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“Cozy house with a wonderful owner”
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Review of Come Ben the Hoose

Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
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Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
Portobello Beach,  within walking distance 20min  (approx 1mile) Fully fitted ktichen, complete with welcome pack
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61 reviews
Come Ben the Hoose, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
Portobello Beach,  within walking distance 20min  (approx 1mile)
Fully fitted ktichen, complete with welcome pack
Master bedroom, a lovely sunny room with twin beds builtin wardrobes and coathangers
Lounge features two chairs, plus a sofa and Freeview TV plus DVD
Dinning table folded away when not in use.
Light sunny lounge with book case and information leaflets
View as come in the front door, stairs to the 2 bedrooms
Bright Galley kitchen
Sky Light single bedroom with a built in wardrobe and childrens games .
Optional fold-up bed is available, or  travel cot
Shower room with wash hand basin and WC.  Shelving for toiletries
Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle
One of the many Street Performers in the Edinburgh during the Festival in August
Dunbar Harbour, East Lothian is also nearby and worth a visit
My grandson and myself sledging in the local park
Portobello beach looking towards Musselburgh with its harbour, shops and coastal walk way
Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle with spectators at the Military Tatoo on the castle espanade
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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ShaunaR26...
Simi Valley, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Cozy house with a wonderful owner”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We went to Edinburgh for Hogmany and decided to stay outside the center so we found this cute home and are so glad we did. We were welcomed with some Scottish goodies and loads of great info that we needed for our travels. I highly recommend staying here. It is walking distance to bus stops that take you to the center.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
Thank you for your review. It was lovely having you stay at Come Been the Goose. I am pleased you all enjoyed bring in 2014 in Edinburgh at the Street Party. I hope to see you again someday. Ann
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LidiaK24
Perm, Russia
1 review
“Just what we needed!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Nice and cosy apartment, close to the bus stops, 15min from the center, from the beach, which is very convenient, of course. Ann was absolutely the most welcoming and hospitable hostess, ready to help and advice at any moment! If I come to Edinburgh again, i will stay at this house with great pleasure again.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Come Ben the House and my scones. You managed to see lots of Edinburgh and beyond while you were here. Haste ye back. Best wishes for 2014 to you all. Ann
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melpamene
prague
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Another piece of home in Caledonia”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We were actually sick of the hostels so me and my two ladies booked the Come Ben the Hoose house. And honestly, it was greatest idea ever! Ann is such a lovely lady, living next door. The comunication via emails was great, she described us how to get to her from Edinburgh airport. When we arrived she showed us the house and also made for us some grocery shopiing and baked homemade scones!! It was amazing suprise (and the scones were delicious!). You can also left home all towels, shower gels, shampoos and many others - Ann has almost everything for you!
The house is small, but perfectly clean cosy and warm. It has two bedrooms - one with single bed, second with king size bet. It is perfect for three people or couple with two kids. There is also shower, small kitchen with all needs like kettle, microwave etc. and living room with TV. You can also relax or have a cigarette in the little lovely garden.
Ben the Hoose is about 15 minutes to go by bus from the very centre (princes street or waverly bridge). There are also going night buses so no worries. 2 minutes walk is a little Spar to buy some groceries. About 10 minutes to walk there is also Tesco and very good but not expensive restaurant. and around less then half hour you can walk to Portobello beach.
For the price 50gbp per night, Ben the Hoose is a little piece of paradise. Thank you Ann to being such a wonderful woman and for sharing your house with us. It was really pleasure and we are definitely coming again!

Tha mi toilichte do choinneachadh :) Brigita

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Liked least: There was nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
It was a joy having you stay at Come Ben the Hoose, and finding out about all the places you visited. I hope you will make a return visit again soon. Ann
Thank you for spending the time to write your review.
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fmansell3
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
“Perfect Home for Two-Week Holiday”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My wife and two daughters stayed at Come Ben the Hoose for two weeks and had an absolutely wonderful time. Ann was incredibly gracious in hosting us, and we would highly recommend her for your future stay in Edinburgh. The flat was very well furnished, including the kitchen, bath, bedrooms, and other amenities. She even had some food in the fridge for us when we arrived! The flat is located only a five-minute walk from a bus line which goes into the city centre, and is a 15-20 minute walk to Portobello beach. While small, it is very efficient in its use of space, and the gardens/patio/seating area in front and back are wonderful when weather is nice. I believe it's one of the best values for the price you'll find, especially if you appreciate having flexibility with your meals and other arrangements as we do.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Aug 2013
So please that Come Ben the hoose made your holiday in Edinburgh extra special you and your family. Thank for your lovely review.Ann
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keepitfam...
Vancouver Island
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Friendly, quiet, safe!”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I was attracted to the name- Come Ben The Hoose on tripadvisor, and I'm glad it caught my eye. After reading all the reviews our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. Ann was a wonderful host and we really appreciated her plate of freshly baked scones and other treats upon our arrival. Our only concern was with that the "clothes dryer" turned out to be a clothesline outside. We spent 8 nights at Come Ben The Hoose and felt like we were experiencing the real Scotland. We bought bus passes and rode into the city to explore every day. On our way home we would stop off at Morrison's for groceries and then enjoy the quiet evening. Also, there was a little fox in the neighbourhood that we watched for every night! This holiday rental is in a friendly, quiet, safe neighbourhood close to the bus stop, which makes it a wonderful location. Thank you so much, Ann, for your kindness and thoughtfulness. We hope to be back for a visit again one day!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Aug 2013
Thank you for you lovely reveiw. It was a pleasure having you stay at Come Ben the hoose.
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