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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at the place for 2 nights. The decor in the bar and reception was lovely. The bedroom was small but clean however we had to walk 70 steps to gt to bedroom. When we went for breakfast on the 2nd morning there was no plates. When i asked the waiter for plates i was told they had none that...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We loved it all, it was all organised, we didn't have any problems with the deposit or anything like that, it was all sorted, the bedroom was perfect for our liking, we stayed there for a week, and one day we wanted to have dinner on the hotel, it was 10 minutes before their kitchen's close time but that didn't...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place is ok. It's a budget hotel for a budget price. Cleanliness is not the greatest. On getting into bed the previous occupiers contacts case and hair was left in an obviously slept in bed. Had to request new bedding 11.30pm. Wasn't very happy. Also the shower is cracked open exposing live wires . Be careful in bedroom 5...

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a one night stay DDB, With an ITISON Voucher, Great Room/Suite, with no High Tech Gadgets, Dinner was Very good, Service from the Spanish Lady was great and accomodating to talk to. Breakfast was a let down, Frozen Pork 8s Sausages, no Bacon, Gastros not hot enough, Folk lined up waiting to use a Domestic Toaster, The other Spanish...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were told they would need a credit card to pre authorised the payment along with a £25 charge just in case we ordered drinks etc to the room! We refused this and just paid on a debit card. Then to our room, the hallway carpets were stained and in need of replacing. Once inside the room the...

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3Thank Lauren W
Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi LaurenW Thanks for your post. As I am sure you are aware I have also responded to an email you sent to the hotel after departure and I will continue to correspond directly with you. It is true to say that there are some matters you raise with which we concur, obviously we are sorry for those and have...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on Monday. The hotel is in a good location, the room was lovely and big with a great view. When we checked in we heard the couple in front of us get asked for a credit card for pre authorisation and they were told they couldn't take a debit card. We were not told this before we...

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scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Attended a BBQ at the Place on their amazing outdoor terrace. The food and staff were great and I'd thoroughly recommend it!" Did not stay at the hotel but asked to see the room which looked out standing

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1Thank seaneScotland
Scotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely shocking hotel with dirty bathroom and shower, plus tired and dirty floors, furniture and just about everything else. We arrived late evening and dropped our bags in the room and headed for our planned evening out. Unfortunately we hadn't noticed the poor condition of our Superior room and it was only in the morning when we actually had time...

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Crieff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent two nights at The Place on an Itison deal. A superior room which was spacious, clean and afforded a wonderful vista over North Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife. We had a delicious breakfast (yes, no bacon - but get over it, there are plenty of other things to eat and the reason for its absence must...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hello mogart68 Many thanks for posting such a comprehensive, helpful and balanced review. Our best deals tend to be off peak, being in Edinburgh city centre as we are. I am sure we will be repeating a similar offer next winter season. However we are a great base for a summer visit when Edinburgh is at its thronging best. Kindest...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely, nice and clean, small rooms but great views. Beware tho if your on the top floor, its a lot of steps to get up if ur not that able, there is no lift. Bar is great and the sitting room is good, all in all a good hotel, close to city centre and shopping, no parking...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi Kazza196 Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We do try to make it clear that we are not a great choice for those with mobility issues. We have first floor rooms which are more accessible but the property is Georgian Townhouse and not suited to having a lift installed Unfortunately our parking places have been lost...

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Located close to the Playhouse Theatre and the city’s fashionable shopping district, The Place is perfect for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh, a romantic weekend or an escape from the stresses of corporate life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Place

Address: 34 - 38 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: £52 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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#64 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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 of 5 bubbles Deveron7, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A 'superior room' will ensure you are not in thé basement with no view.”
 of 5 bubbles mogart68, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep to lower floors if you don't like climbing stairs !”
 of 5 bubbles Kazza196, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you have problems with stairs be aware there is no lift”
 of 5 bubbles AndHod, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors at rear have good views but there was no lift for ours. Be prepared for lots of stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles GillyJenks, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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