Flowers given as a thank you to The White House.

Flowers given as a thank you to The White House.

Want to know more about The White House?

What better way to find out about us before you arrive than having a look at what some of our previous guests have to say about us…

(comments from the old website have been copied over by admin – feel free to leave some new ones too!)

- Margaret Rothwell

28 comments to Guestbook

  • Katya Garza

    Mexico What a treat. We cannot wait to come back.

  • Lizbeth C.

    From the USA, What a wonderful place to stay! The location is excellent: with just a short walk to bus stops you can be in the city center in 10 minutes or at Leith in 20 minutes. Margaret cooks and hosts a delightful breakfast, but also offers a mini-fridge, sink and stove to do ones own cooking if preferred out of season. Quite a delightful arrangement, with a separate entrance shared by two ensuite apartments. The neighborhood is lovely and has a post office, restaurants, laundry, grocery and pharmacies within a 15-20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi-ride.

    Margaret is very responsive to her guests, is a lovely hostess, and a wonderful person. She will make sure you are provided for and will give you space as needed. A plethora of information is available on tourist sites, maps, bus routes, etc as well as information on Scotland in her house. Truly a homey environment where one can tour or rest as needed.

    Thank you Margaret for taking such good care of me! Blessings!

  • Dottie & Earle Crummy

    Thank you, Margaret, for a wonderful week in Edinburgh! We could not have asked for better accommodations, plus the breakfasts were outstanding. You were so helpful to us, with tips on what to do and see, as well as making it possible for us to return for one more night prior to our departure. Both of your rooms are cozy and nicely appointed and your hospitality unparalleled! If you are ever in San Diego, we hope you’ll contact us!
    Dottie & Earle Crummy
    San Diego, CA

  • Antonio e Lidia

    Il b&b è veramente bello e molto caratteristico, si tratta di una tipica villetta in perfetto stile scozzese, situata in un quartiere residenziale molto tranquillo.E’ collegato molto bene con il centro, il bus n.41 – che ferma proprio di fronte al b&b – impiega circa 10/15 minuti per arrivare in pieno centro. L’ospitalità è stata ottima (Margaret è veramente amabile..)la colazione è abbondante,la camera è pulita e confortevole.Siamo stati benissimo e lo consigliamo vivamente a chi ha intenzione di visitare Edimburgo.
    The b&b is really nice, it’s a typical Scottish style chalet, situated in a residential district. It’s very well connected with the center, bus n.41 – it stops right in front of the b&b – takes about 10/15 minutes to get to the city center. The hospitality was excellent (Margaret is really sweet ..) breakfast is plentiful, the room is clean and confortable. We had a great time and highly recommend it to those who plan to visit Edinburgh.

  • Mareke & Katja Brandt

    Germany Sehr freundliche atmosphare, wunderschone, stilvoll eingerichtete zimmer, sehr gutes fruhstuck, gute busanbindung an die stadt (ca.10 minuten),herzliche und hilfsbereite.

  • Don and Jean

    This has to be the best B&B for visiting Edinburgh. Extended our stay 2 days for a total of 7. Margret knows her way around the city, area and country to help with any questions. Location is great with easy parking and a quick, simple bus ride to the city center. Breakfasts very good but she couldn’t get me to eat the haggis! Room was large and well appointed. Can’t recommend it more. If we are able to get back, this the only place we’d consider.

  • Mayumi & Jiro

    Japan Here again for the 10th visit. Absolutely delightful.

  • Bob & Mags

    We stayed here in July. Well organized. Clean, sufficient tea and coffee in room. Handy for bus to city center. Plenty of car parking space, enough for a large trailer as well. As previous guests have said, Margaret is an attentive and knowledgeable host.

  • Christine Gibbins

    Australia A great B&B! Margaret is a very attentive hostess who is able to assist with local information. My next visit will be my fourth. Margaret soon becomes a friend. One of the best B&B’s I’ve ever stayed in.

  • Cam & Ross

    We spent all day looking for that gem and finally found one. Margaret was very pleasant and the food and hospitality was fantastic and the Scottish tartan room was beautiful. Only 10-15 minutes by bus to the centre and Edinburgh Castle. No walking for the bus as the bus stop is by the B&B.

  • Malcolm Sealey

    Thank you Margaret for the warm and welcoming stay,had a great stay at the White House and enjoyed every minute

  • Dee And Mike

    This is the B&B in Edinburgh to go to.
    Margaret is a friendly welcoming hostess who makes superb appetising breakfasts. It has attractive homely rooms with tea/coffee making facilities,and there are very pretty gardens outside.Close to bus services and shops,the White House also has good parking facilities.We have stayed several times now and always feel very ‘at home’ there.

  • Tony & Renzo

    Italy Thank you for the nice atmosphere. I don’t forget your breakfast We love your Haggis! Cieo, Sei stata molto gentile nelle tue disponibilte chiamare sempre la club house per giocure a golf! Grazie di tut.

