Pillars House

125 Constitution St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE, United Kingdom
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Great Hoasts

by TripAdvisor Member BlackpoolTigga

We booked and stayed at Pillars house for 2 night on the 20th & 21st April, driving into Edinburgh we got lost so we telephoned pillars house for directions i spoke to one of the owners told him where i was and he said he would come and find us and show us the way back to his B&B because the roads are closed due to tram work taking place, hows that for service!.

The owners Forbes & Edna could not do enough for us, very friendly and helpfull, the rooms are very clean and comfortable and one of the best things about pillars is you get to eat and see your breakfast being prepared in a open kitchen with Forbes and Edna doing the cooking, a great Scotish breakfast, great family atmosphere.

Noisy and restless

by TripAdvisor Member skye_8

We spent one night at the Pillars House in April 2008 and the overall feeling was not positive at all. We were given a room on the first floor right above the kitchen which made it extremely noisy. From 7 o'clock onwards breakfast was being served as we could soon notice. The people in charge of the B&B together with the guests made so much noise that it was impossible to continue sleeping.

Walking from the city center of Edinburgh to the Pillars House is quite a long walk, definitely longer than the 15 min said on the Pillars House website.

Besides this, notice that the area is under construction at the moment which makes it not easily accesible by car.

If I ever go back to Edinburgh I certainly will not book at the Pillars House.

what a place

by TripAdvisor Member celticbhoy8

well what can i say the hosts edna and forbes made us very very wellcome nothing was too much trouble for them and a brill location in leith lots to do and see i will be going again would highly recommend this hotel thanks

Incredible Accomodation

by TripAdvisor Member usagermany

Staying at the Pillars House was an exceptional experience. The building and rooms were very clean, the full Scottish breakfast was unbeatable, the staff was outstanding, and tourist attractions are easily accessible.

hello from orkney

by TripAdvisor Member orkney1

hello edna and forbes Its Norma Iv been coming to stay at your beautiful guest house for a few years now. And I must express how lovely and homely you make it for me and my family each time we come . We would never dream of going anywere else. You treat us like we were family welcoming us with open arms each time we arrive. You always go that extra step and look out for things that might be on in edinburgh that might intrest us and the kids.(they have even started refering to you both as uncle forbes and auntie edna). your guest house has such a warm friendly atmosphere. And your big family room is fantastic every were else we have stayed in has never had a room that we can all share especial since the kids are so young. When I was down in april you were very helpful and let me know were all the contruction was going on and advised me of better and easier routes to take. you even offered to put us in anouther room when it came avaible since you had alot of early breakfast the next morning. if only everybody was so kind the world would be a better place.. Cant wait to come back Il bring a some orkney fudge down with me for you both. see you again soon

Most friendly staff we ever met

by TripAdvisor Member LUBRBeverlo

We booked for 2 nights at Pillars house starting May 2008. We are a group of 7 Belgian friends ( 3 couples and 1 single) age between 44 and 56. Every year we make a 10 days tour abroad with bikes. We will remember our stay at Pillars house for a very long time as it certainly was the most friendly house we had in all these years. Pillars house is an older house but has its own atmosphere wich we liked very much. In spite of the age of the house, the rooms were very cosy and neat and certainly complete. We do thank Edna and her staff for the warm welcome the excellent Scottish breakfast but most of all for the most friendly and warm way of taking care of their guests..

From Russia with love...

by TripAdvisor Member Yuri_GBR

Staying in Pillars House was a very positive and pleasant experience for both of us.
The room was clean and cosy with the most things you might need in a short break stay.
We slept calmly and undisturbedly both nights. Though the most distinguishable feature of Pillar House is its homelike and friendly atmosphere wich we liked very much.
Yuri & Tatiana

Weekend in Leith

by TripAdvisor Member PrestonTom

Stayed for a weekend in May. Pillar's is very conveniently located for things we wanted to do - e.g. walk to Botanic gardens, walk along Leith Water Walk, eat out in Leith port restaurants, and visit centre of town - short bus journey or 20 minute walk (try a malt of the month in the impressive and “lively” Central Bar on route to town). The rooms are good -comfortable and clean -but the high point must be the tasty and very entertaining breakfast.

Fantastic stay

by TripAdvisor Member jennybeanLeeds

I stayed at Pillars House for two nights, and was very impressed - the en-suite room was decorated to a high standard (complete with TV, fridge etc) and the location was ideal for both the city centre and the Leith waterfront, with its good selection of restaurants. Edna was extremely helpful both with my queries before I arrived, and also during my stay, offering to help sort out various excursions and recommending restaurants etc, and made me feel very welcome. I particularly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere at the breakfast table (and the breakfast itself). I would certainly return to Pillars House and recommend a visit to family and friends!

Sumptuous Breakfast & Friendly Environment

by TripAdvisor Member Siumei

Pillars House is a value for money B&B. Its location is within walking distance to the waterfront and proximity to different kinds of cuisine in particular good location for seafood. Moreover, it is just a short walk to various bus routes to the Royal Mile which takes about 10 mins ride.

We took a twin beds room with ensuite shower, TV, fridge. It was clean and tidy. It would be in a very quiet enivronment if not for the nearby road works. Luckily, we got up at a similar time as the workmen (no need to set an alarm), and by the time we returned to the room, the workmen had completed day's work. There is not much impact on us.

We should thank Edna and Filippo here for preparing the healthiest and fullest breakfast we ever had. Introduce us to the haggis and black pudding. It can keep us going till mid day. Grateful to them for their helpful advice and friendliness.

I would strongly recommend Pillars House if anyone is looking for a B&B in Edinburgh.


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