If you like to read and are interested in history, this is a great place to stay! The site itself is Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood home and the current owners are friendly bibliophiles who will figure out your interests, ply you with books from their own collection, and discourse knowledgeably on local history, Edinburgh literary figures, 19th century plumbing, Scottish law as compared to English and American law, the history of linoleum, lighthouses and steam engines, and just about any other topic you might care to raise with them. We have never stayed in a B & B before, so cannot compare with others, but this one may have raised our expectations to an unfairly high level for the next one we stay in. We were given a large quiet room with bath on the second floor, fed lavish breakfasts and offered delicious whiskey in the evening. The three Macfie children who were home were charming hosts themselves, even the toddler twins who lavished us with grins and giggles. We were welcome to visit the common dining room at any time and each time we did we encountered a different set of interesting guests who were passing through. The Macfies manage a most gregarious and friendly B and B and they enriched our stay in Edinburgh immensely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very central family home which welcomes you at all times of the year.Experience Edinburgh like a local,walk to the sights and let us help you make the most of your visit.Especially suited for family vacations as we have active children ourselves.French,German & Afrikaans, Literature and History spoken.An atmospheric,multicultural experience in the childhood home of R L Stevenson awaits you ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Stevenson House Edinburgh, Scotland