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Accommodations in Edinburgh for July 09

My husband and I are traveling through Edinburgh in July 09. Any recommendations on accommodations would be most appreciated.

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I have stayed in a number different parts of Edinburgh over the years, but my favorite is a small hotel near The Royal Botanic Gardens. The Inverleith was smoke free before the smoking ban in Scotland for pubs. It's family run, it's got a wee bar for the residents, the breakfast is good, and it's a quick bus ride up the hill to Prince's Street or the Royal Mile. I usually walk back down at the end of the day. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The rooms can be small, but fine for sleeping. I like be off the bustle of the Royal Mile and closer to neighborhood Edinburgh. For example, a couple of years ago, instead of going to Prince's street to see the end-of-festival fireworks display, I followed my hosts recommendation and went to a neighborhood park. It was like being at your hometown's Fourth of July. Pam

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If you are traveling by train, I can highly recommend the Royal British. It is on Princes' Street,across the street from the station. It is a perfect location for walking up to old town and has nice views of Princes' Street park and all the monuments on Princes' Street. Reasonable price for nice (not fancy) rooms.

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Are you driving, flying, busing or training? How long are you staying?

If staying about a week and driving, then look at numberfive.com We stayed there and it was really good.

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Valerie, we just spent 3 nights at The Victorian Townhouse in the West End of the New Town (TheVictorianTownhouse.co.uk). It is priced about the same as Rick Steves's Dalkeith Road B&Bs, but it is within reasonable walking distance of Princes Street, the Royal Mile, etc. Owner Aileen does a wonderful job of making your stay very pleasant.

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We will be in Edinburgh in May. We booked at the Chester Residences on Chester Rd. Great reviews and They have been very helpful answering questions.It is just N.W. of Castle

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We have stayed twice at the Turret Guest House listed in Rick's book. It is wonderful with great owners, lovely breakfast and only a block from a bus stop.