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Halcyon Hotel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We stayed in the Halcyon Hotel for three nights when we visited Edinburgh, and we really enjoyed our visit. The staff were extremely friendly, and the room was massive! We were expecting a small, hotel-sized room but we were greeted with a room that fit three single beds and one double bed easily, with room to still get around. The...

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Ayrshire Scotland
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A beautiful classic hotel, very clean and large room, Patrica & Mathew treat you like family,a very nice couple. Location very handy to explore Edinburgh and within minutes walk from the heart of Edinburgh. Fantastic location for Playhouse. Bed was very comfortable with a Fantastic Breakfast to set us up for the day.This was our second stay and have planed...

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3Thank Andy173
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with a friend. Checked in pretty late but the owner was really kind and helpful. He also helped me with breast milk storage although it wasn't communicated earlier that I would need help with it. Location is fantastic and the breakfast is really very good!!! All rooms are quiet and you will definitely get a good nights...

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2Thank beachchick82
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We spent two nights at the Halcyon from 22 to 24 November. The owners and staff couldn't have been more friendly; nothing was too much trouble. Location is 2 minute walk from The Playhouse, yet quite secluded. Breakfast was also fantastic. All in all, we had a great time and are already planning our next visit.

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3Thank Johnny831
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This beautiful house is very well situated, close to all sightseeings and downtown Edinburgh. The owners will welcome you in this lovely house and will cook for you a huge breakfast, to make sure you won't be hungry during the day. Very friendly, they did book for us a cab for our very very early check-out, and even wanted to...

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3Thank Emy358
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Very centrally located. Operators were friendly and helpful. Exceedingly clean. The building itself is elegant but the furnishings are very simple and a bit outdated. They even packed us a snack to take on the bus when we explained we couldn't stay for breakfast in the morning!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights as a base to explore Edinburgh, which was perfect as the city centre and areas of interest are mainly a 10 to 15 minute walk away. The rooms are simply furnished and old and there's no tv ( not that we had time to watch tv anyway!), but perfectly comfortable and very clean. We...

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2Thank 255103Laura82
Ry, Denmark
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Visited this small and cosy hotel with my daughter for 5 days during holidays in Edinburgh. We had a great holiday in this small cosy hotel. The couple running the hotel are very friendly and especially during breakfast there is a very familiar atmosphere. The hotel is not extravagant, but it has what you need for a place to sleep...

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2Thank Preben R
Brisbane
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This was an excellent B&B close to the heart of Edinburgh. Room comfortable, breakfasts just the best with everything well cooked, fresh fruits etc. Service was superb with helpful, lovely young ladies from Europe. I left a silver ring behind in the bathroom and they even found it for me and sent on by registered post free of charge so...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

I'm struggling to be positive about this hotel. The location is good and the breakfast was good but that's where it stops. Getting in and out of the hotel is a struggle as you can easily scrape your knuckles as the lock is so close to the door frame. There are notices stuck to the walls in the hall (telling...

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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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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Additional Information about Halcyon Hotel

Address: 8 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $128 - $295 (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.”
Abzquine_13, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the single room on the ground floor if you like private facilities”
Mactavish58, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so if you are not into climbing stairs, stay on the first or second level.”
P1313, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Back facing rooms are quiet”
GillyPNorthEastCoast, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The stairs looked daunting so we were glad to have a ground floor room.”
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