Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 338
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wol5894 Expensive but worth it for a one-off.
I was in Edinburgh for a one-off event and this was one of the few places left which was relatively near to where I wanted to be. I expected it to cost a bit more, not only because of its location but also because it was Edinburgh Festival time.
On the whole it was a nice stay. My only minor complaint was the Great Room at breakfast - the tables were crowded so close together, it was a bit of a struggle to get around, especially with a loaded tray of food. The hotel claims to have accessible rooms but there is no way you could get a wheelchair or someone on crutches even near the breakfast bar because the aisles left between tables were so very narrow.
Given this is likely a very popular spot, the layout of the breakfast room really does need a rethink. Perhaps there should be an overspill into the extensive bar one floor down? Or perhaps reduce the number of tables?
Apart from that, it was a lovely stay.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger NYC Leisure Vacation
Nice little spot convenient location, tram to airport across the street and close to all attractions. Very basic but what more do you need.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LOrnaD Friendly staff
We enjoyed our stay. Any staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. We were kept awake by a fan until around 2a.m.
Excellent location for all attractions.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IrvineG CALM IN THE MIDST OF STORM
We arrived at the hotel on a very busy morning when the city was packed with visitors for the Festival and the Tattoo. Although busy, the reception staff greeted us warmly and allocated us our very comfortable room.
The hotel is centrally situated a few hundred yards from the York Place stop for the Edinburgh tram and within walking distance of all the city's main attractions.
We enjoyed our short stay at this hotel and would return again.
August 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bo Z Don't be late for breakfast
Nice central location very close to the end station of the tram from the Airport.. Quiet, clean rooms with kind and friendly staff.
The only negative experience was a very crowded breakfast room with too little staff for keeping up with the consumption of milk and production of waste.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buddie116 Great all round hotel
Good central location and friendly staff , room was spotless and very quiet considering how busy the hotel was .
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ckim32 Great value and location
Looking for a hotel is difficult during the festival and glad this came up as an option. Really conveniently located and really good value for booking in advance.
Compared to similar hotels, great to have a free hot breakfast option. Will definitely consider in staying in other HI Expresses.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tourer Good hotel in central location
Enjoyed our stay during festival. Clean comfortable rooms
Breakfast was plentiful but disappointed with sliced bread and no breakfast type fruit eg BANANAS! We don't eat apples for breakfast!
However I did ask and on our second morning the very helpful lady produced bananas .
We are vegetarian so were able to eat eggs but there was no veggie sausages either.. perhaps we could have ordered, I am not sure.
Overall though a great stay would def revisit
August 11, 2014