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Common areas were too warm, but the hotel was awesome otherwise.
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.
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.
Convenient to attractions Uncertain where to park to unload. Could use some signage.
Room very nice. cleanliness of room excellent. Staff friendly and helpful.Close to shops and visitor attractions.
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 bathroom was really dark with only lights over the wash basin. a large water stain on the ceiling was not very attractive!
The views of Edinburgh
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
It has a great location, with lovely views of the castle and lots of food and bars nearby.
Rapid sorting out/ upgrade when the door lock to out room failed The fact thaty the door lock failed
The view of Edinburgh castle was out of this world.
Ideal city location for theatre, dinining and shopping.
Convenience of location As I had a front room over a weekend, the noise from the pubs in Grassmarket was a bit much.
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.
Lovely comfortable hotel with great views close to everything
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.
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!
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!
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.
the hotel is stunning, very unique, modern and a great place to chill out after being round the shops in edinburgh
beautiful design, great location, friendly and helpful staff
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.
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.
The hotel was modernly decorated and the rooms were of excellent quality and the food was of constant high standard
Hotel is better than i expect, warmer, clener, and quiet Breakfast is quit expensive, compering what you get.
Helpful staff, clean rooms, good location
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.
Friendly staff. Very well appointed rooms
Good locatioin, friendly staff, breakfast excellent, room comfortable Very small car park
Helpful staff Modern decor and beautiful view of the castle Noisy guests sitting in the lounge area on 4th floor just outside our bedroom.
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!
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.
room service and cleanliness of room both excellent Decor could be modernised a bit. No sink in the toilet for washing hands
The location is very good and the staff were friendly and attentive. These were the redeeming features. Poor car parking facilities, breakfast was uninspiring, room was not particularly clean.
Excellent breakfast! Limited parking available
the staff brilliant with the children and nothing was to much trouble for them
Good position close to city centre and university
Nice staff Did not get a separate bed for child (2years old) Poor kids playcorner
Very nice room. Good sized bathroom. Excellent breakfast. As compared to most other hotels, the hot breakfast is part of the standard buffet. The dinner experience was not great. We tried Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. Only the Thai cuisine was good.
Room was very spacious, clean and overall good value for money. Location good also
quality of room and first meal I thought the price of the breakfast was excessive at £19 for a hot breakfast.Went next door to Premier and got all you can east breakfast for £7.95. Also got breakfast in cafe just down the road for £4.95. This would put be off coming back. Maybe go to premier inn next door.
Breakfast was good, whirlpool was good. Air con was not great and swimming pool is very small
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.
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.
My wife and I got married in Edinburgh, and we stayed at the Fraser Suites. It's in an excellent location, just a few steps from the Royal Mile and a 10 minute walk from Waverly railway station. We had flowers delivered to the hotel while we took the train up from London; we called in advance the night before and the staff had no difficulties with dealing with the flowers; they were waiting in our room when we arrived. We booked a junior suite, which was nice; it has a living room with a little wet bar, and a bedroom with en suite. The room had tall ceilings, nice finishes in the bathroom, huge windows to let in lots of light; we really had the impression of being at a top-end hotel. Staff were professional and friendly. No hitches in checking in or out or with housekeeping. We wish we could have stayed longer! As nice a time as we had at this hotel, we did have two minor complaints: once, there was some mould in the tile grout in the tub surround and the caulk joint between the surround and the tub itself, which was a blemish on an otherwise great room. A somewhat bigger problem was that it was windy (hotel can't do anything about that, of course), and this is an older building with older windows; the windows rattled pretty badly at night, and I'm a light sleeper, so this kept me up. Had we stayed longer, I might have raised the issue with the front desk, and it might have been possible to fix the problem by just sticking a coin in the window frame, but it did spoil the experience somewhat.
I was disappointed that the room wasn't ready on time, it was 30 mins late. I'm pleased I didn't pay full price for the room, I still payed enough but if I had paid full price I would have been very annoyed
staff all very helpful and polite nothing
It was central, pleasant quite spacious and comfortable. Room faced a wall, No drawer space, bathroom was badly laid out with no ventilation. There was no bar
The hotels staff and luxurious rooms.
This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Fraser Suites. I love the location right off the Royal Mile and right above Princes Street. Easy access to everything. The bed was a bit firm and aggravated my sciatica. And the tub was higher than normal or I am short!!!
The rooms are well decorated; the hotel is in a great location - really excellent; the shuttle bus is useful. We were moved room twice in a five night stay. The first move was due to the sofa-bed in the studio dulexe not working. We were then upgraded to a one-bedroom apartment. This room did not have proper bathroom facilities and the bathroom flooded while the shower was in use. This resulted in a nightmarish experience - including three plumbers at the door within five minutes - clearly an ongoing situation. The room being flooded was not reported to hotel management until I complained to staff a third time. We also did not receive toiletries on a daily basis (had to ring reception to request them); did not receive an adequate number of towels; admired the charming cobwebs across the ceiling; had to request the sofa-bed to be made up several times; noted a complete lack of communication between staff and so forth.
Excellent value with the ideal location for all the sights and amenities Not being able to open an account for the restaurant or bar
The shower Noise from the neighboring business disturbed us all night. Room was in the "daylight" basement; small and closed in. Staff was condescending.
