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“Residence Inn Edinburgh is wonderful!”

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Residence Inn Edinburgh
Ranked #36 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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“Residence Inn Edinburgh is wonderful!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My sister-in-law and I just visited the Residence Inn in Edinburgh for a week and loved it. The service and staff were incredible. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are modern with lots of room. Having the breakfast included (and it was a great full breakfast each day) was a bonus. The Quartermile area is very nice and quiet yet accessible to everything. Good thing a Starbucks is nearby since the only downside of Scotland is that many venues (including Residence Inn) serves instant coffee! Would highly recommend Residence Inn to anyone coming to Edinburgh!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I stayed here with my wife during our recent trip to Scotland. The hotel is very new and conveniently located right next to the University of Edinburgh. While I'm sure there are much more luxurious hotels in the area, for what it is, I don't think you can beat this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful, the entire property is very clean and well kept, and the room was exactly what you'd expect for a Residence Inn. This is one of the nicest Marriott properties I've visited. If staying in Edinburgh, I would return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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bolton
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I agree with the last reviewer regarding the rooms.We had a suite which was very spacious both in the bedroom and the lounge/kitchen area but the "bathroom" consisted of a shower and toilet and measured about 6ft by 4 ft in total, so there was hardly any room to dry yourself off after a shower. The washbasin was outside the "bathroom" which seemed very strange as this did not afford any privacy.The hotel designers could have made the "bathroom" 3 or 4 times the size and there would still have been plenty of space overall for the bedroom lounge and kitchen.
However the staff were very good and the hotel is in a good location not too far from the city centre and close to a large park area so I probably would still consider staying there again but it could be so much better with a larger "bathroom".

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Hotel has a number of design issues - wash basin in room, bathroom too small with its light effecting bedroom, rug on fllor dangerous as slides as you walk on it, breakfast area too small for size of hotel plus cost was very high for the quality when compared with stays in other Marriott hotels eg Leeds.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Colin R, General Manager at Residence Inn Edinburgh, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments about your stay at the Residence Inn Edinburgh.
It is unfortunate the building, originally built in 2008 as apartments, could not be amended to better accommodate our guests. Marriott would like to cater for the needs of all our guests and I am sorry we did not meet your expectations to the full on this occasion. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced.
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California
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Located in Quartermile area (10 min walk from Royal Mile - 15 mins to Princes St). The hotel is fairly new and has all the regular amenities (small gym, bar area, breakfast area) but the rooms feel kind of sparse - the "double bed" is really two singles which tend to drift apart and roll around on the parquet floor. The remaining space in the bedroom is VERY limited. The seating area and kitchen is comfortable enough but basic. WiFi was reasonably accessible. Parking (in an adjacent building) is very expensive BUT free if you ask the hotel staff for use of their key card.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Colin R, General Manager at Residence Inn Edinburgh, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments about your stay at the Residence Inn Edinburgh.
I am sorry we did not meet the standards you expected on this occasion. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced.
We remain convicted to looking for ways to improve. We will address the remedial issues you raised to ensure other guests benefit from your insight.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed here while visiting Edinburgh in March. Very new hotel from inside out. I was very satisfied with the room. It was clean, new, spacious, and nicely furbished. The staff was beyond excellent. One of the ladies at the front desk could speak Mandarin Chinese and she helped me tremendously with navigating the city and recommended me several very authentic Asian restaurants in the area. The breakfast was extremely generous and the food was very delicious. Only downside was the location, the street it was located on was quite confusing to find, even for the taxi driver. The rate is a little expensive, but definitely worth the price tag!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Andover, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Great location with walking distance to the best of Edinburgh. Rooms are large, the hotel is well maintained and the staff is excellent. However, there is no air conditioning in the hotel making the rooms incredibly stuffy. Additionally, the bathrooms are very small.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Edinburgh

Property: Residence Inn Edinburgh
Address: 36 Simpson Loan | Quartermile, Edinburgh EH3 9GG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Inn Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're delighted to bring you the UK's first Residence Inn by Marriott offering you short and long stay Edinburgh accommodation. Set a pace that suits you at Residence Inn by Marriott. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. Located in the heart of Edinburgh in the new Quartermile development you have it all at your fingertips with Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, the Meadows, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament all with in a few minutes walk. You'll thrive at Residence Inn with all the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, superior studio and one bedroom suites with separate living, working, kitchen and sleeping areas. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Complimentary internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. ... more   less 
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