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Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

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Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel is set in an iconic location overlooking Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle and just 5 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring tourist attractions and the shopping district. Each of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV, high-speed WiFi, hairdryer, and tea and coffee facilities. Upgrades available to rooms with castle views or a balcony view, looking towards Edinburgh old town.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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311Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Excellent location. On Main Street. Across from station with great views of old town and castle. A bit old fashioned and would benefit from significant upgrade. Central areas very nice. Restaurant and bar good. Food very acceptable. A good stay.
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Stayed on Fri 22 Feb. We had upgraded to a Superior room and it was well worth it. The staff at check in were great, friendly and efficient. The room was well equipped, clean and we had a balcony with a fabulous view of the Castle, various monuments and Princes Street. We
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Response from James F, General Manager at Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you sincerely for this wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us we look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Edinburgh. Kind regards, James Fraser General Manager
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Just back from a surprise overnight gift. Check in was fast and staff friendly when we got to our room it was very disappointing as the rooms are very worn and dated and furnishings scratched and carpet quite worn but we had a good view of Main Street all be very noisy. Dinner
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Room average. 2 single beds were ample. Basic room with free toiletries. TV and tea and coffee. Hair dryer and iron in room. More than average bar area serving till late night. Location fabulous as central to everything. Went to dungeon where actors played out witchcraft and
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Response from James F, General Manager at Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. We certainly hope to look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards, James Fraser General Manager
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I've stayed in a lot of hotels in Edinburgh for work and had reasonable hopes for the Mecure. The front of the hotel is very polished, nice decor, polite receptionist etc. All that changed when i got to the room. Decor reminiscent of a cheap motel from a movie, the mattress
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Response from James F, General Manager at Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I was very disappointed to read that your room did not meet your expectations. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Kind regards, James Fraser General Manager
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Does the rooms have air conditioner ?
No. But our room in December was so hot, kept me awake, so goodness knows what it would be like in the summer.
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Sorry I didn't drive to Edinburgh, I took the train. It was cheaper in the long run. The hotel should be able to tell you if they can offer a discount rate for parking. Have a great visit.
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So sorry, only just seen this, we parked in a Qpark which was about ten min walk away.. you get half price from the hotel.
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Are Privilege rooms at rear of hotel. I’ve booked one and feel I’ve made a mistake.
Our room was overlooking Princess SDt. perfect view!
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as you have what looks like a nice restaurant are jackets/collared shirts preferred in the evening
I don’t think jackets and ties are required at this restaurant. Casual would be fine
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"Ask for an updated room if they have one"
"we had a room at the rear with no view, but on the plus side it was lovely and quiet"
"Pay a bit extra for a premier room, worth it. Not sure if rooms at the back might be quieter - they won’t have the view."
"Room with Castle view is a bonus "
"Ask for a room overlooking princes street"
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ramada hotel edinburghramada hotel mount royalramada edinburghedinburgh ramada
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghPrinces Street and Gardens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
158
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