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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Violet Bank House

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Violet Bank House
Ranked #149 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Berlin
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

Reta and John were fantastic hosts. The room was very clean, the breakfast was delocious and Reta and John always helpful.
We enjoyed our journey to Scotland and meet many friendly people.
We were very pleased to see the tram is stopped!!
We will again visit to the violet bank house and of course to Edinburgh.
Thanks Reta and John

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

my daughter and I stayed here over Easter. The house, gardens and rooms and breakfasts are lovely - everything you would expect from a 5 star bed & breakfast. The icing on the cake is Reeta and John's genuine hospitality. They made our stay like a home from home, including checking bus times, making recommendations and booking tables at restaurants locally and in the city.
The location is great, public transport handy and I just wish we had longer to stay to explore the countryside locally.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2010

Violet Bank House and the hosts are absolutely superb. The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean, and the breakfasts first class. I am not usually short of words but I simply cannot find enough superlatives to do justice to Violet Bank! This wonderful B & B is simply "Perfection". To Reta and John thank you so much for you warm hospitality and "nothing is too much trouble" approach, I long to come back for another stay.
Denise Forrest

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2010

The accommodations were outstandingly clean and comfortable. Our hosts made us feel welcomed and were most helpful in our planning of day trips and transportation. The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2010

My wife and I loved this B&B. Everything top notch from start to finish. We stayed two nights and we were thrilled we found this place. Food was great as well. I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010

Could not have been more delightful. Reta and John were gracious, helpful and funny! The rooms were immaculate and charming, with wonderful details like fresh flowers. The bedding was ironed to perfection and the beds were amazing. John is the cook and his breakfasts were scrumptuous. We slept in room closest to street and it was no problem at all. When the windows were closed you could not hear the street at all. Downtown is 10 mins by car and a direct route by bus. Be thankful, if you get a room here as you are in for a Scottish treat!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

Cosy, elegant, beautiful interior decoration and antique, but perfect furniture. Quiet, though close to the airport. A jewel to be discovered. Friendly, helpful hosts.
Hope to return soon

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Violet Bank House

Property: Violet Bank House
Address: 167 Lanark Road West, Edinburgh EH14 5NZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Violet Bank House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With five stars "It's the difference which makes the difference." Beds you won't want to leave, powerful showers, fluffy robes and towels. Breakfast on smoked haddock topped with tomato and melting cheddar, hot pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Our garden overlooks the Water of Leith, Pentland hills farmland and woodlands. Free Parking, Wi-Fi, DVD, TV and radio. 10 minutes to the airport. Heriot-Watt University - one mile. Finalists in "Friendliest Landlady "award - 2007-8. ... more   less 
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Violet Bank House Edinburgh, Scotland

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