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McCraes's B&B

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Geneva, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stay in Edinburgh. You can walk to the city (maybe 10-15 minutes) yet the B&B is located in a quiet neighborhood. On the way to the city, you pass lots of fun shops and restaurants and pubs - and the host, John, will let you know which ones are best to go to. John...

Thank DianaSch
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Diana. It was very easy to take care of you and Heidi as you were the perfect guests. You didn't even need much help finding places to go, you seemed to find plenty of fun places without my help :). John

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything - rooms, service, food - was great and well worth the price. Public transportation close by and city within reasonable walking distance. Excellent service - felt like home. Will most definitely come back if I got the chance.

Thank Brian L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Second time I have stayed here, although some of our party have stayed a couple of times more. It is really good, easy access to city, clever ideas to make life simple for you, very clean, very comfortable. John is a great host, space allowing will probably not use another B&B on Auld Wreckie....

Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It was my fifth visit to Edinburgh. I stayed at Mc'Craes B&B on my first visit in 2013. After that, I tried to book Mc'Craes B&B for three years when I was running the Edinburgh Marathon, but every time all the rooms were already occupied. Finally I succeeded and I can say again: "Excellent, just Excellent!". Thanks a lot, John!...

Thank MoscowValery
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review Valeriy. The one downside of being quite popular is that repeat guests, that I look forward to having back to stay with us, sometimes end up being disappointed. I'm glad you finally made it back to us and I hope you won't have to wait so long for your next stay.

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed at John's BnB for our first trip to Edinburgh, for the new year's eve. It has been an amazing experience. John is a very kind and friendly person. He welcomed us at the door calling us by our first name. He prepares breakfast for all the guests and I must say he cooked us a VERY GOOD porridge....

Thank Valeria C
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review Valeria. I hope I'm fortunate enough to continue having great guests like yourselves, who make my job very easy and enjoyable. I look forward to your next visit. John

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Just returning from a 3 night stay for our first visit to the city. I can't recommend the B&B enough. The accommodation was spotlessly clean & spacious with a very comfy bed. John is a great host (we had some great chats) welcoming & accommodating. He also gave us good recommendations for places to eat which are plenty and in...

Thank 46fleur
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

First time I've stayed although my son has stayed before. Well run, nice feel, well appointed rooms, low key but clever way of running a small B&B, look forward to being back in March. Quality ingredients for breakfast, comfortable bed, nice showers - great biscuits!

1Thank Chatz2014
John W, Owner at McCraes's B&B, responded to this review

A very much appreciated review. Thank you so much. With only a few years of running the B&B behind me, I have only recently started feeling that we've figured it out and are doing things as well as we can. It's great to have feedback that supports this. There'll be extra biscuits waiting for you in March :) John

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed with John and his family for our first trip to Edinburgh. This is a small (only three rooms) family run place with a homey and charming feel. We loved that they are a part of the organic movement and every choice of linen, towels, breakfast etc is made with the enviroment in mind. John was very friendly and...

Thank Kristin Ragnars K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome location, walkable with a pusher to the city and sights. We had no problems with the pram Rooms are excellent and John is only too happy to help. Supermarket a short walk as well as cafes and restaurants which means you dont havevto track back into town for a good meal if you dont feel like it Staying here...

Thank Ian J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The previous reviews say it all! Rooms are modern and comfortable, bathrooms are spotless. Knowledgeable and friendly host. Delicious breakfasts with a variety of food, we were even supplied with a packed breakfast for an early trip which was full to the brim! Our favourite accommodation in Edinburgh so far (and we've been a few times!), we certainly intend to...

Thank Evie480

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McCrae's Bed and Breakfast is a family-run eco-friendly, organic guest house, conveniently located in Edinburgh's historic New Town, only a 10 minute walk to the City Centre. We offer our guests affordable, high-quality accommodation that quite literally doesn't cost the earth as we strive to make a minimal impact on our environment and will help reduce your carbon-footprint while enjoying our wonderful city. We are a recently renovated, traditional Edinburgh main door apartment in a block that is over 130 years old and many period features, such as ornate cornicing, have been retained; the decor is a tasteful mix of old and new. ... more   less 

Additional Information about McCraes's B&B

Address: 44 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $147 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — McCraes's B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The tram to the airport stops very close by”
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“Talk to John who runs Mc Craes and he will advise you. Our room was perfect for us.”
765antheam, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2 and 3 are at the back of the house and are quieter overall, although all rooms are very quiet due to the off-the-main-road location.”
rebelmezzo, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are located on ground floor”
bobtuxford, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Large double room was lovely and actually had room to sleep 3 people.”
LauraD412, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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