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It was situated in a perfect place, a stones throw from the bus stop for the airport shuttle & from princes street. The room was stylish and could only have been made better by placing plugs in better location. . Overall 9/10, only slight issue was plug situation and breakfast was expensive
I thought it was a lovely budget hotel and the location to all the attractions was perfect. I would recommend this hotel to travellers. I didn't like that I had to pay inflated prices because the festival was on. Also I took I'll with a bug so didn't have as good as stay as planned. Nothing to do with the hotel I might add.
The view of Edinburgh castle was out of this world.
The views of Edinburgh
view of castle from hieghts restaurant, location of hotel No fridge in room no radio having to pay for breakfast having to pay for internet access lifts very poor (not updated since previous college use) no air conditioning control windows not double glazed - noise, draughts
At arrival we were met in the parking lot by a very friendly man tha helped us with our luggage. The staff at the receptiondesk was very nice. The room was exellent. In the bathroom we were delighted to see a rubber duckling on top of the towels across the bath! It's the little things that count!
the bathroom was really dark with only lights over the wash basin. a large water stain on the ceiling was not very attractive!
Rapid sorting out/ upgrade when the door lock to out room failed The fact thaty the door lock failed
Convenience of location As I had a front room over a weekend, the noise from the pubs in Grassmarket was a bit much.
Ideal city location for theatre, dinining and shopping.
Staff were lovely. Looking a bit tired. Desk in room had big scratch on it. Also, on a previous stay breakfast was on the top floor which was lovely. This time we were in the lower part of the ground floor restaurant. The continental breakfast choice was quite poor considering the price. The toast was merely warmed up bread and coffee wasn't particularly hot. My elderly parents in their 80s, who were also staying, were unable to shower as they couldn't get in or out of the very steep sided bath.
It has a great location, with lovely views of the castle and lots of food and bars nearby.
Room very nice. cleanliness of room excellent. Staff friendly and helpful.Close to shops and visitor attractions.
Room was very comfortable. There was lots of choice for breakfast. The hotel location was very good for castle and other attractions. We were near lots of restaurants.
the proximity to the main Edinburgh attractions, parking availability, supply of extra pillows, big rooms.
The room There was a refurb going on so had to put up with constant drilling was not relaxing
Easy to drive to and park my car. Ideal city centre location. Exclusive hotel for a rugby supporter's weekend.
good facility. hospitallity of staffs. and location. somehow internet is not working properly good in both case of WIFI nor Wired connection.
Large, confortable rooms. Located within walking distance to all city attractions Noice from neighbouring pubs at night/early morning.
Efficient, slightly impersonal, no problems I resent the fact that they doubled the prices of their rooms during the Edinburgh Festival. I also think for the price breakfast should be included.
Good car parking. Close to city center. Great breakfast. Frendley staff
The upgraded room was appreciated we will stay here again. Did not have breakfast - thought that £16.50 was expensive
Central location, valet parking
Central location, especially for the Tatoo Hardest bed we have seen on this month long trip. Inadequate luggage racks or space for clothing storage. It would be ok for an over nighter but not for someone on a long trip. Out of 6 hotels we have stayed in so far on this trip, your was the only one without a bath tub.
The design of the hotel was really modern but still comfortable. When we arrived I was not expecting to have £100 per night deducted from my bank account, especially since we had already paid for it in full. Fine if you have a credit card as you dont notice the money leaving your a/c (its refunded when you check out) but if you dont have a credit card (I dont) then they ask for a debit card which means that you are money short in your account. If this had been mentioned prior to booking then maybe I would have reconsidered staying there. Its ok if they had just taken the card details but to acutally take the money was unexpected and quite unfair to say that we had already paid for the room etc. There was no warning of this and it was lucky that I had plenty of funds in the account!
Rooms were lovely and beds very comfy. Bathroom very modern and shower was amazing. Requested an iron in the room prior to arrival but it wasn't there. The heating came on at 6am and was very noisy. This woke my partner and I up and we couldn't get back to sleep with the noise. The tea/coffee machine in the room did not work. Left my straighteners behind in the room but when I contacted the hotel to enquire about this they said they checked and they were not there. That is a mystery to me.
