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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 - 16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Springfield, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I needed two rooms for 4 nights during the very busy Festival season and this hotel was the best value. I booked months in advance and a reasonable deposit was required. With respect to location, we would have preferred to be closer to the Festival action near the Royal mile so the hotel would be closer to freshen-up during the... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I see that like me that you have travelled a lot and Unfortunately the golden travel rule is the closer the Hotel is to the Sistine Chapel the more costly it will be and as you have noticed our Hotel manages to give good Value for money balancing room costs with our quiet location. The Edinburgh Festivals are... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for four nights in August to visit while my daughter's theater group performed at the Fringe Festival. Loved the location, close enough to walk to city center (about 1.5 miles) or quickly take an easy 5 minute bus ride. Far enough outside of the city center to be quiet and relaxing, as during the Fringe Festival it is... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit that when it comes to hotels, I'm a slave to big chains and bribery frequent user points so it was a surprise to me when I picked this hotel for our Edinburgh stay. We stayed 3 nights during the Fringe festival (and Royal Military Tattoo). First, no taxi drivers we ever had had a problem finding them so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quiet area can offset the distance from City center. Bed, Sheet, Duvet are confortable, feel like being wrapped by silk. I stayed with my parents who travelled from Japan, Parents were glad to stay this hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frankly, I expected a bit more for our $300 a night at the Ceilidh-Donia, particularly as we booked 8 months in advance. There’s lot to like about the place, but we found our 1st floor room (at the back and up very steep stairs) somewhat cramped. It has a King Size bed which is simply too big for the room.... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

. Dear Reviewer Thank you for your Compliments and observations of the Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, I am well glad that our good points outweighed our bad ones. I am not sure what you mean about the Chunky Furniture but I can tell you it is a sourced from Renewable Sources and my calculations of the exchange rate would be £155 per... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't think of a better place to stay and watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony ! Maxx and family's welcome was a joy to behold. Hope you make the right decision on the 18/9 - don't want to use a passport next time I visit !! Would look forward to another delicious ' British breakfast ' :-)

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for a Terrific Review of our Wee Edinburgh Hotel, makes all the hard work and long hours when Guests take time to leave a Review. I will have the Great British Breakfast waiting for you, the Gods are saying NO this time around.. Maxx.. More

The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great stay at this hotel. Maxx and Annette were both very cordial and went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. When we were not out and about, we loved the quiet of the neighborhood in which the hotel is located. A one minute walk to... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Wow Wow Wee, Many Moons of thanks for a Sparkling Review, you have covered so many things about our Hotel, Location, Food and serenity that this lovely neighbourhood can offer our Guests after a Day in Town that I hope other readers do not think that I wrote this Review, hee hee haa haa. Seriously Annette the Staff... More

Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay. We spent 9 lovely evenings and Annette, Maxx and Kaylee (woof) are great hosts. Annette was very helpful in directing us to the sites and how to manuever around town. A short walk around the corner and we were in town center in 10 to 15 minutes. The staff are warm and welcoming. The food is... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for a Wonderful Review, glad that all 9 nights were to your liking, I am guessing that you are Cousin from across the Pond in America as you say that you were on the 3rd Floor, In the UK Hotels have a Ground, 1st and 2nd etc and in this Hotel we only go... More

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had about a one-week stay in Edinburgh, and I couldn't recommend staying here any more. This is an outfitted Victorian-era house in a great location (within ~20mins walking distance of the city centre). The hosts were very helpful and more than happy to assist with travel plans. The room was quiet, clean and well set out. Was my favourite place... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviweee Many Moons of thanks an absolutely Fabulous Review, short and sweet and most complete, to be your Favourite Place to Stay on a 2 Month Holiday, well I am Truly Honestly Gobsmacked, now where is that 15 Year Old Malt Whisky that I have been saving for such a Day, I would tell you the name but I... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy with our 3-day stay at the Hotel Ceilidh-Donia. The residential neighborhood where it is located is easily accessible by frequent buses from the city center in about 10 minutes. It was very pleasant to come back to a quiet area after visiting Edinburgh. The rooms were spotless and very well appointed. I really liked the ceiling... More

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for a Sparkling Review, location is everything most times on a holiday but like you I am not biased when I say that we have the best of both worlds here in Marchhall Crescent, with parks, golf courses, swimming pool, tennis courts, pubs and restaurants all within 5 minutes’ walk, oops and Arthur Seat... More

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Address: 14 - 16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ceilidh-Donia 3*
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #8 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #21 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more   less 
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