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Halcyon Hotel

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All reviewscalton hilltop floorthree single bedsno liftlovely sitting roombooked a single roomwatch the rugbylovely buildingand free wi fitravelling by trainsmall bathroomcity centrethe main train stationshort walkporridgebreakfast was amazingplayhouse theatre
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I was in Edinburgh overnight for a conference and booked Halycon House as it looked to be well located. I had the most wonderful stay. I arrived late at night and was greeted by a lovely, friendly man, who checked me in quickly and warmly....More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel when we went to watch the rugby at Murrayfield on 24/2/18. Easy to find and close to the centre of town. Room dated. Couldn't sleep in double bed as there was a shelf directly above your head & if getting...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Management response:Responded March 13, 2018

Thanks Suzanne, we are really disappointed we let you down. Obviously our room cleaning plan has not been followed to the 'T' in this case and part of the room clean was missed. We are really sorry. We will of course check back with the...More

Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Very good hotel, excellent location, close to transport and shops. Walkable to attractions. The owners and staff were welcoming and friendly. Breakfast good and the hotel was clean and tidy. I will stay again.

Thank kellsfrombelfast
Management response:Responded February 15, 2018

Hi Kells Thanks for your great review. We really appreciate it. With kind regards Patricia and Matthew

Reviewed January 20, 2018

The location of the hotel is great but ... we had to ring the bell 4 Times before anyone came to open the door. The welcome wasn’t great! Our room was on the 3rd floor but no one offered to help with the luggage. The...More

1  Thank Ghislaine334
Management response:Responded February 15, 2018

We were really disappointed to get this review. On our independent 3rd party booking platform we have a 95% rating from 327 reviews. You can check them out at halcyon-hotel. com / reviews

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

The location of this hotel is great. My partners family used to work in the Royal Chimes so it was memory jogging for him.. The building itself is absolutely stunning and in its heyday would have been a real sight to see.... Gardens backing onto...More

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Management response:Responded December 28, 2017

Thanks Bay Pixe Delighted you enjoyed our period Georgian building. Its very traditional with original features. Our breakfast is included in the price (many places add this on as an extra). Hope to see you again in 2018 With kind regards Patricia and Matthew

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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Halcyon Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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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
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August 26, 2016|
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Response from Gemma G | Reviewed this property |
My room had two beds in it
John P
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Gemma G | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking. It's free at night but you have to pay and display through the day. Its quite hard to get a space at times though
February 26, 2015|
Response from Gemma G | Reviewed this property |
If you send them an email, they're very accomodating
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"Not number 9"
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"avoid room no 9"
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"Avoid top floor if you have a lot of baggage, 3 floors of stairs."
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"Pick ground floor if you can't manage the stairs as there is no elevator."
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