A Comfy Bed and a Tasty Breakfast: Best B&Bs in Edinburgh

Sometimes the impersonal nature of a chain hotel can take the shine off your chosen holiday destination. Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and a quiet townhouse can serve as a more fitting base for an exploration of the Scottish capital’s many wonders. B&Bs are a long tradition and each establishment has something unique to offer as the owners look to make their mark in a busy and competitive market.

You’ll find Victorian and Georgian guest houses spread throughout the city from the New Town to Leith to Morningside. Most feature a handful of lovely rooms and you’ll find traditional grandeur, contemporary luxury, and cozy comfort on offer.

Six Brunton Place combines Georgian elegance with sumptuous furnishings for a truly indulgent experience.  For the more personal touch, head to Gerald’s Place and stay with one of the most genuinely friendly and welcoming hosts you are likely to meet. Or perhaps you would prefer the chic contemporary design of 94 Dalkeith Road.

When it comes to a warm welcome, friendly advice and traditional homemade food you simply cannot beat a good B&B. So, for some of the finest hospitality that Scotland has to offer, why not check out our top ten Edinburgh B&Bs list and see if you can spot your dream holiday base.



This spacious Edinburgh townhouse was recently renovated and offers comfortable accommodation right in the center of the city. It is contemporary, bright and extremely clean and welcoming. This is a family orientated B&B where the hosts go...  Read More



You'll find The Hedges Guest House on a tree-lined crescent near Calton Hill and Holyrood Park. This comfortable B&B has been recently refurbished and the en-suite rooms boast Wi-Fi and Plasma screens. You have a choice of single, twin or...  Read More



The Albyn Townhouse B&B is a family-run, four storey, 19th century, Victorian townhouse with ten en-suite rooms. It is welcoming and very comfortable with period features and a cozy and quiet atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing stay. It is...  Read More



Ben Cruachan is a four star guest house in a great, central location, close to Princes Street and Leith Walk. Named after the majestic mountain which forms the highest point in Argyll in the Scottish Highlands, this delightful bed and breakfast...  Read More

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The Lindsay Guest House is a beautiful red brick Victorian villa located in the west of Edinburgh. Close to the leafy suburban streets of Bruntsfield and Morningside, but also a stone's throw from Murrayfield Stadium, Napier University and the...  Read More

Kew House


You can find Kew House in the west of the city near Murrayfield Stadium and the city center is a short bus ride away. This charming house dates back to 1860 and it has been renovated to provide contemporary accommodation for the modern traveler....  Read More



This stylish and contemporary boutique guest house combines innovative design, high quality service and a laidback atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully decorated with luxury fittings and fine toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms. There is a...  Read More



Gerald's Place is a warm and inviting guest house set in a charming Georgian terrace in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. The owner, Gerald, is very friendly but never intrusive and goes out of his way to make guests feel at home. The interior...  Read More



23 Mayfield is an impressive Victorian villa in the south side of the city of Edinburgh. Retaining many period features, each unique room is lavishly furnished with mahogany furniture, vintage art works, and plush fabrics. There is also a...  Read More



The Six Brunton Place Guest House is offering five star luxury in a city center location. This elegant Georgian townhouse boasts four bedrooms that blend period features with contemporary comfort and convenience. There are designer en-suite...  Read More


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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