AmarAgua Guest House
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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
A home away from home
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.
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We had a great sleep in our four poster bed even though it is too firm for my liking. The home we are in is a Victorian home built in the 1880's. The current owners have restored it very tastefully and it is nice to treat ourselves to this little bit of luxury and classic architecture. When booking our accommodation I looked at ratings for location …
The day was drizzly and cold again, which I am not sure if I was pleased or disappointed about. Pleased as there is nothing worse than seeing great weather the day you are leaving somewhere when it was not nice whilst you were there, but disappointed as we still had a 30 minute drive down the east side to the Ferry with some potential great views!< …
Today, our last day in Scotland, was set aside for sightseeing. We decided to go to Edinburgh, and see the castle for sure! There were like three festivals starting today, the big art one, the military tattoo, and the fringe festival. The place was a madhouse! We started at the castle, and the boys picked up a little treasure hunt thing. At first they didn't seem too into it, but then they were very concerned about getting all of ...
We had relaxing morning reading until going down to the Cabaret Lounge at 10:00 to hear a lecture on the Royal City of Edinburgh by Dr Caitlin Corning, a professor of history in Oregon. Her presentation was fairly lightweight and somewhat entertaining, but not too informative. Then we went to brunch in Discoveries and had fruit, followed by delicious prawns, pork pâté and salads, then some cheese. Back to relax and read before we went up top to ...
... is right across the street. We were just going to stop in for a drink. The place was full, including the seats at the bar, they were serving tea, as could be seen from the tea trays all around the room. So we just retuned to the room, where Jean took a shower and I updated the log. We left the hotel at 6:45 for our ride to our Scottish Experience with the Ceremony of the Haggis, and performances by bagpipers and Highland dancers. We had a choice of entree (salmon, chicken or ...