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“We will not stay here again... ever” 1 of 5 bubbles
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York House Hotel
Ranked #372 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Oslo
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We will not stay here again... ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2009

York Hotel looks far from newly refurbished, the staff was very unfriendly, most of the rooms are located near the York Street which is very noisy from traffic (and the rooms are not noise isolated making it is hard to sleep), the beds are uncomfortable, and they do not have wireless in any part of the hotel even though they say that they do. Wireless internet was the main reason for us to get rooms here since it meant that we could read mail, and keep in touch with colleagues at home while staying one week in Edinburgh.

The only good thing about this place is that it is next to Edinburgh bus station, but that does not mean that it is easy to find. This place does not have any signs at all telling that this is a hotel, only the street number tells you that you are at the right place, and you just have to hope that the nameless door bell lead you to York Hotel.

After 1 night here we all agreed that it was unacceptable to stay here one more night. We had no trouble finding a 3 star hotel that was far better in every way, and also much cheaper than York Hostel.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2009

We have just come back from edinburgh. Brilliant city to visit, so much to do. Stayed in York House Hotel. I would describe it as a Bed and Breakfast, not a hotel. It is in a very central location. It is a clean and comfortable place to stay. Does not look inviting from the outside, but is not like that when you go inside. Got a cooked breakfast each morning. Clean towels in the room each day. There are steps to get to the rooms and depending on which floor you are on can be quite a few. I would stay in York House again in the future.
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  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank murph c
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USA
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2009

Very friendly staff. Breakfast was good. Great location - walking distance from Waverly Station so you can take the bus from the airport and walk to the hotel no problem. The rooms were very clean and well appointed - much better than I expected given the reasonable prices.

If you are in one of the back rooms, the St James parking garage may be a little loud.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jatex81
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hull
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2009

just got back from edinburgh after the magic rugby weekend. The york hotel was a greet hotel the room was very clean the food was very good. The hotel is situuated in a good location booking again for next year.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rosehull1111
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Manchester
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2008

Great clean place, located in right in the middle of the city.
The rooms were cosy and the hotel manager/ caretaker was really friendly.

  • Liked — Location, value for money, friendly people
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sateeeesh
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tripnicks
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

Found this B & B on booking.com. Centrally located near shopping, pubs, bus station. Rooms are varied and bathrooms small but this hotel was comfortable. We were greeted by the hotel manager, Ryan, who was most helpful. Breakfast was very good with several hot meals available to select from. This was a great place to land on our first few days in Scotland. Would stay here again. Ryan was a peach!!

  • Liked — Ryan was so very helpful in setting up side trips. He made you feel so welcomed.
  • Disliked — Beds (double) are small. Would love this hotel to update bedding.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank tripnicks
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London
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

This hotel is a good find. The location is quite central; right next to the shopping centre, 5 minutes walk max from the train station and airport bus stop. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were a good size. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was enjoyable. The free wi-fi and the digital TV were a bonus.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaceyReview
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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 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — York House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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