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“Nice but a tad noisy”
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The Place
Ranked #111 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice but a tad noisy”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Neat, clean and well located being just a 5 minute walk from the city centre. The room was small but well laid out with a good view over the rooftops to the Firth. There is no lift so if stairs are a problem some help might be needed with bags if on one of the upper floors. The only negative thing was the noise levels on two nights from the bar on the ground floor- this was intrusive and went on until 2am. The management have said that are looking into a door to dampen noise from the bar. Some extra noise suppression on the room doors might not go astray either.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Foodieandhiker,
Thank you for your review. We are waiting for the installation of the door to our lounge, which will eliminate noise from the lounges travelling to some of the rooms. The door is being custom made, but we hope it will be in place within a couple of weeks.
I hope to welcome you back next time you are in Edinburgh.
Stephen
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed over Easter in a standard room, Hotel is well appointed and clean and staff are attentive.
Having previously worked in Edinburgh for 10 years staying in most of the City centre hotels it was good to try a new one.
Therefore the following comments are small details to make the Hotel excellent and these relate to the standard rooms:-
1. Edinburgh's weather means the majority of time you need large coats,a coat hanger on the back of the door would create space, hanging clothes in the wardrobe left no space to put coats.
2. Having a roof window, a written guide is needed in the room for the multiple operation (window, blind etc) remote, the remote is not very intuitive
3. Towel Rail in the bathroom, the ledge is too narrow to place damp towels and the hook will only take one set of towels
The Hotel is a well placed for the theatres, bars and shops and deserves to succeed, will definitely stay again

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
DFJF,
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and feedback.
Regarding your points:
1. We are looking at options to add extra storage in some of our rooms and I like your idea of adding a hook to the back of the door – simple, but effective.
2. Our in room compendium will shortly be available through the TV’s in the rooms, which will contain instructions on how to operate the remotes. In the meantime our guest services team are happy to assist.
Thanks again and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Stephen
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Ards
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stayed here this Easter after trawling through the Internet for somewhere reasonable to stay. This jumped out as a bit funky, different from the humdrum.

The room was a tad poky however down in what was probably a former basement with a dormer window which has a mind of it's own when trying to open and close the electronic blind.

There was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing in the middle of the night in our corridor, (staff quarters maybe ?) however nothing overly bothersome.

Overall I would definitely recommend The Place as it is scrupulously clean, quirkily decorated, handy to the centre and staff are of a pleasant disposition.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for your reveiw.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I'm pleased to inform you that we were able to repair the "temprimental" blind in your room.
Haste ye back,
Regards,
Stephen
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights on our honeymoon and the friendly staff and great room made this a really great experience. We were given a MASSIVE room which was great fun and the cocktails in the bar and the breakfasts were both really great. Only downside was the room was a little hot but to be fair we never asked about getting it turned down and it didn't spoil our stay. Hoping to be back for the festival. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katie J
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Katie J,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and indeed your Hoeymoon.
The team and I hope to welcome you back soon.
Regards,
Stephen
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Good quality room and public areas. Very helpful staff. Well placed to explore central Edinburgh.
Only downside is no waiting outside as it is a bus lane.

Room Tip: A lot of stairs to higher rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Essexman_9
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Essexman_9
Thank you for your feedback. We work hard to ensure the service is friendly, relaxed and professional at all times and it’s really pleasing to see so many reviewers comment so positively. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Edinburgh.
Regards,
Stephen

READERS THINKING OF TRAVELLING BY CAR: As with any city centre Hotel, loading/unloading can be difficult depending on the time of day. If you are unsure as to the best way to check in arriving by car, please call us and we will be happy to discuss the options with you. We also have a private car park with spaces available for advanced bookings, which can be made on our website, via e-mail or by telephone.
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Cumbernauld
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Stayed in Edinburgh for a couple of days at The Place Hotel on York Place.
We arrived by train 3 hours before check in, but decide to go straight to the hotel, to ask if they could look after our case, until we came back later for check in. We were very pleased, when asked if we did not mind waiting five minutes our room would be ready for us, which it was. Our room was on the top floor, 3 floors up, as there is no lift, our case was carried up for us, the room was as we expected for the price we paid ( £144 for two nights ) was small, but well laid out, lovely view, nice ensuite, facilities such as tea making facilities, large screen tv, iron etc as well as wifi. The hotel has a lovely lounge bar area, staff are very attentive to your needs, nothing is a problem for them, if you need advice on going somewhere in Edinburgh, just ask.
The Hotel itself is centrally located, that princes street etc, are within walking distance. If you need to travel further afield there is plenty of public transport on the doorstep.
All in all, a great hotel which we will definitely return to.

Room Tip: Choose a less expensive room on the top floor (third level ), if you are able to do the stairs.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stephen M, Manager at The Place, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Dear robbo2,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed yourself so much and look forward to seeing you on your next stay.
Regards,
Stephen
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Used the hotel as the venue for my wife's 40th Birthday Party and had a fantastic time! The hotel staff were great and really helped make sure that everything went without a hitch. We had several friends travelling through to Edinburgh for the celebration and they all loved the rooms. We stayed in one of the amazing suites at the hotel........must be the biggest hotel room and the biggest bed I have ever seen with great views across the City and over the Forth. I simply could not fault The Place and would recommend to anyone looking for a special place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank John K
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Neil E, General Manager at The Place, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Dear reviewer

many thanks indeed for your feedback on your Wifes' birthday event.
I am delighted that Stephen and the Team were able to look after you and your guests to such a level with the food, service and accommodation.
Thrilled to know that you will be back and hope that is sooner rather than later.
Best wishes for the rest of the year and beyond.

Neil
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Property: The Place
Address: 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#64 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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Located close to the Playhouse Theatre and the city’s fashionable shopping district, The Place is perfect for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh, a romantic weekend or an escape from the stresses of corporate life. ... more   less 
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