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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia
Ranked #5 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We arrived much later on the Friday evening for this birthday weekend than planned but this was no problem to the owners who gave us a warm welcome and directed us to a local Italian restaurant for a last minute (and delicious) pizza. Our room was compact but cosy with a good shower and located at the top of the hotel (as we wanted a view). It was a bit of a clamber up two flights of stairs but well worth it with a good view towards Arthur's Seat. The location of the hotel was ideal for us. It was very quiet with reasonable on-street parking but close enough to town to enable us to meander in at leisure whilst sight-seeing on the way. There were good restaurants and bars within 5-10 mins walking distance which allowed us to eat and drink very well locally on both evenings. The breakfasts were good with lots of choice although I was disappointed that I did not get a runny egg with my Eggs Florentine . . . will ask next time!

Room Tip: Having a room on the top floor is well worth the view if you're fit and have limited luggage.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

Dear Reviewer

It is really good when people staying with us meander into Town as this Guest did, as we really are just at the edge of Happiness, Free Parking, 30 Bar/Restaurants, Great Bus Service, Golf Course, Swimming Pool and the Wonderful Arthur's Seat Edinburgh's extinct Volcano and all within easy walking distance. I will make sure Dear Guest on your return that your Eggs Florentine shall indeed have a lovely runny Egg Yolk, Oh by the way our Eggs Benedict is also scrummy and yummy..

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

This is a nice and affordable hotel, with very friendly staff, serving a wonderful breakfast, and with convenient buslines into town. Some rooms have really nice views on Arthurs Seat. Watch out for the dogs though... They're so cute when lying on the floor

  • Stayed: December 2012
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

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Thank you for a concise description of Hotel Ceilidh-Donia and our Two Woofies. Annette and I moved into this small quiet residential area of Edinburgh 30 years ago and took Foreign Students into our spare rooms to help ends meet, not knowing that all these years later we would still be enjoying immensely the Hospitality Business, It really is a joy to meet people from all over our Small but ever so Precious Planet Earth.

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

This is a very nice place to stay. The owners immediately give you a warm welcome straight away. The breakfast is excellent, rooms are perfect as is the bathroom. If you are looking for a nice cosy place just a short walk from the city centre, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

Very Cosy, Very Friendly, and I hope never dirty, never cold, never distant, never smug and never very Far from your Heart..and I hope dear reviewer Very Us

Maxx..

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Reviewed 12 November 2012

The staff are very friendly and welcoming. I spoke with them a lot in advance of arrival and they were very helpful. They offer lots of advice about the local area and can provide maps with recommendations of where to eat and drink. The location is an easy walking distance into Edinburgh centre, though it is well services by buses. It also near Arthur's Seat for those wanting a good walk. There are lots of restaurants and pubs in a fifteen minute walk. The hotel itself was immaculately clean. Breakfasts were very good. There is a lounge area for guests and a bar which is well stocked with a wide range of drinks.

My wife and I stayed for our honeymoon and we are glad that we did We willc ertainly be returning.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

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This is certainly a great review, for all these nice things to be said is great but to be even noticed is very special considering the this Lovely couple were on their Honey Moon, thank you and hope to see you again as Mr and Mrs..

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We spent four nights in this cosy hotel at the end of October. The owners were very friendly and helpful when we arrived, offering practical advice on the area. The hotel was about 25 minutes walk from the centre (there are also buses) and was in a quiet residential area, near to Arthur's Seat, and very peaceful at night. The breakfast was particularly good with a variety of options cooked to order in addition to all the usual fruits, cereals, yogurt, toast etc. I was particularly impressed that they were able to provide me with a gluten free breakfast, despite the fact that I had not been able to request this before arriving. This was very much appreciated. The weather was quite cold while we were there and it was lovely to come back to this hotel after being out all day, because it was comfortable and always lovely and warm. Tea/coffee making facilities in the room were also a welcome bonus. We thought Ceilidh-Donia was good value and enjoyed our stay here, and discovering the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Dear Reviewer It is great when Guests appreciate the little things in life that Annette and the Staff thoughtfully provide in advance of their arrival, Annette makes sure we can cater for most Dietary needs, we even provided Guests who had Motor Bikes with a long Chain with a secure Padlock.

Historically, Breakfast to a Scot is the most Important meal of the Day with our ever changing weather, it sets you up for the Day, hence our traditional Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Mushrooms, Haggis, Black Pudding and my favourite a Tattie Scone just nicely Crisped up but we also appreciate that our Guests come from all over this Wee Planet of ours, Mother Earth and offer a wide selection of choices, we now have an all-day Cereal Bar with Tea, Coffee and Cup a Soup FREE all Day and will offer Toast from 10-00 pm - 11-00 pm, and there are other little snacks for sale.

We also appreciate it when Gusts notice that we do not scrimp on the Heating Bills and love it when we see people’s faces smile when they come back to the Cozy Hotel Ceilidh-Donia.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

A nice little place just a short way out of Edinburgh's centre, only 10 minutes bus ride away, and the buses are close by and frequent. Parking can be a bit tricky, but it's not a major problem, as double parking in the short term seems widely accepted, and there will be spaces in nearby roads in the longer term. Nice rooms, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast too ! They do have a small bar but don't really do evening meals. Plenty of other places nearby though, the Salisbury Arms is close and good ! Good value if you can bear not to be slap bang in the centre with all the extra costs and lack of parking that brings.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

The Hotel Ceilidh-Donia is just 10 mins by Bus into Town as this Guests says and we feel Ideally placed for visiting Edinburgh, we have two car parking spaces on a first come basis but the Hotel's location is perfect as it is just 200 yards away from Parking Meters, so from our location there are numerous Streets to park and we will park it for you if you should need.

We do not have an A La Carte restaurant any more as there are Twenty Restaurants and Pubs app with food, all within 3 - 15 Minutes walking distance away .

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Spent three nights here recently with friends. A superb family run hotel not too far from the city and on a good bus route. Rooms very comfortable and well equipped. Excellent breakfasts. A very warm welcome from Annette who was both knowledgable and helpful booking restaurants, taxis and attraction tickets.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Dear Reviewer

Many Moons of thanks for you comments, we really do care about our Guests comfort and hopefully we give them enough knowledge with our own Map about our very beautiful City of Edinburgh when they arrive so that they can relax into the Holiday without feeling they have a lack of local Information..

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Additional Information about Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

Address: 14-16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £57 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ceilidh-Donia 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more   less 
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