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Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) Hotel
Ranked #31 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Rochdale, England
Level 6 Contributor
412 reviews
294 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
“Food nothing to write home about”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I was disappointed with both my evening meal, and with the poor service at breakfast.
My tomato and basil soup was watery and insipid, and my fried fish tasteless, plus the peas were hard. It's standard frozen fare re-heated, so in theory there's little to go wrong, but of course, that's the theory.
Service at the evening meal is far better at evening meal times, when staff are presumably hoping for gratuities. At breakfast, the tiny hot containers empty quickly, but they don't have anyone managing this and getting quick top-ups.
Rooms are better than Tracelodge, but they should be as they charge considerably more.
Limited tv chanels and they still charge £3 for 24 hours wi-fi.
Located at a dead-end by the train station.
Ok, but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here and had a great stay, nice and clean, great breakfast ... We had dinner first night here as tired and that was good too! Convenient location for Edinburgh, I have read a few complain about train noise ... I'm a fussy sleeps and wasn't bothered by it in the least! Staff v friendly in particular Angel and the guy on the bar ( sorry bad with names) who makes a v nice jamesons with ginger beer and squeezed lime. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

At the end of our two weeks in the UK, we were looking for a place near the at the edge of the city, preferably near the airport, to spend our last few days and nights. This Premier Inn worked out very well. The only reason I am not giving an Excellent rating is that the free Wi-Fi access was not available for two of the days we stayed. Everything else was great.

The people at the front desk were very helpful. I bothered Kerri four times for different requests the first night and she was always helpful and assisted with a beaming smile. A couple requests of others were also handled very well. One young lady even connected my wife to tech support to get the Wi-Fi fixed so that we could check on our flights and email before we left.

The room was nice and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The cold breakfast was good. The first morning at breakfast was very busy - over 100 people arrived without having made plans earlier so things were hectic but even this was handled well. A person from the front desk was called over to assist.

This hotel is very comparable to a Hampton Inn.

The location allowed us to get into downtown Edinburgh is about 20 minutes, to the airport in ten minutes and out into the Scottish countryside very easily.

A very good choice for what we wanted to do in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had been living there for two nights. First night of the travel, and night before we come back. It is because the hotel is very close to train station, which makes trip to Edinburgh city quite easy. It's also really close to airport, about 7 minutes by car. It's very professional, reasonable price, so you never need to worry about your accomodation if you live there.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I chose this hotel simply for the ease of parking away from the city. There were loads of spaces over weekend, so no problem with leaving the car to travel to city by train. Although the train station is about 15 seconds walk away had no train noise at all.
Only thing is hotel location in a bit of a concrete jungle which takes away so of the ambience of Edinburgh.
Staff friendly and breakfast was filling,.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a two night break in May and were delighted with the quality and cleanliness provided. Quite a new building so it still looks fresh and well maintained. Staff were helpful and check inn was automated via an electronic computerised system which was very simple to use. Managed to book the rooms in advance at the saver rate of £29 per night which was a real bargain. All in all a good break and I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Stayed here while on your with Expat Explore ended up staying for an extra two nights! Fantastic staff great rooms very comfortable definitely making me look for premier inns as my first choice for accom around uk! Awesome brekky as well great value!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) Hotel
Address: 1 Lochside Court, Edinburgh EH12 9FX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
#11 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern Hotel located in a fantastic location. Only 10 minutes to Edinburgh Airport & 10 minutes to City Centre on a train, from train station which is located 50yds from the Hotel.There is an integral hotel restaurant, thyme which opens daily from 6-10om for dinner, & there is also a Costa Coffee store within the hotel.Although we do not have leisure facilities, we have a local gym that offers a great price for our guests to use their facilities, which includes a modern gym, gym classes & saunas for all to use. ... more   less 
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