Bed & Breakfast

Georgian apartment full of comfort and character - best quality beds, best location, feast of a breakfast, garden patio. Charming host too


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Elegant Georgian New Town… so splendid and handsome it’s a World Heritage Site. Welcoming, enthusiastic Gerald runs a B&B on one of its finest streets. His patio basement apartment is full of character, comfort and colour. Bedrooms have Vi-Spring beds, fine fabrics, excellent art… and special extras: DVDs and a book swop shelf, very fast broadband, a tea/coffee tray, a decanter of special 16-year whisky; bathrooms are newly done. Breakfast is a feast and mostly organic. There’s a private garden opposite, an incredibly convenient location and, of course, Gerald, your brilliantly well-informed, up-to-the-minute host.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £119
2 Twin/doubles
From £119


Gerald, our hospitable and charming host at this delightful & very well located B&B was a mine of information and a huge help in making our stay in wonderful Edinburgh even better than we could have hoped. The room is quite small and cosy but very comfortable. His breakfasts were superb. All in all a great place to stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gerald Della-Porta

  • Built 205 years ago, as part of the second building phase of the New Town; the first phase was Prince's Street to Queen Street Gardens //St Andrews Sq to Charlotte Sq
  • All transport links are at the East end of Prince's St – 1/ Airport Express Bus to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station 2/ Trams from Airport to St Andrews Sq EH13/ The National Bus Station is at St Andrews Sq opposite the tram stop
  • The New Town first phase of Prince's St, George St and Queen St has many banks, investment companies, top shops, restaurants, National Galleries
  • 80% of the events that most visitors are interested in, are in the Old Town such as the Museum of Scotland, Castle, Palace, Royal Mile, National Gallery, Arthur’s Seat,Concert Halls & Theatre.
  • The Botanic Gardens of 75 acres are near the New Town – many horticulturists claim it is one of the finest public gardens in Europe, with its serious research facility.
  • Other major points of interest are The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Zoo, The Georgian House in Charlotte Sq, National Portraight Gallery, Modern Art Gallery – all easy to get to, by bus or on foot, from Gerald’s Place.