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Kildonan Lodge Hotel
Ranked #10 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 September 2009

My traveling partner and I loved this hotel. We arrived early and Gosia greeted us with a smile and got us into our room within minutes. We never saw anything other than a smile on anyone's face who worked there.

Our room was quite large with twin beds and a great bathroom. The furnishings were quite luxurious and comfortable.

We were made to feel quite welcome and were given all info necessary to make our stay pleasant and successful.

We were able to use a computer to access our email and any request we made was answered promptly. They also have a large car park which, for those of you driving, will understand the importance of.

Breakfast was another treat. Served in a lovely room with multiple bay windows the food was cooked to order along with any continental portion you chose and was excellent.

Sean and all the others in the place deserve a huge THANK YOU for their treatment of us during our stay.

I would not stay anywhere else if I go back and will recommend it to everyone I know.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

My wife and I had used the hotel a year ago and were very impressed by the exceptional service, the comfort of the room and the hotel in general and the quality of the breakfasts. So I booked 5 rooms for my family for the weekend to attend my daughter's wedding. When the manager found out that it was a wedding party, nothing was too much trouble. She made sure that my daughter was allocated the biggest room to accommodate the bride and bridesmaids dresses and had appropriate furniture for the hairdresser and make-up artist. They also did all that they could to help the photographer. Incidentally the hotel provides a number of good photo opportunities. The hotel manager also provided complementary champagne (not supermarket fizz), chocolates and a card for my daughter. The hotel undoubtedly made a major contribution to a wonderful weekend. Based on two visits it is clear that quality of service is absolutely their top priority.

We chose Mathew's restaurant at the hotel for a large family meal the evening before the wedding. We have visited Edinburgh many times and eaten at some of the best restaurants in town. None were better than Mathew's.

The hotel is ideally located for visitors to Edinburgh that arrive by car. We left the cars in the hotel's good size car park during the visit. There are plenty of buses that pass the hotel going to the city centre. Alternatively, it is a 20-25 minute walk to the Old Town, Royal Mile etc.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

Received a warm welcome on arrival, and was given a good introduction to the hotel, and shown to room. Room was clean and in good order. The hotel is a bit out of the centre of Edinburgh, but there's a good bus service and taxis to/from the centre aren't expensive.

Breakfast was good, with very attentive staff.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

On arrival at the hotel we were greeted buy Sean, who was pleasant and helpful, showing us around, handing us a card with bus times on, explained how the bus was the best option for travelling into town, and explaining the honesty bar system. Overall first impressions were good, the entrance hall was lovely and the lounge area looks cosy, this is where the honesty bar is located. Basically you fill in a sheet to say what you have had and it gets added to your bill, a good system.
On first sight our room looked lovely, it was only when we sat in it we realised it did not smell very nice! It appeared to be damp we could smell and the decorative cushions on the bed also did not smell pleasant. The bed appeared to be really large until we saw it was actuually two beds pushed together.
The en suite bathroom needs upgrading some of the fittings had been replaced leaving marks on the tiles, the tiled floor was slippy continuously, as it never dried due to the bathroom being so cold. The towels were thin and tired looking and the bath tap was crooked.The shower curtain was dirty along the bottom.
The compilmentary sherry and shortbread was a nice touch .
Breakfast was ok, plenty of it, we never ate in Mathews restaurant in the evening. Would recommend Wedgewood in town to eat in.
Easy to park, large car park at rear.
Basically did not spoil our visit to Edinburgh but did nothing to enhance it either, would not recommend this hotel to friends/ family simply because of the room we had maybe rooms on higher floors are better.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2009

We had a very pleasant stay. Room was large and clean - complimentary sherry was a nice touch. Bed was large and very comfortable. Jacuzzi bath was nice although somewhat noisy.
Staff very welcoming and extremely helpful.
The hotel is away from the noisy centre but only about 5-10 minutes on the bus which passes right outside the hotel.
Breakfast ok, freshly cooked to order but didn't take very long.
Quite pricey for a hotel of it's size and facilities but considering the hotel prices during the festival are high it was a good find.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank pandapaws04
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Additional Information about Kildonan Lodge Hotel

Address: 27 Craigmillar Park | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#15 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: €75 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kildonan Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kildonan Lodge is an elegant Victorian 4* small hotel located close to Edinburgh city centre, only 1.5 miles from Princes St with frequent bus services opposite the hotel. It offers individually designed ensuite bedrooms, free wireless internet access, private car parking, full Scottish breakfasts, Mathew's Restaurant, honesty bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romantic four poster beds and spa baths are also available to compliment any special occasion. ... more   less 
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