The Salisbury Hotel
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... called "closes") were everywhere to be seen. We felt compelled to visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, which was listed in every brochure; but I haven't felt that much like a "tourist" in a while. It was jam-packed with meandering visitors from all over the world - all of them wearing backpacks and hiking shoes, trying to decipher their visitor's guide, and taking an abundance of meaningless pictures and way too many "selfies." I guess we fit right in…! ...
... Millie' the dog, that later that evening we became bedfellows on the foldout couch where I was staying. She tucked away inside the linen of a spare pillow, and I cosy and warm under a fresh set of sheets and blankets.
Regina and I got along splendidly too. She was a PhD student from Boston living for the past five years in Edinburgh. After settling in, she took me on a tour of the immediate area, up a hill somewhere for the view, then back down to the ...
... We drove mainly through the agricultural area with beautiful rolling hills in the background. Typically the area is very green, but the weather has been sunny and dry for two weeks and looks a little brown. The area is dotted with lovely villages and historic ruins. JK Rawlings' (Harry Potter book fame) hometown is just north of Edinburgh. Central Scotland is known for their flax, for linen, as well as growing oats, barley, potatoes and turnips. We ...
... which made the memory more valid in my mind. No matter which direction you looked, the view was phenomenal. You could see for miles, to where the ocean and surrounding mountains stopped us in the distance. At the top, there was a monument of the highest point in all of Edinburgh and some of us were brave enough to stand on top. When they did, they looked like the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro. I wasn't that brave, so I just stood next to the monument ...
... the hill back towards the hotel and pass another busker in the same place where we had stopped for our lady busker before lunch. He was also doing a straight-jacket escape. Hmm. That busker location must specialize in straight jacket escapes and there must be a lot of people who know how to do it. Stop in for some ice cream and then go down the steep stairs back to the hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Salisbury Hotel Edinburgh
Great Service, made it very memorable
Stayed at the Salisbury Guest House in September 2006 and had a great stay. The staff made the stay very memorable as they were fantastic. When we checked-in they gave us a full rundown of the area, places to see, eat, drink and information on the bus service. The location was good, a quiet residential area about 15 min walk to the Royal Mile or 5 min bus ride.
The rooms need a bit of work as they could be re-done and a new bed would be in order. This is the main reason that I did not rate it 5 out of 5, but I would highly recommend it for the price as the service and location was fantastic. All and all a great stay and we will be back.
Salisbury Guesthouse: great place great service
We got to the Salisbury being referred by MH Guesthouses which was overbooked at the time we wanted. We did not regret it as even the "simple room" we were offered was great value: spacious, clean, bright & well equipped. Excellent value also when compared to what we were used to in London.
Salisbury is a Great Place
We stayed at the Salisbury Guesthouse in Edinburgh for 3 nights and found it and the proprietors and staff to be lovely. This was our first stop in our trip to the UK.
The rooms were decorated nicely and were very clean. The breakfast was wonderful and everyone working there was very helpful with sightseeing information and suggestions. They even helped us find the best camera shop when our camera broke.
The location was convenient to the downtown, Royal Mile area. It was a short bus ride but we preferred to walk.
We hope to return to Edinburgh and we would definitely try to stay at the Salisbury again.
My husband and I stayed there for a week. This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, so we did not know what to expect.
This is a perfectly located B&B, especially if you are into walking. There are lots of busses into the city center, but we felt no need to take them. (I am 57 years old, so there you are.)
The staff is exceptional. Attentive, but not intrusive. They just have taken over ownership and are planning improvements, but these two Atlantans felt at home and really didn't want to leave. May is a treasure.
Go. Relax. Enjoy. Edinburgh is an amazing city, and this is a wonderful B&B.
Very friendly, Great location, Child friendly
We arrived at the Salisbury guest house and recieved a very warm welcome, We had our little girl of 10 months with us and our trip was made very enjoyable. We stayed for 3 nights in total, The Salisbury guest house is located in an ideal position, there are loads of great deli's and cafe's nearby, princes street was about 20 minutes walk away but there are buses every five minutes or so if you prefer, There is also a fantastic home made cake shop on the walk to Princes street if you have a sweet tooth!!! The rooms were very clean and we were well looked after, We would deffinatley recommend the Salisbury Guest House.
Clean, stylish and friendly - a great place to stay
We stayed 2 nights at the salisbury, for a weekend in Edinburgh. It is an easy bus trip from town. The rooms are nicely decorated and well kept. There was lots of choice at breakfast, and the staff were attentive - we definitely recommend it!
Stayed at the Salisbury for three nights. It is easy to go there by bus. First we took the Airlink from the airport, got off at Princes street where we got on a bus that stopped near Commonwealth Swimmingpool. It took us only two minutes to go the guesthouse from the busstop. You can take a bus to citycentre from the two bigger streets crossing Salisbury road but it is very easy to walk into town. Takes about 10 minutes. Our room was quite big with bathroom ensuite. There was a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffemakingfacilities in the room. We had a nice view over the garden and the area is very quiet so we slept well even if the bed was a bit hard. In the morning we had a nice breakfast in the sunny dining room downstairs. The coffee was extremely good! Salisbury guesthouse has everything you need for your stay in Edinburgh. It is not marble luxury but it is nice and cosy and we would definitely stay there again.
The place to stay for anyone visiting the University
Stayed in this guesthouse last week. The service was excellent. They did not make any fuss about my arriving after midnight. The room was very comfortable, spotless, and with all amenities, complete with a couple of mint chocolates renewed every day.
Breakfast was also quite nice - muesli complete with apple puree and cooked breakfast to your specification.
Moreover, this guesthouse is a few hundred metres away from the Edinburgh University main campus and it was the closest good-value accommodation option. Moreover, just round the corner from the guesthouse, you would find one of the best shopping streets in Edinburgh which goes on and on till North Bridge, beyond the Royal Mile.
The Salisbury Guest House is about a 20 minute walk (or 10 minute bus ride) to the Royal Mile and most of the attractions of Edinburgh. It's located within easy walking distance of Arthur's Seat. The rooms are comfortable and have equipment for making instant coffee. The owners and breakfast staff were courteous, although not overly friendly. There is a lovely common room downstairs with a good deal of reading material. I would stay there again.