There's a lot to recommend this cross between a bed-and-breakfast and boutique hotel (essentially they've ditched the restaurant and focused on the rooms, no hardship in Scotland's culinary capital). The grand Grade II listed 19th-century building designed for newspaper owner John Ritchie Findlay is one thing. The rooms, another. Each floor has a different color scheme (heather, bracken—you get the gist), beds are comfy, furniture funky (think Perspex chairs), and some have freestanding baths. The only disappointment is the dentist's waiting room-style scratchy carpets. At the front, rooms face the castle, but views at the back—of pretty Dean Village to the Forth and hills of Fife—are equally good. The first-floor library, with two-story-high bookshelves stacked with an eclectic collection of tomes, is the "wow" factor. The bar, walls lined with framed front pages of "The Scotsman," is a cozy spot for a dram. The Belong + Benefit reward scheme is also a nice touch: For every six nights you stay, you get one free. And you can bring your dog: although you have to leave a deposit.
3 Rothesay Terrace
Our Rating Neighborhood New Town Phone 0131/ 225–5084 Prices £75-£140 double including breakfast Units 27 Amenities Breakfast room, bar, library, lounge with free tea and coffee and newspapers, complimentary bike hire, pets allowed: 2 dogs per room, free UK calls, free Wi–Fi Web site B+B EdinburghBook a Room Now
Map3 Rothesay Terrace Edinburgh
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