Ten Hill Place Hotel
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Drove up to Edinburgh for the weekend to watch the All Blacks play Scotland.
Left Friday evening at around 6pm which was a big mistake - traffic was terrible (crawled about 20 miles in the first hour).All in all a cool road trip though; our first big outing will our newly acquired car (set us back only £800 but insurance is costing £1300 a year, what a scam!)
Arrived very late then crashed at our backpackers. Next day ...
... gets her first 'Hot Toddy' which has become her new drink of choice. Next stop the Grassmarket for abit of souvenir/present shopping before we headed down to Grayfrairs Cemetery and Bobby statue. For those in the unknown Bobby was a little terrier that stuck by his masters grave for 14 years until he died as well guarding it. Now there is a monument outside the graveyard, the graveyard itself is famous for being haunted.
To be continued...
... absolutely been worth all of the effort. I've seen some wonderful sights and met some fantastic people. The cyclists who have joined me have been excellent fun to cycle with, and the welcome at each branch has been phenomenal - so much better than I ever expected. The event seems to have created a great camaraderie, and we've all had such a good time along the way. I've been delighted to get to know so many people within the company who I ...
... can only be patient for so long. He can't really see the point of it all, but is trying really hard to put up with it. I have told him that he must be patient if he wants to shop and it is working reasonably well.
We arrived in Edinburgh in the afternoon, and I was really impressed. It surpassed all of my expectations. It is a lovely city, with Edinburgh Castle perched high up on a rock and so many historic buildings and interesting old streets abounding. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ten Hill Place Hotel Edinburgh
Trendy and Modern
my boyfirend and i stayed in this hotel for a weekend theatre break. after i read reviews and visited the hotel website i decided to go ahead and book the room for which i got a really good deal for.
upon finding the hotel, which is only a two minute taxi ride from waverley station, i could not belive how modern and trendy the hotel was. we arrived at 11am and were checked into our room straight away.
all i can say is WOW. the bed was amazing massive kingsize and the bathroom was so clean and modern. best hotel room i have ever stayed in.
staff were all friendly and very efficient. they were never to busy to call us a taxi. once we found our bearings we were able to walk to and from princess street and the royal mile both ten and fifteen mins away
overall i would reccommend this hotel for anyone staying in edinburgh. only problem is now i have to wait and get a good deal on a room as they are now rated over twice what i originally paid!" darn!
Me and my boyfriend travelled from England to stay at Ten Hill for the weekend, as we had no idea of the area we found it a little difficult to find as there were no signs at all - but maybe this was due to it only just opening the previous day.
The room was PERFECT! stylish and trendy!
We'd reccomend to get down to breakfast early as the dining area was full and we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated, but then to find there was no food left and no alternative offered.
apart from that, the stay was fantastic! Recomended to all and would definately return on our next visit to Edinburgh!
Good....but something lacking
We stayed at Ten Hill Place between Xmas and New Year. The hotel is easy to find and reception is modern and nicely designed. Check in was a breeze but the car park round the back is not somewhere you would choose to visit at night. Poor lighting, littered and no entrance to the hotel..you have to walk back round to the front. We had booked a Skyline room which boasts stunning views of Arthurs Seat. Well, maybe I'm hard to please but you do not see to much of the view as you also have windows over the street that look across so you tend to keep the nets shut. That said, the room was very clean, spacious with a sofa and chair. The flatscreenTV was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was modern, clean and functional, but not WOW for me. ( try a top price Du Vin bathroom and you'll know what I mean ). Breakfast was pleasant but I can imagine it can get cramped occasionally as previous report stated, however the staff were attentive and efficient making it a pleasant start to the day. The situation is excellent for the Festival Hall and an easy 5 min stroll to the Royal Mile.Overall we enjoyed our stay but left feeling that Ten Hill Place was good but lacked WOW.
'Alarming' but fresh and fun
I stayed here about three days after it opened so can forgive what I presume was a teething problem (I hope) with the heating system that saw the alarm go off twice, at 1am and 7am! We were evacuated both times until the fire service came, but in fairness it was good to see how efficiently this was done.
The location is great - a little hard to spot the hotel as it is not well indicated by signs, just a big glass window to the street. Reception a little underwhelming in style - the cooldown effect of trendy minimalism - but I have to say the room was absoltuley excellent - oversized, warmly and stylishly decorated, with very good amenieties and a top notch bathroom. This is a very handy place to stay in Edinburgh. One little thing to note - hotel is non-smoking i.e. no smoking bedrooms - I realise this will suit most people fine, and more and more common, but it is just something I think they should make you aware of on booking as the hotel as there isn't really anywhere to go outside other than an alley at the back. This, becuase No. 10 is on a very quiet and dark street, felt uncomfortable to me until I got to know the area over the few days and discovered it was grand. I would just encourage the hotel to perhaps facilitate smoking guests with a clearly marked and lit smoking area outside, and while the smoking ban is common knowledge to anyone from Scotland, this will be news to many international travelers!
