This was my first stay on my first International trip outside the U.S.A. I traveled with a friend, she booked the reservations in Scotland (both were B&Bs). I felt welcome, safe and comfortable with all the amenities one would need when traveling. Our room had one queen bed and a set of bunk beds. Full size bathroom, dressing table, closets, TV, and double doors that led to the exterior garden (excellent view!). The location is walking distance to the small town of Dalkeith with lots of restaurants and a gorgeous public park. The B&B is centered between two bus stops if you are traveling by public transit (as we did on this leg of our journey).
Breakfast was a formal setting with a full menu as well as the standard continental breakfast. As always, chatting with other guests is the joy of staying at a B&B. Any questions one might have are answered fully by the host, he is very knowledgeable about the area and is a former university professor. I would highly recommend staying here - it is also pet friendly.
Enjoy your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BUS ( no. 3) to Edinburgh Royal Mile - 24 hra ( every 7 mins weekdays) from Rathan House driveway. Cost £1.50/ bus journey.Family Rooms - 2 doubles 3 twin 1 single 1 ( all ensuite)Airport ( 12 miles...95% dual carriageway) 16 minutesFamily holiday oriented upmarket Scottish Tourist Board quality rated 4 star guesthouse - with Parking in the Grounds - set in the leafy Eskbank conservation area with large sheltered peaceful 3/4 acres beautiful walled garden - with a croquet lawn. In an ideal location for park and ride to Edinburgh Scotland. . 7 all en-suite rooms with great memory foam medium firm mattresses. 1 very large and 1 smaller family room. 3 doubles and 1 twin . Near to Dalhousie Castle, Roslin Chapel, Dalkeith palace Adventure Playground and Country park & The Butterfly Farm. Well behaved dogs welcome. 13 Miles from Edinburgh Airport - along A720 (dual carriageway) making Dalkeith a great base for getting quickly to and from the airport for an Edinburgh fly/drive visit. It is also true that the road route into/out of Edinburgh is quicker than from any other direction. There are 6 restaurants/pubs within 2-5 min walk. 1 excellent - ITIHAAS - is 140 yds away. Bus runs every 10 mins to central Edinburgh from stop 30 meters from the driveway. Edinburgh Airport is a 14 minutes drive - 90% of which is dual carriageway...which makes Dalkeith a great base for Flydrive Edinburgh visits. Breakfasts:-Edwardian/ Highland in style - 10 cooked options including 5 seafood dishes - 3 courses - the opposite of an Ulster Fry. Signature dish - "Spealtragan" which few will have tasted. Curious? Let the fairy pipers DE-STRESS you at Rathan House in Eskbank! Dalkeith EH22 3BH ... more less
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- Rathan House - The Guesthouse At Eskbank Dalkeith, Scotland