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Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Address
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS
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Overview

Located in Old Town district, Stay Central Hotel is next-door to The Robertson Mausoleum and a 5-minute drive from Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Set just around the corner from St Giles' Cathedral, Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh dates back to 1998.

Location

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is located only in a 0.3-km distance from the venue. This accommodation is about 1 km away from the centre of Edinburgh. Princes Street is just a short drive away.

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, which is 600 metres away.

Rooms

A mini-bar, air conditioning and a safe are included in the rooms at Stay Central Hotel. Down pillows and linens along with a shower, hair dryers and bath sheets are also provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy British and Scottish meals at The Three Sisters within 5 minutes' walk of the hotel.

Leisure

The property also features a storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and a parking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   37.

Former name: Tailors Hall

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Lift

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Live entertainment
  • Night club

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Castle View
  • With view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
This room has multi-channel TV and ironing facilities. Maximum occupancy is 4 people. A private bathroom comes with a shower, a hairdryer and towels. The unit consists of 4 single beds.
room details
Executive Double or Twin Room Room Only
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Coffee machine
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
En-suite executive queen room has flat-screen TV and ironing facilities. It features a Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and bath sheets. The bedroom is fitted with 1 queen-size bed.
room details
Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
This single room comes with central heating. It features a Wi Fi and a private bathroom with a shower, a hair dryer and bath sheets. The unit also includes a double bed.
room details
Double or Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
This 18 m² double room comes with 1 double bed and can accommodate up to 2 guests. It features a WiFi and a private bathroom with shower facilities, a hair dryer and bath sheets.
room details
Large 6 Bed room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
This room includes flat-screen TV and ironing facilities, featuring a private bathroom with shower facilities, a hair dryer and bath sheets. Maximum occupancy of this unit is 6 guests. This is a room with 1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 bunk bed.
room details
Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
Equipped with multi-channel television and ironing facilities, this unit includes a private bathroom. This double room is 15 m². The bedroom has a double bed.
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Location
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Museum
National Museum of Scotland
300 m
High Street 2 Warriston's Close
The Real Mary King's Close
450 m
Church
St Giles' Cathedral
470 m
Store
Edinburgh Old Town
530 m
Nicolson Street
Surgeons' Hall Museums
430 m
2 Chalmers Close High Street (opposite Museum of Childhood on Royal Mile)
Brass Rubbing Centre
460 m
Church
Mercat Cross
360 m
Cemetery
The Robertson Mausoleum
350 m
34 Victoria Street 82 Canongate
Oink
620 m
304 Lawnmarket Brodies Close
Deacon's House Cafe
190 m
48 George IV Bridge Old Town
Yum Yum
420 m
13 George IV Bridge
The Deli Global
440 m
National Library of Scotland 92 Cowgate George IV Bridge
National Library of Scotland Cafe
110 m
27 George IV Bridge
Angus Fling
130 m
Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 12.8 km
Dundee (DND) 96.3 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station500 m
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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Reviews
6.6
Nice417 reviews
Location7.2
Rooms5.0
Service5.0
Dining6.8
  • 8.0
    Great

    Responsive staff

    Very noisy.

    GrahamUnited Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    i asked for a complaining form and they didnt have any. The room was untidy and the bathroom dirty. I stayed there for 5 night and the staff didnt clean the bins until last day. They left cushions over the room, on the floor. the matress of the double bed was broken. I asked the staff and said all of them were the same, no possibility to change. The TV was not working and tyhe light wasnt wither when we wope up one day. Almost all of the times that I asked for something the staff werent very nice. I am not happy at all with the treat it was given to me in this hotel Will never come back again.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I didn't like it

    The room was noisy and smelly from the kitchen. I aske several times for a remote control for the TV, and they broght it the last day of my stay..

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was excellent, staff very polite and helpfull.

