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Ben Craig Guest House - Edinburgh

4 star Inn Edinburgh

3 Craigmillar Park Newington - Edinburgh

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 50 .00
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The Ben Craig Guest House is a charming 4-star Edinburgh inn dating back to the Victorian era, full of original period features, furniture, soft furnishings, and elegant fabrics, all combining tastefully to ensure guests a pleasant stay.

Whether your stay in Edinburgh is for business or pleasure, the Ben Craig Guest House is conveniently located in the south side within reasonable walking distance of the city's historic Old Town, the Museum of Scotland, the New Scottish Parliament Buildings, and numerous galleries.

Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and laundry facilities.

This is a smoke-free property.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 40 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

from the moment we arrived friendly staff only too happy to help and advise us ...

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Breakfast at Ben Craig Guest House

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Inn Facilities at Ben Craig

  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Free parking
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Parking is included in the price. Breakfast is included in the price except for room only rates.

Ben Craig Guest House is also known as

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Ben Craig House
Ben Craig House Hotel
Ben Craig House Hotel Edinburgh

8.5

Clean

7.7

Location

8.4

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

8.2

Service

Ben Craig Inn reviews

6.6 Fair
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Good Hotel and room, but I think that in the price of reservation has to be included the breakfast

7.8 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Had a nice stay for 2 days, the staff were very accomadating and helpful. Hotel is a 20 min walk into the city centre so it was easy to walk or get a bus. Nice stay overall and happy with the hotel.

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

One of the MAJOR draw-backs to this proprty is the lack of a public sitting room. We had friends from Edinburgh come and we had to chat in the hall by the front door. There is very little parking. Our room was converted from the garage and very small. It was comfortable. I complained twice about the broken toilet seat, but, because the people who work there are Polish and didn't speak or understand English very well, it was NOT taken care of. With the dozens of B & B's in this neighbour hood, I would look elsewhere before staying here again.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The location and access to buses to the city was great, staff were helpful but a little preoccupied with need for cash for breakfasts. A few maintenance issues with drapes falling down off broken tracks, toilet seat did not stay up and the bed was incredibly hard. Otherwise it was ok. The breakfast omelettes were awesome!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

Breakfast was very good and not expensive

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

The Guest House is very nice, our room was cleaned, confortable and spacious. It is just in front of a bus stop and all the buses going to the city cetre (10minutes by bus). The check out is at 10.00 am..a little bit early for us, but we asked to left our bags there. Staff is very kind and nice. I would stay there again!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Excellent hotel,good staff,good food.

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

A bit expensive but a very large room and the bus stop for town center just in front of the house.

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The place was very nice, we were very well welcomed but the bed was unfortunately not confortable at all so we didn't sleep well. This was the only (but very important) bad point.

7.2 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Central heating too low, it was quite cold. In four days I don't think anybody ever sweeped the bathroom. Good breakfast and nice employees.

6.3 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Breakfast is only between 8 and 9 but there aren't enough tables so we had to go back to our room and wait 15mns before we could have breakfast. Why wake up early if we cannot be served? Employees should be English speaking people. One of them did not know what a scone was and she asked me if I needed cleaning!!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Grande chambre et petit déjeuner très copieux, avec plusieurs choix de menu dans une salle très sympa. Bus au pied du B&B qui emmène directement au centre ville. Avons apprécié qu'on nous fasse la monnaie de 20 £ dans le B&B pour pouvoir prendre le bus où le chauffeur ne rend pas la monnaie !

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'ambiente è delizioso, le camere molto spaziose e pulite. Il personale è gentile e disponibile, la colazione è abbondante. Non è vicino al centro, ma proprio di fronte all'hotel c'è la fermata degli autobus (frequentissimi!) e in pochissimo tempo si arriva dappertutto.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice and spacious bedroom, I definetely will recomend it to anyone who wants to visit Edimburgh. Fantastic breakfast and helpful staff.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The only problem is that noone was there when we got the b&b late in the night (as advised before by phone), but in 10 minutes the manager arrived and gave us the room. Apart of this incident the room was very nice and clean and the service as well. Good breakfast. Quite far from the centre (30 minutes walking).

4.8 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Laundry service and internet were not available, despite being advertised. Free parking was limited to three vehicles, but parking might be found on side street. The location is quite good - walking to downtown is not practical because of the distance, but bus service is good.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Hong Kong

One of the most spacious B&Bs I have ever stayed in UK. Very clean and tidy. Host voluntarily bought us ample takeaway for breakfast because we had to leave early for a day tour. East reach by bus. Will stay here again if I ever visit Edinburgh.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

6.6 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Denmark

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8.1 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

6.9 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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Room Details

Ben Craig Guest House offers 7 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Newington visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Ben Craig Guest House

By car From the South (M6/A74): From the A74 motorway take the A702 through Biggar, which will bring you on to the A720 City Bypass. Join the bypass where signposted Edinburgh South & East. Leave the bypass at the first junction marked Straiton Junction, join the A701 and follow the signs for City Centre. After 4 km turn left onto Craigmillar Park. A quarter of a mile further on you will see the hotel on the right. From the South (M1): Take the A68 motorway from Scotch Corner, through Jedburgh and Dalkeith. After Dalkeith the road will merge with the A7 where you follow the City Centre signs. After 4 km turn left onto Craigmillar Park. A quarter of a mile further on you will see the hotel on the right. From Glasgow: The M8 motorway terminates at a roundabout known as the Edinburgh Interchange. On the roundabout take the third exit signposted Edinburgh South & East and join the A720 City Bypass. Continue on the bypass until Straiton junction, leave the bypass and join the A701 as for M6 traffic. From the North (M90): Follow signs for City Centre, Prince's Street, and Berwick Upon Tweed A1 & East that will take you along Queen Street. Go right at the roundabout (All other routes), keeping John Lewis shop on your right. Go straight on at the traffic lights and left on to North Bridge, keeping the New Balmoral Hotel on your right. Continue straight on until the road becomes Craigmillar Park. Alternatively: follow the signs for City Bypass and proceed as for Glasgow arrivals. (This route, although slightly longer, avoids city traffic). From Edinburgh Airport: Follow the A8 trunk road to the Edinburgh Interchange. Follow signs for A720 Berwick and South, then continue as above (from Glasgow). By train Exit from Waverley Station and turn right up on to Prince's Street. Cross over to the shops side for buses numbered 3, 31, and 69 or 80 travelling east. The bus will immediately turn right onto North Bridge. Travel along the main route until shops finish and Hotels/Guest Houses commence. Get off at5 Craigmillar Park outside the hotel. Bus journeys should take around 10 minutes.

Distances from Inn Ben Craig

National Library of Scotland - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Royal Commonwealth Pool - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Carlton Cricket Club - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Queen's Hall - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Holyrood Park - 1.5 km / 1 mi
The Meadows - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
George Square - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
University of Edinburgh - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Surgeon's Hall - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Potterrow Student Centre - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Festival Theatre - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Talbot Rice Gallery - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Craigmillar Castle - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Greyfriar's Bobby - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
Greyfriars Kirk - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
The preferred airport for Ben Craig Guest House is Edinburgh (EDI) - 12.2 km / 7.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Ben Craig Guest House

  • Free parking