I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights as a short break with a friend. The day before I arrived, I received an email from one of the reception staff to check my booking details were correct, asking what time I was arriving and with detailed information on how to travel to and find the hotel. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and this is the first time this has ever happened so I was impressed from the start.
We caught the Airlink bus from the airport, which was £6 return and great value for money. Get off at the Castle Street stop, turn left and the hotel is about a 2 minute walk. The entrance is between New Look and Starbucks and the reception desk is on the second floor (via one of two lifts). We were greeted by a lovely friendly man - indeed, all the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Our room was on the third floor and the lifts to the rooms can only be accessed by swiping your key card as they're separate to the ones in the lobby.
Our room was clean and quite roomy, with a double and a single bed. The bathroom had a full bath and a big vanity unit, and was spotless. There wasn't much in the way of wardrobe space but that wasn't an issue as we were only staying a short time. There was a full length mirror in the room (which I always appreciate) and the best mirror ever for applying make up, with lights down the sides. I want one of those at home! It's also one of the quietest hotels I've ever stayed in. I'm a light sleeper when away from home and I didn't hear a soul.
I refuse to pay for wifi but this hotel's rates were the most reasonable of anywhere I've seen (apart from where it's free!) You get 30 minutes per day for free, and you can stop and start during the day until your 30 minutes are used up (rather than having to use it all at once) but it's £3 per day after that.
Princes Street is one long shopping street, overlooking Princes Street Gardens which was lovely to visit and to sit in the sunshine. A short walk around the corner is Rose Street, where there are lots of pubs and restaurants. I had the best pub cod and chips I think I've ever had at The Kenilworth. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to Waverley Station and this is where the hop on/hop off tourist buses depart from.
In summary, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As its name suggests, Premier Inn Hotel Edinburgh Central (Princes Street) is situated on one of the most famous streets in Scotland, if not the world. All the delights of Princes Street are literally on your doorstep, while all the heritage and landmarks of Edinburgh are just a few minutes away. Stroll along pedestrianised Princes St to enjoy top name brands on one side, and one top notch view of the park on the other. Walk the Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle, a destination steeped in history. Step out in style if you're coming to enjoy Hogmanay or the Edinburgh Festival. Then turn your feet homeward and come back to great food at our restaurant and a lovely comfy bed. ... more less
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- Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) Hotel Scotland