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“Great value hotel - modern & clean”
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Malmaison Hotel
Ranked #95 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent hotel, modern with a masculine feel. The room was spacious, clean and had plenty storage. Breakfast was lovely, buffet regulary topped up and cooked breakfast served quickly. Lots of free parking available. A short walk from the hotel are regular buses straight to Princess Street. Very good value during the festival.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed at the Malmaison recently. The room was very clean but the bed was rock hard!! Woke up in morning with a sore back. We ordered fillet steaks in the restaurant at £30 each which didn't include chips or potatoes, only tomato!! Chips etc were charged extra. Steaks came and were extremely dry, we ended up sending them back and reordering, by this time our son had finished his meal. We were compensated with a couple of cocktail vouchers. Manager restaurant wasn't very interested in the food being of poor quality! Breakfast the next day wasn't any better, scrambled eggs were terrible! Overall very disappointed with this hotel which we expected to be very upmarket.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were on a week tour of Scotland including Islay and the Highlands and Edinburgh was our last stop. During the Edinburgh Festival in August things were very busy (and expensive) in the decent hotels, so Malmaison (which is actually in Leith, Edinburgh's port) came up with good reviews on Trip Advisor so we thought we would give it a try. Slightly awkward to find, even with GPS, but once settled in all good. Very nice room overlooking the harbour and The Shore leading down to Malmaison is full of good restuarants and bars - which I can vouch for because we went in virtually every one of them! So Malmaison location is nice but remember you are 40-45 walking minutes (or 5-10 cab minutes) from central Edinburgh though Leigh has plenty of its own attractions. Some odd bits and pieces like mini bar dispute which was annoying. I think hotels should switch to free consumption mini bars in room because the current count and check system is a nuisance and leads to frequent disputes. We did not drink the wine. £2 supplement for cooked full breakfast was a ''hidden'' fee (hotel will respond that it is well advertised and the breakfast was excellent so I am not complaining). Location of Malmaison was really nice in the harbour area, some excellent cafes, restuarants and bars nearby including some of 'Edinburgh's'' best restaurants (good luck getting booked in during August). Thumbs up at Malmaison.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Excellent room, clean, tidy, everything you would need, such as iron, board and trouser press. Staff were mainly Polish and excellent, nothing was too much trouble. I asked if they knew where I could obtain a wet shave, and also the location of a kiltmaker: information was provided within 30 minutes.
Breakfast I the Bistro was heavenly. It's amazing how many chefs are unable to produce poached eggs properly. This chef was spot on with the finest poached eggs ever encountered in an hotel, the rest of the breakfast matched this standard and the Polish waitressing was attentive and slick.
My only complaint would be 2 sources of noise: The Hotel plumbing produces intrusive levels of noise, the sound of rooms flushing permeates to other rooms, and the old chestnut of slamming doors is present, you would think in this day and age that a solution could be found for this problem.
I would recommend this hotel, but avoid the bar as the prices are painful, but that's the nature of hotel bars........the barmen however were superb.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had to upgrade to superior room as room we were allocated was very disappointing. Marks on cushion covers on the bed, iron burn mark on the furnishings and frayed carpet. To quote a previous reviewer, "not quite boutique hotel experience".
However, the second room was a huge improvement and made our two night stay much more enjoyable, (at an additional cost of £20 per night). Staff were very friendly and food was delicious.
Would go back but would be wary, had they been fully booked and a change of room had not been possible it would have been a totally different experience.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front of the hotel have a nicer view and less noise from the docks.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

First night woken by fire alarm, 2nd night there was a dog in the room next door, the owners in their wisdom thought it would be a good idea to leave it in the room whilst they went back down to the bar around midnight, we informed reception.

When we checked out we mentioned the 2 nights of disruptions, they didn't want to hear it.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a two night stay here with my boyfriend. Although the room is lovely on closer inspection there are minor things that could be upgraded (tatty headboard, chipped paint etc)

The breakfast was lovely and we were given the choice of upgrading to the cooked menu. The bar does lovely cocktails, particularly the Bramble!

Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Malmaison Hotel

Address: 1 Tower Place, Edinburgh EH6 7BZ, Scotland (Formerly Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#53 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#59 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $95 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's the mother of all Malmaison's. The former house of ill-repute now has a reputation that's second to none, and it's also just a short taxi ride away from Waverley Station. Malmaison Edinburgh bides at Leith (as they say up here), just a stone's throw from the Royal Yacht Britannia, but offering far more funky luxury. Yes, when you want exciting hotels in Edinburgh, this is the King, not the castle. Our Edinburgh hotel puts you close to all of Edinburgh's cobbled splendours, incredible shopping and famous galleries. Then it's back to Mal for Scots dining with a twist, a fine selection of single malts and mojitos in the bar and then back to the slinkiest and most spectacular rooms in the Scots capital. ... more   less 
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Edinburgh Malmaison Hotel
Malmaison Edinburgh
Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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