The comfortable rooms and central location and choice to stay in the Hotel or not.
beautiful design, great location, friendly and helpful staff
The room was excellent , staff were extremely helpful and polite .
was very noisy, did not receive free paper that we were offered.. Design was nice but that should not qualify for a 5 stars, was 3/4..
Attention to detail, throughout the hotel
Very friendly and efficient staff. Luxurious contemporary feel / look. Nice breakfast. Upgrade unexpected, but very much appreciated - nice touch. Difficult to get room wamer with controls. was not freezing cold but my wife would have preferred it warmer. Couldn't seem to watch different channels on the different TV's at the same time, but this may not have been possible anyway!
Fresh looking hotel Tv did not work despite changing rooms. No fresh black pepper or brown sauce available at breakfast. Waiter unable to confirm the Scottish Breakfast ingredients. Unable to access restaurant from lift as doors locked.
the hotel is stunning, very unique, modern and a great place to chill out after being round the shops in edinburgh
Friendly staff. Very well appointed rooms
Helpful staff Modern decor and beautiful view of the castle Noisy guests sitting in the lounge area on 4th floor just outside our bedroom.
Good locatioin, friendly staff, breakfast excellent, room comfortable Very small car park
The location of the hotel is fantastic. Everything one needs to see in Edinburgh is within walking distance. Our room was spacious and towards the back of the building, so there was no noise coming from Grassmarket at all although we stayed there for the weekend.
Very central to Edinburgh, very nice pubs nearby and easy walk to all of the tourist sections of the town. Very helpful staff and very nice breakfast.
Helpful staff, clean rooms, good location
We love the beds and the huge wide screen TV! It was a little far from Waverley station, had to climb up and down a hill to get to the hotel!
Hotel is better than i expect, warmer, clener, and quiet Breakfast is quit expensive, compering what you get.
The hotel was modernly decorated and the rooms were of excellent quality and the food was of constant high standard
They had parking, toiletries were good the fridge was only a cooler and it would have been nice to have a proper cold fridge. Breakfast quite expensive.
room service and cleanliness of room both excellent Decor could be modernised a bit. No sink in the toilet for washing hands
The location is very good and the staff were friendly and attentive. These were the redeeming features. Poor car parking facilities, breakfast was uninspiring, room was not particularly clean.
Nice staff Did not get a separate bed for child (2years old) Poor kids playcorner
the staff brilliant with the children and nothing was to much trouble for them
Very nice room. Good sized bathroom. Excellent breakfast. As compared to most other hotels, the hot breakfast is part of the standard buffet. The dinner experience was not great. We tried Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. Only the Thai cuisine was good.
Breakfast was good, whirlpool was good. Air con was not great and swimming pool is very small
Excellent breakfast! Limited parking available
Room was very spacious, clean and overall good value for money. Location good also
quality of room and first meal I thought the price of the breakfast was excessive at £19 for a hot breakfast.Went next door to Premier and got all you can east breakfast for £7.95. Also got breakfast in cafe just down the road for £4.95. This would put be off coming back. Maybe go to premier inn next door.
Good position close to city centre and university
excellent location and comfortable space the hotel offered what i needed tho if you want room service there is not enough room for an table
staff all very helpful and polite nothing
The hotel was excellently situated was very clean and furnishings were of a very high standard. The facilities in the room included a microwave and kitchen type sink which was very handy. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The parking was difficult and you had to pay a meter but spaces were very limited.
It was central, pleasant quite spacious and comfortable. Room faced a wall, No drawer space, bathroom was badly laid out with no ventilation. There was no bar
Excellent design of the bathroom The lift(s). If there was a second one I do not know and the one was used for carrying linen, services, quests. Useless.
Excellent value with the ideal location for all the sights and amenities Not being able to open an account for the restaurant or bar
Appeared recently updated. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great location close to the train station and right off the Royal Mile. Large elevator. Bathroom very nice. Bathroom shower did not have any kind of shelf for shampoo, facecloth, etc. No where but the floor to put anything. Safe did not work, but maintenance replaced it sometime our first day. Sliding doors for closet and refrigerator, microwave area did not work. Very difficult to move doors. They ground off aluminum off the track when moving doors. All of the lights in the room were either all off or all on. Window would not close all the way.
