Ardmor House

74 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 5AS

Price from: £85

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#33 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
3.4
3.4
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
1.8
1.8
Service:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping, Special occasions

Expert review of Ardmor House

This boutique hotel/B&B has a real welcoming home from home atmosphere.

The rooms have real presence with high ceilings but not in a cold, minimalist way. The interior is light and stylish with fresh flowers, splashes of colour and contemporary furniture. Dog lovers will adore Lola the miniature schnauzer who is a real star, as is Robin, your host in this gay-owned/straight-friendly delight.

Location: 

Leith is a lively community and Ardmor House is in a peaceful part of it, though there is a great local pub for a quick pint if you so desire. There are lots of bars and restaurants just around the corner on Leith Walk which runs from the end of Princes Street, Edinburgh's main street, to Leith docks and the waterfront - a thriving community in itself. Buses and taxis are readily available no matter which way you want to go. Or of course you could do a 15/20 minute walk in either direction and get there on foot.

Bedrooms: 

There are five rooms in all. All first floor rooms are large and have king size beds. Rooms 3 and 4 are at the back with garden views and Room 2 faces the front with a super kingsize bed, chaise longue and bay window. Large beds, statement headboards, light warm colours on the walls and space to move around. All with great power showers.

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Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast only but it is lovely. Continental or cooked with good veggie choices. Robin is an enthusiastic host and will look after you.

Leisure facilities: 

The hotel has a deal whereby guests can use a Virgin Active Health club (10 minute walk) with great facilities from pool and gym to chill out treatments.

Service: 

Informed, helpful, enthusiastic, personal, friendly – yes, I love them.

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Who stays there: 

Men, women, children and dog lovers (as Lola is a star). Those who love a smaller friendlier vibe than offered by a large hotel.

Price advice: 

Prices include breakfast otherwise it would just be called a B not a B&B.

Pros: 
Hosts charm and knowledge of the area
Sorry, it's Lola the mini-schnauzer
Cons: 
15 minutes walk to the centre

More information on Ardmor House:

Price from:
£85
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
74 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 5AS
Neighbourhood:
Leith

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