    The lack of a bar for older people and the noise from the bar downstairs could cause a problem for families.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    yes, room standard appalling, no curtains though had said person staying was needing to sleep having been up all night on our IT system

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    The staff was kind and responsive. The location was excellent. The room was clean and quiet (we stayed on a Monday night.) We liked it very much and would stay again. The location is really outstanding.

    We had read previous complaints about noise and cleanliness. The elevator did have a strong urine smell, but otherwise we found the hotel to be appropriately clean and comfortable. It is over a popular bar/club so if that scene is not for you, this would not be a great choice.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location was fine.

    The room stank of mildew - probably connected to the water stained/ leaking walls and ceiling. There was no internet access (when I asked about it, the front desk person told me it was broken, they didn't know when it would be fixed, but they'd been sending people to their sister property which had free wireless. At no point during the four days we were there were we able to connect to the internet, nor did we get anything more than a cursory 'sorry'), the phone didn't work (someone yanked the socket out of the wall), the sheets were dirty (coffee stains). They featured a 'guests only lounge' which is open after hours - it actually doesn't exist anymore (and sounds like it never did). .

    United Kingdom, 
  • 6.6
    Nice

    Convenient for city centre

    Room had an extra bed in it taking up space and the double was 2 singles pushed together. Shower was partly broken, bathroom in need of decoration, windows had blocks of wood nailed to frames.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    the location is great, 5 min walk off the Royal Mile. The pub downstairs was great, very convenient is you want to relax immediately after you arrive. All in all a good place to stay, good beds, clean room, nice atmosphere.

    If you can't handle some noise at night, don't bother booking this hotel. Our room was at the front, so we could hear the sounds from the pub, but we were so tired we couldn't care less. The light in de bathroom didn't work and one of the blinds didn't go up anymore, I told that to the desk-lady when we checked out and she apologized 5 times.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Absolutely disgusting, would never stay here again,the place was a total dump, I would have complained but there was not receptionist anywhere to be found in the morning. I cant't believe Booked.net would risk their reputation on a place like this they obviously do not inspect the hotels they sell rooms for, the pictures are a total misrepresentation of what you are in store for, do not stay here!!!!!!!!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Nice location. Nice and busy bar and terrace

    Noise from the bar/terrace at night. Quite expensive for not so modern/clean rooms in a dirty street (in the old town). Some staff members are quite incompetent (like taking over 30 minutes to successfully check you out, promising to bring you a remote controll for the tv and don't do that, or saying: "you're right, all rooms are full of stains")

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Convenient location with easy access to city centre, railway station and local pubs and eateries.

    Was not quite how I envisioned from the pictures on the web site. Single roomn had curtains that were not fixed and shabby. The carpet was also dirty in places.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Nice pub just outside. Easy walking distance to the Royal Mile. Bathtub.

    Broken blinds on window - very awkward to get dressed etc. Cowgate is a bit dodgy - not ideal for a woman on her own in the middle of the night, even though all went fine.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Its location was central for the festival.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Lively bars and convenient city centre location. Also they were hosting some of the festival fringe gigs which I thought was good, and the hotel is in the middle of some of the big festival venues.

    Why do they give you tea bags, coffee, cups ect, but no kettle? Also the room was poorly lit and £140 for a twin room for the night? I would expect more for this price (at least a free breakfast), and £3.50 for a pint of larger is a bit steep.

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The property is located 15 km from Edinburgh airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, buffet breakfast is available for the guests.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 14:00 till 23:59.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 1 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers housekeeping service, ironing and room service.
What landmarks can I visit in the area?
You can visit Grassmarket set within 450 metres of the hotel.
How can I spend my leisure time at the property?
You can make use of a night club and a shared lounge for your relaxation and pleasure.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at The Three Sisters, The Elephant House and BrewDog Edinburgh located about 50 metres away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a twin room and a standard room.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Edinburgh Waverley train station 250 metres away.
Address
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 12.8 km
Dundee (DND) 96.3 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station500 m
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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