The property is right off of the royal mile. Location check! The property os beautifully decorated, appointed, clean and well staffed. Comfort and cleanliness check!.
The property was once an asylum....you can see he metal rings artfully displayed in portions of the wall. History and a little ghostlliness ..check!.
They have an outdoor seating area.. A nice restaurant...a wonderful place to light up a cigar..and whiskey tastings.
Careful to remember to leave the hotel :)
Hard to beat the location -- right off the Royal Mile and within a few hundred steps of St. Giles Cathedral and a parade of street musicians, off-beat performance art buskers and a sea of fellow tourists from around the world. Walk just a block further, and the tourist traps fade for a more authentic Edinburgh experience.
I asked the front desk about a ghost tour. They immediately looked it up on the internet, made the call and handed me the phone so I could book our tickets.
No breakfast included, but we were a bit weary of British hotel breakfasts anyway at this point!
"Beautiful hotel close to everywhere you want to be"
I booked this hotel as a surprise trip for my boyfriends birthday and we loved every aspect of the hotel. Check in was quick and easy, reception staff were lovely and friendly. Our room was lovely, it had a beautiful view overlooking the north bridge and waverly station. The bathroom was modern with a huge bathtub and heated towel rail. We also used the pool area which again was modern with mood lighting and a spa, sauna and steam room. The gym area had loads of equipment for both cardiovascular workouts and weight training and there was even a squash court. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, everything was in close range, a 5-10 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle, just round the corner from the royal mile and near loads of restaurants, pubs and bars. I would love to stay here again.
We found the hotel easily enough thanks to a very friendly bus driver on route 35 from the airport. The hotel is excellently placed for Holyrood Park, the Scottish Parliament and is within easy reach of Calton Hill. The hotel accommodation is like all McDonald Hotels, clean, comfortable, stylish. Our bed was extremely comfortable and our room lovely and quiet; just the way we like it. Breakfast at the hotel was good. The indoor pool was a good size for doing lengths. Edinburgh itself is a beautiful city and easy to get around on foot.
I can only praise this hotel. A beautiful room. Lovely facilities. We will be back next year. The staff couldn't do enough and worth every penny!! I had the best sleep in months. Loved the quilts it was like sleeping on a cloud !!!
My wife, 5 month old son, and I recently stayed here. It was a nice hotel but the rooms weren't as big as I would have liked. The restraint and bar are lovely and it is located within walking distance of the Royal Mile
With narrow, winding streets and alleys, this mediaeval district is a contrast to New Town. Acting as the main artery, the Royal Mile begins at Edinburgh Castle and ends at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s residence. Many tourist attractions are found in Old Town including the National Galleries, Royal Museum, and St. Giles Cathedral.
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