Friendly helpful staff, very comfortable room, excellent service
Beautiful, excellent location No coffee or non caloric sweetener in room
We were upgraded to the publisher suite which was spacious and atmospheric. This really helped to make toe stay memorable. The staff were friendly and obliging. Overall an excellent service.
the staff were extremly friendly
All of the staff where extremely helpful.
Using the Vermillion lounge in the evening for a quiet drink was very pleasant. The Scottish chap with very short hair who attends the door in reception is a great asset to the hotel. We came accross him on several occasions he was always helpful, pleasant, professional and friendly, give him a large pay rise!!!! We had some difficulty getting drinks in the Vermillion lounge. I dialed the number on the card as suggested but no answer. The chap from Chile who is studying for a Master in economic development sorted us out in the end, another significant asset for you hotel I hope you look after him
Everything!!!! The staff were excellent throughout- ur room was very spacious with a brilliant view over Edinburgh. Restaurant and bar were fabulous and enjoyed having the luxury of the spa right on the doorstep. Fabulously central location.
Staff welcoming and courteous. Good size rooms and facilities excellent
The helpful staff Could benefit from air conditioning
The quality fo the room was excellent and the free upgrade was very much appreciated, as were all the little extra touches. The breakfast.
So very central. Useful to be able to get to the Waverley Station via the lower back door which was just a case of crossing the road to the station. Would be useful to enable access for booking into the hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly with no exceptions. There was no 'heart' to the hotel. No where to sit peacefully other than the Bistro which was open to other customers and did not have seats to lounge in.
Conveniently located in the Grassmarket district of Edinburgh within a very easy walk of several excellent restaurants and pubs, this hotel has an excellent view of the Old Town and the castle, which is only a few minutes away by foot. The room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the bar staff provided ice for no extra charge.
It has a great location, with lovely views of the castle and lots of food and bars nearby.
Convenience of location As I had a front room over a weekend, the noise from the pubs in Grassmarket was a bit much.
Ideal city location for theatre, dinining and shopping.
The views of Edinburgh
At arrival we were met in the parking lot by a very friendly man tha helped us with our luggage. The staff at the receptiondesk was very nice. The room was exellent. In the bathroom we were delighted to see a rubber duckling on top of the towels across the bath! It's the little things that count!
The view of Edinburgh castle was out of this world.
view of castle from hieghts restaurant, location of hotel No fridge in room no radio having to pay for breakfast having to pay for internet access lifts very poor (not updated since previous college use) no air conditioning control windows not double glazed - noise, draughts
Room very nice. cleanliness of room excellent. Staff friendly and helpful.Close to shops and visitor attractions.
Lovely comfortable hotel with great views close to everything
Rapid sorting out/ upgrade when the door lock to out room failed The fact thaty the door lock failed
the bathroom was really dark with only lights over the wash basin. a large water stain on the ceiling was not very attractive!
The pub and the location of the hotel.
Basic accommodation in good location. Powerfull shower Fire alarm went off 3 times early in the morning and there was no appologies or explanation from staff. Bedding did not fit the bed and was of poor quality. Quite noisy as located next to the three sisters
I liked the vacinity of the hotel and the staff were very very helpful and friendly.
Location It was grand for a rugby weekend but would not go back if there were other choices
location more lighting required in breakfast diner - very dark
it was a plesent hotel the door men at three sisters
The location was excellent for access to the heart of Edinburgh but is in a very seedy and grimy area of town. The entrance to the hotel is through the beer garden of a raucous pub-nightclub so expect to weave your way through beer-swilling drunken crowds on hens and stags nights if you stay on a weekend. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. But the blinds in our room were broken or removed and there seems to be no maintenance carried out.
service and a fantastic breakfast
We stayed in one of the small rooms. It was indeed small, but extremely well designed and comfortable. It was surprisingly quiet for all of the Fringe mayhem. The shower was the best hotel shower of any hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We love this place and will stay here again.
