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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Some dusting would not go amiss
This hotel is in a fantastic location - within walking distance of everything you could want to visit. It could do with some tender love and care. There are certainly housekeeping issues - it is superficially clean but our bathroom was very disappointing cleanliness wise. My daughter wrote her initials in the dust and a previous guest a week earlier (who had dated their name) had done the same. Behind the doors and under the radiators were white with dust. Typical hotel breakfast sitting out on burners. It is not particularly nice putting your bacon, which quickly cools, on to an unwarmed plate. We reported that our wash basin would not drain but it was not rectified during our stay.
For the money, another time, I would stay at one of Edinburgh's boutique bed and breakfasts where I am told you would get a freshly cooked breakfast. It's a shame its on the slide as we have previously had very happy stays there.
Just returned fron a weekend break at the Bonham. After reading the previous reviews we went with trepidation....... However, the hotel was great, nice large room with walk in wardrobes and a lovely bathroom. Breakfast was excellent and plenty of choice. The only gripe was the room was not as clean as one would expect, dusty radiators and skirting boards. Apart from that, very helpful accomodating staff and great location.
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Very disappointing and more just about a 3 star rather than 4 star hotel in need of an overhaul. Problems from a far from clean bathroom which needed attention on arrival to giving up on a request for a second cup of coffee at breakfast. Limited and smokey public space which means you can be confined to your room. In November it was not appreciated that heating to the bedrooms was off most of the day. Failed on the detail eg hair wash bolted to the bathroom wall so you could not use it in the sink!
Best avoided until they can sort themselves out. It could be so much better than it claims to be. Suggest the manager looks at Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow to see how it should be done!
I recently came back from a long weekend at the Bonham, and would not hesitate to stay there again, in fact I have even recommended the hotel to my parents.
The hotel staff were very helpful, and really went out of their way to provide and excellent service. The breakfast was lovely and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel was also within easy walking distance to the city centre and castle.
Pleasant, but a disappointing
I booked for a romantic weekend away (via lastminute.com.....). On arrival the place looked great, well lit, stylish and in an excellent location for shopping, nightlife and general sightseeing in a quiet Edinburgh square.
The room however was not as expected. Apart from a great view, the double bed was in fact two single beds pushed together, with two single duvets overlapping each other - not really condusive for romance! Also the mini bar had half drunk items which left me feeling the room was not clean. The decoration did not seem in keeping with the stylish bar and lobby. It had a sailing theme(?) in dark blues and wardrobes which appeared too large for the room and squeezed in. We were also right next to the lift where we could hear everyone coming and going at all hours...
The mini bar was restocked, the duvet was changed to a king size immediately on request, breakfast was delicious and the staff were very helpful, but overall the Bonham lacked the special, exclusive, retreat feel I was led to believe it had.
Chic and Stylish!!!
Quite location on the West End, but still close enough to walk to main attractions. Excellent breakfast. Rooms stylish with tall ceilings and interesting decor. I agree with the previous reviewer that the hotel could use alittle spring cleaning but other than that, I would definately not hesitate to stay here again.
Excellent Hotel, but housekeeping needs attention.
I have just spent three very enjoyable days at the Bonham. The friendly staff could not be more helpful, and the food is excellent. My only criticism is that the housekeeping should be tightened up. Both my room and that of my companion were superficially clean, but on closer examination, could both have done with a spring clean. Drapes and upholstery were dusty, and the carpets needed a deep clean. Some of the common areas were showing signs of wear and tear too. A shame in such an otherwise wholly recommendable hotel!
Stylish Stylish Stylish!!
Great hotel. Got a great deal on the Hotel's own website. Lovely decor, very classy in a quiet area though very close to the city centre. The staff were very friendly and unobtrusive. Made my stay in an already great city even better. Fully recommended.
Style/Comfort/Good Quiet Location
Booked this 1-night stay Monday 07.28.03 via the hotel's website.What a find! Good location, great decor, terrific staff, the most comfortable bed/pillows/linen.High tech:full satellite cable tv, complimentary internet access. Will stay again & have recommended it to everyone I've spoken to since my stay. Edinburgh is a lovely town to visit.
Travelling solo or w/others.
One of our best hotel experiences within recent memory. The rooms were very tastefully decorated, the staff could not do enough for us, the food was wonderful, and the whole experience was quite special. An easy walk to Princes street yet totally removed from the city noises.
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