Aonach Mor Guest House
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stain Glass Cottage Colva
This is a high quality B&B located within walking distance (15 to 20 minutes) of the Royal Mile or a very short walk (less than two blocks) from the bus stop (where buses take you directly into town). The property is very well managed (new ownership in April '03, I believe) and offers a great value.
Pros: The location -- close enough to the action of old town yet far enough so that late evenings are very quiet. We typically took the bus in and walked home. The breakfasts are huge (if I recall, you got cereal, toast, OJ, tea/coffee, eggs and then your choice of up to five other things) and good. The price was outstanding. The room was incredible -- in suite, non-smoking and very large with a bay window overlooking the (very quiet) street. Very clean w/newer carpets. Nice sheets and comforters. Small convience store and pub also appeared very close. You are provided your entrance exit key to both front door as well as your room. Staff are friendly and helpful. The owners plan further enhancements, especially in the shared breakfast area.
Cons: None for me. Some may prefer to stay right in the heart downtown although I prefer the trade off (quiet, less cost, better room) and found the walk back pleasant even in a November wind. TV channels are limited but this also did not matter to me!
Excellent B&B - Aonach Mor Guest House
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh for a week and by sheer luck found The Aonach Mor Guest House.Well I can't say enough about our accommodation. It was very clean and the breakfasts were unbelievably wonderful! And I found the proprietors very warm and friendly. They gave us great ideas of where to visit, and what to do. They were the type of people that you felt you've known forever - I think this is what Scottish hospitality is all about.I couldn't recommend a better place to stay if you ever have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh.
A true value and a pleasant stay
Don't waste too much time looking around for a better place to stay.
The proprietors are fantastic and genuine people with a clear focus on providing just the right service and atmosphere. The rooms are great and breakfast done with a personal, home-cooking touch (potatoe scones and poached eggs!). I came back to Edinburgh during the same trip and re-booked at Aonach Mor. I'm sure I'll be back in Scotland again and I'm sure I'll be staying there once again.
This is the best place to stay in Edinburgh - every little detail is thought of, the owners will go out of their way to make sure your stay is as relaxing and fun packed as possible!! Highly recommended.
Great B&B in Edinburgh
My wife, 14-year-old daughter and I spent five days at Aonach Mor, a wonderful bed and breakfast in Edinburgh. The neighborhood was quaint and quiet. The inn had a lovely garden and was beautifully decorated. We had a view of King Arthur's seat from our bay window overlooking the garden. The meals were excellent, and the service was professionally rendered and unobtrusive. They also provided high-speed Internet access, including use of a fast computer. We were easy walking distance from the center of town. But the best feature of the inn was the hosts, Ross and Kathleen Birnie. They made us feel welcome, and taught us to eat haggis and black pudding.
Very peacefull,but still in city centre wow!!!!!
made to feel at home,so close to town but yet so peacefull,a hidden secret.But ill tell all!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent Value and really helpful staff - glad I found this place - makes the Edinburgh experience even better.
Great atmosphere,touch of Scotland
Best Breakfast ever, so close to town, but very peaceful, my ratings as N0.1,in Edinburgh, everything at hand, what service, wish there was more like this one.
I visit Edinburgh a lot and was very pleased to find the Aonach Mor Guest House.Excellent value and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Great Guest House in a Great City
Stayed at this small and friendly place for a week in January this year (while in Edinburgh for New Years!).I absolutely recommend Edinburgh for New Years (or any time of the year) and was so pleased to have found the Aonach Mor, which is a superb value Guest House near some spectacular scenery but still near the down-town area of the city. Friendly staff and the legendary Scottish breakfast was superb.My time in Edinburgh is the best vacation I've ever had - have already planned to go back this May, then the Festival in August! and then I'll probably be back next New Years! - will definately stay at Aonach Mor again - if they'll have me!As I say, Great Guest House in a Great City in a Great Country!
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... a side-by-side basis (when trying new ones), as the compare / contrast brings out different flavors and characteristics that can be harder to detect on their own. Anyways, a great shop that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh who was interested in whisky. The owner was very helpful and chatty, and there was a cute Scottie dog that roamed around the store.
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... about however it's just the name of the main peak. After our jog and a short goose chase (led by Erin) to get back to our B&B we got ready to head into town. We stopped on the financial district side of town where there was a discount ticket booth for the Edinburgh fringe festival. We scored some cheap tickets (costing only about 5£ each) to two shows by Australian comedians called Matt Okine and Ronnie Chieng. We had also pre bought tickets to Alex Williamson (known as ...
... by the common entrance, or the occupations of those that traded there. Most slope steeply down from the Royal Mile and many have steps and long flights of stairs. Some still have amazing courtyards, and we tried to find those. We never got to all of them. We bought tickets for Mary King's Close tour then stopped at Forsyth's Tearoom, a charming little hideaway with a charming little woman and her helpful friends. As other online reviews have mentioned, this ...
... get into the Arena anyways! After I had taken a few photos with some military people we were in our seats watching the great show. It was filled with hundreds of performers from around the world and even an Australian contingent. It was great, good entertainers and great quality music. At the end they even had fireworks, which felt really fitting for our last night on our trip around the world. Holly was absolutely freezing so at the end we high tailed it home and got into bed.
... even an hour early. Surprisingly (or not), Olivia and I did not get much sleep on the bus causing us to stumble out of the bus station run down at 7:30am. Luckily, the McDonalds was open. We ordered some hot food and coffee to perk us up for the day ahead. At the same time, using the McDonald's bathroom as a changing room to wash up before going into public. It was a crisp day in Edinburgh, a little bit rainy, but not unbearable. The first sights of Edinburgh ...