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“Amazing hotel in a great location”
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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #48 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I stayed here for 3 nights with a girlfriend and was really happy with the accommodation, location, customer service and the amazing breakfasts.

We had spent a couple of weeks travelling around the UK, and this hotel is by far the best we stayed in. The modern accommodation was a definite change to some of the other places we stayed. The only thing that I can fault is the noise coming from the courtyard area out the front with loud music and loud people, but considering this I would still give this place a 5/5.

Would definitely return, however next time I would request a room not facing the courtyard area. Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi BiancaJane94,

Thank you for this amazing 5 star review of your recent stay with us!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your visit and that you would describe us as the best hotel you stayed in on your trip!
Our reception team will be so pleased that you found them to be so helpful and we will certainly pass on your great feedback about our breakfast onto the Three Sisters!

We would love to see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh, remember to give ud a call directly on 0131 6226801 for our best rates.
Cristie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The room reminded us of a large cabin with oversized bunk beds. Three of us stayed in a room that could easily host 8-10. Each bed had it's own TV but half of them didn't work. The space was dark and needed more lights at night. Noise from the bar below could keep you up till 4am. Not a problem if you went downstairs to join in with the drinking. Earplugs are a must if you want to sleep earlier than 4. Centrally located for the Fringe Festival. Some of the best comedy acts were actually in the bar. Despite the noise and the darkness, my two Millennial children said they would return.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank debraabell
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi debraabell,

We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed our amazing DORM room for your stay during the Fringe.

We appreciate your comments regarding the TV's and the lights and will certainly look into this. However it's fab to know that your children enjoyed their time here and would return in the future!

Safe Travels,
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Stayed with girlfriends at STAY Central for the Edinburgh Fringe. What a great location. Everything is nearby; The Castle, The Royal Mile, The Grassmarket with its array of eateries. The Three Sisters pub adjoins STAY Central and they do a jolly good breakfast for the hotel. Breakfast service was a bit slow (only) on our first morning but in their defence it was incredibly busy because of the festival. I would definitely stay here again. There room facilities included sparkling and still bottles of water as well as cans of Irn-Bru, a couple of Scottish marshmallow biscuits and a Refresher bar! Quality toiletries. Very comfy bed and with cool cotton sheets. All the staff very helpful and on the ball for anything you need or want to know.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi norfolkessexgirl,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We're delighted to know that yourself and your friends enjoyed your visit during the Fringe period, it's the best time to be in Edinburgh with all the historic attractions and amazing shows right on our doorstep.
The Three Sisters will be so pleased to know that you enjoyed their tasty breakfast and I will be sure to pass on your comments.

Give us a call directly on 0131 6226801 the next time you are in the city for our best rates.
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to stay if you are backpacking. You get some awesome discounts if you stay there, plus just outside you have a great place to drink and eat. Everything is close by the only thing that I did not like is the continental breakfast but other than that, an awesome concept and an excellent place.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Reinaldo C,

Thank you for taking the time to write this great 5 star review.

We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and loved the atmosphere. We love being able to offer our guests fantastic discounts on our favourite restaurants and bars around the city - it's great to hear you made the most of it!

Don't be a stranger, give us a call on 0131 6226801 for our best rates the next time you're in the city.
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The hotel location is next to a large pub, and the courtyard is the sight of the Fringe festival/international festival. Very loud atmosphere until 3am in the morning. The hotel is also a bit run down, especially for the price.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi 492trudyl,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

Firstly I'm sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your time here. We make no secret of our neighbours The Three Sisters and advertise this on our website as being our popular bar and night club. We do have a range of quiet rooms within the hotel and would be happy to allocate you in one for your next visit.

We do hope you will choose one of our Central Edinburgh Hotels for your next stay in Edinburgh.
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Additional Information about Stay Central Hotel

Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: ₹ 4,815 - ₹ 20,107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At STAY central we aim a little bit higher than just providing you with a good night's sleep. We have 37 fresh and refurbished bedrooms perfect for 2 to share or bedrooms for up to 6 guests. We like to look after you and free Wi-Fi is a must for our guests. Each of our lovely bedrooms have large flat screen TV's, iPod docks, rain fall style showers to get lathered up in and lots of little extras you won't expect. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's eclectic Cowgate surrounding the famous lively Three Sisters bar, STAY Central is a short stroll from everywhere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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