Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

10 - 18 Windsor St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5JR, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $98.00
 

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We 'Haggis' a good time in Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by ashnbrieurope on Jul 14, 2014

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Edinburgh, to us, was one of those places that, while you are wandering it's cobbled streets and picture perfect parks, you consider what your life would be if you lived here. I mean seriously consider it! Now I will note that we did visit in the middle of summer and still got rained on but it really was a pleasant place to be.
We rolled in …

UK to Scotland

A travel blog entry by sarahandrich

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... t take us long to find the shop and as luck had it there was also a hardware store near it where we went and bought some chain and padlocks. After being out of pocket 45 pound we set off to Tynemouth Priory and Castle which is a civil war stronghold to world war look out post and gun battery. It was a beautiful old ruin in a quite old but picturesque town that had some awesome scenery. We then had a little look around the shops and carried on to another town to do some food shopping. ...

First day in Scotland!

A travel blog entry by lillysch

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We finally arrived in Scotland after flying from Charleston to Atlanta to Amsterdam to Edinburgh. It was a long flight and I am almost used to the time change. When we arrived in the Edinburgh airport, we met our tour guide, Matt, who had a very cool mustache that curls a bit at the end. Everyone here has neat Scottish accents and I also heard some bagpipes playing today! Matt ...

Fort William and Glen Nevis

A travel blog entry by debrahuntley

... she would have snapped an arm the way she fell), however she came up laughing. I have been thinking it is a bit odd that there has been so little wildlife, just that group of reindeer a few days ago. Hardly even any birds. I have really enjoyed the walks, must do this again. The al fresco picnic lunches have also been good, lovely raspberries and cheese and bread. On ...

Being Mom

A travel blog entry by britanne

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... You can climb 287 steps to the top to overlook the city. Of course you had to pay, so we decided not to climb the steps. Then we went back to the old city and walked the street of the Royal Mile. Some parts of the street are still cobble stone, so you could get a better since of what the city looked like hundreds of years ago. The stadium they have for their military looks like the Harry Potter quidditch stadium. Then ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, is near Calton Hill, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, and Brass Rubbing Centre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCairn Hotel Edinburgh

    Reviewed by ashnbrieurope

    Breakfast Delight

    Reviewed Jul 14, 2014
    by (8 reviews) Geelong , Australia Flag of Australia

    This hotel was beautiful. The breakfast is phenomenal with waffles and a large variety of spread. Well worth the money. Staff were wonderful and helpful too.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jonathan-bright

    Value for money

    Reviewed Oct 29, 2011
    by (3 reviews) , Greece Flag of Greece

    Convenient location, close to the centre. Had to spend our first night there as there was no availability at the hotel we had booked for the 2 following days, but it was ok for the money. No problem to leave our bags locked at a designated place, after checking out for a few hours. The Indian restaurant on the basement was very good, too.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

    No better in July

    from

    Everyone in our tour group all had major problems with this hotel. They are STILL refurbishing and the whole front of the hotel is covered with scaffolding which may be holding the place up! It was grubby and I could not open the window since it was nailed shut. My bed was OK but others said they had really bad beds. Breakfast was in a dingy basement room. This whole Cairn chain seems to have problems.

    Don't do it

    from

    Arrived at the hotel to find our booking had been messed up the receptionist tried to make out that this was our fault, not a great welcome or start.

    Auweia

    from

    Hallo liebe Reisende,

    das Cairn Hotel war mit Abstand die widerlichste und ekligste Unterkunft in den 2 Wochen Urlaub.

    Igitt. In den Betten waren noch Haare der/des Vorgänger/s. Das Bad war nur nach Versprühen einer ganzen Flasche Desinfektionssrays zu betreten, gescheige denn hier auch nur was zu berühren.

    Die langen muffigen, stinkigen Flure/Korridore waren auch "etwas" verwirrend. Ganz zu schweigen von der Horde besoffener Engländer, die dafür sorgten, dass man erst garnicht an die Rezeption herankam. Bäähhh...

    I will return, but not in this life.

    from

    Arrived Friday 2.30 pm. Reception quite friendly. Warren like corridors to the musty smelling lower levels. Late November and no heating switched on in the small damp grubby room.Freezing. Turned on radiator in room and heating started working. No heating in en-suite. Turned on radiator, not working. Inform reception who sent someone to sort it. Nothing wrong with it, the boiler must be off. Two hours later, no heating, inform reception, nothing done. Sme again after another two hours. Almost froze to death in shower. Ask reception for extra blankets. Sorry the hotel is full and you can only have one. (One blanket for twin beds??)Complained to manager, and later by letter to Cairn, and was more or less told I was a liar.Wrote again but have had no reply.

    Hated it nightmare

    from

    i travelled with 60 other people as my primary 7 school trip i was 11 at the time we all though the hotel was terrible their was 3 of us per room my and 2 of my best friends were lucky cauz we had the back door room 107 or 108 bottom floor so we could go outsid ethe shower wouldnt go off it was a really maky hotel we were half board i would of rather not eaten the food was so bad hardly any of the phones worked 2 of our others friends were next door so quite often they climbed out of their window and came into our room i hated the hotel very enjoyable trip spoiled by a hidously horrible hotel

    Nice friendly staff

    from

    i found this hotel to be clean and comfortable, the staff were very helpful and friendly, excellent value for money

    There are no words to describe it

    from

    Two words......JUST. DON'T.

    Basic, clean and friendly

    from

    Stayed at the Cairn for a weekend during the Edinburgh Festival. Location is great - short walk to everything and lots of restaurants very nearby.

    Hotel is old, basic, but our room was clean - although on the lower ground level so no view - and not much light either!

    Staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was okay too.

    Overall a cheap and cheerful base to stay in this fantastic city.

    The worst of the worst

    from

    without a doubt the worst hotel of our trip - totally disappointed - to find our room was like going through a maze of long corridors and many doors - rooms were dirty and small - i would best describe this hotel as a dump and would not reccomend it at all

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good