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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #71 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

I've stayed here twice now - most recently a fortnight ago. It is very central, very clean and (I've always found it) very warm (important in the winter in Edinburgh)! If you are the kind of person who wants 5-star luxury, then find another hotel. It is what it is - a central, good value hotel to be used as a base for exploring the city. I visit family regularly in Scotland and, now that I have discovered it, I'll be staying there every time. I've not had the breakfast, but there are plenty of places to eat on Leith Walk (2 mins away). Deffo recommend it!! Excellent value.

Room Tip: I always stay in a single room - Romo 310 at the front is very nice!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

My wife and myself stayed at this hotel last weekend for two nights. Friendly hotel and convienient for exploring Edinburgh. Room and bathroom clean which i would expect as we have used this hotel on many occasions. The hotel is room only but we paid extra for full
scottish breakfast in the classic restuarant downstairs, we also had an excellent two course evening meal.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Me and my mum stayed three nights in this hotel as our family Christmas gathering! It was a cheap central hotel that took hours of research online through late rooms etc and I found this hotel with the right price and location! For what we paid it could of been a lot worse but I was overall surprised how this hotel ended up! We stayed in 305 twin room, nice bathroom and warm with heating on throughout, never cold! Bedroom was simple but has modern tv and great coffee facility with fresh Scottish shortbread everyday.. Ontop of that the room was turned down everyday and fresh towels etc... For under £30 a night! ? I come from a fourstar hotel background and wasn't bothered about the halfing of standard I'm use to maintaining ! I'd come back and wouldn't be overly put off by previous feedback! Reviews off this site shows the 1% unhappy customers not the other 99% that don't bother writing the good stuff! Thanks again cairn hotel! Merry Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2011

The hotel is cheap for central Edinburgh, convenient for city centre amenities and the staff were pleasant, but our room was really dingy, with stains on the ceilings and walls, the shower didn't work (there was a bath) and neither did the TV. Not a major problem for a one night stay but a basic issue that should be left off the hotel checklist if it isn't in working order. There was no password available for the wifi so I don't know if this worked. The bed was quite uncomfortable and our room was quite near a corridor that meant the walls shook any time anyone opened or closed the door. Overall it felt like fairly ropey student digs you wouldn't even pay £58 a week for. I think this hotel are trading on their convenient location, and giving decent rooms second priority.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

My friend and I stayed in this hotel for a weekend away in November. Generally, we found the experience pleasant. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfast (continental) was good, the room was clean with a large wardrobe and the bathroom was beautiful.

I think we were unlucky in that our room was freezing when we first entered it. The radiator wasn't on and it took ages to heat up after we had turned it on. However, we did not spend long enough in there for that to be a problem and it had heated up by the second evening.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

it was ok for an overnight stay but thats it.staff were friendly and was well organised but the restuarant/breakfast deals were quite dear but thats city prices i suppose.the bad pts were the rooms were small,looked tired and bedding was marked definitly not cleaned right.bathroom was dirty as well.overall ok but would reccomend a better hotel if staying more than 1 night.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

This place was super cheap and close to major attractions! You can walk to most things you'd like to see, but a cab ride is super cheap to both the train station and the castle. It's clean and it has all the amenities. Some of the rooms have newer bathrooms...some don't. But in any case, we had an excellent time and slept very well and were super happy here.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the lively theatre district of Edinburgh with the old town just minutes away, the Cairn Edinburgh has recently undergone a complete refurbishment to high standard. The hotel offers fantastic accommodation suited for leisure and corporate guests alike easily accessible by rail with the Edinburgh Waverley station only a 10 minute walk away ... more   less 
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