|The Old School House Bed & Breakfast » Guest Reviews
| Fantastic B and B. I cannot recommend this
B and B highly enough. Excellent accommodation, fantastic
food, lovely and helpful owner. Great place to stay just
outside of Edinburgh.
Stockton on Tees,
UK - February 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in
the bunker part of the old school. Made welcome (as expected)
by the owner, Sandra. Lovely, warm, clean accommodation in
Colinton village. Breakfast was excellent and a Sunday
newspaper was provided. Also had a delicious evening meal in
the Spylaw Inn, Colinton. Would definitely recommend both
guest house and Inn.
Inverness, Scotland -
A wonderful, unexpected wee gem. My
partner and I came to stay here as we were going to a gig in
Edinburgh. We had room downstairs which turned out to be like
a small flat! We had a lovely comfy, extra large bed. There
was a separate seating area with a fridge which had milk,
water and a botlte of ale :) We also had fruit, biscuits and
crisps in the room, with a small comfy sofa! There was
underfloor heating too which made the place super cosy. Sandra
was very accommodating and made a delicious meat-free
breakfast which was very healthy :) Thank you, we will come
Glasgow, UK - November 2013
Comfy & hospitable. Had a lovely stay, comfy bed,
excellent breakfast, lovely hostess. Good value for money.
Runcorn, UK - October 2013
Old School House, Colinton - If you want a clean, free
parking, reasonably priced, with free Wi-Fi and a breakfast
that is the king of all breakfasts, then check this place out.
It’s about 5 miles from Edinburgh in this lovely village where
the people, the pubs and restaurants (which are 2 minutes’
walk) are very good. The B & B is run by Sandra and Ken who
are very nice people. Sandra runs the show in the main and
she‘s always good for a story or a giggle. We’ll be going
Paul and John
Kingdom - 17 August 2013
I have never stayed in such a welcoming
and brilliant bed and breakfast, nothing was too much trouble.
The lady who owns this business deserves to be full and busy
every night of the day. Wonderful wonderful place to stay,
just near enough to Edinburgh, but just far enough away. The
village of Colinton is also good.
UK - July 2013
Clean, comfortable room. Sandra was
very welcoming and cooked a lovely breakfast. Only downside
was traffic noise early in the morning.
Singapore - July 2013
Welcoming, comfortable and
interesting. A very comfortable stay in an unusual building.
Definitely to be recommended as a first choice for a stay in
UK - July 2013
Perfect hostess, very helpful and accommodating. Food - highly
recommend this. nothing to fault. I have no hesitation in
recommending this B&B.
Canterbury, UK - June
Fantastic accommodation! Was really happy me
and my partner stayed at the Old School House. I would
recommend to anybody staying. The service was first class and
we couldn't of asked for anything better. We had detailed
information given to us about the sights and bus journey into
the City Centre, as we were pretty new to Edinburgh. I was
doing the Edinburgh marathon that weekend and the breakfast
was amazing and Sandra very kindly gave me some water to take
on the journey and provided an excellent breakfast. Thanks
again and will definitely come back again if we decide to do
another city break. Thumbs up to the Old School House x
UK - May 2013
A lovely stay. I stayed
at the Old School House with my sister at the end of a week in
Scotland. The location was lovely and very handy for getting
out of Edinburgh to the airport. The room was pleasant and
comfortable. Our hostess was extremely helpful and friendly -
even making up a packed lunch for my sister who was going to
have a long trip home. Breakfast was the best we had while in
Scotland! Handy little shops and places to eat right nearby.
Penzance, UK - May 2013
place to stay. We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful and
tastefully decorated old school-house. Comfortable
accommodation and delicious breakfast. We would warmly
UK - May 2013
Cosy little place to stay. This BnB was gorgeous, nice area
with shops right across the road and a bus stop not too far.
The host, Sandra, couldn't be more helpful/knowledgeable about
the area and we wouldn't have found our event without her
help. In the room was tea, coffee, water, fruit and biscuits.
There was virgin tv and extra heaters though the room was
never cold. Luckily we were up quite early as the road next to
our room did get busy and was a little noisy quite early on in
the morning. Our door was around the corner so we didn't have
to walk through the house when we got home and this was a
great idea, very private. Breakfast was served at a time that
suited us and the only bad thing I can say about it was that
we weren't offered any choice with regards to the fry-up, for
example it came with fried eggs and I prefer scrambled but no
choice was offered to us, the variety with fruit and cereal
was great though if you prefer that kind of breakfast (both
options are there). Would definitely recommend this place to
anyone looking for a little retreat away from the city (only a
bus ride away from Edinburgh city, £1.40 a trip, bargain!).
Thank you for having us!
Maidstone, UK -
The best school ever attended. Sandra
and her family was simply the 'Best'. The welcome we received
was quite special. My husband and I wanted for nothing. The
accommodation was different, quirky and well worth the money
we paid. The history of the Schoolhouse is quite fascinating.
The breakfast was very special...............My husband still
misses the feast every morning! Well worth a visit to this
lovely place which is run by a very special family.
UK - February 2013
Great value for money. Clean, comfortable and a great night's
sleep. Parking nearby in quiet residential streets - no
problem. A bit out of the centre but easy £1.40 bus ride
avoids car parking problems in the centre of the city. Would
Morpeth, England -
Excellent B&B. The old school house has a
cosy family feel to it. Sandra, the owner, was very welcoming
and accommodating. The breakfast spread was extensive was
delicious. For B&B accommodation near Edinburgh the old school
house is excellent. We hope to visit again.
Larkhall, UK - June 2012
Old School House
Edinburgh. My husband and I stayed here overnight last Friday
when we were down at highland show. It was very convenient to
access both to go to the show and for travelling into central
Edinburgh. Sandra was most helpful in giving us directions
(bus times and cost of fares) to get to city centre.
Accommodation was lovely and welcoming and the breakfast was
absolutely fabulous. Would recommend to stay here and we will
definitely go back .
Ferry, Scotland - June 2012
Lovely Hosts who went
out there way to accommodate us. Lovely room with a separate
from door. Good for coming in late at night if required.
Dundee, Scotland - April 2012
Excellent service and food perfect hospitality. The lady of
the house was very friendly and could not do enough for us. It
was great having our own little entrance so we didn't feel
that our comings and goings intruded on what is after all a
private house. No awkwardness felt at all about that and the
breakfast was splendid and cooked to order. The real bonus
came when the owner announced that our room was actually
cheaper that at the booking rate. The only slight downside is
that we slept in twin beds but really not a problem at all.
Everything in the room that could have been provided was there
and more. Recommended and bus routes really very easy to get
into town and you benefit from some fabulous scenery as
Collinton is on the edge of some beautiful countryside.
Manchester, England - February 2012
A very good place to stay in Edinburgh. Sandra was
lovely and helpful and friendly. The breakfast was gorgeous.
The room was spotless and had everything you would want, it
even had choccie biccies! I would definitely stay there again
and would highly recommend to others. If you are a light
sleeper you may hear a bit of traffic noise as it is quite a
busy road but that is a minor quibble.
Innerleithen, Scotland - February 2012