We stayed here for one night for my husband's birthday. We chose the hotel firstly because of its location and secondly because of the excellent reviews it had received on Tripadvisor. The location is excellent - easy walking distance to many of the major attractions and well served by local buses which stop outside (it is also very near to the bus station). Our room was on the second floor - there was no lift and no porter so we were glad we were travelling light! The room was very clean, large and spacious and but very bland - no comfy chairs - just a cafe style round table with cafe style (very modern chairs). The bed was enormous and comfy. The lighting was very modern - a huge central light and red (!) strip lighting behind the bed. The wall lights next to the mirror would have been useful but only one worked. The bathroom was tiny, such a shame as it would have been very easy to make it larger. There was no bath, just a walk in shower and nowhere to put your soap or shampoo whilst you were in the shower. Also the shower had a fixed head so it would be difficult to use without getting your hair wet - no shower caps were provided. The biggest problem we had was the noise - the hotel is situated on one of the main thoroughfares through Edinburgh - a dual carriageway - the traffic was heavy and continued all night, frequently supplemented by emergency vehicle sirens and the shouting of late night revellers (and this was a Monday!). Aparently because the building is listed no double glazing can be installed. On the plus side, the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was superb - a wide selection of produce from a buffet - fruit, cereal, yogurt, cheese, cooked meats, continental pastries, etc. - supplemented by freshly cooked to order goodies - my husband had kippers with poached eggs which looked and tasted delicious. I would stay again but only if I could have a room at the back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located close to the Playhouse Theatre and the city’s fashionable shopping district, The Place is perfect for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh, a romantic weekend or an escape from the stresses of corporate life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Place Edinburgh, Scotland