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45 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3BH, United Kingdom – Show map
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Grounds, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in public areas and costs GBP 1 per 24 hours.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Daily Housekeeping
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating
Dalkeith farmers Mkt (656yrd)
BLOSSOM GARDEN (273yrd) GIGI (984yrd) ITIHAAS (164yrd)
BLACK BULL (437yrd) BUCCLEUCH (547yrd) JUSTINLEES (208yrd)
Arthur Seat in Queens Park Edinburgh (6miles) Pentland Hills (3miles)
N. Esk (55yrd)
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 2 per person per night in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Score from 16 reviews Wonderful
Best nights sleep I'd had in ages on the memory foam mattress, fantastic breakfast selection and incredibly welcoming and friendly hosts made for a perfect experience!
with nice friendly staff with a good sense of humour. also very close to edinburgh city centre.
that we could only book one night.
bed, decor, furnishings in bedrom, toilet layout
no hot breakfast Available if the light wasn't on at the outside door it was difficult to see the digital lock numbers shower a bit small for someone of my size
The Landlord was very welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely as well as the location.
For breakfast everyone had to be up and sat at the table between 8:30 - 9:00 before they would serve any food. The bed was a little uncomfortable.
Very friendly and chatty. Ideally situated for what we needed to do. Great Indian (Itihaas) and Italian (The Cavaliere) within walking distance. Bus stop close for a 45min ride to Edinburgh.
Unusual Breakfast Like home from home
The place is owned by a friendly family, who provide discreet room service, hearty breakfast and a generally home-like atmosphere. The beautiful house is located quite near Edinburgh and it's very easy to get there by bus or by car. Totally recommended.
The family and I had a relaxing time at Rathan's guesthouse. Our room was very clean and comfortable for two adults, two children and a small dog. The guesthouse was near the town centre and within a few minutes walk we had access to many restaurants, a grocery store, cash points, and the bus stop that takes you to Edinburgh. During our stay we ate at the recommended Indian restaurant and that place was fantastic! Breakfast was lovely. It's not the usual sausage, bacons and fried eggs. They were a few items of fish to choose from, porridge, fruit salad, different types of cereals, scrambled eggs and toast, and rolls. Our children were given the option of hot cocoa also and our host spoiled them with a few special treats :) At the breakfast table, Ewan told many stories of Scotland. Since we're American, he related Scottish history to American. We thought that was really neat! We also met another lovely family at the guesthouse and that part is always appreciated during any of our outings. Initially we were going to take advantage of the bus, about 40 minutes into city centre according to the bus app that I downloaded. But due to the rain (thankfully it only lasted until noon), we drove (20 minutes) and Ewan gave some nice suggestion on where to park and go during the downpour. All in all a lovely stay! Thanks Ewan and Irenie for your hospitality!!
This is a really well situated guest house, within walking distance of shops and town centre. Very comfortable bedding and pillows for a good night sleep. Every facility you can think of in the room. Ample parking for guests. Good wifi signal in the room.
Not very well sign posted especially if you are looking for it in the dark.
It was quiet and pleasentful, with a couple of dogs that we appreciated so much during our short staying.
Unfortunately, it was not a pleasuring travel nor the reason was a happy one; so everything about my judgement related to my journey is not so positive... but maybe I'll be able to appreciate Scotland again, one day.
Spacious rooms and good location. We enjoyed the breakfasts, but felt that perhaps there was just a bit too much effort to be 'different'.
Lack of a bath. Showers are OK but they don't soak away the aches of a day in the country.
Stayed end September. Hosts very interesting and helpful. Lovely food with extra touches. Atmosphere very welcoming. Spotless and very comfortable. The price wasn't jacked up even though it was Ryder Cup weekend. Bus stops very convenient - just yards from end of drive. All-in-all, a very comfortable stay.
One point to note - breakfast wasn't until 8.30.
This was a last minute visit for us as our daughter was unable to go. The room was very clean, plenty of storage, all the necessities, comfortable bed and a lovely view of the garden. Friendly owner gave us useful information about places to eat and buses into Edinburgh. Breakfast was a good selection of hot & cold dishes (including various fish options), a pleasant change from the usual English ‘fry-up’. The owner was very obliging and served us breakfast early on our final day as we had to catch an early train.
