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Parliament House Hotel
Ranked #78 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Glenrothes Fife
2 reviews
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“would go back again”
Reviewed 11 January 2010

hotel is old but still retains some character , staff very friendly and most helpful
rooms clean and comfortable nice quite location would definately use again
the breakfsat was superb and worth the money

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

We found this hotel very old fashioned but in a good location. Although our room was ready to check in at 10am staff wasn't helpfull at all. The lady on the desk directed us to our room telling us to follow the signs. After 5 minutes going up and downstairs we finally found it. Note that the lift doesn't take you to every floor so you will need to take a spiral staircase.
On departure we asked if they could look after our bags till late in the afternoon and the receptionist showed us a corner in the lobby and told us to leave them there - not even tagged and in a public area, not very safe.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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wakefield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2009

Just got back from a lovely weekend staying at this hotel, tucked away on quiet side street, 5 min walk from the city centre,we didn't hear any noise. Rooms are big and comfortable, tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Breakfast was included as we were on a package trip, full scottish cooked breakfast and continental breakfast are available although quite pricy, cooked to order, nice start to the day. Restaurant was always busy, but we didnt eat there so cannot comment on the food. Waverley Station is close by.If you are looking for a nice cosy hotel that is quiet but to for away from the all the attractions of the city then give it a try. One small warning this hotel has 5 floors but the lift only goes to floor 3,steps rest of the way,so if you cannot climb stairs ask for a room on the first 3 floors. Overall a nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Iqaluit, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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