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“Clean and central” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile

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Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Ranked #61 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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57 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Clean and central”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed in a twin room, a little small but clean and quiet. There were tea and coffee making facilities and it was well situated. The staff were very kind and sympathetic as the airline had temporarily lost my bag and the staff let me know when it arrived. The breakfast was good with coffee making machines and lots of cereal options.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Ibiscuit,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us here at Ibis Edinburgh. The team very much appreciated your kind comments and we do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We chose to stay at this hotel based both on location and on positive experiences during previous stays in Ibis hotels. It's a simple, no frills hotels but it's well kept and clean, and you certainly can't beat the location. Many of the main sights are just steps away, as are the meeting points for many sightseeing tours, and there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in the area. It's also a short walk from Waverly Station, if you're arriving by train. If what you want is an affordable hotel in a central location, look no further.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wanderingpanda86
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear wanderingpanda86,
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time in Edinburgh and hope you will choose us for your next trip.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Although the beds are a bit small, the rooms are sizeable enough and clean. The hotel and amenities are simple and not luxurious, but the location is great - right in Hunter Square, directly off the Royal Mile and only a 5 minute walk from both Waverley Station and Edinburgh Castle. Noise can be an issue if your room faces the street.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Jason_lachapelle,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Ibis Edinburgh. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time and hope you will stay with us again on your next visit.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Oxford
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55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

I've stayed here a number of times as the location is perfect for the Royal Mile and the price can't be beaten.

The Ibis is a basic hotel and so the rooms are minimal but have everything you would normally need, particularly since you likely won't be in the room much. The rooms are clean, well equipped and pretty decent for the cost. The bathrooms are likewise adequate and do the job. The room also has a TV with a selection of movies and web access for a reasonable price due to the media deal that usually do, which allows access to everything for one price.

The bar is good and has a fair selection of drinks and won't brake the bank.

The location is the main thing here, since its is as close to being on the Royal mile as it could be. You walk out, walk 40 yards and your on the Royal mile. It's also only a very short walk from the pick-up sites for many of the bus tours you can get into the highlands from Edinburgh.

I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a trip to Edinburgh on a budget. You can't beat it for the the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GLD2
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear GLD2,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay at Ibis Edinburgh. We are delighted you had a good time and do hope you wil choose us on your next trip to Edinburgh.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very good value in this hotel. Excellent location, in the heart of Edinburgh tourist attraction. The room is of decent size, considering most hotel rooms in Europe are not big. The closet area is really small, you might as well not unpack all your clothes...However I am impressed by their choice of comfortably firm mattress.
The staff are generally very helpful and friendly.. I would definitely return to the same hotel if we were to visti Edinburgh again.

Room Tip: ask for a quiet room, away from the front, which is closer to the main streets.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dna813
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear dna813,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come back to visit us in the future.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Summerville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here as a part of a tour group. Decent breakfast, which lasted from 4AM to Noon (6-10 for hot buffet). The room was comfortable and a bit small. Beds really close together and you can only pull them a little bit a part due to the nightstands. If you are not really friendly with your travel companion, you will be. Front desk was really helpful. They gave me conversion plus and great directions. Meal suggestions were iffy though. They recommended a Mexican place that was subpar. The hotel is only a few feet away from the Royal Mile, which has shops, Ghost tours, restaurants, Edinburgh Castle, and other sites. Fantastic location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tcboatw
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear tcboatw,
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay here with us at Ibis Edinburgh. I apologise our restaurant suggestions were not to your liking , I do hope this does not deter you from staying with us again on your next trip to Edinburgh.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in June and really enjoyed it. The location of this hotel is the best part about it. Right off the royal mile and a quick walk to all the sights. Lots of great restaurants and pubs in the area. We did a lot of research on hotels in this area and this is by far the best value out there. The rooms themselves were nice, typical Ibis style. Ours had a nice view of some royal mile architecture. We could see Arthur's seat from the hallway! Also very spacious and clean. The continental breakfast was decent, but if you prefer a big breakfast there are plenty of places that serve it right around the hotel. There was a fire drill during our stay one evening, the staff dealt with it well we were back inside in about 20 minutes. Overall I'd defnitely recommend this hotel. It was really a great value for an excellent location.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katie M
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Katie M,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay here with us in June. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Property: Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Address: 6 Hunter Square | Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile hotel is located in the old town,just off the Royal Mile, Princess Street and its numerous restaurants are all within walking distance. 5 min from Waverley railway station and 12 km from the airport, the hotel has 99 rooms, including 6 adapted for disabled guests. It has a bar serving snacks 24/24 and Wifi Internet access for guests on a business trip. Public parking is 10 min on foot from the hotel, with reductions for clients. ... more   less 
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