Needed a simple base of operations for a short weekend in Edinburgh. Grassmarket is such a good springboard for the city center and this hotel is precisely what I was looking for. Location, amenities, price -- all three fit the bill. Comfortable bed, easy to use shower, and fast-acting room heater (it was freezing while I was in Edinburgh). The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. The internet was fast enough to catch up on a little work when I had to check on a pressing project. I've seen mention of noise from the street -- and to be honest, there was some sound seepage into my second floor room. But I also stayed in the Grassmarket area and expected a little liveliness. If anything, it inspired me to quickly get back out there and enjoy the city while I could. I will be back.
We were looking for a B&B which was close to the city centre and found it at Halcyon House.
Large spacious room with everything you could need, parking at the door and only a few minutes walk to the Royal Mile.
Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the breakfast. You could not ask for better.
Everyone says hello; from the receptionists (Shay), to the cleaner (Marcel), to the other guests. Staff appear to enjoy their job and take pride in their work. From the first appearance (elegance) to the minor details (designer soap and posh umbrellas), our time at the hotel was excellent. Very happy hotel.
We had an amazing stay, the B+B was stunning! The library, bar and feature hallway are lovely and the bedrooms are nicely decorated and beds comfortable! Laura who works there was lovely and so helpful! We will definitely return!
Lucy & Gary from Surrey
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Never stayed here before, but we will definitely be back. The hotel is quirky, the rooms comfortable, and ridiculously close to the centre of Edinburgh. Loved the iPod docking station in the wall of the room, which relayed your music to the bathroom while you got ready. The staff were welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. I will be recommending this hotel to everyone I know, & we will definitely be back for another memorable stay. Thanks.
"Lovely apartment - perfect for a weekend getaway"
I stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights (Friday-Sunday) - the apartment was lovely with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend pottering around Edinburgh. The place is close enough to walk to the centre, but not so close that a cheap taxi ride isn't justified if you're feeling lazy! We ate out for most of our meals but we did cook in the apartment on the first night and everything worked fine - when we came in from a day out the next day we even noticed that our dishes had been put in the dishwasher for us, which was a nice touch. The open plan living/dining room/kitchen was a nice size and felt modern. Generally a really nice place and no complaints.
We have stayed there before, so new what the the hotel was like, with its central location. Being there for one Friday night we found the bar area was really packed with people going home from work meeting friends, or people staying there, says a lot about the hotel.
"Excellent staff, comfortable room, great location!"
We were greeted and shown to our room by extremely helpful staff who helped us throughout our stay. Everything about this apartment was wonderful. We'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!
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