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PRESS RELEASE - 17th May 2017

HotelsCombined recognize B+B Edinburgh amongst the best hotels in the United Kingdom

Haymarket, United Kingdom, 15 May 2017- HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within the United Kingdom. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence.

The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. In order to be considered, properties must meet the following criteria:

• At the time of judging, a winner is rated 9.0/10 or over with a minimum of 50 customer reviews certified by HotelsCombined.
• We couldn't detect any major customer service problems, nor recurring or unresolved issues.

Moreover, HotelsCombined is taking in great consideration the way the hotel staff answered the Hotels communication team, demonstrating their commitment in providing quick assistance.

B+B Edinburgh boasts a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts, receiving 2482 reviews for an impressive rating of 9.2 out of 10.

"We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in the United Kingdom and B+B Edinburgh is certainly among them" said Paulina Krolikowska, market manager of HotelsCombined United Kingdom "What is different about the Recognition of Excellence is the way information is gathered and analysed: it all depends on the guest and his or her experience with that particular accommodation."

"With HotelsCombined 30 million people are finding the best deal available on-line every month. With this award, we'd like to make it even easier for every traveller to identify the best hotel for customer service and therefore the best value for their money".

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B+B Edinburgh Recognized on the Expedia Insiders' Select® 2015 List Among 650 Properties Worldwide

PRESS RELEASE - 30th July 2015
Rankings Powered by More Than Two Million Annual Guest Reviews.

(EDINBURGH, UK – 29th July, 2015) – B+B Edinburgh today announced that it has received the distinction of being named an Expedia Insiders’ Select hotel for 2015. This annual list represents a ranking of the world’s best reviewed hotels as determined by direct customer feedback on®. The 2015 class of Insiders’ Select hotels is based on more than two million customer Verified Reviews, meaning Expedia® confirmed the traveler’s booking on in order to review the property. The winning hotels were identified this year by Expedia travelers as properties in top global destinations providing excellent overall guest service and maintaining a minimum guest review score of 4.7 out of 5. 

Now in its eighth year, Expedia continues to leverage traveler reviews and local market expertise to deliver this highly comprehensive list of top hotels to help customers feel confident they are making the best-possible booking decision. The 2015 list names 650 exclusive properties as Insiders’ Select winning hotels from among bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide.

B+B Edinburgh today celebrates receiving this prestigious annual award for the third year in a row, and furthermore this year has scored in the top ten of globally ranked properties, the only hotel in the UK to do so.

Paul A J Hamilton, general manager of B+B Edinburgh, said: “I’m hugely proud of the whole team for contributing to this incredible accolade, and I hope it demonstrates that our commitment to customer service really sets us apart in the highly competitive field of top-class Edinburgh hotels”.

Helen Blower, group operations manager for the B+B Collection, said: “I can’t say a big enough congratulations to the Edinburgh team for achieving this distinction. It is a testament to great team work and a great squad of people who really take pride in their property, and in delivering the perfect B+B experience.”
“We’re delighted to recognize this select group of hotels that have exceeded customer expectations in key aspects of the hotel experience,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, “By empowering our travelers with real reviews penned by real hotel customers, we are providing the knowledge to make informed booking decisions.”

Visitors to can find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu. These hotels will also feature an Expedia Insiders’ Select badge on their hotel description page. For more information on Insiders’ Select, visit

Further Press Information:
Emma Carter, Inn-telligence Ltd. Email: [email protected]

For more information on Expedia, please contact:

Ingrid Belobradic,, (425) 679-8917. Email: [email protected] 
Maureen Thon, HL Group (for Expedia), (646) 375-4027. Email: [email protected]


B+B Edinburgh Named Among Best Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia Insiders' Select® 2014 List

PRESS RELEASE - 7th July 2014
B+B Edinburgh today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders' Select list for 2014Proprietary Rankings Powered by Nearly 2 Million Annual Guest Reviews; Property Ranks among 650 Properties Worldwide.

Edinburgh - 1 July, 2014 - B+B Edinburgh today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014, an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by one of the world’s largest full-service online travel site*. Pulling from nearly two million annual verified guest reviews, the Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top ranked hotels available worldwide on Expedia.

The 2014 list names only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. Consumers can rely on Expedia’s unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise to help them make confident booking decisions.  

“We’re very pleased to be included in this year’s Insiders’ Select ranking,” said Paul Hamilton, General Manager. “Our goal has always been to deliver the best possible overall experience to our guests, and it is rewarding to see our commitment to superior customer service and guest satisfaction recognized in this way.”

“The hotels included in the Insiders’ Select list represent the best of the best in the eyes of Expedia travelers,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager,  “This list recognizes the hotels around the world that have worked to provide outstanding value and customer service, as well as regularly exceed guest expectations. Expedia strives to empower travelers with the best possible accommodation on any budget, and the Insiders’ Select list is another tool they can use to make more informed travel decisions.”

