Although train and bus stations and airport trams are a mere hop, skip and jump away, you’ll find Geraldsplace a welcoming haven in the quiet elegance of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town. Gerald’s patio basement flat is full of character, comfort and colour. Bedrooms have Vi-Spring beds, excellent art and special extras: DVDs and a book swap shelf, very fast broadband, a tea/coffee tray, a decanter of special 16-year whisky. Breakfast is a feast and mostly organic. There’s a private garden opposite, an incredibly convenient location and, of course, Gerald, your enthusiastic, brilliantly well-informed, up-to-the-minute host.