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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 #98 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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5 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel within a short walk of the centre of Edinburgh. The room was immaculate and cleanliness is beyond reproach. Nothing was too much of a problem and Matthew and Patricia could not do enough to help. The dour Scot humour at breakfast gve a great kick-start to the day. Would go back tomorrow!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think you should make it clear to people that this hotel has 3 floors lots of steps and no lift and the lady owner gets quite nasty when you ask for help with your suitcase.The breakfast was very good

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Denver, CO
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in single (twin bed) room on second floor back of house. Agree with others that this type of room is more like a hostel than a hotel. Pros: Based on reviews, back of house is best for views (lovely garden) and quiet (very restful). Plug in heater in room worked well...needed as outside temperatures never got above 60. Cons:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very lovely hotel with a 0.5-0.7 mile walk to major shopping, buses, tram, or train station. The host Michael is very funny and friendly. His wife, Patricia, is very kind. They both are very helpful to any tourist and do their best to make it a great stay! The rooms are very comfortable. The linens were fresh and clean... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here during the opening weekend of the Festival in August having booked online. The location was really good, the staff friendly and the building beautiful but the actual accommodation was something from the 70's. As soon as we were told we'd be sharing a bathroom and had opened the door to find two single beds it became clear... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 21, 2014

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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