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Halcyon Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland (Calton Hill)
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Ranked #83 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a cute hotel. My room was cozy, and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Breakfast was delicious (and included), and Matthew was so sweet and accommodating. I even overheard him offer to bring a kid at the next table over a second helping of sausages at breakfast.You won't get kindness like that everywhere you go.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I spent 3 nights at the Halcyon, ensuite room. We booked a twin share room but ended up in what I think was the family room ( Room 1, ground floor) overlooking the garden. Very clean, comfortable, quiet. I had spent a lot of time deciding on a place to stay in Edinburgh and was not disappointed.... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, I would say this hotel is less than average with the exception of the innkeeper, Matthew, who is a very hospitable gentleman. The house is gorgeous, but our room (number 9) was small, the bathroom was in desperate need of repair, and the bed was like sleeping directly on a box spring without a mattress. It was possibly one... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel is not in the center of things (Royal Mile area), but it's only about a 10 walk to the east end of Princes St. And the York tram stop and train station are about a 10 minute walk as well. Very convenient. We picked this hotel primarily for the location and price. We were in room 10 which... More

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Harden-Murrumburrah, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had three enjoyable days at this little b & b. The owner was super friendly and nothing was too much trouble! Our beds were comfy and the rooms clean. The breakfast which was included was fantastic. Cooked fresh and with a good Scottish full breakfast if you wanted. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The location was excellent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It was first time for me to visit Edinburgh. I was very happy to stay at this hotel. Although shared bathroom, room was very clean and comfortable. View from window was good. So, especially breakfast was very great and delicious. It was good for me to have many options of breakfast menu. Haddock with Poached eggs was very delicious! If... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Halcyon was the first and last hotel in my time in Scotland. I was travelling with an academic group concentrating on the literature of Scottish writers. Walking into this hotel - and up and down the impressive staircase - was like walking into a Georgian novel. The location was perfect for exploring Edinburgh, and offered everything from excellent restaurants... More

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W. Yorkshire, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A one night stay on a Saturday night isn't always easy to find, but Halcyon Hotel delivered! The building is gorgeous, a wonderful Georgian town house with the most incredible staircase, including a glass dome above it! We felt as if we should be wearing Jane Austen type dresses to sweep down it. I think this may be the reason... More

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have regularly stayed in this charming Georgian terraced town house over the last 12 years and it is always my first choice mainly because of Patricia and Matthews wonderful hospitality and friendly reception but also it is in an ideal location in the centre of Edinburgh . The building is full of character not least the staircase which dominates... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was not what I was expecting at all. When I had booked the Trip Advisor rating was not high but it was the only hotel room that would sleep three on the weekend I required, therefore needs must and it was booked. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised. The location of the hotel for getting to Edinburgh Playhouse is excellent,... More

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Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Calton Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Halcyon Hotel 2*
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