Needed some where to stay in Edinburgh for a couple of nights. Booked this months ago.
Nearer the time I looked at some of the reviews and had that feeling of impending doom I had that time I stayed at the Days Inn at junction 8a of the M40!
A lot of very very derogatory reviews made me dread the 375 mile journey to our hotel.
On arrival we were greeted by a number of friendly efficient staff (one even prevented me getting a parking ticket when I was checking in). We stayed in building 4, which is next door to the main hotel/reception.
Having climbed the stairs, you are greeted by a communal kitchen/dining area. Yes there is a bicycle chained to the banisters, which seemed to upset fellow reviewer warring so much. But this is Edinburgh, if you go into any of the blocks of apartments this is common.
The room we had was Number 41, good size, at the back of the hotel so very quiet at night. While the decor wasn't the best, and by that my only criticism was that when painting the feature wall they didn't use a lot of masking tape......just my OCD kicking in three! The curtains were amazing, best blackout curtains I've ever seen, genuinely considered nicking them as I work nights and they would be great for my bedroom.
Bathroom was clean and modern with a really good shower.
Now I'll admit that we didn't really use the facilities at the hotel as we were out all day, and I can kind of see where some of the other reviewers are coming from...... But from my experience, if you're looking for a relatively cheap, honest, clean hotel near to Edinburgh city centre you can't go far wrong with this.
I know a lot of people have complained about the noise from the streets, but can you really blame the hotel owners for the fact that their victorian/Georgian buildings were built in densely populated areas.
Folks all I can say is I would be happy to stay there again, if you want to stay in a Palace, Holyrood isn't far away, try there.
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