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West End Hotel

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #134 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me and a couple of friends stayed here for the fringe festival and had an awesome time! Superfriendly staff to hang out with even when they were off duty. Had amazing roomies, that migh have been luck tho i dont know ;) The bar downstairs has good prices and huge portions of good food. We really liked the reception/bar kind... More

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Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

However the location is not so far from the city center, we paid 175 pounds per night, which is a very expensive rate for a hostel. In addition, the reception is a bar, which is very strange, as the "receptionist", who was also the bartender didn't know anything about the sightseeings, main addresses, etc. There is no lift, so you... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stop here for the Fringe festival with friends. My thoughts are: Excellent service, modern, fresh and clean. Only downside, I thought it was a little overpriced for what it was but overall I was very pleased.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't realise how hard it would be to get a room last minute during the Edinburgh fringe. I normally stay in 3/5 star hotels these days. The prospect of staying in a shared room in a hostel style hotel was not my favourite option to say the least, but I was there to see my son so needs must.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to stay, my first experience in an 18 bed room and it was a brilliant and comfortable experience. Friendly environment and staff, who are talkative, very efficient and put the customer first. Hotel staff are low in numbers but are very hard working. I recommend to all who are looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh.

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Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most all aspects were really nice. The location and description of how to get there from the central train station were deceiving. Perhaps more so as it was raining for my 1.3 mile walk (quotes directions said 1kilometer.). Also charging 5£ for a towel was a bit extreme, and I passed on their charged for beak fast 2£ continental and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first experience staying in the hostel bedrooms was a pleasant one , the rooms were clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and the hotel had a lovely , homely atmosphere. The location was fantastic , only a short walk from the main fringe festival events and the heart of Edinburgh, loved it.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is cute, managed by a few staff, I think, but I met one only. The staff is very hardworking and efficient to handle everything for you, including your enquiries or so. The breakfast is well served with high standard Scottish style, not self-service kind, but well-prepared for you. The room at the top floor is also tidy, clean,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The West End Hostel is a great place to stay - the rooms are clean and light, the kitchen is well equipped and clean, the showers are great. The hostel/hotel is a short walk from Haymarket railway station and about a 20 minute walk from the centre of town. The staff were great and I'd definitely stay there again next... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hotel is something else. Hardworking staff hand over your key and when you proceed to your room you already notice rooms are equipped to facilitate more than 2 guests per room. It was surprising to find FOUR beds in our room than the expected 2! Did we had to share? Apparently not, so we even had the luxury to... More

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Address: 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — West End Hotel 2*
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Stunning City Centre B&B Edinburgh with Stylish & Comfortable Accommodation.The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers stylish, comfortable accommodation in a mixture of tastefully decorated standard and ensuite rooms in the centre of Edinburgh, close to all this magnificent city has to offer. Providing a high standard of customer service and with a great location and well equipped accommodation, the West End Hotel is an ideal choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh for business or pleasure.The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, while still in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located withing walking distance of Edinburgh’s many tourist attractions and the city’s main business districts. It is only 5 minutes walk to one of Edinburgh's main bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Haymarket Train Station. ... more   less 
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