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All reviewsroyal terraceno liftcalton hillfull scottish breakfastprinces streetrecommend this hoteldouble bedsmall hotelwaverley stationroom was clean and comfortablequiet streetcentral locationhaggisroyal milethe heart of the citylocation is excellentpleasant stay
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Reviewed April 30, 2008

Rooms were ugly and out-dated. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, and the bathroom was very basic. The breakfast was quite acceptable, but we found that the overall quality was insufficient to justify the rather steep price and the very inconvenient location.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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4  Thank Nathalie21
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

a group of nine of us have stayed at the hotel for one night and found it to be a very pleasant stay. The rooms had plenty space and were clean and tidy. staff were very friendly, helpful and gave great advice. The food we had was of a good standard. The htel is in a great location and was excellent for the price we paid. Don't be put off by out of date old comments, hotel has new owners.

Stayed: March 2008
Thank ConsettJojo
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Reviewed February 5, 2008

Before booking our 2 night stay at this hotel, I read most of the other reviews posted here. Nevetheless, I went ahead and booked the room anyway because the price was good.

Having worked in a 2 star hotel, I can definitely conclude that the Greenside Hotel is really not much better than that.

The manager that was on duty upon our check-in, was really friendly and helpful as this had been our first visit to Edinburgh. He even gave us advice in where to find a good dinner and suggested we visit the Ocean Terminal the next day.

This is a very old building ( I think it dates back to the 1800's?) and there is indeed no lift, but that is to be expected. We only booked a double room, but got an enormous family sized room with a double and 2 single beds. The space was lovely, but the decor is probably as old as the building. The bed was comfortable enough, but I didn't like the bedlinen, I prefer a duvet as opposed to a blanket and sheet. I felt the cleanliness of the room could definitely have been better - old soap stains on the shelf in the bathroom and coffee table was filthy. The bowl in which the tea/coffee things were, hasn't been washed in a while.

The full English/Scottish breakfast they served was quite tasty. My boyfriend would've liked 2 eggs instead of just one. Serving breakfast so early (between 8 & 9) isn't really convenient from a guest's point of view. If you're on holiday, you don't want to up that early. We only had breakfast once.

Having free wifi in the room was an added bonus, but I did not appreciate the cleaning lady barging into the room without knocking at 10 in the morning. Had she done so a few seconds earlier, she would've caught me in my birthday suit. On the morning after our first night, they removed one set of towels and left us with only one other set to share. I would've preferred keeping both sets until our departure.

The best thing the Greenside Hotel has going for it, is the location. They really are located centrally and you don't have to walk far to find a multitude of restaurants, shops and even a cinema and theatre. A short bus ride away will even get you to a place where you can play Bingo.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank firefly337
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Reviewed January 24, 2008

Led a trip in 2007 with a party of 32 school children, staying for five days. Great location and very friendly husband and wife management team who couldn't have been more helpful. The children and 4 accompanying adults really enjoyed their stay. We've booked again for 2008.

Stayed: April 2007
Thank theotherfoot
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Reviewed November 13, 2007

Very quiet and nice room overlooking the gardens. Very friendly. Nice traditonial building. Very clean.

Stayed: November 2007
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