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“Good location, good venue”
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Stay Central Hotel
Ranked #48 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Staying in August 2017, we booked online to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo. Requested a back room which was not above the main pub which was hosting the Fringe Festival, so our room was away from the pub noise (which opens to 5am)

Staff were more than helpful during our stay and pleasant in every aspect of our stay, either at the bar, breakfast or our accomodation.

Very well done all, made our stay feel comfortable and hassle free.

Room Tip: Ask for a back room so as not to be over the din of the pub goers
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Bob S,

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

We are so pleased that you had a great time with us during the Fringe festival, our reception and bar team will be thrilled to know that they made you feel so welcome!

We would love to see you again on your next trip to the city, remember to give us a call directly on 0131 6226801 for our best rates.

Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a girls weekend back in July. It's tucked away but managed to find it, the entrance is amongst the courtyard infront of the pub next door. One negative: don't go to the pub next door for breakfast like the hotel suggests! It stunk from the night before, very limited choice of breakfast, and people had taken a bite out of things, such as fruit + croissants, and then put them back on the table - gross! We found a place called 'Checkpoint' round the corner for breakfast the second day which was lovely. Positives: really central, cool/modern decor, cosy rooms with everything you need, friendly staff + the beds were so comfy! Would stay again.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi 896jadew,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent stay with us.

We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed our unique hotel with modern decor and comfy beds! Our reception team will be delighted to know that you found them to be so friendly also.
We appreciate your comments regarding breakfast in the Three Sisters and will certainly pass on your feedback to the bar management for improvement.

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

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Stay Central for three nights in a twin room during the Fringe.

The first room we were allocated (XL) overlooked the Three Sisters courtyard. The venue is a nightclub and stays open until 5am during the fringe (1am the rest of the year). The noise coming into the room made it impossible to sleep, it honestly sounded like we were sleeping in the club. Earplugs did nothing to dent the noise. The noise levels of these rooms should be advised by management prior to booking or not be sold until better noise reduction works are undertaken. In addition, the windows of these rooms are ringed in green lights which stay on all day and night, giving rooms a green glow! These are issues I would expect from a hostel, but not from a property claiming to be a three star hotel.

The XL room itself had two single beds and a set of bunks. The room was appointed in the style of a budget hotel, but free water, Irn Bru and marshmallow snacks were provided, which was excellent.

To the property's credit, once a complaint was made regarding the noise, we were moved to a "L" room, which was infinitely quieter and made for a much better experience. The room had two single beds and a double bed "nook", which were very comfortable. The room also came with a ghd hair straightener, which was a nice touch.

The staff were friendly and proactive and were happy to assist with any queries.

Stay Central is in a terrific location, 5 minutes walk from the Royal Mile and 5 minutes from the Grassmarket.

I would likely explore other properties in the Old Town, unless I could be guaranteed a quiet room at Stay Central.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi OzLiz13,

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

Firstly I am sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your visit, we do try our best to advertise the Three Sisters, our surrounding bar and nightclub on our website as we are a very popular venue during the festival. I'm sorry if this was not clear before your arrival.

We are delighted however to know that we were able to reallocate you to a quieter area of the hotel in one of our L rooms, which comes with great added extras like the GHD's!

We do hope to see you again int he future, or perhaps you would consider one of our other Central Edinburgh Hotels.
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The hotel was in a great location, minutes walk away from the Royal Mile and the old town. I stayed while the Fringe Festival was going on and there were acts in the courtyard connected with the front of the hotel. It was very lively with an outside bar and festivities going on into the early hours of the morning. Would definitely recommend away from the courtyard but you will still be able to hear all the noise during Fringe. The rooms were modern and clean and they provide laundry service for £13+.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi touriststac,

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

We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed our central location in the heart of old town, surrounded by all the cities best attractions and of course the Fringe festivities! We are so lucky to have such a great bar like The Three Sisters as our neighbours who hosted hundreds of free shows this year!

We would love to see you again, remember to get in touch directly on 0131 6226801 for our best rates.
Christie & The STAY Central Hotel Team

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We Were a bit apprehensive staying in a hotel above a noisy fringe venue but it turned out our fears were groundless. The hotel is very contemporary with state of the art finishing touches such as iphone chargers built into the wall at the bedside.The rainfall showers are wonderful at the end of a long day walking about and the complementary Tunnocks Teacake was thoroughly enjoyed.
The bed was very comfortable with large soft pillows and we had a great nights sleep
The hotel is well placed for the pubs and restaurants of the Grassmarket and in our case for the Military Tattoo.
We did not eat but room service was available and the menu seemed to have plenty of choice of food and drink.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi dominic594,

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

We are delighted to hear that you loved our unique and modern hotel and found our rooms to be so well facilitated with amazing rainfall showers and complimentary treats.
Our central location is perfect for visiting all the best attractions and restaurants the city has to offer!

Don't be a stranger, give us a call directly on 0131 6226801 for our best rates,
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: ₹ 4,872 - ₹ 20,396 (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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Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
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