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Halcyon Hotel

8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB Scotland
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#130 of 163 hotels in Edinburgh
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Paid public parking nearby
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Cheryl6880 wrote a review Jun 12
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I returned from my 3 night stay at the halcyon hotel yesterday. The owner was lovely and welcoming , checking if I needed a early breakfast the day of my day trip Providing me with ice to put on my sore foot ( after spending the whole day walking and for my drinks The room was clean and tidy and it was also nice to receive a welcome chocolate on arrival . The breakfast was a continental breakfast and was nice and fresh The only down side is looking at other reviews I though there would of been a full English breakfast choice but there wasn’t but it was only me and one other person staying ( properly due to covid )so I can understand why . I would definitely stay again , lovely owners , shower was nice and hot , bed comfortable and bed made daily and prime location . Thanks for a lovely stay .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
margaretrae wrote a review Feb 2020
Carnoustie, United Kingdom128 contributions91 helpful votes
Nine of us stayed here overnight for a visit to The Playhouse to see The Lion King. The value for money is incredible! We arrived earlier than check in time and the weather was cold, wet and windy. We wanted to drop our bags and return to check in but were greeted by the owner who immediately allowed us to check in early! He was very welcoming and an extremely witty gentleman. We had three family rooms which were large older style rooms with lovely features! The whole place has great character which we loved! Our room was lovely and cozy. The beds, one double and two singles were comfortable and warm. The hotel was very clean throughout all areas. Tea, coffee, biscuits and chocolates were in the room which was a nice touch. The en suite was small but adequate and the shower worked well. As there were nine of us we took advantage of the large comfortable tv lounge where we met for drinks after our visit to the theatre. The hotel is ideally located for the theatre which is only a five minute walk away. Breakfast was cooked and served by two ladies who made us a delicious full Scottish! I also had the grapefruit which I really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend staying at the Halcyon!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Travellatrix wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
There's no reception. It's near impossible to get hold of anyone. There was confusion over my reservation and payment. I was never asked to show identification. I had a room with a bathroom across the hallway. The door of the bathroom had no lock and didn't close properly. Anyone walking through the hallway could look in! Only 'solution' I was given was to lock off the hallway whenever I wanted to use the bathroom. Very inconvenient since that hallway was the only access to the rear garden and in constant use by smokers using the garden. The ground floor is extremely noisy in the mornings. The wifi was intermittent and unreliable. The location is fine and the breakfast was fine as well but overall absolutely not worth the price if you're a single traveller.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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LynneBroughtyFerry wrote a review Dec 2019
broughty ferry13 contributions11 helpful votes
I stayed here at the end of Nov for a family reunion. Accommodation and breakfast were fine. I paid for my room in the hotel before leaving. However since then another member of my family has also been debited for the same room. A simple mistake you may think and I would not normally complain. However feel forced to write this as have emailed and left several voicemails throughout this week in an attempt to rectify the error and have had absolutely no reply. With any luck, the owner will see this and finally make the effort to reimburse the £70 we are owed. Very disappointing
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Very few en-suite. Most shared bathrooms
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LoneStar1710 wrote a review Dec 2019
23 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived in the evening after 4pm and it was already dark and very cold. We had to stand outside ringing the bell and wait for 5 mins before anyone let us in. The gentleman who let us in (presumably the owner, Matthew) walks with a cane, and never introduced himself or gave an overview of the facilities or whom to contact for help or enquiries. He asked us to "wait there" outside the office door while he checked the booking. Then we were shocked to learn there was no elevator and our room was on the 2nd floor. We had 20 kg + suitcases with us, and when we told him our difficulty he seemed unconcerned. We then proceeded to drag our suitcases up a very steep flight of stairs one step at a time, and when we said it will be difficult bringing them down again, his response was to "sit on them"! It was a herculean effort dragging the suitcases up, and we neither heard nor saw a single soul in the hotel the 2 nights we stayed there. It seemed like we were the only guests in a haunted mansion! When we came down later to enquire about breakfast, there was no way to contact the owner (he was somewhere inside his quarters), and later quite by chance we spied an intercom button for "enquiries". We were not shown the lounge or how to go out into the back garden (which is highly advertised in the pictures here). no tags to leave outside the room door if you don't want them coming in and cleaning the room. I think the owners need to have a good hotel manager on the premises at all times to help the guests, as they do not seem to be able to do it themselves anymore. We never saw any sign of Patricia. The good points - 1) We had to go on a day tour early the next morning, and Matthew (assuming it was him) ensured our breakfast was neatly packed and ready for us to pick up the previous night 2) The following morning, we had breakfast down in the restaurant, and the 2 ladies there served up a scrumptious spread. 3) when we told them our problem with bringing down the heavy suitcases, Jenna (i think was her name) was very helpful and very strong, because she brought them down all by herself. 4) we did appreciate the cleanliness of the rooms and the unlimited supply of tea/coffee sachets in the room
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: There is no elevator and no one to help, so if you have heavy bags ask for a room on the first floor
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$86 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Halcyon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Halcyon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Treasure Hunts (0.2 miles), Calton Hill (0.2 miles), and Nelson Monument (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Halcyon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and paid public parking nearby.
What food & drink options are available at Halcyon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Halcyon Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Halcyon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Howies Waterloo Place, Pera - Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar, and Kahani Indian Restaurant.
Is Halcyon Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Halcyon Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.4 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.6 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (4.0 miles).