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“A gem - great location and accommodation”
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14 Hart Street
Ranked #1 of 391 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A gem – great location and accommodation”
Reviewed 5 June 2008

My husband and I stayed for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. We arrived by train and it was an easy walking distance to Hart Street, quiet central location – and easy to walk from to see the sights of Edinburgh. There wasn't a sign at the front of the property, a quiet, discreet B&B.
James and Angela open their lovely home, decorated with antique furniture and various interesting items, with old prints / etchings on the walls of various places in Europe. You enter the property at street level where the grand and spacious breakfast room is on the left, off the hallway.
Stairs go down to the B&B accommodation - similar decoration throughout, with lovely modern ensuite bathrooms, good quality towels and linen, tea / coffee facilities, biscuits, hairdryer, plus wines and whisky – a really nice touch.
The only thing I can fault with the accommodation, was that the antique bed with what sounded like a metal spring base, was a little noisy, made worse by the bed being placed on a creaky floor board.
In all, we really enjoyed our stay and really do recommend it!

  • Liked — Beautiful and clean with great central location
  • Disliked — Creaky antique bed
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2008

We were very pleasantly surprised to find such a friendly, convenient bed & breakfast having been recommended by Gerald as he had no vacancies. We are so grateful to him. We visited Edinburgh with my brother & his wife for a short break. Betty, the housekeeper greeted us on arrival & made us feel very welcome. The rooms were in the basement & were very inviting with a welcome tray of tea, coffee, wine, whisky, water & biscuits. The bed was extremely comfortable & very welcome after a long day siteseeing. All rooms were en-suite. We had a good breakfast to start our day in a tastefully decorated dining room. This was prepared by Betty who always had a smile to greet us. We had a good chat to Angela & James on our return in the evenings who also made us feel welcome but were not intrusive. They very kindly let us leave our cases at the house on our final day as our plane was not until the evening. They were very trusting in that we could keep the keys until we collected our cases & if they had not been at home we were to post the keys back in the letterbox. Altogether it was a very pleasant stay & we would highly recommend this bed & breakfast.

Cherry & Mike

  • Liked — Friendliness, comfort & location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Teignmouth, Devon
1 review
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

What a lovely place to stay. This is a small guest house with only two or three rooms available for Bed and Breakfast. It is in a quiet area and only a few minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh. The correspondence prior to the trip was good and the warmth of the owners came across in their emails. When we arrived we were welcomed by Betty , a bubbly and efficient housekeeper, in the owners' absence. During our stay we met the owners who also made us feel very welcome and helped us with ideas on where to eat, what to see etc. The rooms were good with on suite facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and, as a result, we had a wonderful stay in Edinburgh.
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Dave and Eirwen

  • Liked — The friendliness and the closeness to the centre of Edinburgh
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank SamTeignmouth
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swnewyork
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

My daughter and I stayed at 14 Hart Street in May, having been pointed there by Gerald of "Gerald's" when he didn't have a room available for us. We're so glad he did. We have these things to note about 14 Hart:

- Beautiful public rooms, and elegant breakfast
- Spacious guest rooms are on lower "English basement" level but you'd never know. Windows are full sized, light is good, and not a bit of dampness.
- Building sits directly on a quiet side street, giving easy access to busier streets but providing privacy.
- Possibly the nicest bed linens and most comfortable beds we've ever slept in
- Incredibly wonderful shower with strong water pressure. The bathroom overall was very modern and spotlessly clean.
- Lovely welcome tray in room providing complimentary red and white wines, whisky, and water.
- James, the owner, is delightful, convivial and helpful while being unintrusive. That's a delicate balance that we are always happy and relieved to encounter when staying in B&Bs. Sadly, we did not get a chance to meet Angela as she was away the nights that we were in Edinburgh.

Know before you go:

- 14 Hart Street does not take credit cards. This was not a problem for us as James and Angela let us know in advance, and we were prepared with cash.
- The bathroom sink is quite small, with no place to keep a bar of soap or toothbrush - we reached across to use a shelf area for this purpose. This wasn't a big deal for us but I can see that if a man was fussy about his shaving routine it might be a bit of a nuisance. Certainly no reason to pass on 14 Hart.

I only wish one could find this sort of excellence and comfort at the London B&Bs!

  • Liked — Atmosphere, convenience, quiet, clean, lovely host
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008
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2 Thank swnewyork
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Stotfold
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2008

14 Hart street is an excellent location, 5-10 mins walk to Princes Street, 10-15 min walk to Waverley railway station, 5 min walk to the bus station. Although centrally located, Hart St itself is very quiet.

The accommodation is a Georgian Town House, beautifully decorated and full of character. The bedrooms were very spacious with lots of nice touches such as shortbread, wine and whisky!!! The breakfasts were also excellent.

Angela and James are the perfect hosts; very welcoming, approachable and helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions. They ensured that we got the most out of our stay allowing us to check in early and to leave our luggage until we had to catch our train.

I thoroughly recommend 14 Hart St.

  • Liked — everything
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Him_and_hangerson
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La Seu d'Urgell. Catalunya
1 review
Reviewed 16 May 2008

We enjoyed so much our stay in 14 Hart Street Edinburgh.
The situation is very good, and in weekend you can leave the car outside for free.
The house is amazing. Our room was very big with a lot of space and very nice. Very clean.
Breakfast was very good.
If we come back to Edinburgh we will go to 14 Hart Street for sure.
James was gave a very warm welcome.
It's a place to tell to everybody that want to have a good stay in Edinbugh.
Joan and Mayte

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Joan_i_Mayte
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Peaks
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2008

14 Hart Street is very well located in the New Town of Edinburgh. It's a short walk from there to any of the major sights. There are loads of bars and restaurants within a VERY short walk, but Hart Street itself is very quiet.

The accommodation is excellent with very good touches - loads of towels provided and shower gel etc. There are also tea and coffee making facilities in your room and whisky and wine provided.

Breakfasts are cooked to order and taken in a beautiful room. The hosts Angela and James are very welcoming and feel like old friends.

This is a truly excellent guesthouse and we would love to stay again.

Thank you very much for our wonderful stay in Edinburgh.

Helena and Nigel

  • Liked — Everything
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Helpful?
Thank HelenaandNigel
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Property: 14 Hart Street
Address: 14 Hart Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Ranked #1 of 391 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 3
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14 Hart Street Edinburgh, Scotland

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