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The Place
Ranked #111 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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12 reviews
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“The Best Hotel ever!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last night in the most amazing suite. We have never seen such a huge bed!!! Gorgeous quiet room, everything perfect and every single member of staff could not do enough for us. We will definitely be back. Thankyou for making our stay to beautiful Edinburgh such a magical one!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Helen W
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Helen W,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review – I particularly like the title!!
Not much I can say, except thanks again and see you soon!
Regards,
Stephen
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a good value hotel. Nice building, well located with good staff and public areas. Good rooms for the price. Recommended for a budget trip that does not feel too budget. Convenient for Princes Street, shopping, art galleries and public transport. Many good pubs and restaurants around.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank reiver59
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear reiver59,
Many thanks for your review.
I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel to be good value for money.
Hope to see you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Aberdeen, UK
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had a wonderful stay at The Place and are looking forward to returning! The location is absolutely ideal, 5 minutes to the Playhouse and 2 minutes to the shops at the St James' Centre and Multrees Walk.

We were lucky enough to have a suite and wow, it was incredible! The room was huge and the bed was 8ft wide! Stunning views over Edinburgh, comfy lounge area and a great bathroom (although having no door was a bit odd :) )

We had a lovely dinner before going to The Lion King and the food was delicious. We also enjoyed some drinks in the bar, which was stylish and reasonably priced. Breakfast was just as good, with lots to choose from, I had pancakes with fruit and yoghurt and my boyfriend really enjoyed his full Scottish breakfast.

We found all the staff to be friendly and chatty, and very helpful. Thanks to the kind chap who braved the cold to show us to the car park and put our bags in the room.

The only small gripe is the layout meant some guests had to walk through the restaurant with luggage while we were eating, which is not ideal.

But overall we can't praise The Place highly enough and have told all our friends about it! See you again soon!

Room Tip: We had the suite in room 3605, check out the giant bed!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank wheretonext_9
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear wheretonext_9,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
I’m delighted you enjoyed your theatre break so much. Be sure to keep an eye on our packages for 2014, which you will find on our website.
See you soon!
Regards,
Stephen
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Abernethy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

beautiful hotel... very helpful and friendly staff. on arrival given a free upgrade which was lovely. room very clean and comfortable... rooms really nicely and simply decorated with style. bed comfy. phoned ahead to put a bottle wine in room and done with easy, much appreciated!

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Thank Declan M
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Declan M,
Thank you for your review.
I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay and delighted you were able to benefit from a free upgrade!
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We arrived very late at night after a long flight and we were greeted by the friendliest night porter ever (didn't catch his name), He checked us in, showed us to our room and pointed us in the direction of nearest takeaway. The room is nice and comfy. Only thing is maybe you should have a room book with stuff like checkout times and so on. On checking out we were able to leave our bags at reception and the receptionist was very friendly. This is the hotel we would choose should we need one in edinburgh again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mulberry1991
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Mulberry1991,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
The Night Manager (Billy) says thanks for the nice comments and he sends his regards.
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Once again "thanks to Colin" for organising our theatre package, with an extra nights stay at this wonderful hotel. It is situated so near everything in Edinburgh & now that the main road is nearly finished , more accessible. Very attentive staff, friendly & caring. Our dinner was excellent. One little flaw, unfortuneatly, first morning.... a dirty knife on my side plate I mean there was still marmalade & butter on the knife,& a used marmalade jar still in selection dish.worst of all, my partners breakfast was only warm, beans cold. pointed all this out to the young man who was waiting on but he did not seem duly perturbed! I did explain all this to another young lady who could not apoligise enough. Still an excellent hotel & did not mar our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alison G
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Alison G,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. My apologies your breakfast wasn’t up to our usual standard. I have addressed the issues with our Food & Beverage manager and the team.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We arrived early but were booked in and on our return from shopping the cases were waiting in our rooms. The room was lovely and large but in the basement which we were not keen on. The staff took us to see other rooms and dealt with our concerns sympathetically. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the breakfast was lovely. Tables were cleared quickly and food repel shined regularly and was piping hot. Staff spoke to guests and made the experience personal and friendly. I would return to the hotel and recommend this hotel to others

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jackie L
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Dear Jackie L,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I’m pleased that we were able to find you a room that best suited your needs – we have rooms for all occasions and preferences. I’m glad you tried breakfast and enjoyed it and that the service was to your liking.
I hope we will have to opportunity to welcome you back.
Regards,
Stephen
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Property: The Place
Address: 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#64 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located close to the Playhouse Theatre and the city’s fashionable shopping district, The Place is perfect for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh, a romantic weekend or an escape from the stresses of corporate life. ... more   less 
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