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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlenalmond House Edinburgh
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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Sad to leave, but heading northward to Inverness and Nairn!
Woke up to lovely breakfast (and veggie haggis!!) at 23 Mayfield. We decided to spend another night in Edinburgh, but all of the Mayfield rooms were booked, but the owner was kind enough to call a neighboring bed and breakfast (Glenalmond House) and arrange yet another lovely stay for us. They allowed us to check in in the morning, which gave use …
... a few tips and then leaves us to our own devices. I cannot get over the view. Straight out our living room window is the castle, not more than 100 metres away. It is stunning!! We potter around unpacking a few things and eating our takeaway lunch and then it's straight off to walk the Royal Mile. We head down to Grassmarket, named as one of 15 different market areas in the Old Town dating back to 1477. Stopped in at the pub for a quick refreshment ...
... watch towers and about a 30 column monument.
We climbed them and spent awhile there.
Oh and your going to be so jealous that we saw the hosts of Britans Got Talent and Simon Cowell.
Then we went home and had cake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!!!
Today we went to a museum but it is one that is better then the other ones.
There are a couple of different areas we went to but we didn't go to all of ...
... had so much detail in it, it has a look of its own. There were less tourists around, and the pace than what it was in Paris. I wish we would have been able to see Edinburgh more in the daylight. There is so much to see there that we just could not possible see it all in the little over 12 hours we were there (even if you only sleep for three of those hours... oops... but it was well worth it).