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“A hotel of dichotomy” 3 of 5 stars
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Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland (New Town)   |  
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Ranked #53 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Langkawi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A hotel of dichotomy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for our wedding night over Sat/Sun 19th September. I loved the idea of having themed rooms and was excited about our stay in St Petersburg.

In summary, I would say that we were very happy with the hotel room we stayed at. The room combined elegant chique with top notch designer technology. However, the overall experience of the hotel was severely diminished by the quality of service the hotel provided.

We arrived at our room after 01.00am - having had our bags taken up to our room earlier in the day and we could not be happier with the appearance and feel with the room. However, by the time we had gotten to the room we had already had a few bad experiences associated with the room. The first, I can accept, may be my own fault for booking a hotel in the middle of Edinburgh clubbing district but we definitely felt quite vulnerable walking passed of extremely drunk clubbers cueing up right outside our hotel. The 2nd was that - even though I had explicitly told the hotel what time we were arriving - there was no one there to welcome us through the doors (or even open them for us). How hard can it be for guests to open their own doors? - very hard if one wearing a wedding dress and the other is holding the dress up while struggling through the 2 heavy glass doors to reception. A receptionist managed to upset my wife (unwittingly) on our arrival at the reception desk when we double checked our bags had been placed in our room when he replied "I hope so - otherwise we'll be in trouble".

I feel this underlines one of the major problems with this hotel. Although, we felt our room on the top floor was very chique - the quality of service received by the hotel was very poor. Although receptionists were apparently friendly, it doesn't seem like they have received enough adequate customer communications training to leave any lasting positive impression by the time you have left.

The 4th dent in our perception of the hotel came moments after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The checkout time. Although having checked in at 01.00 in the morning after our wedding day - they wanted us - and all of our bags out of the hotel by 10.00am!! For anyone who habitually worries about being ready to check out in time this meant us being ready for checkout way before this time. On top of this, we were told there was a room where we could store our luggage after checking out (while we were meeting up with our parents in their cafe) only to find that they meant the corner of the reception foyer.

Thankfully, there were no problems at checkout as I had paid for the room months before we stayed there - despite being told initially by one of their staff, when I initially booked, that I couldn't pay for the room immediately after booking. However, it typified our experience of the hotel to find that the hotel reception staff could not tell us exactly where the airport bus stop was on George Street - despite it actually being a few steps from the hotel doors.

It is a great shame that the lovely hotel rooms (I cannot speak on behalf of the reviewers who would disagree with the quality of the rooms as St Pet. was fantastic) is let down so badly by the overall hotel experience.

It seems as though LeMonde concentrate a lot more of their effort on managing their bar/club than they do the subsidiary hotel. A real shame!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor UK
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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

I wanted to stay in the middle of town for a change, but should have stopped to consider that this hotel is surrounded by clubs - one in the basement and one next door. The continual boom of music was extremely annoying. Not to mention the fact it is also in need of sound proofing - you can hear your neighbours walk across their floors. There was a room party next door to me which eventually stopped at 3 am. My problem is with the the way the staff handled it - or in this case - didn't.

I also expect 5 star hotels to be immaculate and this hotel is not. I would say it's a good 4*. It desperately needs some love and attention as it's a bit tired ie scratched paintwork in the halls; chewing gum in the carpet in the lift; ripped carpeting; a leaky shower and no door on the toilet - not terribly pleasant when someone does something smelly.

Having said all that I stayed in Sydney (a suite) and the room is spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was beautiful - even with the leaky shower.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

In the very heart of Edimburgh, a part of "The World" ..for a fabulous and unforgettable stay in a Best in Class Tokyo Atmosphere with very nive Bed & Bathroom. Everything was perfect & fully enjoyed. It was more than just Fantastic !!! Merci...

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  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

The hotel is in a great location within walking distance to everything. On arrival our room was not available as we had arrived on an early flight, but were informed at reception that we had been upgraded to a suite. On saying this the suite only consisted of the one room and bathroom would just grade it as large room not a suite! Bar food very good but far to much noise. No matter which bar you where in within hotel the music was played far to loud and getting the chance to get away without kids it would have been nice to be able to sit and talk to each other while enjoying a drink, but most of the time was spent in silence (other wise everyone beside us would have heard our conversation as we had to shout over the music) As i said lovely hotel but would not go back for this reason as the idea of getting away is to enjoy each others company and have time to talk, but def not in this hotel in the bar areas. Hotel suited to young free and singles.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

I'm really disappointed to read some of the terrible reviews of this place from other guests as i personally had a fantastic experience! I stayed in the New York suite which is absolutely beautiful - far too spacious for one person (especially considering the double shower with plasma screens in) but a real treat. Location is excellent and the club/bar downstairs is good fun. Bear in mind, however, that it's very busy and quite loud at times. Breakfast the next day was delicious. I had a great time but would think twice about staying here if I was paying myself as it IS very expensive.

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Having used le monde for refreshments over the last three years we thought it was time to try the hotel !!!!
booked a thee day stay,
as before service was great,
The room we had st petersburg very clean house keeping staff very good
only down side would be a little small but this is a minor point
supprisingly very quite being in the heart of the city
would recommend to anyone

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Gorgeous boutique hotel with excellent bar/ restaurant attached. Each room is individually styled to match a city (we stayed in Reykeyvik), massive beds, heavenly pillows, spotlessly clean, huge TV, lovely toiletries in the bathroom, tasty food (room service for breakfast is highly recommended!) Very central ( turn right and right again through the iron gate, down te passageway and you're at the back of Marks and Spencers. We booked this at the last minute through late rooms and got a great deal for a Sunday night, Check the hotel website for special offers. The complimentary cocktail voucher was much appreciated!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted the 8th trendiest hotel in the UK, we are without a doubt the trendiest hotel on George Street, and one of only three to make the shortlist in Edinburgh. Wander through a unique odyssey of world class eating, drinking and dreaming... without even leaving Edinburgh. Our 18 individually designed rooms are inspired by some of the world's most exciting cities. ... more   less 
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