While everything about this guest house was just fine, what I'll remember most is how great Carolyn and Les were. I traded a few emails with Carolyn when reserving our stay and her prompt responses gave me confidence in the level of customer care we could expect. Les met us upon arrival in the afternoon and he was very personable and funny. He gave us a quick tour of the guest house facilities and our room and provided some recommendations for dinner options. We met Carolyn the next morning and she was just as friendly as Les- full of stories and insights about the area, and a great recommendation I'll mention at the end.
The couple worked the breakfast together as a team- a good range of options and one of the better breakfasts among the six guesthouses we stayed at during our Scotland trip. The full Scottish breakfast looked great and appeared to have generous portions from what I observed at a neighboring table. I was looking for something lighter after a week of eating similarly large breakfasts already, and had Eggs Benedict instead, which was prepared well by Les.
We had a triple room on the second floor which was very clean, spacious, and modern. Plenty of closet space and the ensuite bathroom had a great shower. Bed was comfortable, with clean sheets, comforter, and pillows. Wifi was fast and no dropouts. Television had clear reception. No complaints at all.
Again, Les and Carolyn make this place worth a review online. This was our final stay in Scotland after a week of travel through different areas, and we intended to drive direct from their guesthouse to our return airport in Glasgow. Carolyn took the time to ask us what were doing the morning before we left and recommended we visit the Rosslyn Chapel and the old castle ruins nearby. I hadn't researched the area since we only expected a quick stay and then drive to Glasgow, but so glad she took the time to recommend it. The chapel and ruins were only a few minutes' drive away and it was very much worth the short diversion. We would have missed that gem of a location if Carolyn hadn't been so attentive and friendly. Thanks, Carolyn!
Overall, very easy to recommend to family and friends and I'd be glad to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly guest house serving beautiful Scottish breakfasts and providing incredibly comfortable beds. Great access for sightseeing and a large off road car park. Wifi access in rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aaron Glen Edinburgh, Scotland