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Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank
Ranked #1 of 5 Dalkeith B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My parents have stayed here countless times over the last 20 years. This time I was invited to visit Scotland with them with my 3 month old daughter. We rented the 2 bedroom flat which is an extension to the original building. It was absolutely lovely with a beautiful garden. The owners really do make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. I strongly recommend staying here

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

We didnt get to talk, but if you are as nice as your mum and dad, you will have a happy life. Your Dad would describe me as a "pongo" ...he will explain.

I am really sorry about the poor weather when you were here. It meant you could not enjoy the garden at its best. Thank you for your recommendation .

Ewan Irene Hoolie and Willow

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Clean and comfortable and very welcoming to my whippet - we were en route to a show at Ingliston. Mr Macrae was very helpful in describing possible places to eat in the evening and his recommendation was spot on. My only regret was that I did not have time to do justice to the wonderful breakfast.

Lots of room to park and quiet location.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Life is so easy when our guests are lovely.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

My wife and I spent two nights at the Rathan House during the Edinburgh Fringe festival and we really enjoyed our stay. Ewen, the owner, is a very charming and educated guy who knows a lot about Scottish history. Something we don't learn that much about in Germany. Our room was clean and reasonably sized.
We also enjoyed the breakfast and the conversations with the other guests. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Your comments were embarrassingly nice . Thank you.

It helps keep our motivation up when nice things are said.

Yours

Ewan Irene and the Doggies

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Big room to accomodate a family of 5 and provide a cost effective base to explore Edinburgh in the middle of the festivals.
Good, individually cooked breakfast sitting at table with other guests from around the world.
Recommended a local italian restaurant nearby that was good value as well, however the area itself is not that great.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

A lovely old Georgian home in Dalkeith, about 15-20 minutes, by an easy and really scenic local bus trip, to down town Edinburgh. I had a hire car and didnt want to drive, or have to find expensive parking in Edinburgh and there`s lots of off street parking at Rathan House. The bus stop is outside the front gate or I could walk the 200 metres to Dalkeith High street, Banks,shops Pubs & restaurants etc and lots of Scotland , including Roslyn Chapel, a short drive.. Ewan and Irene MacRae were great hosts and introduced me to the kipper breakfast, along with their other breakfast choices. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank

Address: 45 Eskbank Road | Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dalkeith
Price Range: €82 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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