This is the ultimate B&B for those who appreciate a place not only as it is, but as it has been in the past. For the literary-minded the mere fact of staying in Robert Louis Stevenson's house will be an enormous enticement to stay there. For those unfamiliar with his works it could well be the spur to new discoveries. The house is simply amazing, from the ornamental swords displayed on the walls of the grand central staircase, to the Duplo bricks strewn in the most homely and heart-warming manner across the dining room floor. On arrival I was shown up to 'The African Room' by the most self possessed 11 year old boy I have ever encountered. As to the manner born he answered all my questions, gave me the background to the room's highly unusual decor, and favoured me with a first hand account of ostrich riding. On a practical note, the bed is comfortable, the tiny ensuite bathroom is beautifully designed and the coffee at breakfast excellent.
- 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