The location of the Suites couldn't have been better. Just off the Royal Mile it was central to everything. I would have liked more frequent maid service
excellent location and comfortable space the hotel offered what i needed tho if you want room service there is not enough room for an table
The hotel was excellently situated was very clean and furnishings were of a very high standard. The facilities in the room included a microwave and kitchen type sink which was very handy. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The parking was difficult and you had to pay a meter but spaces were very limited.
Good standard. Good bed, room, bathroom. Room view.
I booked the hotel as part of a birthday gift for my friend and was worried that it may not be up to her expectations, given the cost. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how plush and spacious the hotel/room was. The shower was awkward to work and the water pressure was far too powerful. My friend refused to use it the next morning as she thought it would "take her skin off".
Very modern design. The bed was extremely comfortable. The staff extremely friendly. The LCD tv with freeview was an added bonus. There was work going on in the hall just outside the room so there was a lot of banging, though not at unreasonable hours. I had to ask for an ice bucket & there was no way of re-filling it.
I liked the large window in our room that overlooked Edinburgh castle, it looked beautiful especially with the snow that fell that weekend. I'm pretty sure that this room was an upgrade, although this wasn't mentioned at check in. In the little sofa area we could not get any of the lights to turn on.
location and design bathroom needed a ventilator
A good location and friendly, helpful staff. Rooms available when needed at short notice, with minimum fuss. The room (on 1st floor at front of building) was a little noisy until late at night. There was a confusion with our newspaper order (2 nights out of 4)
Cleanliness, helpful staff The window didn't close properly, allowing cold air in.
I liked the vicinity to the rest of the city. There seems to be an active nightlife very nearby.
I liked the modern interior. The bedroom had a bit of an echo.
Great staff, good hotel bar.
loved the shower spacious size of the room and large leather sofa. Room was clean and comfortable corridors were a bit dingy and room could have done with a lick of paint. The room we had did not have a good view
Staff were very friendly, bar was fantastic, location fantastic
Some of the best staff at a hotel I have ever encountered. Extremely helpful and friendly. Good location, but fabulous facility, big modern room, great shower. Highly recommend for all travelers, especially those that will be in Edinburgh for multiple days. Really good breakfast, as well.
I arrived from the US a 6:45 am. I got to the Residence Inn at about 8 am-well before standard check-in. Sara at the front desk was awesome! She offered me coffee and breakfast, and to watch my luggage until my room became ready. And at 10:30am, she gave me my room keys. Thank you for being so very friendly and accommodating!
Ideal location, good food and with private parking
room only option - safe facility - reception staff very helpful - location no bath but shower was good
Staff were excellent Breakfast varied and high quality Location perfect for seeing Edinburgh Niggly maintenance issues eg door handles broken, shower pulsed hot and cold, noisy plumbing
Friendly staff, minor problem in the room, a broken iron, was dealt with very quickly. A top score in my view. Breakfast - excellent.
Very nice and comfortable room.
Very nice modern rooms, good location & very good value.
Nice modern hotel in a quiet side street, very close to the theatre we were attending that night. Pleasant reception staff both on arrival and when leaving. Attention to detail with regards to cleanliness, bedside tables and desk were very sticky, everything else was fine.
Staff were very helpfull. The location of the hotel to the conference just across the road was excellent. The heating system in the bedroom was quiet noisy when it was on.
Helpful welcoming staff. Well located for the city centre.
A good clean well run hotel with friendly and helpfull staff .
The room and its furnishings were painted black!! I found this most disconcerting.I was not warned that the hotel had no lift. This was a Problem.
Central location, friendly staff, quirky decor Bathroom in need of slight updating
Excellent location. Poor food.
It is central to main tourest location and close to both shops and restaurants. There is also a number of good pubs and guided walks basically outside the door. The ground floor pub is friendly and Atmospheric no lift, but i knew that before i went.
visit relation living in Edinburgh
the room was themed and very cool, maybe not to everyones taste, but it was like a mini museum Theres no reception area as the hotel is over a bar
fun hotel, in the vibrant center of the city
Loved the room! Cool themes of famous Scots. Staff was friendly and accomodating. No elevator (could be an issue for those on top floor with lots of bags). And no signs as to where Hotel Registration is (its actually the Pub - only way into the hotel is thru there!)
Situated exactly in the centre easy access to everything The food was disgusting although it was included in the price we ate away from the hotel
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 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!
Location, we were attending a wedding in a near by hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fun, funky vibe and central location were what attracted me to this hotel initially. However, there is a pub on the ground floor and our room was on the first floor directly over the bar where live music was played well into the night. When I requested a room change, they were fully booked but said I could change rooms the following day. Unfortunately, we weren't informed of the room change procedure and the room promised to us on the second night was given to someone else. Very disappointing. The hotel staff should be better trained to fully inform guests of room change policy. Also, guests should be warned at check-in that their room is over a pub that plays live music on Friday nights and offer them ear plugs in advance before they realize they can't sleep. The management did offer a gesture of compensation but really, had I been informed and been offered ear plugs on arrival, I would have actually enjoyed my stay. Other comments on the room: the sheets were clean and the bathroom also seemed clean but there were tons of dirty marks on the walls and dirty windowsills, which is not nice to see at hotel at this price point.
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!!
nearnes to city centre poor television service and cramped condition