Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast accommodation in central Edinburgh
Close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
NCP car park 50 metres away.
2 Cambridge Street
"Comfort, style, edifying company....and a healthy dose of humour", The Guardian, Dec 27, 2009
"One of the 100 best hotels in the world" – Sunday Times
Guests from all over the world have happy memories of staying in the heart of Edinburgh at the fin-de-siecle ground floor apartment of 2 Cambridge Street (a.k.a. The Dynamite Club). Hélène (teacher) and Erlend (journalist) have created two very atmospheric guest suites; breakfasts are inimitable and delicious.
The Usher Concert Hall, Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre are within 50 paces, Princes Street is a couple of hundred yards away and Edinburgh Castle looms above the end of the street - surely this is one of the most central and convenient bed and breakfasts you can find in Edinburgh.
Right; View of Edinburgh Castle from the Cloustons' doorstep.
In keeping with the date of the building the style is mid-Victorian: romantic rich reds, warm honey-coloured pine floor, brass bed and rococco flourishes.
Above left and right;
The Double Bedroom is at the back of the house overlooking the gardens and has an adjacent private shower-room separated by two doors.
Shower-room for the Double Bedroom above, with power shower, basin and wc.
Below left and right;
Double Bedroom at the front of the house with its own shower room (power shower, basin and wc) en suite.
Savour dreamy, candlelit, breakfasts with fresh pomegranate juice and caviar-kissed soft-boiled eggs while serenaded by Chopin Nocturnes.
Breakfast menus can include Pommes Rimbaud, Mushroom Taleggio, and the tongue-tingling Havana Banana (as christened by the daughter of the last president of Cuba).
French and Spanish are spoken fluently at 2 Cambridge Street B&B. There is Wi-Fi internet broadband for your laptop.
Double bedroom, per night, including breakfast:
from £110 to £145
Single person per night, including breakfast:
from £84 to £125
A chair in the hall.
Q: Which Scottish lawyer did Mark Twain blame for starting the US Civil War?
A: (Free with every booking.)
To enquire or to book:
See: Erlend's article about the mountain wilderness in the middle of Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat.
Please tell Hélène and Erlend you found 2 Cambridge Street through About Scotland!
Hélène and Erlend Clouston,
2 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2DY
Tel: 0131 478 0005
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 478 0005