Easy stay. Relaxing. Recommended.
Great value. Hotels.com were offering a room for one person in a double for £35 in January 2016, with cancellation until mid afternoon on the day of arrival itself.
This is very handy for people like myself who are ill, or maybe people working on an unsure schedule. I suppose it's a good sized hotel, a distance outside the city centre, so these kind of policies are great for some people.
I'd booked 2 nights, coming to Edinburgh for the airport, but had to cancel the first due to illness.
The room was very good, well maintained, easy to relax in and prepare luggage for a flight very early in the morning.
Included hot drinks tray, good for a chilly Scottish winter day.
Good free wi-fi.
The best thing was to be able to take a sauna, steam, jacuzzi and dip in the cool pool after travelling all day the day before and being exhausted the arrival day.
From 6 pm to 9 pm on a Saturday evening, I enjoyed the facilities.
I'm sure they helped an ill person, when I wasn't sure if I could fly the next day, never am sure if I can go places, and have had many cancellations.
The reception were helpful in ordering me a taxi to the airport the evening before, for a reasonable rate. (Early Sunday morning, so not incredibly expensive, may be much more other times. This really is the far other side of the city to the airport).
They also phoned the room to tell me the taxi had arrived, and stood keeping the taxi when I took a while (as I couldn't find the lifts in my morning haze)!
I'm sorry I left too early for breakfast, but enjoyed good soup (a little cold) and a vegetarian meal with Quorn in the bar. Lovely main meal - how rare is it to find a place which thinks of vegetarians and includes a Quorn meal? Great, thanks.
The only real quibble is that the room information is way off re. dining times.
I was told in the restaurant (which had closed) I might only just make some food if I try quickly in the bar or bistro.
But this was even around one and a half hours or a bit more BEFORE the room information says the restaurant and bistro close for dinner. And busy Saturday night, too.
I thought it was great, late times in the room information, but clearly very wrong.
I wonder who has lost a meal because of it, especially when getting here from central Edinburgh can take a while and leave check-ins later for some people.
Anyway, thankfully I was lucky and it didn't affect my stay, which was a very good one.
Unfortunately only one night rather than two planned.
I'd return here if visiting Edinburgh, especially for the leisure facilities which certainly make the extra journey from Waverly Station very worthwhile.
Very few hotels in the city can offer that, and with good hours.
And I think no others at all for such good value.
So if you've been walking around the city all day, there is a train to Brunstane and a 10 min walk.
Then you can have the evening in the hotel for sauna, steam, jacuzzi therapy, swimming, and reliable food in the hotel. less