I visit Edinburgh a few times a year and this time decided to try a different hotel. Upon arrival I was greeted with a big smile and a very welcoming and friendly lady. Explained about the hotel and showed me to the lift.
The hotel is quirky but beautifully decorated. Impressive but not blingy. Every room is named after a famous Scottish person. I got David Coulthard, and as an F1 fan, I was happy. The room wasn't very large but certainly big enough, in fact, just right. Well equipped with a very full mini bar. Bathroom, well laid out with space to put your toiletries in and hang your towels. My only criticism is the TV was poor. The room was very clean with a very comfortable bed, good pillows and I had a very good nights sleep.
Breakfast is cooked to order with machine made coffee. I had scrambled eggs and black pudding which was cooked to perfection. All in all a real find for me. I would highly recommend this hotel. Location good too.
We booked the hotel for a weekend break to visit the Tattoo and Fringe. The hotel is located in the heart of everything but tucked nicely away.
The staff are absolutely super, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was lovely, 3rd floor so away from any potential noise from the bar. Well furnished, small mini bar, tea and coffee facilities and best of all...Tunnocks Tea Cakes sat on top of the cups!
Breakfast is hearty, good choice and excellent quality. Bar is great in the evenings, lively with live music.
Looking forward to coming back...but as before, the best bit, the superb team looking after you!
We loved our stay at Angel's Share Hotel! We picked it because we're whisky geeks and the name stood out. Little did we know that this gem of a hotel was going to be fantastic, as well!
We loved its location just on the fringe of Princes Street. Everything from the Old Town to the New Town is walkable from here. There are ATMs, a Sainsbury's and a Gregg's close by for one's immediate needs. The Castle is a stone's throw away although requires a bit of a hike, Princes Street Gardens and the shops opposite about 5 minutes away. There are plenty of fun little restaurants and pubs of varying price ranges all in the New Town, as well.
We came fairly early from our flight but the staff were very gracious and peppy so early in the morning! Holly was very helpful! I'm sorry I didn't get all the staff's names but all of the people we interacted with there were wonderful, they all deserve kudos. Also, many of them were not only knowledgeable about whisky, but were also enthusiasts. Yay!
We stayed in the Kirsty Hume room. Plenty of space, comfy beds. There was no AC but the fan provided was perfectly adequate. There is an espresso machine and a hot water kettle in the room, as well as a fridge. There are also bath robes and slippers, provided! I've been to many hotels and good water pressure is a must for me, something that the Angel's Share Hotel definitely had. Our room also had a spacious tub. By the way, now that I've been to about six different hotel rooms in Scotland, I really appreciate that this hotel has elevators. :)
We ate breakfast in the downstairs dining room almost every morning we were there. Full Scottish, Omelettes and the like are available. Delicious. The whisky bar was impressive and the dining room itself is gorgeously-appointed. We never did make it there for dinner, though. It does get busy, so if you're interested, make reservations.
We will definitely stay here again when we get back to Edinburgh. Here, you are just out of reach of the hustle-and-bustle of the city-center but close enough to walk to all the attractions. Plus, it's chic and with just a hint of luxury, but for a reasonable price. Five stars!
The location was perfect for touring all the main tourist attractions in old Edinburgh. Easy to walk to the sites and to restaurants and pubs. Very convenient. Yes, it was a bit pricey and the city was crazy busy and loud/noisy, but this was expected during the August festivals and the Tattoo. Our rooms were quite comfortable albeit warm because of the unusually warm weather. We found the staff especially helpful with directions, with taxis, with baggage and with a few minor room issues. Very friendly, efficient and professional.
The staff was absolutely lovely; super friendly and helpful during an extremely busy time of year.
We stayed in Annie Lenox (207) and had a minor snafu with the door not shutting fully; the hotel staff was able to get their maintenance person (who was also very friendly!) on-site to fix without a big issue.
The room was terrific, though the weather was unseasonably warm so the lack of AC was a bit of a downer, as was the lack of a bathroom fan (very minor things)