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“Delivered Above Expectations”
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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #44 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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“Delivered Above Expectations”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Background - middle age bloke on one night business trip.
Expectations - clean, friendly.
Experience - firstly location, this was spot on but this is area I wished to stay therefore that's why I booked it. Arrival was not perfect as had a very long day and person at reception was unable to book me in so had to wait a while until proper receptionist arrived. Having said this I had a nice chat with non trained person and was offered a cup of coffee. Staff were very friendly though.
I was given a very large room with a double and two singles which was far too much for me on my own! Not to worry.
The room however was spotless with loads of quirkiness to it and some really nice touches as many have mentioned in other reviews. Bathroom fab with nice toiletries which matters to me as cant carry these things around whilst taking flights with flight bag only. Shower was superb. Nice there was loads of plug points for my laptop and phones and was able to do some work at the well laid out desk with quick and free wifi - yippee.
Breakfast was superb as well.
I stayed on a cold early week night in room over beer garden and had an early night. I can imagine it might be noisy at busier times but can only go on my experience in that it was absolutely silent.
Only recommendation is that there could be better guidance provided by staff on arrival about things like breakfast times and checkout as there was no info in my room. A nice pack that explains ethos of hotel as well as the website does.
Despite the slight niggles this in no way prevents me from giving five stars given the price paid as well. Proof of any stay is that I would definitely stay here again.

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Hi Socialentrepreneur,

What a great review – it’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback about our new hotel :-)

I hope we can welcome you back again – please get in touch if you are returning to Edinburgh and we will sort you out with the best returner rate!

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Hotel Team
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Property: Stay Central Hotel
Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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 
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Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
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