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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel for a short break, walking distance to the city centre. Good access to transport, and easy to get to airport, and around town. Although basic, clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If all you need is somewhere to rest your head during the festival, this is a perfectly fine option, at a reasonable price as festival prices go. We had a suite with a double bed and a kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen worked. Ours happened to be a disabled suite, which means the bathroom was very... More

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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously cashing in on the Festival weeks by turning themselves into a 'Hotel'. Basic but clean and I have to say more comfortable than expected. around a 15 min walk into town. Not cheap considering ! would I stay here again...no what more can i say...we booked last minute as there wasnt much left

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Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very good couple nights here at the end of a camping/road trip across Scotland. It is centrally located, clean, comfortable with very helpful staff. If you have a car you need to plan a bit ahead as parking is pretty difficult. We didn't mind the lack of air condition as some of the other reviewers, mind you the... More

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Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second stay at Smart IQ and again it did not disappoint. The perfect location for a stay in Edinburgh during the festival, the accommodation is clean and presentable with knowledgable, friendly staff. Fantastic value for money and we will most definitely stay again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week during the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The accommodation is clean, safe and away from the busy centre. It takes about 15 mins to walk to Cowgate. The rooms are a good size and there is a communal kitchen area. My only complaint is that the mattress is really uncomfortable. Good option for those too old... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in studio room for 4 nights recently accompanied by 21 year old daughter Clean room. Bedding and towels changed after 3 days but towels changed in between as requested Everything that is needed for a few days at the Festival including an ironing board!! No TV though Ideally situated for doing the Fringe being approximately 15-20minutes walk from the... More

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King's Lynn, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for accommodation that is more private than a hostel but cheaper than a central Edinburgh hotel then I'd definetly recommend Smart at IQ. Each room is modern with a double bed and ensuite but have a kitchen area shared with five other rooms.This is great if you're on a budget and don't want to eat out each... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Smart at IQ has good central position in a nice neighbourhood in central Edinburgh, the building is new and the rooms are fairly well planned (student apartments during semesters). The circumstances are good, and everything should be well. However, there is one factor that has been forgotten: the temperature rises during summer - even in Scotland. Five nights in... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed for two nights at Smart at IQ during august. Our studio room was on the second floor facing courtyard and it was very quiet during day and night. The room was new and clean, very small for a studio, and had an adequate kitchen with all the kitchen stuff one needs (though no dining table or anything of... More

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Address: 69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart at IQ 3*
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