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The location of the hotel is great but ... we had to ring the bell 4 Times before anyone came to open the door. The welcome wasn’t great! Our room was on the 3rd floor but no one offered to help with the luggage.
Edinburgh was a real wonder from start to finish. Halcyon house was absoulely part of the charm. To get there took a simple tram ride that awed us with views of the city. The hotel is located at the base of Carlton hill, wich is...More
Thank Luz M
Management response:Responded May 28, 2017
Thanks for a lovely review Luz...
Glad we served all your needs and you had a great visit to Edinburgh.
with kind regards
Patricia and Matthew
The location of this hotel is great. My partners family used to work in the Royal Chimes so it was memory jogging for him..
The building itself is absolutely stunning and in its heyday would have been a real sight to see.... Gardens backing onto...More
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Bay Pixe
Delighted you enjoyed our period Georgian building. Its very traditional with original features.
Our breakfast is included in the price (many places add this on as an extra).
Hope to see you again in 2018
With kind regards
Patricia and Matthew
Unfortunately I am used to staying in Hotels, this was more of a guest house. Our room was small and dreary, the bathroom needed updating , shower was basic connection to the bath taps. very cold rooms, there was an electric heater in the room...More
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review, and we are really sorry we did not meet your expectations.
The Halcyon House is a very old traditional Georgian building and we appreciate it may not be as polished as modern places, but many guests enjoy the...More
We arrived for my graduation ceremony in Edinburgh and found the 10 minute walk from Waverely to the hotel leisurely past big cinema and loads of eateries. The hotel was prominent and well cared for. Our ground floor room was massive with 3 beds in...More
Thank Graham W
Management response:Responded November 29, 2017
Many thanks for your review. I agree we in a great location.
Sorry about the squeaky floor boards, being a Georgian building it is very old and traditional. However I will take a look at the room you stayed in and as you...More
$87 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.