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Wiltshire
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great value with a clean, really smartly designed room and bathroom. Our twin consisted of a double plus two bunks. Great TV you could move around easily on Wall bracket, great shower, toiletries coffees loads of different teas, fizzy and still water provided. WiFi good, blackout blinds...i could go on. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. No issues leaving our...

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

Hi FoodieJogger, Thank you so much for this excellent 5 star review of your recent stay with us, it's great to hear such positive feedback from our guests! We're so pleased that you were pleasantly surprised by our modern hotel and that you loved our friendly reception staff and great rooms! We would love to have you STAY again, remember...

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was looking forward to staying here. Not often I get to stay in Edinburgh. Stay Central were offering terrific value for money on a Sunday night. The welcome was good although a little strange walking through a tented village set up for the Rugby I presume. A very shaky lift took me to the third floor and I entered a...

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

Hi Ricardo_Bear, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we appreciate all feedback we receive from our guests. We're pleased to hear that you found us to be a good value hotel and that you enjoyed our modern bedrooms. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had with the wifi - this will...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival at the Stay Central, the entrance is located across the pub courtyard so you walk into the Three Sisters and expectations are that the hotel itself will be dirty and loud. After walking in the door it was an entirely different experience. The receptionist was lovely and welcoming, the corridors were clean and fresh looking and our room...

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

Hi Jen L! Thank you for this excellent review of your recent stay with us - it sounds like you had a great time in Edinburgh and it's fab to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We're so pleased to have made your stay so comfortable and love being able to offer a cooked breakfast in bed from our Three...

Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were here for a hen party which the hotel is perfect for, joined on to a great bar. our room overlooked the courtyard which was quite noisy from the bar but not a problem for us as we weren't in the room much. bathroom is great and our room (the XL) was very spacious. the built in sound system...

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

Hi Gemma W, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about your recent stay with us in Edinburgh! Our central location in the heart of Old Town, surrounded by some of the best pubs in the city is certainly a perfect place to have a hen party! It's fab to hear that you enjoyed one of...

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here with my daughter and 3 grandchildren, the hotel is fabulous, the staff are friendly and our room was amazing. The hotel is beside a bussling pub but we could hear no noise in our room. We had a 6 bedded room whuich usually means everyone cramped up together but at Stay Edinburgh the room was massive with...

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

Hi Christine10958, Wow - thank you for this excellent 5 star review of your recent stay with us! We are delighted to hear that you liked our quirky decor and spacious modern rooms - perfect for a family visit to the city! We're so pleased that you enjoyed a quiet nights sleep and that you loved our Tunnocks' Teacakes! Don't...

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try out this hotel for the first time after hearing about it through a sister hotel at Grassmarket. Even though I had only booked for the one night, I was more than happy with the service and it was far better than I had first thought. I stayed in Room 108 (L Double). The room itself was modern...

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

Hi JModulo, Wow! Thank you so much for this excellent review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit from our friendly reception staff to our quirky in room touches like the iPod docks and amazing rainfall showers! We are so flattered that you have already booked to STAY...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is connected to the 3 Sisters Bar which is an excellent bar and restaurant. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Modern rooms, close to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, close to other attractions in Edinburgh. Definitely will stay there again in the future.

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

Hi eric1857, Thank you so much for this excellent 5 star review of your recent stay with us, it's great to hear such positive feedback from our guests! We are so lucky to be connected to The Three Sisters bar who always show the best live sport, offer room service and provide a great hot breakfast for all of our...

San Dona Di Piave, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

broken elevator repaired after 4 days, the room on the third flor, next to the trumpet of the scale, from which came the noises of the pub untill 1,30 a.m.room furnished with style but not very functional, dangerous iron bedside tables, great tv but no coat hangers. continental breakfast too haphazard. friendly and helpful staff.

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

Hi nicolettaparrella, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we appreciate all feedback we receive from our guests. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy some aspects of your stay, your comments will certainly be taken on board and discussed at our next team meeting. I am pleased however to hear that...

Coventry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in an executive room on a Sunday and Monday night. Room was at the back of the hotel on the third floor, very quiet, clean and large enough for the two of us (additional bed in the room for a child if you need one). Breakfast is in the adjoining Three Sistors pub, £5, amazing value! No parking on...

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

Hi Kev S, It is a pleasure to read such a lovely review and thank you very much for your 4 stars. I am pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh and your stay at STAY Central. No need to wait for a last minute deal we have fantastic returners rates available all year round!! Let us know when...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If we could give more stars we would! Fantastic place to stay in, such friendly and helpful staff especially Eric! Perfect location, near all the hot spots! We will be back! 🤗🤗 amy and niamh x ireland

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

Hi amy m, Thank you kindly for reviewing our STAY Central, we really appreciate you leaving such a fantastic comment for all of our future guests to see! I will make sure all the team including Eric see that you found them to be friendly and helpful. They work hard every day ensuring that all of our guests know exactly...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • 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: £64 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Size M is very comfortable for 2 for two nights.”
 of 5 bubbles jenl748, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don't come here if your looking for an early night”
 of 5 bubbles gemmaw699, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a quiet room at the rear of the hotel.”
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin' - Day Bed
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin' Bathroom
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
  • Room 108 'L Executive Double / Twin'
 of 5 bubbles JModulo, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms at the rear of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles KevS753, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a high floor, not overlooking the pub/bar.”
 of 5 bubbles 665chloes, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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