Kildonan Lodge Hotel

Address: 27 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5PE, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Cameron Toll area of Edinburgh, is near Surgeons' Hall, The Queen's Hall, University of Edinburgh, and The Royal Observatory.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh

      Great weekend in Edinburgh


      We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel, we could'nt have asked for more, the room was very comfortable and well presented. There is free parking at the back of the hotel which was a bonus, they also had free broadband wireless internet, this was handy as I brought my laptop with me, they also have a computer that guests can use.

      Breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful.

      I would definately recommend this hotel to other travellers, we would stay here again when we next visit Edinburgh.

      Excellent accommodation - give it a try!


      We stayed at the Kilodonan Lodge for our 45th wedding anniversary in May 2006 and had a wonderful time - spotlessly clean, fantastic breakfasts and wonderful staff. Give it a try!

      Loved Kildonan Lodge Hotel


      Our family of four stayed at Kildonan Lodge Hotel in March, 2006 for 2 nights at the beginning of a three-week holiday throughout Scotland and England. We chose this hotel largely as a result of positive reviews on this site, the reasonable price and the location (a quick cab ride to the Royal Mile).

      Although we booked a moderate family room, we were upgraded to a lovely large room on the second floor with a four-poster double bed, a single bed and a cot, all decked out in green tartan. The room had a very large bay window overlooking the front so it was very bright, but had blackout drapes that kept both the light and the noise down. The ensuite bath was small but very nice and clean.

      We loved relaxing in the parlour every evening after returning from dinner, using the well-stocked honesty bar. Frauke, the day manager, and Sean, the night porter, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, and they would happily make us a pot of tea anytime. The dining room was lovely and bright, and we really enjoyed the hearty and delicious Scottish breakfast each morning.

      This hotel was a real find and was one of the highlights of our trip.

      Superb hotel with that touch of class


      Having stayed at this hotel in late november 2005 I didnt even consider anywhere else when it came to my most recent visit to Edinburgh. The staff were a joy and the rooms spacious and tastefully presented. the guests lounge with its honesty bar and warm atmosphere are an absolute joy. The breakfasts are simply outstanding. I look forward to my next visit to Edinburgh, guess where I will be staying.

      Wonderful Hospitality in Edinburgh


      Stayed here in September 2005, after deciding to spend our 2 weeks holiday at home in Scotland.

      Had stayed in Ediburgh at a previous B&B, and although it was wonderful, not central enough. The Kildonan Lodge Hotel was the best of both worlds, with spotless, freshly decorated rooms, crisp linen and a very central location.

      Our room was probably one of the smaller, but the price reflected this, and it was well worth the money (still a double with dresser, chair, side tables, coffee area and trouser press, plus ensuite!)

      The staff were very friendly and helpful, with a warm welcoming reception, bar to the right, and restaurant to the left. Ample parking on arrival, and easy to find (yet quiet).

      The Skerries Restaurant serves wonderful locally produced food, and was out of this world - a great bottle of wine topped off a fantastic meal.

      Clearly the great atmosphere had an effect on us, as we decided to get engaged during our visit - what more could you want?!

      Would definitely recommend.

      Never again


      We booked in here for 4 nights and left after the first. When we arrived we noticed that bed sheets were dirty and has not been changed from the previous guest. I complained and they were changed immediately. My wife went to take a bath and that had not been cleaned either. We left early the next morning skipping breakfast.



      booked in may 05 got there 01/10/05 at 3/o clock laft 3/30pm. terrible four poster room .

      Lovely hotel, Excellent food


      We stayed here in June 04.

      We chose to stay here as my friend and I had graduated that day and we wanted to have a meal with our families. The food in Potters was excellent and the service was wonderful. The staff made us feel really special.

      My husband & I stayed the night here, The rooms were very comfortable and quiet.

      Would definately go back again!!!

      Loved it!!


      We stayed here with my then Fiancee and he proposed officially in the room with the jacuzzi and the 4 poster bed!!

      Lovely room, lovely hotel, bus stop just outside the hotel and not too far into town.

      We went to the Italian resturaunt - Juliannos (or something like that) and it was excellent!! Well recommend but fills up real fast so you need to book in advance!!

      Hope to come back soon with my now husband!!

      A great night to remember!


      Very enjoyable stay. Very friendly and welcolming. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Even though it is 1 and 1/2 miles from the centre, there is a bus stop right outside and the buses are regular. Get a day pass - cheap and you can use any bus. You must eat in Potters. The food is top notch and the service is fantastic. My fiance proposed to me there and it was a night to remember. The food, lighting, soft music and attentive staff. I will be coming back!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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      A travel blog entry by kate9miller on Dec 15, 2014

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      ... and hopefully I will have the chance to return in the future. I would like to say a massive thank you to Rachel and Kelly - Rachel for her organisation, impressive homemade meals and her translating skills, I don't know what we would have done without them, and to Kelly - well everyone needs a bit of assistance at some point! And I guess for occasionally making us laugh... Finally, thanks to Vicky for being my partner in crime, I don't know what I would have ...

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