Glenalmond House

Address: 25 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BX, United Kingdom | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located in the Prestonfield area of Edinburgh, is near Surgeons' Hall, The Queen's Hall, University of Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Experience.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsGlenalmond House Edinburgh

      Reviewed by philandalice

      A Great Stay

      Reviewed Aug 31, 2014
      by (6 reviews) San Diego , United States Flag of United States

      Sorry - we spent most of the night chuckling over the "Starbucks is too far away" review. Ridiculous.

      Anyway, stay was great. We were staying at 23 Mayfield and required an additional night, but Mayfield was booked. Ross rang Jimmy at Glenalmond and worked out a reasonable price for us. Jimmy took us in with a smile, gave us a room key at 10a.m. and would have given us the room on the spot, but guests were still unpacking. They told us the room would be ready by noon and kindly allows us to keep the car in their lot. Sadly, we were side-tracked by our ten-mile "walk" through Edinburgh (Glenalmond is hop-skip-jump from Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat, St. Anthony's chapel ruins, Holyrood Palace, Burns'/Nelson's/National Monuments, Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle - not to mention numerous pubs/parks/restaurants - try Positano's - great Italian about 0.25 miles turning right out of Glenalmond).

      We were pleasantly surprised by a four-post imitation mahogany bed on return (see pics). Mattress was a little stiff, but that's just a preference complaint - nothing against the stay.

      Breakfast in morning was superb - Jimmy's omelet reviews on here were true to their word. Multiple times, we were asked how the food was, how we were doing, how we enjoyed our stay, where to go, how to get there, what to see. Very kind.

      Ignore the high-maintenance Starbucks/"I need six keys" review, please. I'm sure one of the hardest parts of these owners' jobs is dealing with said un-please-able/unpleasant people.

      Thanks for a nice stay.

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      Glenalmond House, Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Glenalmond House, Edinburgh, Scotland
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      TripAdvisor Reviews Glenalmond House Edinburgh

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