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Royal Commonwealth Pool

22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
+44 131 667 7211
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Freezing cold pool

My husband and I are doing a sort of your of Scotland's best swimming pools (as seen in an... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Black H
Swimming visit

Have visited for a swim a number of times. The timetable varies a lot but have always been able to... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
hashtagstringvest
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“soft play” (5 reviews)
“metre pool” (3 reviews)
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22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
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+44 131 667 7211
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

My husband and I are doing a sort of your of Scotland's best swimming pools (as seen in an independent article). While the Commonwealth is certainly a gorgeous place to view and the swimming facilities are fantastic the water is far too cold. Especially in...More

Thank Black H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited for a swim a number of times. The timetable varies a lot but have always been able to swim. This visit the pool was at 50 metres long and 2 metres deep. Plenty of space in the lanes. Like that the pool allows...More

2  Thank hashtagstringvest
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Not only diving but soft play, gym, vast spaces in the basement with all sorts of sports halls. Food is expensive though advise taking packed lunch if staying a while

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Royal commonwealth gym had an upgrade this year in august and although on first look looks ok it has too much kit in it and a new multi function area in the middle that takes up to much space and if you go near it...More

1  Thank transitmann
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for your feedback about our gym facilities at the Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we did go through a large gym refurbishment this year and have installed state of the art equipment along with new flooring. It is a...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visit here every other week, changing rooms always nice and clean, cheap entry for a 50 metre pool. Always visit the cafe afterwards as the foods nice and it's good value.

1  Thank SimonPeacock
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Simon, Thank you for your feedback - its always a pleasure to read such a positive review. I hope you continue to enjoy your visits with us and we look forward to seeing you next time your in.

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The "commy" was always the best place to take your baby for their first swimming experience. The water was warm and the shelving steps into the pool made it easy and safe to enter and exit the water while holding your infant. Since the refurbishment...More

Thank Mands72
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for your review of the Commonwealth Pool. I'm sorry to hear you found the water temperature cold. We have that particular pool set at a higher temperature and the air temperature also set higher as it is predominantly used by babies and...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

The pool itself is really good for lane swimming and for kids since their is kids pool, their is also diving boards. 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m but they are only open at certain times so if your looking to go on them look on...More

Thank ryangfox
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for your comments were glad you enjoyed the swimming facilities at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we have a 50m pool which is great for lane swimming, we have a children's pool that is warmer and shallower and...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

For the last 3 years I've been coming here almost every week (4times a week) swimming a mile every session.I love this pool & swimming is my way of exercising as I'm not a gym person.I'd recommend the Commie to anyone especially if you love...More

2  Thank Arron U
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Hi Arron, Thank you very much for your review. We are really glad you find the Royal Commonwealth Pool such a great place. Its fantastic to hear you exercise so frequently with us and that you enjoy our tasty treats in the café. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Hello there. Was using RCPs junior coaching classes for my daughter since about 2014. Last week, tried to rebook for next term of swimming classes and found, that due to alleged non payment she was removed from the list, therefore it is not possible for...More

13  Thank Marek P
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This pool forms part of Edinburgh leisure and is a good side for taking kids to swim, changing rooms have recently benefitted from a revamp which is great. Pool was not to busy and kids can use all parts. Only criticism would be the temperature...More

Thank lynda b
Ed L, Operations Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you for your feedback we are delighted that you enjoyed the pool. In regards to your comments about the temperature, the pool temp is 30 degrees centigrade and the air temp is 31 degrees centigrade. From your feedback we are reviewing this to ensure...More

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DiscerningDiner212
Are there lockers and how much do they cost?
6 June 2017|
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Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
plenty lockers pound coin which is returned when unlocked
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buckyboys
Is there any slides for kids kind regards
10 April 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
Whilst we don't have slides at the Commie Pool there are various sessions that have inflatables, floats, soakers and toys to build water confidence, at the same time as having fun and burning off excess energy. Please look... More
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