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Stay Central Hotel

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stay Central is a really central place to stay in, while in Edinburgh. It's bang in the heart of the Old Town - and short walks take you to Grassmarket, Market Street, Holyrod and the historic Royal Mile. Very convenient to embark on consucted tours as most coaches start from Royal Mile, just about a 10 minute walk away. There...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I think my younger self would have really loved this place. Nice/clean rooms right above a local sports pub. Turns out my cab driver actually met his bride at the pub known as Three Sisters. Don't come here expecting a quiet stay. While it didn't really bother me, I could hear noise from the pub below and while walking down...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi James A, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our comfy, clean bedrooms and our amazing central location in the heart of Old Town! We would love to see you again, remember to get...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stayed at the Stay Central Hotel for one evening. The room was very clean, plenty of space for the four of us. Really modern and quirky we would definitely recommend it to others. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was right next door to the three sisters pub and courtyard. Never heard any noice from either...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rachel E, Thanks you so much for your amazing review following your stay with us at STAY Central. The team are delighted that you had such a good time in Edinburgh. Its great to hear that you enjoyed all the extra touches that really help us stand out from the crowd. Remember and contact us directly next time you...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the weekend that EdFringe was beginning. The accommodations were excellent, the location, SUPER, but the beer garden in the courtyard was packed and noisy with screaming revellers until the wee hours EVERY night. I'm sure if I was much younger, we would have been fine. Be sure to request a QUIET room and make sure that yours...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi lbjolicoeur, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your stay during the festival! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our central location, right in the heart of the festival. As our Three Sisters bar is one of the most popular fringe venues we can be subject to some unavoidable noise, however as...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

we really like the location of the hotel, and it was really cheap in comparison to other ones on the same date. it's quite quirky which I liked, very clean and had a comfortable bed. we only stayed one night and we didn't have breakfast which makes it hard to find fault with it! my ONLY complaint is that the...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi soclanat, Thank you for taking the time to write this great 5 star review of your recent stay with us! It's fab to know that you liked our unique and modern bedrooms and that you enjoyed our central location in the heart of old town! We do offer AUX cables (for free hire) at reception which allow any phone...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect located in Old town within walking distance to most of places of intrest. Cool , clean rooms with nice beds and big bathtowels and good quality showergel etc. But best of all free tea , coffee and nespresso pods and machine. The hotel is next door to an on weekends very buzy pubs with young people that like to...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi krelhb32, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we really appreciate your feedback. Our central location is perfect for exploring the city on foot, and we're lucky enough to be just a 2 minute walk away from the hop on hop off buses too! We're so pleased to read that you enjoyed our...

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soap and showergel should be renewed on a daily basis. In the brochure in the room it says you can order food 24/24 which is not the case. Continental breakfast is poor and it was always freezing in the breakfast area so we needed to keep our coats on while eating.

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hello ceuleman_myriam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent stay, we appreciate all comments we receive from our guests. I'm sorry to hear that the complimentary toiletries were not replenished daily in your room and that your in room brochure was misleading - these issues will be taken seriously and investigated. And your comments...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wonderful to arrive on Saturday and expirence the fun atmosphere of the hotel. Decorated with Christmas lights all around, good music, stalls that sold food and drinks. Although it was a party outside there was no noise in the room or distraction for those who wanted to go to bed early. The staff was wonderful in every way....

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gunnhildur S! Wow - thank you for this excellent 5 star review of your recent stay with us. We love to read such positive feedback about our guests time in Edinburgh! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit, and that you also got to experience our outdoor cinema in the Three Sisters Courtyard...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 5 nights from 22 Dec to 27 Dec 2016 in an extra large room for 4 persons on the 3rd floor. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly staff at the front desk. Check in and check out were brisk and hassle free. The room was very clean and facilities like tea, coffee and even chocolate and...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Amiruddin2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of your recent stay with us in Edinburgh! It's a joy to read that you found our staff to be so friendly and that they provided a smooth and easy check in for you, I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to...

Worksop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, short walk to castle and the shops. All the staff we dealt with were excellent, very helpful. corridors and stairwells could do with a lick of paint, quite grubby and tired but the rooms themselves were fine, clean and tidy.

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul W, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh and liked our central location, helpful staff and clean rooms! We would love to see you again, remember to get in touch directly on 0131 6226801 for our best rates!...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At STAY central we aim a little bit higher than just providing you with a good night's sleep. We have 37 fresh and refurbished bedrooms perfect for 2 to share or bedrooms for up to 6 guests. We like to look after you and free Wi-Fi is a must for our guests. Each of our lovely bedrooms have large flat screen TV's, iPod docks, rain fall style showers to get lathered up in and lots of little extras you won't expect. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's eclectic Cowgate surrounding the famous lively Three Sisters bar, STAY Central is a short stroll from everywhere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay Central Hotel

Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: £54 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Don't opt for a room facing the pub downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles SunilNambiar, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a QUIET room”
 of 5 bubbles lbjolicoeur, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the higher floor to avoid sounds coming from the pub next to the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Amiruddin2014, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room was lovely, modern and well equipped :) ”
 of 5 bubbles 104matte, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms on the back”
 of 5 bubbles NHearn, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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