Riverview, New Brunswick
September 29, 2005
While you can walk from here into Edinburgh, it’s about 2 miles down a busy street; I can’t advise it. The bus stop is just outside the door and a bus travels from there to Princes Street’s Waverley Station stop. You can catch the same bus back (#25) from in front of Marks and Spencer on Princes Street. If you’re driving into Edinburgh, getting in and out of Leith is easily done without dealing with busy Edinburgh Streets. (It’s just off the A199.) Within 15 to 20 minutes you will find a number of great restaurants.
All the rooms at Sandaig are in the two floors above ground level. There is an eclectic variety of rooms with different bed combinations. Rooms with a double and a single seem to be popular and one room features 3 single beds. There are 4 rooms on the top floor. Our room, #10, was to some extent, "under the eaves" and was a bit small, but it did have quite a large 3 piece bathroom. All the rooms that we saw were really well done, very clean, and some were just wonderful in their decoration and detail.
But there is more than just the room… there is breakfast. Breakfast is served in a beautifully decorated former front parlour. The offerings include the usual, but you can order a wide variety of things from a full Scottish breakfast to omelets and poached eggs and so on. Breakfast is a treat.
Parking at Sandaig is on the street… but with easy access to so much, I parked the car and either walked or took the bus. They also accept credit cards. It turned out to be a great place to stay. You can see more at Sandaig.
From journal Sunshine on Leith