Visitors to Expedia® sites can also find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu. For more information on Insiders’ Select, visit

Further Press Information:
Emma Carter, Inn-telligence Ltd. Email: [email protected]

For more information on Expedia, please contact:
Sarah Gavin,, (425) 679-8917. Email: [email protected]
Dayna Sason, HL Group (for Expedia). (646) 375-4018. Email: [email protected]


B+B Edinburgh Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select™ List

PRESS RELEASE - 7th October 2013
B+B Edinburgh today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2013B+B Edinburgh today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2013, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. As the largest full-service online travel agency in the world, Expedia, Inc. has unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise.

The exclusive 2013 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Insiders’ Select helps travelers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels in their destination that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent overall experience.

“The team at B+B Edinburgh is delighted and honored to receive this award after only two years of operating in Scotland” says Kate Green, Operations Director.  “The team has worked really hard to make guests feel welcome not only to the B+B but to Edinburgh as well. We appreciate the time all our guests have taken to send in their feedback; it is very rewarding to be included in such a prestigious line-up” says Paul Hamilton, General Manager.

“Expedia strives to provide value to our travelers,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, “Value reflects an everyday commitment to excellence on the part of the hotel. For these hotels, customer satisfaction is paramount. We are focused on empowering travelers with the information and tools they need to make confident travel decisions and to book the trips that are right for them.”

Further Press Information:
Emma Carter, Inn-telligence Ltd. Email: [email protected]

For more information on Expedia, please contact:
Sarah Gavin,, (425) 679-8917. Email: [email protected]
Jodi Bragg, HL Group (for Expedia), (646) 460-8908. Email: [email protected]

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Russian Entrepreneurial Scientist Opens Award Winning B+B Collection in Edinburgh

PRESS RELEASE - 1st August 2011
B+B Edinburgh to openB+B Collection Ltd has announced the opening of B+B Edinburgh - the latest addition to their award-winning portfolio of boutique Bed and Breakfast hotels. Situated on Rothesay Terrace, B+B Edinburgh is their third property. Financed by Professor Vladimir Kulchitsky and his business partner, Penny Brown (the originator of the B+B concept) the move serves as part of the company's expansion plans to open properties in key tourism locations throughout the UK. Other properties include B+B Belgravia, London and B+B Weymouth.

The B+B concept is the brainchild of a group of like-minded professional hoteliers who have rewritten the rules for a new concept of luxury Bed and Breakfast hotels for the 21st century. The fresh approach has been awarded Gold for the best B&B concept two years in a row at the Visit London Awards. The B+B Collection offers a modern, contemporary environment at affordable rates. Design, service, quality and comfort are all part of the philosophy.

Nestled in Edinburgh's West End, B+B Edinburgh, 3 Rothesay Terrace, was originally built for John Ritchie Findley, the previous owner of the Scotsman newspaper. The building was erected in 1883 and designed by renowned architect of the time Sidney Mitchell, Findley's house being his first independent architectural commission.

B+B Edinburgh is a privately owned boutique bed and breakfast offering affordable accommodation. The property has 22 contemporarily designed bedrooms (ranging from single to family suite) equipped with double bed, bath or showering facilities, flat screen TV, cable TV, direct dial phone with free national calls and free Wi-Fi access. The building has a Grade II listed facade with 4 floors and the hotel offers a lift to all floors for guests' convenience.

Penny Brown, operator and co-investor of B+B Edinburgh commented: "We are very keen to develop our brand and Edinburgh was always at the top of our list in terms of location. The former Melvin House Hotel is an iconic building with the most amazing interior. It is a perfect match for the concept and we are looking forward to developing the business and to building relationships with the local community".

The property boasts a number of additional features. Located in the drawing room at the front of the hotel with views out to Rothesay Terrace, there is a fully licensed bar offering a wide selection of wines, beers, whisky and soft drinks. There is also a library lounge with an open fire, located to the front of the building on the first floor and equipped with guest lap tops, daily newspapers, fresh coffee, teas, biscuits and hot chocolate 24 hours a day.

A guest staying at B+B Edinburgh can choose between a full cooked Scottish or continental breakfast which is served each morning from 07:30 - 10:00 hrs Monday to Saturday and from 08.00 - 10:30 hrs on Sundays in the light and airy breakfast room on the ground floor of the building.

Professor Vladimir Kulchitsky, partner and investor of B+B Edinburgh commented: "We are delighted to have found the opportunity to bring our brand to Edinburgh. It is a truly beautiful city and I have become very interested in its rich history and heritage. The hotel is perfectly located within easy walking distance from Princes Street, George Street, Edinburgh's International Conference Centre and the nearby theatre district."



About The B+B Collection - The B+B Collection was conceived after the success of the award-winning pilot project, B+B Belgravia, which opened in London in 2004. The B+B Collection was established in 2005. There are currently three operational properties within the portfolio: B+B Belgravia & [email protected], B+B Weymouth which opened in 2008 and the newest addition, B+B Edinburgh which opened 1st August 2011.

All the B+Bs are historic listed buildings with beautifully designed contemporary interiors; more suitable sites are being sought. The primary objective is to deliver a modern, well-designed product that "breaks the mould," and provides an innovative and stylish alternative to the outdated bed and breakfasts and a viable and affordable option to the predictable chain hotel. Design, service, quality and comfort are all part of the philosophy.

Further Press Information:
Emma Carter
Inn-telligence Ltd

Email: [email protected]

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