Good Hotel Guide Review
‘My only disappointment was that my stay had to come to an end,’ says a more than satisfied guest at this personable guest house on Southside’s Dalkeith Road. A beautiful entrance hall with Victorian floor tiles, fresh flowers and an elegant velvet sofa set the tone for Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan’s boutique B&B. Downstairs, the cool, sophisticated decor is enlivened by bold artwork. The lounge library has an ‘eclectic selection of titles’ plus an honesty bar. Upstairs, the bedrooms, each named after a Scottish whisky, are comfortable and well appointed, some with original features. Those at the front have views of Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat; those at the back overlook the garden to the Pentland hills beyond. Distinctly decadent bathrooms have power shower, under-floor heating, waffle robes and White Company toiletries. Breakfast is taken in the ‘comfortable’ conservatory where service is ‘prompt and attentive’. Paul’s home-made granola, dressed with honey, apricot and vanilla, is ‘delicious’. He also rustles up a cracking cooked breakfast. (RB)
94 Dalkeith Road
0131 662 9265
all year except 25/26 Dec (ring to check Jan 2021 opening times).
lounge with honesty bar, drawing room, breakfast room, in-room TV (BT, Freeview, Netflix), walled garden, bicycles available to borrow, pop-up dining event twice a month.
during the day in guest lounge.
3 and upwards welcomed.
per room B&B £150–£200. Min. 2-night stay weekends Mar–Oct, 4-night stay at New Year.