We spent two nights at the Cairn in March 2014. We just paid for the basic room, which was £53 per night. The room was tiny - and clearly didn't used to have an ensuite. This has massively reduced the space. The lights on the wall showed that the bed used to be the other way round, and so there was a light literally next to your face (and super bright) and also plug sockets behind the pillow. The beautiful almost floor-to-ceiling window had curtains that didn't meet, and didn't block any light, so by 7am the room was bright as day. Not bad for us as we wanted to be up early but not great if you had hoped for a lay in. Also definitely not good in summer months when you'd be woken by 5am! The decor was dated, and needed a refresh. But generally the room was clean, and pleasant enough. Tea and coffee facilities were provided and some lovely shortbread too. The refurbished (or brand new, perhaps) ensuite was lovely - black and white towels, a powerful shower and thoughtful toiletries - a razor, shower gel, shampoo, even a shoe buffer. The bed was comfortable with a hood quality duvet and soft pillows. The restaurant / bar area is lovely and a good selection of drinks are on offer. The rest of the hotel looks tired, with duct tape on the stairs and a wobbly staircase and lots of scuff marks on the walls. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast. This hotel is a great location, with a lovely complex of restaurants and bars just around the corner (Omni) and St James shopping centre, and only a 10/15 minute walk to Waverley station and The Royal Mile. Overall, this hotel is tired and with some refurbishment could be awesome. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the whole area was welcoming. It would be 5 stars with some love and attention and better layout of the rooms.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Ebookers, Lastminute, Odigeo, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., getaroom.com, Hotel.de, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Cairn Hotel Edinburgh reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Cairn Hotel Edinburgh Scotland