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Review of Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile

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Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Ranked #66 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

This hotel is located directly on the Royal Mile, and a few minutes walk from the train station. They are clean, and the bathrooms are modern. The staff were friendly and polite. However, this is a budget chain and there are a few things that could be improved upon. WiFi is not included, and even if you pay for 24hrs you will need to frequently go through a tedious log in process. The beds are small. I am a girl of average height, and when I slept on my side, my knees and feet hung off the sides of the bed. When I slept on my back (because they were so narrow) I would wake up extremely stiff due to the mattress.
Overall, this was a reasonable hotel, and if you get a good deal it's not a bad option. It beats the pants off the Ibis at London Euston.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Ibis Edinburgh Cenre. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments about our wifi. I apologise that we were not able to meet your expectations in terms of our beds. I 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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The location of the hotel is fantastic, situation in Old Town it is great for tourists to get around the main attractions as well as close to many places to eat.

The room was spotless! I have never been in a hotel with a bathroom as clean as the Ibis in Edinburgh.

Only down side to the hotel is that there seemed to be a school trip at the time of our stay so until 11.30pm doors were constantly banging and teenagers were running up and down the hall, this then started again from about 6.30am in the morning.

If you drink at the hotel bar, as we did a couple of times prior to going out to eat, the drinks are limited with no bitter or ale on tap, but service is good.

We'd definitely stay again because of the excellent location and the amazing cleaning staff at the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank em_eaton
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. We have taken note of your comments and also apologise that we were not able to meet all your expectations on this occasion.
Kind regards
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Ibis in Edinburgh is slightly upmarket of a Travelodge and about par with a Premier Inn. The hotel, and rooms, was warm, clean and modern and the staff were very efficient and friendly. The rooms are rather smaller than a Premier Inn but they do have a flat screen TV with access to movies and the internet, albeit for a fee. The main attraction of this hotel is its location. It is situated slap bang in the middle of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's historic old town. Brilliant. Large, very comfy beds and biscuit provided with your tea and coffee in the room. For a short stay in Edinburgh on a budget you couldn't do much better.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Ibis Edinburgh and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards,
Joanne Green
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights on a mini-holiday trip. Although it was very cold in Edinburgh the city is so beautiful and an amazing atmosphere! The hotel has the best location we could ask for! Just off the Royal Mile, with great cafes, restaurants, attractions and monuments "next door"! The hotel itself is very modern and clean, the room nice and warm and a comfy bed! The staff is absolutely friendly and welcoming! The breakfast was very good too. I would definitely recommend it and I'll stay there again next time in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Nicole,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Joanne Green
General Manager
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London
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip. It was excellent, exceeded my expectations for a budget hotel. Spotlessly clean, comfy bed, friendly staff etc. Breakfast was good too.
I would definitely recommend!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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2 Thank HAZEZZO
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
Kind regards,
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Going to Edinburgh means pleasure. Beautiful city and a fantastic atmosphere. Although it was very cold, the trip was fantastic. And part of that was the Ibis-hotel in the centre of the city. Direct to the Royal mile. The room was clean, the bathroom and the shower were absolute good, the bed was great and the breakfast was worth every penny. And most of all, a very kindly staff. It was a pleasure staying here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind review about your recent stay here with us at Ibis Edinburgh. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
Kind regards,
Joanne Green
General Manager
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Scotland
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel is only a ten minute walk from Waverley Station and is just off the Royal Mile heading up to the castle. Be warned though it is uphill ALL the way. It is in a great location really and would be perfect especially for the festival. Plenty of bars and shops all near and Grassmarket is maybe just a ten minute walk away too. The hotel itself is ok too. Bar area not great though. Rooms - bare necessities but clean and comfortable enough. They are building another Ibis very nearby so I imagine this one is on the way out. Could perhaps be better as a boutique hotel and there is definite potential for improvement. I would say if you get a reasonable budget price the go for it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jonjam1888
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GeneralManagerIbis, General Manager at Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Ibis Edinburgh. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments regarding the bar area. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back in the future and can confirm this Hotel will remain.
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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