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KM Central

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COMPLETELY REFURBISHED IN AUGUST 2017. KM Central now offers 45 modern and stylish bedrooms and a contemporary breakfast room. Located just 5 minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, KM Central offers the perfect base for your next visit to Edinburgh, be it for work or leisure.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
176Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
50Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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Booked hotel based on location & recommendation, was for a party of 8 for my wife's surprise 40th birthday. Location was great for the Grassmarket & Royal mile. Rooms were spotless but rather small, however, more that suitable for a short stay. Staff were very friendly at both
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Stayed with my fiancee. She found it on booking.com and what a find. Tucked away from the hussle and bussle of the city. Room was small but we liked it. We did encounter the shower a tad cold but you know these things happen. The decor of the room was ibis styles look. The
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Response from RobertKitzinger, Manager at KM Central
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mattdale73, Thank you very much for your 5 star review following your stay. I am delighted to read your wonderful comments which have been shared with the team. I am sorry to hear about the shower, if you would be so kind to contact myself direct so I can get this investigated. Hopefully we have the opportunity in the future to look after you again. Kindest regards, Robert Kitzinger
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Very central location (new Royal Mile etc), everything was as expected, clean room, friendly staff, very good breakfast. Ideal for a cheaper stay over if you are not going to be in your room much as the room is only slightly bigger than the bed, but this was fine for what I
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Response from RobertKitzinger, Manager at KM Central
Responded 1 week ago
Dear robbo997, Many thanks for your review following your stay at KM Central. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Robert
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location is close to central, but it was hard to find. room been very small, bed is right against the window- and in night its been a bit cold -air been coming, also in morning cars collecting garbage so could be noisy- so choose room with view not on main street . breakfast
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Response from Voyage44925596704, Manager at KM Central
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Just me A, Thank you for your review following your stay at KM Central. I'm sorry you experienced issue and would appreciate if you contact myself direct to investigate. The team and myself appreciate your comments regarding breakfast and our service and look forward to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
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Hotel is a short walk from the centre of Edinburgh, near to the University of Edinburgh. Staff were very friendly on reception and the food was excellent at breakfast (lots of choice including some Scottish delicacies). The room was clean and comfortable and had a huge bed! It
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Response from Voyage44925596704, Manager at KM Central
Responded 4 Jan 2019
Dear Lanzz123, Thank you for your review following your stay at KM Central. The team and myself are delighted to read your very positive comments. I'm sorry to read about your issues in the room and would appreciate if you contact myself direct to allow me to identify the room you stayed. We all look forward to welcome you back and hopefully on your next visit to Edinburgh we will be the hotel of your choice. Best wishes, Robert KItzinger
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Hi - I would recommend a Taxi or Tram/Bus into City Centre and then either walk or take a taxi. We hope to see you soon. Robert
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Dear Dunyazade, Yes we have luggage storage on-site in case you arrive before our 2pm check-in time. The team will be delighted to assist. We are looking forward to welcome you soon. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
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Definitely go and see the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle ! The architecture is breathtaking!
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No parking close by all seemed to be permit holders. May be worth phoning to ask. Sorry cannot be more help.
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"not on main str"
"No elevator"
"I had 1st floor room street side. Woke twice by vehicles (quiet road). Could ask for room away from road."
"Good value with clean and excellent service!"
"Ask for lower room if stairs are an issue"
US$74 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kenneth Mackenzie
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghSouthside & Holyrood
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