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Ocean View, Delaware
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Our stay at the Rathan House B & B was very enjoyable. Irenie and Ewan were excellent hosts. They were both very helpful. The house is located on the bus route into Edinburgh which made for easy access to all that Edinburgh has to offer. Thank you for a memorable visit.

Thank Gery and Trudy F
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Three kiwis on road trip had to visit Scotland and that means Edinburgh. Ideal place to stay....great experience and fantastic hosts. We stayed three nights and accommodation suited us perfectly...shared room was no problem...great Scottish breakfasts with so many options..so we tried most of them.. delightful host who was full of everything Scottish , and was so helpful on all...

Thank 416Mary
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We (a family of four) decided to go to Edinburgh at rather short notice and were very lucky to find Rathan House in a list of B&Bs. The owner, Ewan McCrae, turned out to be extremely helpful in a very lively series of emails preceding our visit. We were given a rather small but very cosy family room for the...

Thank Andreas R
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Spent 3 nights at Rathan House during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Great breakfast in the morning. Bus stop right outside your door. Easy 20 minute ride to downtown Edinburgh. Was very quiet got a great nights sleep each night. The dogs Willow and Hooligan were very sweet and well behaved....

Thank Murton1
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed at Rathan House for the first night of our trip through Scotland and really enjoyed our stay before moving on. We were very surprised about some negative comments here as we could only find positive things tho say about the place. Lovely and cosy rooms with hearty details like a small "tea corner" with biscuits in every room...

Thank Leona1987
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Staying here is as near as you are going to get to the Faulty Towers experience, except that even Faulty Towers would let you have your own table at breakfast. The poor rating reviews I have read just about sums this overnight accommodation up but the highlights are:- The overpowering owner; Noisy barking dogs who woke me up at 6.00am;...

3Thank HawkesChester
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Our job is to please. It is easy 2 minute change to put guests at a table on their own at Rathan. It would have been great if you had just asked, we have 2 other tables in the dining room fro 2 and 4. Obviously our house style is to put mixed groups together and encourage guests to talk...

Reviewed 5 August 2014

Interesting reading other reviews. We arrived to the owner showing us to the room . There were 5 adults sharing and that was okay. We found this man a bit overpowering to say the least. He announced that he would have to give us a discount as he was going out in the morning and couldnt do breakfast for us....

3Thank BrewBrisbane
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Your comment is actually fair . I would like to explain a little of the background. My Mum and Dad had a house fire and both had to be hospitalised . Mum also then had to have a heart bypass op. Their homelessness meant I had to house them. I had failed to appreciate the 24 hour difficulties presented by...

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I really want to right a very positive review but i have to keep it honest and unfortunately that means it's not all going to be positive. In fact most of it isn't. I'll start with the good points. The guest house itself is clean although rather dated, public areas smell strongly of the fish cooked for breakfast, rooms are...

4Thank Adam D
Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

“ ET TU BRUTE !” ....Shakespeare’s Mark Anthony could not have drafted a better post. ( The Brutus speech noted for its masterful nasty faint praise..) I am really sorry, but when you advertise that arrivals are preferred after 4.00 ( or advise if ETA earlier please) and guests are driving from Liverpool ( C. 8 hours) , the Marie...

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I recently visited Edinburgh for a few days and had a lovely stay at Rathan House in Dalkeith. Ewan and Irene are really lovely people and they go out of their way to help you. On the way to Rathan House I got lost trying to find them and they came to pick me up. It was also nice to...

2Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The room was adequate and clean but did not match up to it's rating. The breakfast was terrible. A bizarre and pretentious menu accompanied by poor service at a large oval table with orders taken randomly. I had a long wait and my husband was then served 20 minutes after me despite us being asked to come down for breakfast...

2Thank Kniton
Ewan M, Manager at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry you have not had a good experience with a Highland breakfast. Over the past 17 years we have been much praised by visitscotland and guests for sticking with the cuisine of the Highlands and Islands people. The Scottish Tourist Board gives Rathan an...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BUS ( no. 3) to Edinburgh Royal Mile - 24 hra ( every 7 mins weekdays) from Rathan House driveway. Cost £1.50/ bus journey.Family Rooms - 2 doubles 3 twin 1 single 1 ( all ensuite)Airport ( 12 miles...95% dual carriageway) 16 minutesFamily holiday oriented upmarket Scottish Tourist Board quality rated 4 star guesthouse - with Parking in the Grounds - set in the leafy Eskbank conservation area with large sheltered peaceful 3/4 acres beautiful walled garden - with a croquet lawn. In an ideal location for park and ride to Edinburgh Scotland. . 7 all en-suite rooms with great memory foam medium firm mattresses. 1 very large and 1 smaller family room. 3 doubles and 1 twin . Near to Dalhousie Castle, Roslin Chapel, Dalkeith palace Adventure Playground and Country park & The Butterfly Farm. Well behaved dogs welcome. 13 Miles from Edinburgh Airport - along A720 (dual carriageway) making Dalkeith a great base for getting quickly to and from the airport for an Edinburgh fly/drive visit. It is also true that the road route into/out of Edinburgh is quicker than from any other direction. There are 6 restaurants/pubs within 2-5 min walk. 1 excellent - ITIHAAS - is 140 yds away. Bus runs every 10 mins to central Edinburgh from stop 30 meters from the driveway. Edinburgh Airport is a 14 minutes drive - 90% of which is dual carriageway...which makes Dalkeith a great base for Flydrive Edinburgh visits. Breakfasts:-Edwardian/ Highland in style - 10 cooked options including 5 seafood dishes - 3 courses - the opposite of an Ulster Fry. Signature dish - "Spealtragan" which few will have tasted. Curious? Let the fairy pipers DE-STRESS you at Rathan House in Eskbank! Dalkeith EH22 3BH ... more   less 

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Address: 45 Eskbank Road | Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Price Range: €80 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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