Ratings based on 615 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 22-Dec-2014
Great location, very central to all tourist spots and transport. Quiet room despite central location. The staff were very pleasant. Hotel was very basic but comfortable. A minor thing...we would have liked some soap in the bathroom to wash our hands.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom North Yorkshire

Very pleasantly surprised

Posted 16-Dec-2014
Pros: Overall cleanliness and caring staff. (Good training).
Cons: A little more 'interest' could be added to corridors to enhance the approach to the plain rooms.
Location: Great location within a few yards of Waverley Station. So much to do in Edinburgh, not enough space to list here. Just try it.
Booked to stay here on a Saturday night. Unlike other Edinburgh hotels a 2 night stay wasn't mandatory over the weekend. Having stayed in the Holiday Inn the previous night (with colleagues), I decided to move closer to Waverley Stn. Have watched this hotel being 'done up' each time I've come to Edinburgh and was keen to see what it was like and am pleased to say I wasn't disappointed. I had a single room at the back so it was quiet; plenty of space for one, lovely bathroom. Some previous guest had spilled something down the wall next to the table and the stain hadn't been removed. Otherwise I would sum up: Great staff, lovely welcome; meandering impersonal corridors creating rather a severe approach to rooms. Rooms, again basic but more than adequate for an overnight stay. Bed and bedding good. Price very good, compares well, if not better, than other Edinburgh hotels of this standard. Minor complaint, 3 out of 4 of the UHT milks provided on the drink tray was sour. Could've spoken to reception but it wasn't that much of a problem as I had soft drinks with me. Great location, lovely staff, nice welcome and cosy room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom nth Yorkshire

Good hotel with great location

Posted 12-Dec-2014
Pros: Location
Location: Within easy reach of all main attraction s
Thought it was a shame they only did continental breakfast
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Wakefield

Excellent location

Posted 10-Dec-2014
Pros: Everything, bar lovely. Very simple snack menu but extremely nice!
Location: Very near to train station, no taxi required. Great for bus stops to sightsee,visit the zoo or Leith etc.
So easy and convenient for train station and sightseeing in Edinburgh. The rooms were so quiet and peaceful. Only drawback is if you have rooms in Cockburn Street annexe, they are quite a walk from reception through a maze of corridors but it is well signed and worth the walk.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Liverpool

great location,close to train station

Posted 08-Dec-2014
Pros: Excellent location and cleanliness.
Cons: lack of storage for clothes,power point in bathroom and had nowhere to plug kettle in. had to balance kettle on stool near the bathroom door!
Location: went on a Hop on Hop off bus tour visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia,Holyrood Palace once the holiday home of the Queen Mother.visited the galleries!
just recently returned from a four night stay at the Motel One Edinburgh which was in a great location. It was really close to the train station and really central for the shops and bus station including the Royal mile and princes Street.There was a christmas fair in princes park including christmas stalls selling all things christmasy!! really festive and lovely to walk around of a night with all the trees lit up and the castle in the distance also lit up, absolutely beautiful! If youre thinking of visiting Edinburgh then you couldnt pick a better hotel for its location and cleanliness, and pleasant staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Brisbane, Australia

Very tidy and can't get much closer to transport.

Posted 02-Dec-2014
Pros: Cleanliness, friendliness and proximity to train station and main city attractions.
Location: Only a short stroll up any of a number of paths to the royal mile and Edinburgh castle. Diagonally opposite from the Edinburgh train station.
We booked the room mainly based on price and convenience to the Edinburgh train station with the added bonus that the rooms were very clean and tidy and the staff very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent - just a few hundred meters from the middle of the royal mile and great views across to new town.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Brill hotel

Posted 01-Dec-2014
Great hotel couldn't get any nearer to train station. Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff. This is our second stay here and we'll be back next year.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Gilroy, CA

Nice modern hotel, central location

Posted 01-Dec-2014
Pros: very new, modern and clean
Cons: breakfast at the hotel was really good, but it would be nice if it was included instead of having to pay extra.
Location: The hotel is close to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and the train station. Great restaurants and shopping all around in walking distance.
the staff is very friendly and helpful. Every time I entered my room and turned on the lights, the TV would start with a crackling fire - awesome! Really nice breakfast and the bar area was also very warm and welcoming. This hotel is in the right place for central Edinburgh - everything is in walking distance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom falkirk

Excelant location

Posted 21-Nov-2014
Very good location for all edinburgh attractions, staff could not be more helpful and the comfort of the room made us sleep in.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Scotland

Budget hotel price with 5 star service

Posted 18-Nov-2014
Pros: Good central location
Location: In the heart of the city - minutes walk to all main tourist attractions, shops and railway station
Second time to stay at this hotel. Excellent, again.