Accomodations in Scotland

Feb 6th, 2007, 03:35 AM
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Accomodations in Scotland

I could use some suggestions regarding affordable accomodadtions for a family in Scotland (Skye, near Inverness, Edinburgh). There are two adults and two girls (age 10 & 14). B&Bs I'm finding are in the range of 54 pounds per night per person.

Suggestions?

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Feb 6th, 2007, 03:46 AM
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Also...meant to ask for thoughtsabout/exprience with youth hostels
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Do you mean B&B in hotels or guesthouses/private homes? Hotels are twice the price for too often poor breakfasts.(instant coffee etc.)
try:
http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk
(this Inverness page links to all the other areas)
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Feb 6th, 2007, 03:59 AM
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Sorry, I should have been more specific. Guest houses and private homes.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 04:46 AM
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We stayed at a hotel - the Fountaincourt EQ2. It was more pricey - but we also had a kitchen (and Edinburgh is sooo pricey to eat out), we ate dinner in each night and it saved us a lot of money (and they had some breakfast items in the fridge).

There were B&B's right around the corner, a whole bunch of them.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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What is the best source for finding B&Bs? Is a typical cost going to be in the 50 pounds per person per night range? Any experience with Hostels?
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Feb 6th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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We stayed in the Chester Residence in Edinburgh this summer. It was perfect - we stayed in the two bedroom apt. We had the whole top floor to ourselves. A little kitchen, big living room and two separate baths. I would go back in a heartbeat. Also, it was in a very safe area and just a short walk to all the sites.

www.chester-residence.com
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Feb 6th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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nelcarp...on another thread asking for similar information, I recommned the Greenside Hotel on Royal Terrace...I think you can beat the 54 euros and it is a clean, comfortable, close-in lodging.

Stu T.

http://www.townhousehotels.co.uk/hotels/greenside.html
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Feb 6th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Undiscovered Scotland was a good resource for our recent trip. http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk

There are lots of B&Bs for much less than 54 GBP per person. Pick the town or area you want to stay in and do a general web search, for example 'Skye B&B'.

We stayed at Swordale House B&B near Broadford on Skye for 25 GBP pp last year. It was a little more expensive than some of the other places we stayed. I found that place from the Isle of Skye website http://www.ealaghol.co.uk/
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Feb 6th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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For B&B's in Britain, www.smoothhound.co.uk is a good source, though not quite so good for Scotland. I also rely on www.theaa.com and www.via-michelin.com. For more upscale B&B's, there's www.sawdays.co.uk and www.karenbrown.com. And www.visitscotland.com has lists of accommodations.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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I have never once paid 54GBP per person in a B&B anywhere in Scotland -- and that includes in pricier Edinburgh.

A more normal range is 25 - 35GBP or a bit more for posh places, and a bit less for family rooms.

Give us links to some of these 54 GBP places you have found.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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I'm paying £140 per night for a family room (I believe it's a double and two singles) at the Edinburgh Radisson in June. The place gets good reviews on Trip Advisor, and is located right in the Middle of the Royal Mile.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for all of these great links, I'll check these out.

Higher priced B&Bs I found were:
http://www.bedbreakfastlakedistrict.com/
http://www.raiseviewhouse.co.uk/tariff.htm

There was one at 54 but I cannot find it now. This forum is great though, I do appreciate the links!
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Both of those B&Bs you link are in the Lake District. From you title/op, I thought you were talking about B&Bs in Scotland. In general, the Lakes will be pricier than just about anyplace in Scotland.

However even the Cote How B&B would average less than 40 GBP when you factor in the lower prices for kids/extra beds

and the other link (Raise View) isn't an option for you anyway since they don't take children.
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Mar 1st, 2007, 05:53 AM
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I have just booked B&Bs and Guest Houses for 16 nights for 3 of us traveling in May. I had very good luck with smoothhound.co.uk. Most places respond very quickly and I believe that you will be able to find nice places for less than you expected. Of course, I believe rates will be higher in the summer. On smoothhound, you can easily check to see if places have a family room and what the range in rates would be.
It is fun searching, rather like working a puzzle!
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Mar 1st, 2007, 06:16 AM
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The figure of £25-35 per person per night seems right to me. You may have to hunt around Edinburgh in the peak season to stay within that range but £54 seems ludicrously high to me. Tourist offices throughout Scotland will have lists of accommodation at around £30 per person per night.
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