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“Perfect B&B in Edinburgh”
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Gerald's Place
Ranked #2 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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“Perfect B&B in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

What a perfect place to stay in Edinburgh's New Town neighborhood. I stayed here with my two kids (20y,16y) over Christmas for several days. As I had been in Scotland 30 years ago as a college student, I was eager to share the many delights of Edinburgh with my children, and Gerald's place was the perfect launching place for this purpose. The B&B's location is ideal for exploring Edinburgh's sights, an easy walk to Prince's street with its many shops, Waverly station, Princes Street Gardens, and the Royal Mile. The rooms were so charmingly appointed, with many touches that make one feel right at home, and lots of travel tips/maps/etc. provided so thoughtfully by Gerald. Each bed even came complete with its own big box of chocolates, so no need for anyone to wrestle over them! While we were unfortunately unable to meet the host himself, as he was on holiday with his own family, Gerald's long-time assistant, Justyna, did such a wonderful job of making us feel well-taken care of. We truly enjoyed her breakfasts, both for the delicious food and the conversation. Will definitely stay here again (hopefully to meet Gerald next time!), and recommend it highly to anyone wanting a warm, comfortable, and interesting bed and breakfast experience in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

It is hard to think of anything new to say about Gerald's Place, but then maybe that is a good thing! We were greeted at the door and from that moment on we felt most welcome. The room was very comfortable with every possible need anticipated. I especially enjoyed climbing into the big bathtub after a long day of travel and sightseeing. I was pleasantly surprised to find a lavender bath gel to take the relaxation to a new level. We were slightly disappointed to learn that Gerald was off on his own vacation but we were in the very capable care of Justyna.
We thoroughly enjoyed making her acquaintance. We hope to plan another trip to Gerald's place soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

What a fantastic B&B. It's an excellent location from where you can walk to all the major attractions in the old and new town. The rooms are extremely comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated. It is the attention to detail that really stands out - each room even has it's own laptop! However, the real X Factor is Gerald himself. It was like coming to stay with your favourite uncle. Gerald is both interesting and interested, a joy to spend time with. 5 stars isn't enough.

Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Goonellabah
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Its all been said before, but Geralds place is just the best B & B experience ever. Gerald is a wonderful man who met me at the door on a wet and very windy day with a kiss and I immediately felt welcome. Gerald knows what it is B & B users want and our 2 night stay was delightful. The rooms have every amenity you could possibly want and some you would not have thought of. It is the interaction with Gerald and his other guests that makes the stay so enjoyable. Easy walk to most attractions and in a very attractive location. Clean and cosy and the bed was divine.
The best B & B in the world so far. Thank you Gerald.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

It's very difficult to find anything new to say about Gerald's Place - it has all be said before! However, I would like to repeat everything once again. Gerald is the most wonderfully hospitable host I have ever met. My husband, my sister and brother-in-law and I have just spent an amazing five nights over Hogmanay with Gerald. It is much more like staying with an old friend (although with far better accommodations). The breakfast each morning was so varied and wonderful that lunch was not an option! Gerald knows just about everything about Edinburgh and is so helpful that it's like having a talking guidebook. The rooms have everything you could possibly want - and far more than I have ever experienced in any 5 star hotel. The beds are so comfortable, the toiletries provided unbelievable and there is even a laptop in each room and free wifi if you want to use your own. It is a very short walk to Princes Street and everywhere is easily accessible. On top of everything else, Marie deserves a special mention for keeping everything immaculately clean and yet she always has time for a chat. I cannot recommend Gerald's Place highly enough - it has to be experienced to be truly appreciated.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Gerald's Place
Address: 21B Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): $157 - $210
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gerald's Place is in Abercromby Place, one of the finest Georgian streets in Edinburgh's historic New Town, built over 200 years ago. The location is incredibly convenient to the express airport-bus or new trams, train & bus terminals, top shops, banks & historic sites [Castle, Palace, Museum/s, Galleries, ICC, Parliament, Theatres]. Gerald welcomes guests to experience B&B hospitality at its very best and the Edinburgh City Centre at its finest. 'Be the best - no compromise' ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gerald`s Place Hotel Edinburgh
Gerald's Place Edinburgh, Scotland

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