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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

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#99 of 160 hotels in Edinburgh
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Situated in the lively theatre district of Edinburgh with the old town just minutes away, the Cairn Edinburgh has recently undergone a complete refurbishment to high standard. The hotel offers fantastic accommodation suited for leisure and corporate guests alike easily accessible by rail with the Edinburgh Waverley station only a 10 minute walk away.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Nik wrote a review Feb 2024
Dundee, United Kingdom76 contributions37 helpful votes
The hotel was a great choice for us, we walked from here to everywhere, 20mins to Royal Mile, Lovely welcome from the receptionist, who greeted us with a lovely smile, and very welcoming, we were early for check-in(3hrs) but our room was ready, and clean. We missed breakfast as overslept- beds were too comfy!. We would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel and return, and the parting gift of macaroons was a lovely touch and again a very friendly departure from the receptionist! Thank you for a great stay! 🩷
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nic, thank you for your great review, we are pleased to read that you had a great stay with us, sorry when you called reception in the morning to be told that breakfast was almost finished maybe next time you will be ok to have it, i always have a smile for every guest that enters and departs the hotel a little happiness goes a long way. thank you again and we hope to see you in the future Regards Helen
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J153x wrote a review Jan 2024
173 contributions48 helpful votes
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I had a hotel voucher to use at hotelgift.com, so this was one of the cheapest hotels that looked decent in Edinburgh. The total price was £125 for one night. The hotel is 15 min walk from Waverley station. It was clean (apart from someone else’s contact lense being stuck to the toilet floor). Room was pretty small for two people and was very warm, we didn’t mind the heat as our flat is warm too but I could imagine it may be too much for some. Bar onsite, 2 x free bottles of water with 2 x crisps in the room. I did find it a bit outrageous to charge £1 per luggage bag when you would like them to store your luggage, first place I’ve ever stayed that has charged for such a thing. Service was fine, it wasn’t anything outstanding but pleasant. All in all, a good stay for reasonable price in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thank you for your review, we do pride ourselves in the cleanliness of the hotel and I am sorry to hear that you found a contact lens on the floor, I'm not sure which room type you had booked but to me it sounds like it was a small double room and it does state on all websites that these rooms are smaller than others, we have always charged for luggage storage for £1 which is pretty cheap and this can be left all day whereas at the bus station, they charge from £5 but this is your choice to leave your items we do not force this upon you, we are happy that other than this you enjoyed your stay with us Regards Helen
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Rebecca G wrote a review Jan 2024
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location, helpful staff and comfortable beds. The place could be improved by insulating the front door which had massive gaps. The sofas were impossible to sit on. Aside from those two points which can be addressed easily by the management, it was a superb stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 13 Jan 2024
Dear Rebecca, thank you for your review, we are in the process of upgrading the apartments but this does take time to do so hopefully they will be ready soon
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Caddilac89 wrote a review Dec 2023
malaysia1059 contributions125 helpful votes
About 7 minutes walk from St James Quarter, 15 minutes from Royal Mile. My one bedroom apartment is very spacious with plenty of space for 4 adults, excellent heating, fast wifi, strong shower and comfortable bedding. Very convenient to access Calton Hill too!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to see you in the future Regards Helen
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andrea l wrote a review Dec 2023
kirkby stephen18 contributions4 helpful votes
Loved this hotel. Friendly staff, spotlessly clean, small double room (which it was) but had everything you need. Hairdryer, iron/ ironing board, fan, lovely hot shower and comfy bed. Easy stroll into the old town but lots of nice shops and restaurants/pubs nearby
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to see you in the future Regards Helen
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cara f wrote a review Oct 2023
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It was a lovely experience to stay at Cairn Hotel. We had been upgraded to a larger room with no extra charge. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the environment is very comfortable and friendly. Angela served us at the bar and was very nice and friendly. Breakfast could be better but satisfactory. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 10 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review, we are pleased to read that the hotel met your expectations and i have passed on your comments to Anjana Regards Helen
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Susan O wrote a review Oct 2023
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The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The location was excellent with Calton hill and wonderful bars and restaurants only minutes away.We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back to visit again !!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 14 Oct 2023
Dear Susan, thank you for your kind review, we do pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch here, we are happy to read that your stay with us met your expectations and hopefully on your next visit we can exceed that. Kind Regards Helen
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Sylvia D wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Arriving at hotel earlier than check in time to leave our bags. We were told our room was ready so checked in by very friendly staff. We were shown to our room and explained everything we needed to know. The breakfast room was spotless and the selection of food excellent. The hotel overall was excellent for our needs. We would recommend for hotel and where situated. We got the tram from the airport to picardy place, a few minutes walk to hotel perfect.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 3 Sept 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review, We are a friendly bunch here and we are happy that the hotel met your expectations and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Helen
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Sally-Ann C wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions83 helpful votes
Quiet hotel within walking distance of the Scots Memorial and old Edinburgh. Rooms were very small and very hot (we stayed in late summer) even with a fan it was very warm. Very clean, nice bathroom though the shower had terrible water pressure. Friendly staff. There is no elevator in this hotel, made for a challenge carrying our bags up two flights of stairs and along hallways (we went through several fire doors to reach the stairs). Overall a nice hotel to stay in if you’re not looking to spend a lot of time in your room, and let’s face it when travelling you want to be out and about as much as possible.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kannan Nair, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 3 Sept 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your review, we are a friendly bunch and are eager to help in any way we can we do have only 1 flight of stairs, not 2 but if you needed help we would have done this for you as we don't have porterage, most hotels have lengthy hallways in them and unfortunately we can't change this also it does state on all booking platforms that we do not have a lift. Regards Helen
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AngelaPeta wrote a review Aug 2023
9 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked for the Edinburgh Tattoo, and this hotel was a great choice for us, we walked from here to everywhere, 20mins to Royal Mile, Holyrood, but the hotel are more than happy to book you a taxi, our first encounter with the hotel was their receptionist, who greeted us with a lovely smile, and very welcoming, we were early for check-in(3hrs) but our room was ready, and clean. The bar is open for tea coffee and alcohol, you can take whatever to your room. Breakfast was good a large choice of hot and cold, great coffee machine. We would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel and return, and the parting gift of macaroons was a lovely touch, Thank you for a great stay
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review of the hotel and staff we are happy to read that the hotel met your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in the future. Regards Helen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Which popular attractions are close to Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.2 miles), Edinburgh Treasure Hunts (0.1 miles), and Nelson Monument (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Walnut, Mamma Roma, and Educated Flea.
Is Cairn Hotel Edinburgh located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Cairn Hotel Edinburgh?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.6 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.8 miles).