Location was good but room was of a poor standard for the price bathroom was full of mould, shower dripped constantly and there was no room to move in the room
location noise and size of room,breakfast
Very friendly and efficient staff. Luxurious contemporary feel / look. Nice breakfast. Upgrade unexpected, but very much appreciated - nice touch. Difficult to get room wamer with controls. was not freezing cold but my wife would have preferred it warmer. Couldn't seem to watch different channels on the different TV's at the same time, but this may not have been possible anyway!
was very noisy, did not receive free paper that we were offered.. Design was nice but that should not qualify for a 5 stars, was 3/4..
The room was excellent , staff were extremely helpful and polite .
The comfortable rooms and central location and choice to stay in the Hotel or not.
beautiful design, great location, friendly and helpful staff
Fresh looking hotel Tv did not work despite changing rooms. No fresh black pepper or brown sauce available at breakfast. Waiter unable to confirm the Scottish Breakfast ingredients. Unable to access restaurant from lift as doors locked.
Central location, especially for the Tatoo Hardest bed we have seen on this month long trip. Inadequate luggage racks or space for clothing storage. It would be ok for an over nighter but not for someone on a long trip. Out of 6 hotels we have stayed in so far on this trip, your was the only one without a bath tub.
Attention to detail, throughout the hotel
The design of the hotel was really modern but still comfortable. When we arrived I was not expecting to have £100 per night deducted from my bank account, especially since we had already paid for it in full. Fine if you have a credit card as you dont notice the money leaving your a/c (its refunded when you check out) but if you dont have a credit card (I dont) then they ask for a debit card which means that you are money short in your account. If this had been mentioned prior to booking then maybe I would have reconsidered staying there. Its ok if they had just taken the card details but to acutally take the money was unexpected and quite unfair to say that we had already paid for the room etc. There was no warning of this and it was lucky that I had plenty of funds in the account!
the hotel is stunning, very unique, modern and a great place to chill out after being round the shops in edinburgh
location, nice facilities, efficient staff, understated elegence.
Central location for shops and restaurants Noise from street - not really fault of hotel. Very drafty windows - needs double glazing/draft excluders
Price of room and friendly staff 1st room was noisy
room was very clean
close to train station and night life too expensive, not very clean, nothing extra (e.g. bathrobes, slippers etc)
Although this was a brief trip the standard of room, staff and facilities were excellent. Room was a bit noisy from traffic outside
Location of hotel was excellent Waited 30 minutes on luggage arriving and had to return to reception, who explained they didn't know where it was to go as they had forgotten to take room number. Also the bathroom didn't appeared to have been freshly cleaned prior to our arrival.
Exellent location Parking was my only issue and i thought the bar prices were expensive for the quality of the drinks but there are better bars within walking distance so not a major issue.
location housekeeping poor. On both nights of my stay i had to request towels for the room, on 2nd day there were no towels at all.
very helpful staff The £3.50 tray charge on room service was a bit much
the meal was excellent!
Very clean & comfortable hotel. Friendly & efficient staff Location was a little further out than originally thought..
The friendly/helpful approach displayed by all concerned..Next time there is no choice Macdonald without fail - well done
The hotel staff were the most pleasant I have ever encountered, they were all lovely, which makes for a wonderful stay. No
The room was very comfortable and quiet, the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Being able to use the swimming pool and gym We have stayed here about five times before and have always had a twin room on the Scottish Parliament side of the hotel but this time we were in a double on the other side which we found darker and a little bit noisier. We are used to a bigger bed at home and because of the size of the duvet we needed to put the bedspread across the other way and tuck it in, otherwise there was a draught on our legs. I think possibly when we booked there was only the option of a double room rather than a twin.
The location, very central. Staff very helpful no requirment to find a parking space!!
the friendlyness of all staff from reception to cleanres. This made our stay the use of leisure facilities. The pool area could do with a little re furb
Easy check in, size of room, temperature settings in room. Rooms in need of an update, a little bit out of the way.
