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Heriot-Watt University | Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
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Edinburgh Conference Centre
Ranked #139 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I am writing this as I have given up trying to sleep. There is a party somewhere above my head which sounds like great fun, however as I am here at a conference to work I am becoming more tired and annoyed. I am surprised that conference accomodation seems to be scattered in among student accomodation and as other reviewers... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We personally did not stay at the Heriot-Watt but those in our conference that did said it was excellent value and a very pleasant stay. We held a conference for 80 guests. The venue was excellent. We had exclusive use of the conference facilities - one large main auditorium and several break out rooms around it. The lunch was nice,... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The conference center is pretty nice and the rooms are clean, but the noise level in from room-to-room is terrible. I heard people closing their doors and it sounded like it was the door in my room. Not much sound proof. The rooms are tidy, but if you are spending more than one night and need a good sleep to... More

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Tampere, Finland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The rooms are neat and good even though its small! The price is reasonable and right for the place! + the room cleanness. + the break fast. + the service. - distance from city centre. - food choices - as its campus accommodation hard to find shops and after 7 pm every thing is closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

Now named Edinburgh Conference Center, the place is inside Heriot Watt University, where I was studying. A lady comes to clean everyday. Facilities are in good order. Check out their website.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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189 reviews 189 reviews
47 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

I stayed for 4 days in the guesthouse of the Heriot-Watt University. The service was good, although the building is building looks rather old. The sleep quality was good, and there was a full Scottish the breakfast included in the price. The only negative aspect was the distance from the city centre (about 40 mintes by bus). The univeristy is... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

As others have noted, this is not the best choice if you are looking for a luxurious stay, with close proximity to the city centre. However, it is an excellent choice for the value traveler. I rarely ride buses, but found the bus service from Heriot-Watt to Princes street to be very easy and convenient. The rooms at the university... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

good clean hotel . to find your way to reception use car park C which is about 100 metres in just past mini roundabout and follow signs to main reception. If you need to drop your luggage off you can park near main reception at the drop off point for 10 mins.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

If you are staying for a conference and want cheap and cheerful this is it. It costs £11 by taxi from the airport or £14 from Waverley or £1.30 each way on the bus the 25 takes you to the door from Princes St. For £45 or there abouts you get a single room and a hot breakfast in the... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

I have stayed in HW 4 times and I always want to come back. I went there for the first time when I took a summer course and had to stay for 5 weeks. I loved it. Rooms are small but cozy and warm. Housekeepers are very nice, fast and efficient. All buildings have a TV lounge, a kitchenette and... More

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Address: Heriot-Watt University | Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Also Known As:
Heriot-Watt University Hotel Edinburgh
Heriot Watt University Edinburgh
Edinburgh Conference Centre Scotland

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Comfortable and affordable en suite student accommodation at Heriot Watt University, welcomes visitors from late June to late August. Located in a beautiful parkland location, Heriot Watt is great-value accommodation. There are up to 800 single en-suite bedrooms available each summer. Rooms are serviced daily, supplied with fresh towels, provided with a telephone and free access to the internet. Individual accommodation reservations (minimum of 2 night stays) are available from early May. Group booking enquiries are welcome beforehand. ... more   less 
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