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“Nice quiet hotel for a night or two”

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Parliament House Hotel
Ranked #79 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Iqaluit, Canada
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56 reviews
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“Nice quiet hotel for a night or two”
Reviewed 5 December 2009

I was moved here for 1 night because of maintenance issues at my booked hotel. The hotel and furbishings are old but in decent condition. Never having stayed in a 'character' hotel before, I have nothing to compare it to. However, I very much enjoyed it and the small restaurant in the basement (really). The room was small but the bed was comfy and the shower had great pressure. The restaurant served a decent steak and a great breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

At the top of a quiet lane, in a not so quiet city is the Parliament House Hotel. The restaurants and bars of the city are only 5 minutes walk away. Talking of which, after a victory by the Scottish rugby team the bars were absolutely buzzing!

Back to the hotel now, the rooms were bigger and better than I expected and very modern with bath, shower, TV, Tea making facilities etc. Not that I spent much time there as I wanted to explore the city.

I took breakfast in the hotel (full Scottish) and experienced haggis for the first time. There was a good choice of continental items to accompany breakfast (croissants, toast, pastries etc).

I'd like to return to Edinburgh one day and hopefully stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

We arrived in from Dublin very early in the morning, the staff we very good at taking in our bags until lunch time even tho they were busy checking people out. The lobby was cosy and welcoming. We went back later that afternoon to check in - we were sent to the J section of the hotel - spiral staircase, no assistance offered - not a major problem, but it would have been nice. Our room was small, very basic, but adequate. But oh my goodness the bathroom!!! It was truly dreadful, filthy paintwork, black marks on the floor where it hadn't been properly mopped, mould of various hues on tiles, sliding shower door obviously had not been taken off for cleaning in years. Bath panel paintwork gone black. There was something sticking out from under the bath panel, which I had to remove with a tissue - it was matted hair and dirt. UGH!! The net curtains in the bedroom and the bathroom were dirty and the blind in the bathroom window didn't work I thought that perhaps these rooms were reserved for specific cost rates and that we must have got a particularly cheap rate for this hotel. I asked the receptionist if different rooms incurred different rates and she assured me they didn't. I explained that the bathroom was dirty and could she move us. This.was not possible as they didn't have any other rooms available and that she would request a 'deep clean' in our bathroom the following day and a discount. When we returned the following day we could smell bleach and some of the mould on the tile grouting had been removed, but all the other dirt remained. As we were only there for 2 nights there was no point in complaining further. There was no discount on our bill either, we didn't pursue it. The location here is great, but would only go back ior recommend to others if we were sure it would be clean>

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

Good size room, large bath with tub/shower. Breakfast included.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2009

Bearing in mind this is a 3 star hotel, yes the decor is a bit 'tired' looking but the room (accessed by the spiral staircase) was clean & adequate. Staff courteous & helpful, breakfast ample & good value. Location is brilliant, short walk to the centre & right next door to Calton Hill which is well worth a visit, preferably on a clear day, where you can see right across the city. Recommend Howies restaurant next door too.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

excellent location and very friendly staff. Our bathroom flooded and became very slippery every time we used the shower as the shower door was not adequate for the powerful shower. Mentioned to staff who seemed to be aware of the problem, Room quiet but broken and very rattly window which we managed to sort out by stuffing paper in the gap between window and frame. Needs double glazing. Good to have tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and trouser press in room. All in all 7/10.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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North of Edinburgh
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

I had often passed the Parliament House Hotel when working in Edinburgh and saw a winter break offer when looking to find accommodation for a reunion of friends. The location is superb for travelling around edinburgh on foot with all of the major attractions within easy reach. The lobby is deceptive, giving the impression of a very small hotel, though the seating area is comfortable. Beyond, the rooms were very comfortable with large comfortable beds and pleasant bathrooms. The whole group were very happy with the accomodation. Breakfast was excellent and the one dinner included in the deal was very good too. Though there is some final building work going on next to the hotel, it was only a minor issue. Thanks to all the staff, who were friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed September 2009
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Property: Parliament House Hotel
Address: 15 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#52 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Parliament House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Georgian town house in city center; guest rooms have been tastefully furnished in keeping with the character of the building. ... more   less 
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