Diane & I booked here after reading great reviews on Tripadvisor and following a very nice stay at the Carlisle Ibis last year. We travelled by train into Waverley and were immediately thwarted by directions to the hotel - after half an hour or so we eventually found the Ibis Royal Mile where Staff kindly directed us round the corner to South Bridge (problem is that it's on an elevated roadway and not clear on 2D maps! Our return to the station took about 10 minutes on foot, easy when you know the way!). We entered a Reception jam-packed with a bus-load of American tourists and it was a little disconcerting (and perhaps a taste of things to come?) to reflect that perhaps their - presumably planned - arrival should have better organised in advance. We checked in without issue and were impressed by the premises and facilities on our way to our room (768) which appeared on the face of it (see later!) to be clean and well stocked. After unpacking we decided to explore and found Receptionist Calum to be a mine of local information - well supported by leaflets etc - and worthy of a mention for his excellent Customer Service skills. Unfortunately, things were rather downhill from there! Upon retiring we found the bed contained biscuit crumbs and were distracted by noise (of the a/c unit?). We rose the following day and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the City. On our return we found the Coffe m/c in Reception to be inoperable: no cups and full drip trays! The guy on duty (unfortunately not Calum!) just shrugged and didn't attempt to put things right! In our room, towels & cups hadn't been changed and the bed was unmade - not a major problem but given the cost of the room I'd have expected this.
Quetionable value for money, methinks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge is an economy hotel located in Edinburgh Old Town, just off Royal Mile.The hotel has 259 modern guest rooms and is within walking distance of the sights and nightlife of Edinburgh. The bar serves a selection of beers, wines, spirits as well as light meals & snacks 24 hours a day. Waverley Railway Station is just 0.5km and Edinburgh Airport is 13km away. Edinburgh Old Town, Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are all within walking distance. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Odigeo, Lastminute, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L. and getaroom.com so you can book your Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge Scotland