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Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Ranked #62 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 November 2008

Short walk uphill (Cockburn St) from Waverley Station onto the Royal Mile crossed straight over into Hunter Square, hotel was a couple of doors down - great location!
Check-in was straightforward, we were given a swipe card for our room, this is also required for the foyer door and passenger lift - take the right hand lift the left one only takes you to the first floor?
Our room was on the rear of the 3rd Floor - little view to talk about; the accommodation was compact, functional and clean.
Being a city centre hotel there was some neighbourhood noise but this was minimal.
With the Royal Mile on your doorstep and Princes St less than 10 minutes walk away the Ibis Hotel is a great base to set out from.
There is a food service and you can purchase a continental breakfast at he hotel but we skipped this.
Checkout again was straightforward.
Just over 10 minutes walk away - for a cheap and cheerful cooked breakfast go to the BHS department store Rose St entrance.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2008

The location of the Ibis Hotel in Edinburgh couldn't be better. It's within walking distance (although it's UPHILL) from the airport shuttle location. The staff was great. I stayed in two different rooms - one of the ground floor (very small, but the window opened at least enough to let in a little bit of air) and one on the second floor (very large, but facing a very busy street, and the windows don't open). In both rooms, the single beds were as comfortable as granite and about as wide as army cots. The showers were very good, but I'd have preferred a comfortable bed for the high cost of the rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2008

The good
-Superb location
-Friendly staff
-Clean
-Good cafes, restaurants and bars nearby

The bad
-The pillows - they were the worst I've ever had the misfortune to put my head on - truly unpleasant and caused disrupted/light sleep for us both
-No hairdryer in the room. Sure you can get one from reception but do you want to have to pop down there the moment you've come out of the shower and have realised that there isn't one in the room?! No thanks.

I would stay here again, for the location and price.

Eating.. would highly recommend checking out; Petit Paris, Tailend Fish Restaurant and Always Sunday.

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed 21 July 2008

Our room was Ok, but small. The location was great! But when we called the hotel to get some help finding it, they told us the wrong way and did it in broken English. They wanted extra for a continental breakfast -- better is located across the street at the Filling Station. The biggest problem -- their fire alarm went off twice in two days and they emptied the hotel. Then the staff blamed it on strange things the guests were doing -- with conflicting stories of what was going on. They did give me some compensation for the disruptions, however. They knew they had a problem.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

The main thing about this hotel is the location. Right on the ryal mail you are a stones throw away from the grassmarket, and the new town. With shops and banks, and restaraunts all around there is no need for a taxi or bus anywhere. The staff were helpful, however not english/scottish but did speak very good english. They were pleasent but I didnt have any ptoblems to test them! The hotel is what you expect. Clean, comfortable and at a good price. I have no problems with the hotel. They have new TVs installed aswell with music, internet and tv all on one. I would reccomend this to someone on a budget or away with a group of people but would reccomnd paying a bit more for a better hotel for someone wanting a romantic get away

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2008

Booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, needed a cancellable hotel as we flew standby. Ibis had a cancel-by-6PM-policy. Got off the bus at Waverley Bridge, the driver pointed up the hill, and we we literally walked right into the hotel lobby 5 minutes later and were able to get a room at 10AM. I would call it a European Motel 6. Small room, utilitarian. But very clean, good elevators, friendly staff, broadband, plenty of hot water, efficient housekeeping. The location was right smack off the center of the Royal Mile, just perfect. Enjoyed our stay, would go back. Ibis is not charming or luxurious but we literally just slept there and made pit stops during the day!

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Thank LesterB
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Reviewed 14 May 2008

In general I prefer B&Bs to hotels, but I couldn't find any in Edinburgh that met my needs, so I "settled" on the Ibis hotel. When I booked, I had an idea that it was close to the center of things, but it's practically right ON the Royal Mile. The hotel itself was fine and what I would expect for what I paid, but no complaints at all. It was clean, comfortable and quiet, and the staff went out of their way to help...so long as they understood your question. My husband went to explain that our outlet adaptor was too big to plug into the outlets, as they were too close to the ground, and might they have a smaller one we could borrow for our stay? Apparently he was met with blank stares. But, other than that, it was fine! I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accomodations smack in the middle of Edinburgh action.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Address: 6 Hunter Square | Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £46 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile hotel is located in the old town,just off the Royal Mile, Princess Street and its numerous restaurants are all within walking distance. 5 min from Waverley railway station and 12 km from the airport, the hotel has 99 rooms, including 6 adapted for disabled guests. It has a bar serving snacks 24/24 and Wifi Internet access for guests on a business trip. Public parking is 10 min on foot from the hotel, with reductions for clients. ... more   less 
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