Wasnt really impressed by this property which seemed to me more of a B&B rather than a hotel.
Upon check-in I was handed a key for the outside door too which made me realize that I would not see members of the staff around that much and unfortunately that's what happened.
You are asked to pre-order your breakfast the day before but you still wait for a while (roughly 10 minutes) before being served which confirms that dishes are cooked by order but didnt explain why you have to order the day before. The quality of food was good but the atmosphere in the restaurant was far from being lively, it actually reminded me more of a convent.
The single room was small but ok, especially for that rate (40 GBP) although is worth to know that with 15GBP extra you can get a double room at the Ibis, which has a really good location.
Location is fine in matter of quietness but is not really 15 mins walking from the city center as they state in their website (more close to 25-30 minutes) and there's really not that much to do in the area. So, unless you plan to go to bed early, you'll end up going to the center of Edinburgh.
Personally never felt at home either. For example, I needed to access the internet on Sunday afternoon but the restaurant/bar was closed so I asked if I could use it and the guy at the desk allowed me, but he clearly was unwilling.
In the end, I felt like an intruder rather than a guest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ceilidh Donia Hotel Edinburgh
- Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh, Scotland