Posted Jul 5, 2016
Overall, the Bonham was a lovely place to stay in Edinburgh. The front desk staff are all helpful and pleasant and provide a great service experience. We really enjoyed the location of the hotel, which is on a quiet, residential street of elegant Georgian row houses. It is just steps from some lovely restaurants and cafes, and is walkable (if you like a good city walk) to nearly all major sights in Edinburgh. The hotel restaurant itself is quite excellent, and I recommend it highly.
Our third floor room was large enough and had a beautiful view over Edinburgh towards the Firth of Forth and the countryside. The only downside to this hotel was the physical condition of the property. It is in a string of beautiful stone row houses, and is therefore the perfect type of property for an elegant, urban, boutique hotel, as it bills itself. However, the decor, furnishings and finishes are getting quite tired, I'm afraid. there are worn carpets, loose tiles and floorboards, walls that could use a fresh coat of paint, and plumbing that is loud. None of this was bad enough for me not to recommend the Bonham, and I would stay there again. However, it could do with some freshening to truly merit its four-star rating.