I first discovered this little gem of a guest house in April 2014, when I stayed at Brae Lodge for 4 nights. It was such a friendly yet professionally run family business, I had no hesitation in returning to Brae Lodge for a 2-night stay in October 2015. The accommodation was outstanding once more: same excellent standard of room cleanliness, sleep quality, cooked breakfast and overall customer service, and the homemade toasted bread was a great addition to the menu. Last month, the pre Christmas get-togethers with family and friends brought me back to Edinburgh. I contacted Brae Lodge straight away and booked in for 3 nights. The small double room facing the rear was described on the website as 'cosy' but the room offered all the standard traveller essentials, plus enough homely extras to upgrade this lovely guest house from basic single-night stopover to comfortable multi-night accommodation. And it's absolutely true to say, the "standard traveller essentials plus homely extras" were not just apparent in my double room and on my breakfast plate (the veggie cooked breakfast was to die for, I ordered it twice - and I'm not even vegetarian!). The strong desire to achieve the perfect home-from-home environment was also apparent in the amazing customer service provided by my charming hosts. With excellent public transport (and free car parking) on the doorstep, you can enjoy the delights of the bustling city centre before returning to a comfy bed and a great night's sleep. As an honorary 'sassenach' for the last 30 years, it's a joy to cross the border and still find the traditional Scottish hospitality that I grew up with all those years ago. I've been a guest of Neil and Lesley three times over: this time around, I can't help feeling that I checked in as a visitor, but I checked out as a friend. Will I be back in 2017? - you bet!
Wir waren im letzten Jahr (2015) im Monat Juli bei Marge & Victor für eine Woche Ihre Gäste. Uns hat es so gut gefallen, das wir im nächsten Jahr wieder zu Gast sein werden. Wir möchten Marge und Victor auf diesem Wege nochmals für die tolle Zeit bei Ihnen bedanken, und hoffen sie im nächsten Jahr gesund und munter wieder zu sehen. Viele Liebe Grüße von Doreen & Uwe aus Eberswalde ;o)
Margaret made us feel very welcome, and gave us great tips about getting around town, as well as historic information about sites around too see. The rooms are clean and quiet. Bueatiful backyard garden view. French press coffe in the morning made me feel like home away from home. I would definitely stay here again.
Ich war Anfang Mai 2014 4 Tage in Edinburgh und bin glücklich, diese schöne bed&breakast-Unterkunft gefunden zu haben. Sehr freundliche Begrüßung, sauber, sehr leckeres und gemütliches Frühstück, die Möglichkeit im Gespräch mit Margaret viele interessante Informationen zu erfahren, mit dem Bus ein paar Minuten im Zentrum.... Ich habe es sehr genossen und bin bei einem nächsten Besuch sicherlich wieder dort! :-)
Two of us stayed in the twin room and had a great visit to Edinburgh. The rooms were well equipped, clean, and full of touristy information. Margaret was an incredible help to us. She gave us travel information (buses, times, brochures), tips on what to see and how long things would take, and catered to our picky breakfast needs. She is a fabulous hostess and runs a lovely B&B.
Stayed 9/5 through 9/10 and then one night more before flying home 9/18. Margaret is a consummate hostess! The rooms are fittingly decorated and very warm & cozy. The breakfasts are charmingly served with attention to your tastes. She assisted us in making arrangements for experiences that would meet our needs - and was so helpful in every way. The bus stops just across the street, so public transit is easy. There is ample parking too! A wonderful B&B experience, which we would do again if ever in Edinburgh!
We had great 4 day in this very nice house. The room was lovely, well decorated and really conveniant! The bathroom was very nice and quite large too! The host was just perfect: she gave us really usefull advice about Edinburgh, she sure knows the city! She has a wide range of brochures about Edinburgh which turned out to be very practical and usefull. The breakfast was very good too, very diversified and tasty. The house is also perfectly located: it's in a very quiet and lovely suburb and it only takes 10 munutes to drive to the city center. There are buses every 5 to 10 minutes. I'd definitely recomend this place!
