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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

3 nights here. Very good location next to Caldon hill green area with outstanding city views. Not on a busy street and rooms in rear have full views of the green area. Very good breakfast staff. Very large room #9 with 15' ceilings but the windows don't open for fresh air so it can get a bit stuffy. Cost is... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We drove up to Edinburgh thinking as it was September we would get a room easy. Not so we booked this Hotel at the information centre near the railway station. After a long search. We found this hotel and were able to park outside. The guy on the reception told us we had got the last room. He showed us... More 

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Blackpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This Hotel is in a good place for getting anywhere in Edinburgh beautiful old terrace houses take time to walk round the whole of the terrace plenty of bus stops near by to take you anywhere and walking distance to train station and town. Room was massive but a little tired and dated Owners were very nice and helpful breakfast... More 

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Thank Quinn1902
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

In that room there is no fan and it looks like cottage rooms.we couldnt sleep whole night.receptionist man said no help.we informed before that we wil late check in due to highland experience tour which ends at 7pm .no air n room was exhausted.

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AbbeyHT, Manager at Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review.However can i firstly say no rooms have fans.We are 3 star metro and we do not have to supply fans in room.But if you had asked we could have giving you one.The heating wasn`t on and we can`t help it if for once edinburgh decided to have a heat wave..and that doesn`t happen often You where... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Booked here at short notice. After receiving key I went down to room. WoW is the word for how disgusting the bedding was there was stains all over it, plus I had to kill 5 bluebottles before checking rest of room. Never again will I come here. I am glad that they wanted a cash transaction in the morning as... More 

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AbbeyHT, Manager at Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review..but we are a bit confused as why you stayed if it was bad. We wash all bedding in house and if you thought it wasn`t clean all you had to do is say and we would have gladly changed it for you. As for blue bottles...that also confuses us as we have never seen one... More 

Granada
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Pros : Compact & Clean Room, Good Bed, Quiet, Good Location, Good Basic Breakfast, Coffee / Tea Making Facility, friendly and helpful staff. Cons : WiFi speed too low to Skype but that could be own Mac Pro 'reaction' at this location but had no problems later from other Networks ( Cloud, 02, Apple Store, Princes St. ).

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Positive points: central position, only 10 minutes walk to the heart of the city; restaurants and a Tesco nearby, very friendly staff, good wifi, clean and large room, and breakfast with continental (little option) or cooked on demand versions (I liked their porridge). And staff, I want to tell it twice! Negative points: No elevator, the triple room has a... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice little hotel, very conveniently located, close to sights. Very friendly staff, great breakfast. Clean, nice rooms, coffee maker in room. Easy to find parking on the street just in front of the hotel. Would definitely recommend friends to stay here!

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Medway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A charming hotel within walking distance of Edinburgh City centre, Waverley Station, City Sightseeing Tours, restaurants etc but be warned Edinburgh is built on a hill which needs to be negotiated. There are, however, bus stops at the end of the road. The hotel itself is a Georgian Town House built around 1820 and doesn't have the convenience of a... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is relatively close/within walking distance to the Edinburgh bus station, Rabbie's meeting point and the North Bridge/Princes Street. It is up a small hill, so careful with your luggage! There are several restaurants nearby, as well as a Tesco express. The room was spacious and clean. From my point of... More 

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in an elegant tree-lined terrace, overlooking the Firth of Forth, is the Abbey Hotel (formerly Greenside Hotel). Designed by the renowned architect William Playfair as a family town house for a wealthy merchant, this is an traditional Georgian building, built in 1820, with many of fine original features still in place. ***NEWLY REFURBISHED RECEPTION & PUBLIC AREAS****PLEASE NOTE RECEPTION IS NOT OPEN 24hrs.*Latest Check-In Time is 10:30PM - Should you have an unscheduled travel delay please call the Hotel to arrange a later check-in.The hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, being a 10 minute walk from the bustling cosmopolitan heart of the City.Only 10 minutes to Princes Street and Ocean Terminal for the Royal Yacht Brittania. Close to Playhouse Theatre (5 minutes walk), Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street (with it's famous gardens and views of Edinburgh Castle).Access to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre, the Airport and motorway networks is very convenient, and Waverley train and St Andrew Square bus station are close by. Our welcoming en-suite rooms offer the discerning traveller all the comforts expected, including Freeview Digital colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and telephone.****Free Wi-Fi (Internet access is available in all bedrooms), also lap-top hire if required********Snacks available within the hotel, upon request*********Local Golf can be arranged*****Most of the hotel's refurbished rooms (new soft furnishings include DUVETS on guest beds, although blankets also provided, if preferred) provide wonderful views over Royal Terrace gardens and out to the Firth of Forth, or the tranquility of our own private gardens to the rear.Edinburgh has all that the visitor could wish for. With many fine art galleries, museums and theatres, a cultural presence is never far away. History is reflected in the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Castle, all contrasting with the elegant terraces of the 'new town'.As a base for touring, Edinburgh is unbeatable.There is a wide variety of local shopping facilities, including Harvey Nichols, restaurants and bars. Just a few minute's walk from the Omni Centre which boasts a Warner Village Cinema , bars, restaurants, nightclub and comedy venue. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbey Hotel

Address: 9 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: €52 - €198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Greenside Hotel Edinburgh
Abbey Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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