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What to look for in your Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast.

Family rooms and great breakfasts - are they everything?

The term “bed and breakfast” covers a wide range of accommodation. How can you tell if you’re booking the right place?

Sometimes, holiday accommodation can be a bit hit and miss. You can book somewhere that looks lovely on the outside, only to find that it’s not quite so lovely inside. The standard of your accommodation can make or break your holiday, so it’s important to know what to look for when you’re about to book a room.

Care and attention

Does the building look like the owners care for it? You can usually tell by the pictures on the website or on a brochure whether the outside of the building is in good condition. A building that looks dilapidated on the outside may be no better once you get through the front door.


Is there provision for parking? Many Edinburgh bed and breakfasts, by their nature and location, are in small streets, terraced buildings or cottages. This means that parking is usually limited to on-street spaces that, in a busy city like Edinburgh, can be difficult to find. If your bed and breakfast has dedicated parking, it relieves you of some of the pressure.

Family rooms

Bed and breakfast accommodation is often a popular choice with families, because it is substantially better value than paying for a hotel or renting a holiday cottage or a city centre apartment. An Edinburgh bed and breakfast that doesn’t offer family rooms is limiting its appeal to visitors. Check with the bed and breakfast owner to see if they offer the convenience of family rooms.

The welcome

When you email or talk to the owners of the bed and breakfast, you should feel that they want you to stay with them and that they will make your feel comfortable and welcome. At our Edinburgh bed and breakfast, we make sure that you always feel at home.

Call or email us now to find out more about our family friendly, accessible accommodation and to check availability for the dates you want to visit. Telephone +44 (0)131 539 2485 or email enquiries@craigievar-bedandbreakfast.co.uk


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