Jurys Inn Hotel

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Jurys Inn Hotel

, Edinburgh
3 star

Rooms: 186

43 Jeffrey Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1DG - United Kingdom (131) 200 3300
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Truely Awful

from RKJP
I stayed here with a friend during the Open 2005. We were allocated a room in what I thought was the older section of the hotel (as you face the front of the building on the right hand side).

The room was boiling (no air-conditioning). There were exposed pipes where the insulation wasn't covering the pipe it acted like a radiator.

There were no facilities in the room - no tea, coffee or anything.

The bathroom wasn't clean.

The rooms were not sound proofed so I heard trains being shunted around all night.

The breakfast was poor - we asked if we could have breakfast early as we were leaving the room early to catch a train to get to the golf. We were told we could get continental breakfast - this consited of 3 cerals, some milk and some fresh orange. A token gesture and rather pathetic.

The only good thing about the hotel was the lcoation of the hotel is good - near the station and the royal mile. the staff were also very nice.

It is a shame to write such a bad review of the hotel as I am not that picky and happy to stay anywhere. However I really do think this hotel is not worth the money and a Travel Lodge would have been much better.

Find somehwere else!

Rip off

from amandahep
Supported Live 8 Make Poverty History. I think Jurys Inn where trying to make their Guests poor so we could understand the sentiment. Doubled their fee for the one night stay of the concert. After paying £80 each for a twin room we were asked at check in if we would like extras such as breakfast at the cost of £18. Yes, they had not included breakfast. Very mean of them. I have heard reviews of other hotels in Edinburgh and I would not frequent this greedy companies hotels again. They reckoned on reception that we would have paid more if we had booked direct with them.
We went to a cafe on the Royal Mile for Breakfast.
If you really want to stay after that... the rooms were ok, nice clean bed, Tv and coffee/tea making facilities. No freebies just Dove body wash/hand wash attached to the wall. Bathroom did have a musty odour but not too bad.

Just Beware of the hotel alltoghther

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed on the night of 15th march. After a long drive we were looking forward to a couple of nice romantic nights in Edinburgh. It all went wrong before we had stepped in the hotel. The "Parking" outside where we had been told that you could stop to drop off and book in was 200m of road works. We stopped at the end and struggled with our bags continually worrying about the car we had left. We checked in for 2 nights with the "Grumpy" staff (noticed she was the Asst manager". We went to the room. What a disaster. It was without the second worst room I had stayed in ever. It was basic, not very clean, in need of re decoration, ripped bed cover and dated bathroom. I was gutted. A nice couple of night for my partner !!! What a joke. We went to park the car in the "reccomeded carpark" a 3 min walk. Just has to be seen to be belived. Just did not want to leave my car there. Not even 24hour access.
We went for a drink in a local bar and I checked into the Raddison nearby for the next night. On return to our room we had to step over painters sheets, radio and paint to get to our room. The last straw. We were moved and had our rate reduced. The hotel was advertised as a nice clean 3 *. The only star I would give would be 1 for the loation. Unless they get there act together, stay somewhere else for the same money.

Beware of good deals.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent two nights at the Jury's Inn. I really expected a nice room. While bathing, I noticed that a previous guest had been sick and the staff had not cleaned the entire restroom. When I pulled back the covers at bedtime, the bedspread was covered in stains. I thought that we could just use the blanket and have the bedspread changed in the morning. When I removed the bedspread, the blanket was just as dirty as the bedspread. I phoned the front desk, asking for housekeeping. I was informed that housekeeping was closed for the day and asked if they could be of assistance. I explained that I would like to have clean bedding. We did get a clean blanket, but no bedspread.

The next morning, I again tried to contact housekeeping. The front desk asked if they could be of help. I again expressed my desire for a clean bedspread and also informed her of how the restroom really needed to be cleaned. I was assured that this would be taken care of. After returning from a day out sightseeing, I saw that the bedspread had been changed. However, this bedspread was just as dirty as the previous one. The restroom also was not cleaned.

The staff was friendly, but should have followed through with their customers requests.

