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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #83 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night only. We arrived early and our room was not ready but were allocated another room. The room was not a refurbished room but it was clean and did the job for one night. Plenty of toiletries , tea and coffee even had shortbread. Flat screen tv. This is a great wee find and just round the corner from the playhouse. Bus stop right outside for Portobello. The reception staff were very friendly and the price was great too . Definitely be back.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in February. Great value for money and a good location as only 10 minutes walk from Waverley station and close to the Omni centre for cinema/restaurants etc. However we had issues with our "refurbished room" as the fittings in the bathroom were loose, no mirrors anywhere, limited storage space and one evening/morning we had no hot water due to workmen in the vicinity. The staff displayed indifference to our plight and only offered a shower in a recently vacated (and dirty) room. Only after repeated complaints was an apology and an explanation offered. Still awaiting a response re. a refund!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights in Feb 2014. Lots of ongoing work taking place meaning workmen in stairwell outside our room at 8 each morning! Room pretty small but cheaper than a travel lodge and less than 10 minutes walk from princess st. Plenty of tea coffee shortbread in room. Shower excellent and bed very comfortable.
Never used restaurant, on way to Prince's St we came across "a taste of Italy" great breakfast for 8 pounds including drinks, great service and excellent value.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

This hotel is situated far enough away to fall into cheaper price categories without been completely out of touch from the city. A 10 minute walk from Princess St and you are at the door.

The hotel appears to have a recent renovation with wooden flooring in our room however the layout and amenities on offer leave a lot to be desired. In room 101 (ominous some may say!) where we were the only mirror was the small bathroom one and the tv stuck where a dressing table should have been. There is also a lack of table space to store items.

For under £100 for a long weekend in February there's not much more on offer with the relative comfort this place offered and I would recommend it for the mid-range traveller.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, we only paid about 30 Gbp a night without breakfast. Which was great value much cheaper than getting a private room in a hostel.

Our room was large with a window overlooking a quiet courtyard, Decent size bathroom with toiletries. Coffee and Tea and even short bread!

Everything was clean.

Staff were really friendly and the location is excellent

We were really impressed and would recommend for those looking for value.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Me and my friend stayed there last weekend friday to Sunday. After reading some reviews on here I decided to check we had a refurbished room. On arrival it was lovely..brand new, modern, flat screen tv on wall and a brand new bathroom. Ideal. Only a few minutes walk from all major places and plenty of pubs and restaurants near by. Would definitely stay here again on visiting Edinburgh. The staff were all very plesent also.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

POSITIVES....
15 mins walk to Royal Mile...
Fantastic breakfast place around the corner "Taste of Italy"...
Lock up luggage room available...
Pleasant day time receptionist staff...
Plenty of hot water in shower...

NEGATIVES.....
Although there was plenty of hot water... the water took a long time to drain from shower and nearly overflowed the shower recess...
The room was small for a twin (305)...
Hallways and stairwells looked scruffy and tired ... masking tape on certain stairs where the carpet was worn...
Extremely small ensuite...


Would stay again only if i couldn't find something better for the price... for the room I think overpriced but it was on the 6 nations Rugby weekend this weekend. Paid 217 pounds ROOM ONLY FOR 3 nights for 2 people through booking.com

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: $54 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the lively theatre district of Edinburgh with the old town just minutes away, the Cairn Edinburgh has recently undergone a complete refurbishment to high standard. The hotel offers fantastic accommodation suited for leisure and corporate guests alike easily accessible by rail with the Edinburgh Waverley station only a 10 minute walk away ... more   less 
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