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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is set in the heart of Princes Street and less than 3 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. This contemporary hotel features a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Each room at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes has tasteful décor with attractive turquoise and beige finishes. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom. The One Lounge offers a bright, funky environment to enjoy a coffee or drink in. Several restaurants and traditional pubs can be found along Princes Street, as well as nearby George Street and Hanover Street.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1298Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
478Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Myself and husband had an overnight stay at this Hotel for the Christmas market and could not fault it. Yes the room is smaller than other Hotels we have stayed in but there was everything you needed and the bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was lovely, a big shower cubicl
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The hotel is perfectly located and reasonably priced hence why I booked here. The staff where extremely welcoming and very helpful.

Unfortunately the room was far too hot that I couldn’t sleep on either occasion of my two night stay. The first night the window was open for us wh
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My partner and I, along with our two Lhasa Apsos, stayed at this wonderful hotel for 3 nights during our short trip to Edinburgh. I honestly can't remember the last time we have had such an impeccable experience and service from a hotel before! From the beginning, the gentleman w
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The motel was very well located,just in the centre of the city and in the middle of shopping streets.The bus stops are very nearby (also airport buses) and the train station is just across the street.The view from the room was beautiful and the room was clean and cozy.The staff w
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I’ve been staying here a few times a year since it opened and it’s great to be able to say that the fantastic standards of this brilliantly located hotel are just as high as the first year.

The staff and management are friendly, kind and helpful. The rooms are wonderfully comfo
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Hi, We land at Edinburgh airport about 1.30pm on a Sunday afternoon, What is the most straight forward/quickest way of getting from the airport to this hotel ? We obviously want to avoid getting a cab. So either train, Tram or Bus? I am not sure which one is the most frequent and nearest to the hotel? Thanks in advance
Tram, will practically drop you off outside, the hotel is right opposite the Balmoral hotel, above the Apple store.
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Read a lot of reviews saying room is hot and does not have air conditioning. I am keen to book but the rooms available now for my travel dates are those without city view. Can the windows of these rooms be opened?
Hi Pipo2968, Thanks for your question. All our rooms do have an air cooling system in them, if you are not sure how to work it when you get to the room, please just ask our Front Desk team and they will be happy to show you how to use it to keep the room at a suitable temperature. All the rooms in our hotel have windows that can tilt open. For legal reasons in the UK, hotel windows cannot be opened wide. I am sure that with our air cooling system, and the moderate Scottish temperatures, you will enjoy a comfortable stay with us. If there is anything else we can help with, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh. Best Wishes, Celia
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Hey I ma booked to stay with you from 25 - 30 March. Quick question about getting to the hotel from the airport. If I were to hop on to the tran, which and how close is a stop?
It is easy to take the tram from Edinburgh Airport to Motel One Edinburgh-Princes. The closest stop is St. Andrews Square. Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is just a short 2 minute walk from the tram stop. When leaving the tram, cross over the road (the garden should be behind you) and then walk back down the road the tram has just come up. At the bottom of the road turn left on to Princes Street (there is a Vodafone shop on the corner). Then take the next road on your left (on the corner is Apple Store) and the hotel entrance is just there. The tram journey takes about 25 minutes. A single journey is £6, or £8.50 for a return ticket and can be bought at the airport from the tram stop. I hope this information is useful. If there is anything else we can help with, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh and Motel One. Warm Regards, Celia
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Do all rooms have windows, and do they open? Are all rooms air conditioned?
We stayed in a City View room which had small windows in both the room and the bathroom. Both opened a small amount.
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Hi is there car parking near by? Also is this near to the usher hall Thanks
Dear Ash1994x, Thank you for sending your question. As Beckygee01 mentioned we do have a good deal with a car park nearby called Q-Park. This is a secure NCP car park which costs our guests £10.00 per 24hrs. The usual cost is £20.00. The postcode for the car park is EH1 3AN and the entrance is on Greenside Row. I hope that helps with your question. Kind Regards, Calum
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"Rooms facing Princes Street are the best"
"Rooms to the rear are quieter but rooms on the front have Princes Street views !"
"best location the centre of everything"
"Ask for quiet room on lower floors"
"Ask for a view of Edinburgh Castle."
US$86 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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