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Stay Central Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Ranked #22 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

New, modern hotel just off the Royal Mile with a hip, groovy vibe. Small, but hey, that's what you get in a European city, particularly in the U.K. Other than an excellent location only a 5-minute walk from the Royal Mile (closer to the castle end, very close to St. Giles), many pluses. Among them, amazing rainfall shower heads, good-sized... More

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SGTrvlr, Thank you for the great review - we've never been called Groovy before :-D It is lovely to hear such fantastic feedback from our guests, and I am pleased you decided to share your experience with our future guests! I hope we can welcome you back again next time you are in Scotland! Rachel & The STAY Central... More

Browntown, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just off the Royal Mile, this fun new hotel has rainfall showers with lots of hot water, comfy beds with fluffy duvets, and friendly staff. Location is prime- restaurant/pub onsite. We 8 Yanks were very impressed! Free chocolates and multiple beverages in the room and parking discounts too!

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Carole, Thank you so much for your fantastic review - we really appreciate it! It sounds like you had a great time here in Edinburgh and it is lovely to hear such positive feedback about your stay :-) I hope we can welcome you back next time you are in Scotland. Best Wishes, Rachel & The STAY Central Team More

carlisle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My niece and I stayed here for one night and it was just what we needed. The room was immaculate, super bathroom and very comfy beds. It was very noisy outside but once in our room, this was not a problem. The staff could not have been more helpful, providing directions, booking taxis and provided a much needed complementary ice... More

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mrsjacks0n, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly you would recommend us to others. It is fantastic to hear that we were able to allocate you a quiet room away from the Three Sisters and you were not disturbed by any of the outside noise. It was... More

Blackpool
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks to the friendly and helpful staff we had a fantastic time in Edinburgh.The rooms were spacious and comfortable.The hotel itself was in a great location,central for lots of restaurants and bars.We would definitely return to this hotel next time we visit the capital.Sue C.

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SukiSueSue, Thank you for leaving such a great review on your recent stay with is in Edinburgh, it is fantastic to read such positive comments :-) I am so pleased that you found us in a great location for exploring the city, we really are so lucky to have such famous attractions on our doorstep! I will ensure that... More

Taby, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at Stay Central was very enthusiastic and friendly already before we arrived offering advise and assistance. The Hotel was slightly difficult to locate with the entrance from the courtyard of the nearby pub. The room seemed newly renovated and very fresh. The only remark with the room itself was that for a family room, it might have been... More

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 803Per, Thank you so much for the amazing review and your lovely comments regarding your top notch stay with us. The team work exceptionally hard every day to ensure all of our guests have a fantastic vacation with us and are on hand 24 hours to answer any questions you may have, even before check in! As you have... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent last weekend treating my other half for her birthday. Booked the hotel after scouring trip advisor. Had a phone call the weekend before we arrived to confirm our booking, nice touch, also mentioned that we arrived in Edinburgh around 10am, who ever called said they'd see what they could do about having the room ready. Upon arrival we left... More

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rich W, Thank you for your lovely review on your partners birthday weekend in Edinburgh! It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a call a week before your arrival to ensure you have all the information you need for planning your holiday with us!... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had a brilliant time, we stayed in the dorm would recommend it, lovely hotel. staff are all friendly and as the name says it is central to most things. would stay here again the next time in edinburgh.

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi chris v, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our STAY Central Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that you all had a brilliant time in our Dorm Room! It is really appreciated that you have noted you found our staff to be friendly, I will ensure that your compliments are passed on.... More

Ramsey, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great boutique hotel in a great location. We had 3 rooms for a total of 8 guests. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms were clean and new. We were able to charge our iphone (4's) in the dock and there was a blow dryer. The staff was great and the front desk clerk (girl from Spain - I forgot... More

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi janicem61, Thank you kindly for reviewing our STAY Central Hotel we really appreciate you leaving such fantastic comments and for all of our future guests to see! I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed all of our great design features such as built in iPod docks and the room extras such as hairdryers – we also have... More

East Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All in an excellent stay. 6 of us booked the dorm which was clean and tidy. Fridge was fully stocked and the courtyard had a great atmosphere. Only negative was that the menu states food is available 24/7 but after a night out we were told this was incorrect. If the menu was changed to reflect actual serving times it... More

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi sboyd19, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our STAY Central Hotel. I have to agree that the Dorm Room really does make for an excellent stay! Fully stocked bar, dart board, PS3 and ping pong table what more could you need for a weekend of fun! Please accept my apologies that a full menu was... More

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little hotel! We really enjoyed our stay here in July. Highly recommend. Hotel is newly remodeled and the rooms are wonderful. Staff helpful and friendly. First time for us to Edinburgh and we would definitely stay here again.

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Trigger, Wow, thank you for the fantastic review! It's great to hear such positive feedback from our guests - I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us :-) Please keep in touch to ensure you receive the best returner rate on your next visit. Best Wishes, Rachel & The STAY Central Team More

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Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
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Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
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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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