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Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) Hotel
Ranked #19 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic location, great staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I have just returned from here for a short city break. The hotel is in a great location in the centre of the city- close to local transport, bars, restaurants, shops and a short walk from the Royal Mile and the castle. On arrival at the hotel the staff upgraded our room to one with a castle view. The room itself was very spacious and adequate for the length of our stay. The bed was extremely comfortable, so we had a great nights sleep.

During our break we had breakfast on one occasion which offered a good variety including Costa Coffee. There were also tea/coffee facilities in the room.

The staff were amazing, extremely friendly and always on hand to help!

Great value for money! If we were to visit again, we would definitely stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a Castle view we were in room 323
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here on Monday 23rd to 25th of June 2014 . We were in room 321 . We had an excellent view of the castle . We had a great nights sleep . Room was right next to the fire escape but we never heard any noise at all. We had 2 evening meals and 2 breakfasts during our stay. The food is nothing short of fantastic . And for a £22.99 meal deal it's.great value for money . I think you would be hard pushed to find a better deal anywhere else in Edinburgh .i must say the staff are a credit to the hotel everyone was very friendly and helpful . We will definitely stay here again . Looking forward to it already !!!!!!!! :-)

Room Tip: As for castle view room . !!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

The hotel is right on princes street--great location near restaurants and shopping in new town. Rooms up to a high standard for this chain (clean, soundproof, safe). Advance reservations recommended (well in advance!!!!) as hotel seems to sell out quickly. A bit of character as this isnt a purpose-built building, but reached via an elevator through a door in the street storefronts. Nice view of castle from restaurant, which is standard premier inn fare (ie avoid) but worth a drink in the evening.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have been to various Premier Inns and other budget hotels. Of these, I have been to the Princes Street Premier Inn several times and find the service, room and food consistent. Mostly I come alone but have been with my family once and was not let down. I also asked for a room with a view and got it! Just watch out for the lower level rooms overlooking Princes Street; the street noise can be distracting. But floors 4, 5 and 6 don't seem to have this problem.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Good friendly and helpful staff , v.good value for the centre of Edinburgh.
Room modern and clean, quiet, secure
The in house restaurant provided a good choice of meals that made searching for meals elsewhere not necessary, particularly when time is limited. An NCP car park is the nearest at 10 minutes walk away. The hotel does give a discount on this.


  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We ended up having to book a hotel in central Edinburgh at the last minute and as a result had fewer options than usual. I noticed this hotel ranked top ten on Trip Advisor for Edinburgh hotels - unusual for a budget chain hotel but it had space and a central location so we decided to give it a go. Have to say, it had everything we needed for a central Edinburgh stay and can see why it ranks highly. The location is truly excellent, the staff were unanimously really friendly and helpful - check in took a matter of seconds - and the room was large, clean and extremely quiet.

Premier Inn say they guarantee a good night of sleep and we couldn't fault this - the bed was very comfy, almost complete black out curtains and we didn't hear a single peep of noise from the corridor, our neighbours or upstairs. The only slight noise was in the bathroom you could hear others in the hotel having a shower or flushing the loo, but you couldn't hear this in the bedroom once the bathroom door was shut. We slept so soundly we didn't wake up until nearly 11am - good job check out was at midday!

There were vending machines on the entrance to our floor which were a good idea for late night soft drinks or snacks. My husband contacted reception for an iron and board which they provided no problem. Bathroom toiletries are limited to a soap/shower gel dispenser in shower and by sink basin, but we didn't expect more than this. There was a small kettle in the room with a couple of tea bags/coffee sachets and UHT milk so you could make a hot drink. Large TV. The only downside to the room was a half size wardrobe in height, high enough to hang up a man's shirt but my knee length dress did drag on the floor a little. Slightly odd as the room was very spacious so plenty of room for a full size wardrobe. We didn't eat in the restaurant (there are plenty of places to eat and drink on the streets nearby) but it looked pleasant enough. Our double room was £154 for one night, not including breakfast. To me at first that did seem a bit pricey for a "budget" hotel, but we saw other places charging £300 a night and I guess these things are comparative.

Overall, would definitely return on our next trip to Edinburgh.

Room Tip: We stayed on Floor 2 and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed 7 nights in room 607 on top floor. For a city centre hotel I couldn't believe how quiet it was. Charming front desk staff always had a cheery word. Room was simple but clean and comfortable just as required. We paid the £10 for a week of wifi use but many may have found the free 30 mins was enough.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) Hotel
Address: 121-123 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#16 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As its name suggests, Premier Inn Hotel Edinburgh Central (Princes Street) is situated on one of the most famous streets in Scotland, if not the world. All the delights of Princes Street are literally on your doorstep, while all the heritage and landmarks of Edinburgh are just a few minutes away. Stroll along pedestrianised Princes St to enjoy top name brands on one side, and one top notch view of the park on the other. Walk the Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle, a destination steeped in history. Step out in style if you're coming to enjoy Hogmanay or the Edinburgh Festival. Then turn your feet homeward and come back to great food at our restaurant and a lovely comfy bed. ... more   less 
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