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Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Stay Central Hotel is situated in the very heart of Edinburgh within 8 minutes' walk of Museum of Childhood. Boasting location next to St Giles' Cathedral, the hotel offers 37 rooms together with a lounge bar onsite.

Location

Located in Old Town district, this 3-star property is in 5 minutes' drive from Arthur's Seat hike. The award winning Surgeons' Hall Museums can be reached in about 6 minutes' walk. The low-budget hotel is a short walk from Gilded Balloon Box Office.

Edinburgh airport is a 22-minute drive away, while Edinburgh Waverley railway station is within 10 minutes' walk.

Rooms

In terms of safety, the allergy free units are equipped with a private safe and smoke detectors. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels along with ironing facilities are available. There is a large bathroom with a shower in some of the units. The private bathrooms are fitted with guest toiletries and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Stay Central Hotel offers a buffet breakfast daily. Guests will enjoy dishes of Scottish cuisine served at Angels with Bagpipes, which is around 6 minutes' stroll away.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of GBP10 per person per day. 

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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Spa and relaxation
  • Laundry
  • TV

Services

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

Dining

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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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.
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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
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.
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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
190 m
Cemetery
The Robertson Mausoleum
350 m
7 Old Fishmarket Close
Wings Edinburgh
340 m
52 George IV Bridge
Uncle's Fish & Chips
420 m
48 George IV Bridge Old Town
Yum Yum
420 m
13 George IV Bridge
The Deli Global
440 m
4-6 South Bridge EH1 1LL
Pizza Paradise
140 m
27 George IV Bridge
Angus Fling
380 m
38 South Bridge
The Piemaker
220 m
21 Candlemaker Row
Bobbys Kebab House
140 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
6.8
Nice427 reviews
Location7.2
Rooms5.0
Service5.0
Dining6.8
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    We liked wonderful breakfasts and unforgettable views!

    Picturesque location, super bed and, of course, genuinely friendly staff.

    MaryUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.6
    Very good

    Spectacular place to stay while in Edinburgh. Yummy food, responsive staff, very comfy beds. There were beautiful bathroom and airy room. The downstairs bar was magnificent and the drinks were local.

    JackUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Comfortable base for 2 nights. The location and facilities was what makes that place ideal. The workers where really friendly. Enjoyed that a mini-fridge-bar, a private safe and a seating area in the room were provided. Moreover, hotel offered us free Wi Fi.

    NathanUnited Kingdom, 
  • 5.6
    Guest rating

    The decoration is interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    TBH, the room was tiny, we expected better.

    FrankUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Near to the downtown, 5 minutes on foot. It met standards and we can't wait to come back.

    RayUnited Kingdom, 
  • 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.

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  • 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, 
FAQ
Which airport is the closest to Stay Central Hotel?
Stay Central Hotel is located 15 km from Edinburgh airport.
Does Stay Central Hotel serve breakfast?
Yes, Stay Central Hotel offers a buffet breakfast.
What is the earliest I can check-in at Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh?
At Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh you can check in from 14:00 till 23:59 on the day of arrival.
How far is Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh from the city centre?
The city centre is located 1 km away from Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh.
Are there any cleaning services provided at Stay Central Hotel?
Yes, Stay Central Hotel provides laundry and room service.
What landmarks can I find in vicinity of Central?
Staying at Central, you can visit Co-op Food within 650 metres.
How can I spend my leisure time at Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh?
You can make use of a shared lounge, a bar and a garden provided at Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh.
Where can I find Stay Central Hotel?
Stay Central Hotel is placed in the very heart of the city, within 15 minutes' stroll of Princes Street.
Can I have lunch or dinner next to Stay Central Hotel?
Yes, you can have a meal at Angels with Bagpipes and The Elephant House located about 450 metres away from Stay Central Hotel.
How much does it cost to stay at Central?
The price for a room in Central starts at £282.
What room types are available at Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh?
Such room types as Private Dormitory Room, Executive Queen Room and Triple Room are available at Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh.
Is there any public transport close to Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh?
Yes, there is Cowgate bus stop within 30 metres away from Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh.
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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Need a shuttle?
You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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