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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here last night, we had seen a video on youtube and were a bit concerned but all we found was great. The staff on reception were very friendly, we got into our room early as the hotel was quiet, the room was a good size, tea/coffee making facilities, the bathroom had a lovely shower and... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a basic hotel with a comfy bed, this is the place! I have no idea why this was rated two stars, it's easily 3+ to me. Bed was very comfortable, TV was packed with freeview channels, bathroom was clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and accommodated us well. The bar was a nice location... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was (with my friends) for a long weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. We booked this hotel mainly because it wasn't too expensive. The rooms were clean and comfy. The problem was the manager. We complaint that we had no hot water in bathrooms (we had two rooms), but it had no effect. Also we tried to have a late checkout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing value for money, got a great late deal inbetween Christmas and New year , good central location, modern bar and reception area, clean, comfortable room, friendly helpful staff and best continental breakfast ever, lots of choice, would highly recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hotel to stay in for a few nights. Our room was on the main floor and it was quite quaint and charming. My friend's room however, was on the lower level and it was quite a bit more modern. But both the rooms were great. The location is great as it is near Princes street and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Twenty we were booked into could not accommodate us due to having been vandalised by the previous guests. The proprietor rebooked us into this one and even escorted us round the corner and introduced us to the receptionist. The room was twin bed, it had just been refurbished and it was spotless clean and very comfortable, we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Rooms were surprisingly nice for such a cheaply priced hotel. Breakfast was great, staff will happily prepare fresh waffles for you on request which taste absolutely delicious and are so fluffy. The rest of the food served at breakfast is just great, really good quality and just such an enjoyable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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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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