Spent two nights in this hotel on a weekend jaunt to Edinburgh from London with my husband and mother. Its very nerve-racking going on-line to select a hotel in a city you have never been to (I cannot imagine what people did before internet), but I could not have picked better. The location cannot be beat, especially if you take the train (you literally walk out of the station and there is the hotel on the corner); you are in the old town, which I loved, and a short walk to the Royal Mile and castle. I usually prefer one-offs to chains, but with mother along played it safe; the rooms and showers were brand new, contemporary, and immaculate. The breakfast was plentiful. Really appreciated being able to store bags before catching train out. Reception/bar with all the windows a fabulous place to unwind and people watch. My one disappointment was, I did not realize when I booked the "standard room" this meant our rooms did not have a window, only a skylight, which really gave me the willies, was claustrophobic, and made me feel less than safe in the event of a fire. Felt it should have been clearer what standard meant, but perhaps I did not read the room description carefully enough. For that, I gave this hotel a 4 rather than a 5. Will stay here again, definitely, but spring for a better room. Only other negatives were with the (apparently new) young bartender, who kept insisting our US MasterCard did not work there and that we had to pay cash. It finally became really irritating having to reload on cash just to have happy hour cocktails and nightcaps, so finally got it sorted out at the front desk. Unfortunately, you cannot charge to your room, which was most inconvenient. Also, he said he could not make any of the cocktails in the cocktail menu, which was bizarre. And yes, the plug situation is less than ideal. My husband used the one closest to the desk for charging, so I made coffee on the floor next to the bed, lol. And bring your own soap….
- 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:
- Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Scotland