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“A perfect stay”
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Nira Caledonia
Ranked #15 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
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“A perfect stay”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Due to unforeseen circumstances we found ourselves needing to stay in Edinburgh overnight. By almost 7pm we contacted Nira Caledoinia who offered us not only a room but an upgrade to an executive suite for the same price as a standard room for that very evening. The room was beautiful, sumptuous sofa, well stocked mini bar, coffee making facilities, Jacuzzi bath, huge and very comfy bed, beautiful linen and the decor throughout the hotel was luxurious. The hotel is quite small, which felt very personal. The staff were very helpful without been either pretentious or overbearing - Just right (especially as we must have been quite amusing, turning up with no luggage either!) and to top it all, the breakfast was delicious,a great selection including Scottish cheeses, homemade jams, dainty pastries. I loved it here - I am coming to stay again, in fact I am going to make Nira Caledonia my Edinburgh retreat. Thank you to all the staff, we found your hotel to be one of the best 'boutique' hotels we have stayed in to date.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 10 which suited us perfectly, The only downside here would be that it is at the VE...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Nira Caledonia on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking time to give us your feedback on your visit and for your lovely comments about the hotel and staff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and I have shared your wonderful comments with our team. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next 'Edinburgh retreat'.

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Janette Napier
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

The room was rather small, however the decor was lovely, the bed was very comfy and the shower was fantastic. The hotel is very boutique-esque. The staff are very friendly, and the cleanliness is fantastic. You can never go hungry as there are apples everywhere! The location is on one of the prime streets, a 10 minute walk to princes street, not too bad at all. Food is good too. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Nira Caledonia on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking time to give us your feedback on your visit and for your lovely comments about the hotel and location. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and please be assured all your great feedback has been relayed to all our team members. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

I booked this trip through a deal found on Wowcher for my boyfriends birthday and can honestly say it did not disappoint.

On arrival to the hotel we luckily found a parking space right outside the hotel and paid £4.70 to park all weekend (I believe this runs after 6pm on a Friday, although I'm not entirely sure).

The receptionist was extremely helpful, and on arrival to our room (petite double) we found it nicely laid out with roses, champagne and classic fm on the ipod docking station/radio. The bed was so lovely and comfortable with clean fresh sheets.

The food we experienced all weekend was wonderful, on the Friday night we ate in the hotel restaurant and the set menu (included in the voucher) was right up our street but I'm sure the chef would have been flexible if it wasn't to our taste.
There was a lovely selection of food at breakfast - the cooked breakfast was quite small but beautifully cooked, and a vast spread of other cold foods available.

The service during our stay has been exceptional - the staff so smiley and friendly, the room service was also fab... Every time we left our room we always came back to lights on, classical music, fresh glasses and the bed made - which was a nice touch. There was also little notes left on our pillow (eg - info about the castle etc).

The walk from the hotel to Princes Street is about 10 mins - although one thing I would warn people about is it the first 5 mins walk is uphill, maybe if you tire easily or have conditions/disability you may want to check this out.

We ate at the Golden Dragon chinese restaurant which is on one of the roads behind Princes Street (sorry not sure which one) and experienced the fastest service I have ever seen - we ordered our food and within about 3 minutes it was being served to our table - the food was lovely with fantastic service. Also - after going to a couple of bars we got a cycle rickshaw back to our hotel, a great little thing to do for fun and if your feet are hurting!

We would definately stay at the Nira Caledonia again :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review following your recent visit to Nira Caledonia. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and had time to make full use of our facilities, from our delicious Scottish breakfast to the peace and tranquillity of our location. Your comments regarding the professionalism and warmth of service from my colleagues are especially appreciated and it will be a pleasure to share you feedback with the team. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your short break in Edinburgh and appreciate you sharing your comments with other travellers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nira Caledonia sometime soon.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We booked the jacuzzi suite for 2 nights. We had an amazing stay. Hotel beautiful, service fab and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Highly recommend. It's close to the city centre. Restaurants like the Mira Mexicana canteens on rosé street are lovely. This is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at. Breakfast is lovely.

Room Tip: If possible go for the jacuzzi suite. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review following your recent visit to Nira Caledonia. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and had time to make full use of our facilities, from our delicious Scottish breakfast to the tranquillity of your Jacuzzi Suite. Your comments regarding the service from my colleagues are especially appreciated and it will be a pleasure to share you feedback with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in 2013 sometime soon.

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Janette Napier
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

The hotel was comfortable,we paid extra for exetutive room which was lovely, and had a good view of the city. The room was on the other side of the building so you had to come out side to go to the resturant ect (and it was freezing!)
Food was average,we was on a deal but the menu was very basic,so we paid small charge for main menu. Cooked breakfast was small and we waited quite a long time, and it was not what I ordered!
The hotel is a long walk from Princes st, and it is all uphill, as my husband has a heart condition this was not ideal, but the hotel were very helpfull in getting us taxis.
But overall we had a lovey stay.

Room Tip: Ask for room in main building with view over city.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Nira Caledonia on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking time to give us your feedback on your visit and for your comments about the hotel and location. I have spoken to our Restaurant Manager regarding the attention to detail for your breakfast and do apologise that it was not what you ordered. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit overall and look forward to welcoming you back to Nira Caledonia sometime soon.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

From the moment we arrived for our weekend break we were delighted with this hotel. The staff were professional and attentive, the suite was spacious and beautifully decorated. I especially liked that the radio was playing Classic FM when we arrived in the suite! Little extras like the coffee machine and the iPod dock were very welcome. (I like listening to music while relaxing so usually have to pack my own iPod dock) The wardrobe was small and the hangers kept jambing in the door but this is a minor irritation. The bathroom was small compared to the size of the room but was well fitted-out. Although it took two of us about 10 minutes to figure out how to turn the tap on to run a bath!
Breakfast was good. The scrambled eggs were delicious. However, I like black puddings to be earthy and wholesome, not tiny little designer rounds on the plate!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janette N, Director of Sales at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Nira Caledonia on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking time to give us your feedback on your visit and for your lovely comments about the hotel bedrooms and breakfast. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and please be assured all your great feedback has been relayed to all our team members. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Stayed for two nights with my brother in law and his wife. We all enjoyed the stay, good food (breakfast especially), nice clean rooms. The staff were friendly and helpful, no complaints.
However I left behind an item on the bedside cabinet that was of great sentimental value to me ( no monetary value). The housekeeping and staff have not been able to locate this and because if this our stay was completely spoiled. Entirely my fault for leaving it but I'd hoped it would be returned. So we will not be returning

  • Stayed March 2013
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Many thanks for taking the time to review the hotel on TripAdvisor. I know that you have been in contact with our Manager and she is liaising directly with you regarding this.

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Property: Nira Caledonia
Address: 6 - 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EF, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Nira Caledonia 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nira Caledonia is surrounded by the cobbled streets and Georgian elegance of New Town, a short stroll from Princes Street, Nira Caledonia is a central yet peaceful Edinburgh retreat. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you'll find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. Each of our sumptuous rooms and suites is unique, with its own opulent character. Many have vast floor-to-ceiling sash windows, others open out onto a private garden and some feature a relaxing Jacuzzi. All have new ultra-comfortable beds and pillows of goose feather and down. As a protected Grade A building we don't have a lift, but our porters are always on hand and we offer 24-hour room service. The cuisine at our restaurant is natural, fresh and often organic, with ingredients farmed, caught, raised or bred in Scotland and with over 25 Scotch whiskey blends and single malts, our bar also focuses on local flavours. With a friendly touch - and a touch of theatre - we welcome independent-minded travellers who prefer to go their own way. Come our way. ... more   less 
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