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“Perfect little house”
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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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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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patsomeon...
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect little house”
Reviewed 10 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We loved this little house - very comfortable and warm - and an excellent base for our visit to see friends and relatives in Edinburgh and nearby. Welcome pack was excellent. Ann was very helpful when we had a query about wifi - nothing was too much trouble for her.

We plan to return on our next trip north.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thank you Pat, it was lovely having you both staying at Come Ben the Hoose. It was team work with the Wi-Fi. I look forward see you on your next visit to Edinburgh and Scotland.
Ann
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MarjanaBS...
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly, cosy, good location”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were warmly welcomed by the kind landlady Ann, although it was rather late in the evening. The house is small but neat, very well equipped and practically furnished. The tiny kitchen is astonishingly practical and functional. There was a welcome pack waiting for us and there were basic groceries (sugar, salt, spices, pasta, milk, fruits etc.) in the cupboards and in the fridge so we could start cooking on the spot. Many other little details made us feel at home right away (flowers, books on the shelves, toys for children etc.).
We were four adults but we could function surprisingly well in the little house. The smaller bedroom was a bit crowded though if the second bed was added.
The location is a good combination of a quiet neighbourhood at the foot of Arthur's Seat, near Duddingston Gardens, a walking distance to the beach and still close enough to the centre of Edinburgh. What we liked best is the friendliness and discreet helpfulness. We didn't really dislike anything - if the location were a little closer to the centre that would be ideal but almost too good to be true...

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts on your stay at Come Ben the Hoose and Edinburgh. You are a lovely family and it was great having you stay for your family wedding. I hope you may come back again at some time and you can try some of our other surrounding hills. Best wishes for 2016 Ann and Gordon
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travelbug...
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place to stay!!!”
Reviewed 12 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My friends and I stayed at Come Ben the Hoose while visiting a friend in Edinburgh over the holidays. Ann was a truly spectacular host! She took excellent care of us from the moment that we arrived, with a lovely welcome basket and plenty of helpful information to get around town. She really went above and beyond. The house itself was incredibly clean and comfortable and the location was very convenient -- a quick bus ride into downtown Edinburgh and all the sites. My friends and I would definitely stay here again!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Hi Lisa, Sabrina and Jennifer I am sorry it has taken this long to reply to your lovely review I can't believe it is May already. I am so pleased that you choose to bring in the New Year at Come Ben the Hoose and in Edinburgh. I wish you all a Fabulous 2016. Ann and Gordon
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SallyElsi...
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed 10 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A perfect location for those looking to explore Edinburgh and it's surroundings! A very cosy stay with a very welcoming host who was always available to point us to the nearest landmark. We loved coming back to the little cottage after a busy day out exploring! Thank you for your hospitality!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at Come Ben the Hoose, it was great having you. I hope to see you again. I am sorry it has taken this long to reply to you. Best wishes to you both Ann and Gordon
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beinfam
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Heavenly 2 Weeks”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

" Come Ben the Hoose " is a very nice, clean and comfortable house with very nice hosts . It is just 15 minutes away from Edinburgh City and public transport go from there every 5 to 10 minutes . The house is located in a quiet residential area , but after the hustle and bustle of the city , it was exactly what we wanted . One of the major supermarkets " Morrisons " can easily be reached on foot in 10 minutes and to Portobello Beach you need to walk only 20min . All in all it was the best two weeks previously and we will come to the " Come Ben the Hoose " and Ann and her husband will definitely be back .

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and the location of Come Ben the Hoose. You all found our public transport very convenient to get around and also enjoyed your walks and the beach. I hope to see you and your family at some time in the future when you return to Come Ben the Hoose ,Edinburgh. Best regards
to you all. Ann and Gordon : }
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