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Ailsa Craig Hotel

24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AH, Scotland
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place to be ideal for the night life of Edinburgh and for walking. Not far from here you can walk up a hill and look out over the entire city. My room was relatively small but it did the job. The wifi worked well.The view over the back garden was pleasant. The back garden was extensive and... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Staff were lovely people, shower in the basement rooms was fantastic. Breakfast was random, could have done with some fresh fruit. But overall the place was run down like a broken dog! Hopefully it will reopen after refurb with its head held high!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Were told £80 for our room, charged £90 to my card, when we pointed this out the girls at the desk didn't know how to refund my overcharge, we had to wait to see the manager next morning, when we seen the manager he point blank refused to refund the money! And with an attitude! Told him I would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel through Veneer. com some months before going. my partner booked and I found out the cost last week! We had a family room, three of us and it cost £288 which I thought was expensive. Firstly.. The staff... Cannot fault the reception staff nor the staff serving breakfast. They all were very pleasant and hard working,... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Three of us stayed at the Ailsa Craig Hotel for one night this July. We had a basement room with a window to the garden at the back - it was a spacious (albeit a little outdated) room with four beds, good WiFi connection and a small but modern bathroom. As we had to leave quite early in the morning... More 

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Athens, Greece
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Firstly this is a budget but a sophisticated hotel as well.The reception was basically the breakfast room but it gave you the sense of an older era.Our room was in the low ground floor but the room was absolutely big,clean with a spacious bathroom and plenty of hot water.The view was restricted but naturally we were low on the ground.The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great Breakfast and good variety. The staff are friendly and helpful. good shower. Location was pretty good if you don't mind walking a little bit and the area is lovely on the way! Only issue was breakfast finished at 9am which is a bit unrealistic if your on holiday.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent location- the street is cobbled and discourages lots of motor traffic. Sleepy area- you won't have to worry about being kept awake until 4 am by bar revelers. However, good food is within a short walk down the street, and great walking/running/biking trails are in every direction. Excellent view from the front street, and from windows in the room.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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42 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed one night in Edinburgh and after arriving at Waverly St. it was max 15 minutes walk to the hotel. The room was small and worn down, but it was clean and had electric heaters. We had a good nights sleep and we were pleasently surprised by the included breakfast. The gentleman in the reception was very helpful in... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My single room cost £40, booked at the last minute and apart from the private shower room not being ensuite it was clean and fine. Wifi worked well. I was leaving too early for a cooked breakfast but still grabbed a coffee and cereal. The Hals were very plush. Some furniture is a little tired and blanket rather than duvet... More 

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.


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