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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

10 - 18 Windsor St, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel. Staff were really helpful and informative on local attractions. Our room was small but had everything we needed and it was newly decorated. The shower was fantastic, just what you needed after getting caught in one of the many hail showers. Beds were really comfy. The breakfast was amazing lots of choice, all self service. We were really... More 

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed in a twin room that looked as if it had just been refurbished - bright and modern as well as spotlessly clean. The staff were really friendly, attentive and helpful. The continental style breakfast gave us a great range of food to choose from including amazing waffles and other high quality choices of yoghurts, meats,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third stop at the Cairn and in the past, I have always had a great room, with good space to work on my projects in the evening. This time I was given one of the recently refurbished single rooms on the first floor. While the view onto the other houses in the street was OK, if you... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train from the airport to York Place, from there it was a relatively short walk to the hotel. Room was small but clean and included everything we needed. Located ideally within walking distance of the city centre and very close to the beautiful Calton Hill park. Very friendly service too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just for one night in the hotel, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms looked nice and clean. Their breakfast buffet was good, plenty of options. You can even make your own waffles! Especially the coffee machine was good, which is the most important if you ask me... The only negative point during our stay was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can i say a spotless and clean Bedroom ideal location within 10 minute walk of Waverley station . Five pound in a taxi? No noise from the pubs and Bars. all staff very friendly Free chocolate bars each day in the room Only one negative comment to make is i believed to off booked Bed and breakfast and paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant location for being close enough to everything but still being peaceful. Rooms were modern and clean. We really enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly. Will definitely be coming back. Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 5 nights in the Cairn hotel in Edinburgh and it was all ok,the room was clean,the staff was veary friendly and the breakfast was veary,veary delicious :) I had only one problem at the begining of my stay,that the room that was given to me,the room 201 was veary loud und I was unable to sleep there (acording... More 

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cairnhotel, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Johny1177 Thank you for taking the time to communicate your highly positive views on the hotel via the Trip Advisor site. I will certainly pass on your comments to the team which I am sure they will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guests feedback is always appreciated as only through our guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a number of times now and this place is a gem. Their refurbishment of the rooms = excellent and the staff are genuinely friendly. Great breakfast, right in the middle of everything and there was even a Mars bar in my room! Till next time. SP

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cairnhotel, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear woodchildDumfries Thank you for taking the time to communicate your highly positive views on the hotel via the Trip Advisor site. I will certainly pass on your comments to the team which I am sure they will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guests feedback is always appreciated as only through our guests... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, totally refurbished and you feel like you are the first user. Extremely clean, nice cosmetics in the bathroom. The double bed is little bit small for two adults but not a big problem.Great real hairdryer ( not those rubbish hotel dryers).Extreamly polite reception lady ( don't know the name but she is with very long blond hair).Free wi-fi... More 

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cairnhotel, General Manager at Cairn Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review

Dear Valentina B Thank you for taking the time to communicate your highly positive views on the hotel via the Trip Advisor site. I will certainly pass on your comments to the team which I am sure they will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guests feedback is always appreciated as only through our... More 

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