Stay Central Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStay Central Hotel Edinburgh
Newly renovated, great modern rooms in a 1700 pub. Just sorting out some cliches with plumbing and internet though. Awesome location on Cowgate just next to the Royal Mile.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh
Had a great time--loved it!
I thought it was charming and the service was excellent when I visited in November 2004! The location was fantastic and it was NOT that loud...sure there is merriment on the weekends, but that should be expected for a centrally-located, in-demand hotel! Loved it--thank you!
I have to disagree with some of the reviews on here. I am just back from a fabulous weekend in Edinburgh and found the Tailor Hall brilliant!
The rooms are not huge, but ours was immaculately clean and the bed was really comfy. We were in room 105 which overlooks the courtyard but it wasn't all that noisy especially with the window closed. The staff were friendly and its great having the pub on your doorstep for a drink before setting off further afield!
Location wise, it is fantastic. A short walk from the Royal Mile and from the Grassmarket (some great pubs etc)
I would recommend this hotel, although it is probably more suited to younger people. I would definitley go back..and probably will.
Other review guest are wrong
I have just returned from a weekend at this Hotel.
There were 7 of us on my daughters Hen party and 6 of them are travel agents for a top staffordshire travel company and we all dissagree with the all the other reviews, we could not fault this hotel in anyway it was clean , freindly , and good location.when we arrived in the rooms 1 of them the lights did not work but with in 1/2 hr of reporting it , it was fixed , yes the music in the bar down stairs was loud but it stopped at 1.00 am which when you are on holiday you dont mind anyway, So to all staff keep up the good work
Avoid at all costs
We stayed at the hotel for two nights during the 2004 Festival. Paying £145 per night for the room, you don't expect to find hair in the bed, in the sink and bath, other peoples used shower gel sachets in the bathroom, a filthy floor, no curtains and a courtyard full of stag and hen parties every night until it closes at 3am. In the mornings, breakfast is served in the nightclub and you literally have to peel your feet from the floor each step you take.
Outside the hotel, you have to walk through the courtyard to the street, wading through a cocktail of broken glass, cigarette butts and vomit.
If this is the only hotel left in the city, wait until next year and book somewhere else.
If you like beer and not sleep then this is the hotel for you!
The staff are great, the room i stayed in was very poor - over looking the courtyard. The noise was rediculous - the bar closed at 3am but the clearing up and other nosies lasted until 6am! No air conditioning mean't you have to have your windowns open. Unless you are going to be completly legless and don't care about noise i would stay in a Travel Lodge! The room was cramped but clean, the bathroom didn't have a extractor fan so everything got damp when having a shower -oh......and the water was yellow! But apart from all that the staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. The 3 sisters pub is great. I suggest you visit the pub and stay somewhere else. Sorry to be negative but it's the truth! And finally - Edinburgh is a fantastic city.
Funky but Fun
Once you get inside Tailors Hall you will be dissappointed with the decor. This place is not posh. It's pretty thrashed looking- everything looks old and dirty. The rooms are funky, just a step above a dorm really, pretty grungy. The bedding and bathroom were clean, but our second bed was a rickety cot with where you could actually feel individual springs in the mattress. On the plus side it is in a great location, we walked to everything and nightlife is in the building. Our room was just down the hall from the entrance to the upper bar. The scene is insane on the weekends-a bit cheesy with Stag and Hen parties abounding, but really interesting if you are American. The courtyard is packed in the afternoons with football watchers, do not try and take an afternoon nap at this time-you will be awakened by the roaring of the crowds. Then they all seem to stay for a few pints. Definitely for the younger crowd.
Nicely refurbished. Good location.
We stayed at this hotel in November and quite liked the place. It was in a good location close to the Royal Mile. Our room was clean and nicely decorated with up-to-date furnishings. The beds were very comfortable.
It did get a bit noisy at night, but this is a problem you encounter in almost any city centre. My tip to those people complaining about the noise is "Don't stay above a pub in a capital city! Go to the Isle of Mull or somewhere like that if you want peace and quiet" Having said that I did get very cross at the half naked man who locked himself out of his room at 3am then spent ages trying to wake his partner to let him in again, but only succeeded in waking the rest of the guests. Anyway that's not the hotel's fault.
The breakfasts were substantial full-Scottish-help-yourself-to-as-much-as-you-like jobs. Very good too.
The staff were helpful and friendly. If only the weather had been as pleasant, but yes, I know your tip is "If you want nice weather in November go to the Canary Islands". Well yes, but Edinburgh is a great place to visit despite the rain and we enjoyed our stay.
"just a wee bit nasty"
The room was a bit undesirable starting with the hairs in the sheets that were not mine! We found old dirty water in the tea pot, and the ceiling was buldging from an old leak!! The bed, very uncomfortable-- for the price of the room, new beds would be a great idea.
The breakfast was pretty good, but the smell of bleach from cleaning the "breakfast area/disco at night" was a bit overbearing!! At least bleach was used!
The staff were very nice, but it still sucked to stay in this hotel----don't waste your time!!!!
A Good Choice for the Younger Traveller
I have to disagree with the "Do Not Bother" Review of the Tailor's Hall hotel. I went to the hotel escorting a group of American students and had some concerns because of the review. Certainly the hotel is built around a very busy pub, and if you are above the pub you probably would have noise problems. However, I was on one of the wings and I found it quiet. The room was clean and modern and my bathroom was immaculate, with a bath and a good shower. I found the staff helpful and in terms of location the hotel is hard to beat- two minutes from the centre of the Royal Mile. A full Scottish breakfast is provided. I would reccommend this hotel, particularly to the younger traveller.
DO NOT BOTHER
From the outside the hotel looks nice but inside was a different story.
Not the most expensive hotel we've been in but it certainly wasn't cheap either. The rooms are very basic, the beds are awful, decor left a lot to be desired,and the bathroom was grotty to say the least. Our room was directly above the Three Sister's pub, trying to get to sleep was a nightmare. The walls are paper thin and the rooms would benefit from triple glazing....Next morning we left to have a walk around Edinburgh and had to tip toe through the broken glass on the forecourt, oh yes not only is the pub loud everyone goes outside to drink.....
Only consider staying here if you are 20 something. We are not geriatric by any means and like to have a drink and socialise but we would certainly steer clear of this hotel.....never again.
TripAdvisor Reviews Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh
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... lunch stop. This was home to William Wordsworth a famous poet- I am told.
Our last stop was just inside the Scotland border at Gretna. This was a popular stop for young people to elope when you had to be 21 to marry in England
Arrived at the hotel around 5:30pm.
After a short break we headed out for dinner at a quaint little Italian place for pizza.
On our way home stopped at a local pub- The Queens Arms. Had a very nice 12 yr old single malt whiskey called Dalmore 12.