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Halcyon Hotel

8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
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Ranked #100 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for just the one night, what a nice place! The building is gorgeous and is in a lovely location just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh. The room was large and clean with plenty of tea & coffee and ample toiletries in the bathroom - I would've quite liked a hairdryer though but I'm nit-picking! The... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel and its close proximity to the city centre. Our breakfast is our ‘signature’ dish and is included in the price! We look forward to seeing you again. With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with a friend for one week. The staff are all very friendly and courteous. The rooms are clean and very adequate, when you consider that tourists are out for the day and only need a place to rest! The breakfasts are absolutely superb - full courses with provisions for special requests. We found the Halcyon to be very... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks Linda, I will certainly pass on your kind comments to the team. We aim to please and with a BIG smile! We are delighted you had such a great stay and enjoyed the hotel and Edinburgh. Safe trip home With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Chichester, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not a bad little spot, well located for sturdy walkers, which I am not. I was dismayed to find myself at the top of the house (walk-up, as I'm sure most such places are). Specify if you can't do many stairs! The room was tiny, slightly shabby but clean. Breakfast was lovely. While listed as a 10 minute walk from... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad you like the hotel, its quiet location yet very near the city centre. Really sorry about the top floor…. being a very old traditional Georgian build we are unable to install a lift. We hope our hearty breakfast made up for it though! With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed here at the weekend in a family room which was facing front, this was a lovely big room which was bright and airy. There were tea making facilities which were greatly received following our trip up and lovely crisp white towels in abundance with hot power shower to boot. The room was warm in the evening but you... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Wow that is a great review and very much appreciated!!! I will share it with the team. We are delighted that you choose to leave your luggage with us and come back later for it. As you know there is no charge for doing this and you can even have a complimentary coffee when you come back to collect it.... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Terrace gets the job done and that's about it. I booked a private room. It took me to the 3rd floor (no lift) attic. The room didn't have a window which made it a bother to have to walk three flights of stairs for a cigarette. The shared bath was spacious but don't hope for water pressure. Not much... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Roderick Thanks for your review. Unfortunately being a listed Georgian terrace building on one of the oldest terrace in Europe we are unable to install a lift. We are going to make this point more obvious on our website and with or booking partners. I am sorry you did not make use of the free WIFI and the sumptuous... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A very grand family hotel. Our room had a double bed and two twin beds. Although the bathroom was small it had all that we needed. The garden out back was quite pleasant and the breakfast was wonderful experience all around. Cannot speak highly enough about Matthew who greeted us, and served us with a wonderful smile and lovely care... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed our listed Georgian hotel. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we liked your smile too! With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

London, Ontario
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93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed here on 2 nights, pre and post a bus tour. Overall it was a good choice with friendly and accommodating owners. The rooms were comfortable and had all the basic necessities. The hotel has 4 floors and no elevator so not the best for anyone with mobility issues. But apart from that, the location was reasonably close to... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Being a listed Georgian building we are unable to install a lift. However you make a great point and I am going to highlight it more on our website and with our booking agents. We are really glad you enjoyed our breakfast! Many people charge extra for this however ours is all inclusive. We... More 

Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed only one night on our way up to Inverness. Our room was spacious. No television but there was one in the resident's lounge if needs be. The staff were very friendly and attentive and provided breakfast half an hour early so we could make our train. Breakfast was served in a splendid room. It was excellent. We shall... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a super night on such a long trip to Inverness. Many guests really enjoy the Georgian splendour of the Halcyon Hotel. Glad you managed to get breakfast too. It’s not to be missed and is included in our rates. Many hotels will charge extra for breakfast. Hope to see you on the way back down... More 

Tijuana, Mexico
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

i LOVED this hotel. The staff was so friendly, the rooms are lovely, the garden is beautiful, breakfast is fresh, perfect location, and the price is very budget friendly! it was like sleeping in a story book. i fell in love with the place.

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Ale, really glad the fairy tale has a good ending! With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Carlisle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I've stayed at this well placed guest house/hotel 3 times now and I won't stay anywhere else when I visit my favourite city. Everyone is welcoming and happy to help you and nothing is a too much trouble. It is well placed and convenient for Princes Street, The Playhouse, The Royal mile and Holyrood Palace and Parliament. After a hearty... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Jenny Many thanks for your really nice review Jenny. We are delighted you have come back a few times now! Leaving your luggage with us (no charge) is a great service people love. They can get out and explore the city and then come back later for their things and have a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Once again... More 

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Broughton & Calton
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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