Located on Frederick Street, the Bed and Breakfast is owned by David Tweedie and is situated on the second and third floors, of an original Georgian townhouse that dates from circa 1820, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.
This cosy and friendly Bed and Breakfast is also managed by Tessa. Both David and Tessa grew up in Edinburgh and are always on hand to give helpful advice on the best places to visit, eat and, of course, drink in the city.
This listing if for a twin en-suite room. For a doubles with separated private bathroom or rooms for 3 or 4 people, please see our other listings. This room can consist of either a double bed or two singles.
We are located just a minute's walk from Princes Street, with stunning views of the New Town, Princes Street, and, from some rooms, Edinburgh Castle. This is an elegant and extremely spacious guest house, typified in the welcoming open hall with feature bow wall and staircase to upper floor.
The B&B in Edinburgh has the added bonus of offering easy access to Edinburgh Airport and major road and rail networks. As Waverley Railway Station and St. Andrew Square Bus Station are both in the city center and under ½ a miles walk away. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is also easily reached by foot or a short taxi-ride from the Edinburgh guest house.
The guest house offers all the comforts and facilities that the discerning traveller visiting Edinburgh for business or leisure expects. The newly decorated bedrooms are each individually designed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, having all the modern conveniences but still retaining a classic environment, including magnificent original carved Adam fire surrounds, Scots pine paneling, cornicing and en-suite shower rooms.
Rates are per room night and inclusive of full Scottish breakfast and taxes. Please let us know when making your booking if you have any special dietary requirements so that we can cater for you. Rates vary depending on season and number of nights. Please note we require a minimum 2 night reservation for bookings that include Saturday night and a 5 night minimum stay over New Year. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in all bedrooms.
Bed and Breakfast Cancellation Policy -
We will always do our utmost to re-let the rooms. However if we cannot re-let, then one night will be charged for cancellation within one month of arrival then the full charge will be due if cancellation is within 7 days of arrival, (less any revenue from re-letting). Please note a 14 day cancellation period is in force during the month of August and special events such as Hogmanay, Bank Holiday weekends, Rugby Internationals, Royal Highland Show and the Edinburgh International Festivals etc. In the event of a no-show, shortened stay or cancellation within 7 days the booking will be charged in full. Should you wish to cancel a confirmed reservation we require notification in writing or alternatively by phoning the guest house and obtaining a cancellation number. We do recommend you take out travel insurance just in case you have to cancel due to unavoidable circumstances.
A £80 pounds deposit will be collected on your arrival and given back on check out.
The hostess made us feel welcome. We were a little daunted by the number of stairs with the promise of a great castle view.
Our first night in Edinburgh and Scotland was made very comfortable and relaxing by the kind hospitality and warm welcome from Tessa and all those working at 53 Frederick St. Great location and area from which to sightsee. highly recommended - we will come back!
We had booked a twin room and were delighted to discover that it was as big as the photos suggest. There was plenty of room to walk around the beds and sofa. The house is about 200 years old and lovely, with a sitting room on the first floor which offers books and DVDs for the guests. There was a TV in the room as well but we were much too busy to use that. Glad about the WiFi though.
The bathroom was big enough as well, modern and everything working without problems.
Tessa and her brother are lovely and very helpful, helping with luggage and also bookings/ticket sales at the zoo, bus times etc. but not intrusive. Breakfast was at the bistro/bar next door, we received vouchers and were allowed to order anything we liked from the menu.
I'd definitely recommend staying there, the location is great, Princes Street is just a five-minute walk away, all the buses (including the Hop-on-hop-off ones) are close and you can even walk to most of the main attractions.
Awesome, huge room which will comfortably sleep 4, and no-fuss check-in. Great location if you want central and convenient.
My friend and I recently stayed at the 60 India Street location (as we were the overflow from the Frederick St. one). It was a fantastic place - clean, convenient and comfortable! (not necessarily in that particular order). Irene, Tessa's mum, was lovely, giving us suggestions as to what to do & see, showing us the short-cuts to and around Edinburgh. We especially appreciated her suggestion to go to the Grassmarket area - a gem of a place with lots of great eateries and shops! We'd definitely stay there again and highly recommend anyone visiting Edinburgh to as well!
Phenomenal B&B! Right on the corner with Thistle Street - the happening restaurant lane in Edinburgh and close to all major shopping in New Town. AND easy access (walking) to Waverly Station! We will def come back to stay here when in Edinburgh. For our night it was 30 per head and we got a spacious triple bedroom. Breakfast was at Rick's restaurant below - the breakfast itself was worth well over 15 gbp per person. Selection of breakfast from Traditional Scottish/British to healthy greek yogurt and fresh fruit to Eggs Benedict (With fresh squeezed OJ and Tea/Coffee). Proper waiter service.
Staff were awesome and friendly with no hassles. Stay here when in Edinburgh!
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This cosy and friendly Bed and Breakfast managed by Tessa and David. Both David and Tessa grew up in Edinburgh and are always on hand to give helpful advice on the best places to visit, eat and, of course, drink in the city.