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Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
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Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
Portobello Beach,  within walking distance 20min  (approx 1mile) Fully fitted ktichen, complete with welcome pack
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Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
Portobello Beach,  within walking distance 20min  (approx 1mile)
Fully fitted ktichen, complete with welcome pack
Master bedroom, a lovely sunny room with twin beds builtin wardrobes and coathangers
Lounge features two chairs, plus a sofa and Freeview TV plus DVD
Dinning table folded away when not in use.
Light sunny lounge with book case and information leaflets
View as come in the front door, stairs to the 2 bedrooms
Bright Galley kitchen
Sky Light single bedroom with a built in wardrobe and childrens games .
Optional fold-up bed is available, or  travel cot
Shower room with wash hand basin and WC.  Shelving for toiletries
Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle
One of the many Street Performers in the Edinburgh during the Festival in August
Dunbar Harbour, East Lothian is also nearby and worth a visit
My grandson and myself sledging in the local park
Portobello beach looking towards Musselburgh with its harbour, shops and coastal walk way
Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle with spectators at the Military Tatoo on the castle espanade
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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travelbug...
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Wonderful place to stay!!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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My friends and I stayed at Come Ben the Hoose while visiting a friend in Edinburgh over the holidays. Ann was a truly spectacular host! She took excellent care of us from the moment that we arrived, with a lovely welcome basket and plenty of helpful information to get around town. She really went above and beyond. The house itself was incredibly clean and comfortable and the location was very convenient -- a quick bus ride into downtown Edinburgh and all the sites. My friends and I would definitely stay here again!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Hi Lisa, Sabrina and Jennifer I am sorry it has taken this long to reply to your lovely review I can't believe it is May already. I am so pleased that you choose to bring in the New Year at Come Ben the Hoose and in Edinburgh. I wish you all a Fabulous 2016. Ann and Gordon
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SallyElsi...
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed December 10, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A perfect location for those looking to explore Edinburgh and it's surroundings! A very cosy stay with a very welcoming host who was always available to point us to the nearest landmark. We loved coming back to the little cottage after a busy day out exploring! Thank you for your hospitality!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at Come Ben the Hoose, it was great having you. I hope to see you again. I am sorry it has taken this long to reply to you. Best wishes to you both Ann and Gordon
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beinfam
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Heavenly 2 Weeks”
Reviewed August 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

" Come Ben the Hoose " is a very nice, clean and comfortable house with very nice hosts . It is just 15 minutes away from Edinburgh City and public transport go from there every 5 to 10 minutes . The house is located in a quiet residential area , but after the hustle and bustle of the city , it was exactly what we wanted . One of the major supermarkets " Morrisons " can easily be reached on foot in 10 minutes and to Portobello Beach you need to walk only 20min . All in all it was the best two weeks previously and we will come to the " Come Ben the Hoose " and Ann and her husband will definitely be back .

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and the location of Come Ben the Hoose. You all found our public transport very convenient to get around and also enjoyed your walks and the beach. I hope to see you and your family at some time in the future when you return to Come Ben the Hoose ,Edinburgh. Best regards
to you all. Ann and Gordon : }
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Christine...
Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

Staying at Ben the Hoose was like being at home with friends next door. The accommodation was everything we required with a lot more included. Being from Edinburgh we knew the location was well suited to sightseeing and travelling around Edinburgh / Scotland. Ann & Gordon were the icing on the cake, thank you for your hospitality and nothing is a problem attitude. We will certainly recommend Ben the Hoose to our relatives / friends in Australia.

Christine, Colin & Lynsay Minors
Perth, Western Australia

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thank you Christine, Colin and Lynsay, for your lovely review. It was great having you stay at Come Ben the Hoose on 3 occasions on your return to you home town. We enjoyed your company and chats. I hope you are all well and settling back into life in Perth. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Sorry it has taken so long to reply Busy, Busy here. Best wishes Ann : }
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EmanuelCa...
Setubal, Portugal
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Apartment”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic apartment, 15 minutes of edinburgh city center on bus.
Ann is a great host.
The house is great and the location perfect, transports and supermarkets nearby, it was perfect for us.
This is the best choice that we make for 5 days in Edinburgh.
Emanuel Candeias Setúbal (Portugal).

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jan 2015
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in Come Ben the Hoose and I hope you enjoyed Edinburgh too bring in 2015. If you come back in the spring or summer you will you will see a different Edinburgh and Scotland. Thank you for your lovely Portuguese wine. Haste aye back. ( Old Scots, come back soon.)
Ann
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Alexander...
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1 review
“The loveliest place”
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We spent 4 nights at this small comfortable home. The host Mrs Ann McDonald said, that we were first guests from Russia. Definitely excellent location. Perfect place for quiet holidays. Mrs Ann gladly explained where are the closest shops, bus stops and road to the beach. We were really surprised by wellcome pack included bottle of fine red wine and some food for lunch.
The kitchen is small, but have all facilities for cooking. There are plenty of booklets about entertainments in the city and some maps, that are useful for individual sightseeing tours. As other visitors, we left road map of Scotland. Hope, it will help someone;)
Wonderful home, hospitable host, great location! Hope to return sometime! Strongly recommend!

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Your age range 18-24
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Management Response
18 Nov 2014
Thank you for being wonderful guest and our first from Moscow. I look forward to meeting you again. Best wish to you all.
Ann
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medavies2...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was possibly one of the best holiday homes I have ever stayed in! The owner Ann was there to greet us, went through everything but had it all written down just in case. The home was clean, well stocked and warm. The local facilities were easy to access and the bus service (a two minute walk to bus stop) took you in to the city. I was after something that I couldn't find, after mentioning it to Ann it appeared the next day after she had seen whilst out. Service above and beyond! My youngest son is now looking at it for a holiday with his partner for a short city break. The home is located in a quiet residential area but after the hussle and bussle of the city it was just what we wanted.
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Liked best: everything, would give more stars if I could
Liked least: the parking was a bit tight at times.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
Thank you for your kind review and I am pleased you loved Come Ben the Hoose and enjoyed using our local bus service to get around Edinburgh. I hope you are both keeping well and hope to see again soon Ann
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