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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 #105 of 145 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was warmly welcome when I arrived early to leave my case so I could wander round the shops unhindered. I was really impressed by my room. It was very clean and well decorated, though the bathroom was a litte small. The view from my window was great. The breakfast was delicous with a great choice and cooked to order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I was up in Edinburgh on business. This hotel was perfectly situated in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse on Royal Terrace. My room was clean, warm, en suite and the bed was very comfortable! Tea and coffee facilities in the room were hugely appreciate. Breakfast was gorgeously presented and the kind folk there were very happy to cater for a Coeliac... More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. It’s your experience with us, and the team and I will do whatever it takes to make it a great experience, all with a positive friendly welcoming smile! Haste ye back, as we say here in Scotland! More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights a few weeks ago. it is s beautiful big terrace house quite close to princess st and george st. the rooms were very clean,and very big with beautiful high ceilings. beware room 1 is next to the kitchen and breakfast is from 8-9 so if you're out on the toen or want a lay... More

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

Thanks, we are delighted you loved our Georgian building. The team really make it though with their friendly smiles and help! More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at the Halcyon for one night at the end of a five day short break to Scotland. We were pleasantly surprised by the location i.e.., close to St James shopping centre and Princes St and the free parking for all day Saturday and Sunday was brilliant. As regards to the hotel were treated superbly the staff was pleasant... More

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

Thankyou Jeff. Our guests love the fact we are a 5 minute walk to the city centre, with all our Scottish ancient culture on our door step. I will pass on your kind comments to the team as they work really hard to make the Halcyon, whilst a 2 star hotel .... the very best 2 star hotel in town!... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One feels they are staying in a hostel, not a hotel. The whole building needs to be gutted and replaced. Our sheets had stains, the stairs take the life out of you, and the 'hotel' has an awkward smell about it which somebody has tried to mask with cheap air fresheners. The staff are unwelcoming and I've had better food... More

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

I am really sorry to read this review. We work so hard to make every guest stay a great experience. I appreciate not everyone appreciates a traditional Georgian townhouse with loads of character and a history of its own, however I do understand it’s not a modern building, but reflects the architecture and traditional character of Edinburgh. For reference our... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Not sure how this place has such great reviews as we had a terrible stay. Arrived quite late, around 11, but made sure someone would be there to check us in. Once we got our keys we dragged everything up to Tue top floor only to have major issues opening our door. We went back down for help, but they... More

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

I am sorry to read this review. By arrangement we offer a really late check in and for this guest we made sure we stayed up to welcome them to our hotel. The door was sticking and has since then been sorted, really sorry that happened. The feedback on the loo not flushing was not evident following the guests departure,... More

Moffat, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My boyfriend booked this hotel last minute for our one year anniversary and despite my phone GPS taking me on a tour before hand we managed to find the hotel no problem and it didn't take us long to get familiar with the route to and from the centre (just 10 minutes walk) On arrival the staff made us feel... More

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

Many thanks for your great review and feedback. We are delighted you had a great time. I will pass on your nice comments to the team. Hope you got home safely More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I hate to be critical because the best thing about this hotel is the staff. Really lovely people from the manager onwards. However, the hotel itself leaves a lot to be desired and I'm glad I only had one night there. I would not return. My bedroom, on the top floor, had no window (nor did the bathroom) just a... More

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

Thanks for your review, we aim to please and I am glad you found the staff really friendly. I appreciate not everyone appreciates a traditional Georgian townhouse with loads of character and a history of its own, however I do understand it’s not a modern building, but reflects the architecture and traditional character of Edinburgh. Room 14 by our own... More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I spent two nights staying at this guesthouse in Edinburgh. It's a lovely old building in a convenient part of the city for accessing most things. It was booked fairly last minute and I arrived quite late on the Saturday. The owner kindly stayed up to register me, even though it was after the advertised check-in closure time. The hotel... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed in a single room with only daylight via a small skylight. Advantage was that the room was quiet. Room was small, clean and simple. Staff was friendly. Because I left too early to get breakfast, they provided a some fruits and juice. Found it a bit over priced for what you get.

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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*
Number of rooms: 16
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