Good Hotel Guide Review
‘From the moment I made the inquiry and spoke to Paul, I knew this was going to be a very special place.’ A ringing endorsement from a fellow Guide hotelier after a 2019 visit to Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan’s Victorian town house B&B near Holyrood Park. ‘On arrival we were greeted by Paul, who gave us a lovely introduction to Edinburgh, how to get around, things to do.’ A Guide inspector had a similarly warm welcome, ‘with arms round the shoulder and patted back, very personable and helpful’. An entrance hall with ‘beautiful period tiles’ leads to a lounge with library and honesty bar. A bay-windowed bedroom had a marble fireplace and ‘tasteful furnishing scheme’, abstract paintings; in the bathroom, underfloor heating, smart toiletries, robes. Front rooms look towards Salisbury Crags, rear ones to the Pentland hills. Breakfast, served in the orangery by the ‘very friendly’ John, was, continues our reader, ‘the best we’ve had anywhere. Paul makes his own granola every day, with different twists. He comes to the table to explain what he can cook for you.’ Our inspector opted for ‘avocado, tomato, grilled bacon and poached egg – a great start to the day’. (Richard Burton)
94 Dalkeith Road
0131 662 9265
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.
during the day in guest lounge.
3 and upwards welcomed.
per room B&B £150–£225. 2-night min. stay weekends Mar–Oct, 4-night min. at New Year.