I spent two days at the Staycity, didn't know what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised! The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, and the apartment that my friends and I stayed in was excellent! The hotel is very nicely placed; not too close to the city centre, but also not too far (10 min. walk). Very close to a local Tesco, so any extra commodities needed could very easily be purchased (1 min. walk). They also have a secure underground car park, which was conveniently located below the hotel, so we were able to take lifts directly to our room floor from the car park. However, the use of the car park is £12/night.
There were only two fairly minor drawbacks... Our shower cubicle had a fixed glass panel that covered only half of the shower opening, so water did occasionally fall on the floor when we took showers, but it's nothing that a simple shower mat could not fix. The second drawback was the WiFi - sadly during our stay, connecting to the WiFi was often-times a struggle... When we were able to access the WiFi, there were no issues, but the initial effort of connecting to the WiFi was not fun. But again, these were fairly minor drawbacks, and did not have any real bearing on the enjoyment of our stay.
Without a doubt, I would recommend this hotel to anyone, and will certainly be staying there again if the opportunity arises!
We picked this hotel for convenient location while visiting family, and were so pleased to have found a gem of a hotel and are planning our return trip for later in the year already!
The staff were so friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the local area, even down to bus routes to get us where we needed to go. A perfect location for touring the wider area and a lovely walk into Edinburgh centre.
The facilities were imaculate, spotless and comfortable. We enjoyed the view to the hills from our top floor room.
The bar and restaurant provided a great selection for different tastes, and the bar team recommended a wide selection of whisky for us to sample!
I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone.
Traveller from Southend on Sea
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Staff were friendly. The apartment had all the cooking equipment needed, and in the lounge area a multi channel TV, DVD, Internet connection and I pod dock. Access to the apartments is secure, and at the time, the block we were in was very quiet.
Getting provisions was convenient with supermarkets five minutes walk away, and they were a variety of restaurants nearby too. The hotel provides breakfast.
We walked to the Castle in Edinburgh in ten minutes, and then down the Royal Mile for a very entertaining Sunday afternoon with street performers and great shopping.
This was our first time renting an apartment instead of a hotel room, and we loved it! Fountain Court made us feel right at home with clean, beautiful rooms and amenities. We were located in downtown Edinburgh off the canal -- quiet, but within walking distance to tons of restaurants, stores, and even Edinburgh Castle!
Close to center and the castle approx 15 mins walk , and 5 mins walk to Hay market station. The room was very clean and comfortable and cleaners come every morning. The only down side is the stairs which could be a problem for some people. We enjoyed our stay there and would certainly stay there again.
"Excellent Facilities shame about teh slamming door"
The staff were brilliant, the room was of a high standard. I was in room 003 on the ground floor and unfortunateky arrive past 1am as my flight had been delayed. The hot chocolate and biscuits were a welcome treat before lights out, but the banging doors both at that late hour and first thing in the morning was not appreciated.
The soulution is a simple one and this hotel would get full marks.
Overall a lots of character and quirky. Good location 10 minute stroll to the heart of new town CBD, and plenty of shops in the immediate area. The wifi is only available downstairs in public areas, not in rooms upstairs which these days was very disappointing and inconvenient. Friendly helpful staff.
Home to one of Edinburgh's busiest railway stations, Haymarket is situated in the western part of Scotland's capital city. A war memorial stands at the crossroads in the heart of Haymarket, dedicated to players of Heart of Midlothian F.C., who died in both World Wars. The Water of Leith Walkway is nearby for those wanting to view the beautiful city from the riverside.
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