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Abbey Hotel

9 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
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Medway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A charming hotel within walking distance of Edinburgh City centre, Waverley Station, City Sightseeing Tours, restaurants etc but be warned Edinburgh is built on a hill which needs to be negotiated. There are, however, bus stops at the end of the road. The hotel itself is a Georgian Town House built around 1820 and doesn't have the convenience of a... More 

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Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is relatively close/within walking distance to the Edinburgh bus station, Rabbie's meeting point and the North Bridge/Princes Street. It is up a small hill, so careful with your luggage! There are several restaurants nearby, as well as a Tesco express. The room was spacious and clean. From my point of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a good place to stay. Very quiet and a good location within walking distance of many sites. Staff were kind and helpful. There is a lovely garden in the back of the apartment which we also enjoyed.

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice location closer in to New Town with ease of access to Waverly Train Station.I had requested a double room and we actually got a triple. A large room with lots of sunlight, comfortable bed and quite clean. The Staff, Debora and Paul were friendly and accommodating. The breakfast featured the traditional haggis with sausage and made... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I was told the room had a bath however the bath taps were so near the wall and turned off so tightly that I could not run a bath. I had to have a shower which was annoying as I had to buy a shower hat and shower gel which I would have packed if I'd known this. When trying... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Room was very tired - needed complete overhaul / decorating. Shower very restricting.. No view from Bedroom window as scaffolding erected No signal on T.V. in room However, excellent location for City Centre / Royal Mile.

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Euxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional hotel in a Central location. Was literally a stones throw from the Gardeners Cottage restaurant we were going to. The room was basic but clean and tidy. Lots of room; a double and three single beds. Ample hot water. Relaxed and hearty breakfast included in the very reasonable price.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This hotel is very deceiving from the outside, but once you get inside its a very warm and welcoming place, staff are very friendly and attentive. My room (I've stayed in smaller rooms at other major hotels) was nice and cozy, nice comfy double bed, coffee/tea facilities, very nice on-suite with a nice sized shower, in general a very pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The room was big and clean. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom was clean and the shower was hot. Staff weren't overly friendly, but that's perfect for me. There is no lift (and no porter) so it was a challenge to get my luggage to the second floor. I was also woken up by smells of cooking in the morning, so if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here on Saturday night. Rooms was very spacious and clean. Didn't have the breakfast but that was just through our choice. Nice view outside to the garden. Lady on reception was very nice and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely book here again.

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in an elegant tree-lined terrace, overlooking the Firth of Forth, is the Abbey Hotel (formerly Greenside Hotel). Designed by the renowned architect William Playfair as a family town house for a wealthy merchant, this is an traditional Georgian building, built in 1820, with many of fine original features still in place. ***NEWLY REFURBISHED RECEPTION & PUBLIC AREAS****PLEASE NOTE RECEPTION IS NOT OPEN 24hrs.*Latest Check-In Time is 10:30PM - Should you have an unscheduled travel delay please call the Hotel to arrange a later check-in.The hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, being a 10 minute walk from the bustling cosmopolitan heart of the City.Only 10 minutes to Princes Street and Ocean Terminal for the Royal Yacht Brittania. Close to Playhouse Theatre (5 minutes walk), Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street (with it's famous gardens and views of Edinburgh Castle).Access to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre, the Airport and motorway networks is very convenient, and Waverley train and St Andrew Square bus station are close by. Our welcoming en-suite rooms offer the discerning traveller all the comforts expected, including Freeview Digital colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and telephone.****Free Wi-Fi (Internet access is available in all bedrooms), also lap-top hire if required********Snacks available within the hotel, upon request*********Local Golf can be arranged*****Most of the hotel's refurbished rooms (new soft furnishings include DUVETS on guest beds, although blankets also provided, if preferred) provide wonderful views over Royal Terrace gardens and out to the Firth of Forth, or the tranquility of our own private gardens to the rear.Edinburgh has all that the visitor could wish for. With many fine art galleries, museums and theatres, a cultural presence is never far away. History is reflected in the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Castle, all contrasting with the elegant terraces of the 'new town'.As a base for touring, Edinburgh is unbeatable.There is a wide variety of local shopping facilities, including Harvey Nichols, restaurants and bars. Just a few minute's walk from the Omni Centre which boasts a Warner Village Cinema , bars, restaurants, nightclub and comedy venue. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbey Hotel

Address: 9 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $96 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Greenside Hotel Edinburgh
Abbey Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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