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Halcyon Hotel

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Calgary, Alberta
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26 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent just one night! Room was quaint and pretty with a lovely garden view. Matthew was very helpful especially allowing me to store my luggage after check out to catch my bus at 10PM. That gave me lots of time exploring the city without lugging a suitcase and backpack with me.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing about this hotel was its location, being only a short walk from the last tram stop, and close to the centre of Edinburgh. There were plenty of places to eat nearby, from all corners of the globe. Fabulous architecture. Breakfast was plentiful and very good.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Only a couple blocks from the end of the tram line that runs into town from the airport, the Halcyon Guest House is affordably priced and only about a 15 minute walk to Waverly Station, 25 minutes to the Royal Mile. The managers are very accommodating, the breakfasts that come with the room are excellent - full Scottish or any... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Guests are amazed that you can be in our Georgian hotel on a quite leafy terrace road so close to the city centre. Our breakfast is part of the price (many charge extra for this) - so that really helps guests budgets. Hope to see you again soon. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Great hotel, welcoming staff. Excellent location. Lovely garden views. Would stay here again. I had a large family room, plenty of space. The owner was very nice, he really couldn't have been nicer. Planning a visit again next year and will definitely return

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review, we are delighted your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you next year! With kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The room was much bigger than I thought it would be - a double and two single beds, clean, quiet, great view from room over pretty gardens Staff very helpful and friendly Location very close to city centre

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Sally... the perfect nights sleep and rest before your marathon! Hope to see you again next year. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stayed here once in 2014 for one night, and I really enjoyed my stay. I just got back from a week in Edinburgh and booked my room here again. I thought it was great. Matthew, Patricia and the girls are all very nice, helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again. I booked a single room on the... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review. I will pass it on to the team as its a team effort to make sure guests have a great time and feel at home. Glad you enjoyed the our breakfast - its all included in the price (many charge extra for this!!). Our location is great too... on one of Europe's oldest terraces... More 

Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I used Halcyon Hotel as my "home base" while traveling around Scotland. It was my first visit to Scotland and Matthew and the staff at Halcyon House made me feel very welcomed during each one of my stays. Matthew is very funny and charming, so expect a good laugh. I spent time in 3 different rooms (a single, a double,... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Stacy What a lovely review which I will share with the team. Glad you love the Scottish welcome and friendliness. Looks like you have tried many of our rooms on your frequent visits, and I really appreciate your kind comments. Many of our guests are often amazed at the peace and tranquility of the hotel even though it is... More 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for one night in the twin room and can highly recommend. The hotel is superb value for money, very clean, friendly, welcoming, lovely breakfast. The only criticism is that the bathroom was a wee bit dated but overall im not sure this is anything to write home about as it was very clean and... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you would recommend us to your friends and that you will come back. We look forward to seeing you again. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Stayed at this beautiful old house for two nights and will DEFINITELY be returning! It has a very impressive façade and faces out onto a small park with lovely views. It is also in a great location as you are out of the main hustle and bustle of the city centre but within a short walking distant to all of... More 

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Gemma for a cracking review we are delighted you really enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh. Haste ye back as we say here. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent hotel in a stunning Georgian building , friendly greeting on arrival , excellent breakfast (great poached eggs) and very comfy room , superb value for money , will definitely stay again . Really nice family feel to the hotel! Thank you very much !

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi David What a great review, many thanks! Everything you mentioned is exactly what we set out to achieve. Hope to see you again soon. with kind regards Patricia & Matthew More 

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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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Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $106 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Halcyon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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