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Residence Inn Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Simpson Loan | Quartermile, Edinburgh EH3 9GG, Scotland   |  
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Matthews, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Top marks! Location, Service, Room, Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights during the Fringe Festival and it was an ideal location. The breakfast was excellent - choices for all and friendly service. The room was clean, comfortable and well laid out. There is not much of a view but that was ok. It was also a lovely location for a morning run. We hope to be back soon

  • Stayed August 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
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  • Rooms
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is an overall good hotel, surrounded in a quite area close to Edinburgh University, Castle and the Museum. It has a lovely, quite atmosphere. I stayed for three nights and couldn't fault it. breakfast is complimentary so you cant complain much.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In truth, we stayed at the Residence Inn because we had some Marriott gift vouchers. That said, the hotel was very clean, located a short walk from the Royal Mile and Grassmarket with spacious rooms. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The only criticism is the breakfast was only ok and we eneded up going next door to the Starbucks instead. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay although if we visited Edinburgh again, we might stay over in the New City since we got a real good feel for the Old City during this trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent 5 days,during the Fringe at the Residence Inn. We had a room with two queen beds which comfortably accommodated three adults. The Inn is very well located for the Fringe and is well maintained. Breakfast was quite sufficient. The staff was friendly and informative. My only issue was the lack of any air conditioning during what I learned was a rare hot spell. The vin definitely offers great value for the service, location and accommodations.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a great welcome! After a 7-hour delay in flights, the staff was very understanding and made every effort to get us to our room as quickly as possible. They were quick to satisfy our every need - at checkout, we needed a taxi, and one of their desk clerks called one for us before we had even asked. Such a nice taste of hospitality in a big city!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dublin
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My favourite part of my stay here was the staff, just little things, like a genuine warm welcome and goodbye really make a difference.

Pros
* Amazing staff - really friendly in an unpretentious way.
* Free wifi
* Standard breakfast - not too shabby
* Large rooms

Cons
* No air conditioning, even in Scottish weather the rooms get very clamy.
* A little off the beaten track, our taxi driver couldn't even find it
* I had problems with my pillows being too soft (a regular issue with Residence Inns by Marriott) but they swapped them for me with tougher pillows.
* The wash facilities are in the bedroom itself, which can be a little awkward.
* Some rooms come with token cooking facilities such as a microwave and a dishwasher, which goes to waste, how many microwave meals need a dishwasher, a hob or regular oven would be more appreciated.

Anyway, as you can see - the cons are just minor. The pros far outweigh the cons.
I would consider staying here again for sure.
Thanks Marriott!

Room Tip: Ask for a cool room in summer as there is no air conditioning.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Having just completed a two-week tour of both Scotland and Ireland we were overjoyed to check into the Residence Inn. Our room was ready prior to the listed check in time and the staff was very cordial and helpful. The suite was quite comfortable and well appointed. We have stayed at Residence Inn facilities on quite a few occasions and found this location to be among the best. The location is excellent for walking access to Old Town Edinburgh. The daily included breakfast is quite good and provides a good selection of items. I highly recommend the Edinburgh Residence Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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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
#20 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 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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