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Halcyon Hotel

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Hove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, really friendly staff, cleaner than a lot of chain hotels who charge a lot more. Breakfast is substantial and high quality. The rooms are a bit dated. Perfect for a weekend visit when all you need is somewhere to sleep and shower.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lying here at 0210hrs awake due to a noisy fan from the room below. It is a loud deep moaning noise that is almost deafening coming through the floor. I have tried contacting staff through the telephone and even gone downstairs and rung the front door bell!! But cannot find anyone. This is ridiculous. Cannot think of a worst place... More 

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1 Thank Sir M
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I stayed here one night to meet my sons in town for the Festival, a single room and private bathroom with breakfast sounded like just what I needed. I arrived to be shown my single room, it was pretty small and no bathroom in the room as I understood from the description. As another reviewer pointed out it involves going... More 

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1 Thank David A
Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for your review. Room 1a's website description is accurate, stating it has its own private facilities. However I will look at the website and try and make the description less confusing for some, many thanks for pointing this out. Glad you loved the big breakfast and our location. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew More 

Brisbane, Australia
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

really lovely accommodation in a good location that's easy to walk to the centre of town. the owners are really friendly and helpful. inside the building itself is beautiful and the room is nice and light. the bed was comfy and there were a couple of sitting chairs and a table. nice big closet and the shower had good water... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Having looked at reviews prior to booking I'd expected a bit more. Wound up booking on Orbitz and it didn't indicate that my room did not have en suite bath. Upon check-in, staff informed me of this, which was disappointing. Then she stated breakfast hours, which didn't begin until 8, which seem late for a weekday. If you're unable to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

There are definitely some good points: the host is nice, the breakfast is quite good, and the common lounge is very comfy. But there are problems. The room itself was very small, the furniture was very uncomfortable (it's one of those beds where you can feel the springs...awful chair), the bathroom was only accessible by entering into the hallway (this... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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Thank rommel_lanceta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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: $88 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Halcyon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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