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“Great wee place”
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Review of A Bit On The Side

The property adjoins a family home but has its own entrance and garden area.
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The property adjoins a family home but has its own entrance and garden area.
Welcome to North Berwick
Old Abbey Road is a quiet, family-friendly street just 5 minutes from the High Street.
The apartment sits opposite the 800 year-old ruins of North Berwick Priory.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 34 reviews
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June A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great wee place”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I needed to recharge my batteries and I found that this apartment was ideal for this, it is very open and sunny and very quiet. The amenities are excellent and the little garden to the side is great when the sun is out as there are no obstructions. I would definitely go back next year when I need to recharge again. I found Patrick to be a very friendly person and the eggs and pastries were very much appreciated.

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Liked best: The light and airy feel of the apartment and the quietness
Liked least: There was not anything
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Jul 2014
Great to know you enjoyed the peace and quiet while recharging your batteries. We'd be delighted to welcome you back next year of course. Thank you for such a positive review.
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Joe H
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely place and everything you need”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

North Berwick is a beautiful place to visit and this is a fantastic wee place to stay, all of the amenities are top quality, the host couldn't be more helpful. It is on a quiet street a lovely garden and parking and fresh eggs a lovely bonus!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet of the location
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
17 Jun 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and would be delighted to welcome you back any time in the future. Have a great summer.
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JDHR2014
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Warm welcome, perfect host, accomodation & location - fab time - faultless”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Spent near on 30yrs procrastinating how I'd love to go back to North Berwick one day....Missed school friends & the lovely place it still is..- Had no idea how much -....-'Bit on the side' made it just perfect ' ~ Patrick the proprietor is just lovely - relaxed, attentive & v good at leaving you to feel its your own space - Chilled bottle of Prosecco & Mac the beautiful fluffy Golden Retriever on arrival; even though we were 2 hours early without warning!! (my fault) was 'nae bother'-... .. + Fresh eggs from chickens, TV, Power Shower - warm, clean & location gets 10/10 recommendation & a big thank you from me & Caroline..

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Liked best: everything- ticked all the boxes
Liked least: couldnt stay longer
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jun 2014
What a lovely review. It's great. Many, many thanks. And we look forward to seeing you again.
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JillRitch...
Glasgow, Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely studio apartment”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed for two nights whilst attending a wedding in north Berwick. The accommodation is beautifully decorated and immaculate throughout. The kitchen area and bathroom are well equipped with everything you might need and living area very comfortable. The owners were exceptionally helpful - especially when we locked ourselves out! I would highly recommend to anyone planning a break in North Berwick.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Jun 2014
Many thanks for such a kind review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best wishes.
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MikeChris...
Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
“Compact but extremely comfortable”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Before we even got into the property, Patrick gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around this beautifully decorated and equipped studio apartment. Fresh eggs and a bottle of bubbly awaited our arrival. The bed was very comfortable. Free wi-fi access. Facilities in North Berwick are very close by as is the beach and golf courses. The one day it rained, we were able to make use of the extensive range of DVD's available in the apartment. Thank you Patrick, we enjoyed your great golfing stories and hope to see you again next year!!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
9 Jun 2014
What a great review. Very much appreciated. We hope to see you again before too long.
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Susan H
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent accomodation”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Owners are helpful and make you welcome. Very clean with new facilities that work. Shower works well. Nicely decorated. Comfy bed. Private and peaceful. Excellent price. Very happy with our choice.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Thank you for such a positive review. You mentioned all the things we try to do so it is great to know we are providing guests with what they are looking for. Please get in touch again the next time you are in North Berwick. We would be delighted to host you again. Best wishes, Patrick
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smk1950
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Super property”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Everything you will need and much more is provided, generous owners. All equipment quality and new, didn't use the dishwasher and washing machine but wonderful additions to those staying more than a couple of days. Garden area is lovely for when the sunshines. Ideal location in a pretty part of the town and very near the railway station for easy access to Edinburgh (30 mins) and walking distance to the lovely town of North Berwick with lots of shops and restaurants. Easy walking distance to the beach and the Marina with lovely views.

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Liked best: Virtually everything
Liked least: pillows
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
22 Oct 2013
Many thanks for such a warm review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the studio apartment ideally suited to your needs. We would love to welcome you back again in the future.
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