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Halcyon Hotel

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely street, lovely building,loveky staff but my room was not nice at all. Very claustrophobic as it had no proper window just a very high skylight velux. No TV or hairdryer in room and I couldn't find anyone to request latter at around 8.00 pm. Breakfast was good and varied but I wouldn't return or recommend to friends. My room... More 

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Airdrie, Scotland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at The Halcyon last night. It was close to The Playhouse Theatre where we were seeing a show. It was fine for a one night stay. We were in room one which is a family room. My mum is disabled and this room was on the ground floor. Nice view onto back garden. The room was clean and... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is ok for a few nights, but not for people who normally go to normal hotels. this one is a mix of B&B and hotel. it is quite old with dirty carpet, water from shower is not existing - impossible to wash long hairs :-). The service is not there, they would ask you if you want the... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we were booked for one night only by our travel agent, just needed a place to sleep before traveling on. We arrived late and another guest let us in the front door. However at that point there was no reception desk or phone and the doors were closed. We puzzled over this for a while and when another family came... More 

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay here, even with the walk up. We knew when we booked that we had the top floor, so no surprise there. We chose the Halcyon because we wanted character; not a modern, glitzy hotel. We stayed for three days and had two rooms. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. We had no problem... More 

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Hove
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, really friendly staff, cleaner than a lot of chain hotels who charge a lot more. Breakfast is substantial and high quality. The rooms are a bit dated. Perfect for a weekend visit when all you need is somewhere to sleep and shower.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lying here at 0210hrs awake due to a noisy fan from the room below. It is a loud deep moaning noise that is almost deafening coming through the floor. I have tried contacting staff through the telephone and even gone downstairs and rung the front door bell!! But cannot find anyone. This is ridiculous. Cannot think of a worst place... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I stayed here one night to meet my sons in town for the Festival, a single room and private bathroom with breakfast sounded like just what I needed. I arrived to be shown my single room, it was pretty small and no bathroom in the room as I understood from the description. As another reviewer pointed out it involves going... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for your review. Room 1a's website description is accurate, stating it has its own private facilities. However I will look at the website and try and make the description less confusing for some, many thanks for pointing this out. Glad you loved the big breakfast and our location. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Brisbane, Australia
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408 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

really lovely accommodation in a good location that's easy to walk to the centre of town. the owners are really friendly and helpful. inside the building itself is beautiful and the room is nice and light. the bed was comfy and there were a couple of sitting chairs and a table. nice big closet and the shower had good water... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Having looked at reviews prior to booking I'd expected a bit more. Wound up booking on Orbitz and it didn't indicate that my room did not have en suite bath. Upon check-in, staff informed me of this, which was disappointing. Then she stated breakfast hours, which didn't begin until 8, which seem late for a weekday. If you're unable to... More 

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: ₹ 4,909 - ₹ 16,433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Halcyon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Say no to room 14.”
 of 5 bubbles Abzquine_13, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the single room on the ground floor if you like private facilities”
 of 5 bubbles Mactavish58, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so if you are not into climbing stairs, stay on the first or second level.”
 of 5 bubbles P1313, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Back facing rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles GillyPNorthEastCoast, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The stairs looked daunting so we were glad to have a ground floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles Debbieindc2014, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
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