“ Address: 14 Granville Terrace / Edinburgh / EH10 4PQ / Scotland „
NB's Guesthouse is situated a little way outside the city centre. We walked from Waverley Train Station and it took us approximately 45mins (including map reading time!) We later caught buses to and from the guest house. There are bus stops very close to the guest house and the bus prices were reasonable at £3 per person for a day ticket, or £1.20 for a single journey.
When we arrived there was someone there to check us in. The guest house is quite small and their reception is located in their dining room which is right near the entrance. When booking you are advised to ring and let them know when you are expecting to arrive so they can be sure that someone is there to check you in, which we did, and there were no problems. The two girls we saw working reception were very friendly, helpful and chatty. And the girl who served breakfast in the morning was also very helpful, although her english was not very good.
The room we had was on the very top floor and was a large and airy room, as the guest house is a converted Victorian terrace house. The room contained a double bed- and also bunk beds which we were not expecting. I guess this was a family room. Our room did not have ensuite facilities. The communal bathrooom was large enough with a shower, toilet and handbasin although the bedroom also contained a basin and mirror for having a wash in the evenings/mornings. I must also add- the bed was very comfortable! Better than my bed at home!
Breakfast is not included as this is a guest house- not a B&B. Breakfast is £5 per person per day if wanted. You have the choice of 'breakfast in bed' of items such as toast and cereal, or 'breakfast out of bed' in the dining room where you can have toast/crereal etc or a full Scottish breakfast. The quality of the breakfast is not brilliant, nor is there huge quantities, but I personally enjoyed my full Scottish allthough my other half was not impressed with the slightly small quantities. The next day we chose to have breakfast elsewhere, although I would have happily had the breakfast again!
The thing I thought let down the guest house down the most was a general feeling of 'shabbiness' to the decor. One of the pillows was stained, the top blanket was spotted with stains and there was a large crack in the coving. The remote control was missing for the tv and two glasses provided for water were dusty and dirty. The light in the bathroom did not work and the landing light was temperamental to start with. I'm sure that had I complained then these things would probably have been remedied (bar the shabby coving!) As it was, we were happy to accept that everything wasn't likely to be 100% as the room price wasn't exactly steep. It all comes down to the old adage 'You get what you pay for'.
Although there are a few things we weren't 100% pleased with we would stay here again as the price was very reasonable, and if you book here expecting the Hilton, the you will be disappointed. But if you expect good basic accommodation then you will be happy.
review also on 'Tripadviser.co.uk'
Situated outside the city centre.