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Review of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Ranked #57 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Will be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here for two nights during the August Edinburgh festival. The staff at the hotel is very friendly and helpful. My shower did not drain properly and was solved on my return to the hotel. The location is great, near to the bus terminus and railway station. Our room rate included for breakfast which was very good.

Room Tip: My room was on the seventh floor and facing one of the adjacent buildings, i.e. no view
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cobus B
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

The hotel is in a great location in old town .It is handy to all shops and pubs and other eating areas especially the railway. Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle were within a walking distance. The room was small but well appointed but had no amenities .The room was hot but this was a problem throughout the hotel as they were handing out fans at reception. The bar was nice and comfy for a nightcap and we would stay here again.

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Melbourne Australia

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mundelein, Illinois
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

The only thing this place had going for it was its location! It was a great place to explore Old Edinburgh and where things were hopping!
It had absolutely NO amenities! No phone! No clock! No Kleenex! No wake-up call! Must pay for minimalist breakfast...not cheap! It is German owned and I'm sure this appeals to many, but be wary US travelers. I guess we are spoiled with things like tissues in the bathroom. We had an inside, very, very tiny room (no A/C which we knew) so had the windows open to a tiny/narrow courtyard. It was very noisy until about 2 AM with lots of revelers partying through the city. There wasn't any room to put your suitcase anywhere either. It was decorated modern, sleek and slick for an old building, but be wary.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jlohrentz
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Edinburgh
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

living near Edinburgh I knew this hotel had an excellent location for a night in the city. Although a German hotel chain this hotel has a very Scottish feel to it, in a renovated building in the Old Town.It is within very easy walking distance from the newTram and Waverley train station.
The reception / bar area is warm and cosy a lovely place to have a drink. rooms were clean and fresh ours had a view over Princess Street Gardens.
The breakfast looked good (cold continental)but I would recommend going up Cockburn Street to the Southern Cross Cafe to have a full cooked Scottish breakfast.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, at the end of our stay they were happy to store our bags till our our late train home and being right next to the station this was very convenient..
All accommodation in Edinburgh is expensive during Festival when we stayed, but even at this peak time it was a very good price for such a central location.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fiona W
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure about this because it was so cheap in peak season (commonwealth games) but I was totally surprised and really happy. Comfortable and clean room with as much solace as you would expect in budget hotel, fantastic location, great price. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Mexico
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great location. 1/2 block from the 100 bus from the airport and the hop on hop off busses and the train station. Long block from the Royal Mile. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was too hot. The staff tried to help us . Brought a fan. House keeper said 7th floor always hot so you might want to ask for another floor. Room was adequete size. Basic. Bathroom was modern and nice. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Avoid the 7th floor
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SalleyS
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Maitland, Australia
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We booked this hotel from Australia wanting to be centrally located. I think the build Edinburgh around this motel and area. Motel is clean, friendly and the staff are helpful. The room are a good size with tea and coffee facilities but no fridge. The bathroom a large in size but limited soaps and face washers. A great budget hotel in a great location. Our room didn't have air conditioning and was warm at night. There is a fan provided and the window can be opened. It is hard to find via car due to the one way street where the entrance but very easy if you come by train. There is a car park 600 mts away at a cost of 15 pounds. We would stay again

Room Tip: We had a basic room in the inside of the motel
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SAB2128
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Property: Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Address: 18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 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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