Arrived at this hotel on Thursday, a little bit earlier than expected. The hotel were very good and let me check in to my room early. I was paying 81.00 GBP for Thursday night and 215.00 GBP for Friday and Saturday night. The room I had was a double room and another with 2 single beds. Initially I was put on the 3rd floor, but disappointed with my room, which was very basic. The TV didn't work and there was no table and chairs for dining - only a sofa and 2 lounge chairs with a table in the open plan kitchen/living room. I was having 2 of my friends join me for a relaxing weekend. I complained and was upgraded to the 6th floor which was the executive floor. The room sizes were the same - but there were more soft furnishings and nice finishing touches in my room. There is a DVD player and TV in each room and also a CD player with radio. I used all of these and they worked perfectly. The dishwasher was in immaculate condition as were the rest of the kitchen facilities - including the washing machine, the hob top, the cooker and the fridge.
The manager fo the hotel was great, as were the young male and female on reception - nothing was too much for them - they were polite and provided recommendations, food menus and their attitudes were fantastic.
The beds were very comfy - a great nights sleep! Also there were no rowdy crowds or noisy guests staying here (even with the rugby being on the same weekend). I couldn't hear any other people from my apartment at all. The latest check out I could get was 1.00pm - which they extended from 12pm for me.
The wireless internet is a wee bit of a let down. It does work - but is very slow. The cost is 5.00 GBP for 24 hours.
There is a Tesco Extra about 300 metres so you can stock up on your food and drink - and there is a Pizza Express 100 metres away, which is really clean with great service. Dynamic Earth is a 5 minute walk away as is King Arthurs seat which is a lovely big hill you can walk up. There is an NCP car park within a 5 minute walk of this hotel, the hotel also offers parking at 8.50 GBP per night - it looked secure as it was under the hotel itself.
You can walk to the city centre itself - at a medium pace it would take around 25 minutes to get to Princes Street. It cost under 5.00GBP to get to Princes Street / Waverley station.
There is a nice little cafe about 200 metres from the hotel - it serves croissants, bagels, porrige and cooked breakfasts. Porridge cost 2.50 GBP and Bagel with peanut butter cost 2.75 GBP.
I would recommend this place to anyone to stay in - to me personally it wasn't worth 215 GBP per night at the weekend, but the cost of 81.00 GBP during the week is outstanding value.
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- Also Known As:
- Holyrood ApartHOTEL Edinburgh, Scotland
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