I was disappointed that the room wasn't ready on time, it was 30 mins late. I'm pleased I didn't pay full price for the room, I still payed enough but if I had paid full price I would have been very annoyed
The hotels staff and luxurious rooms.
The rooms are well decorated; the hotel is in a great location - really excellent; the shuttle bus is useful. We were moved room twice in a five night stay. The first move was due to the sofa-bed in the studio dulexe not working. We were then upgraded to a one-bedroom apartment. This room did not have proper bathroom facilities and the bathroom flooded while the shower was in use. This resulted in a nightmarish experience - including three plumbers at the door within five minutes - clearly an ongoing situation. The room being flooded was not reported to hotel management until I complained to staff a third time. We also did not receive toiletries on a daily basis (had to ring reception to request them); did not receive an adequate number of towels; admired the charming cobwebs across the ceiling; had to request the sofa-bed to be made up several times; noted a complete lack of communication between staff and so forth.
The location of the Suites couldn't have been better. Just off the Royal Mile it was central to everything. I would have liked more frequent maid service
The hotel staff were the most pleasant I have ever encountered, they were all lovely, which makes for a wonderful stay. No
Very clean & comfortable hotel. Friendly & efficient staff Location was a little further out than originally thought..
the friendlyness of all staff from reception to cleanres. This made our stay the use of leisure facilities. The pool area could do with a little re furb
The location, very central. Staff very helpful no requirment to find a parking space!!
very helpful staff The £3.50 tray charge on room service was a bit much
The friendly/helpful approach displayed by all concerned..Next time there is no choice Macdonald without fail - well done
Being able to use the swimming pool and gym We have stayed here about five times before and have always had a twin room on the Scottish Parliament side of the hotel but this time we were in a double on the other side which we found darker and a little bit noisier. We are used to a bigger bed at home and because of the size of the duvet we needed to put the bedspread across the other way and tuck it in, otherwise there was a draught on our legs. I think possibly when we booked there was only the option of a double room rather than a twin.
the meal was excellent!
The room was very comfortable and quiet, the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Easy check in, size of room, temperature settings in room. Rooms in need of an update, a little bit out of the way.
location/ free use of the lobby coomputer/ the staff are very helpful and very nice. I felt very safe and secure. I would have prefered a more quite room, not located near the busy road. I think the beds could be a bit more comfortable.
Having separate lounge and kitchen
Very good location, excellent value for money - wanted 2 bedrooms, apartment cost £90/night for 2 of us. Could not have got that rate anywhere in a hotel in Central Edinburgh at that standard. kitchen very useful and well equipped - living room comfortable. nice to have 2 bathrooms.
Very stylish and up to date; very central; Nothing
Fully self contained. 10 min walk from Waverley station. Just off the Royal Mile. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Roomy and comfortable. Well equipped. Good location some building work and parking was tight
Really enjoyed our stay here this week. We even got upgraded to an executive suite which we hadn't asked for which was a bonus :)
great room,good location
Very convenient with children having their own bedroom. Having a kitchen made it easier for children on restricted diet. Secure parking very useful. 24 hour reception is excellent. Great location but still nice and quiet. Car parking spaces were very small and difficult to get in and out of. The cleaner left some toxic cleaning material in the bathroom by accident.
The high standard of design, the cleanliness and the location make the Aparthotel ideal for stays in Edinburgh
Cleanliness, helpful staff The window didn't close properly, allowing cold air in.
A good location and friendly, helpful staff. Rooms available when needed at short notice, with minimum fuss. The room (on 1st floor at front of building) was a little noisy until late at night. There was a confusion with our newspaper order (2 nights out of 4)
I liked the vicinity to the rest of the city. There seems to be an active nightlife very nearby.
Good standard. Good bed, room, bathroom. Room view.
