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Imbil, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We stayed for 3 nights over Easter and this is one of the best places of its type I have ever stayed in. The building dates back over 150 years and has been transformed to its former glory. The entry is magnificent with a marble staircase going up to the first floor. There is reception, a bar and breakfast room...

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Ah - ha - the lift! Yes, it is very small but adequate for a couple and their luggage! We are thrilled you have enjoyed B+B Edinburgh as a base for your exploration of the city. We are immensely proud of history and pleased you enjoyed the chance to soak it all up. Please consider our sisters in London, Dorset...

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We usually rely on Rick Steve's recommendations but all of his places to sleep required a bus trip to get into the city. I found this in the Lonely Planet book and I'm glad I did. It's a 10 minute walk to Prince St. Very quiet location. View from our room was phenomenal (we were in room 1, a perfect...

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you so much for reviewing - it sounds as though you have your work cut out travelling as a five! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay on many levels. We are delighted to begin working with Rick Steve this year and are welcoming his tours as we speak. I hope your onward travels were as enjoyable...

Reviewed 15 April 2015

I came by this absolute gem via a hotel site, and the price was good (more than I'd usually pay for two nights but I was treating myself) and it was a great choice. Not far from Prince Street but tucked away enough that not too much noise got to me at night, the staff was very welcoming and friendly....

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi Gemma Thank you for reviewing - we truly appreciate feedback. We could while away many hours in the Library - the afternoon sun beams in through those giant windows and it always beautifully peaceful. See you soon...we hope! Thanks again.

Reviewed 14 April 2015

Stayed for three nights with my wife and we have to say that this is probably one of the best places of it's type that we have ever stayed in. I think we had the best room ( number five), more like a junior suite than simply a room and it had a great view. The reception staff have got...

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this great review with others - and thank you for tweeting it too! We are thrilled you have enjoyed B+B Edinburgh - remember we have sisters in London, Dorset and Hampshire if you are a frequent traveller. Assuring you our very best attention at all times. Hopefully see you soon.

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Reviewed 12 April 2015

Was looking to stay somewhere for one night and saw this place from Tripadvisor. Contacted the hotel directly when I saw a price quote from somewhere else asking them if they could match it. Not only did they do that but did a better deal so always contact them directly. Their location is not too far out of the centre....

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing - it is great to receive positive feedback and helpful tips for improvement. Thank you for sharing the tip about the tram - agreed that travel from the airport or city centre couldn't be easier with this great service. The West End stop is literally one straight road to our front door. We look...

Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Have spent a lot more money on staying in far less worthy hotels. This is part of a small group of hotels across the UK and attention to detail and customer service is second to none. About a fifteen minute walk from hubbub of Edinburgh, this hotel has been refurbished to a high standard and retains many of the original...

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to B+B Edinburgh. Our guest experience is a huge part of our offering at all our B+B's and we are always thrilled to receive a thumbs up in this department! Thank you for taking time to let us know.

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Situated just away from the hustle and bustle of town but not so far that walking into town isn't exhausting. Our room was spacious, bed very comfortable and shower powerful. The room was cleaned everyday and the breakfast on offer was a good choice of fruit, cereals and cooked breakfast (although black pudding option wouldn't go amiss). The staff were...

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review. The West End Village is well known for peace and quiet despite it's proximity to Princes Street and the hustle and bustle of City life. Please book direct on your next visit - we are able to allocate the very best room for your requirements this way. Thanks again - all...

Reviewed 31 March 2015

Don't be put off with the name of this hotel, B&B stands for "belong & benefit", this being the name of the hotel group. Just returned having spent 2 nights in this very quiet hotel located 10 minutes flat walking distance from Princes St. This is a small hotel with lots of character. Check-in very easy with very helpful staff....

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing. We agree that the rooms at the back of the house are wonderful - tranquil views across to the Firth of Forth - you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in the heart of the city! Do join the Club - 'Belong + Benefit' is a great opportunity to do just that and...

Reviewed 28 March 2015

My wife, college aged son and I stayed here for two nights in early March. It's very comfortable and conveniently located and the staff was very nice. We would stay at B+B Edinburgh again. It has an elevator, albeit small.

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Emma C, Guest Relations Manager at B+B Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for reviewing - great to know we are appealing across the generations. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the very best.

Odder, Denmark
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Charming older building with nice rooms and a library to drink free tea , coffee or water from bottle with biscuit snack. It is value for money. The staff is helpful and service minded. You can walk to main attractions and good restaurents nearby

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Thank you so much for taking time to review. Edinburgh is a super city to explore - we are thrilled you have enjoyed it. All the very best.

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Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are here to change the way you think about bed & breakfast.B+B Edinburgh is a stunning boutique bed & breakfast situated in a historic listed building in the heart of Edinburgh. Sensitively refurbished to the highest quality in 2011, the property offers a stylish bar where guests can relax and enjoy a range of specially selected Scottish whiskies. The library offers a cosy retreat for guests wishing to enjoy a quiet moment after a hectic day of sight-seeing. Pets are welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about B+B Edinburgh

Address: 3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, Scotland (Formerly Melvin House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $170 - $596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — B+B Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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