Radisson SAS Hotel

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Radisson SAS Hotel

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80 High Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1TH - United Kingdom | (0 31)5579797
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from ange1a
Unless you don't like to sleep! We recently stayed in this hotel, for 2 nights in December. First impressions of the hotel where good, and the problems didn't start until around 8pm. A Christmas party was being held downstairs and the disco went on until about 1am. Impossible to sleep. We where on the fourth floor so imagine what it would be like on the first floor. Then 8 am on the dot Saturday morning, they decided to clear all the glass bottles away from the previous night. Loud crashing and breaking glass every 5 minutes or so. That went on for about half an hour. We where situated on the back of the hotel and thought about asking to be moved, but I imagine it would be worse on the front as the hotel is situated on a busy main road. The second night there was no problems, but on Sunday morning at about 9.30am, it sounded like they where drilling holes in the walls to put up shelves or something. I'm glad I wasn't hung-over! The problems of noise aren't helped by the fact that it is just single glazing, it was like the window was open the whole time. Also, had tried to have a bath - murky green coloured water came out the taps. Hmm, Pleasant. And, the breakfast was ??????15. We turned this down and walked up the hill oposite the hotel (towards the castle) and had our big fried breakfast for ??????5 in a nice little cafe. So much for a romantic weekend away. However, I definatley recommend Edinburgh for a visit, especially at Christmas. It's magical, especially seeing the reindeer!

t fault the Radisson SAS

from A TripAdvisor Member
Have just returned from a midweek break staying at the excellent Radisson SAS on the Royal Mile. I was very impressed by this hotel. We had a twin room with a good view. The room was spotless and well equipped. I booked via Octopus Travel which gave me a very good rate which included breakfast and what a breakfast it was - a wide choice buffet style in a lovely setting.

The location of this hotel is perfect to explore the whole city.

I will return to this hotel when I visit my fave city of Edinburgh again.

Dated and Dirty !!!

from rossco026
Just returned from a night in the hotel and found the room to be very dark, dingy but a good size. The tiles had mildew on them and the sink was old aged and looked terrible plus there were other peoples hairs in the bath!!! yuck !!! The bed was also very soft and you nearly sank to the floor - not worth the money - it needs modernisation and cleaned up a bit !!!! Wont return unless the facilities improve and the rooms - very disappointed - stay in the Travel Inn better, cheaper and cleaner all round !!!

A dissapointing stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I stayed at the hotel for one night in room 405 situated on the top floor. There was a lot of traffic noise and having managed to get to sleep at 12.30am we were woken at 4.30am by a continuous droning/pulsating noise, I thought from the heating. On contacting the duty manager he told me that he was aware of the problem with this particular room and the noise was caused by an extractor unit. He did offer to change the room but we were getting up in three hours later and did not think it worth while.
So a word of warning, avoid room 405 if you want a good nights sleep.

s crown!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in the Radisson for two nights in November'04. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of our double room...very spacious with all the amenities I love to see in a hotel room ie. tea/coffee making facilities, iron, hair dryer, safe, minibar, complimentary bottled water. Attention to detail in the rooms is surprising and I could not fault a single thing.
The overall service in the hotel was excellent. The public areas, especially the restaurant, were of a very high standard. The restaurant & room service menus were also very reasonably priced. The staff members we encountered were very courteous.
For us, the hotels' location was it's major selling point....right on the Royal Mile, minutes from Edinburgh Castle and on the right side of the city for many of the live music venues. The main shopping area is only 5 minutes walk from the hotel so all in all the Radisson is an excellent choice for those looking for the perfect city break.

