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“Quiet setting but far from center if Edinburgh”

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The Salisbury Hotel
Ranked #87 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Shawnee, Kansas
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“Quiet setting but far from center if Edinburgh”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The hotel is on a quiet residential street but not convenient to Old Town and major tourist sites. Unless you like walking over a mile to reach center of town and the trip back at night is uphill might consider a different hotel. We ended up taking taxis which were 7£...not alot but factor into cost. Room was fine with updated bath. Breakfast was continental buffet; eggs and warm items available for additional charge. The in-hotel cafe restaurant was nice and very convenient for late day food or drinks. Wifi was supposedly available but did not reach to our room on lower level. Front desk staff was helpful and if need taxi to airport will arrange driver for set price that is lower than typical taxi rate. On a short trip I would suggest hotel near city center

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Me & my partner visit several hotels on a monthly basis in various parts of Scotland. We decided to go to Edinburgh, enjoy a nice meal, few drinks & most of all stay in a stunning, clean, comfortable & friendly hotel. Hotels are a big luxury to us and like to spend a little more than average on it. We found our perfect getaway hotel.... The Salisbury Hotel.

This hotel is stunning from minute you arrive at the door. Grand appearances and the stylish decor makes this a home to home experience.
once me & my partner had checked in we where escorted to our room by the friendly & chatty Front of House staff member.

The room in one word was 'GORGEOUS' to say the least. It was huge, clean, had everything imaginable to have within a hotel (iPod docking station & minifridge) these rooms could simply not have any more home comforts added to make the Salisbury Hotel better.

Parking is great also. It's free. Especially within Edinburgh this is a luxury itself. Regardless of whether it's double parking or not. This should not put anyone off as the staff cater for you by moving your car and notifying immediately.

Mr & Mrs Woods should be proud of this Hotel and Staff as it is a Hotel which caters and thinks of guests and only the guests matter. Unlike other hotels were they just want your money. Would recommend anyone to stay here and will be certainly returning very soon.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Scotland
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Just back from a short stay at The Salisbury Hotel. Good location with buses into the city centre just a short walk. The room we were allocated was a good size with comfortable bed and had been nicely decorated. However a new toilet roll holder in the bathroom would not go amiss. Also the waste bin in the bathroom needed a good clean and some paint work touched up. To be fair we did not mention those points at reception as we did not spend much time in the room. Only minor issues but disappointing for a 4 star. Breakfast was acceptable. Would stay again mainly due to the free parking.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Its cozy and feels at home ,rooms are quite close to each other a little noise there is knock on the door and that too only talks within 3 people i had that expeirnce, location is good the street is full of restaurants , well who want to have a loud conversation and be with friends then this not for you.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Friendly staff. We had some issues regarding room fittings and noise, the Front Office Manager, Adam, was very quick and efficient in rectifying the issues.

The reason we have given The Sailisbury Hotel, Edinburgh an average rating is because the interior of the hotel and the rooms could do with a bit of regular maintenance. Paint is peeling from the very ornate ceiling on one side of the interior. Water marks and cracks are evident on the ceiling of the other side. The fittings in the rooms could do with adjustment, especially toilet seats and toilet roll holders. The sash window in our room could not be opened because it was stuck due to excess paint.

Although we understand these are very old buildings, the interior could be decorated with sensitivity to the period. Cracks, peeling paint, chipped paint, stuck windows, water marks and loose fittings are indications of lack of maintenance. These do not add to the value of the property nor to the general ambience of the hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed at The Salisbury Hotel whilst attending a conference at the McIntyre Centre, and it was very convenient, a few minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and very close to the university. Small hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are comfortable. Good wifi access. Good gym and the Commonwealth pool are just over the road. The restaurant is French bistro style and excellent. Fully recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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MrandMrsWoods, Manager at The Salisbury Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your great review of the Salisbury Hotel.

The Hotel is in an excellent location for guests looking for quick and easy access to the City Centre, Edinburgh University, the Pollock Halls or the John McIntyre Conference Centre. Located in the quiet residential suburb of Newington, the Hotel offers a peaceful and quiet retreat in which to relax. At the end of the road is the Commonwealth Swimming pool, offering those guests who like to workout great facilities to do so.

The Salisbury is proud to house Café Cassis; an independently run French-style bistro. Serving an excellent menu created from locally sourced produce, the bistro’s knowledgeable and friendly staff will ensure you have a dining experience to remember.

Thank you once again for your review and recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back to Edinburgh on your next visit.
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I normally go to large hotels so was unsure about staying here . But I am so pleased we did . Room was clean large and had a nice bathroom .
On arrival had a nice welcome the staff are nice and friendly but not to in your face .
Breakfast was also very nice .
Hope we can get booked in next time .
Excellent !!

  • Stayed September 2013
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MrandMrsWoods, Manager at The Salisbury Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review of the Salisbury Hotel.

We are always very happy to learn a guest has had a wonderful stay with us. The Hotel is located in the quiet residential suburb of Newington in the South Side of the City. A mere 20-minute stroll from the centre of town, the Hotel is far enough out so guests can relax in peace and quiet, but close enough so that they can gain quick and easy access to the attractions on offer.

Our friendly and helpful staff are on hand to make sure that our guests have everything that they need. No request is too big or too small; from restaurant reservations to tour information to recommendations for things to see and do, all you need do is ask.

All of our rooms offer guests a comfy, clean and tranquil environment for our guests to relax in. An excellent Continental Breakfast Buffet is inclusive of all our rates, but Cooked Breakfast items are also available to guests for a small additional charge.

Thank you once again for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Edinburgh on your next visit.
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Property: The Salisbury Hotel
Address: 43-45 Salisbury Road | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#55 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Salisbury Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salisbury Hotel is a restored Georgian Townhouse quietly located amidst walled gardens yet central for all main tourist attractions & the main bus route; 18 luxuriously appointed rooms, with i-pod docks, wi-fi, plasma tv, and en suite power-showers. Single, ground-floor, 4-poster, family and garden facing rooms available. Cafe Cassis provides excellent quality Scottish- French cuisine and the lounge area offers a selection of wines, beers and whiskies in relaxed surroundings. Expect contemporary style, period surroundings and great service. Private parking. ... more   less 
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