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Bed is always a welcome after 37 hrs of travel.
Edinburgh is always a joy to return to . After breakfast we went out walking , and as usual it was raining . The castle was getting ready for the tattoo . Lots of tourist (I don't consider myself as a tourist) mostly short people with umberellas just at my eye height . The tourist seem to …
Had a busy day and walked for miles!
First of all, looking for the Elephant house cafe where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter. Finally found it and had breaky of toast and jam. Haven't had a decent coffee since we left home - it's really bad!
Then did the castle - it's enormous. Had lunch there - Scotch Broth and a sneaky whiskey. Did plenty …
Edinburgh – What a
load of **** comparing Dunedin to Edinburgh. It's nothing like it.
What a great city … plenty to see, lots of history and great
weather ( well the first day was sunny and warm ) . Did the hop on
hop off bus thing for the 3 days we were here. Edinburgh castle was
pretty impressive – …
... for sure. The only problem is they are a bit difficult to understand sometimes, especially the ones with thick accents.
When I arrived by bus very early in the morning a few days ago it was pouring rain and there was a blistering wind, but thankfully that died down. The previous two days have turned out to be pretty "sunny" and blue, even though the cold remains. Today was pretty miserable again, but I took a fantastic trip to Stirling that made up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
I stayed at the Edinburgh Ibis in September 2004 and found it to be of high standard for a very reasonable price and in an AMAZING location right on the royal mile. Highly recommended.
This hotel is very convenient, easy walk to the Royal Mile. Rooms were OK....smelled smoky, but this is Europe and all hotels smell that way. I would go back again just for the awesome location and good price. Service was good, no frills, not luxury, but a very good value for the money. We were there for Hogmany (forgive the spelling) and it was so much fun!!
This is a perfect location for a short break in Edinburgh...just moments from the Royal Mile. Reasonably priced secure parking is available close by. Although we had a good size room, the standard of cleaning was poor and on one day the room was not cleaned at all. If they can sort out the housekeeping problems this would be rated 5!.
Thank God for the Ibis
I was so happy to find the Ibis on short notice, after checking out of the awful Kingsview guesthouse on Gilmore street. The Ibis did not charge us an insane rate which was especially surprising considering we did not have reservations and just walked in to pay the rack rate. The hotel rooms are small but the location more than makes up for it. You are right on the royal mile which is the best place to be in Edinburgh. The Ibis is very clean with nice size closets and also a roomy bathroom, suprising for Europe. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for clean, comfortable, friendly hotel chain.
Excellent value for money, and the location is unbeatable (a few minutes walk to the Castle, just off the Royal Mile).
The staff are friendly and efficient, and the rooms - although quite basic - very light and well designed.
Because of where the hotel is, it can be a little noisy, but we didn't find that a problem.
Great location! great value for money!
The hotel was in an amazing location! You really couldnt ask for a better situation! We walked everywhere and didnt get a cab or bus once [except for the airport]. The people there went out of their way to please us- they were friendly and made the stay pleasant [thanks Andrea!] the room is small, but for that price it is amazing! It was perfect for what we needed! I would recommend this to everyone!
Great Location but let down by a few basics
The hotel didn't do themselves any favours. We made tea on the first day we were there, which wasn't replaced. The second night we to drinks to the room but the glasses weren't removed by the maid the next day and the coffee mugs weren't cleaned either. As we were about to leave we found a sock under the bed from some previous resident! I know these are just little things but should be sorted as a matter of course in anywhere you pay to stay. Could do better!However, the location was great. It is with in walking distance of all the major attractions and for the price I would stay there again.For location I'd give this hotel 5/5 but for service etc would give it 3/5
It could be worse...
Location, location, location. Hotel Ibis is situated on the main tourist center of the city. Just a couple of walk and you're already on the Royal Mile which is really great.
Problem -- during our visit, a baby peed on the carpet right infront of the elevator. Nobody cleaned it so it smelled all day long. The bathroom floor was not clean. I was in and out of the hotel the whole day and also until the early morning. No one was checking if I actually stay there or not. They just let me in.
You Can't Go Wrong!
My daughter and I recently spent three nights at the Ibis in Edinburgh. We had chosen it from the other review on this site and were not dissapointed. The location was so awsome! Right in the middle of the Royal Mile! The staff went out of their way to change our room when I had not reserved a non smoking room. The price was really good. The only draw backs, the breakfast was not included and a bit pricey.. but there is a "Chocolate Soup" next door where they have a light breakfast for far less than the hotel offered. Also, there was a bit of a mix up in the room exchange, and I lost a night gown that, hard as they tried, the staff could not locate, I guess the maid has a beautiful barely used pink nightie! But all in all, I would stay there again for the money, you can't go wrong!
Ibis was very conveniently located and wonderfully
close to the middle of the Royal Mile. We read about it in a Rick Steves book and decided to try it.
His books are great,by the way. Clean room and a shower that was Great (although small). Room
overlooked Hunter Square and was Terrific .
Prices were very good also. Staff was great and even got us some ICE!!(We almost had to arm-
wrestle the Hotel in Birmingham for ice). Absolute
best deal for the money . We did all our own trip
planning and were by ourselves . Not nearly as bad as I had thought it would be. Wife Alyse and I loved the Ibis (And she is hard to please.)