  • Simon & Nora Grimstad

    Norway & Ireland Takk for kjempefint opphold. Deilig mat(Haggis inkhisive).godt vertskap og sentralt beliggende. Vi kommer nok tilbahe! We had a wonderful stay. margaret was so friendly and made us feel welcome. The breakfasts were superb and he presentation of them lovely. An extrs bonus was the private parking as we had all our belongings in or car! The bedrooms were so spacious and i loved the magazines.


    Thank you Margaret, for your hospitality to us. It was a pleasant week in your house, during our visit daughter Ania and her boyfriend Stuart. We are happy that Ania lives among such friendly people in Scotland.

    Best wishes,
    Andrew, Wiesia GIELA

  • Felex & Rosa Gonzalez

    Spain ‘Absolutely delightful’

  • Marianne & Frederic Laperdix

    France The food is scrumptious and the garden is gorgeous. There is a huge parking area which drew our attention to this B&B.

  • Roland & Anita

    Netherlands Het verblyfhier was prettig. Een mooie gedecorreerde kamer me tgoede bedden.We zyn heel hartelyh ontvangen door haar habben goed ontheten.Een aanradar!

  • Maria Isabel

    We are 4 from the Canary Islands who spent a different Christmas in Edinburgh and stayed at Margareth’s. She’s very very attentive and gave us a lot of information about the city,the activities at Christmas,places to visit.
    The location excellent, very close to the bus stop to the city center and a wonderful house to stay with a beautiful garden and a fully equipped kitchen and the rooms very spacious and comfortable and well decorated with tartan.
    Marg is a superb hostess,very friendly and kind.

    Marina,Ivan,,Pablo y Maria
    La Palma,Tenerife,Gran Canaria

  • Cornelia & Peter

    Switzerland Herlichen Dank,Schon ehgerichtetes Zimmer, wir haben wunderbar geschlafen. Ausgiebiges & gutes Fruhstuck.

  • preston

    Enjoyed a lovely Easter break at the White House whilst visiting family nearby. Margaret is a caring hostess with lots of local and helpful information. The White House is a beautiful home full of fascinating history situated in equally beautiful, large gardens. We will be returning on our next visit.

    John & Joyce

  • Mark & Leanne Botting

    New Zealand We come from Dunedin which is often referred to as the Edinburgh of the South so it was great to see the actual Edinburgh. Thank you very much for your hospitality.

  • Lucas & Esther & Paul

    We are from Germany and this was our first trip to Scotland. It was an amazing stay and excellent location.
    The B&B has an perfect location. There are bus stops right around to corner and to city center its about 15 minutes. For trips into the country the A90 is next door and takes you to the highways M90/M8/M9 in less than 10 minutes.
    Marg is an amazing hostess. She always offered us tea, gave us information and tips and helped us organizing day trips. The Breakfast was the perfect start in the day. It is possible to compile a personal breakfast and Marg will take care of it. Breakfast was delicious.
    The room was very comfortable and clean. It has air conditioner and everything that an exclusive hotel room can offer.
    We would definitly recommend it! We stayed at the White House for one week and we will come back! Next time with the offspring little paul :-)

    Lucas, Esther & Paul
    Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Gillian & Rdend

    Canada We love the tartan room and the great conversation. So easy to get to the centre and old town of edinburgh by bus. With a bus day pass we could travel any where around Edinburgh at no extra cost. Brilliant.

  • Ray,Debby, Elizabeth and Nike Hill

    USA.Texas We had a wonderful stay in your tastefully decorated haven! You obviously enjoy having your B&B’s extending your warm hospitality to your guests. ‘Blessings’ Very close to the city center by bus.

  • Maria and Silje

    My sister and I had an absolutely lovely stay at the White House B&B. Marg is a great hostess and a good cook. We enjoyed our breakfasts immensely. Even though we arrived late at night in the pouring rain, the hospitality was still top notch. The house is beautiful and has a wonderful garden surrounding it.

    Marg took great care in telling us about nearby attractions, transport alternatives and times, even showing us what bus stops were most convenient. She even offered medicine (TCP) to one of us who fell ill with a sore throat.

    Safe to say, we definitely had a great time and will definitely come back on our next trip to Edinburgh. Hopefully sometime soon!

    Kind regards,
    the Norwegian sisters

  • Peter & Donna Cheung

    Hong Kong We just love your home. It is so beautiful and quiet. It is good to have parking off the road. We love your breakfast and comfortable bed. See you again.

  • Sylvia & Roland

    Sweden Tack for en vunderbar vistelse, ett fantastiskt fint rum och tyst och lugnt om natten. Har sover man battre an hemma. Tack ocksa for ett mycket vanligt bemotande och den fina servicen. Margaret, du ar en underbar manniska

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