Location, we were attending a wedding in a near by hotel
The staff was extremely friendly, with the location close to eateries for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night nightcaps. The free WiFi was excellent with easy connectivity. I was visiting for the Fringe Festival and International Book Fair. The hotel was a perfect location. There is a bit of walking to visit Edinburgh, but I left feeling quite healthy which is a good thing!
other decent pubs nearby front of hotel eg;doors" disgusting" badly needs painting. biddy mulligans bar next door ok during the day food grand but beware if your over 20! bar is more disco bar than irish and by 8 o clock packed and no hope of seating.few decent ones on the street if you must stay here.
Excellent location. Very close to all the attractions. Surrounded by great restaurants and bars. Very rundown hotel. More like a hostel. Wallpaper peeling from hall and stairways. Dirty carpets on stairs.
it was near the royal mile overpriced for what was given, less than helpfull reception staff, en-suite in room was very cramped indeed
Everything could not fault, would stay again no problem.
Location was close to castle and High Street. Good pub next door. Room was over a pub. Not a place to get some rest. The pub closes after midnight, but patrons do not leave streets for hours. room and bed were small.
nearnes to city centre poor television service and cramped condition
My teenage son and I stayed during Fringe and were delighted by the modern (steel and wood) look and youthful (comic book) appeal. The decor says "fun"...the room is simple and comfortable.. the towels are big and fluffy...the beds are firm and "fresh-looking"...the bathroom rain shower was heavenly. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Don't read old reviews. Don't book here if you need a lot of room, stuffy luxury or old-fashioned amenities. We couldn't figure out the TV, but who needs that anyway!
The room was clean, pity about the rest of the hotel which could really do with a makeover.Tea and coffee making facilities were present which you often dont get in more expensive hotels! I was lucky to be on the 3rd floor away from the main square, which can be noisy. Make sure you look for this when booking. Its a convenient location but dont expect too much for your money.I was staying for one night and it was fine. I did have to wrestle with the heating though. Persevere and it will come on!!
Helpful staff, clean rooms, good location
Very central to Edinburgh, very nice pubs nearby and easy walk to all of the tourist sections of the town. Very helpful staff and very nice breakfast.
Helpful staff Modern decor and beautiful view of the castle Noisy guests sitting in the lounge area on 4th floor just outside our bedroom.
Friendly staff. Very well appointed rooms
They had parking, toiletries were good the fridge was only a cooler and it would have been nice to have a proper cold fridge. Breakfast quite expensive.
Hotel is better than i expect, warmer, clener, and quiet Breakfast is quit expensive, compering what you get.
The hotel was modernly decorated and the rooms were of excellent quality and the food was of constant high standard
We love the beds and the huge wide screen TV! It was a little far from Waverley station, had to climb up and down a hill to get to the hotel!
Good locatioin, friendly staff, breakfast excellent, room comfortable Very small car park
The location of the hotel is fantastic. Everything one needs to see in Edinburgh is within walking distance. Our room was spacious and towards the back of the building, so there was no noise coming from Grassmarket at all although we stayed there for the weekend.
I chose this hotel because it was centrally located, easy to walk to from the train station, and a good price. It was exactly as advertised - no more, no less. If you are just looking for a place to lay your head at night while exploring Edinburgh, IBIS is a good choice. The staff were friendly and efficient, the room and bathroom was clean, and check-in/out was simple and direct. Overall I would stay here again. In over 20 years of travel, every hotel except one has fallen short on pillows. Doesn't matter where, they are universally flat and usually require 3 or so to be good for me - I'm a side sleeper who likes fluffy firm pillows.
Location in the heart of Edinborough. Booked 6 months prior to stay. Realized the next day, that I had booked a room for Saturday night, when I would be in Edinburgh only for Friday night. Was unable to switch nights even though it had been less than 12 hours from the time that the reservation was made, and the reservation was six months in the future. Had to reserve a second night. Rooms were clean with a modern open concept layout. Tried a bit too hard to be hip, no trash can in the room itself only a 1 gallon sized bin in the bathroom and no tub in the bath.
