The stag’s head over the lobby only emphasises “the feeling of being a guest at a country gentleman’s mansion”, says Lonely Planet of this restored Victorian garden villa on the edge of Edinburgh.
Throughout Kildonan Lodge, the feeling at this small, family-owned hotel is about as starkly different as possible from a chain establishment. There’s free shortbread and sherry on check in, and you can sip whisky from the honesty bar before the open fire in the grand Victorian lounge (in winter).
The 12 bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes but are mostly large and have high ceilings. Period features to look out for include stained glass windows and classical ceiling cornices. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Number 8 is the biggest four-poster room, with Jacuzzi, marble fireplace and armchairs by the bay window.
The suburban Edinburgh location is convenient for drivers, with plenty of parking on site. The city’s premier attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel and Princes Street, are a short drive or bus ride away.
Scottish items on the menu at Number 27 Restaurant – awarded a Taste Our Best quality assurance award from Visit Scotland – include local specialities such as haggis balls with whiskey sauce, Scottish Borders fillet steak with rosemary potatoes, and east-coast venison pie. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the room price.
From the press:
“An elegant small hotel with a country-house
atmosphere” -- Lonely Planet
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
No pets allowed
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm.
Standard checkout time: 10.30am.
Children and additional guests
One child under 12 stays free of charge when sharing parents’ room (on request).
Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 2 in the Executive and Family Rooms.
Extra bed available on request for children and adults in the Family Rooms only: £20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
There is a two-night minimum stay on Fridays and Saturdays, a three-night minimum stay required in August and a four-night minimum stay over New Year's Eve.
Edinburgh International Airport is 30 minutes away by car and Waverley Train Station and St Andrews Bus Station are a short taxi ride away. The hotel can also be reached by city bus from central Edinburgh. Free parking is available on site.
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