Gerald's Place B&B

Stay at the Gerald's Place, one of Edinburgh's highest rated bed and breakfast accommodation

Updated September 2011

Gerald's Place is a luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Edinburgh located in Abercromby Place in the New Town of Edinburgh, within walking distance from Princes Street. Gerald's Place is the only Scottish accommodation voted by TripAdvisor users as one of Europe's top 10 places to stay in. It's been run successfully for a number of years by Gerald Della-Porta who goes out of his way to make his visitors feel like home by providing a warm welcome and friendly advice for things to do and see around Edinburgh.

Gerald's Place Room Rates for 2009

The prices below are per person per night based on two people sharing a bedroom at Gerald's Place bed and breakfast and for a stay of 1-2 nights. Price per night is lower for longer stays. Where there is only one occupant, Gerald's Place offers a discount of 25% from the standard room price. The rooms are spacious, cosy, yet luxuriously decorated. See below for full list of room facilities.

  • 1 September 2009 - 31 October 2009 - £119 per person per night
  • 1 November 2009 - 31 March 2010 - £104 per person per night
  • 1 April 2010 - 31 May 2010 - £114 per person per night
  • 1 June 2010 - 31 July 2010 - £124 per person per night
  • 1 August 2010 - 31 August 2010 - £149 per person per night

Gerald's Place bed and breakfast is open all year.

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Location of bed and breakfast relative to Edinburgh City Centre

Gerald's Place is a short walk from Princes Street with its famous shops, St Andrew's bus station and Waverley Station. Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and the City Centre attractions are all within easy reach. The B&B is located just beyond Queen Street, one of the famous New Town streets running parallel to Princes Street.

Gerald's Place Bed & Breakfast
21B Abercromby Place
Edinburgh City Centre

Breakfast at Gerald's Place guest house

A full organic breakfast is included in the accommodation price. Because there are 2 bedrooms in Gerald's Place, there is a chance to chat and interact with the other guests. The breakfast includes a platter of wholesome organic oats, farmhouse jams, mouthwatering freshly baked breads and creamy butters, the finest sausages, farm eggs and prime bacon, fresh fruit, dried fruit, and the menu goes on and on


  • King-size orthopaedic beds
  • Private bathrooms (with power shower)
  • Refrigerator
  • TV/Video
  • High speed 24/7 broadband
  • Use of Gerald's laptop or bring your own
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair-Dryer
  • Heater-Fan
  • Radio/Alarm
  • Up to date magazines, books, etc

Pets and Children

Unfortunately, Gerald's Place bed and breakfast does not cater for children or pets.


This was my second stay at Gerald's Place, and as always, it was so very comfortable, safe, and in such a central location (New Town) in Edinburgh, just a few blocks from Princes Street. His breakfasts are fabulous! If you go to his website, the bedroom pictured is the one I've stayed in - king size bed, complimentary bottle of wine; really, all the comforts of home, and what one expects from a superior B&B. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

My 14yr old son and I stayed a weekend at Gerald's Place in June '09. We spent two weeks travelling around the U.K. and Gerald's Place was by far the most comfortable stay we had. Gerald met us at the door with a smile taking the time to show us around even though he was late for a funeral (very sorry about our arrival time Gerald). He provided us with a map of Edinburgh and information about where to go and how to get around. The train station is about a 10 minute walk with the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle not far past that. Everything we wanted to see was easily in walking distance. Even so, we were so tired the morning we left that Gerald ordered a taxis for us. The room we had was very comfortable and very charming. We had a private bath, refridgerator, TV/DVD, WiFi (Gerald even provides a laptop) and to be honest I can't remember what else. We wanted for nothing. I felt like I was in a five star luxery hotel. Gerald made breakfast each morning with a wide range of choices. There was far too much food for me to eat and it was the best eating on our trip. My son, the picky eater, loved it so much he says I should learn to cook like Gerald. The next time I go to Edinburgh, Gerald's Place will be my first choice.

It is the man himself that really makes this place what it is. He is incredibly welcoming, accommodating and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Edinburgh. The location is perfect, and the rooms are very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a city break (and more!). If you absolutely MUST have an en-suite room when you travel you should check with Gerald which rooms are available - he has two, one of which is en-suite and the other where the bathroom is just outside the room in the hallway area. It wasn't an issue at all for us, but I guess it depends on the traveller. Breakfast was great and set us up for a day of sightseeing perfectly. We look forward to seeing you again some time Gerald!!

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