Ratings based on 1,051 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom from London

Excellent position and good value for money

Posted 03-Mar-2015
Pros: The position and value.
Cons: The bed linen is a bit tired (too soft mattress and lumpy duvet!), but it wouldn't be deal breaker for us.
Location: Loads! It's a very central location - it is very central to all the shops and tourist attractions..
The hotel was clean, convenient for Old Town, New Town and the train station. We had a quiet room. The bathroom seemed recently renovated and the shower was excellent. The view from the breakfast room was lovely to look at first thing in the morning. The staff were all very pleasant and polite. The decor is a bit on the old fashioned side, but the rates reflect this and on the whole it doesn't make the stay any less comfortable. We would definitely stay again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom edinburgh

Great hotel to get around town centre on foot.

Posted 28-Feb-2015
Stayed for one night. Small room but very comfortable and cosy. Lovely tea, coffee and shortbread. All toiletries catered for. Staff at breakfast need to be more attentive to staff. Breakfast music not suitable. Would stay again though.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Nottingham, UK

Good central hotel for exploring Edinburgh

Posted 27-Feb-2015
Pros: Central position, and easy to find. Good for exploring Edinburgh on foot, and near all the bus stops if we wanted to go further afield.
Cons: I know it would cost an awful lot to have such a large and old building double glazed, but it would help to reduce the noise of traffic and buskers!
Location: We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia. The bus (22) stopped near the hotel, but on a pleasant day (this wasn't) it is only a mile walk.
Easy to find, just a short walk from the railway station. All staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and plenty of it. Due to the inclement weather we dined in the hotel each night, in the bar. The bar menu had a good choice of food, and the prices were very competitive with other restaurants in the area. Although we didn't try the hotel restaurant, the menu also looked very good and had excellent offers...worth a try, but I would suggest booking a table as it was busy. Our room was a good size, on the corner, so not quite overlooking Princes Street, and although we could hear traffic noises, it wasn't intrusive and didn't bother us. The rooms are not double glazed, and we could feel the cold off the window, but the heater in the room more than compensated us for that. The only negative thing was that the room was in need of a good dusting when we arrived. Even the information booklet, left in the room, had a coating of dust, but the bathroom was spotless and the beds were clean and comfy. Over all, very good value for a city centre hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good location on Princes Street.,

Posted 27-Feb-2015
Cons: The heating in room 306.
We enjoyed our stay,good location,breakfast good,staff helpful. The only negative comment is about our room,number 306.The room was cold and although we had the heating on maximum and the staff checked it,it was still cold.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

RUGBY WEEKEND

Posted 21-Feb-2015
Pros: POSITION
Cons: BREAKAST AVERAGE AND EXPENSIVE
CENTRALLY LOCATED , IDEAL FOR THE BRIEF STAY , ROOMS WERE NICE AND WARM ON A FAIRLY CHILLY WEEKEND . DOOR ACCESS COULD BE IMPROOVED AS THEY ARE NARROW AND HEAVY WHICH IS A BIT OF AN ISSUE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE WITH HEAVY BAGS
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Elgin

Nice hotel close to city centre

Posted 14-Feb-2015
Pros: We liked everything about the hotel and will be booking there again.
Cons: Double-glazing would help as we did find that the traffic noise from the street was a bit much sometimes.
We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel after travelling to Edinburgh by rail. It was nice and central for all the activities we had planned which included going to the Art Gallery, the National Records of Scotland building and other tourist attractions. The railway station is just across Princes Street from the hotel and the coach station is about 5 minute walk away. The hotel was very nice in itself with good dining facilities and other services such as WiFi. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Surrey UK

Value for money

Posted 10-Feb-2015
Pros: The service and they serve a great breakfast.
Cons: For this size hotel the front entrance is a little small to drag suitcases through. However, a porter is avialable to take cases upstairs to reception
Location: Great location for sight seeing , restaurants and bars.
All the hotel staff were helpful warm and very friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Beds were huge and very comfortable after a busy day sightseeing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom N.Ire

Great location

Posted 09-Feb-2015
Welcoming staff. Nice old building. Clean and affordable. Central and close to all attractions. Courtious staff. Breakfast was nice but get down early (longer wait for food towards the end of breakfast service). Overall friend and comfortable, clean and affordable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Handy location for city centre and railway station

Posted 08-Feb-2015
Pros: Handiness of location
Location: All tourist attractions, main shopping centre
Staff excellent breakfast good. Comfy beds clean room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Arnhem

Hotel op toplocatie en een mix van oud en nieuw

Posted 02-Feb-2015
Prima verblijf gehad. Ontvangst was oké, het personeel had wat enthousiaster mogen zijn. Kamer was prima; badkamer was top (fijne douche door harde straal en veel water), bed lag lekker (niet te zacht matras), uitzicht fantastisch (op Princess Street), voelde wat stoffig aan door matig stofzuigen van vloerbedekking. Qua uitstraling was het jammer dat de extra dekens gewoon in de kamer liggen ipv opgeborgen in een kast. Fijne locatie, midden in de grote winkelstraat en centrum. Alle reismogelijkheden binnen loopbereik.