So I wrote a review for this after staying one night about 18 months ago. Since then I have been there a lot on business, more than I care to mention, but I am still very impressed with the place.
The rooms are almost all really nice. Quite modern, which you may or may not like.
The gym is big and well specced.
The pool is excellent, probably my fav amongst all business type hotel pools i have seen, and most of the time I was there it wasn’t too busy, though it is annoying that there are a couple of spa type baths in the pool area that in 9 months of going to and regularly swimming I have never seen working once. No shallow areas so it is a length swimming pool, not one for little kids.
I really should have been to the spa once, but not really a spa type, so haven’t been.
Restaurant is good.
Lounge is great, free nibbles and drink from 530-730 and a light breakfast in the morning too. The nibbles get very samey if you go there a lot, they could do with more than a 4 or 5 type cycle. Never ever made it to happy hour for 530, but it is amazing how many G+Ts or glasses of red wine you can pack into 35 minutes if you are motivated and have attentive staff like they do up there.
Staff on the whole are great, though sometimes problems (usually related to problems with the lights or telly) don’t seem to be communicated around very well, which has led to 3 earnest staff members one after the other valiantly trying to fix a problem that clearly isn’t their area of expertise, rather than the message properly getting to the person who can fix it.
My biggest complaint, by a million miles, was that the cleaning staff used to park their trolleys outside the rooms in preparation for cleaning the rooms, on the lower floors this was stupidly early, and wake me up. Thankfully the last couple of months this seems to have changed. The corridors aren’t that long, so it never made any sense to me why they couldnt keep them away. A few complaints were made about this but it never seemed to make any difference.
Having stayed here so much I must now have enough loyalty type points to ensure I generally get nicer rooms. The Castle View ones are a definite step up from the standard ones, much more airy. Most of the standard ones are fine and still nice, though a few I have found a bit dark and claustrophobic.
If I had just been staying in the standard rooms would have only given this a 4, but as they usually give me a nicer room…
Overall I think there have been a few issues with the hotel, but not enough for me to dislike it, which is saying something given how often I have stayed in it.
Really nice place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sheraton Grand has been Edinburgh's gathering place for many years and it is the perfect place to discover this unique destination. From the moment you set foot inside the granite-floored lobby, you'll feel welcome. One Square, our restaurant and bar, serves a delicious range of classic British dishes all day long, while our beautiful bedrooms blend contemporary comfort and Scottish materials with cutting-edge technology. Of course, some things at the Sheraton have always been unbeatable, from One Spa's iconic rooftop Hydropool, to the breath-taking views of Edinburgh Castle. We can't wait to share them with you. ... more less
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