Ratings based on 669 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Manchester

Nice hotel, good transport links to city centre

Posted 22-Aug-2015
Pros: The room, breakfast, staff friendliness
Cons: Decor downstairs, especially the bar area
Location: Bus stop outside the door to take you to the centre, Scottish National Gallery, castle, Royal Mile, Fringe venues etc.
Very pleased with this hotel. We booked for 2 nights to go to the fringe, and this worked out much cheaper than a similar hotel in the city centre. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel, and the bus takes you to the centre in 20 minutes for £1.50. The last bus home is 23.54, so plenty of time to see evening shows too. Being outside the centre also meant the hotel had plenty of parking space. Our room was lovely -very spacious, with a recently refurbished bathroom. There was no air-conditioning though - I appreciate you don't often need this is Scotland, but we chose a rare warm week and had to sleep with all the windows open. Fortunately we had a room at the back of the hotel so it was nice and quiet. Breakfast was good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a problem with out shower, and this was fixed within 10 minutes of us reporting it at reception. Bar prices were also very cheap. although the bar wasn't the most pleasant place to sit.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from hertfordshire

Average hotel slightly out of town

Posted 16-Aug-2015
Pros: plenty parking, nice bathroom.
Cons: update the rooms
Location: The hotel is also not a walkable distance to the city center, a bus cost's £1.50 each way.
The hotel has plenty parking when we arrived and the staff are pleasant and welcoming. Our room was a bit dated (maybe just not my style) our impressions was that it was just a bit average for the price we paid without any breakfast. The hotel is also not a walkable distance to the city center, a bus cost's £1.50 each way.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from M.

Great place but a bit overpriced.

Posted 16-Aug-2015
Early check in, was unexpectedly great. Location bit far from main tourist attractions Bus is easily accessible. Bit over priced.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good hotel with good transport links to Edinburgh

Posted 10-Jul-2015
Stayed one night on a "tour" of Scotland. Easy to driveto in a residential suburb. Overall a good hotel with pleasant staff. Club room good size and very clean. Had a meal in the bistro which standard, but good pub type food. There is a restaurant as an alternative (not used). Did not use the pool but from previous stay was a good standard. Good transport links to Edinburgh bus stop outside hotels and about half an hour to the city centre, single fare £1.50
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bedfordshire

Good hotel with good transport links to Edinburgh

Posted 08-Jul-2015
Pros: Quiet with onsite car parking. Easy access to major routes.
Cons: Room had every facility except a safe. Valuables could be left at reception.
Location: 30 minute bus ride to Edinburgh Central with frequent service running until midnight.
Stayed at end of June. Stayed in a Club room which was large with Double + Single beds. Furnishings excellent. Tea, coffee, iron and ironing board and good hair dryer all provided. Exceptionally good staff in reception. Breakfast same each day but enough choice so you don't get bored. Serving staff friendly and efficient.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 04-Jul-2015
Great location. Excellent, helpful and friendly staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great value

Posted 18-Jun-2015
Great hotel for money. Excellent rooms. Good bathroom, powerful shower, clean, good facilities and a great breakfast.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Arrick from Ballantrae

Good Hotel - Recommended

Posted 03-Jun-2015 on Hotels
I stay a night a month in Edinburgh, and this is the closest to the meeting venue. It is worth its high rating, but I don't eat much and even a snack is quite pricey for what I eat. Breakfast is usually offered at less tban the advertised £12.50, which I don't consider worth spending on a breakfst. So I usually take along an instant porridge, and that, plus the coffee in the room is fine. That apart, the service s always first class, and the rooms ( I usually book in as a 1person stay) small but adequate comfortable if not luxurios.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Lovely hotel just outside City

Posted 01-Jun-2015 on Hotels
Very hospitable staff who went out of their way to help . Bus right outside door so you can leave the car and go into the city . Would recommend .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Barry from Gourock

Would definitely go back

Posted 30-May-2015 on Hotels
Had a great time at this hotel. We went for a Racecourse meeting which was a great event. You would need to take a taxi to get there or walk about 2 miles. It is just up the hill from Portobello beach at the Joppa end and we were impressed with the beach. One day we walked all the way along Portobello, past Leith Docks to the Ocean terminal and then up Leith Walk to Edinburgh, about 8 miles all in but a great walk if you like that kind of thing (we got the 44 bus back from Princes Street which drops you outside the hotel). The hotel staff were very friendly and the hotel was very good for a 3* hotel. We would definitely go back.