The best B&B in our world travel!
What makes Gerald's Place the very best is Gerald himself. He hosted us at the first bed & breakfast we stayed in when we arrived in Edinburgh. What a guy! He truly became for us, in those five nights and five delightful breakfasts (he prepared for us), a trustworthy guide ripe with all the right recommendations of things to see, do, and eat as well as offering a clean, easy to find, well located home full of all the amenities (our favorites were the cable television offering 700+ channels and wireless Internet access throughout the whole house) at a reasonable rate.
But it was the dynamic conversations we shared across a plethora of topics that made us feel so at ease and comfortable from start to finish in Edinburgh. The other bed and breakfasts we stayed in when we drove north into the countryside shouldn't be compared to Gerald's because his defines bed & breakfast. After Gerald's, stops in Stirling, Pitlochry, and Inverness were a disappointment as far as accommodations were concerned. We've stayed in others around the world and none compares.
A dear friend once laid out his philosophy of a good bed & breakfast for us like this: there are three components that, if you get right, make the difference between a very good experience and a mediocre one. They are: 1) the welcome, 2) the bed, and 3) the breakfast. Seems obvious, huh? Well, many of these establishments miss one or all three!! But Gerald scored perfect 10's in all categories. He met us at the front door and after we got settled he immediately provided us with good maps, restaurant recommendations (we tried most of these and loved them), a tour of his place, and shared other resources every visitor in Edinburgh and Scotland needs. Each night we slept quietly and comfortably on the bed, furnished with clean and cozy sheets and blankets and grade A pillows. And every morning we indulged in breakfast complete with cereals, fruits, yogurt, eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, toast and croissants, jams, and butters, juices, and coffee. If you add a great location and free Internet access to the previously listed elements for a superb B&B, then Gerald's Place stands far, far above the rest!
Directions: Excellent location, right downtown!
Gerald provided us a lot of information about the city, includind maps,
books etc and, of course, gave us incredible tips about restaurants,
city tours etc.
We were afraid about not having privacy in a B&B (it was our first
time), but Gerald is perfect. He knows very much the balance between
to be around and to be far, giving the privacy you need.
Unique Quality: The breakfast is delicious! It has healthy English breakfast, lots of
oats, mix of berries, teas, coffee and even soy milk/yogurt for those
(as me) who have lactose allergy.
The bedroom is huge, super clean, very quiet and equipped with
incredible mattresses, confortable pillows and soft linens. Instant coffee and a tea box are available inside the bedroom, as well as an electric water kettle and a
The bathroom is really a bathroom and not a “shower room”. Super clean and full of a fancy assortment of soaps, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers etc.
We highly recommend the Gerald’s Place to our family and friends.
And, of course, to you!
Directions: City Center
All the comfort of home, and more...
Gerald's Place is everything it promises to be. With a perfect host, attentive to any need. Cosy and comfortable with the added bonus of some of life's little luxuries. All in an excellent location. No need to go elsewhere!
Unique Quality: Care and attention to detail and a wonderful host, committed to ensuring you get the most out of your stay.
BBB !!! Best B&B !!!
Gerald is a wonderful warm man, who welcomes you in one of only two rooms that he has in his place. Yep, you got it right: it is very cozy, very warm and homey. His place is full of pictures, photos and postcards. You feel like home even before you make it to your room.
In "your" room you will find, besides the most comfortable beds on the planet, a folder with all the information you might need - from "what to do" tips to maps and information about tourist attractions. If you need more information Gerald is there to help you. He is local and knows many wonderful "out of the beaten path" places.
The day before he will talk with you about the breakfast time so that is is kind of ready when you come to the kitchen. People, believe me, you don't want to miss these breakfasts!!!!! While you vacuum your fruits/yogurt/musli/oatmeal (the variety and amounts are stunning), and your hot coffee/tea is being served, Gerald Himself prepares eggs, bacon/sausages and grilled tomato for you. Don't expect "eat and go" berakfast. Gerald is here, and before you can say "I am hungry" you end up having a wonderful conversation with him. Tip: schedule at least an hour for the breakfast, because at Gerald's Place it is much more than just the food.
Finally, when you are able to move and roll out from the kitchen (I mean it!) you will also appreciate Gerald's location. His place is on the one of the quietests street, right next to the park, yet just minutes away from the Monument and the Castle.
Unique Quality: Perfect for two couples.
Great value for the money.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Gerald`s Place Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 21B Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6QE, United Kingdom
Amenities at Gerald's Place
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle Service
- Room Service
- Kids Activities
- Free High Speed Internet
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