on November 29, 2005
Fraoch House is a wonderfully comfortable guest house/bed-and-breakfast just a 20-minute walk from the heart of the Edinburgh city center.On a busy weekend, I was able to get a double-bed room with a private bath for just 40 GBP/night. For an American that was a pretty good deal even with our poor exchange rate!The house is one of many guest houses on Pilrig street, so you'll feel fairly safe outside. The interior is modern yet traditional - looks like some IKEA mixed in with great wood furniture. Sleeping was divine after a long day's walking; the shower was almost better than the bed.Gareth, the owner, prepared a wonderful full Scottish breakfast that I unfortunately couldn't finish. He is also quite amicable and helpful in getting ideas of what to do/see while in town.The number 11 bus comes/goes every 10-20 minutes from just across the street. I never took it as I missed it with enough time to walk to the city.The best part? Wireless internet for free in every room. For someone without an international cell phone this was a god-send.Can't recommend this highly enough.
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