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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

2.0 of 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a brilliant location just off leith walk, 5 minutes from princess street. My room was clean and had everything you needed very bright and lots of mirrors. Was a little noisy until about 1pm with guests returning. Breakfast in the morning was 7.00 continental with good choice.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights the first week of December in a single room while visiting family in Edinburgh. As already said, it is only a 5 / 10 minute walk from the tram terminus meaning you can get there from the airport in under an hour. The room, in the main building, was clean and warm with a very... More 

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Cairn for not quite a week in early Nov, and quite enjoyed my stay. Its certainly value for the dollar. Clean, well run on a quiet side street, central to pretty well everything you'd want in Edinburgh. The tram for the airport will bring you within a 5 minute walk of the front door I had... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the annexe opposite, it was cosy and warm, very clean, drinks and buscuits replaced daily. The decor admittedly was dated but satisfactory. The location is to die for, just off town centre but very quiet road. Excellent value for money too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights with my boyfriend at the ned of November for the christmas markets. The location is fantastic close to all the bars and shops. Staff couldn't do enough to help even kept our bags for us after we'd checked out as we had a late flight home. Rooms were clean and comfortable. You get what you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose the Cairn Hotel primarily for its price and location, so didn't have huge expectations of the place. It probably slightly exceeded my hopes, as the room itself was spacious, comfortable and fairly modern. The reception area was similar, although the rest of the hotel interior (passageways, stairwells etc) were fairly drab and dated, and could do with some... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel through late rooms, and got a 2 person room for two nights (Friday&Saturday) at £75 a night. On arrival - check in was in the main hotel, but we were sent across the road to the annex. Large doors and 80s wallpaper, we navigated our way down the stairs to our room. Very basic but appeared... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just back from a weekend break, we booked 2 doubles in main hotel, asked for refurbished and got all our asks. Staff very friendly and attentive. Rooms clean and freshly decorated. Well equipped. Can't believe its only 2 star, there is a obvious upgrade going on, the breakfast was great, book online and save a couple pound. Fantastic location. Hotel... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

my boyfriend and i stayed here for 3 nights, this place is in a fab location near to all the bars restaurants and only a 15 min stroll to the train station and Princes Street. To be honest after reading some of the reviews we expected our room to be quite small and dated. However we were pleasantly surprised, our... More 

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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed at the CAIRN(again) after having been to a show at the Playhouse, which is just a short walk away. The Hotel is value for money. Its central for everything in Edinburgh, and near bus stops, if you want to venture. We cant find any fault with it.

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Address: 10 - 18 Windsor St, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairn Hotel Edinburgh 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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