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Stay Central Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #22 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Praz, Switzerland
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“stay central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great location, great stuff, great beds, great bathroom, amazing shower, great silence( even though our windows were facing the pub) didnt have breakfast, so I cannot say it was great, the room was clean but it could b cleaner. Great concept. Will b back! Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Hi Galia,

Thank you for the lovely review of your time with us here in Edinburgh :-)

It's great to hear you enjoyed your time with us; it sounds like you had a fantastic holiday!

Hope to see you again soon,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed Saturday night as part of a group of 16 for my sisters hen night. Totally loved it. The rooms were well equipped and very clean and the beds were the comfiest I have ever slept in in a hotel. One of our rooms was the dorm that was like a mini games room - shame we couldn't have spent more time in it. Thought the welcome drink on arrival was a really nice touch too. Was really handy having the 3 sisters on the complex as was really lively venue and open til 3am so no worries about having to wait ages on a taxi to get home. (we came back from The Cav to get changed with the plan to go back out and ended up just staying here all night) Breakfast on Sunday morning was good - lined our stomachs enough to start all over again. Will defo be back - us girls are already planning our next night away

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us; we really appreciate it!

It sounds like you all had a fantastic time in Edinburgh for your sister's Hen, and it's great we were able to play a small part in that. We think The Private Dorm is perfect for such trips, and I am glad you enjoyed it :-)

I hope we can welcome you back again soon,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Although simple, this small hotel has charming-mordern-trendy rooms (very clean and comfy). Skate boards, Rollerblades and bikes are available...friendly staff and perfect location. Recommended for younger guests, young couples and adventures. No facilities for kids.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Hi Andrea,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us - we really appreciate it!

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be modern and comfy, with friendly staff - we do pride ourselves on our customer service :-)

I hope we can welcome you back again in the future,

Rachel & The STAY Central Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have just returned from a three night stay at Stay Central. Our request for a quiet room was granted (and confirmed by telephone a week before arrival) and the room was clean and comfortable. We loved the contemporary style of decor and the walk-in shower.

Once we had found our bearings we realised that the hotel was in a good location for the Grassmarket and the Royal Mile altough Cowgate itself is not the prettiest of roads. The quiet room was certainly worth having as the outside drinking area was packed in the evenings and generated quite a lot of noise.

We had one breakfast in the Three Sisters and couldn't fault it. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Just a couple of tips - softer closing doors in the common areas would be good as the one outside our room did tend to slam quite hard and a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries and a couple of hooks for coats etc. would be useful.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room before you go.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Hi WestYorkshireShaker,

It’s great to hear such fantastic feedback about our hotel, and I am so pleased that you chose to write a review to share your experience with future guests!

I am so pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate and confirm your request for a quiet room away from the Three Sisters courtyard :-).

Don’t be a stranger, let us know next time your returning to Edinburgh directly and we will be more than happy to sort you out with our great returners rate!

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice and modern hotel close to centre of town. Pub maybe noisy but ask for a quiet room. Well suited for the budget traveller and young couples. Short distance walk to the castle and central Edinburgh. Well recommended, staff friendly.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room away from the pub down stairs
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Hi Peter S,

Thank you so much for leaving such a great review on your recent visit to the STAY Central. Its fantastic to hear that you found the staff to be friendly and our location ideal for all the famous attractions in the city.

As you have pointed out we are located next door to the Three Sisters and are more than happy to allocate our quiet rooms upon request.

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My spouse and I stayed at Stay Central for two nights in late May 2014. The location is great--you can walk anywhere in downtown Edinburgh. We were very impressed with the room design and amenities. The hotel clean, comfortable and easy. The decor is more hipster than old-school and we enjoyed that. All the details were impeccable. The staff was helpful and kind. The only drawback is the Three Sisters Pub that is part of the complex. It's party central for "stag" and "hen" parties that can go on all night, so you have to maneuver through them to get into the hotel. Not a deal-breaker, though.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms farthest from the pub.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Hi Tracy E,

Thank you for taking the time you leave a review on your recent visit to the STAY Central. I am so pleased to hear that you found our new room design impressive, we really have tried to create something special.

Although the hotel does accommodate multi bedded rooms for groups we do have quiet rooms that are located away from these and the Three Sisters that can be allocated upon request.

I am glad to hear that this is not a deal breaker and you will be back to visit soon. Remember to use our great returners rate!

Karen & The STAY Central Hotel Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our time at Stay Central was great. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The bath was large compared to other baths we experienced during our UK vacation. The hotel personnel were friendly, helpful and willing to help us find the best tour options and called us a taxi, even going as far as to confirm the price of the taxi service so that we were not over charged. I would recommend this to others. The only shortcoming was the food at Three Sisters. The eggs were not to our liking as they were very under cooked for American standards.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Central E, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Hi 630Karen,

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the staff to be friendly and willing to go the extra mile for you. I'll make sure that they all see your wonderful comments.

Your feedback on breakfast is much appreciated and I will pass on your comments regarding the eggs to the head chef next door at The Three Sisters to discuss with his team.

We will hopefully be welcoming you back in the near future; don’t forget about our great returners rate.

Karen & The STAY Central Team
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Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At STAY central we aim a little bit higher than just providing you with a good night's sleep. We have 37 fresh and refurbished bedrooms perfect for 2 to share or bedrooms for up to 6 guests. We like to look after you and free Wi-Fi is a must for our guests. Each of our lovely bedrooms have large flat screen TV's, iPod docks, rain fall style showers to get lathered up in and lots of little extras you won't expect. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's eclectic Cowgate surrounding the famous lively Three Sisters bar, STAY Central is a short stroll from everywhere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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