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Hotels in Edinburgh?

Planning on spending 3-4 days in Edinburgh in early September. Can't decide where to stay. Would prefer a nice hotel (and by nice, I mean clean, good bedding and not too expensive) or a well run B&B.

Any suggestions?

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We have always stayed at the Royal British Hotel. It is directly across from the train station. I can highly recommend it.

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I really like the Inverlieth Hotel which is near the Royal Botanic Gardens. Easy bus ride up to Prince's Stree or the Royal Mile. Easy walk back downhill to the hotel in the PM. It's family run, completely non-smoking (from before the big change in the laws!) and has a nice little bar for residents. They also have some self-catering flats. It's not the cheapest, but it's also not as dear as some of the ones up closer to Prince's Street. I had a business colleague who stayed at the Scotsman and loved it. Very pricey though, I belive.

Pam

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Rick recommends 20 in his book. For something other than a Rick-pick, take a look at www.16lynedochplace.co.uk which is a Grade A listed Georgian residence close to the West End that has been under the same friendly family management for over 20 years and offers beautiful cozy rooms (per Michelin Guide).

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If you're looking at a B&B, try Robb's Guest House. It's inexpensive (I think I payed like 35 Euros a night when I was there 2 weeks ago) and incredibly well run; the owner is very friendly and willing to help with your plans, the rooms are a nice size and clean (and have their own bathrooms, a major plus), and the breakfast that's included is as big as anything you could hope for. The only down side is that it's a little far away from the Royal Mile, but a bus stop is right out front and runs late. The owner is very helpful in explaining it too, so I figured it right out. I was more impressed with Robb's House than any other hostel/B&B I stayed in on my trip to Europe!

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Hi, I enjoyed a week at the Dene Guest House, http://www.deneguesthouse.com/, this past April. It's right on the #36 line (a stop right across the street), which goes to the train station, though by way of a bit of a meandering route, and right around the corner is Dundas St with bus service #23 and #27 to get up and over the hill to Princes St. I walked the hill the first day; took the bus the rest of the week! Cheers.

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Jennifer, take a look at The Victorian Townhouse at thevictoriantownhouse.co.uk, where we will be staying in September. We were not thrilled with the RS recommendations, and wanted something within walking distance of the Royal Mile. This looks great.

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One more for the mix would be Sheridan Guest House. They were fantastic. An easy 10 minute bus ride for the town center.

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My wife and I stayed at the AmarAgua Guest house last summer, and found it wonderful.

http://www.amaragua.co.uk/

It is on a quiet side street, and is a short bus or taxi ride to the historic center of Edinburgh.

The couple who run the place are very warm and friendly, and our room was beautiful.

I'd definitely stay there again.

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I've stayed here twice and would highly suggest "The Turret Guest House" located about 10 minutes south of town via local bus. Jimmy & Fiona are both wonderful hosts and its a lovely place. It is one of Ricks listed B&B in the Edinburgh section of his guidebook...enjoy!!

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We've been to Edinburgh twice and have stayed both times at the Dunedin Guest House. Very nice accommodation, excellent hosts, good value; breakfast included as it is a B&B. Whenever we go to Edinburgh in the future, we'll stay at the Dunedin Guest House.

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I highly suggest "The Turret Guesthouse B&B" listed in Rick's Edinburgh section. Have stayed twice, Jimmy & Fiona are wonderful, great rooms, price and breakfasts...very easy local bus to Royal Mile

Don

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We had a very nice stay in the family room at Priestville Guest House, also listed in Rick's Edinburgh chapter. I would go back just to get another of Colin's fabulous breakfasts! (We discovered we love haggis (even the kids) - at least the way Colin prepares it.)

With the discount for staying 3 or more nights this was a very good value for our family of 4.

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THANKS EVERYONE! Love hearing the suggestions. Several of the hotels we tried to book where already full, so we picked the Dukes of Windsor based on Tripadvisor reviews. Its a bit more than we'd like to pay but its in a decent location, close to the Royal Mile and bus stations.

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My suggestion would be to avoid the Ibis Hotel. Although it's in a great location and the staff was great, the single beds are extremely narrow and about as comfortable as a cot! Breakfast is not included, but available for 5 pounds, although I felt the rooms were too expensive, especially compared to some of the other options mentioned here.

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My daughters and I stayed at the Jury's Inn on Jeffrey street while in Edinburgh last June. It was nothing fancy but was clean and very convievianly located. It is two block from the train station and if you go out the back door of the hotel it has a close straight up to the Royal Mile. We could walk easily to the castle and to New Town. One recommendation though, don't eat the hotels breakfast. The food was over priced and flavorless. Hope you have a great time! We did!

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We stayed at the Sheraton Grand Spa and resort and loved it. Got a great deal on hotwire. Less than 10 minute walk to Royal Mile and train station. Great pub across street with cheap meals and free wifi.