US$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Apr 2015 Check-out 3 Apr 2015

Stay Central Hotel

3 stars
View map of 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
12 reviews
superb staff getaway

Great location for sightseeing in Edinburgh and in walking distance of all bars, pubs and shops.... See full review

  • Anglers Arms
  • 22 Jan 2014
the old look outside with a cool modern look inside

This hotel had a great atmosphere to it. The locatian was perfect, and rooms great. Wonderful beds... See full review

  • larsv144
  • 15 Jan 2014
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.
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.



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.

Dining

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.
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.

Stay Central Hotel Rooms

The Private Dorm
the Dorm is with 3 double beds & 3 single bunk beds, all with individual TVs, large bathroom with drench style showers and open plan area to relax
Double or Twin
Our fresh & Stay Central bedrooms are perfect for 2 to share with en suite shower.
Triple
Our fresh & Stay Central triple bedrooms are triple the fun and perfect for small groups. Please specify your room set up at the time of booking with en suite shower.
Double Room
Double bedded Stay Central rooms are ideal for two to share, you will want to keep hitting that snooze button. Including iPod docking system, free WiFi, LCD TV & well equipped bathrooms with rainfall style shower

Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Dining
Room service
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

55.9482 -3.19
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description

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.

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Scotland: 0.1 km
  • Cowgate: 0.1 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.1 km
  • Parliament House: 0.1 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 km
  • Underground City: 0.2 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.1 km
  • Cowgate: 0.1 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.1 km
  • Parliament House: 0.1 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 km
  • Underground City: 0.2 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 km
  • Lauriston: 0.6 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km
  • Princes Street: 0.6 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 km
  • People's Story: 0.7 km
  • The Canongate: 0.7 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.8 km
  • Meadow park: 0.8 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Calton Hill: 1 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.1 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.1 km
  • Marchmont: 1.1 km
  • Sciennes: 1.2 km
  • Trinity House: 1.2 km
  • Holyrood: 1.2 km
  • Georgian House: 1.2 km
  • Fountainbridge: 1.3 km
  • Lochrin: 1.3 km
  • Newington: 1.3 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.6 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.6 km
  • Bruntsfield: 1.7 km
  • Canonmills: 1.7 km
  • Haymarket: 1.7 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.7 km
  • Dean Village: 1.8 km
  • Merchiston: 1.8 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.9 km
  • Dalry: 1.9 km

Dining

Restaurant
The world famous Three Sisters Pub is open daily from 9am until the early hours, serving food until late. During key event dates, are opening hours are extended until 3am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
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 Stay Central Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.1

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anglers Arms
Business
Kielder
22 Jan 2014

superb staff getaway

Great location for sightseeing in Edinburgh and in walking distance of all bars, pubs and shops. Rooms were very modern, clean and very welcoming. We all felt very comfortable and couldn't ask for anymore. Superb location and we will definitely be back. Returning recommend.

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
larsv144
Business
Norway
15 Jan 2014

the old look outside with a cool modern look inside

This hotel had a great atmosphere to it. The locatian was perfect, and rooms great. Wonderful beds and a big tv with good choice of channels.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The great Edinburgh castle is just around the corner

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Joe Single
Business
Aberdeen, Scotland
21 Nov 2012

Good for single

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newcastle, UK
19 Nov 2012

staunchly does the job :)

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!

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
clover
Business
midlands
24 Aug 2012

worst night ever

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 !!.

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JellyFishJess
Business
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
7 Nov 2011

Not what we expected

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the night tours or the underground vaults, I say they're good value for money and sure to give you a fright!

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roger
Business
Not Provided
8 Aug 2010

Found hotel was good value all

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
15 Jul 2010

This hotel from the pictures looks

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
8 Jul 2010

The location of the hotel is perfect

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
21 Sep 2009

Great location close to the Royal

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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