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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Ranked #54 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Blyth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Does the job...at a cost!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The following refers to the Motel One on the castle side of the train station , not the one on Princes Street. Booked this hotel in Dec 13 but was vey expensive due to the Fringe festival taking place and the Tattoo which we were going to see. Market forces I'm afraid! So steer clear of August unless you want to pay top prices!
This hotel is fantastically situated. Literally a few minutes walk from Waverley train station, and from the Royal Mile and Princes street, so top marks there. Check in was simple and the hotel was busy but clean and tidy. The room was pleasantly spacious, well fitted and most importantly, clean. We did not ask for a view and did not get one unfortunately. So food for thought there as there will be some great views on the Princes street facing side. Talking of food, breakfast is extra and consisted of cold meats, cereals, toast, coffee and juices. It was more than adequate if you don't need to start your day with a fry up! The room tv worked a treat as well. Good picture and lots of channels. All in all a first rate place to stay but pricey in August. But that's when all the great shows etc are on. Start saving!

Room Tip: Room views on Princes street side of hotel
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Booked for two nights for festival
Wow what a fabulous modern design.yes German style but so easy to love it

Excellent location helpful staff

The room we had on 7th floor was brilliant modern and uncluttered but design very functional
Wonderful large en suite with large shower
Ideal in the hot weather
With easy to access my 10 year old just read the code from the bottom of the bill and was connected in a second
This hotel is German hotels at their best
Minimble design expert service and very clean
Yes there are no baths or phones in rooms
But you just use your mobile to dial down wits any query
No excess just good honest design and excellent location
I'm booking again for next 6 ears fringe

  • Stayed August 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Newly refurbished Building. Wonderful location, Rooms very nice and staff very helpful.

I had two misgivings which prevented me giving it the top rating
1 No safe deposit boxes in the rooms
2 Breakfast was very average (All processed the night before) No chefs no fries etc.

Room Tip: Rooms not at the front would tend to be quieter (but probably not as much sunlight)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Campsall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hotel is great for sight seeing and across the road from the station.
Amazing staff who couldn't do enough to help.
On the down side there isn't any air con and its a little too noisy to have windows open.
great value for money and spotlessly tidy room.

Room Tip: We had a city view room that was great
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great value for money - and very central, the staff were friendly, really comfy mattresses and the decor was nice really nothing bad to say about the place. Breakfast was available but we chose to eat out, but we did make use of the bar.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Just returned from 2 nights at the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. We loved the excellent location of the hotel, just across the road from Waverley railway station and the Airlink bus stop. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great, rooms are clean and comfortable although relatively small and no bath. The price was quite expensive but all Edinburgh hotels are in August! Woul ddefinitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Located close to downtown and all the main tourist attractions. Rooms are SMALL. No phone in the room so any deficiency required a walk back to reception. Friendly, helpful staff. Odd layout of rooms required a circuitous path to and from the room. No AC when we were there, supposedly coming soon.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Address: 18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel One Edinburgh-Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 208
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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