Guest's Comments - May 2008

Thanks to all our guests that have left comments in our guest house comments book - we have really enjoyed having you. Here are comments up to May 22nd 2008 - more to follow when we have time. Thanks.

"Had a wonderful stay - everything was just marvelous!!"
James and Margaret - May 10th 2008

"Very helpful, great breakfast, great city. Will come again."
Luke - May 10th 2008

"Great stay"
Bill and Donna - May 11th 2008

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - lovely city & looking forward to coming back next year."
Alex and Kath - May 11th 2008

"Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful city, friendly. Will recommend. Cheers :)"
Chris and Leanne - May 14th 2008

"Excellent, thanks."
Les - May 16th 2008

"Absolutely fabulous! Spotlessly clean fantastic food(esp the eggs!) We'll be back."
Sarah - May 21st 2008

"Great place - will certainly be back. Thanks."
Mr Russell - May 22nd 2008

The Orchard Bar - Great for a Good Value Local Lunch or Evening Meal

We recently rediscovered a local bar, The Orchard Bar, that was taken under new management last year. This is a great bar, only 10 mins walk from Garfield guest house, that provideds a relaxed atmosphere and hearty lunch and evening meals. We absolutely recommend the Orchard Bar to our guests.

For a review on the List web site please see:

Transition to the GNU/Linux Ubuntu Operating System

Last year (2007) we setup up a computer with internet access, in the breakfast room for guests to use. To help keep costs down and to reduce maintenance we installed the Ubuntu 7.04 operating system - which comes with Firefox 2, Open Office etc. It has been a great success with guests commenting regularly about how useful it is to have quick and easy internet access while staying with us.

We also switched our office computer to Ubuntu at the same time and have been very happy to find that we have had no issues with viruses, malware or spyware since switching. Computer maintenance time has been drastically reduced - maintenance now consisting of installing Ubuntu updates when notified by a little icon on the task bar - couple of click every so often and that is it.

Since installing Ubuntu the computers have run flawlessly. Last week we decided to upgrade both the office and breakfast room computers to the latests version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04, which was released in April 2008. This is a long term support (LTS) release, the desktop version is supported with free security and software updates for the next 3 years, and it comes with all the latests software including Firefox 3 and the latests version of Open Office etc etc. With a bit of luck all our computing needs should be taken care of for the next good few years - all for free and with much reduced maintenance time and effort!

Guests Comments and Feedback - Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast

We recently started the Garfield B&B blog for our Edinburgh bed and breakfast so that we can post some of the wonderful comments left in our guest house comments book, and also to have an easy way to post up-to-date information about Garfield guest house, and any bits of info that previous, returning or future guests might find useful. A few days after our first blog post one of our guests, while checking out, asked if there was anywhere on-line to leave comments (they left a really touching comment in the comments book) about Garfield guest house. It occurred to us that this Garfield guest house Edinburgh bed and breakfast blog would be the perfect place for guests to leave comments and feedback.

If you have stayed with us or have any relevant suggestion or feedback we would really appreciate your comments. Please leave comments by clicking the "Comments" link below. We very much look forward to hearing form you.

Also, if you have a couple of extra mins we really appreciate guests posting reviews on Trip Advisor.

More Great Comments - Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast

The weather has been glorious here in Edinburgh the last few days, it is like the summer switch been flicked. Here are a few more the great comments left by guests here at Garfield Guest House Edinburgh bed and breakfast.

"Very friendly & welcoming good views from the room. Great breakfast. Thanks."
Samina and Mehrish - 5th May 2008

"Brill brekkie very frindly. Thanks a lot."
John - 7th May 2008

Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast Garfield Guest House B&B - Great Guests Comments

We have had really great comments left in our visitors book at our Edinburgh bed and breakfast Garfiled Guest House B&B.

"Excellent, no doubt a place to recommend."
Matteo, Italy

Mr N Scott

"Very comfortable, nice room, great breakfast and friendly host."
Rohit Rohan