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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked to stay here for two nights for NYE. When we turned up the hotel was a complete building site, the door was blocked off by bags of plaster and in the entrance to the hotel there was a dishwasher. From the outside the hotel rooms have no curtains and it's clear that it's not open. We got to...

Thank Katy C
Gardonne, France
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed a couple of nights in March but had to move since the fire alarm system did not work and occupancy not allowed. Hotels.com did not manage to find alternative in central Edinburgh but owner helped me find room in nearby B&B. Nice hotel, nice staff but obviously something is not quite right.

Thank Oystein F
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

we arrived to find the hotel boarded up and lights off. We phoned Hotels.com to help us find other accomodation. 3 hours later still nothing - no call back, no other options and 5 days later no money back. we were about to find a basement floor of a bar to sleep on when a late BB was found on...

Thank ClareO15
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Location is out of the central area by about 2kms, but it is just down the road from Leith and harbour area. There is a bus service that runs right past the accommodation. No off street parking and parking is quite difficult. Their advert says "free parking", but that means there is no charge when parking on street. The room...

Thank slippery2016
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Please note this hotel is a scam. I had arranged on 7th September for accommodation for 1 night on a work trip. The cutoff time is 8pm. I arrived at 7:30pm to find a very irate australian who had been waiting since 7pm for some-one to let him in. There was no-one in reception. It was a building site. The...

5Thank glenugie2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I'm not sure if this will be allowed as we didn't stay at this property. We are very close neighbours to Capital Residence and have now had to deal with guests stopping us in the street asking for help a number of times now. It's consistently the same problem; they cannot gain access to the hotel after booking. On one...

2Thank Catwoman1964
Indian Harbor Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We reserved a room at this place through the internet. As some others mentioned, the reports looked fairly good. This is the first ever review that I have made with such a low rating. First, the two caretakers were nice enough and helpful in explaining the problems encountered but never-the-less the problems still existed. The building and the rooms were...

2Thank Frank C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

When I booked this hotel some time ago, the reviews were generally positive. I had another look just before we were due to stay and it appears that standards may have slipped a bit recently. So I was a bit concerned about what we might encounter. Fortunately, we didn't experience any of the significant issues that other guests have encountered...

1Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were booked to stay in this hotel on the 19th August 2016 which incidentally was pre booked and paid for some 8 months in advance, 3 days prior we received a confirmation email asking us to confirm our arrival time, just as we were about to set off on our 300 mile drive we received an email to say...

2Thank Bob R
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

No sign of the promised slippers or garden view. Boutique feel of hotel left a lot to be desired. We got placed in the basement room with view out to front yard - this could have been pretty but had been left to go tatty - needs some whitewash, hanging baskets, etc. People in the street could easily look down...

3Thank Annmarie P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, this boutique bed and breakfast is placed 1 mile from Princes Street and 1 mile from Edinburgh's popular shore area. Built in 1850, Capital Residence is a Grade B listed town house. An iPod dock, safe and a selection of teas, coffee and sweet treats are featured in every room. Sleek bathrooms all have luxury toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, a hairdryer and GHD hair straighteners. Guests can choose from a range of breakfast options including freshly made full Scottish breakfasts and Scottish smoked salmon. For evening dining, there are restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk. Set 0.5 miles from Edinburgh’s New Town, the building still displays many of its original features. Capital Residence is just over a mile from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Edinburgh’s dockside area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Capital Residence

Address: 27 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: €32 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Capital Residence Hotel Edinburgh
Capital Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Away from street frontage.”
 of 5 bubbles slippery2016, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles 514FrankC, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The hotel doesn't have a lift, so ask for a ground floor room if you don't want to do stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles LesleyT579, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is the best room - back of house, therefore quiet, and probably the largest room for the same price.”
 of 5 bubbles 331annmariep, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 family room was spacious and lovely overlooking the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles Helenj00, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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