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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #73 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“Breakfast Rip Off”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

I stayed her for one night in June 2013. I was given a single room across the road from the main hotel. Room was average, en suite was average. Nowhere in my booking did it say breakfast was not included. The breakfast was continental and was again average. When I was asked did I have breakfast and did I enjoy It they tried to charge me £6. Managed to get it own to £3. Still too pricey. Average hotel really nothing special, if you have a few quid go somewhere better. Mediocre at best.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Good beds and bath room. Fresh painted room. Old furniture with stains. Breakfast not included. 10 pounds for a continental poor one. Restaurant in works
Location near centre and difficult to park in hourly zone..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

My group of 4 were transferred here from the piries hotel as they had over booked and couldn't accomodate us. We had booked two rooms and when we arrived at the Cairn only one large room for 4 was booked as a replacement, with no price reduction. We tried to find another room but the city was full so me, my boyfriend, my mother and my younger sister were forced to share a room.
When we finally got to check in (3pm is the first check in time) we discovered a clean but dilapidated room. Wall paper was peeling, bathroom door didn't close properly, tv was not working and the heater was stuck on 'on'. We had the heater fixed but the tv evidently was purely decorational.
Overall this hotel us over priced and falsely advertised online as a 3 star hotel which it most certainly is NOT and nowhere in the actual hotel is this star rating shown. Avoid at all costs!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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El Jadida, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Excellent location with friendly staff. Rooms are large enough. Waverley station and many other attractions are on walking distance of 15 to 20 min from the hotel. Transport is readily available near the hotel. Staff can arrange taxi and tours for you as well.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Location was perfect and for 3 adults the room was HUGE! Large wardrobe and storage ample. Comfortable beds, crisp white linen and fluffy white towels. Ample tea/coffee etc. Standard TV channels plus several Freeview, something for everyone. No lift but requested low floor and room was on 1st floor, at the back, very quiet. Didn't choose to include breakfast in the booking but offered continental breakfast at online rate anyway.

Not aware until I arrived of building works/redecoration to Restaurant so no cooked breakfasts were available had I have wanted one. Chair in room covered in someone's long blonde hair and was dusty - needs a good vacuum. Bath, basin and toilet spotless but some mould growth & discolouration to tile grout evident.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

The hotel looked ok on arrival but as soon as I entered my room it quickly went down hill. I booked a double room for me and my partner the room was tiny the window was open and when I went to close it it was been held open by a flimsy piece of metal very dangerous as th windows are very heavy and old to make things worse we were on th ground floor and th window does not lock anyone can climb in. I went to look at th bathroom next and there was hair in every corner in th soap dish there was a shampoo wrapper from th previous guest. It says toiletries are provided but there was no conditioner. After that I started noticing everything that was wrong something was jammed in one of th sockets, the curtain tie was held to the wall with a nail because nobody could be bothered to replace the tie, the room was thick with dust,the two lamps above th bed didn't even work, there was no coffee,the mugs hadn't been sanitised properly, the whole room hadn't been hovered and didn't get hovered until the next day because there was no cleaners on which is confusing because if a guest came to the hotel I work at and the room had not been hovered th receptionist would take it apon themselves to offer to do it as it is unacceptable the bedroom does not lock unless you lock it with the key the bathroom does nit lock at all the duvet cover was ripped, there was chewing gum stuck to th wall next to the bed disgusting! The restaurant is being revamped so there was no cooked breakfast which should have been explained prior to booking when I checked out there was no oh did u enjoy your stay the key was snatched out my hand it's supposed to be a hotel in Scotland and all I could hear all morning was the housekeepers blasting music from th t.vs and shouting to each other in polish any hotel I've worked in it is suppose to be English only infront of guests all in all th worst hotel I've ever been to it should be cairn hostel it's definitely not a hotel do no stay here you will be disappointed

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Ok, so it's an old building with no air-conditioning but so is my house. I really don't understand any negative reviews about The Cairn as it's clean, comfortable & only 10 minutes walk to Princes Street. Four of us stayed Monday to Wednesday & we paid less than £32 each per night. A great budget hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul G
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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 #73 of 150 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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