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Quirky W Cambridge Street Bed and Breakfast Edinburgh

We, are in the planning process of our trip to the UK in late September, early October, to Scotland. Researching B&B's I came across what seems like a delightfully quirky bed and breakfast = 2 Cambridge Street. I'm curious to know if anyone has stayed there. Or the 23 Mayfield hotel. We are looking for something different from the 'you know what it will look like before you get there' bed and breakfast. A treat as the last part of our trip to celebrate our "almost 50th wedding anniversary."

thank you for you advice,
Lynette

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23 Mayfiled is a beautiful old Town house roughly 2 miles form the city center,but on a road where you can get lots of buses right into the center in 15 minutes.I think it was completed renovated/ restored several years ago and certainly looks lovely from the road.
2 Cambridge Street is in the city center near the usher hall and Lyceum theatre,i think it is in the lower level of a tenement block ,very common style houses in the city, but I am meeting friends for lunch just round the corner from there today so will take a quick look and report back to you tomorrow.It is mainly a liquid lunch so doubt I will be in any fit state to post later today.

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well I went to 2 Cambridge street and to me it seems like some private French speaking club , certainly not an obvious B&B though there may be B&B facilities within but that is not obvious from the outside . It is right opposite the Traverse theatre. As far as area is concerned , brilliant and ideal place to stay with great access to all parts of the city an numerous places to eat and drink within minutes walk.
please double and triple check this place before you book. I am not saying it is not a legitimate but for me looking at it I am not sure that it really is a B&B.

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Thank you for taking the time to gather the bed and breakfast information. I should have included a quiet location would be preferred, with that in mind would you consider the 2 Cambridge B&B or 'French speaking club" location in a quite location. Or as it is near the theatre district would that have a noisy atmosphere.
Once again thank you for the research.

Do you have any b&b suggestions, the help is appreciated.

Lynette

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not a quiet location, in fact in one of the busiest area of the city especially at night, loads of late night bars and restaurants in the area though the actual place is just far enough off the main area to be a bit quieter