14 Hart Street

14 Hart Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RN, Scotland

This excellent B&B is in a quiet, picturesque Georgian neighborhood in New Town that is still only about a 10-minute walk from Princes Street. Owners James and Angela Wilson are welcoming and friendly, and the decor in the house has an uppercrust Edinburgh townhouse feel, refined and elegant. Breakfast is great and - like much of the feel here - entirely tailored around what best suits the guests.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel is easy to find but has no sign. The number is one the navy blue door in brass.


Rooms are comfortable and quiet, with the same refined, period sense. Beds are brass, with navy throws and cushions. A decanter of whisky greets guests.

Make time to wander aimlessly around the elegant streets nearby as you head towards the B&B - New Town is a World Heritage site.


Bathrooms are stylish, with dark tiles and good power showers, either walk-in or over baths.


The entrance hallway, in peachy orange, has antiques and old pictures a-plenty. The owners are full of suggestions for maximising your stay in Edinburgh.


One of the nicest touches at this B&B is that breakfast times are built around guests' schedules and preferences - a flexibility that's often, understandably, hard to find in B&Bs. The home-cooked food is also delicious, and you're welcome to linger with newspapers in the handsome dining room.


Getting Around

Almost all attractions are within walking distance. Murrayfield rugby stadium and the airport can be reached by taking the nearby tram.


James has a host of good local suggestions, so do ask, but among his top tips we like The Magnum Restaurant and Bar (5-minute walk), a fancy pub/restaurant serving Scottish produce, game and seafood. Or try Karen's Unicorn (5-minute walk), a smart Chinese restaurant with an excellent name.


Pickles (2-minute walk) is a lovely, relaxed basement wine bar beneath L'Escargot Bleu (incidentally, another good local restaurant option). Its web address is 'www.getpickled.co.uk', which is cute. Or The Conan Doyle (4-minute walk) is a classic pub close to the Sherlock author's birthplace (it was briefly renamed as the JK Rowling after another famous local author for an art stunt earlier this year).


Classy and classic, 14 Hart Street is very central but still quiet and relaxing. And the owners James and Angela really put their guests first, from hosting flexible breakfasts to providing great insider knowledge. Everything you'd want from a B&B in historic Edinburgh.



Phones: 07795-203-414

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