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Stay Central Hotel

Stay Central Hotel

3 Stars

139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS


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Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 2.5
Service 4.5
Location 4
Pricing 3
Overall 3.6
Stay Central Hotel is situated in an area known as Cowgate in the busy centre of this vibrant capital city. The National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Hall are in the close vicinity, as is the Royal Mile Gallery and ancient St Giles Cathedral - steeped in the history of over 100 years. Originally built in 1621 the hotel has quite a bit of history too, and was sympathetically refurbished to a high standard in 1998.

Location
Stay Central is located in the Old Town in the city centre - a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the prominent features and popular tourist attractions is Edinburgh Castle which is within easy access of the hotel. Edinburgh Waverley rail station is close by providing guests with transport links around the UK.

Rooms
All 37 rooms have en suite facilities, complimentary toiletries and LCD flat screen TVs with pay-per-view movies on demand. Wi-Fi access and iPod docking station are also available.

Restaurant
The Three Sisters Pub is attached to hotel and is a famous city sight in its own right. Guests are welcome to enjoy a drink or a meal on its cobbled courtyard which is heated during the colder seasons, or take advantage of the delicious traditional breakfast served each day.

General
A 24-hour front desk, room service, range of conference and business services are available at Stay Central Hotel to enhance guests' enjoyment during their stay.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Night Club
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Laundry Services
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Room Service

Room Facilities

  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Pay-per-view Movies
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Safe

Stay Central Hotel Guest Reviews (41)


Stay Central Hotel
2 out of 5

Next to a good pub with loud music, fun & laughter

Joe Single wrote on November 22, 2012


Stay Central Hotel
3 out of 5

An honest bread and butter affair. Cheap rates, so no complaints. Rooms as good as any, clean, comfortable enough. Staff young, underpaid and really friendly.The breakfast place doubles as pub, so accordingly stale beer odours accompanied my porridge. But that's rock 'n roll to you!

Anonymous wrote on November 19, 2012


Stay Central Hotel
1 out of 5

Broken furniture, threadbare carpet, showerhose broken,TV not working, no hairdryer,no curtains or blinds on windows,windows don't close. Overall disgusting for the money , should state backpackers only!!! Music from pub courtyard blasting until 3am.this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in !!.

clover wrote on August 24, 2012


Stay Central Hotel
5 out of 5

First class i shall be back next year, do not listen to the reviews they just are not true.

Carol Ros wrote on August 18, 2012


Stay Central Hotel
2 out of 5

Although the pictures promised a comfortable stay, the reality was rather different. The "double" room was just two single beds stuck together so when you moved into the middle you had the uncomfortable dip in your back. You could hear people talking outside my room, obviously the people from the pub next door. One of the blinds was just tucked into the window because it had no cord to move it. The other single bed in our room was a disgrace! Thank god no one had to sleep on it, I put my bag on the bed and the middle just sunk! It would have proven a very uncomfortable stay for anyone in that bed! The staff were very helpful but unfortunately the state of their hotel lets them down.

JellyFishJess wrote on November 8, 2011


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall3.6 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities2.5 out of 5
Service4.5 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing3 out of 5

Stay Central Hotel Guest Reviews

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2 out of 5

Next to a good pub with loud music, fun & laughter

Review by: Joe Single
Date stayed November 22, 2012

3 out of 5

An honest bread and butter affair. Cheap rates, so no complaints. Rooms as good as any, clean, comfortable enough. Staff young, underpaid and really friendly.The breakfast place doubles as pub, so accordingly stale beer odours accompanied my porridge. But that's rock 'n roll to you!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 19, 2012

1 out of 5

Broken furniture, threadbare carpet, showerhose broken,TV not working, no hairdryer,no curtains or blinds on windows,windows don't close. Overall disgusting for the money , should state backpackers only!!! Music from pub courtyard blasting until 3am.this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in !!.

Review by: clover
Date stayed August 24, 2012

5 out of 5

First class i shall be back next year, do not listen to the reviews they just are not true.

