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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 #84 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yorkslady W. Yorkshire, UK
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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W. Yorkshire, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed in the Halcyon Hotel for three nights when we visited Edinburgh, and we really enjoyed our visit. The staff were extremely friendly, and the room was massive! We were expecting a small, hotel-sized room but we were greeted with a room that fit three single beds and one double bed easily, with room to still get around. The... More

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Ayrshire Scotland
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A beautiful classic hotel, very clean and large room, Patrica & Mathew treat you like family,a very nice couple. Location very handy to explore Edinburgh and within minutes walk from the heart of Edinburgh. Fantastic location for Playhouse. Bed was very comfortable with a Fantastic Breakfast to set us up for the day.This was our second stay and have planed... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stayed 2 nights with a friend. Checked in pretty late but the owner was really kind and helpful. He also helped me with breast milk storage although it wasn't communicated earlier that I would need help with it. Location is fantastic and the breakfast is really very good!!! All rooms are quiet and you will definitely get a good nights... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We spent two nights at the Halcyon from 22 to 24 November. The owners and staff couldn't have been more friendly; nothing was too much trouble. Location is 2 minute walk from The Playhouse, yet quite secluded. Breakfast was also fantastic. All in all, we had a great time and are already planning our next visit.

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This beautiful house is very well situated, close to all sightseeings and downtown Edinburgh. The owners will welcome you in this lovely house and will cook for you a huge breakfast, to make sure you won't be hungry during the day. Very friendly, they did book for us a cab for our very very early check-out, and even wanted to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Very centrally located. Operators were friendly and helpful. Exceedingly clean. The building itself is elegant but the furnishings are very simple and a bit outdated. They even packed us a snack to take on the bus when we explained we couldn't stay for breakfast in the morning!

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Perth, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights as a base to explore Edinburgh, which was perfect as the city centre and areas of interest are mainly a 10 to 15 minute walk away. The rooms are simply furnished and old and there's no tv ( not that we had time to watch tv anyway!), but perfectly comfortable and very clean. We... More

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Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

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