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Abbey Hotel

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Situated in an elegant tree-lined terrace, overlooking the Firth of Forth, is the Abbey Hotel (formerly Greenside Hotel). Designed by the renowned architect William Playfair as a family town house for a wealthy merchant, this is an traditional Georgian building, built in 1820, with many of fine original features still in place. ***NEWLY REFURBISHED RECEPTION & PUBLIC AREAS****PLEASE NOTE RECEPTION IS NOT OPEN 24hrs.*Latest Check-In Time is 10:30PM - Should you have an unscheduled travel delay please call the Hotel to arrange a later check-in.The hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, being a 10 minute walk from the bustling cosmopolitan heart of the City.Only 10 minutes to Princes Street and Ocean Terminal for the Royal Yacht Brittania. Close to Playhouse Theatre (5 minutes walk), Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street (with it's famous gardens and views of Edinburgh Castle).Access to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre, the Airport and motorway networks is very convenient, and Waverley train and St Andrew Square bus station are close by. Our welcoming en-suite rooms offer the discerning traveller all the comforts expected, including Freeview Digital colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and telephone.****Free Wi-Fi (Internet access is available in all bedrooms), also lap-top hire if required********Snacks available within the hotel, upon request*********Local Golf can be arranged*****Most of the hotel's refurbished rooms (new soft furnishings include DUVETS on guest beds, although blankets also provided, if preferred) provide wonderful views over Royal Terrace gardens and out to the Firth of Forth, or the tranquility of our own private gardens to the rear.Edinburgh has all that the visitor could wish for. With many fine art galleries, museums and theatres, a cultural presence is never far away. History is reflected in the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Castle, all contrasting with the elegant terraces of the 'new town'.As a base for touring, Edinburgh is unbeatable.There is a wide variety of local shopping facilities, including Harvey Nichols, restaurants and bars. Just a few minute's walk from the Omni Centre which boasts a Warner Village Cinema , bars, restaurants, nightclub and comedy venue.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 99 out of 100
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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The hotel is close to princess street also if you are staying at the weekend it is free to park on the street outside the hotel. The room we had was large and very clean but could do with a bit of update on the decoration walls and skirting boards chipped I think it looked like
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When first arriving to the hotel, we were surprised at how modern and updated it was. We visited the old hotel that was here originally. The rooms are spacious, modern, warm and comfortable. Breakfast is a good selection and the staff are brilliant and very helpful, nothing seeme
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I arrived at the hotel early and the couple who run the hotel allowed me leave my case with them and to come back and check in later on in the day, they were very pleasant and helpful. I later returned and my case had been taken to my room, which I was so grateful as I was on th
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I arrived very early looking to leave off my bag. I was met by a very friendly fellow at the reception who checked his register and informed me I was in luck, my room was ready.

The room was basic but had a comfortable bed with tea making facilities. A powerful shower with plen
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Just home today hotel was nice and cozy we stayed in room 15 my mam became unwell during the night and the lady manager i never got her name was so good and helpful and waited with me while the ambulance arrived and while they were there .
Food was fab and all the staff made you
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Can you cater for gluten free at breakfast?
yes if we are told in advance
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Hello Stopping at your hotel soon can I ask if you have hair dryers in the rooms, to save bringing one with us thanks
Is it possible to leave our luggage for a few hours after checkout?
yes thats fine. Check out time is between 10.30an/11am but we will look after your luggage till later
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Would like to know if my Visa card was accepted. Recieved post that my Amex was not acceptable, so I changed my booking information. Would like confirmation that I do have a room for my visit to Edinburgh in July. Also does anyone on the staff know of any near by shops that offer a real saving on cashmere pullovers? ken mason
Where is the best place to park the car when staying at the abbey hotel?
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"Ask for a lower level room if you struggle with stairs"
"Our view was to the back yard so it was quiet. It was a big room, not cleaned properly."
"Ask for a low level room. Staircase magnificent,but very very steep."
"Do not ask for gin & tonic, we were told they had no tonic but we could have a gin and Irn Brew !! (The Whisky was good!!!)"
"quiet, best location, cosy, lovely"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 55 - US$ 190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
greenside hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghBroughton & Calton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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