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Kildonan Lodge Hotel
Ranked #13 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, UK
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“Lovely place to come back and relax in :)”
Reviewed 6 March 2011

Very friendly welcome and check-in/explanation of the facilities. Didn't need the lounge or honesty bar but good to know they were there and I can see that room being a great place to wait with friends or family.

Romantic time away in Edinburgh and the four poster bed I had booked was certainly the right thing to do. It was a wonderfully cosy clean room with lovely thick curtains which helped with a wonderful nights sleep (although the glow in the dark fire instructions on the door was funny). Bed was very comfortable and my girlfriend didn't want to leave it in the morning!

Bathroom was nice, twin sinks, toilet and spa bath (with shower over it) was clean and
light. I'm sure some people might expect a bigger spa bath in a 'romantic' room but it was still great to massage some of the aches away after a day walking round the city, maybe the lack of a photo of it on their website can lead to confusion (not that I had any).

Only had one breakfast (as we didn't get out of bed early enough) but that one was in our room. Having breakfast in your room attracts no extra charge, you just need to fill out a form and give it to Reception before 10pm which is a great idea and I'm surprised it's not mentioned on their website. Nice big trays full of food, cooked breakfast, tea, toast, flora, butter, jams etc that set us up well for the day.

Very quiet, no problem from any of the other residents, and I know for the first night at least the hotel was fully booked. I can understand someone else's comment on here about people talking outside in the corridor as people moving through was the only noise I heard but noise from the rooms was non existent. I was in Room 11 for anyone checking the numbers!

It is a really good location, especially if you are driving in. I chose this hotel based on the free parking but then we ended up coming by train instead. Take one of the many buses straight from the centre of Edinburgh to virtually right outside the hotel. £3 for a day ticket but really you'll probably only want 2 single tickets at £1.20 each unless you are off to Leith or the Zoo as Edinburgh is so walkable.
Just round the corner is Cameron Toll, a nice shopping centre, with a big Sainsbury's in that would be very useful if you wanted to get food for a picnic together or fancied a bit of high street type shopping but didn't fancy travelling back into the city centre.

I had a lovely time. Never felt rushed to leave the room, was very comfy, room cleaned every day and bed made up wonderfully. Kind staff and a really nice vibe about the place :)

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2011

My mum and I had a really, really lovely stay at the Kildonan Lodge Hotel, between the dates of the 16th December - 19th December 2010.
Upon arrival at the Kildonan Lodge Hotel, we received a really very warm + friendly welcome from the team, and throughout the rest of our stay.
The hotel was really, really lovely + cosy, and warm inside, and was most welcoming, especially in all of the snow + cold, at the time.
The executive twin bedroom was excellent!!! Our bed was made for us each day, and our towels were changed, each day too. The shower in the bathroom could have done with a little extra pressure + some extra clothes space and coat hangers, in the wardrobe, would have been nice. These were only very, very minor things.
The service, was fantastic!!!!! and the buffet + cooked breakfast in the morning were both, excellent!!!!! The scotch breakfast being one of the best breakfasts, I have had, + I throughly enjoyed it!!!!! + I couldn't wait for the next morning!!!!!. A Scotsman daily newspaper was provided each morning, for us to read at breakfast too!!!!!, which I thought was a lovely touch.
I really liked the very welcoming + extremely cosy Victorian lounge, with the lovely warm fire in it, and it was a great place to relax, and read a paper, and have sometime out.
The location, of the hotel, was on a main bus route, so there were plenty of buses, we could catch, and it wasn't too far from Edinburgh city centre. This was really good, as we had travelled on the train.
My mum and I, had an excellent time!!!! at this hotel + in Edinburgh, and I will be personally recommending this hotel, to my family + friends:)!!!!!
I would love to stay at + re-visit this hotel!!!!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2011

Charming and extremely friendly hotel - nothing is too much trouble - had a 2 day dbb birthday break.
The hotel is in a great position for Edinburgh centre, attractions and the shops with ease of access by bus, taxi or by foor but as it snowed quite heavily this weekend taxi was the transport but not too expensive.
Hotel has a car park another great plus.
Our room was spacious, clean, very comfortable and full of period features - wonderful.
Breakfast freshly cooked to your requirements and dinner was excellent well presented and tasted superb.
Would recommend this hotel to everyone and have promised ourselves we will return.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2011

