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“Perfect for a Short Break in Edinburg”
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Halcyon Hotel
Ranked #132 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The Halcyon House is in a great location for exploring Edinburg but also allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets and the Royal Mail - yet you are still within easy walking distance of all the main attractions of the city centre.
Easy to find and in such a nice part of Edinburg, the traditional building is comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated. I had a single room - which was compact but still had everything I needed, including a view of one very little pretty garden at the rear of the house.
Family run, the two owners are perhaps some of the nicest, friendliest and most accommodating hosts I have had the pleasure to deal with - they were so interested in my stay and couldn't have done more to make sure I had a great time - the breakfast was delicious and very filling!
The Halcyon Hotel is excellent value for money and highly recommended for a short break in Edinburg.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We visited late November and on arrival a staff member informed us of the on street parking. As it was a Friday we only had to pay for the afternoon as weekends are free! We were pleasantly surprised by this as had expected to pay more for our parking in a central location. We were also offered by the staff member that she could feed our meter. This welcome made us aware at the start of our trip that we were not going to be disappointed.
We were given the key to our room, which consisted of twin beds, a queen bed in a separate area which had an archway through from the bedroom, and on suite facilities.
The room was warm and spotlessly clean. It had added touches such as a chocolate each on the mantle piece and nice vases with ornamental grasses. There was also tea making facilities in our room.
Additionally there was a very comfortable, large, lounge with plenty of coffee and teas to help ourselves to.
We met our hosts in the morning at breakfast. Patricia cooked us fresh full breakfasts made to suit our tastes and Mathew served us in the dining room. They were both very friendly people who obviously loved their work as the atmosphere they created was wonderful.
We found our experience more than we could have hoped for as we had booked late and for an inexpensive price.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed at the Halcyon on Saturday after a recommendation from a friend. I wanted a centrally located budget friendly place and that is what I got. My room was very comfortable, spotlessy clean and well equiped.

The staff were helpful and friendly and were happy to help with tourist information etc...

If you want somewhere that is not going to break the bank but is a step above a 'budget' B&B/hotel this is the place for you.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a single room and struggle with stairs make sure you don't get number 16...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Advertised with ample parking, there is no parking except pay and display no return within 4 hours! So each morning we had to get up at 8am to move the car and put a new ticket on. The room was nice but beds very uncomfortable, the springs had gone. The guy said that we could come down for brekkie anytime between 8-9am, which meant no lie in- wouldn't of minded but the food was very bland and raw tomatoes and microwaved mushrooms and eggs with reheated bacon and sausage and no black pudding. We would of opted for a premier inn as you always know what you're going to get but decided to take a risk due mainly to the 'ample' parking. £190 for two nights is about right for city centre hotel but the halcyon left a lot to be desired. If your looking for an overpriced b&b this is the one to go for.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I was struggling to find a room at short notice and booked this with muted expectations. I can fault it solely on the peculiarly ineffective shower head mount but the service was exemplary. Beautiful period property in leafy surroundings.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

What a fantastic hotel. Patricia and Matthew made me feel so welcome that I didn't want to leave. I stayed at the Halycon for a week while my son was settling in to Edinburgh university for his study abroad semester. It was very conveniently located, close to Princes street, the buses and train station. My room was always clean and most comfortable. My highlight was Patricia's amazing full English breakfasts - to die for!!! and the cherry on the top was Matthews amazing sense of humour....... I highly recommend the Halycon Hotel. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Choose a room that is on the first floor if possible
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Good quality hotel for visiting the playhouse and shopping. Rooms very clean,plenty of towels. There was 5 ladies in one room with ensuite, three single beds and one double bed. Room was spacious, beds comfy and extra blankets in wardrobe, but the duvets were warm enough. Plenty of coffee & tea within the room. Breakfast was very pleasant, cereal, fruits and full Scottish breakfast. The manager arranged a taxi for us to take us to our restaurant - angels with bagpipes (highly recommended) and to the station and the taxi arrived within 5 minutes - excellent service.

Room Tip: If you have problem with stairs , maybe not hotel for you as we were on 2nd floor and a lot of stair...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #132 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: $95 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Halcyon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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