We stayed at the hotel for three nights.
The location does not really match what you would expect it to be with the historical stone building. It is located within a regeneration zone nestled along with new apartment blocks (upmarket ones) and empty land. Turing right at the end of the road and after a short walk there is a retail park with a cinema and pizza hut etc.. Turn left into Edinburgh centre which takes about 20 mins and again through commercial zones, with some nice coffee shops on the way though.
The hotel is based on a boutique style, the bedrooms were well furnished, with a really good en-suite and heavy curtains. Some minor issues such as WC roll holder, a new window catch and blinds for the windows would have finished it off nicely. We were on the front and even through the window was closed it did not keep out the noise out of the busy side road and waiting taxis. The corridor carpets looked dirty and the reception desk/area needs improvement but the lounge and breakfast areas was really nice. The breakfast was very good and the staff were attentive and efficient.
Initially i though it was quite expensive and I perhaps expected too much. After consideration of all the factors i think it is a really good hotel, but don't expect a true Boutique hotel for this money, but it could be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Early 20th century Victorian townhouse in Edinburgh city centre; offers convenient budget accommodation for business travellers and tourists. Perfect for groups, 2 minute walk to Edinburgh International Conference Centre & 10 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herald Hotel Edinburgh
- Brooks Hotel Edinburgh Scotland