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Reviewed April 6, 2012

A very funky hotel a short walk to the grassmarket area. Ultra modern rooms that are large and bright. But a little to warm for our liking. Breakfast was OK, but dining area small. (be early).

Very helpful staff. All of Edinburgh major attractions are within walking distance. By the end of our weekend we were a lot fitter than the start.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Beachfreaks
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

My partner and I stayed 3 nights here in Edinburgh and everything was lovely. The staff went out of their way to assist and always greeted you every day. The rooms were comfortable and roomy and very good value for the price. Great location in the new Q1 area right near The Meadows and 5 minute walk to the Royal Mile. We will not think twice about coming back here again!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank LozandJosh
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

The location is pretty good - the hotel is on a no through road - so you don't have lots of traffic noise.

However, this is an up and coming area in relatively close proximity to the university, so there can be a bit of pedestrian traffic on occasion (which can be noisy).

It takes about 10 mins to walk into the centre of town - but for those with dogs, one of the ideal things is that it is only about a minutes walk to a really big park (easiest route, turn left out of front door, when you get to the end of the hotel, turn left and head for the footpath with the railings on the right hand side, go past Peters Yard shop - then Peters Yard coffee shop and then turn left - voila!)

Room: we had 102 - large room with kitchen area (microwave, dishwasher, sink, fridge), sitting area (settee and seperate chair) and bed plus around the corner, a shower room (no bath). Two issues with the room only - if you lean up in bed, the mattress parts company with the headboard (yes, we did report this and yes, they do know about the problem!) and secondly, there's no extraction out of the bathroom, so you can already see where water has dripped down the paint work..................no a problem now but in a years time, I can see they will need to repaint!

Breakfast: small breakfast area which rapidly fills - to be honest, you don't really choose this hotel for the breakfast, it's quick and easy but not fine cuisine by any stretch of the imagination!

Parking is underground £12.80 per day and relatively convenient - Sainsbury's local is very near (turn right out of the hotel, turn right on the footpath at the top and go past the next building and its on your right) so you can stock up with milk, wine, beer etc.

Room Tip: Room 102 is on a corner, so you get a (frosted) window to the outside on the bathroom - remember to keep the windows closed at night and let the air con keep you the correct temperature as people wandering by can be noisy
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roodeberglodge
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Loved this property. I stayed here with 2 cousins for a 2-day vacation. The cab from where the airport bus dropped us in the hear of the city to the hotel took about 4 minutes ($6US). Upon arrival, the staff immediately greeted us and checked us in early. Our room was nice and clean and bigger than I expected. They had a huge TV and the bathroom had two sinks. There was a nice kitchen space though we did not do any cooking. We all slept like logs in the 12+ pillows on each bed. They had an iPod docking station and a very large desk, and a super comfy sofa.

We "utilized" the market pantry after our 10pm ghost tour. They have Oreos and beer (and other things).

This property has the BEST Residence Inn breakfast I have ever had in my life (I have probably stayed at 30 Residence Inns). Eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast, fruit, several juices, coffee, tea, etc. all while sitting in a super modern breakfast area. I liked that the breakfast stayed out until the very last minute. One partygoer in our room barely made it and enjoyed the same breakfast we had a hour and a half before her.

The staff is young, polite, and was able to tell us where to eat/drink/listen to music. This hotel is super close to campus. If you stay here, you MUST eat at Mum's Comfort Food (ask for Sandy) and have the cider (apple; if they are out, strawberry). We walked every where from here and there are great pubs down the street.

I cannot wait to get back here on our next trip to europe. I can see both my 24-year-old brother and my 80-year-old grandmother staying here and equally enjoying it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

This is the first Residence Inn in the UK and, as such, is a welcome addition. The Residence Inn concept is very flexible and is great when travelling on holiday or for an extended business stay. The hotel is only about 6 months old so the fixtures and fittings are in good condition (although I did reattach a loose cupboard door). The position of the hotel is good for visiting most of the sites of the city with just a short walk to the centre. If you are visiting the University it is ideal as there were students everywhere around us! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. One major downside - we were lucky in that we had perfect weather with warm sunny days that made it seem like the middle of June rather than late March. However, this highlighted a major weakness. The hotel has no air conditioning on the bedroom levels. The corridor was extremely hot and we had to keep the window open all night to keep our room comfortable. Once the temperatures get any higher - if they ever do - then this would be unbearable.

Room Tip: Make sure you have opening windows - top floor has sliding doors and a small verandah.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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