. The room we stayed in was huge, with a very high ceiling, which gives the impression of an even bigger room. The room and the toilet were very clean and nicely decorated. It had a small fridge, flat screen TV, hair dryer,... quite functional in my opinion.

The breakfast was good but nothing to write home about. You get a standard buffet plus Gyll (the owner) takes your order at the table for whatever hot food you may want.

I would definitely choose The Bonnington GH once more if I were to visit Edinburgh again!

Room Tip: If you have mobility problems call first as there is a big staircase leading to the upper rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

We picked this b&b because we wanted to be within walking distance of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was an excellent place to say. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. We stayed in a large double and it certainly lived up to its name. It was lovely to stay in the suburbs and it was very green and near Victoria Park and good walks. It was a simple bus journey from Waverley Station.

The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. Breakfast was delicious and much better than the 4 star hotel we stayed in a few days later.

Very clean room and bathroom. The complimentary sherry was most welcome. Lots of lovely period features in the b&b.

This was the best b&b we'd stayed in for a long time. A great place to stay.

Room Tip: Large double was worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here Dec 29 2011-Jan 1 2012 and had a great stay.

Ian and Jill were great hosts. We were given a warm welcome, and help with our bags. Ian and Jill were very helpful, and helped recommend everything from attractions to pubs to bus routes.

They were also very accommodating when we asked to leave our bags there after check out (our train wasn't until 6PM and we wanted to do some hiking!)
Check out in itself was flexible as well.

Breakfast was great-- cold buffet followed by hot breakfast-- and very accommodating to whatever you wanted for breakfast.

The house was charming, clean and quiet.

Would stay here again / recommend to friends & family.

Room Tip: We had a private bathroom but it wasn't ensuite, but this was not a problem-- we never really ra...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Bonnington Guest House
Address: 202 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH6 4NW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
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Ranked #156 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Bonnington Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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