2 Cambridge Street (The Dynamite Club)

Edinburgh
Bed & Breakfast


A fin-de-siècle Scottish décor for this wonderfully hospitable and entertaining B&B, in the heart of Edinburgh theatre land

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A mischievous humour, tinged with historical and cultural references, alerts you to the specialness of this place, a ground-floor B&B in the lee of Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of theatre land. Find fin-de-siècle Scotland, with darkly striking colours on walls, antiques aplenty, and a captivating attention to detail. There are interactive art installations that sing and play, a line of old theatre seats up on the wall, photos and ‘objets’ serving startling and original purposes. Erlend and Hélène are delightful and free-spirited; Erlend, a quietly spoken (but don’t be fooled) Shetlander, serves a breakfast to remember.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £90-£110.
2 Doubles
From £100

Reviews

The only problem with staying with Erlend & Hélène is will you stop laughing long enough to stagger out and enjoy Edinburgh? Quirky doesn't cover it – whimsical might. Swot up on the Wilhelm Scream before you go – that will put you one step ahead. The rooms (like the hosts) are delightful, the beds excellent and the shower rooms, while small, perfectly formed. The breakfasts are OTT delicious and intriguing – what IS in that yoghurt concoction? You could not be better placed, a hop from Grassmarket and under the castle. Usher Hall is literally across the street. Truly fab and we will be back.

Suzie, Kendal

Why would you stay anywhere else?! Perfect in every detail. From the generous warmth of the hosts to the deliciously made breakfast. We will be back!

Jessica, Bath

Erlend and Helene were superb hosts and were keen to get to know us from the moment we arrived- which was lovely. They went out of their way to help us on a couple of occasions clearly work very well as a team. As a result the breakfast was as good as any we've had! 2 Cambridge St itself is a beautiful property from the outside and the inside doesn't disappoint either: you only have to look at the photos here and elsewhere to get an idea of the luxurious and 'proper' feel of the place. Lots of interesting little features to explore, which Erlend especially takes a great delight in! 5*'s!

Tom, London

We spent 4 nights with the Cloustons and I cannot say enough about their beautiful accommodations and their superb hospitality. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious and varied. Their house is elegant and very centrally located. This is a 5 star place, and they are 5 star hosts!

Sorel, Montreal

We had a lovely time in this b&b. We got spoiled with beautiful breakfasts. The location was perfect for a short trip. The decor was as colourful as the owners and we certainly hope to come back soon

Stewart, The hague

a charming and delightful experience! I loved so many different aspects of the stay - Erlend and Helene were so kind and helpful; the surprise breakfast starters were wonderful; I loved the various gadgets, including musical in the hall and bedroom. Memorable

Catherine

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Erlend & Hélène Clouston

  • Princes Street and its bucolic gardens are only a two-minute stroll from this elegant cul-de-sac.
  • Even closer is the atmospheric St Cuthbert's graveyard where the earthly remains of John Napier, the inventor of logarithms, and Thomas de Quincey, author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, confront each other.
  • The Grassmarket, Edinburgh's ancient, cobbled, bazaar lies close by too: here supporters of inconvenient faiths met their end and Maggie Dickson (1728) famously did not.
  • Bobby, the world's most famous Skye Terrier, rests in the adjacent Greyfriars Kirkyard, no doubt dreaming of sheep.