Another great visit this Hogmanay
02/01/2018 Matthew M, London, United Kingdom
Attended for a second time at this particular hotel for the Hogmanay celebrations following such a strong review in 2015/2016 when I stayed last. The price paid for this particular visit was £427.50, ... more
Attended for a second time at this particular hotel for the Hogmanay celebrations following such a strong review in 2015/2016 when I stayed last. The price paid for this particular visit was £427.50, which was captured from my booking made in August 2017 to stay 30 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.
Upon this attendance I was fortunate enough to stay in the later built part of the hotel, instead of the original ‘country house’ rooms which do have a tendency to be rather oddly shapes and particularly small. My room was fantastic, spacious, incredibly clean, and very quiet. I booked a double but stayed on my own during the visit. The sleep quality was great and I very much enjoyed this.
In terms of getting into the city, what I didn’t realise on my last visit was how close the train station was to the hotel. The train station to look out for is Brunstane and it arrives into Edinburgh within around 7 minutes. Download the Trainline app or ask at reception for the times of the trains. I used the train to get into the city and it was relatively cheap which was great. I may add, although I probably shouldn’t say this, but the tickets are not checked so buying a return and travelling into the city on two return trips will survive on the one ticket purchase so as long as its not marked by the ticket inspector you should be good.
Alternatively, there is the number 44 bus, which stops just outside the hotel. As I raised within my last review, the cost of this is I believe to be £1.60 and you will need the correct change for this otherwise you wont get the difference paid back to you.
What I will say is that this hotel is great, and if you’re looking for a place to stay for Hogmanay then I can only highly recommend this.
I only have two points to bring up.
Firstly, that you request when booking to stay within the newer part of the hotel, as the rooms are fantastic in comparison to the ‘country house’.
Secondly, it is the breakfast. Now, if you don’t get this included into your room booking, you are charged £11.00 per day. Which to me was absolutely ridiculous. How on earth you can be charged for that I don’t know. There is of course a spread put on which is great. I guess you’re paying for everything as there is fruit, cereal, bread, and the full English on offer but when you only want a small dish each day, paying £11.00 is breaking it a little. At least if you have it added to your booking, you may not think it is as expensive for what you’re getting.
Once again, thank you very much. It was fantastic, and I will certainly book should I return again. less
Fifescribe, Manager at Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your extensive review of your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
If you want to book our larger, newer rooms you should book our club rooms. They do of course come at a premium to our standard rooms. Our standard rooms are somewhat smaller but have all the same services offered in the club rooms.
Due to the complexities of bookings coming via on-line booking agencies we only offer a room only rate or a full breakfast included rate. Guests booking on room only can add full breakfast during their stay , should they choose to do so. They can also choose to take the continental breakfast option at £7.50. I would suggest that this may suit your needs in the future.