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Jurys Inn Edinburgh
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 Jeffrey St., Edinburgh EH1 1DH, Scotland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #103 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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“pick your room when you book”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I read other reviews that said about the noise. You need to ask for one of the larger, quiter back rooms. rooms 203, 204,205,206,207 overlook a quiet courtyard area at the back. yes you are looking at the backs of other buildings which are higher up and quite some distance away and an area overgrown with weeds, but when on a break most people tend to be out all day. any rooms ending in 3,4,5,6,7 will therefore be quiter . I saw the room opposit mine which looked really cramped with a double and single squashed in. My room, 203, had a double and a single and lots of storage and room space.
Breakfast was very good all you can eat buffet, with fresh fruit, yoghurt, variety of cornflakes, toast, croissant, bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, hashbrowns, juice, hot drinks. Try to get it as part of the room deal. because it costs £9 if you have to pay. If not,there was a tiny cafe up near St Giles that does a full breakfast for £5. The hotel also serves quite good value meals through the day, which you can call up from your room and go and collect when it is ready if you don't feel like eating in the restaurant.
There are free safety deposit boxes in the foyer ..but BEWARE...you have to sign a waver staing that you have to pay £100 for a lost key!!
if you arrive by train, go up the escalators to the walkway. follow the walkway all the way round to the right. at the end will be some steps. go up the steps and turn left. At the moment there is a barrier there for road works. the road splits into two and you take the right fork up the slight hill for the hotel. It takes 2 minutes from this exit to the hotel. If you have heavy bags, you will need to exit the station by the slope and then turn left and first left again.
There is a pathway with steps at the back of the hotel straight onto the Royal Mile. at the top of the steps turn right for the castle, St. Giles, Gladstones land, and camera Obscura. Turn left for The Palace of Holyrood, Arthurs Seat,John Knox house.
A tip for anyone travelling with children, get hold of I-SPY EDINBURGH.I bought one for £2.50 in the castle whisky gift shop, but you can get them on-line.It has loads of hidden things that you might miss if you didn't know they were there.

Room Tip: quiet rooms end in 3,4,5,6,7
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

When we left Waverley Station we took a taxi to the Jury's Inn not knowing it was just a short walk away. If you don't have much luggage and it isn't raining, I would suggest walking from the station to the hotel. We had a triple room which was supposed to be a double and a single/folding bed) but when we arrived the single/folding bed hadn't been prepared. It turned out to be a sofa bed and the springs were very weak so although I could lie on it, I couldn't sit on it. There weren't enough cups or towels in the room for triple occupancy, so we had to ask for enough for 3 people. Other than these minor hiccups, there were no other problems. The staff were friendly. The location is great. The back of the hotel is just behind the royal mile.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

I booked this hotel as both a short break with my partner, and as a half way stop of to Glasgow for work, therefore I wanted to be near the station, having previously stayed at the Caledonian at the farthest point away from Waverley train station along Princes St you could imagine... Whilst the Jury's Inn was as advertised, only a five minute walk from the station, upon arrival I was given a room on the 7th floor - really good sized room (I upgraded), it faced the station, and the road (the cobbles being a real noise issue), and therefore was extremely noisy from road and trains coming and going. To be expected, but there was also a lot of road and station works going on too, so workmen, digging up roads etc. Now I can't hold Edinburgh Council's work responsible for a stay at the Jury's Inn, but it was just another deciding factor in the lack of sleep I then ensued for the three nights we stayed (my partner joined me after one night and he found it impossible to sleep as well).

The room decor was very old fashioned, the bath with shower over, difficult to stand up in as it was very narrow, the TV was an old fashioned CRT and quite small in comparison to where you'd sit an watch it! The sofa (and the rest of the decor) looked like it had come from the 1980's. Room was clean though, albeit a little cold for the time of year - radiator was very small for size of room and no heating in the bathroom, made for a quick turnaround in there. Also there was no extractor or window in the bathroom, just a notice to keep the door shut whilst in shower...!

I can't fault the staff in the hotel, extremely helpful, pleasant and accommodating. I did ask to change rooms to one at the back of the hotel (no nice views, overlooking other buildings and car park) but I couldn't get one with a bath, or of a similar size. They did offer to try again the next day, but it was my own fault, I said I'd stay where I was and ride it out - sincerely wished however that I hadn't. There was Wi-Fi included in the price I paid - but beware, not with all rooms; it can be up to £10 for 24 hours. Also be aware there isn't a safe in the room, you need to take valuables down to reception where there is bank of safes for your use.

The location of the hotel is excellent, turn right out of the hotel and it’s a minute’s walk to the Royal Mile (without having to climb lots of steep steps) and five minutes to the right and you're on Princes St.

Will definitely be back to Edinburgh but not sure I'd stay here again, unless the rooms were refurbished and better windows that kept out the noise. Shame really, I had high expectations...

Room Tip: Always ask for a room at the rear - it's worth giving up the view for a decent nights sleep!!!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

we stayed for two nights in oct .reception staff were very helpful .room was at back of hotel which was good as we didn,t have the noise from the train station which is just across the road .room was clean but the bed settee was a joke could feel all the springs .hotel is near the royal mile and princes street .breakfast was ok but could have been warmer .would stay there again

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Just what the title states. Clean and staff ok. Breakfast is ok. The rooms are good size but the hotel is noisy probably because of location.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We were over the moon when we got to the hotel and found that it was in a perfect location for seeing all of the main attractions in the city. The room itself seemed nice enough too. It was only on the second night when a couple moved into the next room that we realised there was a downside - the walls were paper thin and you could literally hear ever word of their conversation (and they ours). The man began snoring and we were kept awake for the whole night, unable to sleep. By the end of our stay we realised that you could hear sound from all four walls, ceiling and floor. Once we had got ear plugs it wasn't too much of a problem. I would stay here if you want a great location but are not a light sleeper!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This hotel was great. We couldn't ask for a better location (just 30 seconds from the Royal Mile). Close to pubs and other attractions. The breakfast everyday was very good. The staff were very friendly! I would definitely stay here again!! And would recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side have a great view of the city!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 Jeffrey St., Edinburgh EH1 1DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jurys Inn Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jurys Inn Edinburgh is located in the heart of Edinburgh's beautiful Old Town next to the famous Royal Mile and only a 2 min walk from Waverly Train Station. Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are a pleasant 10-15 minute walk away. Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel means all your destinations are within easy and always interesting walking distance. The hotel features all day Costa coffee bar, a stylish onsite bar to relax in after an eventful day in the city. You can enjoy a great selection of seasonal food and drink in our trendy restaurant which is open from 6:30am to 10am for breakfast and 6pm to 10pm for dinner. If you arriving by car a nearby public car parking is available at Waverley Station car park. Our comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The rooms are furnished with large soft beds, spacious bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer, a flat screen TV with Freeview, and Free WiFi - guests who book directly with us can enjoy Free Premium WiFi, our best price guarantee and can earn points and get rewards with our loyalty programme. ... more   less 
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