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easyHotel Edinburgh
Ranked #146 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Bradford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“The novelty wears off after 10 minutes....”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

There's a point in human experience where hospitality morphs into punishment..where a hotel room morphs into a prison cell and I suspect Easy Hotel is pretty much sitting on that cusp..there's not much in it (literally and metaphorically) but I suspect inmates at Strangeways would be on the roof in protest were they to be confined to such a paltry space...and it just about qualifies as a space...a room it is not..in fact we had room 2.3 with 2 referring to the floor and the point 3 to the fraction of a room it represents..just enough room to swing a very small porcelain cat assuming you've got very short arms..luckily unlike those in jail we have a choice to leave and enjoy the delights of Edinburgh...were this not the case I would know be waiting patiently for a frontal lobotomy right now...the idea of charging a fiver for the 'privilege' of watching TV takes the idea of stripping away all extras to the nth degree..good old Stellios taking the biscuit which he charges 80p for (exact change only) however I commend him for the way he found a use for his Easyjet airline toilet cast offs...i also commend him for stripping away any last vestige of what a hotel should be in the name of capitalism and pursuit of profit..this is however a novelty experience...do it once and you can say you've done it..a bit like running in front of a train or walking on hot coals...and as such it should be seen as one of life's learning curves....I'd already stayed here on a stag do a few years ago and clearly had learnt no lesson...BUT...i suspect I may make the same mistake again! Claustrophobics of the world unite....in an easyhotel room!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your stay at the easyHotel Edinburgh. I appreciate your comments, and would like to take this opportunity to apologise if your stay was not as comfortable as you had hoped on this occasion.

We are a budget hotel and we do our best to provide the lowest prices for our guests that other places in city centre are unable to offer that is why we have to charge extra for the extra facilities which is clearly stated on our website.
In regards to your comment about the room size, we have variety of room types and sizes. All dimensions, descriptions and photos of our rooms can be found on our website for the guest queries.

Once again thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us and once again I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Best regards,
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The tiniest room i've ever seen. 2 suitcases can not fit to the room so we squeezed one of them in to our shower. Shower & toilet together but it is as small as a plane's toilet.
Even though the prices seem convenient, they charge everything extra so it sums up to a regular hotel price. The check in is at 3pm. If you try to check in earlier they sometimes let in with 10pound charge, or they say they can let u check in early and when you ask whether you could leave your luggages because there is no room they also charge you 10pounds extra.
So instead of paying extra charges for unnecessary extras it is convenient to book from another hotel which at least may have elevators and friendly staff.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time leaving feedback regarding your stay. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused to you.

I know that our room sizes are smaller than usual, which is why all dimensions and pictures of our rooms can be found on our website to ensure all of our guests are aware before making bookings. We also have three different types of rooms with the standard room offering a bit more space.

Because we are a budget hotel and offer extremely competitive rates for basic en-suite accommodation we have to charge extras in order to make a profit and although we do charge an extra £10 for early check-in we only charge £2.50 per bag for luggage storage.

Also I would like to apologise if the staff you have dealt with were not friendly and this will be dealt with as soon as possible as we try very hard to achieve the highest level of professionalism

Ones again, please accept my apologies and thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

Best regards,

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easyHotel Edinburgh
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Used this hotel 3 or 4 times now. Very convenient, locality and price. Would recommend to anybody on a budget, as long as they are not wanting a perfect night sleep. Lots of door banging and external noise from the corridor, but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review following your recent stay with us at easyHotel Edinburgh.
I am delighted to hear that you find our accommodation to your convenience. I also would like to apologise for the noise that has been disturbing you during your stay with us. This has been passed on to higher management .

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and hope you find your next visit as pleasant as always.

Best regards,
Management representative
easyHotel Edinburgh
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eggplantuk
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Room was small as describe with a good sized bed & shower/toilet room but as i stayed with easy in berlin so kinda knew what to expect. Next time though i would pay the extra for the standard room instead of small but for a place to rest your head it's worth it. Location is amazing at the lothian road end of princess street. Get what you pay for

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and leaving feedback regarding your stay
We are very pleased that you found our hotel very well located, and you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,
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easyHotel Edinburgh
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

You get what you pay for in life & this applies here. It's clean has a double bed & wet-closet/wc - fine for a place to put your head down after an evening out in Edinburgh. Bed comfortable enough & private facilities perfectly adequate. Room was tiny & quite noisy with other doors going & sound-proofing not optimal between rooms. We had a windowless room which is a bit 'closetty' in feel, no seating or furniture, limited clothes hanging and the ventilation system provides a permanent background hum - this was ok for getting in at midnight & rising again quite early, but really no use if you need to be comfortable for longer periods in your room. At £44 for 2 on a Saturday night on Princes St, I'm not going to quibble though. You pay for absolutely everything else - tv remote, window etc. but we chose not to, so not an issue.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and leaving feedback regarding your stay with us at EasyHotel Edinburgh.
I am pleased to hear that you found our hotel well located and your room clean with comfortable bed.

We look forward to welcome you back.

Best regards,
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easyHotel Edinburgh
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Coventry
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed one night in one of the small rooms with no window for £19. Room and bathroom were clean and the bed comfortable. Perfect for an overnight stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Changed air conditioning twice on request. Good location. Would recommend if only trying one night

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are extremely pleased that you found our hotel very well located, clean and our staff friendly and helpful and we are happy you were satisfied with your visit.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Regards,
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easyHotel Edinburgh
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed in the a room with no window. For the price I payed I felf i got a great deal. Located in Princes street. Ideal for travel. The room was clean so was the shower area. Posibly only think I could fault or ask for a change to. Bring in Free internet access. 50p for 15 minutes. Steap.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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easyHotel_Edinburgh, Manager at easyHotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review.
We are delighted to hear enjoyed your stay at easyHotel Edinburgh and do hope we shall have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards,
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easyHotel Edinburgh
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Property: easyHotel Edinburgh
Address: 125A Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
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Ranked #146 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edinburgh hotel accommodation in the city center, easyHotel Princes Street is located in the main shopping area and within walking distance to Edinburgh's Waverley Train and main Bus Station. Additionally there is a 24 hour, 7 days a week shuttle to service flights to Edinburgh's International Airport. The hotel offers cheap accommodation and is located right in the heart of Edinburgh, on the world famous Princes Street with direct views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Gardens. The budget lodging accommodation provides easy access to the city's shopping, dining and famous tourist attractions. So whether you are traveling for business or leisure, easyHotel is the most convenient place to be. ... more   less 
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