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“Great funky hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #43 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Great funky hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend with my partner while visiting friends in Edinburgh. Hotel is really well located in the centre of Edinburgh which gives easy access to major tourist sites. Hotel is attached onto a lively pub full of hens and stags so would recommend for people looking for a lively weekend. With saying that bar shuts down at the dot of one so no major issue of noise. Rooms are modern and extremely comfortable. Would come again!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Hi aisling,

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh - it sounds like you had a lovely time with your partner!

It's great to hear your enjoyed our city centre location and found our rooms to be comfortable and accommodating :-)

I hope we can welcome you back next time you are in Edinburgh.

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Hotel Team
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

No problems with the hotel as such ... staff were pleasant, room was comfortable and clean and location was spot on for a visit to the theatre. My biggest problem was the general noise from the pub outside the hotel especially when they started moving beer barrels around at about 2.30am!!!
We had requested a "quiet" room too! ( god knows what the noise levels would have been like at the front of the hotel!) I would certainly suggest if you want a good nights sleep - this is not a hotel for you.

Room Tip: stay elsewhere if you want to sleep at the weekend..... no such thing as a quiet room at this hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Hi pixcell,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here in Edinburgh - we appreciate all the feedback we receive from our guests.

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us; and that we managed to get it right with the room, cleanliness, location and staff :-)

I am sorry to hear you still experienced noise issues during your stay - I have discussed the points raised with the Bar Management team and your feedback has been taken on board.

I hope we will be able to welcome you back again and make this up to you,

Rachel & The STAY Central Hotel Team
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stopped overnight on a tour around Scotland, giving us most of the following day to "do" Edinburgh. Good night's sleep in a fun and well-appointed room. The only down-side was a lack of parking nearby, giving us a bit of extra walking. Otherwise: Comfortable bed, great coffee-making facilities, glorious rain shower, a great way to close our holiday.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi Rob,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of your stay with us here in Edinburgh!

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us - it sounds like you made the most of your day here :-)

Please keep in touch to ensure you receive the best returner rate; I hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

stayed 3 nights in the xxl room with a group. The room was excellent free wifi walking distance to royal mile and many pubs and lounges. The staff was very helpful with areas to visit. I will highly recommend anyone to stay here regardless of size of group.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi Danny,

Thanks for the great review of your stay with us!

It's great to hear that you and your group enjoyed our recently refurbished hotel, our amenities, fabulous locations and our great staff :-)

Please keep in touch,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Room is Big, has free wifi, Breakfast is tasty and filling, the only part which i dont like which is part of the landscape is that from the main roads it is downhill to walk, and if we are to walk back, it is uphill to the main road, which is good excercise but tiresome.

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi kbc11140,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh!

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the breakfast - I have passed on your kind comments to The Three Sister's team :-)

Hope to welcome you back again in the future,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights over Easter weekend with 14 in our party for a stag do.

No issues with accommodating a large party and Laura who dealt with our booking couldn't have been more helpful; offered a wide variety of choices, put up with me regularly changing plans and held the rooms over for an extra 24 hours so as I could get deposits together. Even got back in touch to offer another alternative (due to a cancellation) which would reduce the overall cost to our party.

Location is perfect if youre after a night out or want to do some sightseeing in edinburgh. Waverly station is a 15min walk, Grassmarket 5 minutes and the Royal Mile less than 10.

As others have mentioned it does get busy and noisy in the Three Sisters, but you can't really hear it in the rooms, we were all on the first floor and quite close to the pub and had no problems. Ill be staying again, but as suggested in previous reviews will request a quiet room upstairs, just in case.

The quality of rooms is superb. Clean, modern and comfortable. Just how I like it. Nice touches with rainfall showers and ipod dock (with added input function for those of us not on the apple bandwagon - bring your own cable though). Nothing like shaking a hangover by having a rave in the shower!

Only recommendation would be to improve breakfast, a few issues with our order after the first night, and a little slow, but to be honest theres cafes all around you, so we walked 5 mins down the road after our second night for a good fry.

Overall an excellent stay, no complaints from 14 of us. Highly reccommended and will be back, as will many others in our parties im sure.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi swwebb1,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh - we really appreciate it!

It's great to hear such fantastic feedback from our guests; it sounds like you had a great stag weekend :-) We think our XL and XXL rooms offer great flexibility for groups, and I'm glad you agree first hand - it's also fantastic to hear how helpful you found Laura, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to her!

Don't stay away too long...

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stay Central Hotel is integral with the Three Sisters pub. Breakfast is served in the pub bar; the entrance to the hotel is off the pub courtyard. This fun hotel has the feel of an up-market hostel; in fact many of the rooms have multiple beds sleeping four or six, plus there is a dormitory which also sleeps six. In a small group or family sharing a room this is a very economical option. A lot of effort has gone into providing finishing touches with good tea and coffee facilities in the room and teacakes as a treat. The beds are comfortable although the furniture a little sparse. My bathroom was a high standard so the rooms and bathrooms are more what you expect from a significantly more expensive hotel.
This is a reasonably priced hotel right in the centre of Edinburgh, the staff are very friendly and helpful. I recommend it if you would like something a little different from the standard plastic hotel chain.

Room Tip: Some evenings you can expect the courtyard to be full of drinking revellers. Might be best to avoid...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
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      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Trevor S
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Hi Trevor,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of your recent stay with us here at STAY Central.

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us; as you have pointed out we do have large rooms available which are fantastic for both groups and families!

Please keep in touch and we will ensure you receive a great returners rate on your next visit :-)

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central 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 #43 of 150 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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