Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

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139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS  show map
 3 stars
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Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Video games

Overview

The 3-star Stay Central Hotel lies within 1.9km from Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre, Edinburgh Zoo and Parliament House. Featuring original architecture, the hotel is opened since 1998.

The pleasant hotel is placed in a tourist area, a short walk from a castle, monuments and a parliament building. Festival Theatre, Our Dynamic Earth and Palace of Holyroodhouse are 5 minutes away.

Welcoming guests with a courtyard and a racquetball court, the hotel is placed next to restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.

The hotel's perfect location offers to get to Turnhouse airport in 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

All rooms in Stay Central Hotel are fitted with a minibar, a writing desk, individual climate control, an iPod dock and a laptop-size safe. Some of the rooms feature a standard décor and light wood furnishings.

Eat

Guest will enjoy international meals in a welcoming setting of the non-smoking restaurant. The comfortable bar serves a selection of tea and coffee.

Services

There are bicycles for rent on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include video games and a playstation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Group check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    250 m
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    250 m
Parks
  • The Meadows
    470 m
  • Princes Street Gardens
    580 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Rooms and availability

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Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 22m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with separate bathroom offers a Single bed, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

Room facilities
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 22m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with separate bathroom offers a Double bed, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

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      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds
      Size: 22m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with separate bathroom offers two Single beds, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

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        The room with separate bathroom offers Double and Single beds or three Single beds per your choice, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

        139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          300 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          500 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          250 m
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          250 m
        Parks
        • The Meadows
          470 m
        • Princes Street Gardens
          580 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.0km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          42

        Stay Central Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Local Heroes Exhibition - 100 m
        • John Murray Archive - 100 m
        • Mercat Tours - 100 m
        • Impro Jam - 100 m
        • The 3D Loch Ness Experience - 100 m
        • Macdonald Framing - 100 m
        • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 100 m
        • Holyrood House - 100 m
        • Edinburgh Castle - 200 m

        Places of interest

        • Netherbow Wellhead - 100 m
        • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 100 m
        • Magdalen Chapel - 100 m
        • The Loch Ness Discovery Centre - 100 m
        • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 100 m
        • Real Mary Kings Close - 100 m
        • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 100 m
        • James' Court - 200 m
        • bruntsfield evangelical church - 200 m
        • David Hume Statue - 200 m
        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 200 m

        Amusement

        • the GRV - 100 m

        Museums

        • National War musuem of scotland - 100 m
        • Collective Gallery - 100 m
        • National Museums of Scotland - 100 m
        • Edinburgh Police Centre - 100 m
        • Royal Museum - 100 m
        • Museum of Scotland - 100 m

        Local Attractions

        • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.9km
          Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Abbey - 1.9km
          Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 2.2km
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • Parliament House - 1.9km
          Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.2km
          The Garden, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • National Museum of Scotland - 120 m
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • George IV Bridge - 100 m
          Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
        • Greyfriars Church - 200 m
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • Writers' Museum - 230 m
          Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
        • Magdalen Chapel - 40 m
          41 Cowgate, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 330 m
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • The Museum of Edinburgh - 200 m
          142 Canongate, Edinburgh

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 250 m

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

          82% likes this, based on 390 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

        • Dubh Prais - 310 m

          Address: 123B High Street
          Phone: 0-131 557 5732

          74% likes this, based on 451 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 510 m

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

          73% likes this, based on 956 reviews
          Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 67

        • Namaste Kathmandu - 250 m

          Address: 17-19 Forest Road
          Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

          86% likes this, based on 92 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
          Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 30

        • Blackfriars - 310 m

          Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
          Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

          81% likes this, based on 56 reviews
          Cuisine: British

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          42
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        Stay Central Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stay Central Hotel

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          staff were friendly, room was clean, near royal mile

          entrance was intimidating and loud

        • Group of friends
          2.8

          The only good thing about this hotel was it's location in Old Town Edinburgh.

          The hotel room was not clean, several items didn't work--the TV and the cord on the phone was broken, even after a card was left letting the hotel know of the issue. When the room was cleaned, the sheets weren't changed. Terrible hotel. I'm not sure how it got a 3 star rating..

        • Couple
          6.6

          The location of hotel is ideal for a short city break. Close to shops, pubs and clubs

          The rooms were old fashioned and nothing matched. Windo did not open

        • Single
          7.8

          The location was excellent, not to far from the major attractions and the station. The room was basic but room & bathroom were very clean.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          The shower was reaally good. It was great to be able to make coffee and tea in the room. Bathroom amenities and in general a simple but comfortable room. Good size too. Pity they don't offer wi-fi.

          Extremely noisy!!! Really horrible at times! The people at the hotel are very proud of their pub downstarirs which is very busy. It seems to me that they care a lot more about the pub than the hotel. Drinking, partying and screaming until very late night. One night I could hardly get to the hotel door due to the corwd of young people. I even was harrassed a bit while doing so.I Wanted lively surroundings and liked the idea of the pub, but this was way too noisy. I read a former guests comment before booking but I thought it might be an exaggeration, it wasn't! I chose the hotel mainly beacuse of the historic building, but apart from the exerior there was no trace of atmosphere at all. The stafff were friendly and helpful. I still would recommend the hotel with a big and clear warning about the noise.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          The location was good, near city center, and the staff was corteous and willing to help.

          Services/facilities were not working: wifi not working; telephone external line, not working, TV not working.

        • Single
          7.0

          Staff was great position excellent

          Needs renovation, quickly

        • Couple
          5.8

          Location was good.

          Service was slow at reception and bar, was given key for room on arrival but when got to the room it was already occupied with other peoples belongings in it.

        • Single
          5.0

          Mainly the location and how the building looks outside.

          The noise raised at night by the clients of the pub nearby and the pub's music.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          Very close to everything. Right in one of the party areas of Edinburgh. Though there was a loud club just below the hotel, the noice wasn't that bad...

        • Single
          3.8

          a very run down and dingy hotel, depressing room looking out at a wall. Loud bar all night made sleep difficult. Very overpriced.

        • Couple
          8.8

          Nice place, close to city centre (Old Town), close to train station and buses for the airport. Kind staff, nice pub just off the door of the hotel. We get a huge room (for UK standards, I mean). I would suggest it.

          Want u more for that price??? Come on!

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          good friendly staff clean room and great night life

        • Older travelers
          4.2

          Reception staff were friendly. Once shower worked it was good and powerful

          Beds were small. Kettle missing when arrived.TV only had 2 working channels. Bedside light did not work and despite requesting niether it nor the TV were fixed during stay. Corridors up to room smelt from the cooking in the kitchen

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          location; history of the building and adjacent areas

          the bed was very very used. it was two single bases with a double mattress on the top - one edge of the bed had probably been sat upon alot and was very thin. There was only one chair. No wi-fi and we were told there would not be any for our entire stay - three nights. We were advised to go to a hotel up the road and sit in the foyer if we wanted to use wi-fi.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          300 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          500 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          250 m
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          250 m
        Parks
        • The Meadows
          470 m
        • Princes Street Gardens
          580 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.0km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          42