Excellent Service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Radisson SAS Edinburgh just 3 weeks ago. The rooms were pleasant and the staff was wonderful! We had an incident with our rental car - a dead battery - the staff went out of their way to help us and get us back on the road to catch a plane. We will be contacting management with the names of the employees as they deserve recognition for their service.

creme de la creme

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in this hotel in March 2004. This is the best hotel i have every stayed in! It is perfect in location and to a very high standard.
The Scottish breakfast is FAB! I thourghly recomend the Haggis!!!!!!!!!!!! This hotel has great facilities icluding the indoor heated pool.

upmarket and central

from mark-southside
This hotel upholds the standards one would expect of the Crowne Plaza name. However the Disney-esque scottish castle style of the building gives you a good impression of what is on offer.
It is situated very centrally on the Royal Mile. The advantage is that you can fall out of the hotel and immediately to hand are all the attractions that the Tourist Industry would like you visit, eg the Castle and Whisky Heritage Centre. The disadvantage if you're looking for a quiet life is that the streets are thronged with tourists during the day and 'revellers' at night, however in the hotel its serene. The Royal Mile has a lot of ancient buildings and sights but there are a fair sprinkling of tourist tat shops, chain pubs and restaurants, and a few licences taken with history, eg John Knox never actually lived in 'John Knox's House' opposite the hotel. All the sightseeing open-top buses pass the hotel.
Back in the hotel, all the rooms I have been in are well appointed.
Staff are efficient and courteous. Children are well catered for without being a intrusive to other guests. There is an indoor pool. The hotel is big enough to swallow functions such as Weddings and business Conferences with ease.
The Crowne Plaza has its own taxi rank, but if you are travelling to/from the main train station at Waveley (4 hours from London), you are unlikely to get a smile from the driver as its 2-3 minutes away max. Walking should only take you 10 minutes but to the hotel its uphill.
This is an upmarket hotel and is not going to appeal to backpackers and students. However sometimes you can get bargain rates and you can a lot more luxury for maybe only 50% more than the bog standard Travellodge round the corner.
This is one of the more consistent hotels I have been in and its a safe choice if you are on an expense account, have 24 hours to check off the main tourist sights or can negotiate a deal for a family room.

Perfect for us.

from A TripAdvisor Member
With all respect, I really wonder if I stayed at the same hotel as some of the other posters. My husband and I travel a great deal, especially in the UK. We booked the R-SAS expecting it to be short on charm and high on convenience, and we were very pleased with the choice. The staff absolutely bent over backward, and our corner suite was huge and spotless. Yes, it is a tad bland, but when you're a family recovering from jet lag, that's what you want. The staff got us checked in early, and helped with our every request. The location in Old Town cannot be beat. With that location, you get a bit of noise, but that's city life. A word of caution, try to book a breakfast inclusive package because their breakfast, while wonderful, is hideously overpriced. Still, all things considered, I would give this hotel pretty close to five stars.


from Sawasdee12
Good position on the Royal Mile, an easy walk to the castle, rest was only average, pretty bashed about with very blah rooms this was a letdown after a long flight from the USA, I suspect you may find a quality B&B better in Edinburgh after observing some of the other "name" hotels, city is fun and a great walking town, you have to pay stupid $$ to feel good, we could have done the Waldorf NYC week end rate for a few $$ more, ps the other Radisson SAS hotels are a lot better, especially in London and Manchester Airport, however the UK has always had many nasty poor value hotels so it's always pot luck, take the rough with the smooth, pps the Bank hotel was next door and has a few rooms over a very popular pub, you fight your way past hordes of young drinkers outside and inside to register and access the room, all very Euro squalid !!! Why does every hotel in UK treat you as though they are doing you a favor, prices are always poor value and coupled to a weak dollar take loads of money ! and do your research if you want "charm"

Top Local Tips for Edinburgh

Stay out of the Restaurant in the Lobby, Itchycoo. If you want to have a nice meal with your wife/girlfriend stay out of this pompous bar/restaurant. The waitstaff is atrocious.

Don't miss the Falkirk Wheel We rented a car to go to the Falkirk Wheel, which is a boat lift that takes the place of locks. It's one of a kind in the world, and is really interesting. It lifts a barge 35M from 1 canal to another in 5 minutes,and it take the energy to boil 8 kettles of water to do it. It's an engineering marvel, and very architectural to boot. You pay 8 pounds to get in the boat and actually experience it. It's about an hour outside of Edinburgh.

Skip the Whiskey Tour Skip the whiskey tour, it was overpriced and it was one long commercial. If you are into history, go to Mary Kings Close. Register early on in the day for it on the Royal Mile. My wife and I had a great time at Mary Kings Close, bad time at the Whiskey Tour.


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  • Address: 80 High Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1TH - United Kingdom
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