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Halcyon Hotel

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Southampton, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just stayed for three nights. The hotel is very nice a spiffy part of town. The rooms, although slightly small, are quiet high ceilings. There is an extremely good TV with lots to watch. Full doors open up for fresh air - a treat! The bed is very comfortable and the room sleeps very well. The bathroom is very...

Thank Mitch R
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Girlie get together for a show at the Playhouse! Couldn't ask for a better location! Unfortunately we didn't make breakfast, but as I have before I know it is plentiful, hot and hosts are very attentive! We will be back!

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Thanks Libby for your nice review. Glad you had fun and sorry you missed breakfast! Haste ye back Patricia and Matthew

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Lovely street, lovely building,loveky staff but my room was not nice at all. Very claustrophobic as it had no proper window just a very high skylight velux. No TV or hairdryer in room and I couldn't find anyone to request latter at around 8.00 pm. Breakfast was good and varied but I wouldn't return or recommend to friends. My room...

Thank Abzquine_13
Airdrie, Scotland
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Halcyon last night. It was close to The Playhouse Theatre where we were seeing a show. It was fine for a one night stay. We were in room one which is a family room. My mum is disabled and this room was on the ground floor. Nice view onto back garden. The room was clean and...

Thank Jan S
Neuchatel, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 November 2016

the hotel is ok for a few nights, but not for people who normally go to normal hotels. this one is a mix of B&B and hotel. it is quite old with dirty carpet, water from shower is not existing - impossible to wash long hairs :-). The service is not there, they would ask you if you want the...

Thank Yasmina R
Cartersville, Georgia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we were booked for one night only by our travel agent, just needed a place to sleep before traveling on. We arrived late and another guest let us in the front door. However at that point there was no reception desk or phone and the doors were closed. We puzzled over this for a while and when another family came...

Thank cd m
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay here, even with the walk up. We knew when we booked that we had the top floor, so no surprise there. We chose the Halcyon because we wanted character; not a modern, glitzy hotel. We stayed for three days and had two rooms. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. We had no problem...

Thank WISHerAnne
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, really friendly staff, cleaner than a lot of chain hotels who charge a lot more. Breakfast is substantial and high quality. The rooms are a bit dated. Perfect for a weekend visit when all you need is somewhere to sleep and shower.

1Thank SuperSeagull
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Lying here at 0210hrs awake due to a noisy fan from the room below. It is a loud deep moaning noise that is almost deafening coming through the floor. I have tried contacting staff through the telephone and even gone downstairs and rung the front door bell!! But cannot find anyone. This is ridiculous. Cannot think of a worst place...

1Thank Sir M
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I stayed here one night to meet my sons in town for the Festival, a single room and private bathroom with breakfast sounded like just what I needed. I arrived to be shown my single room, it was pretty small and no bathroom in the room as I understood from the description. As another reviewer pointed out it involves going...

1Thank David A
Halcyon House E, Owner at Halcyon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for your review. Room 1a's website description is accurate, stating it has its own private facilities. However I will look at the website and try and make the description less confusing for some, many thanks for pointing this out. Glad you loved the big breakfast and our location. with kind regards Patricia and Matthew

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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $104 - $303 (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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