Reviews for ROBD1/1

1. keith 29/04/2018
Stayed with Duncan for a week and had a great time .Duncan is very welcoming,friendly and knowledgeable about Edinburgh . An amazing eclectic flat, good company and definitely going to return if I can .Thanks Duncan.
2. Fernando 05/01/2017
We went for Hogmanay and we loved staying here. Duncan is welcoming, approachable and knowledgable of the local area and his apartment is a uniquely eclectic curiosity shop to behold - well suited to arty / independant travellers, wanting to stay in trendy Leith, just a short busride away from the tourist mayhem - check this place out!
3. Roderich 27/09/2016
Duncan is a gracious host who makes his guests very welcome. The flat itself is just my kind of place.
4. Dave 22/08/2016
Had a great time staying here during the Edinburgh festival. Duncan was a friendly and very attentive host. His flat is jam-packed full of unusual and intriguing objects that reflect his eclectic interests in antiques. He provided breakfast of tea/coffee, cereal and bread/buns/etc

As Duncan mentions in his listing, the bathroom is dated (although I gather that he's considering putting in a proper shower, as the shower attachment for the bath isn't great). Worth also being aware if you have mobility problems that the flat is up several flights of stairs.

There are regular buses to the centre of Edinburgh, and its straightforward to walk to/from the centre if you're fit (about 45-60 mins). There's somewhere to park just round the corner from the flat.
5. Richard 07/03/2016
Staying with Duncan was exactly how I'd hoped my first Homestay would be. From the very start he was welcoming and helpful and I immediately felt like part of the furniture. I came to Edinburgh to experience its famous hospitality and Duncan certainly proved that it was no myth. I would highly recommend a stay here and hope to visit again soon.
6. Javier 02/12/2015
Duncan is a great host. It was a wonderful experience to be at his home. And the most important, i have got a new friend.
7. Don 31/10/2015
I had a great few days in Edinburgh. Duncan's place was very comfortable and Duncan was friendly and helpful.He pointed me in the right direction on a few fronts.I would have no hesitation in recommending his accommodation.
8. Ewen 12/10/2015
This charming and quirky apartment is a true reflection of the its host,Duncan! Full of antiques and curios, it makes for a delightful p!ace to stay! There is a climb up five floors though ( no lift) and there is no proper shower but its a bargain to stay in, with good transport links to the city centre and minutes walk from really good places to eat and drink in Leith. If you're on a budget and looking for a character property, definitely stay here!
9. Toby 02/06/2015
I had a great time in Edinburgh staying in Duncan's beautiful flat, I recommend it.
10. Trevor 29/05/2015
apartment was full of character and art items - wonderful! Duncan was the perfect host. Slept really well in the 4-poster bed. Great apartment in a quiet location
11. Sandro 15/10/2014
Duncan the host was very welcoming and gave me a lot of advices to visit the city. Duncan was very friendly and fun to talk with: we had a couple of interesting conversations while having breakfast and tea together. I recommend to stay in his place if you are looking for a quite and relaxing city break. The apartment is full of character and art, enjoy your stay :)
12. Tim 04/08/2014
Duncan's apartment certainly does have a wow factor. From the antiques to the original frescos, to the wooden floors and the views - its a great place to stay and very accessible for central Edinburgh. Duncan's hosting was friendly, relaxed and responsive. It was a little chilly, but Duncan said he can provide supplementary heating if needed. Highly recommended.
13. Will 15/07/2014
The accommodation is a spacious top floor Georgian apartment crammed with period features and period furnishings to match - the carved wooden four poster bed in the guest bedroom is merely one example of the old fashioned charm this place has to offer! Prospective guests accustomed to all the mod cons may, however, be disappointed with the outdated bathroom with its hand held shower over the bath. For my part I was not bothered by this as I felt that the rest of the flat more than compensated. The accommodation overlooks similar Georgian buildings in central Leith and has a view of the working port beyond. Several popular small shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants are nearby. Central Edinburgh is only a short bus ride away, and the closest bus stop is merely a few steps from the entrance to the flat.

I found the host to be friendly, helpful and entertaining company. On the day of my arrival he took the trouble to escort me from Edinburgh city centre to his apartment in Leith. I appreciated the short but informative tour he gave me of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. I also greatly enjoyed the personal tour of his favourite pubs and restaurants in Leith and Edinburgh - much better than having the sights pointed out to me on a map! In short I recommend both the flat and its host.