Bathroom was in a very poor state of repair,numerous cracked tiles, lots of mould in the grouting and spa was inoperative. Whilst the room presented ok it did need an update and carpets really needed to be cleaned as there was dirty marks and stains. Staff were helpful and friendly, particularly the young chap who did the breakfasts. Hotel is well located with easy access to public transport to the city centre. Breakfast was of a good standard.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Poole
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Stayed at Kildonan Lodge over New Year 2010. There were 8 of us taking up 3 of the rooms. Lovely house and very welcoming. Upper rooms a little small but ok for us. The larger rooms looked fine and nice decor. Electric showers were a bit temperamental. Quite expensive but guess that was because of the time of year. The breakfasts were excellent and the house had good parking and is on a main bus route right into Edinburgh city centre - plenty of restaurants/bars within walking distance ( about 1 mile) and close to a big supermarket for petrol etc. Lounge/Honesty bar/open fires all very good.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2010

Stayed at the KildonanLodge for a weekend Friday to Monday.Travelled via Easyjet Bristol -Edinburgh,flight late (again!!),easy to get a taxi.This cost us £23-85,checking the in room information folder this is about right as the hotel quote an approx.cost of £24-00,though the return only cost us £21-00 through a company the hotel rang on our behalf (though the cabbie wanted to pick the kids up from school so we were treated to a variety of ''shortcuts'' LOL).
Sean on the reception was very friendly and helpful explaining locations of places and area's without any initial prompting,he added a comprehensive explanation/business card of the local bus service.
The hotel is about a 30 minute walk to The Royal Mile,there are numerous bus services running directly outside of the hotel which is situated on the main road leading to the town centre,services are regular and a all day tickeis only £3 per person.
We were then taken to our room,which was very clean and ready for us and as it was our anniversary the hotel had kindly left a couple of extra's for us.Had a four poster room with jacuuzi ensuite,the bathroom was clean,it was slightly tired in as much the cupboard doors on one of the twin sinks had began to lift & one of the jacuzzi jets blew out the first time it was used,although this was immedietely repaired on it being brought to the attention of the hotel staff.The jacuzzi itself although big enough for two only allowed a couple to fill the bath with no spare room to get comfortable.
The hotel restaurant was closed for evening meals,but there are numerous restaurants/fast food outlets on the main road either by foot or bus.
We had breakfast at the hotel a good buffett selection to strt you off,then the attentive staff take a order for a full breakfast,which was promptly served in a hot and attractively served manner,with good sized portions,that is there was no spare space left on the plate !!
The lounge is comfortably fitted out and there is a honesty bar for refreshments
On our day of departure the hotel allowed us to leave our bags whilst we spent the morning wandering around and then gave us access to the lounge to await the taxi
We had a good all round stay,all I can say is that the staff are really friendly and helpful and the hotel is always clean and presentable,and we would happily stay again

Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2010

We stayed here for two nights to end our holiday in Scotland. The hotel was in a great location if you wanted to avoid paying city centre hotel prices but not be too far away to explore the city. The hotel also had ample parking. There is a bus stop outside the hotel and the hotel has cards with all the bus numbers you can catch which was a great idea. Buses were frequent and you could buy a day ticket, the bus took 10mins and ran quite late. We did walk in on one occasion and it took 30mins but it was a nice flat walk with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants along the way. The room we booked was lovely. A superior room with a four poster bed and jucuzzi bath. There were nice extras such as a decanter of sherry and shortbread biscuits, small bathroom toiletries and fluffy towels and chocolates. We were also invited for a welcome drink on our first night but did not make this as out exploring the city. There was a bar/lounge area and conservatory with computer access although as we were only there for two nights we did not get chance to use these. The bar was an honesty bar were you wrote down what you had and paid at the end of the stay. This was a nice idea and the prices looked reasonable. Breakfast was lovely, fantastic choice and you could eat as much or as little as you wanted. The hotel staff were very efficent and polite but perhaps lacked that personal touch however I would definately recommend this hotel to others and we would stay again if we came back to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kildonan Lodge Hotel
Address: 27 Craigmillar Park | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kildonan Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kildonan Lodge is an elegant Victorian 4* small hotel located close to Edinburgh city centre, only 1.5 miles from Princes St with frequent bus services opposite the hotel. It offers individually designed ensuite bedrooms, free wireless internet access, private car parking, full Scottish breakfasts, Mathew's Restaurant, honesty bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romantic four poster beds and spa baths are also available to compliment any special occasion. ... more   less 
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