This B & B is wonderful; Margaret is a most gracious hostess full of knowledge of her beloved City. The room was lovely with all the tartans on display, clean, warm and cozy. The B & B is perfectly situated for easy access to the Old Town and the train station. Breakfast was most satisfying and made me a convert to haggis. I can't recommend this B & B highly enough.
Our experience at the White House was incredible. Even before we left on our trip, Margaret helped us plan our three days in Edinburgh. Once we arrived, she helped us get oriented (we had traveled for 17 hours) and explained the best ways to get around. The convenience of the bus service to the center of the city was excellent, we were dropped off right in front and had no transfers. The rooms and beds were very comfortable. For breakfast, we felt like royalty. I hope to be able to return.
We very much enjoyed our stay at this bed and breakfast last month. The room was clean, comfortable and private - nicely decorated. Breakfast was delicious with several options to choose from. The house is on a big lot with a large parking area (very unusual in Edinburgh). It was about a 20 minute drive from Edinburgh airport and we could get a cab or bus into the city center, only about 10/15 minutes away. We received a warm welcome on arrival. Our room had a private bathroom and a view onto the peaceful back garden full of flowers and trees. Really nice. Highly recommended if you are arriving by car - or even if you're not!
I and my friend stayed here in July 2010, and we were overwhelmed by the cosiness of this place and and friendliness of the innkeeper! Our room and bathroom were very nice and clean, with a loving attention to detail. The breakfast was excellent, with a wide range of fresh fruit we haven't seen somewhere else. Liz Dunlop is a lovable person, always helpful with hints where to go and what to see etc., and she makes one feel at home. Thank you Liz, for a wonderful stay!
This is a great place to stay if you want to get away from the downtown hotel atmosphere and meet and explore the real Edinburgh. The breakfast itself is almost worth the price. The innkeeper is an extraordinary person who will have the answers to most of your questions and good on advice on what and where. You won't go wrong on staying here.
My daughter and I stayed here a little over a week and the whole experience was five star! Rooms were exceedingly well maintained and clean. Bathrooms were modernized and spotless. Breakfast was a well-appointed feast that began each day with the right touch. The Innkeeper was considerate of our needs in every way. Bus stop was just across the street making access to downtown a snap. If you plan on making a visit to Edinburgh with only the most pleasant lodging memories, this is the bed and breakfast for you.
Edimbourg est une véritable invitation au mystère. Quoi de plus pittoresque et fascinant en effet que cette ville parcourue de minuscules rues tortueuses qui recèlent de nombreuses surprises. Il faut prendre son temps à Edimbourg, une ville considérée, et à juste titre, comme une des plus belles d’Europe. Quittez votre bed and breakfast pour partir à l’aventure dans les coins et les recoins de la cité écossaise. Au détour des ruelles médiévales, vous tomberez sur de très bons restaurants et sur des boutiques charmantes. Il faut absolument s’attabler à un pub avant de rentrer se reposer dans une confortable chambre d’hôtes. Mais passer des vacances à Edimbourg, c’est également découvrir une ville située dans un cadre magnifique, et littéralement envahie par la verdure. La campagne n’est jamais très loin et il y a de grandes chances que, depuis la fenêtre de votre maison d’hôtes, vous aperceviez la verte nature écossaise. Promenez-vous dans le jardin botanique et dans les Princes Street Gardens. Levez les yeux, et voici le château d’Edimbourg, l’endroit où l’histoire de la ville a commencé au 12ème siècle. De cette forteresse, on a une vue magnifique sur la cité. Grimpez également au sommet de Arthur’s Seat, une colline légendaire qui s’élève dans le centre de la ville. Puis, quittez la ville, et embarquez dans un ferry à destination de l’île d’Incholm ou réservez un gîte dans la petite ville de Queensferry. Le village de Roslin renferme quant à lui Rosslyn Chapel, une des plus belles églises d’Ecosse, immortalisée dans le roman The Da Vinci Code. North Berwick et ses b&b en bord de mer vous permettront de profiter de la plage et des terrains de golf. Enfin, il ne faut pas quitter la région d’Edimbourg sans avoir visité Linlithgow, une des plus anciennes villes d’Ecosse.