Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh
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Wish we could have stayed longerfrom Alison202
We would recommended The Wok and Wine Chinese restaurant, on Frederick Street. The food is superb, with excellent service and a good atmosphere.
As far as attractions are concerned, a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith is facinating and well worth a visit, although we would advise visiting early on in the day to avoid the crowds.
not for me....from Travebug
Superb Findfrom DrH
It is on a small side street, at the base of Calton Hill. Edinburgh can be a very noisy place, this hotel is almost silent. The room was spacious, I had a queen size bed for a single. Beautiful, modern wood, brown and black trim decor, small refridge, tea maker and supplies. Great duvet blanket. New, spotless bathroom. My only complaint, is that after the great remodeling, you would think they would have had towel racks. Alas, they did not. But the variable spray shower head made up for it. (Last time I saw one of those, outside my own bathroom, was at the Ritz Carleton in Singapore)
Breakfast was included in my reduced, September Special price of 80GBP. The regular web price was 95GBP during the festival, I found a lower price which was instantly honored, with no downgrading of the room. I believe the rack rate was listed at 195GBP, a tad steep. Breakfast, by the way, was priced at 8.50 GBP for the continental, which was more than adequate, or 12.50 for the cooked Scottish (continental, plus porridge and egg/sausage/haggis/kippers, etc). The restaurant also served a 2 or 3 course dinner, I was less than impressed with the menu. Lots of nice restaurants, and a huge number of pubs within a very short walk.
Great bus service just outside the hotel or down the street, 80p per ride. Airport transfer bus line is a 5 minute walk around the corner. No need for taxis.
I've been travelling for 35 years. This hotel is a gem of a find. After seeing the locations of several of the other highly rated (and vastly more expensive) properties that are reviewed on this site, all I can say is they are not as easily reached on foot, and the traffic noise outside is much greater. Parliament House was just superb at every level. I can't imagine returning to Edinburgh and NOT staying here in the future.
Great Location, good valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Delightful Edinburgh Retreatfrom Slipstream
*When we checked out, an older couple, obviously on a red-eye flight from the USA + connecting to Edinburgh was told a room wasn’t available until 15.00h – nearly a 4 hour wait. They were rather stunned, since they didn’t announce their arrival time or had made arrangements for early check-in. Checking their lugguge off and using the lobby restroom wasn’t on their immediate plans. It’s my belief the staff would have accomodated them had they been informed in advance.
Perfect Locationfrom ScotsgalPerthshire
Good location thats about all!from A TripAdvisor Member
Room was small, shower leaked all over the bathroom floor and bed sheets were ripped. Breakfast was ok however we had dinner in the hotel one of the nights, (it being a Saturday night and not having booked any where we found it impossible to find a table elsewhere) - bad idea, it was awful poor poor quality. My salad when it evenually arrived came complete with a large piece of plastic, how they failed to spot it is beyond me.
Overall I would say this is probably the worst hotel we have ever stayed in and i am not fussy. Avoid!!
Good location, friendly, but a bit smallfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is a funny shape and it seems a long walk to the lift and to the rooms. The rooms themselves are clean and serve the purpose, but I did find them too warm and the shower was difficult to get in and out of. The screen only came part of the way across and you were left with a small space to climb in and out of. As I have slight mobility difficulties this was hazardous.
The staff were efficient and friendly, but given the small room etc I do not think I would want to stay for a longer period than the one or two night shoping/theatre break for which the hotel is ideal.
perfect for the theatrefrom ljd48
We had a room on the 3rd floor with a view over a graveyard, but when we looked out the window while waiting for the lift the view over Edinburgh looking towards the Firth of Forth was beautiful, so a room on that side of the hotel would be worth asking for. The breakfast in 'The Bistro' was very good with a large selection and was included in the price. We booked over the internet and got the room for £64. Well worth the price. We'll be back.
What more could you ask forfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Edinburgh
Places to eat Two good pubs are close by on the Royal Mile. The World's End pub had huge plates of crispy fish and chips. The Mitre Pub had an excellent meat platter. The meat platter had a rocket lettuce salad (yum!), some Oxfordshire sausage (wonderful, wonderful wonderful!!!), strips of tender, succulent steak, and a skewer of chicken, onion rings, garlic ciabarra bread, and new potatoes. Boy, was it good The Wetherspoon pub on George's Street had a inexpensive meal deal - hamburger, chips, and a beer for £4.99. By the way, to order food in a pub, first, go find a table. Note the number of the table and then go up to the bar to order and tell the bartender the number of your table. They will bring the food/drink to you at your table.
Don't forget to eat at conventional hours. After ten PM it's lucky if you find anything but chip shops.
Two day pass for buses and attractions. If you plan to see the main attractions, check into the two-day pass that includes unlimited use of the hop on-hop off buses and admission to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, and the Royal Yacht Brittania. This can be purchased at the Tourist Information Center, and saves a few pounds over the cost of single admission to each.
Other names for Parliament House Hotel
- parliament hotel edinburgh
- Address: 15 Calton Hill - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 3BJ - United Kingdom
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