I stayed here for one night before transferring to the Novotel nearby. However... having stayed in the Novotel, I would have preferred to have stayed here.
Plus points: This Premier Inn was quiet, clean, had very friendly staff, free wi-fi for 30 minutes a day (then comparatively cheap after that). The restaurant felt cosy, breakfast was good and bar prices were reasonable. Room cost was £20/night cheaper than the Novotel.
The Edinburgh park rail station just over the road takes you into the centre of Edinburgh in under 10 minutes for £2.40 return, or there are 2-3 buses that run to the nearby shopping centre and/or into the town centre. Airport bus drops you 5-minutes walk away, for a quarter of the taxi price.
Minus points: The automatic check-in machines for after hours use (which I didn't use) and very tiny receipts (easy for business folk to misplace!). Breakfast, though fine, was nothing special - I would have expected a few Scottish items (e.g potato scones, "square slice" sausage, etc). No extras - e.g. the Novatel along the road has a swimming pool and sauna.
Bottom line: if I have to stay in this area again for business, I will probably book into the Premier Inn. Swimming pools are fun, but on business trips I just want peace and quiet, internet access (preferably free!) and good travel to/from the hotel. This hotel has all that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern Hotel located in a fantastic location. Only 10 minutes to Edinburgh Airport & 10 minutes to City Centre on a train, from train station which is located 50yds from the Hotel.There is an integral hotel restaurant, thyme which opens daily from 6-10om for dinner, & there is also a Costa Coffee store within the hotel.Although we do not have leisure facilities, we have a local gym that offers a great price for our guests to use their facilities, which includes a modern gym, gym classes & saunas for all to use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) Hotel Scotland