Nothing to dislike really other than the distance from Edinburgh. As we didn't have a car it was a 40 minute bus ride into the city centre, although the buses do run every 10 minutes. But of course anything closer to Edinburgh costs a lot more!
Everything the hosts were very friendly and helpful the place was beautiful if I come back I would definately stay there
nice friendly greeting thorough explanation of everything a lot cleaner than staying at a hotel chain
Friendliness of the owners
The room was comfortable and character filled.
The owner was extremely rude, pompous and arrogant. There was also an umpleasant musty wet dog smell throughout the house
The host, Ewan, is a wealth of information and interesting stories, as well as being charming and attentive. Great location - Dalkeith is a very nice area, has many shops, restaurants and a supermarket just 2-3 minutes' walk from the B&B. Dalkeith Palace, with spacious grounds and parks open to the public is just a 10 minute walk away. Bus stop to Edinburgh is only 30m away and the trip costs only £1.50. Fantastic breakfast - couldn't be bettered. Follow Ewan's advice on the fish! Beautiful building. Beautiful dogs.
I had the smallest room in the house, which was also next to an entry door. Therefore slightly cramped and some slight disturbance due to people coming and going. However, these were insignificant in relation to the good points.
the old man is full of fun make me feel like home and feel like he is my parents. The dogs are lovely and to play with them is a pleasant experience. besides, the equipment is really thoughtful. I can cook, wash my clothes as I wish, free.
Great location for visiting Edinburgh; use public transport with ease to city centre. Comfortable room; Hospitality tip top; very sociable hosts. Breakfast first class traditional Scottish with a selection of fish dishes; refreshing change from the "full English"
Received a call from Ewen to ask what time we would be arriving. He also asked if we would like him to book a table in a restaurant.
The lack of black pudding, sausages, beans etc for breakfast. However what we ate for breakfast was beautifully presented and cooked very well.
the bed was comfortable, room clean, decor was interesting. Manager can be interesting when not in a mood. the Managers attitude was absolutely hilarious, a definate Basil Fawltey. Literally 1 minute after I walked through the front entrance (which was open), the manager came down the stairs and sternly told me 'not to come through the entrance as it encourages the dogs to get out. I told him I saw no other method of entering the building? apparently there is a sign? stating 'ring the bell' a form was placed in front of me, pen dropped on top of it and a moments pause till I asked if he required me to fill it in? to the room, he announced that I was a single occupant therefore I didn’t need two of the pillows on the bed, removed them and stated that it saves on the washing. as we leave the room he announces that 'if I get lucky tonight, he will only charge me £20 for a guest brought back'. I leave for the event I was attending and he asks what time I wish breakfast to be served? I say 9:00 am but he says 8:30. he then asks if I have any allergies, I tell him only hay fever but I didn’t imagine him serving me flowers for breakfast. Next morning, I come down stairs for breakfast and I am told to sit with two other guests so we can share the coffee and tea. He recommends breaded herring which apparently is a traditional breakfast eaten for over a 100 years in Scotland, I conceded and order it, he then proceeds to stroke his dogs (this is important for the next passage). on arrival of said historical meal, it is placed before me, next to this gold fish sized offering is a triangle of potato scone uncooked?.. he picks it off my plate (remember the dogs), drops it on my bread roll plate, picks up a vinegar bottle containing white vinegar, drenches the fish in it, and drops the bread back next to it. in addition to this, he actually placed to edible flowers on my plate!!! (so he actually did serve me a flower).
could have taken great offence at any thime....but it was hilarious
Location suited us very well. Friendlyness Groundfloor bedroom with garden view.
Bedroom quite small and not easy to have a shower (for an average size person), due to the stiff door and lack of space. Lack of usual B&B food choice, such as a fried egg. Expected a memory foam type mattress but it did not seem to be this type.
Loved it the moment we arrived. Lovely friendly and warm staff, with lots of history to tell. Loved the doggies and the special breakfasts. Would highly recommend this guesthouse.
Lovely clean room with a spacious en-suite. Furthermore I received a delicious traditional breakfast in the morning. Also when I needed to visit the town, I was offered a lift. It was also incredibly simple to catch a bus a short walk down the street into Edinburgh. I would definitely stay here again.
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