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“Great location and very friendly service”
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Abbey Hotel
Ranked #124 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Great location and very friendly service”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

My trip to Edinburgh was a last minute decision and as I couldn't book a room in the same hotel where my friend stayed I booked into Abbey hotel. The reason for booking this hotel was that it was only a few doors down from where my friend stayed and was affordable and in a great location.

I booked a single room and although I felt that the room was tightly furnished it was comfortable enough and the temperature in the room was spot on. Not too cold or warm either in the morning or at night. The wifi also worked really well both in my room and in the breakfast room.

I found the bed (double) comfortable, the bathroom seemed to be recently renovated as it was pristine clean and the shower was powerful and hot.
Breakfast was tasty and a good selection from the traditional porridge to full fry-up and finally I must say that the staff were super friendly.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Had booked to go and see the Lion King Edinburgh and was looking for a hotel nearby and got the Abbey Hotel 10 min walk from the Playhouse, hotel was brilliant value and Breakfast was brilliant altogether great value for the money, Hotel was clean and staff couldn't of been more helpful and they didn't push you out the door at 11.00 the next morning they let you take your time.

Room Tip: All rooms were lovley and they have all different outlooks, gardens were well maintained.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Heerenveen
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Excellent place to stay in Edinburgh, conveniently located on the edge of the city centre and close to bus stops and waverley station so if you, like us, arrived by plain and plan to use public transport you have found the place te stay. Clean, efficient and lovely very friendly staff. We had a great time in Edinburgh!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room with a view over the garden. A bonus!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The staff at this hotel were so helpful and friendly. The room was excellent and clean. The breakfast was amazing. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends. Thank you for making our Christmas break so great.

Room Tip: If you have difficulty with stairs I would ask for a ground floor room as there is no lift. The sta...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Comfortable and warm - we stayed for 6 nights there during a cold wet spell of weather in October. Excellent location, close to at least a dozen bus routes, walkable to the New Town and Holyrood, Waverley station, Princes St, restaurants etc. Staff helpful with a smile. The mix-up one morning over breakfast was rectified (and a discount made in the final bill.). The breakfasts could have done with a bit more imagination.

Room Tip: Back is quieter overlooking gardens
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

On entering the grand house, you feel as if this place has been a home to people of wealth. A magnificent building in a great location. Whilst the decor is traditional, the room was very clean and for rooms with such high ceilings, nicely warm. The owners were lovely, made us laugh and made us feel really welcome. And although we didn't make breakfast (slept in!) the smells from the kitchen made us wish we'd set an alarm! A great value bed & breakfast in a great place!

Stayed October 2013
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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The Abbey Hotel is a lovely place in the heart of Edinburgh. It's perfectly located: 3 minutes from Calton Hill, 5 minutes from the Playhouse, 10 minutes from Waverly Station and the old town.

The room I stayed in, while small, was very clean and there was a fantastic shower. The people at Abbey Hotel are extremely friendly and always ready to help. Try the Scottish breakfast, it's excellent!

I would surely recommend Abbey Hotel and I know that, when I return to Edinburgh, this will be the place where I'll be staying!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Abbey Hotel

Property: Abbey Hotel
Address: 9 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in an elegant tree-lined terrace, overlooking the Firth of Forth, is the Abbey Hotel (formerly Greenside Hotel). Designed by the renowned architect William Playfair as a family town house for a wealthy merchant, this is an traditional Georgian building, built in 1820, with many of fine original features still in place. ***NEWLY REFURBISHED RECEPTION & PUBLIC AREAS****PLEASE NOTE RECEPTION IS NOT OPEN 24hrs.*Latest Check-In Time is 10:30PM - Should you have an unscheduled travel delay please call the Hotel to arrange a later check-in.The hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, being a 10 minute walk from the bustling cosmopolitan heart of the City.Only 10 minutes to Princes Street and Ocean Terminal for the Royal Yacht Brittania. Close to Playhouse Theatre (5 minutes walk), Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street (with it's famous gardens and views of Edinburgh Castle).Access to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre, the Airport and motorway networks is very convenient, and Waverley train and St Andrew Square bus station are close by. Our welcoming en-suite rooms offer the discerning traveller all the comforts expected, including Freeview Digital colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and telephone.****Free Wi-Fi (Internet access is available in all bedrooms), also lap-top hire if required********Snacks available within the hotel, upon request*********Local Golf can be arranged*****Most of the hotel's refurbished rooms (new soft furnishings include DUVETS on guest beds, although blankets also provided, if preferred) provide wonderful views over Royal Terrace gardens and out to the Firth of Forth, or the tranquility of our own private gardens to the rear.Edinburgh has all that the visitor could wish for. With many fine art galleries, museums and theatres, a cultural presence is never far away. History is reflected in the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Castle, all contrasting with the elegant terraces of the 'new town'.As a base for touring, Edinburgh is unbeatable.There is a wide variety of local shopping facilities, including Harvey Nichols, restaurants and bars. Just a few minute's walk from the Omni Centre which boasts a Warner Village Cinema , bars, restaurants, nightclub and comedy venue. ... more   less 
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Greenside Hotel Edinburgh
Abbey Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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