Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast accommodation in central Edinburgh
Close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
NCP car park 50 metres away.

Cartoon 2 Cambridge Street 2 Cambridge Street

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 with Hélène and Erlend Clouston when they were in Heriot Row. Now at their new home, the ground floor of 2 Cambridge Street, Hélène (teacher) and Erlend (journalist) have created two self-contained guest suites and are continuing to welcome visitors to Edinburgh for bed and breakfast.

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.

Edinburgh Castle


Bedroom Bedroom chimneypiece

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.

Shower room
Double bedroom Bathroom


Breakfast Breakfast

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.


Bed and breakfast, per room, per night:

  2 people Single occupancy
  £ £
January - February 110 95
March - April 115 95
May - June - July 120 100
August 140 120
September 120 100
October - November 115 95
December 110 85

A chair in the hall.

The hall

To enquire or to book:

Please contact:
Hélène and Erlend Clouston,

2 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2DY
Scotland, UK

Tel: 0131 478 0005
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 478 0005

Q: Which Scottish lawyer did Mark Twain blame for starting the US Civil War?

A: (Free with every booking.)

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!

Map of the centre of Edinburgh:

Map of  Central Edinburgh

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