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Perfect Guest House
Lovely place to stay,only just out of the main centre. We had our car but there is a bus stop right outside and you can easily get into the centre very quickly. We have stayed further out up to now on regular visits up to visit our daughter but Aynetree is perfect- not too far but not noisy either! Not knowing the guest house and booking online we didn`t realise the bathroom, although private, was separate and will book one with a shower next time but that`s only because we prefer showers! Am sure that after a long day walking around such an interesting city a long hot bath in the lovely big bathroom would be heaven! The bedroom was lovely and the bed amazingly comfortable. Anne and Brian are very good hosts, very welcoming and extremely helpful. Wonderful breakfast too ;) See you again on our next trip up hopefully!
Sue and Chris Lund, Yorkshire
Not shabby, but not chic either!
This hotel is located in a good area close enough to all the major sights of Edinburgh. The positives are: location, large room, en suite, 24 hour access, clean and inviting. The negatives: cold rooms (ask for space heater), more of a hotel than a B & B (dont look for personal attention or interest from innkeeper), right i front is a bus station so it is noisy starting around 6am (no sleeping in), bed feels like you are sleeping on springs.
Overall, the price was good for what you get. Since we didnt plan to spend too much time in our room, much of the negatives didnt matter. If you are looking for a cozy refuge, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a place to lay your head at night, it will do just fine.
Very clean and friendly
My fiancee and I stayed at the Aynetree Guest House, Edinburgh 14th - 18th April this year, for her Birthday trip.
The Guest House is located approx 1.5 miles from City Centre on bus routes 44 and 5 into/from City Centre.The former route is the slightly quicker and goes up and down Princess St. Travel is very good at £2.50 day ticket on the Lothian Local buses(exact fare required,no change given. Very frequent service during the day and every 20' mins in eveings.Takes around 10-15 mins. Taxis (from Wavereley station for example) was £10. Parking is available if you are travelling by car. The Guest House is very clean and run by a very friendly local couple. The hearty Scottish breakfast and Porridge is well recommended, one of the best I personnally have come accross!.We requested the rear en suite room (room 1) which was very quiet and good rest enjoyed at night. The main road on the front is fairly busy but does get quieter in the evening.From the front of the House where the Dining Room is you can see the Firth of Forth in the distance.
The Owners are alos very informative with any local bookings for tours etc you may require, offering to book various tours if you so desire.
We found the local knowledge of the owners very useful , as 3 nights we went down to Leith and enjoyed some lovely meals cooked fresh in the local resturants (the Leith Wark a pub/resturant was the best,superb food).
All in all an excellent time was enjoyed whilst staying at the Aynetree Guest House.
Stay in Aynetree was a real memorable, there positives are bus stop in front of house, neat and clean rooms and friendly folks who explains clearly on what we ask for. The breakfast provided to us was very good.
Already recommended to friends!
We were already impressed when we were still inquiring on the Internet and haven't booked yet. Anne provided good information and very prompt email response gave us enough confidence to book our stay at Aynetree. It proved that we made a right decision.
The guesthouse is not exactly in the city center, but the 15 min bus-ride to Princes st, and with the bus stop directly in front of the B&B is not bad at all for transportation. We stayed in room 4, and even though the room was kind of small and did not have the bathroom ensuite, we were very satisfied with the cleaniness and the private bathroom we were given. We enjoyed the hearty full Scottish breakfast (yummy porridge) and it lasted us til mid afternoon. Too bad we were in a rush to leave the next morning, otherwise we would have enjoyed more of Aynetree's breakfast. The hosts were friendly and offered help willingly when requested. They were nice enough to leave us a note and keys when we checked in late and were not able to be there and meet us.
We did not stay in Edinburgh for long this time because of our tight schedule. If we get the chance to go to Edinburgh again, we would definetely consider to stay in Aynetree again. We have already recommended Aynetree to our friends!
Lovely, friendly guesthouse.
We stayed two nights at this lovely little guesthouse. It was extremely clean with absolutely no traces of any previous guests. The rooms were tastefully decorated and very warm with the option of extra blankets if needed. The breakfasts were huge and the owner very accomodating to our party which included a vegetarian and a person with pepper intolerance. We didn't need much lunch on either of days we had breakfast at the house. The car park was extemely useful as we had friends in Edinburgh who were kindly ferrying us about the local area and they were grateful to be able to park the car instead of circling the streets while they waited to pick us up. When we needed to get into Edinburgh by bus, the owner very helpfully provided a map with a short cut to Holyrood Palace. In addition, although it's not a service Aynetree is generally able to offer, they allowed us to leave our baggage in the guesthouse after we'd checked out as we had an evening flight. If you need to do this though, check with the owners first as, as far as I understand it, it's not always possible. All in all it was a very lovely stay and I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.
The only negative, entirely unconnected to Aynetree, was that I found the bus stops in Edinburgh unhelpful in trying to find where we needed to catch our returning bus, the bus driver on our journey into the city was surly and started to move the bus before all of our party had disembarked and why, for goodness sake, are there two different companies operating on the same route?
Our Worst Accommodations of our 3 Week Trip!
We had the worst experience at this B&B over all of our other accommodations during our 3 week trip and it was the most expensive!
The hot water ran out in the middle of our shower, we were served moldy toast at breakfast, we were scruntinized over our decision to stay in a Travelodge the next night by the owner during our breakfast as she was convinced that there was no way we could be paying so little to stay at a place so it must be a hostel or it must be really run down although she didn't know from personal experience as she had never been there herself (those were her words), and practically kicked out of the establishment because they never told us what time we needed to vacate until after that time had come and then reminded us every 3 minutes until we were out the door that we needed to leave.
We would never, ever stay here again.
We stayed in a Travelodge just outside of Edinburgh the next night for less than half the price and it was 100% better than this place. We never even received an apology for any of the bad experiences we were having and they expected us to still pay full price. They were not very friendly at all. Let's just say we were more than happy to leave that place as soon as possible.
I do not recommend this place to anyone.
We just had a one night stay at the Aynetree but it was a great stay. Our room was immaculate, the bed was so comfortable with high quality sheets and we slept so well. The breakfast the next morning was more than we could eat and was so delicious. And we found the staff to be helpful and friendly. The Aynetree was just a part of our overall experience with the Scottish people and we loved them! We were just a bit outside the city but the bus runs right in front of the house and it is so easy to find your way around. When we come back to Edinburgh, a lovely city, I want to stay at the Aynetree.
Very Enjoyable Stay
Reviewer: Tom, Brighton UK
Lovely guest house and good friendly service. The owners demonstrated a good knowledge of the area and were more than willing to assist with any questions we had. The bedroom was lovely, clean and cosy with a very good en-suite shower.
The breakfasts were a real highlight and will be missed.
I would recommend staying here.
Aynetree guest house is a charming house
Aynetree guest house is a charming house with charming owners in a charming town. You absolutely need no car.