Hotel Ibis Edinburgh
Reviews - Hotel Ibis Edinburgh
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Good For The Moneyfrom The_London_Abbey
The Breakfast was great value at £5, as it included fruit, cereals, coffee, tea, bagels, etc...
We difinitely went away full up!
The lady manning the room was also friendly and approachable.
It did feel safe as they had CCTV in the lobby and they were watching everyone who entered.
As others have said, the location was perfect for the centre of Edinburgh.
A few gripes, we did ask for a twin but they cocked up the booking so we shared a double. When we got into the room it turned out it was actually two singles pushed together. This was obviously bigger than a double however the double bedding was a bit too small.
They did supply towels, tea, coffee etc. but there was no shampoo, not even at the front desk.
All in all, it did the job well and I would probably stay there again.
Ideal Locationfrom Cathnix
Great hotel - great locationfrom woodyboy
Brill location!from geordiek
Great location, definately a budget hotelfrom mla6603
You can't beat the location! After getting off the airport bus at the Waverley Bridge, the hotel is just a short walk up Cockburn street, no need for a taxi. Of course, the room was miniscule, but relatively clean. Wake up calls are non-existent as are alarm clocks. But the staff was friendly and once again, if you're looking to be in the center of Edinburgh and are on a budget, I highly recommend this hotel.
We also stayed at the Travelodge, a catty-corner block south east. The rate was slightly better, average 70/night for a larger room than the Ibis. But after the slow, confused staff, moldy-smelling rooms, and florescent lighting, I wanted to be back at the Ibis.
Worst 3 nights of my tripfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The price was cheap, but next time I'd pay more and go elsewhere.
Right off the Royal Milefrom marennorge
The only drawback is that Hunter Square itself is a gathering spot for the local youths for drinking and smoking. The local police walk through regularly and keep an eye on them as do the bouncers at the pub across the street.
Clean, very small but sooo convenient!from A TripAdvisor Member
No-frills budget hotel in perfect locationfrom adls
When I got there, I found my expectations regarding price/value and location were indeed fulfilled. The location, in particular, was superb. Walking to the Castle, Prince Street, and almost anywhere a casual tourist would want to go was a cinch. I was content with the value I got - but I must emphasize that you do pay for what you get - so don't expect 4-star quality.
Service was so-so. Check-in was slow: the 2 receptionists seemed not to want to put their phones down ever. For the rest of my stay, the staff were essentially invisible - and I got the distinct impression that I was staying at a truly self-service hotel.
The room was neat, reasonably clean and spartan. Nothing fancy. A hard desk chair, a small TV (no Sky or CNN), simple coffee/tea set, one picture on the wall - and that's basically it. But at least it was fairly roomy and the bed was not uncomfortable. The smallish toilet had a shower only (no bath), no facial tissue, no hair-dryer - bit of mildew but nothing overtly unclean. There was no air-conditioning - and opening the window at night leaves you at the mercy of the noise from drunken yobs on the street below (where there are a few pubs and open-till-late chippies).
I was a little disappointed that I couldn't connect to the Internet in my room. There looked like an old-style modem port next to the phone socket, but that didn't work and the staff didn't make an effort to help when I asked. There were 2 PC's in the lobby where you could log-in to the Internet for a price - but the lobby was smoky and the tables covered with cigarette ash which made checking e-mails unpleasant.
I tried breakfast the first day there. It was only GBP 4.95, but all you get is a cold continental-style breakfast with mediocre coffee from a machine. After that, I went to the nearby restaurants instead for my subsequent breakfasts.
So all-in-all, this was a decent but not spectacular stay. As I said, you get what you pay for. At this price, you get a great location and a fair deal in terms of the hotel - though perhaps not an outright bargain.
t beat the location!from cchow30
However, the plus side was LOCATION & price. Right off Royal Mile, quick walk to High Street and to Edinburgh Castle. Could not want a more convenient location for visitors who love to explore by walking. Pub across and another next to hotel made it a noisy evening as our room faced the street, but considering our limited time in the city, it was a good choice for our first introduction to this beautiful city. And for 50GBP per night, we weren't expecting the Ritz Carlton!
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Other names for Hotel Ibis Edinburgh
- accor edinburgh centre
- Address: 6 Hunter Square - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1QW - United Kingdom
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