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Residence Inn Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Simpson Loan | Quartermile, Edinburgh EH3 9GG, Scotland   |  
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had 2 rooms here over New Years and stayed for a week. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Although air conditioning would have been nice, its easy to turn off the heater and the room cools off pretty quickly. The location is great, a fairly short walk to the center and pretty centrally located for just about everything in town. There is a small bar and you can also order food should it be necessary. There is also a small shop with snacks in the lobby. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and not complain.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my partner and baby. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The room was spacious, clean and modern. There was no sound to be heard from other guests or staff. It was very comfortable and the cot provided was great too. Lovely to have a kitchen area as well. Breakfast was lovely, a nice selection of hot and cold food. However the toaster was the slowest I've ever seen!! Good location, 5 mins walk to the old town and about 15 to the new part of town. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a cracking hotel, the area is smart, reception is well laid out with great staff. Rooms are large and well furnished- walk in shower with great pressure, ipod dock, tv, fridge, microwave and even a dishwasher! All appears to be brand new so cleanliness is impeccable. Beds comfy, and rooms well sound insulated as never heard a sound from elsewhere. Also love the room height windows with good views over the city.

Breakfast very adequate, excellent range and kept well stocked.

I wish all hotels could set such high standards!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed here on NYE 2012 only to find myself experiencing quite a few problems. The room was an interconnecting one (the other room was being used by another couple so the door was lock) however, all we could hear was them talking (at a normal volume) all night long. It wasn't as if they were shouting or anything, they were having a "normal" conversation. Now stying there at NYE, you expect to maybe be woken by drunken customers but not this. We were not advised on check-in whether an interconnecting room was ok and having tried to ring to reception to complain various points in the early hours, the phone wouldn't work. The room was also a ridiculously hot temperature and when we finally figure out how to open the sliding door/window, it was far too noisy outside. The room did have a fan but again, was very loud although it did drown out the conversation from next door. Surely in this day and age, hotels like this one should have air conditioning? I did complain in the morning and the manager did feel that there wasn't anything really they had done wrong however, they did give me a small refund to compensate for the stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in October.

Convenient location about 10-15 minutes walk from Waverly Station and other major spots. The surrounding area was quiet; a mixture of residential, students, small shop and a few pubs.
Hotels itself is very well appointed. New, clean and comfortable. The rooms are on the small side well designed. Rooms included a small kitchen area, which we did not use. Bathrooms are tiny but spotless. Another plus is the free wifi throughout. One minus was that walls seem very thin; we had to move on the second night due to a crying baby next door, however the staff were very accommodating in meeting our request.

Breakfast was included in the rate and proved excellent; really good selection served in the lobby bar.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

Overall, a first class experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Ayr UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A new hotel in a new development in Edinburgh. Location is excellent - ten minutes walk from the Royal Mile. The rooms are excellent in size, and fully functional, with a cooking area including a microwave and well equipped. The staff were really good, helpful and friendly. Breakfast in the morning was good, and worth having. Perhaps the dining area might be just a little small when busy, and I wasn't expecting to see guests in the dining room for breakfast in bare feet and night shorts! However, and excellent venue for a stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here 30/12/12-1/1/13, The hotel is situated about 15 minutes brisk walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station and therefore the centre of the city. As the hotel is located in a cul de sac this means there is no outside traffic noise or noise from any other source.

The check in at reception took only two minutes and the staff were very friendly. Our room was located on the 7th floor. It was really clean and modern. The only small complaints being the sliding bathroom door that did not close over/lock properly. This was not a major issue (except for the light it let into the room first thing in the morning) for us but may be for friends sharing a room or a young family it might be.

The main negative we found about the hotel was the size of the breakfast area. It was far too small. The gaps between tables were minimum and as was the area where hot food is served. There seemed to be other retail space available on the ground floor of the hotel and it would be a very good idea if the hotel rents this so they can extend the breakfast area. Apart from this the breakfast itself was very good.

Our only other negative issue was the lift, as the hotel only has one for residents (the other being a service lift). As we were on the seventh floor it was a bit much walking up and down. However, we had to do this a lot as waiting for the lift seemed to take forever.

The staff in the hotel are great, they were friendly and helpful with a smile on their face.

If anyone staying at this hotel is looking for good plaves to eat we can recommend Namaste Kathmandu & Nanyang Restaurant. Namaste Kathmandu (Nepalese restaurant) is five minutes walk from the hotel on Forrest Road and Nanyang Restaurant (Malaysian) is right next door to the hotel. Both had excellent food at reasonable prices with great service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Residence Inn Edinburgh

Address: 36 Simpson Loan | Quartermile, Edinburgh EH3 9GG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#19 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Inn Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're delighted to bring you the UK's first Residence Inn by Marriott offering you short and long stay Edinburgh accommodation. Set a pace that suits you at Residence Inn by Marriott®. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. Located in the heart of Edinburgh in the new Quartermile development you have it all at your fingertips with Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, the Meadows, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament all with in a few minutes walk. You'll thrive at Residence Inn with all the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, superior studio and one bedroom suites with separate living, working, kitchen and sleeping areas. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Complimentary internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. ... more   less 
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