Spylaw Bank House

2 Spylaw AvenueEdinburghEH13 0LRUnited Kingdom
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About Spylaw Bank House

This elegant eighteenth-century listed Georgian house is bursting with character and nestles at the foot of the Pentland Hills in the leafy village of Colinton, four miles from Edinburgh.

There are three luxury bedrooms available, all with en-suite facilities and either a super-king-size, a queen or single beds. The superior doubles offer views over the hills. Cable TV and Wi-Fi is included.

Spylaw Bank House offers guests plentiful off-road parking and access to its original drawing room, adorned with antique furniture and an open fire.

A traditional Scottish breakfast (or other alternatives) is served in the period dining room around a large round table. The village has a wealth of pubs and restaurants to eat in, including the Spylawn Tavern, Riccarton Inn and Dantes Italian restaurant.

As well as exploring the hills, guests can walk, run or cycle along the Water of Leith Pathway running towards the city centre. Alternatively they can catch one of the regular bus services nearby.


2 Spylaw Avenue, Edinburgh, EH13 0LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)4415022 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Check-out: 08:00

Positive Reviews

Exemplary customer service

Whilst guests have many reasons to laud this guesthouse, the over-riding one is the superb hospitality afforded by the host. Guest after guest comment on how welcoming and attentive he is and at the same time personable and discrete. They claim that he is extremely knowledgeable and free to share information with his guests and give advice.

An original experience

If you're looking for a guesthouse experience oozing with charm this residence should be near the top of your list. Guests love the house's original features and character as well as its spaciousness and cleanliness. The amazing breakfasts served up in the traditional dining room simply add to their sense of satisfaction. They are filling with lots of choice and cooked to order.

Peaceful location

Guests love being able to go out for the day and return to the tranquillity of this guesthouse for the night. A peaceful sleep is more or less guaranteed here without the slightest traffic noise. Getting to Edinburgh is simple too with a frequent service running just a couple of minutes from the house and taking just 20 minutes.

Negative Reviews

Showers on the weak side

Guests have pointed out that the shower could be a bit more powerful.

A bit tired looking?

If you're not seduced by the historical charm of the building you may find it dated or tired.

Rating Overview

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9.1 /10
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    9.5 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 157 reviews