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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not badly situated, near Princes St etc and room was a good size. Staff were friendly too. But ... average breakfast, poor wifi, no real atmosphere. Can't really say anything bad about it but left me indifferent. Have stayed in better hotels in Edinburgh for the money.

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Merton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice stylish hotel. Our room at the very top of the hotel was a little bit small but nicely equipped with fab views. Good breakfast. Excellently located right opposite the tram terminus for the airport. Easy 5 min walk to Princes Street.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I never normally leave any reviews for restaurants etc.... however, my girlfriend and I booked for Afternoon tea at 3.30pm today, and were looking forward to a nice afternoon. Firstly the bar staff couldn't find our booking even after my girlfriend showing confirmation and either way it was extremely quiet so booking would not have been a necessity nonetheless. Secondly...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed on the 10th January and we got a deal which was overnight stay with £20 each voucher towards dinner, a bottle of wine and breakfast. We had been to the hotel many times for drinks and were impressed, so we were really looking forward to our stay, thinking it would be of the same standard....

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi ThemacD Very sorry to hear so many unsatisfactory aspects of your stay. The team at the hotel are all aware of the shortcomings you experienced and we are reviewing some processes and standards before the year becomes busier again. Your feedback, although not great reading for us, helps us improve. Hopefully you will return and see that this is...

Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed on DB and B deal. We really enjoyed our night, food was very good and staff were very friendly. We would definitely return due to its central location as well. However there was problems with meals in dining room but not with our own. Pleasant hotel with nice staff.

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi Ianfaethetoon Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your stay. We hope very much to see you again in the future. Kindest regards Colin F. Manager

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews on here I was a bit worried but I have to say we had a fab time!! Lovely hotel, amazing food & decor. Very clean! Yes there are a few things that would make it better but nothing that bad that I would complain about. At check in we were not shown or told...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hello c-jdeavin Thanks for reviewing the hotel. We are constantly striving to keep our staff service presentation as good and as informative as it can be. We fell a little short on one or two little points this time but otherwise your stay experience seems to have been a positive one. Breakfast buffet or plated service is generally decided when...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying here for a night before catching a flight tomorrow and it's a great location just down the street from the Playhouse and walking distance (5-10 minutes) from Waverley Station. It would have gotten five stars but there is no lift and a good few flights of stairs if you're on second or third floor. Not suitable for everyone for...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi KateFrankieB Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel. We have a range of different room types to suit all budgets. You wont always find one for £65 but we do try to be amongst the most competitive price wise. thanks again Colin F . Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last night as we were in Edinburgh for the hogmanay celebrations. Our room was tiny and at the very top floor. The toilet / shower room was also tiny, the shower was like a dribble and the toilet wasn't clean. As we were only there for one night we never said anything to staff but im really...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi Jordan A Thanks for your review. I am sorry that the room allocated was not to your liking. Certainly if the toilet wasn't clean you should have reported that at the time and we would have addressed that for you. I have passed this on the housekeeping team as this clearly isn't something we'd like to become known for....

cork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant stay, fabulous room, great location for shopping,. Would definitely recommend and return again. Wasn't a fan of the breakfast so wouldn't book it again otherwise no complaints,love my full Irish with bacon

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi levis505 Thanks for taking the time to review The Place. Our breakfast offering is under constant review and we change products fairly frequently. Sorry you didn't enjoy it and I have passed your comments to the head chef regards Colin F. Manager

Largs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by bus, hotel is almost opposite bus station, so a good start. Nice big room although located on top floor and no lift, not easy with a heavy case, no offer at Reception to help carry luggage. Menu for dinner a bit limited and doesn't change. Maybe just a hickup on our first night, starters took 45 minutes...

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Colin f, Manager at The Place, responded to this review

Hi Mike_CLargs Thanks for reviewing The Place. One or two guest service issues that I have passed on to the department manager to address. We should always be in a position to assist with luggage on request Thanks again for raising these matters Colin F. Manager

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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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Located close to the Playhouse Theatre and the city’s fashionable shopping district, The Place is perfect for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh, a romantic weekend or an escape from the stresses of corporate life. ... more   less 

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Address: 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $74 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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#64 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“If you have problems with stairs be aware there is no lift”
 of 5 bubbles AndHod, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors at rear have good views but there was no lift for ours. Be prepared for lots of stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles GillyJenks, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you'r.e fit, ask for a 3rd floor room, great views”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_CLargs, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Standard conti bfast, no parking at hotel, situated close to city centre (3 mins walk)”
 of 5 bubbles Detonatorvibes, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No liftt so unless travelling light and very fit I would recommend a lower floor”
 of 5 bubbles nancegen, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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