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Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Pros: Rooms comfortable, walkable to Dalkeith pub and restaurants. VERY close to bus which takes you into Edinburgh and runs frequently Cons: Breakfast times inflexible (8:40 - no other choice) and slow (food not received until 9:20 or later). Absolutely no cell phones allowed at...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 26 August 2017

Debera It would make my life a lot easier to add to the 2 prior uncooked buffet courses ( that you don't mention and presumably were eating) ....and set up buffet cooked breakies on a hotplate. I have thought about it . It would speed...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We found the accommodation to be clean and adequate and the owner was very helpful with travel information. The bus stops for Edinburgh are almost outside the gate, are frequent and inexpensive. If you are looking for typical B&B with cereal, bacon eggs and toast...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 16 August 2017

It really is great to be appreciated. Thank You. We are trying to be ; Different and unhotel like CLEAN...& Spend more time and money on housekeeping than normal More 1920's than 21st century Have great wifi and charge £1 /day. Cook old fashioned varied...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to start our 2 week holiday. Our hosts offered fantastic advise on what to do off the beaten path, as well astouristy places. Breakfast was unique, something you would expect from a 5 star hotel. I highly recommend this B&B.More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 14 August 2017

Crikey. It seems we got something right....but we have just a good B&B and - we hope a great hebridean breakfast and focus on cleaning. 5 stars we are not. Nope - very very few will have any idea whatsoever what a hebridean breakies is...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Arriving at Rathan House (18/07) and receiving such a warm and genuine welcome from Ewan worked wonders! All the stress experienced earlier in the day just disappeared as we were hanging out in the beautiful garden, enjoying the good weather, playing with the doggies. Lovely...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 10 August 2017

WOW. I have to tell you that you will have to stay for 2 weeks because overall Irene has 24 dishes overall. If you do you might want to steal Hooli . Hooli says thanks for playing with me. Thanks. The fairy pipers will be...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Very nice old property. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. The owners are dedicated to their b&b and do their very best to make your stay a pleasure and make you feel welcome. The breakfast is really good. If you like fish you...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Rathan House. We try to be just a good clean guesthouse with old fashioned Scotch grub. We are leisure market focussed and as far as we can be try to be an old fashioned clean...More

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Hi 2 Double rooms Memory Foam - 10 inches 1 Double room with Momory Foam and spring 2 Family rooms Memory Foam - 10 inches except top bunk spring Twin room not memory Foam Single room memory Foam over... More
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