Good Value and Good Location

from dcrose
Fairly basic but the room was quiet and clean and got a good rate. Close to the train station, old town and shopping areas. No taxis waiting in front but the front desk called one and it was there in 5 minutes.

A good choice if you can get it cheap!

from belcheee
I stayed here with my girlfriend last January (2004). It was alright, but I have given it four stars as it was also very cheap and so more than we expected.

The rooms were clean enough and fairly roomy, although we could smell a slight whiff of damp towels (perhaps we were near the laundry room).
We were also towards the back of the hotel and were woken briefly in the mornings by someone loading some metal crates - quite noisy! - but we managed to drift back to sleep.

The location was good, it's a five minute walk from the railway station (Waverley) and is only a minute away from the Royal Mile, very central!

The staff were pleasant and helpful enough, and the restaurant looked nice, although we didn't use it. We did go in a bar in the hotel (an Irish one) which was nice for a drink.

Overall, its not luxurious but if you can get it quite cheap its in a superb location and clean enough!

Very happy with this hotel

from castlerock
I arrived at the Jurys Inn on Tuesday 07Dec04. I had had a very long trip, first flying out of Boston into Heathrow then taking a 4 hour train ride from London to Waverley Station in Edinburgh. My first pleasant suprise is that The Jurys Inn is a 3 minute walk from Waverley. Note, I had a suitcase and a large duffle bag and was travelling by myself, mostly uphill to The Jurys Inn. If I can do it anyone can.

Upon check-in I was asked if I wanted smoking or non smoking, which again was a pleasant suprise in a city full of smokers. I received the key to my room on the 6th floor and made my way to the elevator. My room was very large, espescially for a single and the bathroom contained a shower AND bath tub. I had read previous reviews about a funny smell coming from the toilet and those reviews were right. I wasn't quite sure what the smell was but leaving the lid down did the trick..no more unpleasant odor. Not ammenities except a hair dryer are included but I prefer my own products anyway.

The hotel is located 2 minutes walk from the Royal Mile and 5 mintes walk from Princes Street. Lots of restaurants and cafes are located in the area. I recommend a place right across the street that specializes in baked potatos if you are on a tight budget by the way. The Arch Restaurant is lovely for dinner at the end of the day. The one night I ate there the Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding was divine! There is also a pub/bar in the hotel. I did not go there however because the smoke was very thick in its' vicinity.

In conclusion, the Jurys Inn is a low maintenance hotel which iffers the basic needs of the Edinburgh traveller.

very very surprised...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wow... after reading the above reviews days before departing for Edinburgh, i sure did have my concerns.
All i can say is.. did any of the negative people on here actually visit the same place as us?...
The staff were very helpful The rooms were very clean and spacious. The food, although not sampled at every meal due to using restaurants in the Beautiful City, was still very good.
I will say the outer look of the building wasnt as grand as the stunning work we saw on other hotels in Edunburgh.. it was still however fantastic value for money. Great views out of our bedroom window. And beautifully lit up for Christmas. A truely enjoyable 4 days..

great value for money

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed at Jurys Inn Edinburgh in July, The Reception staff were unfriendly and unhelpful from the very start but what made up for this was our room it was a good size room with one single and one double and for a budget hotel the decor of the room was excellant we cant fault anything with the room. breakfast was plentyfull and had a good choice but the draw back in the resturant was having to line up to get served for breakfast, i would stay in Jurys Inn Edinburgh again if i every get back to your beautifull country

s ok, but not much more.

from traveltimeCanberra
We had a mixed experience at the Jurys Inn
The good:
The location, within a couple of minutes walk of the Royal Mile.
The breakfast
The friendly reception staff.
Reasonable value for money by Edinburgh standards.

The bad:
Cleanliness - our first room was musty & dusty & smelt of cigarette smoke. The room we moved to was better, but it still looked like it needed a good scrub. Either the cleaning staff don't care or they don't have time to care. Rooms decoration was pretty basic.
Noise - as other reviewers commented, the noise from the railway station can be intrusive.

I would check out other options before staying here again.

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  • Address: 43 Jeffrey Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1DG - United Kingdom
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