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Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Hunter Square | Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland   |  
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Summerville, South Carolina
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here as a part of a tour group. Decent breakfast, which lasted from 4AM to Noon (6-10 for hot buffet). The room was comfortable and a bit small. Beds really close together and you can only pull them a little bit a part due to the nightstands. If you are not really friendly with your travel companion, you will be. Front desk was really helpful. They gave me conversion plus and great directions. Meal suggestions were iffy though. They recommended a Mexican place that was subpar. The hotel is only a few feet away from the Royal Mile, which has shops, Ghost tours, restaurants, Edinburgh Castle, and other sites. Fantastic location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear tcboatw,
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay here with us at Ibis Edinburgh. I apologise our restaurant suggestions were not to your liking , I do hope this does not deter you from staying with us again on your next trip to Edinburgh.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in June and really enjoyed it. The location of this hotel is the best part about it. Right off the royal mile and a quick walk to all the sights. Lots of great restaurants and pubs in the area. We did a lot of research on hotels in this area and this is by far the best value out there. The rooms themselves were nice, typical Ibis style. Ours had a nice view of some royal mile architecture. We could see Arthur's seat from the hallway! Also very spacious and clean. The continental breakfast was decent, but if you prefer a big breakfast there are plenty of places that serve it right around the hotel. There was a fire drill during our stay one evening, the staff dealt with it well we were back inside in about 20 minutes. Overall I'd defnitely recommend this hotel. It was really a great value for an excellent location.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Katie M,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay here with us in June. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Unbeatable location for this price. Anything and everything you might want is within walking distance. Fairly common room setup and everything was fresh and clean. No complaints at all. We'd definitely stay here again to be close to the tourist attractions.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Rather_Nomadic,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us at Ibis Edinburgh. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next trip to Scotland.
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Joanne Green
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed at the Ibis Edinburgh Centre at the beginning of September 2012 on a trip thru Scotland and England. I arrived on a train at Waverly station and simply walked 15 minutes up the hill on Bridge Street to the hotel. The hotel is located in a great area for tourists as the Edinburgh Castle is nearby as are various restaurants and shops.

There are 2 Internet PC's in the lobby to check e-mails for £1.00 for 20 minutes. Breakfast was available for £8.00 but wasn't included in my room rate so I can't comment on the quality. I asked for and received a higher floor room in the back, away from Hunter Square, so I didn't have any problem with the noise from people in the square which was really bad on Friday and Saturday nights.

The room itself was small and very expensive, something I found true of all rooms in Edinburgh. Included were a teakettle, hair dryer, shampoo and central heating & air conditioning. The bed was very soft, good for a side sleeper like myself, with high quality sheets and firm pillows. The room also had a shower but no bathtub.

The hotel doesn't have an on-site garage for parking but there were lots nearby.

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The room was expensive (to be expected) and clean but it was the central location that would make me recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear MarkOlsen
Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Ibis Edinburgh and do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Joanne Green
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at the end of September. Hotel could not really be in a better position for seeing the sights of Edinburgh - just off Royal Mile, next to The Tron. Short walk (uphill) from Waverley Station and airport bus terminus. Staff very friendly and efficient. Room typical Ibis with all you need for a short stay. Breakfast excellent and good value. Lots of local restaurants and bars. We had no problem with street noise.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear HomerDOhh,
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments about your stay here with us at Ibis Edinburgh. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to be able to welcome you back on your future visits to Scotland.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Ft. Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed two nights in early September and another night at the end of a week long trip around Scotland. The hotel staff is very accommodating and changed both rooms in our party to exterior rooms. The AC and heater in the rooms only work when the outside temp is above or below a certain preset. The outside rooms had the best air circulation with the window open. The downside was the noise from the street late into the night. Not a big problem for us as we are hard of hearing anyway, but if you are a light sleeper, ask for an exterior room toward the back of the hotel.

Room was well equipped, clean and had a great bed. Would recommend to anyone. Great pub next door allowing you to only have to stagger a little way.

Room Tip: Exterior toward the back.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear Marlin Price
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments.
I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to stay with us in the future.
Kind regards
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Address: 6 Hunter Square | Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile 2*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile hotel is located in the old town,just off the Royal Mile, Princess Street and its numerous restaurants are all within walking distance. 5 min from Waverley railway station and 12 km from the airport, the hotel has 99 rooms, including 6 adapted for disabled guests. It has a bar serving snacks 24/24 and Wifi Internet access for guests on a business trip. Public parking is 10 min on foot from the hotel, with reductions for clients. ... more   less 
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