I booked the hotel as part of a birthday gift for my friend and was worried that it may not be up to her expectations, given the cost. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how plush and spacious the hotel/room was. The shower was awkward to work and the water pressure was far too powerful. My friend refused to use it the next morning as she thought it would "take her skin off".
location and design bathroom needed a ventilator
loved the shower spacious size of the room and large leather sofa. Room was clean and comfortable corridors were a bit dingy and room could have done with a lick of paint. The room we had did not have a good view
I liked the modern interior. The bedroom had a bit of an echo.
Staff were very friendly, bar was fantastic, location fantastic
Great staff, good hotel bar.
Very modern design. The bed was extremely comfortable. The staff extremely friendly. The LCD tv with freeview was an added bonus. There was work going on in the hall just outside the room so there was a lot of banging, though not at unreasonable hours. I had to ask for an ice bucket & there was no way of re-filling it.
I liked the large window in our room that overlooked Edinburgh castle, it looked beautiful especially with the snow that fell that weekend. I'm pretty sure that this room was an upgrade, although this wasn't mentioned at check in. In the little sofa area we could not get any of the lights to turn on.
Some of the best staff at a hotel I have ever encountered. Extremely helpful and friendly. Good location, but fabulous facility, big modern room, great shower. Highly recommend for all travelers, especially those that will be in Edinburgh for multiple days. Really good breakfast, as well.
I arrived from the US a 6:45 am. I got to the Residence Inn at about 8 am-well before standard check-in. Sara at the front desk was awesome! She offered me coffee and breakfast, and to watch my luggage until my room became ready. And at 10:30am, she gave me my room keys. Thank you for being so very friendly and accommodating!
Central location, friendly staff, quirky decor Bathroom in need of slight updating
visit relation living in Edinburgh
the room was themed and very cool, maybe not to everyones taste, but it was like a mini museum Theres no reception area as the hotel is over a bar
It is central to main tourest location and close to both shops and restaurants. There is also a number of good pubs and guided walks basically outside the door. The ground floor pub is friendly and Atmospheric no lift, but i knew that before i went.
fun hotel, in the vibrant center of the city
Loved the room! Cool themes of famous Scots. Staff was friendly and accomodating. No elevator (could be an issue for those on top floor with lots of bags). And no signs as to where Hotel Registration is (its actually the Pub - only way into the hotel is thru there!)
Situated exactly in the centre easy access to everything The food was disgusting although it was included in the price we ate away from the hotel
The room and its furnishings were painted black!! I found this most disconcerting.I was not warned that the hotel had no lift. This was a Problem.
Excellent location. Poor food.
Exellent location Parking was my only issue and i thought the bar prices were expensive for the quality of the drinks but there are better bars within walking distance so not a major issue.
Location was great. Restaurant has a great breakfast buffet. Staff was accommodating. Pool and spa area was nice. Thought the spa men's room can be tidied up and cleaned better.
The staff at the reception and in the bar were very friendly and informative and the hotel is in a great location. Everything seemed tired and needed updating. The AC in the room was broken. There was no iron in the room, which is something I have never heard of in a 4* hotel. The bathroom door would open onto the toilet. There was no conditioner in the room. The towels felt and looked very well used & we encounter a very rude waitress while having breakfast on Sunday. Also, a man was assaulting a woman in the reception area and it took hotel guests to break it up before the staff did.
Although this was a brief trip the standard of room, staff and facilities were excellent. Room was a bit noisy from traffic outside
Location was excellent. Prices were reasonable My room was small and stuffy. I'm not going to complain about lack of A/C as this was in Edinburgh, but my tiny room had no circulation and was warmer than the ambient temperature. I found it difficult to sleep at night until I requested and received a fan. Unfortunately, the first night after getting the fan some idiot set off the fire alarm at 0300 and I had to get up at 0500.
Price of room and friendly staff 1st room was noisy
Central location for shops and restaurants Noise from street - not really fault of hotel. Very drafty windows - needs double glazing/draft excluders
room was very clean
location housekeeping poor. On both nights of my stay i had to request towels for the room, on 2nd day there were no towels at all.
close to train station and night life too expensive, not very clean, nothing extra (e.g. bathrobes, slippers etc)
Excellent location right by Edinburgh Waverley and the Royal Mile. Staff were courteous and attentive. We booked a twin (I was staying with my brother), but the booking was registered as a double (through kayak/booking.com), but they sorted it quickly and efficiently. Hotel rooms are quite warm and air con is ineffective.
