We stayed here at the recommendation of a friend.
Great location - handy to everything, including being just across the road from the airport buses and Waverly Station.
Hotel was very nice, modern decor, our room was huge and the shower was fantastic.
The only downside was we were allocated "Cockburn Street Rooms". To get to our roon we had to go to level 5 then down a flight of stairs to get back onto level 4. To get to reception we had to get the lift back up to level 5 walk through a maze of corridors to find the lift that took you to reception on the mezzanine level. No big deal to some but I found it all rather tedious.
Check-out was midday, we had got up and went to do a tour and get something to eat and returned to collect our already packed bags at around 11:50/55. We returned to find our keycards locked. I then had to go back to reception - again, up a floor and back to find the other lift that took me to reception.... this took me more than 5 minutes. When I got to reception and informed the girl our room was locked she told me "yes, well check-out is at midday". We had arrived at our room BEFORE midday and the rooms were already locked. Then it was a camel-track back to reception to speak to someone about it.
I would stay here again but only if they could guarantee that I wouldn't be staying in a Cockburn Street room - because other than that and being locked out - the hotel was absolutely fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has prime position in the hub of the city, on bustling Market Street, a stone’s throw from the Waverley Railway Station and the Royal Mile, close to the shopping strip, main attractions, businesses, and popular nightlife.Based on the concept "Great design for little money" the Motel One brand offers high standards of service and great design for budget conscious guests in city centre locations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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