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“Jane C. 2013” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nira Caledonia

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Nira Caledonia
Ranked #15 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
“Jane C. 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed at Nira Caledoinia in July 2013, the rooms are stylish, a bit small, but acceptable, the staff were friendly and helpful. We were there in a heatwave, whilst I dont expect air conditioning, I thought there should be at least a fan in the room, as it was stifling hot and didnt sleep well, although the bed was very comfortable. We had dinner one night in the grill bar, it was delicious and modestly priced. The downfall was that there was no outside area, to sit and drink, as we went with two other couples, there was only the bar to meet up, and it was exceptionally hot in there. The location of the hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was petite but had everything we needed. It was nicely decorated and furnished. We had an evening meal at the hotel which was excellent and the service was superb. The only thing that let the experience down was breakfast. Although the food was good, the service was very slow.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Booked 2 night break deal well in advance and got good price. Nice central location. Easy to walk to the castle, shops and all main sights of Edinburgh. We had a Petite Double room which was very small but well decorated and good quality bed, bedding and furnishings. Shower room was very nicely and freshly decorated - very stylish but also very compact with nowhere to hand towels.
This is a very high class hotel and we would be very happy to choose this again if visiting Edinburgh. The staff were very helpful, friendly and keen to help and food was good quality and quantity.
There are a few little things which did not go well and for a small hotel this didn't make sense. The staff, while very pleasant and helpful seemed to be forgetful. We were asked whether we wanted sparkling or still water, we said still but were provided sparkling. When we phoned reception to change this they were very happy to do so but then forgot and eventually we had to go down to reception to get it ourselves. During breakfast and dinner, again the staff were very attentive and keen to please but seemed a little disorganised and forgetful. On our second night we told reception that we would need to leave before 6am the following morning and asked whether it would be possible have a light breakfast and were told that would be fine and that they would inform the morning staff to expect us. We came down in the morning approx 5.45am and the breakfast cereal and fruit was being set. The gentleman on duty very kindly made us tea and toast as well but he had not been told to expect us.
I've mentioned these just as a note to management where the hotel can make improvement but none of this spoiled our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel. We arrived about 1pm and were told our room wouldn't be ready until 2. Our documents didn't give a check in time however we were fine with the check in time and decided to park our car and walk into the centre only to find that there is no 'on street' parking in the area for over 2 hours. The hotel website does ot make tis clear and advertises 'on street' parking which is ok if you go at the weekend as there is o time limits. As a result of the 2 hour limit, aans we were booked in flr 2 nights, we needed to drive to the other side of the of the city centre to park n a ng stay at park then get a taxi back. On our arrival our room still wasn't ready so we sat in the bar area where Moray offered us complimentary refreshments.

On arriving at our room, in No 8.. The reception is in No 6 and there is a private residence between the 2, we found our room to be quite small however very well appointed with everything we needed... Lovely room. We quickly unpacked then went out for the day.

Up for breakfast and it wa only at tis point that we oticed ow dusty the room was, clearly loking loke it had ot been cleaned proor to our arrival. quite thick dust on the phone, cavinets and mirror. on our way t breakfast we met the head pf pusekeeping and politley asked tha our room be disted only to be told that it had beedone and the dist colects quickly as the windows are old and dont close properly.... really....

Breakfast on both mornings was great, plenty of choice and a well cooked, and presented full breakfast with fresh tea and coffee.

On our return to our rom on the second day, parts of the room had been dusted but the mirror and table lamps hadn't been touched. Also, the bed hasn't been made up, only the duvet thrown back and the cushions had been removed from the room.... Not what you would normally expect from a 5 star hotel.

Our deal included a 3 course evening meal however we decided not to st at the hotel as the choice was bland.. Soup, chicken and ice cream although they did give you the opportunity to order from the Al a Carte menu and pay the difference.. We decided to eat in one of the many great restaurants nearby.

Overall this is a lovely hotel and Moray was great however it really lets itself down wit the pause keeping side of things.

I would stay again but wouldn't only if we clad get a deal again.. I wouldn't pay the full price as think there a ther hotels in the area for similar prices which offer a higher standard of room, service and cleanliness.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I decided to stay at Nira Caledonia because I join the Small Luxury Hotels , but this one is clearly below that standard.
The place is nice and out of the crowded part Edinburg. My disappointment started at the reception. it looks like a Guest House, with a table close to the street, carpet was dirt..... I was sent to 4th floor (really very high....) but no one offered me to help with my luggage. When we went down for breakfast , we had to have all with us, not go back to the Kilimanjaro again. At least a small elevator for the bags would help.
If they give one those high rooms, you better be in good shape.....
I stayed in other SLH during my trip and it was clearly above Nira Caledonia

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I travelled to Edinburgh recently and had a 1 night stay at the Nira Caledonia. The room we selected was an executive room and really lovely! Very large, beautifully appointed and very, very comfortable! The hotel itself is a bit chopped up ... some of the guest rooms are in another townhouse two doors down from the main part of the hotel which was fine in the summer time but could be a bit awkward during the winter months. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and only wish we had more than the one night's stay. We would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Yeovil
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My partner and I took advantage of an online deal to stay at the Nira Caledonia and we are so glad we did.
Our room was beautiful with champagne and roses on the bed we felt truly spoilt. The shower room was really sleek and modern. The staff were fantastic and so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they are a real credit to the hotel. We definitely want to come back. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Nira Caledonia
Address: 6 - 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EF, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nira Caledonia 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nira Caledonia is surrounded by the cobbled streets and Georgian elegance of New Town, a short stroll from Princes Street, Nira Caledonia is a central yet peaceful Edinburgh retreat. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you'll find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. Each of our sumptuous rooms and suites is unique, with its own opulent character. Many have vast floor-to-ceiling sash windows, others open out onto a private garden and some feature a relaxing Jacuzzi. All have new ultra-comfortable beds and pillows of goose feather and down. As a protected Grade A building we don't have a lift, but our porters are always on hand and we offer 24-hour room service. The cuisine at our restaurant is natural, fresh and often organic, with ingredients farmed, caught, raised or bred in Scotland and with over 25 Scotch whiskey blends and single malts, our bar also focuses on local flavours. With a friendly touch - and a touch of theatre - we welcome independent-minded travellers who prefer to go their own way. Come our way. ... more   less 
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