Review by: Carol Ros
Date stayed August 18, 2012

2 out of 5

Although the pictures promised a comfortable stay, the reality was rather different. The "double" room was just two single beds stuck together so when you moved into the middle you had the uncomfortable dip in your back. You could hear people talking outside my room, obviously the people from the pub next door. One of the blinds was just tucked into the window because it had no cord to move it. The other single bed in our room was a disgrace! Thank god no one had to sleep on it, I put my bag on the bed and the middle just sunk! It would have proven a very uncomfortable stay for anyone in that bed! The staff were very helpful but unfortunately the state of their hotel lets them down.

Review by: JellyFishJess
Date stayed November 8, 2011

4 out of 5

Found hotel was good value all round. Location very central if hard to reach on foot due to steps (with bags etc) Extra service of being able to leave bag over weekend whilst away was appreciated.

Review by: Roger Tweedy
Date stayed August 8, 2010

2.6 out of 5

This hotel from the pictures looks good, but in real life it is some what tired and dated. Location is good, but that is the only positive. Rooms are scruffy and general standards in the hotel are not great. No internet available at all. Bar area used for breakfast smelt very poor. I would not use that hotel again. A colleague who stayed at the same hotel different room on the same night thought the same.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 15, 2010

3 out of 5

The location of the hotel is perfect and coulnd't be better. Unfortunately, that's the only good thing. The carpet and the wall paper in the room were missing in some places. We also had ants in the room. We wouldn't recommend this hotel.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 8, 2010

3.2 out of 5

Great location close to the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. Our room was on the right hand side of the beer garden and to get there you had to climb up some stairs which seemed quite dirty and covered in split alcohol. The bed was very uncomfortable with springs sticking into me. However, the hotel was reasonably prices (for Edinburgh) and location excellent.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 21, 2009

3.8 out of 5

Went to Edinburgh for Fringe. This hotel is ideally situated a few meters from the Royal Mile/Waverly station. It had a excellent sports-bar, The Three Sisters, and the room was clean and nicely presented. My only real issues were that breakfast is NOT included on any of their rates, most hotels these days include at least a continental breakfast and there was no coffee in the room, only tea. I would happily stay there again if they included these.

Review by: Cullen Northway
Date stayed August 19, 2009

3.6 out of 5

Bathroom equipment could be better.

Review by: Karl-Erik Ericsson
Date stayed May 6, 2009

3.4 out of 5

ideal for edinburgh centre and the festival

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 9, 2008

4.4 out of 5

very nice hotel with very friendly staff and a good location i would stay there again.

Review by: stephen jones
Date stayed February 17, 2008

3.8 out of 5

Hotel was in a good location and did the job for a one nite stay but I would not recommend for a several nite stay, facilities are basic and the breakfast air was more like canteen although the buffet breakfast was very enjoyable! if you are goin for a nite out in edinburgh and you are just looking for a place to get your head down in a central location this hotel is great. It is also quite well priced by edinburgh standards.

Review by: Jackie Henderson
Date stayed November 14, 2007

4.4 out of 5

Excellent location, close to Royal mile, a bit noisy for elderly people

Review by: Susan Davies
Date stayed November 9, 2007

5 out of 5

The location was perfect for restaurants and nightlife and the sites. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. And I don't know where the complaints about noise are coming from.

Review by: william lachance
Date stayed June 27, 2007

4 out of 5

Located just south of the royal mile and a few minutes from Edinburgh Castle. The hotel pub open till 01.00. Good hotel for a citytrip to Edinburgh.

Review by: Frederik de Groot
Date stayed April 16, 2007

3.8 out of 5

Exceptional service from Stewart on Reception. Rooms warm/tidy but tend to be a bit noisy at night. Breakfast disappointing. Staff verry good

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 9, 2006

3.8 out of 5

Although the bars and music were obviously very popular they were not our taste in music (age range 30-60) had there been a room with a good mix of music where you could have a dance eg: the Loft we would have come back to the hotel for a good boogie each night.

Review by: SHARON BRADY
Date stayed November 1, 2006

4.4 out of 5

The staff members was very nice and helpfull, I would stay there again!!!

Review by: Lorraine Doyle
Date stayed October 31, 2006

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