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Beautiful weather today, sunny blue sky and a little warmer. I really enjoyed a longish walk to Leith, then boarded the Royal Brittanica. This was interesting, the photos and history were also of interest. Caught the bus back to Princes Street and looked around the shops, had to go to several before I found the travel sized beauty products I was happy to buy. Quite hot and tired by the time I got home. I had booked a dinner ...
... for the show. O'Doherty was very funny and everyone really enjoyed the show. My favourite joke was We had another drink after the show then decided to call it a night, as we had to be up early the next day for our "Whisky Explorer" tour.
Damien called us another taxi in the morning (quite willingly this time) and we met the rest of our tour group in the city for our "Whisky Explorer" tour. Our guide's name was Alan, and he was a funny Scottish chap who was able to drive ...
For me this was the most exciting day so far, we got to go to the Edinburgh Zoo. When we got in, the person at the desk said that the panda area was sold out, that wasn't to bad because, the animal I really wanted to see were the penguins! They were having races in the water and one penguin actually slapped the other penguin. We went and ...
... 20 at the Robert Burns hotel paid me a visit. I had just finished washing my face and brushing my teeth and had tucked into bed. All of a sudden I heard the water running in the bathroom. I jumped up, heart pounding, went into the bathroom. The cold water tap was turned all the way on, water gushing everywhere. I immediately turned off the tap then turned it back on to see if there was an issue with it. It seemed to be working fine. I shut the taps off and tightened them ...
... forecast was rain, again. We pretty much just got used to it. Everyone has umbrellas and jackets and we managed to make the best of all of our time despite the in-climate weather.
We were able to sleep in a bit before heading down the royal mile to Edinburgh Castle. Here we experience a lot of Scotland's royal history. We learned about Mary Queen of Scots and James VI (who was James I of England). We saw many memorials to their soldiers and a lot ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews AmarAgua Guest House Edinburgh
Felt at home
I spent 10 days at the AmarAgua duing the Edinburgh Festival and can heartily recommmend it. Tony and Dawn-Ann made all the guests feel at home in their beautifully furnished house and set us up for each day with a first-rate Scottish breafast.
Our best B & B experience!
In September 2004, after a three week trip through England and Wales and many B & Bs, we arrived at Amar Agua. The room was both beautiful and spotlessly clean. Dawn Ann and Tony were wonderful; they helped us arrange a day trip to the Highlands and even packed us a lunch for our adventure. This was the best B & B experience we had on our trip!
This truly felt like a home away from home. A warm and friendly place to stay. Tony and Dawn-Ann put a lot of information at your finger tips to welcome you to Edinburgh and were available and helpful when we had any questions. It was very easy to get around town from their location.
Home away from home
The Amar Agua was our last 6 day stay on a 35 day trip. We were pretty homesick, but our stay with them was like being home, without having to do any of the work. The food was fabulous, the rooms were decorated beautifully. The hosts, Tony and Dawn-Ann were so friendly and welcoming. They went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. We needed a little repair done to our room and it was taken care of really quickly. They helped us figure out the bus schedules and helped with several other needs we had. We will definitely go back for a visit. They are like our family now. It is a great location in a quiet neighborhood. But the hosts were the best part.
Sarah & Emily
The AmarAgua was my home away from home. Tony and Dawn-Ann did their very best to make me feel at home, safe, and informed about how I could go about seeing Edinburgh. Rick Steves calls this couple "energetic". Well I think that the better term is "dedicated". Energy needs to be directed. And through their dedication to their guests, Tony and Dawn-Ann direct their energies to their guest's comfort and well-being. Breakfast is an elegant affair with all kinds of choices, and Tony's very entertaining service. The decorations, the warmth of the decour, all made my stay at the AmarAgua the highlight of my trip to Scotland. The neighborhood is great too, as you feel like you are with the everyday people of Edinburgh, not segregated from the Scots by being in some sort of tourist ghetto. I highly recommend staying with Tony and Dawn-Ann at the AmarAgua.
Amaragua was great
Great stay! Thanks to Dawn-Ann ("The Chef")
and Tony (Mr. Personality") Costa. A "shower" of compliments!!
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and help. We have had a fantastic stay in Edinburgh and you have contributed greatly to making our stay so pleasant.
Bente & Helge, Karin & Terje, Ingebjoerg & Per
The best place to stay in Edinburgh
The guest house was lovely and spotless. Tony and Dawn-Ann are wonderful - they gave me tips on what to do and see and excellent directions for using local transportation. I felt like part of the family. If I am ever back in Edinburgh, this is the only place I would want to stay. The location is excellent - outside the tourist prone area but near major bus routes. I went all over the place and never had to transfer busses - that's how many good routes are very near by! They truly enjoy their guest house and this transfers to everyone staying there.
Truly a Home Away From Home
We consider our stay at Amar Agua (4 nights) to be
the high point of our 3 week holiday in the UK. Our
hosts Dawn-Ann and Tony Costa provided us with
every comfort, most delicious breakfasts, all the right answers to our many questions and a truly beautiful room all of which served to make our experience at Amar Agua memorable. They are a wonderful couple and dedicated to the happiness and comfort of their guests. We will treasure our
stay at Amar Agua forever and can't wait to return.
Burt and Marilyn Segelin
Our favorite part of the stay was the wonderful host & hostess.
Tony & Dawn-Ann were gracious and entertaining.
The house is beautiful and confortable and the breakfasts were very delicious.
It was always a treat to return to at night.