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Stay Central Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Ranked #21 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Casper, Wyoming
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great little hotel wonderfully located between the Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland. The rooms are very nice and clean. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The pub below has very good food, with a reasonably priced continental breakfast. I really want to come back some time!

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

Hi hiccup1, We are delighted to read such a lovely review about your visit to Edinburgh; thank you for taking the time to share it with all our future guests. I will ensure all the staff see you kind comments about them being friendly and helpful, I am sure that it will make their day :-). We look forward to... More

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I are studying abroad in London and came to Edinburgh for the weekend. We booked last minute and wanted something pretty cheap but not a hostel. The hotel was very cute and in a great location. Central to everywhere you would want to go! The room was nice and the shower was great. It was during the... More

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

Hi Carley H, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly. It sounds like you really made the most of our excellent location right in the heart of the city with so many famous attractions within walking distance! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future, I promise... More

Worb, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky and got a room for 2 nights booked very last minute. It was World Cup Game Nights and we even had a view on the big Screen in the crowded Courtyard from our room. The noise did not bother us, we slept well as we were tired after much touring and sightseeing. Bed and sheets are very... More

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

Hi streetrebel, WOW - Thank you for taking the time to leave a top notch review. It is fantastic to hear that you would recommend us to others! I am so pleased that you enjoyed all of our great design features such as built in iPod docks, comfy beds and Rainfall showers; I have to agree, they are amazing!! Come... More

Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off, really nice and warm staff. Always a great first impression will leave a guest with an overall positive feel. The design of the hotel and rooms was very rustic and very warm. The location was great and the price was not so bad. Everyone was very helpful in giving me advice on getting to the airport the next... More

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

Hi James W, Thank you so much for your amazing review. It has made our day to hear such terrific feedback of your visit to Edinburgh. I will ensure that all the staff see your kind comments. They will really appreciate that you took the time to mention how welcomed you felt and that you found them to be so... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights as we were attending a festival in Edinburgh. We booked last minute and we were really lucky to get such a good room! We got a room at the back away from the busy pub courtyard, if you don't know this already this hotel is part of the Three Sisters bar, a very... More

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

Hi KatieKateWilson, Thank you so much for leaving a fantastic review of your recent visit to our STAY Central Hotel, it is terrific to hear such amazing feedback of your time with us! I personally remember you and your partner; you were attending the magic festival just up the road! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the built in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay Central is a gem in the centre of Edinburgh! It is one street from by the Royal Mile and everything is walking distance from the hotel. The hotel reception is manned 24 hours and the staff are very happy and willing to assist with your needs and direction requests. The rooms are as advertised (we booked through Expedia and... More

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

Hi NVN001, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our STAY Central Hotel, we are so flattered that you have named us as a ‘gem in the centre of Edinburgh’. We are so pleased that you found our rooms to be stylish and you appreciate our location right in the heart of the city centre. It is... More

Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great hotel, loved the easy going vibe of the staff, the room was well appointed and comfortable. Location was awesome for nightlife and walkability around Edinburgh. Only point of feedback was that we requested a 5:45am wake up call which we never received...good thing we set our alarm!

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

Hi Priscilla R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us, it is fantastic to hear that you rate us so highly. We are delighted that you enjoyed the vibe within the hotel and found the rooms to be well equipped and comfortable. Please accept my sincere apologies that your wake up... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location although slightly hidden, but well within walking distance of tourists sights. Rooms are ok size but really like the bathroom amenities and little touches like the choc mallow. Bar downstairs is great for a few (or many drinks) and late night munchies. Area also quite student/traveller friendly with many other establishments offering drinks at bargain prices. Will definitely... More

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

Hi Joann L, Thank you so much for the fantastic review of your top notch stay. We are so glad that you will be coming back to visit us again soon! I am delighted that you enjoyed our little touches such as ‘Get Flirty’ toiletries and Tunnocks Tea Cakes; these are also some of my favourite features too! See you... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cozy six-bed room. Good decoration, good equipments. It would be better if the door of the bathroom can be locked and be more anti-vision which can prevent unnecessary awkward. Very excellent experience here.

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

Hi 樵 涂, What a great review – it’s fantastic to hear that you had an excellent visit to our STAY Central Hotel :-)! I am so glad that you enjoyed our XXL six bedded room and found it to be well designed and quipped for you and your friends. We do hope you come visit again soon and make... More

Mt Maunganui
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly reception, good location. Only thing wrong was signage non existent from the road due to scaffolding in front. Pub next door very handy for meal & drinks. Comfy rooms, good shower, quirky signs.

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Central Edinbur... H, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi KathMP, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at STAY Central, and that you found the reception staff to be friendly. Your feedback on the hotel signage is much appreciated and we will look into improving this to ensure future guests have no issues finding us. We will hopefully be welcoming you back in the near future;... 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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Also Known As:
Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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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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