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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Hotel is close to everything. Very close to the center of town, the historic Royal Mile, the Castle, the Grassmarket party area, the bars, the pubs, the shops and the tours. No view, but great location nonetheless!
The personnel is young, smiling and helpful.
The Hotel's design is fresh, new, fun and practical. Rooms are comfortable, clean and quite spacious by European standards. All you need is there. The beds and linen are comfy and perfect. The bathroom is large, design, clean and very modern.
Wifi is Free! The breakfasts are copious and excellent. The Hotel proposes lots of fun, hip activities. It is vibrant with life and with ingenious ideas. A great place to be! Almost a 5 rating.

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Located just over a big, very crowded bar, there is a lot of action: Hen parties, drunk young people, BoomBoom loud music and dancing going on outside. It IS fun... but quite noisy. And this keeps going late at night pretty much everyday. If you want (need) a full night sleep... Forget it (bring earplugs or ask for a quiet room!).

Room Tip: If it is sleep you seek, ask for a quiet room away from the front terrace of the bar.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Misteur_Bill
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Misteur_Bill!

Wow, what a review! Thank you!

We like to think we offer a little bit of everything, suitable for all, be you a 'young, hip, party person' or not, and it's great to see that you enjoyed your stay so much with us - we aim to please!

Please let us know when you are back in Edinburgh and we will set you up with a great returner rate :-)

Hope to see you again soon,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Nice cosy room gives you feel of sanctuary.
Good location (walk distance from Waverley station and Royal Mile).
Hotel connected to very atmospheric pub (with good selection of drinks and courses) which may be a bit noisy at Friday/Saturday nights, but my room was quite enough for comfort sleeping.
Highly recommended for short stay in Edinburgh except families with children.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank AlGovorko
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Hi AlGovorko,

Thanks for the fantastic review – we are so flattered!

It’s lovely to hear you enjoyed our comfortable rooms, city centre location and your stay in
Edinburgh :-)

Keep in touch to ensure you receive the best returner rate on your next stay!

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stay Central is a revelation. There's something to be said for a hotel that's full of originality and a sense of humour. From the minute we walked in the door there was much to admire - from the world map where you stick you luggage label saying where you're from to the lift with the amusing information on where to go with such options as "chippy" and "panda" for the zoo.
Rooms are attractive and graded according to size - they come in S, M, L, XL, XXL etc.My M room was comfortable and - joy of joys - actually had decent lighting and lovely little touches like chocolate teacakes.
Although not for us, I can imagine people would have loved the option to use skateboards or in-line skates. Everything about this place was great and we'd definitely return. Only small thing - we had to leave without breakfast as it wasn't served until 7.30am which is not good for business people but that's only a tiny point - great hotel for those who really want to experience something different and the service is fantastic!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - there's a lively bar out front which probably gets very busy at weekends
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank bamNorthEast
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Hi bamNorthEast,

Thanks for the great review – it was our pleasure having you stay as a guest, and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us :-)

We try to do things a little differently around our place, and it’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback about our approach! I’m sorry you did not manage to fit breakfast in; let us know next time and we will arrange something for you.

I hope we will see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh!

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Best way to describe this hotel is like the fun of a hostel met with the advantages of a hotel. Very young and cool vibe to the whole hotel. The rooms are unique and are very new. All amenities are nice and though the room was a bit small, it was quite good value for what it was. Staff was very helpful and knowledgable of local area.
Only drawback is trying to find the hotel the first time. It's a bit hidden and tough to find if you haven't been there before. It does live up to its name though as it is very central in Edinburgh (once located).

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ColinFromVictoria
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Hi Colin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review of your stay with us!

It’s lovely to hear such positive feedback about your stay, the staff and that you found us to be great value :-)

Thank you for your comments regarding our location; we are looking into new signage possibilities at the moment!

I hope we can welcome you back again in the future,

Rachel Duff
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this hotel in April time, me and husband and our 8 months old dauther. Happy with everything: staff, rooms, service, location (can't better), breakfast... I don't know why people complained about staying there with children...We were happy!! We definitely come back!!

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Thank Tomy125
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Hi Tomy125,

Thanks for the fantastic review!

It’s great to hear you had such a nice stay with us and that you will be returning to stay again :-)

Please let us know when you are planning to return, and we will ensure you receive the best returner’s rate!

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team

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