Bed and Breakfast
Edinburgh bed and breakfast accommodation
next to Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens
10 minute bus, 30 min walk from Princes Street
Free wi-fi broadband internet access
"Botanics Bed & Breakfast"
Friendly B&B close to the Botanic Gardens
A perfect, quiet hide-away bed and breakfast literally just across the road from the Royal Botanic Garden (photo above), Eleanor Milner's home is the self-contained garden wing of one of the residential villas on Inverlieth Place. The entrance is down this path in the photograph (right), just past the window.
Staying here is more like a private homestay, sharing the house with Eleanor, her daughter and their au pair. She currently offers one double bedroom (and occasionally a second) which are next to a shared bathroom.
Botanics Bed & Breakfast is close to one of the best most regular bus routes to and from the city centre (10 mins), or it's about a 30 minute walk up Dundas Street (art galleries) through Georgian Edinburgh to George and Princes Street.
This is a friendly and welcoming place to stay. Eleanor works for a travel company and has herself travelled widely around the world and in Scotland. She really enjoys chatting at breakfast-time, passing on tips and exchanging ideas about where to go and what to see.
You are welcome to use the sitting room which is at the back of the house overlooking the garden.
There's a televison here, but not in the bedroom.
Free wi-fi broadband internet access is available.
There are lots of maps, books and guidebooks, as well a board games and a CD player.
Bathroom (shared) with bath, power shower over, basin and wc.
There's an extra wc and basin downstairs.
Staying here is relaxing and informal. Eleanor is very happy if you use the kitchen to make a snack or cup of tea or coffee.
Both bedrooms are quiet, the windows look over the garden and the Botanic nurseries.
Open plan kitchen/dining room.
Here you can help yourself to a continental style breakfast, with fruit, fruit juice, cereals, toast, teas, herbal teas, coffee, etc.
...or fix yourself a cup of something or snack at any other time.
Please tell Eleanor in advance if you have any special diets.
Double room: from £70 - £80
Double room, single occupancy: £45 - £69
Prices may be subject to seasonal change and during weekends of special events.
Ask about the rental of the whole house, self-catering.
Payment by cheque or cash. Sorry, credit cards are not accepted for payment, and a deposit may be required.
No smoking or pets.
Borders with shrubs surround the lawn in the shared garden at Number 26.
Behind the wall are the Royal Botanic Garden nurseries.
Chusan palms, Trachycarpus Fortunei, near the Palm House in the "Botanics", as locals call the Botanic Gardens.
To enquire or to book:
Botanics Bed and Breakfast
Edinburgh EH3 5QB
Tel: 0131 552 1526
Mobile: 07786 237 594
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 552 1526
Mobile: 44 7786 237 594
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