14 December 2006 Edinburgh Stayover
First arrived at the well located hotel, and found there was parking at thew back with cctv cameras for security, plenty of space. When I enterered the hotel is was brand spanking new and spotlessly clean. Just everything i saw was sharp, sleek, and very modern. The staff are very friendly and helpful. After just walking in from a long day it took literally 5 mins to get my keycard and get to my room. Entered the room 110 massive double bed with cushions, pillows, and big thick quilt. 2 armchairs were situated in the room plenty of room. Big 27" HD Tv with sky. En suite with a large frosted glass door to a enormous bathroom (Very Big). Comfy Bed felt like i was at home. Just 100% perfect! Would recommend for anyone. I went on my own was doing a job up there. 1 night very very good. To finish off breakfast was amazing great service. 11/10!
Layout/space problems spoil a lovely new hotel
The hotel is in a quiet but central street, look out for its very 'subtle' frosted glass name on a pair of glass doors at the end of the road. All staff young, but very pleasant, we got into our room early. It is contemporary styled, spacious, clean and the shower was strong. Facilities good. Iron in wardrobe. The semi-see through bathroom doors could be an issue as mentioned. However our trip was spoiled by the breakfast wait, 25 to 30 minutes spent STANDING IN A QUEUE. All the guests had to be called, by room number, as tables became available. There are approx 20 tables and 78 rooms. Once inside the hot buffet breakfast was displayed in ONE SMALL CORNER! Many hungry irritated guests, one pile of plates, one dish of each item. Staff squeezing in with replacement dishes... it induced panic grabbing of potato scones and bacon! The architects must find space on the ground floor for a bigger breakfast room, reduced fire exit/lift access and smaller reception. This needs a redesign now. I would not recommend it for this reason. The poor staff can't operate like this, never mind the guests.
The residents bar (which did not have any soda on a Saturday night) closed at 11.30, though drinks were available from reception.
I hope these are all teething problems as it is conveniently located and the rooms were clean and quiet.
This hotel is a little piece of heaven. Brand new, stylish and spotlessly clean. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Great facilities and a hearty buffet breakfast. Great location - within walking distance of the train station and the castle. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
Me and my boyfriend went on an overnight stay to edinbugh and found this hotel on the internet. We got to the hotel, which is quite easy to find and just far enough from the centre allow for a quiet night sleep but close enough to walk to the centre quickly and easlily. We got to the hotel and were given our hotel room key very quickly and went to our room. The room was FANTASTIC, we walked in and it was way beyond our expectations. The bed was gorgeous, big and spotlessly clean, with lovely deep and neutral coloured pillows and throws. The room was spacious and nicely furnished. The curtains overlapped so that the light was completely blocked out for a good nights sleep. The bathroom was, again, spotlessly clean.
When we got into the room we switched the television on but the image was running across the screen and we couldnt make anything out. So i went and told the lady at the desk that it wasnt working, she immediately phoned for someone to come and sort it out. The man was there in an instant and couldnt work out what was wrong with it and said he would have a look at the systems and see what was the matter and that he would be back in 10 minnutes. My boyfriend then pressed buttons on the remote and an image came up on the screen, it was actually our fault and we had pressed the wrong buttons. I went outside to tell the lady and as i walked out the door the man was walking down the corridor with a NEW widescreen TV to put in place of the one that wasnt working. oooops. But the man was fine when we explained the situation.
The next day we had our breaksfast brought to our room, the breakfast was really good with a vast selection and check out was really quick, no hanging around.
Overall i would recommend this hotel to anyone. It was one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in.
Make sure you bring your slippers and dressing gown!
I have just returned from a one night shopping trip, to Edinburgh, with my friend and I am exhausted! Mainly because the fire alarm went off twice during the night - and as you can imagine it wasn't a very pleasing experience. It went off at 11.30pm and then again at 7.45am, and I have since been told that it was a technical fault to do with the heating. I expected a few errors would occur within the hotel, due to it just opening but to be told when arriving downstairs for the second time that it was a false alarm again, for some reason we had to still stand outside in the freezing cold while still in pyjamas and bare feet. We wish we had just gone back to bed as no-one even did a head count or asked us if we were ok. Basically if we had just stayed in bed they wouldn't even have noticed if we hadn't come down or not. All we got for our inconvenience and spoilt night away was a bottle of wine between us, not even a discount or offer off another stay. So make sure that you take slippers and a dressing gown with you when staying at this hotel.
If this hotel quickly restores it's fire alarm issues I have no doubt that it will be an excellent place to stay as it is within easy reach of all the major attractions and the hotel itself is lovely, with spacious rooms and very comfortable beds, when allowed to sleep in them!
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