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Halcyon Hotel

0.7 km from Edinburgh centre
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8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Having looked at reviews prior to booking I'd expected a bit more. Wound up booking on Orbitz and it didn't indicate that my room did not have en suite bath. Upon check-in, staff informed me of this, which was disappointing. Then she stated breakfast hours, which didn't begin until 8, which seem late for a weekday. If you're unable to...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 August 2016

There are definitely some good points: the host is nice, the breakfast is quite good, and the common lounge is very comfy. But there are problems. The room itself was very small, the furniture was very uncomfortable (it's one of those beds where you can feel the springs...awful chair), the bathroom was only accessible by entering into the hallway (this...

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Spent just one night! Room was quaint and pretty with a lovely garden view. Matthew was very helpful especially allowing me to store my luggage after check out to catch my bus at 10PM. That gave me lots of time exploring the city without lugging a suitcase and backpack with me.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel was its location, being only a short walk from the last tram stop, and close to the centre of Edinburgh. There were plenty of places to eat nearby, from all corners of the globe. Fabulous architecture. Breakfast was plentiful and very good.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Only a couple blocks from the end of the tram line that runs into town from the airport, the Halcyon Guest House is affordably priced and only about a 15 minute walk to Waverly Station, 25 minutes to the Royal Mile. The managers are very accommodating, the breakfasts that come with the room are excellent - full Scottish or any...

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Guests are amazed that you can be in our Georgian hotel on a quite leafy terrace road so close to the city centre. Our breakfast is part of the price (many charge extra for this) - so that really helps guests budgets. Hope to see you again soon. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew

yorkshire
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great hotel, welcoming staff. Excellent location. Lovely garden views. Would stay here again. I had a large family room, plenty of space. The owner was very nice, he really couldn't have been nicer. Planning a visit again next year and will definitely return

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review, we are delighted your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you next year! With kind regards Patricia and Matthew

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The room was much bigger than I thought it would be - a double and two single beds, clean, quiet, great view from room over pretty gardens Staff very helpful and friendly Location very close to city centre

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Sally... the perfect nights sleep and rest before your marathon! Hope to see you again next year. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew

Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I stayed here once in 2014 for one night, and I really enjoyed my stay. I just got back from a week in Edinburgh and booked my room here again. I thought it was great. Matthew, Patricia and the girls are all very nice, helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again. I booked a single room on the...

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review. I will pass it on to the team as its a team effort to make sure guests have a great time and feel at home. Glad you enjoyed the our breakfast - its all included in the price (many charge extra for this!!). Our location is great too... on one of Europe's oldest terraces...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I used Halcyon Hotel as my "home base" while traveling around Scotland. It was my first visit to Scotland and Matthew and the staff at Halcyon House made me feel very welcomed during each one of my stays. Matthew is very funny and charming, so expect a good laugh. I spent time in 3 different rooms (a single, a double,...

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Stacy What a lovely review which I will share with the team. Glad you love the Scottish welcome and friendliness. Looks like you have tried many of our rooms on your frequent visits, and I really appreciate your kind comments. Many of our guests are often amazed at the peace and tranquility of the hotel even though it is...

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for one night in the twin room and can highly recommend. The hotel is superb value for money, very clean, friendly, welcoming, lovely breakfast. The only criticism is that the bathroom was a wee bit dated but overall im not sure this is anything to write home about as it was very clean and...

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Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you would recommend us to your friends and that you will come back. We look forward to seeing you again. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: RM339 - RM1,008 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Halcyon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Say no to room 14.”
 of 5 bubbles Abzquine_13, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the single room on the ground floor if you like private facilities”
 of 5 bubbles Mactavish58, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so if you are not into climbing stairs, stay on the first or second level.”
 of 5 bubbles P1313, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Back facing rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles GillyPNorthEastCoast, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The stairs looked daunting so we were glad to have a ground floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles Debbieindc2014, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
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