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“Fine for a night on the town”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of York House Hotel

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York House Hotel
Ranked #372 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Fine for a night on the town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

It was clean, it was equipped with all the basics you need, the staff were friendly and a decent breakfast was provided. It's a good bit down on Premier Inn standards. It's fine for a night on the town but don't book this for a romantic city break

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

The manager, Ms Ilaria Braina, is most friendly and cheerful and made us feel most welcome. She is also most forthcoming with information. When we told her that our luggage was delayed, she was very helpful and said that she would take care of it when the delivery man came, and she even made effort to contact the delivery company.

We stayed in an en-suite family room on street level. It is amazingly spacious, with huge bathroom.

Perfect location, as it is within walking distance from Princess Street and all the tourist attractions. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

ended up here as our original hotel across the road had overbooked/messed up.
first impressions were of a run down hostel. inside marginally better but not 'hotel' quality and certainly not worth the rate they were charging.
only toiletry was a courtesy bar of soap [per person] - luckily had brought the shampoo and conditioner from previous hotel!
the bed was standard double with a very tired and old looking divan base. curtains were hanging off the track and the net was a lovely shade of grey. decor was just a cheap coat of emulsion. only one pillow per person, but in fairness the receptionist brought more when requested.
although an ideal location - do not book this place if you cant climb stairs and also as on a corner position adjacent to the car park and bus station entrance you get all the early morning and daily traffic queuing to get into the multi storey.
So if you are a light sleeper or not used to 'city' noises, then suggest this is not the place for you.
We were in the ground floor room [4] which backed onto the car park so got a full array of noises. Also room 5 is an 'internal' corridor bedroom not sure if rented out, or if used as a staff room/night porter room, so quite a lot of chat coming from it.
overall we had no choice in staying here and probably wouldn't stay again - based on value for money and amenities provided.

Room Tip: room 4 is at the rear, only a few steps - but only if you like listening to late night revellers wal...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Recently stayed at this hotel with a party of friends and relations.The hotel was easy enough to find beside the bus station to the rear of the shopping centres.The hotel rooms did what they had too as regards a bed and shower.The rooms were cleaned each day and our room had a view down onto the main road.The negative aspects of our stay would be the climb of 70 stair steps up to the third floor (the group were mainly aged 50+),particularly when everywhere seems to have steps either up or down to it (there is no lift).The tv kept switching itself off as the signal strength for the digi box was 50%.The windows are single glazed and you could hear lots of road noise at the front and with the rooms being warm opening the sash window was not an option.While we were here there was lots of noise from groups of men (late at night and in the early hours) which the hotel has no control over but this bus station seemed to attract lots of them.We did not try the breakfast (relations did), you had to book it the day before, £7 for a full english or £4 for a continental - no booking NO BREAKFAST.There is an excellent little cafe to the side of this hotel (elderberry cafe) where we had a later breakfast at 10am (very nice), as the hotel has a strict policy of 8:30-9:30 breakfast only.The Conan Doyle ph also does breakfasts on a weekend only and it is about 100 yds down the road towards the Edinburgh playhouse and tesco express.The hotel does not have a bar with the above ph the closest one to it, which has last orders on a Sat night at 23:45pm.A reasonable hotel for what we paid but i will try somewhere else that has more facilities (lift and bar) but this hotel was worth what we paid even though our legs are tired from the climbing of those stairs!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Fantastic location, very close to Edinburgh bus station. Allowed to leave luggage to pick up later at no extra cost. The staff went over and above the call of duty to make this a fantastic trip. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Jakarta Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from 19 October 2013 to October 22, 2013. I traveled with my 82 years old dad. When we arrived the front desk staff Paul has told us that we could have our request for 2 single beds . We stayed on the 1st floor which was an excellent location for my dad as he could not climb high stairs. Paul helped us with our luggage which was very nice of him. The room is very spacious and clean. The hotel is so closed to the city area and to the Catholic Cathedral which is important to my dad who would not want to miss his Sunday church.

Paul is also so kind to cook us breakfast in the early morning despite his work hours starts from 8 am as we have to go for trip to Lochness. He is so helpful and always cheerful. I realized no matter how good the hotel you stay at.. the staff is so important as they can brighten your day or make your day a nightmare. And Paul brightened our day.

we trully enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh especially at York house hotel.. And will recommend this hotel to any of my friends.

Room Tip: choose the 1st floor room facing the street with the bath room inside. Although is a bit noisy at t...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel, we were welcomed on arrival. Our room was lovely, on the first floor with great carved wooden furniture. The hotel is really convenient for everything especially the Stand Comedy Club.
Will definitely recommend to others and stay there again. I don't know why there are bad reviews of this place it's a real gem!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: York House Hotel
Address: 27 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Ranked #372 of 444 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:2 star — York House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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