New Town's Albany Street is a residential street parallel to Queen Street and a great spot for Broughton Street's busy bars, restaurant and gay scene as well as less than five minutes to George Street/Princes Street and Harvey Nichols – need I say more?
You'll find two luxurious guest suites with huge beds, solid dark wood headboards, floor to ceiling drapes, and drop dead gorgeous ensuites. The Robert Adam suite with black claw foot bath and metal sculpture on the wall has to get the jaw dropping award here.
Unusually for a B&B there are two public rooms for guests.
Complimentary afternoon tea when you arrive complete with a wee dram (whisky) served in the super comfy drawing room Large leather wing-backed chairs, an open fire, fresh flowers and sumptuous drapes: traditional modern and tastefully done.
On the ground floor is an elegant lounge as an alternative place to flop and contemplate.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is done well here. You have a choice of continental or cooked and for an extra charge you can invite non residents to join you at £10 a head. A nice touch is a daily Scottish fish choice. Your host Denise is happy to prepare anything on request and does a mean smoked haddock kedgeree surely the best hangover cure in Europe. She will happily cater for anyone with any particular dietry requirements for example recently a Vegan couple form Bombay had their own personal menu prepared by Denise each day.
Denise cares a lot. She is welcoming, enthusiastic annd eager to make sure guests have everything they like. She is a great host who just wants to make sure you have the best possible stay.
Who stays there
Sophisticated travellers of all ages who value the personal touch.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Elegant townhouse and so central
- Comfort and class
- Denise the lovely host
- No lift if you're not too hot on your pins