Ratings based on 2,288 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Somerset

Good Choice

Posted Dec 8, 2016
Pros: The staff were courteous and the rooms clean and warm.
Cons: Maybe I'm easy to please, but I found the whole experience very acceptable.
Location: The castle is opposite and the bus stops across the road. Plenty of places to eat.
We took a taxi from the airport directly to this hotel (£21) and were welcomed by the reception staff who also offered to help us with our luggage. Check in was straightforward. The rooms we'd booked (City Rooms) were spacious with two large queen beds and warm, which is important since we went in December. The hotel provided courtesy toiletries (Elemis) and large fluffy towels, as well as tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, and an ironing board/iron. We'd opted for board only which was fine as there are plenty of places to eat close by with a wide selection from coffee to a full meal. We can heartily recommend The White Hart which is directly opposite where the food was lovely and the service prompt and friendly. Just along from the hotel is a flight of steps - not for the faint-hearted - that lead directly to Edinburgh Castle or it's quite easily to walk on a slightly less taxing gradient to the Royal Mile. The hotel does boast a pool but disturbingly it's in the front window! We were slightly too body-conscious to make use of it although it was cold outside so probably wouldn't have anyway. There's a bar onsite where you can also have a warm drink. When we checked out the hotel was quite happy to store our luggage and when we returned to collect it they ordered us a taxi back to the airport.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Need good health to walk area.hills and many steps

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Kindness and most informative hotel clerk in my travel experiences is Peter!thank you! GREAT hotel!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Texas

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Pros: The location, beautiful views of the Castle, close to all sight seeing. Pool and Sauna were great. Didn't get a chance to use the gym, but it was nice
Location: Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's seat, bus tours, lots of food and drink!
I enjoyed my stay there and will stay there again. My room was a little warm for my sleeping comfort. Everything else was great!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Grassmarket location is perfect. Beautiful views.

Posted Nov 28, 2016
Wonderful location. Great staff. Modern and comfortable.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Grassmarket is a great neighborhood.

Posted Nov 20, 2016
View of castle from room Pool and sauna a fun addition Close to Victoria St., good restaurants, Diagon Alley and many sites
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Canton, Michigan US

It is very close to the castle.

Posted Nov 20, 2016
The place has a great location and is very nice. The bed wasn't all that comfortable.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Un bel hôtel, un quartier magique

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Location: En face du plus vieux pub d'Édimbourg... Vue sur le château. Whag else
Belle chambre, hôtel moderne. Personnel un peu moins souriant que dans le reste de l'Écosse, mais bon, c'est la capitale !
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Perfect location

Posted Nov 6, 2016
Pros: Updated, modern, clean
Cons: A little more friendly at the reception desk when checking in would be helpful.
Location: Lots of restaurants. Tower Restaurant at top of the Royal Museum of Scotlabd is classy.
A truly fine hotel. View of the Edinburgh Castle from my room balcony was superb. Perfect location for enjoying the attractions in the Scottish Capital.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sligo ,Ireland

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Lovely location ,fab hotel , and v comfortable .👍
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Friendly staff and excellent location! Curry great

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Potential excellent - great view of castle and in need of uplift!