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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Ranked #55 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Efficient checkin. All the staff we came across were friendly. The room was small but functional as well as being very clean. Bathroom had an amazing shower. Ok basic breakfast. Totally value for money. Would stay again for a short visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is agreat hotel in an amazing location - right next to the Waverley station, shopping district and old town, it makes all the locations seem very close. The hotel itself is modern, very clean and pleasant. haven't tried teh breakfast, so can not comment on that. It would be very nice if they could add a soap in the bathroom. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank daisy111
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Motel One hotel in Edinburgh is situated next to Waverly station and the Airlink busstop. It's hard to think of a more convenient location, especially for a short stay like I made.
The hotel looks trendy en the rooms are efficient. The staf is friendly, but the hotel is a maze. Do not expect more than a good night sleep. But if that's what you're looking for this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Paid £10 extra to get a view on a high floor when we checked in.
I thought this was worth it.
Staff were all excellent and nothing was a trouble.
Wish we had time for the breakfast as there was a good selection on offer and it is reasonably priced considering your location.
The entire hotel is spotless as far as I could tell.
Beds are on the firm side but suited us.
Very good wine selection available for when we we decided we needed a nightcap.
Location is excellent for either airport bus links or Edinburgh Waverley.
Tour buses also depart from within 100m.
With all this transport activity I heard very little noise in my room.
Mind you it was December and the window was firmly closed.
For a short break or even longer I would not hesitate to book a motel-one again based on my experiences at this hotel.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I can't really say enough good about this hotel because it met all of our requirements and more. Firstly, it's not a 4 or 5 star hotel and isn't priced or advertised as such, so all we hoped for was a comfortable but basic room. We definitely got that and, contrary to some reviews I read when booking, there were 3 plug sockets plus one euro socket, lots of mirrors and the air-con type temperature controls worked as we wished and went up and down as required. The bathroom was fab with a really powerful, roomy shower and the bedroom was also perfectly sizeable. Yes,it didn't have wardrobes but there was plenty of open-plan storage space. We had paid a tenner extra for a room with a view but, given the low for Edinburgh at Hogmanay price we had paid, still weren't expecting much. What we got was a 4th floor room with a panoramic view out over Princes St, the gardens and the markets. It was almost as good a view as we had had on our last stay in the city, which was in the much pricier Fraser Suites. I loved it and there were two chairs to sit and enjoy it from. Staff were very friendly indeed and we were even able to check in a few hours early when we'd only turned up expecting to stash our cases. The reception area looks brilliant and the only reason we didn't eat there was because there are so many other places to try in Edinburgh. But yes, suffice to say I loved this place. If you are on a bit of a budget and understand that this is a very good Continental-style hotel and not a luxury one, you would struggle to do better. The location is fantastic and I couldn't fault it.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank eg82
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Location is perfect for Hogmanay celebrations literally New Year's Eve events are on the doorstep. Waverley station is 2mins walk with 20% discount on parking for hotel guests (ensure you get ticket validated at hotel reception).

Hotel is well finished internally which does the external architecture justice - importantly rooms, bedding and bathrooms are clean.

We never ate in the hotel so can not pass comment on the food. However with the variety of cafés, restaurants and pubs locally it would be a shame for any tourist to eat in the hotel for breakfast, lunch or dinner (No offence to the hotel).

The reception staff were friendly and welcoming as you would expect. The bar staff however we welcoming, friendly and were 'great craic' as we say in Belfast. Adam, Jamie and Kieran recommended the best time to venture into the street party and kept the night going for hotel guests when we got back after midnight. Price for drinks in the hotel aren't extortionate either so definitely worth a visit when staying over or passing by.

Motel One thank you for a great New Years in Edinburgh.

Chelle and Paul. Belfast.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a short stay in Edinburgh before taking a Rabbie's tour to the Isle of Skye in early October. The weather was unseasonably warm, and as a result, our stay at Motel One was less than comfortable.

The entrance to the lobby wasn't marked well and looked the the entrance to the hotel restaurant, so we passed it the first time. We checked in, and went up to our room on the 7th floor. We were immediately struck with how warm it was in our room, guessing it was probably 83 degrees F.

The decor was very stylish, and though our room was small, if it had a decent cooling system, it would have been a nice stay. There are no phones in the rooms, which made it less than convenient to ask for any help with cooling our room. I understand the intent to keep costs down, but having at least one phone on the floor would have been helpful.

We opened the window to our room, and turned on what we believed to be the cooling system, which was a type of fan system. On our way out of the hotel, we asked for an oscillating fan at the front desk, but there was not one available. Though we were offered a different room, we opted to stay where we were after a long day of travel and knowing we had an early morning. A fan would have been an easy solution.

We expected more of our stay at Motel One because of the reviews here, but sadly, our own experience fell short due to warmer than average weather, however, the location was very good. Maybe a stay later in the season would be more comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Address: 18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $89 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel One Edinburgh-Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has prime position in the hub of the city, on bustling Market Street, a stone’s throw from the Waverley Railway Station and the Royal Mile, close to the shopping strip, main attractions, businesses, and popular nightlife.Based on the concept "Great design for little money" the Motel One brand offers high standards of service and great design for budget conscious guests in city centre locations. ... more   less 
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