Enjoy a sense of exclusivity and personal touches at one of the city’s many Bed & Breakfasts and Guesthouses.
Offering the comforts of home, delicious home-cooked breakfasts and personal service, this option is perfect for those looking for a welcoming haven from which to explore the city.
Set in a Georgian house within an A-listed crescent in Edinburgh’s New Town, Crescent House is a boutique B&B, venue and event space.
With ample room to relax and unwind, it has all the charm of a period property with modern luxurious touches. Take in the panoramic, rooftop views from the stylish private suites on the second floor before enjoying the comforts of the elegant resident’s lounge.
Princes Street, the city’s main thorough fare, is a 10 minute walk away, while the popular neighbourhood of Leith, with an array of places to eat and drink, can be reached within 25 minutes.
The Stevenson House
Edinburgh is renowned for its literary heritage, but did you know that the childhood home of novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island, Jekyll and Hyde, Kidnapped) is today a charming guest house? The Stevenson House retains its original Georgian architectural features, complemented by comfortable modern touches.
The house has two guest rooms – a first floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second floor twin with en-suite shower, the latter of which has panoramic views across the Firth of Forth.
Discover more about Edinburgh – the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature – in our Guide to Literature in Edinburgh
The house offers 9 en-suite bedrooms – four rooms on the ground floor and five on the first floor – ranging from singles to deluxe 4-poster rooms, all of which are individually furnished to a high standard. Many of the house’s original Victorian features such as ornate plaster cornicing, marble fireplaces and brass picture rails are still present.
The breakfast menu is sure to set you up for the day. Take your pick from a traditional full Scottish, cold continental selection, pancakes and waffles, as well as a varied choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Sandaig Guest House
Formed of two Victorian villas, Sandaig Guest House overlooks the green and leafy Leith Links in the buzzing neighbourhood of Leith.
Spacious bedrooms offer plenty of space to unwind, some of which have super-king beds. If required, infant high chair and cots, are also available.
The city centre is just a 15 minute journey by bus and from June 2023, Leith will also be on the new Edinburgh Tram (https://edinburghtrams.com/) route. If you’re looking for a bite to eat to eat, you won’t be stuck for choice – from Michelin starred dining to street food market, Leith offers plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets, Discover more in our Guide to Food and Drink in Leith > https://edinburgh.org/neighbourhoods/leith/food-drink-in-leith/
The city centre is just a 15 minute journey by bus and from June 2023, Leith will also be on the new Edinburgh Tram route. If you’re looking for a bite to eat to eat, you won’t be stuck for choice – from Michelin starred dining to street food market, Leith offers plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets.
Discover more in our Guide to Food and Drink in Leith
Number 45 Guest House
Set in a quiet location, with regular Lothian Buses into the city centre, Number 45 Guest House offer single, double, triple and family rooms. Guests are also welcome to make use of the comfortable lounge and garden.
The breakfast selection caters to many tastes, with both traditional Scottish and continental fare to choose from.
Antler Guest House
Just off Leith Walk, with its myriad of shops and places to eat and drink, Antler Guest House is opposite the tree lined Pilrig Park, an ideal spot for a morning stroll.
Within the 4 en-suite rooms, all of which have been uniquely decorated, guests can enjoy a flat screen television, hospitality tray with tea and coffee, hairdryer, complimentary Scottish toiletries and a seating area. Decorating the walls are original artworks by local artists.
The 5-star Barony House features a variety of comfortable rooms, all of which have been uniquely decorated by the in-house artist. Writing desks, oversized headboards adorned with eye-catching fabrics and decorative friezes are some of the things you can expect in this beautiful guest house.
The breakfast menu is real treat as well. Using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients, choose from a traditional full Scottish, stacked pancakes or something delicious from the continental buffet.
Close to Arthur’s Seat, with its panoramic views across Edinburgh, Gifford House offers twin, double, triple and family rooms in a traditional Victorian townhouse.
The spacious rooms contain many useful items including blackout curtains, DVD player/TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and complimentary toiletries.
There’s a good breakfast choice – cereals, porridge, pasties are available, as well as the full cooked selection.
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For more B&Bs and guest houses in Edinburgh and the Lothians, see VisitScotland’s website
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