all year except Christmas Day, 2 weeks in Jan.
lounge, drawing room, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview, Netflix), walled garden, bicycles available to borrow, pop-up dining event twice a month.
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £150–£200. 2-night min. stay preferred.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan may profess to have high-octane enthusiasm for all things, but their Southside Victorian town house is nothing but relaxing. ‘Paul was very personable and helpful,’ reports our inspector this year.Five minutes’ walk from Holyrood Park, the stylish guest house’s entrance hall, with beautiful period tiles, leads to a lounge with an eclectic library and honesty bar. The neat bedrooms bear Scottish heritage, from the period pieces to contemporary artworks; in the ‘spotless’ bathroom: underfloor heating, waffle bathrobes, upmarket toiletries. Front views stretch towards Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat; quieter, garden-view rooms lie at the rear. Home-cooked organic breakfasts including granola, apricot, vanilla, honey; a ‘pimped-up avocado’ were ‘a great start to the day’.
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