Hudson Hotel & Bar
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Pinkpants stayed here on Dec 12, 2009 during their trip titled: Pinkpants's Great Adventure.
... ran into St. Giles Cathedral which reminded me of Notre Dame in France. Once again no pictures were able to be taken of the interior. Dinner was fish and chips and then back to the bar for Australian Night! Abby, Shannon and I came in second place in the quiz contest thanks to Shannon because she lived in Australia for a bit of time. We won safari hats, a blow up kangaroo, and some free drinks. Off to bed it was an up this morning for the flight back to Cork!
I arrived in Edinburgh tired and hungover, but my melancholy was quickly lifted upon exiting the train station. Across Princes Street Gardens the old town rises suddenly and magnificently. A wall of tall, grey Georgian buildings – indicating the beginning of the old town – impressed upon me the history and grandure of the Scottish capital. Beyond these first buildings, a sea of chimneys and church spires leads ...
... I would never do something like this myself. Talking for an hour about the beach is as boring as it sounds. There was no storyline. There was no climax. There was no point. I love listening to memoirs and interviews. For me, truth is always better than fiction. But only when the truth is worth sharing. I felt that his experience was so dull and average that it was insulting to share it with the world. If I really want to see average I'll ...
... like us when it was completed. We asked someone when it was due to be complete and the reply was 2011!
So we then walked to the Royal Mile and proceeded down it however did not make it to the end before turning around. We picked up a few last minute gifts for friends who would appreciate all things plaid and crested before heading back to the National Museum of Scotland as requested by the girls. We had a very late lunch in the café and then ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hudson Hotel & Bar Edinburgh
I booked this Hotel on Lastminute.com for a weekend away in Edinburgh with my boyfriend for his birthday.
Stayed at the Hudson for a weekend and very impressed. The hotel is a small boutique hoel so don't expect full hotel services and the reception is a small desk in the coffee shop. The rooms are compact but great and very well finished. The bar is lively but did not cause any problem with noise. Breakfast does seem a little dear but Ryans across the road is good value.
This is a great hotel in the perfect location if you are walking in the city centre !
Nice Modern Hotel
Just come back from a 4 night stay at the Hudson. Surprised by the problems experienced by the previous user. Thought the hotel was clean, modern and the room was very good although we did have an exec room on the 2nd floor booked via the hotel for £87 a night! Beware that if you are driving there is no car park so you have to park and pay at the local NCP ( Approx £11 a day). Overall would recommend to others looking for a descent hotel in the city with a great location!
A great hotel in a superb location, very close to all the hubub of town yet in a quiet area away from road noise or passing revellers. we did have a little lost sleep one evening because of a group of singing drunks outside, but this is not the fault of the hotel, and this really is kind of expected if you stay in a city centre. lovely clean room, attractive decor, friendly & helpful staff. the room could have done with being a little large with better storage for clothes and more space for toiletries, but we were only staying in edinburgh 2 nights so this was no problem for us. The room was well equipped with iron and board, hairdryer, safe, robes, tea & coffee making facilities. We booked the standard room online via a discount website linked from trip advisor and for little more than the cost of a room in somewhere like a holiday inn this was definately worth it. we ate breakfast in the hotel bar every morning where they offer a good choice and relaxed atmosphere. i would stay in this hotel again but maybe spend a few pounds more and go for the executave room, purely on an issue of space.
Sadly the experience was not a good one from start to finish. I checked in with an exceedingly large and heavy suitcase and as my room was not ready (even though it was 4pm!) I had to take it down two flights of stairs to a small cupboard for safe keeping. The sweet girl on reception was far smaller than me and so was able to offer assistance with this. I later had to bring it back up to my room myself (there was no lift connection between the store cupboard and my room) dragging the bag up several flights of stairs).
The Hudson Hotel was clean, brand new, and I just loved its decoration! I also appreciated the Molton Brown products!
The room wasn't really spacious, but it had everything I needed: bathrobe, tea, cookies...
I don't recommend to have the breakfast there, as the food is not really good, especially the coffee! Go to the Ryan's Cafe, just across the street, to have a Illy coffee and a better though less expensive breakfast.
Also, doublecheck the amount charged, as our rate per night was not the same on the bill as it was when we booked on the phone.
A cool place to stay!
I stayed at the Hudson Hotel for 3 nights during the Festival and couldn't have been more pleased! The hotel is a short walk from the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. It is also near the great shops, restaurants and bars between Prince and Queen. I stayed in #201, an executive room that is actually on the 4th floor of the hotel. The room was spacious - great wood floors and high ceilings; the decor was very stylish, yet understated; and the bed was heavenly. It could not have been any cleaner. As for the bathroom, the water pressure is fantastic; the Molton Brown products are a nice touch; and the towels are high quality. There are also great robes and slippers in the closet and there is plenty of storage space. The bar and cafe on the ground level are both terrific and the bar serves a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast starting at 7AM. The staff was polite and helpful. Although parking was a few blocks away in a municipal lot, it seemed safe and as a woman, I was comfortable walking from the parking lot back to the hotel after dark. I would move into this hotel if I could.
This hotel is a really nice hotel. The rooms are very nice and modern and large enough. The design was very nice - really chic and trendy. I was here only overnight during the Edinburgh Festival, and got my room for £119 from lastminute.com. I think if I was staying there for a longer period, I would have liked some sort of a view, the rooms are quite dark, but for the price I paid, I think this hotel is fantastic. It is a 4 block walk (5 minutes) from North Bridge and Balmoral Hotel, so it is very central and in an extremely nice area of Edinburgh City. The photos of the hotel website are pretty accurate as to what you actually get in reality. Bathroom was very nice with little touches like a fresh orchard stem in the bathroom and main room. There are two great bars attached to the hotel where you can have a relaxing drink. The one weird thing was the reception, which is a tiny little desk/bench in the corner of the bar!! Weird, but fine!! They also allowed me a late check out of 2 hours after normal time, which was nice of them - considering they were so busy during the Festival.
Enjoyed very much
It was a very pleasant experience to stay at Hudson Hotel, very different from what i saw in Scotland. The room was excellent, so clean that I didn't see for long time ago. The staff very pleasant and helpful.
We ended up staying here because all our others choices were booked. (Booked the day of check-in.) I think the hotel had opened about 6 days before we got there. Check-in went smoothly and our room was ready early. Only complaint was they wanted to charge us more than what they quoted us on the phone. We got this sorted out but just be aware. The rest of the bill was fine.