Good Hotel Guide Review
The Arts and Crafts movement is lovingly nurtured in this restored Victorian terraced house in a conservation area. Run as a B&B by Brisbane natives Susan and Paul Johnson, it has friezes painted by the hostess, who is a descendant of John Ruskin, in its elegant, high-ceiling bedrooms. William Morris fabrics adorn eye-catching oversized headboards. Down stone steps, a separate entrance leads to two rooms (one with a private garden) that share a lounge and a kitchen. A lounge upstairs has a bar and hot drinks. Served on linen-dressed tables, breakfast includes home-baked bread, fruit and Aussie pikelets. The hosts are a good source of local information; buses and taxis connect to the city centre.
20 Mayfield Gardens
0131 662 9938
6. 2 in ‘Servants’ Quarters’ with shared lounge and kitchen.
all year except 1 week over Christmas; open for Hogmanay.
2 honesty bars, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview).
classical in public rooms.
not under 10.
B&B doubles from £179. 3-night stays preferred in summer.