Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

3 stars
View map of 10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JR

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
54 reviews
Ideal location for the Edinburgh Marathon

This is perfectly situated for either of the two start lines of the marathon. Also, the return bus... See full review

  • diliz
  • 28 Feb 2015
Great for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

This is a perfect location for the start of the Edinburgh Marathon plus the return bus stop is just... See full review

  • diliz
  • 27 May 2014
The Cairn Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the bustling Old City, just a minute or two away from famous attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the prestigious shops at Princes Street. Further shopping facilities can be found at St James' Shopping centre which features many well known high street brands. The hotel is also convenient for the theatre with the Edinburgh Playhouse just around the corner.
General

The front desk is manned 24 hours a day, and parking is available. The Cairn Hotel Edinburgh also offers guests a range of pampering treatments including Reiki, Reflexology, and Hypnotherapy.



Location

Located on Windsor Street the Cairn Edinburgh Hotel benefits from being close to lively amenities whilst providing guests with a peaceful haven. The property is just a ten minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly train station with its links to both London and the rest of Scotland.



  • 11 km to the Airport (Edinburgh Turnhouse )
Dining

A continental breakfast is offered each morning in the hotel restaurant, plus the Cairn Edinburgh benefits from a comfortable lounge bar which provides a range of drinks. A coffee shop/cafe with a range of snacks and beverages on offer is open throughout the day.
Rooms

The hotel's 52 non smoking rooms feature a range of amenities including tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, a writing desk and complimentary toiletries.

Cairn Hotel Edinburgh Rooms

Standard Double/Twin
Room offers 1 double bed or 1 twin with private bathroom hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.
Standard Single
Room offer 1 twin bed with private bathroom hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

55.9582 -3.1823
Area served
Edinburgh
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International
Area description
10 minutes walk from Waverley Railway Station which has mainline Intercity links to London and rest of Scotland.

Nearby points of interest

  • Calton Hill: 0.3 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.5 km
  • Pilrig: 0.8 km
  • People's Story: 0.8 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 km
  • The Canongate: 0.8 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.8 km
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.8 km
  • Holyrood: 0.9 km
  • Easter Road: 0.9 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.9 km
  • Underground City: 1 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.5 km
  • Pilrig: 0.8 km
  • People's Story: 0.8 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 km
  • The Canongate: 0.8 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.8 km
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.8 km
  • Holyrood: 0.9 km
  • Easter Road: 0.9 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.9 km
  • Underground City: 1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.1 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 1.1 km
  • Canonmills: 1.1 km
  • Cowgate: 1.1 km
  • Powderhall: 1.1 km
  • Parliament House: 1.1 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.2 km
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.2 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 1.2 km
  • Princes Street: 1.2 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1.2 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 1.2 km
  • Writer's Museum: 1.2 km
  • Royal Museum: 1.3 km
  • Outlook Tower: 1.3 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 1.4 km
  • Meadowbank: 1.5 km
  • Grassmarket: 1.5 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1.5 km
  • Trinity House: 1.6 km
  • Warriston: 1.6 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.7 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.7 km
  • Georgian House: 1.7 km
  • Lauriston: 1.8 km
  • Restalrig: 1.8 km
  • The Grange: 2 km
  • Jock's Lodge: 2 km
  • Meadow park: 2 km

Dining

Restaurant
Continental breakfast is offered to guests each morning at a cost of 5 pounds per person. There is a comfortable and spacious lounge with modern furnishings. It is an ideal place for customers to relax and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
13:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
diliz
Friends
N/A
28 Feb 2015

Ideal location for the Edinburgh Marathon

This is perfectly situated for either of the two start lines of the marathon. Also, the return bus (not the marathon one) stops right opposite. Only a few minutes walk to the shops and restaurant. All in all great value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
diliz
Single
Bournemouth
27 May 2014

Great for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

This is a perfect location for the start of the Edinburgh Marathon plus the return bus stop is just yards away. It certainly ticked all the right boxes for what I wanted in an hotel, but then I did go up for the marathon and the ten minute walk to the shops and restaurants didn't bother me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Jamie Oliver's in Rose Street. Brilliant.

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KerenC
Couples
Byron Bay, Australia
15 Dec 2013

Better than we expected!

We were given a large and very comfortable room which we were more than happy with. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and recommend to friends and family!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hadigan
Single
Aberdeen
2 Sep 2013

Value for money

Good clean hotel,friendly staff. Centrally located, value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luca75
Couples
Milano, Italy
24 Aug 2013

Nice hotel

Nice location, 10/15 minute walk from city centre. Room was clean, staff very helpful, a good thai restaurant near.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very good thai restaurant ("Thai Pad") near the hotel.

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
camo
Single
Australia
12 Jul 2013

work in progress

The first impression counts and I thought I had walked into a dodgy backpackers, worn out carpet and stairs lit by a portable flood light guiding me down to my floor, there is no elevator, then had to go through no less than six doors to get to the door to my room. The room was reasonably well appointed and the group is trying to bring the standard up. In contrast, the shower had alot of black mildew between the tiles. I borrowed one iron which didn't work, the next one had a dodgy cord. There is alot of renovation going on and I can see potential and it certainly was inexpensive, but the hotel, and some of the staff, who spent more time smoking out front than anything, needs alot of work. Added to that all the hotel carpark was taken by tradesmen, lack of local knowledge seeing me getting a parking fine at 0830 in the morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julie W
Friends
Aberdeen
10 Jul 2013

Absolutely delighted!

My friend and I took two single rooms for an overnight stay and were absolutely delighted with the hotel. Some hotels would charge double the price for the same service. Rooms clean, ensuite. Staff really pleasant helpful. Breakfast - as much as you wanted to eat. And all this despite radical renovations going on which look like they will transform the interior tastefully. The location is perfect - for train station, taxi rank, restaurants/cafes, shopping, galleries .....And the weather was glorious...I could go on and on. Normally use Travelodge but am now a Cairns Hotel convert.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

"Cushies" Indian restaurant across the road from hotel is THE BEST IN TOWN! And Valvona and Crolla round the corner is best italian delicatessen!

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Frequent traveller UK
Business
London, UK
7 Feb 2013

Hotel is Cheap and OK

Hotel is a bit dirty, but cheap price and as always you get what you pay for, OK on that side. My main issue as reported by others, is that the walls are VERY thin. Not nice to be hearing the couple next door talking even in low tones - unacceptable in 2013 hotel, and could be amended by use of more insulation..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Erin Go Bragh
Couples
Ireland/South Africa
28 Dec 2012

Last Minute

Didnt book till the day of arrival as wasnt even sure where we were heading too . Id been told by a friend abou this Hotel and was not let downn by his recommendation. Myself and my South African girlfriend stayed for two days. Spot on Hotel, staff pukka and it was close enough to the centre literally a stones throw from it. Loved our time here and will defo use again when Im in Edi again. Recommended :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is so close yet not in your face :)

Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Metz
Couples
New Zealand
26 Dec 2012

Comfortable Stay

I booked a dble and when arrived found we were in a larger room with a sngle bed also...really nice bath and shower...beds very comfortable plus room had good heating. Very much a good place to stay especially for the price and location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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