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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #45 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 January 2014

great stay all the staff were very friendly and helpful the room was very clean and the complimentary touches were really great such as the coffee best i have tasted in a hotel room plus the Tunnocks tea cakes were a great touch.The hotel is in a great location for sightseeing. The three sisters bar does a great breakfast the service was great and nothing was any trouble we also had a pizza in the evening it was one of the best i have tasted freshly made not frozen overall experience of hotel and the three sisters bar was absolutely excellent we will defiantly return to this hotel any time we are visiting Edinburgh

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank james r
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Central E, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Good afternoon james r,

Big thank you for this great feedback regarding our new STAY central hotel, hearing about your experience and the service received with us is genuinely appreciated.

I’ll be sure to pass your comments on to our team & kitchen regarding our tasty pizzas & breakfast service also. Next time you fancy a visit to Edinburgh don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly, we would love to have you stay with us again.

Best wishes, Rachel Duff – General Manager

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Had booked this through Super-breaks and found it was really central. Only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Train Station. The staff were really friendly and informative. Gave us a map and marked on it how to get to the theatre. The hotel is in the middle of an upgrade but we didn't have any disruptions.
Our beds were the comfiest we have had - great nights sleep. Enjoyed the filter coffee and the Tunnocks tea cake. Our room was at the rear and a bit different. We had Dandy front page wallpaper on one wall. There was an i-pod dock, good selection of teas and bottled water (nice touch). The shower was a large walk in and clean.
Had a lovely breakfast in the three sisters bar. Young man recommended the porridge which was delicious and there was plenty of choice.
Would visit again mid week - heard that hen & stag nights popular at weekends.
Couldn't use the mobile in the room but as I'm not a youngster it wasn't a major problem for me!!!

Room Tip: ask for room at back - the front has a massive outside area
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Susan K
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Central E, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It’s great to hear you thought our beds were the comfiest you have had and had a great night’s sleep. This is one of our most important aims for our guests. I will be sure to share your kind feedback regarding our staff & breakfast with all the team, again thank you.

Let us know next time you’re returning to Edinburgh directly and we will be more than happy to help.

Best wishes, Rachel Duff – General Manager

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed one night in an XXL room, booked at the last minute for £60 and were really impressed! The hotel staff were great. Maria particularly was energetic, friendly, informative and happily answered any questions we had.

Our room was situated at the back of the hotel on the second floor and we were delighted with the fresh modern and funky design of the interior. Our room was clean, spacious and there were some really nice touches such as a walk-in shower, ipod dock, List magazine, and a selection of refreshments; fresh bean coffee, assortment of tea’s and Tunnocks tea cakes.

For a sightseeing weekend in Edinburgh the hotel’s location, in the Cowgate area of the city, was excellent- very accessible to all the tourist spots and less than a 5 minute walk to the Royal Mile. A really cool place to stay.

Room Tip: The XXL room had two double beds and bunkbeds which each had their own wall mounted TVs - a great ch...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fiona C
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi Fiona,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review about your recent stay with us here at STAY Central Hotel :-)

I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms, quirky room amenities and our fantastic staff - I will personally pass on your kind words to Maria, she will really appreciate them!

We hope to welcome you back again soon,

Rachel & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here, beds were comfy and there were lots of nice complimentary touches like Tunnock's teacakes, toiletries and decent coffee. The decor of the hotel was fresh and modern and the staff were friendly and helpful, even booking a cab for us at reception. Only downsides were lack of phone signal and WiFi in our room (105) and the fact that the hotel caters for a younger crowd (I am an ancient 35 year old) so got woken up several times on the first night by the room above partying until 4am (but can't blame the hotel for that). Hotel is also in an excellent location...a short trot to the Royal Mile and all the sights. Would definitely recommend

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Spoony14
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi Spoony,

Thanks for the great review!

I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed the newly refurbished rooms and the amenities we offer, as well as our fantastic location right in the heart of Edinburgh :-)

We hope to welcome you back again in the future; please get in touch for the best rate if you are returning to Edinburgh.

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Fantastic service and staff. Ally and Maria exceptional with assistance and local knowledge. Hotel in the perfect spot in the city, making all destinations easily accessible. The rooms were very clean, cleaned regularly and the staff could help out with anything you needed or wanted. Rooms furnished and decorated in modern and classy fashion!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Nick G
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi Nick,

Wow, what a great review!! Thank you for taking the time to share it with others.

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, our great location and of course our fantastic staff - Maria and Ally will both be touched to be mentioned by name and it's great that you found them so helpful.

Please let us know next time you are returning to Edinburgh and we will sort you out with the best returner rate :-)

Best Wishes,

Rachel Duff
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

This hotel is just perfect, I can't say enough good things about it! The location is within 5 minutes walking to the Royal Mile which is full of shops and restaurants. The room itself is remodeled and is young and fresh; the hotel definitely caters towards the younger generation, which we loved! I have to say, the shower is probably the best shower I've ever had in a hotel - it's a rainfall shower that won't disappoint. They really did a great job on the little details and made it very comfortable. The staff was fantastic - everyone was very helpful and kind. Right next door, actually attached is the Three Sisters Pub which is a good place for drinks and a good atmosphere if you aren't looking to venture too far from the hotel. Also, that's where breakfast is in the morning and for €5 per people per day you get a great full scottish breakfast there, definitely worth it! Overall, my husband and I enjoyed our stay and can't wait to visit again!

Oh yeah, one last thing, make sure to put your name up on the world map they have in their front lobby - what a cool idea!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank NVEME702
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi NVEME,

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 Duff
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Stay Central hotel has been amazing. amazing location right in the middle of everything, one block back from Edinburgh castle and the royal mile. Reception staff have been amazing, thanks heaps to Ally for all your help with the Tv, and room and general directions about the place, most appreciated. Best breakie served by Matty, amazingly large portions and friendly manner. Thanks guys for making it a great stay. Also massive Tv and built in iPod speakers to the bedroom and bathroom where awesome :)

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Jono F,

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 Duff
General Manager

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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 #45 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £69 - £266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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