Size of room; check-out time; reaction to things needing attention; friendly staff; comfortable bed; great location Bathroom a bit small, cramped and no ventilation; couldn't open/shut the window without getting someone to unlock; in spite of filling in a form on arrival, the room wasn't registered in my name, so when my taxi came they couldn't get in touch with me and sent it away! (But they got me another one almost immediately). Bar too small and too visible to be relaxing.
Nice quiet hotel with friendly staff. None
Excellent central location particularly for places of interest. Large room with comfy bed. Staff pleasant and helpful. Bathrooms very compact
Pleasant, helpful staff. Nice room, clean. Some guests were a bit noisy, running through the corridors whilst drunk.
Perfect location and good value for money Bed - not the most confortable one...
The hotel is modern with comfortable rooms. There is a good provision of a variety of meals and snacks 24hrs, even breakfast facilities before 5.30am. Location is a short walk to the Airport Bus. Too much noise throughout the night from people making their way home from clubs etc
The hotel was perfetly located and very clean, management was competent and friendly. The price was on the higher side, I dd not even find a complimentar water in my room. This was less than expected.
Great location, clean rooms, excellent shower, friendly staff...good value for money. No real negatives for the price.
It is centrally located so we found it very convenient for a short weekend trip. The room was small. We would prefer indoor slippers within the room but otherwise, the hotel was clean and served its purpose well for a weekend trip to Edinburgh.
Very comfortable; excellent sound-proofing of room with air conditioning to keep it cool Front desk staff seemed a bit overworked (but very busy time of year)
Self catering facilities no free WIFI
this place is brand new, in heart of the old town and, modern, clean, and overall fantastic.
The central location and the cleanliness of the rooms. It was also fairly quiet for a hostel in middle of edinburgh The shower that flooded the bathroom floor, despite turning it the other way as much as poss.
yes, the huge noise due to the hotel bar just under the rooms....
Location and the bar The staff were not friendly. The room had an innapropriate magazine left in it from, i presume, the last occupant. The shower room did not have the soap dispenser filled (it was empty). The TV stations kept losing reception. T
Good bar, nice outdoor terrasse. Location of the hostel. Too much noice. Too hot in the rooms. Long waiting-time for checiking in.
location there was weird smell in bathroom all the time....
Towels were changed daily. Shower and washroom are clean and comfortable. Great breakfast and simple but delicious dinner.
budget hostel, good location, short walk from Royal Mile, clean room
Centrally located, modern hotel. Great bar.
Location and friendliness of staff Insufficient storage for clothes. Bathroom door would not remain open to air out after a shower. Heating/Cooling unit did not work. TV operation was tied to placing key card in slot, remote did not turn on unit--inconvenient. More focused on style.
Location was awesome!! Directly across from the train and minutes from the Royal Mile! The rooms were very clean and modern. The a/c was not working and it was warm during the day. But the nights were nice.
Convenient to attractions Uncertain where to park to unload. Could use some signage.
Common areas were too warm, but the hotel was awesome otherwise.
To have the very simple room supplied by the kitchen facilities, including the possibility to have a "meeting place" with our companion travelers
Very friendly staff, good location
Warm welcome, close to centre
A great mix of location, price and cleanliness. Not really! Only that they were closing in 2 days (for start of term as uni accommodation) so they didn't have much in terms of snacks etc. for sale.
Convenience of locatioin - right in the heart of the city Price was ok, but considering the standard and cleanliness of room (generally ok but sheets were stained) would have expected it to be about 20% less
No cups in kitchen, and no replacement of towels or soap over 5 days
very convenient location, within walking distance to most attractions. It has a communal kitchen which allowed us to prepare a meal. definitely for those on a budget Room was tiny, barely enough space for the 2 of us. can hear footsteps from people walking along the corridor. but given that the place was budget, its still good value for money.
Near the High Street,
The staff were very helpful, welcoming and pro-active. And the location was amazing! Within minutes of most major fringe venues.
the fact that it was in the centre of edinburgh therre was no cooking equipment provided apart from a frying pan