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“Motel One .... No.1 .... Just about!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Ranked #55 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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11 reviews
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“Motel One .... No.1 .... Just about!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant location ... Right next to Waverley Station.
Rooms very clean, check in excellent, cannot comment on brekky as not keen on continental brekky.
The only thing that let this hotel down was air condition very poor..... But saying that I must have lost a few pounds in sweat.
I did say to the reception on check out so hopefully they will sort this out.
Good value for money hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Stayed here after the Open - during the Open stayed at an apartment on the Royal Mile. While the room was small, everything was very nice and clean. I don't know when they opened or renovated, but the place looks brand new. The location and price absolutely can't be beat - you are in Old Town right next to Waverly train station. Plus, you don't have the all-night noise associated with a location directly on the Royal Mile (we certainly had that in the apartment). Would highly recommend for the budget conscious traveler.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Partner and I stayed here for one night to see concert up at the castle. Very modern feel to place despite the old fashioned architecture. We loved it. room was quite different from the usual. Contrary to previous reviews the air con in room was working. Thank heavens as it was 28 degrees. Staff were excellent and the location is superb. Breakfast was Continental so no traditional Scottish fry up. Excellent idea of individual duvets on the double bed. Its the only hotel that I have ever had to cross a glass bridge to get to my room! the only drawback is the complicated route needed to get to our room. Up elevator, down corridors, down steps, cross bridge, more turns. Hmmm. When returning we would look for this hotel first due to its location.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights in July. To begin with positives, the location is tremendous. You are literally across the street from Waverly Train Station, and the drop off of shuttle buses to the airport. A few hundred steps up a fairly steep hill, and you are on the Royal Mile. Just down the hill, is Princes Street. The reception staff are friendly and helpful. The décor of the Motel has been well described as "minimalist"-this is meant in a good way. Our room was on the 6th floor inside- meaning our window was a view of the very small courtyard, and three sides showing other rooms. Our room was spotless. It was cleaned daily. There was no bathtub, but the shower was more than adequate. There was no telephone in the room. Television had access to all British channels, and several German channels. Now, for what might be our only real quibbles. We were fortunate to enjoy sunny and warm Edinburgh temperatures, but, as others have pointed out, the air conditioning was not working, so it made our sleeping at night slightly uncomfortable due to the heat. The wi- fi was free, but painfully slow. This became an issue as we relied on our email for communication. However, considering the price, location, and cleanliness, we would recommend this Motel for an Edinburgh vacation.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

I happened upon Motel One while wandering around and enjoying Edinburgh. I went inside to check it out and was thrilled that the price really suited my budget and that they had availability. It had a great vibe and appealing style so I ended up staying here my last 2 nights in Edinburgh. Was incredible value for an ideal location - steps away from Waverley Station and just off the Royal Mile. Rooms were clean, modern, quiet and very comfortable - great showers! I was there when it was very hot so only issues I had were with the room being hotter than I would like and initial wifi problems the second night I stayed there. As someone else mentions though - staff are aware of these two concern and working on improvements. Staff were really great - they care if you have a problem and seem like they are happy to be working there! Especially the bar staff - they were so friendly, helpful and informative - really added to the quality of my stay here. I have to highlight Kieran Rose for not only being an excellent bartender, but also a wonderful ambassador for the hotel and for Edinburgh. I highly recommend staying here. Hopefully I will return to Scotland and Motel One Edinburgh-Royal will definitely be part of my itinerary.

Room Tip: The two nights I stayed there were a few days apart as I went on a trip to the Highlands in-between...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Address: 18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel One Edinburgh-Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has prime position in the hub of the city, on bustling Market Street, a stone’s throw from the Waverley Railway Station and the Royal Mile, close to the shopping strip, main attractions, businesses, and popular nightlife.Based on the concept "Great design for little money" the Motel One brand offers high standards of service and great design for budget conscious guests in city centre locations. ... more   less 
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