Location of hotel was excellent Waited 30 minutes on luggage arriving and had to return to reception, who explained they didn't know where it was to go as they had forgotten to take room number. Also the bathroom didn't appeared to have been freshly cleaned prior to our arrival.
Convenient location N/A
Cheap rates for Edinburgh. Tired and room not clean - empty crisp packet lying on floor. A little spartan.
The location is fairly central which is good. The hotel was generally cold throughout, the room was cold. The room was clean however i would say the bathroom requires some form of general cleanup. I would imagine there are cleaner more comfortable hotels for the same money elswhere.
I liked the fact that tho we presented ourselves off the flight from Dublin at 8.15 am the receptionist said we could access the room after housekeeping had finished, around 10.15. We had breakfast and returned, very grateful. Had no complaints
Excellent value for money for great location. Large, clean room very comfortable.
Great location, very comfortable hotel at a reasonable price, very easy access to the royal mile from the back. Thought the male receptionist checking me in was a bit unfriendly, probably the end of a long shift. I did not take any of the coooked buffet breakfast as it looked so unappetising. Rest of the breakfast was very nice though.
very central far too expensive for a three star hotel
The location is perfect: right below the Royal Mile and next to the central station and the bus stop to/from the airport. The staff is friendly enough, the room clean and comfortable.
Great price. Perfect location to walk with luggage from the train station (less than 5 minute walk) and close to a bus stop (less than 10 minute walk) to the airport. Incredibly helpful staff. Clean rooms, well furnished. So pleased.
The location is great for sightseeing and for shopping, and is just a couple of minutes from the train station. The rooms are a good size and were very clean. The rooms at the front overlooking the train station are very noisy.
the reseption staff who made our checked in was very helpfull staff
Staff were very helpfull. The location of the hotel to the conference just across the road was excellent. The heating system in the bedroom was quiet noisy when it was on.
room only option - safe facility - reception staff very helpful - location no bath but shower was good
Nice modern hotel in a quiet side street, very close to the theatre we were attending that night. Pleasant reception staff both on arrival and when leaving. Attention to detail with regards to cleanliness, bedside tables and desk were very sticky, everything else was fine.
Ideal location, good food and with private parking
Staff were excellent Breakfast varied and high quality Location perfect for seeing Edinburgh Niggly maintenance issues eg door handles broken, shower pulsed hot and cold, noisy plumbing
Very nice and comfortable room.
Friendly staff, minor problem in the room, a broken iron, was dealt with very quickly. A top score in my view. Breakfast - excellent.
Very nice modern rooms, good location & very good value.
A good clean well run hotel with friendly and helpfull staff .
Helpful welcoming staff. Well located for the city centre.
Wonderful hotel with great staff. Craig, the Manager, was a great guy always helpful and smiley! Would definitely come back. Nothing!
Pleasant modern hotel good location , good breakfast Heating difficult to operate no instructions extra blankets not provided
It was nice to experience a brand new hotel that was only opened two days prior staying.
Clean and good location
Central location. Comfortable room. Breakfast could be improved with more selection of hot food.
The hotel is in a convenient location for walking around the Royal Mile area and exploring Edinburgh. It was clean, comfortable and the included breakfast was good too.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are big and confortable. Nothing negative expect for the breakfast. Limit amount of breakfast. Might not be a good choice if you are going to stay in Edinburgh for more than 4 days.
Great location in city center Services were poor for the price charged, parking was very expensive, room was small, no face towels, lobby has vending machines with limited service and cramped
Clean and secure hotel. Good simple breakfast.
proximity to Royal Mile Hotel wanted to charge 25 pounds per day for small dog.When queried, they then said £25 for entire stay. Eventally,they did not charge for dog.I thought this was a very excessive charge and this should have been stated before we made the booking.