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“Affordable in a central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Stay Central Hotel

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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #44 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
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“Affordable in a central location”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Rooms were clean.
Decent size.
Water was provided daily.
Towels were changed daily.
Reception was very helpful and willing to assist us
Good that it's jus beside three sisters restaurant. Could jus chill there after long day

  • Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Tupyee
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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Hi Tupyee,

Thank you so much for leaving a review on your recent stay with us in Edinburgh, we really appreciate it!

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed chilling in the the attached Three Sisters bar after a day of exploring the city. I will ensure all the staff see your kind comments about how helpful and friendly you found them to be; I am sure it will make their day.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Don’t forget about our great returners deals.

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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Washington, DC
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

New, modern hotel just off the Royal Mile with a hip, groovy vibe. Small, but hey, that's what you get in a European city, particularly in the U.K. Other than an excellent location only a 5-minute walk from the Royal Mile (closer to the castle end, very close to St. Giles), many pluses. Among them, amazing rainfall shower heads, good-sized bathroom, very clean, excellent housekeeping, conveniences such as cappucinos, ice cream, and beer for sale (pretty cheap) in the lobby, excellent, helpful staff, and co-located with the popular Three Sisters pub. 5 GBP breakfast that I added on before my stay got me a breakfast that was listed for more than that on the menu. Nice deal. We had a M sized room, and our friends got an XL. Good idea to get a bigger room, even if you don't need it, for extra space. Ask for a room that does not face the 3 Sis courtyard. We faced away from it, and it was quiet and no extra lights. I didn't hear anyone above us on the third floor. Bonus.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank SGTrvlr
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi SGTrvlr,

Thank you for the great review - we've never been called Groovy before :-D

It is lovely to hear such fantastic feedback from our guests, and I am pleased you decided to share your experience with our future guests!

I hope we can welcome you back again next time you are in Scotland!

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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Browntown, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Just off the Royal Mile, this fun new hotel has rainfall showers with lots of hot water, comfy beds with fluffy duvets, and friendly staff. Location is prime- restaurant/pub onsite. We 8 Yanks were very impressed! Free chocolates and multiple beverages in the room and parking discounts too!

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Carole T
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Carole,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review - we really appreciate it!

It sounds like you had a great time here in Edinburgh and it is lovely to hear such positive feedback about your stay :-)

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

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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carlisle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My niece and I stayed here for one night and it was just what we needed. The room was immaculate, super bathroom and very comfy beds. It was very noisy outside but once in our room, this was not a problem. The staff could not have been more helpful, providing directions, booking taxis and provided a much needed complementary ice lolly! Would recommend.

Room Tip: I asked for and was given a quiet room away from the courtyard.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank mrsjacks0n
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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi mrsjacks0n,

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly you would recommend us to others.

It is fantastic to hear that we were able to allocate you a quiet room away from the Three Sisters and you were not disturbed by any of the outside noise.

It was a pleasure you have you as our guests and we do hope to be welcoming you back soon with our returners rate,

Karen & The STAY Central Hotel Team
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Blackpool
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Thanks to the friendly and helpful staff we had a fantastic time in Edinburgh.The rooms were spacious and comfortable.The hotel itself was in a great location,central for lots of restaurants and bars.We would definitely return to this hotel next time we visit the capital.Sue C.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank SukiSueSue
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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi SukiSueSue,

Thank you for leaving such a great review on your recent stay with is in Edinburgh, it is fantastic to read such positive comments :-)

I am so pleased that you found us in a great location for exploring the city, we really are so lucky to have such famous attractions on our doorstep!

I will ensure that all the staff see your kind compliments at our next team meeting, they really appreciate when guests take the time to comment on how helpful and friendly they found them.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, don’t forget we offer a great returners rate,

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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Taby, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The staff at Stay Central was very enthusiastic and friendly already before we arrived offering advise and assistance. The Hotel was slightly difficult to locate with the entrance from the courtyard of the nearby pub. The room seemed newly renovated and very fresh. The only remark with the room itself was that for a family room, it might have been good to put in one more dustbin in the room, one small dustbin in the bathroom wasn't enough for four occupants. The biggest downside was that the room was facing the courtyard where the pub created quite some noice (especially during the world cup finals) and cigarette smoke. It might not be the best idea to place a family room directly facing the pub. If you get a room not facing the courtyard, we can for sure recommending a stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the court yard are probably quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank 803Per
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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi 803Per,

Thank you so much for the amazing review and your lovely comments regarding your top notch stay with us.

The team work exceptionally hard every day to ensure all of our guests have a fantastic vacation with us and are on hand 24 hours to answer any questions you may have, even before check in!

As you have noted we are located next to the famous Three Sisters however quiet rooms are available upon request, ensure you add this to your booking next time you visit!

I am so glad to hear that you will be recommending us to others and we hope to see you again soon with our fantastic returners rates.

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Spent last weekend treating my other half for her birthday. Booked the hotel after scouring trip advisor. Had a phone call the weekend before we arrived to confirm our booking, nice touch, also mentioned that we arrived in Edinburgh around 10am, who ever called said they'd see what they could do about having the room ready. Upon arrival we left our bags, and got breakfast came back just after 11, the room was ready and we got complementary ice lollies, odd but hey. The room was nicely fitted out but, would agree with others , the only bad point for the room would be the 1/2 inch gap on the ensuite bathroom door. The staff were great tho, the pub is very good, the location is excellent and that one bad thing to say in amongst so many good points, wouldn't stop us staying there again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Rich W
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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Hi Rich W,

Thank you for your lovely review on your partners birthday weekend in Edinburgh! It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly.

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a call a week before your arrival to ensure you have all the information you need for planning your holiday with us! Our staff are more than happy to share all the information they have about the hidden gems in the city!

We do hope you come visit again soon and make the most of our returner’s deals,

Karen & 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 #44 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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