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“Friendly, nice and clean”
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The Place
Ranked #110 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly, nice and clean”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

A simple, friendly and clean hotel, not far from anything. Good price, would definitely stay there again.The breakfast was simple, but ok for a short stay. Nice staff, Suitable for business and couples if you want a reasonable hotel in the centre.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear tondonna,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I’m pleased everything was to your satisfaction and hope we can welcome you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We chose this hotel based on its central location and close proximity to the train station. As soon as we entered The Place we got a warm welcome from the receptionist who was friendly and helpful. When shown our room, a first floor suite we were blown away. The room was huge with outstanding decor, high ceilings and a first class bathroom with free standing bath and double shower. We also enjoyed the buffet and cooked breakfast in the morning.
Would love to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear jenni20,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Delighted everything was to your satisfaction and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Regards,
Stephen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We chose the Place hotel based on its great value for money and previous reviews which it definitely lived up to. I don't know where to begin on compliments for this hotel! We stayed in a superior room which was back facing with a lovely view. The room was very spacious with tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. The design of the hotel is modern and appealing. The bar is one of the best things about the hotel. Whatever time of night, the person on reception will happily open the bar for you to get drinks. Cocktails are expensive but definitely worth the price! Very impressive range of whisky. Staff are very attentive, one night we were given a "whisky lecture" by Colin(?). Had breakfast for one day which was good, could order an unlimited amount of meals of the menu e.g. salmon, full scottish breakfast, porridge. Although be aware that there is no pork as the owners are Muslim. Couldn't ask for a better location, only 10 minutes walk from station/shops/restaurants. Very glad we chose this hotel and will definitely be returning!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear 202Fiona,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and that you survived one of Billy’s Whisky master classes!
I hope we can welcome you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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swindon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The second time we've stayed at The Place and another excellent experience. I asked for a view when I booked because it was my birthday the next day, and the upstairs room they gave us had a wonderful view of the city! It was a roomy, stylish room with tea and coffee, hairdrier and huge TV. There is a relaxing bar and the breakfast is self service (and excellent) so you can have a mini-cooked breakfast without indulging too much. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The cost considering it is in Edinburgh city centre is very reasonable compared with others.

Room Tip: Ask for a view and you might get our room, which was excellent!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear themacblacks,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Delighted you enjoyed your second stay with us and hope the birthday celebrations were fun too!
Hope to see you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I stayed here with my mum as we were going to the theatre and found the hotel to be ideally located for this purpose. I, like some of the others, found it a little difficult to locate in the dark but once there we were made very welcome. Our room was in the basement, but neither of us found this to be a problem. There were a few flights of stairs to get there, however, so worth while being aware if you have poor mobility. The room was compact, but as we weren't spending much time there this didn't cause us any concerns.
We had a few drinks in the bar the next night and also ate in the restaurant and were extremely well looked after. Our meals were very good (we had salmon and chicken), and they were extremely good value for money.
I would certainly return here, and recommend to friends/ family. A really lovely place.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank lch10
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Ich10,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay and meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Regards,
Stephen
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

From check in to check out I could not fault this hotel. Five minutes walk from the station and ideally located for the centre of the city. Staff are friendly and accommodating. My room had everything you need and the bed was so comfortable. Breakfast offered plenty of choice and the lounge/ bar area very tasteful and comfortable. Only negative would be to display a more prominent sign outside as I had tried to check in to the wrong "place" further along. I was very relieved to discover The Place was my intended hotel and not the other one! Would definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Jmm_19
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Jmm_19,
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review.
I’m delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
Regards,
Stephen
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

After a difficult journey we were made very welcome. Room was spacious with a decent sitting area, comfortable and the bed very comfortable. The Staff were extremely helpful and we had a delicious pre theatre dinner without rushing.
Just a suggestion better signage outside not easy to spot in the dark.

Room Tip: As there I are 2 floors and no lift, make sure you are on first floor if mobility is a problem.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank HelenK955
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear HelenK955,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay and we have taken note of your suggestion regarding our visibility at night.
I hope we can welcome you back soon.
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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