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TravelPod Member ReviewsHalcyon Hotel Edinburgh
clean and comfortable, good staff.
No TV in the rooms and the front road is very noisy due to it being a cobblestone road.
don't stay here if you are driving, there no parking without have to feed a parking meter every 4 hours.
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