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Stay Central Hotel

Hotels.comUS$107*
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#45 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$132*
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to stay. The location is central, you can walk to all the main attractions. There was 1 queen and 1 double in our room. Downfalls; you have to walk trough a pub, the glass bathroom door doesn't close properly and the rooms are a maze.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I can't recommend Stay Central enough! In such a good location, clean, modern and supply filled rooms - you would be mistaken for booking somewhere else! Hair straighteners, huge bar and heaps of friendly staff, these are just some of the positive attributes for this great place to stay!

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Courtney P, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent 5 star review of your recent stay with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved everything we had to offer! It's fab to read that you liked our modern rooms with hair straighteners and our lively bar the Three...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights. The room was very nice and service was excellent. The one drawback is the attached bar and courtyard that were popular drinking spots for a young, noisy crowd. The location is near the Royal Mile but the street itself is a bit dodgy. Our lower cleanliness rating is for the public areas. Breakfast is served in...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Isvotaw, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We are so pleased to hear that you would rate our service as excellent, our reception team will be delighted with this feedback. And it's great to read that you enjoyed our unique decor and found our rooms to be clean. We do hope to...

Aarau
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been at Stay Central for the third time now. We always take an 'L' room, they're perfect for us (not really big though, mind you). One thing though: The bathroom doors don't actually close, so you should be really comfortable with the person you're there with, because you'll literally here everything that goes on in the bathroom. Also don't...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi aflu2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us in Edinburgh! We are so pleased to hear that you have retuned for your third stay with us! We really appreciate your honest review and hope to see you again in the future! Remember to give us a call directly on 0131 6226801 for our...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I spent 5 nights at Stay Central Hotel in Edinburgh. The location was great, room was modern and the hotel staff were approachable, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends. Thanks 😊

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Aimee2399! Thank you for this lovely 5 star review of your recent stay with us - we are so pleased that you and your friend had such wonderful time in Edinburgh! It's fab to hear that you found our reception team to be so welcoming and helpful during your stay - I will be sure to pass on your...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. However it's not great for kids. You are right above the student union bar and the 3 sisters bar so the noise is constant till at least 1am. Also as you pass the student bar and toilets the smell of urine is disgusting. However on a positive note if you are here with a bunch of...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Laura J! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review of your recent stay with us! We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and would name it as a perfect place to visit with friends. I'm sorry to hear that you found it to be too loud during your visit. We love being part...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Stay Central during our trip to Scotland. We had multiple stays, interrupted by multi-day tours to other parts of the country. In each case, we were welcomed back, our luggage was even kept for our return on one occasion and already in our room when we returned. Additionally, while we were there my husband became ill and...

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64manager, General Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening choyt07, Thank you very much for providing such a lovely review of your time with us here at Stay Central Hotel! It is fantastic to know we could provide you with consistently considerate service during your various Scottish endeavours! We always look to go the extra mile for guests and I am greatly happy to hear we got...

Marostica, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff very gentle , usefull for suggestions and informations. The location is very close to the old town. and very easy to reach by feet. The central station is very close as well. I will certainly return

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi pvolpato_gs, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know that you rate your experience with us so highly.  It sounds like you really made the most of our excellent location right in the heart of the city with so many famous attractions within walking distance. The team are always more than happy to help out with current...

Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one night in Edinburgh. I was traveling with four 17 year olds. Stay Central Hotel was perfect. The staff was very helpful. The rooms were large and clean. It was easy to find. The only draw back was the bathroom door. It has an inch on each side that you can see in the bathroom. It did not...

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sadie B, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review of your recent stay with us in Edinburgh. It gives me great pleasure to read that you are already planning your next visit! We really have tried to create something special with our STAY Central so it’s made our day to know that...

Ra'anana, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfy hotel in great location, very clean and nice. I change to this hotel after staying a few days in B&B and it was such a great change. The bad was comfortable and I loved the shower as well. Really enjoyed my stay!

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64manager, Manager at Stay Central Hotel, responded to this review

Hi shalberglarn, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 star experience with all our future guests! We have tried to create something special with our STAY Central so I am pleased that you found the beds to be super comfortable and the Rain Fall showers to be amazing – I must agree that these are...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At STAY central we aim a little bit higher than just providing you with a good night's sleep. We have 37 fresh and refurbished bedrooms perfect for 2 to share or bedrooms for up to 6 guests. We like to look after you and free Wi-Fi is a must for our guests. Each of our lovely bedrooms have large flat screen TV's, iPod docks, rain fall style showers to get lathered up in and lots of little extras you won't expect. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's eclectic Cowgate surrounding the famous lively Three Sisters bar, STAY Central is a short stroll from everywhere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay Central Hotel

Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: RM493 - RM1,923 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Best to choose a room as far as possible from the bar and courtyard if you want to avoid noise.”
lsvotaw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get an extra towel to hang on the bathroom door for privacy. ”
154sadieb, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great staff”
J6525TEdonnak, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we had a room overlooking the courtyard and it was perfect for people watching, we loved it. we had to request this room and ring to confirm we got it but the staff were fab, great communication. ”
patsybolton, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Out the front of the hotel is a no stopping zone if you leave the car you could get a fine. Call they hotel, they'll help with bags.”
, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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