I loved the location - one block off the Royal Mile and a short walking distance to trains and buses. I thought the room and bed were comfortable... a little hot at night but that was solved by opening the window and turning the heating system off. The room and bathroom were very clean. There were no phones in the room (which means no wake up calls) […] so bring an alarm. The internet signal was poor in my room... the front desk was able to look up information for me as an alternative. I was not allowed to check in early, however they had free luggage storage which I used for two days between hotel stays when I could not take one of my suit cases with me for a tour. Overall, I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Extremely convenient and cost-effective!"
This hotel did not even show up on our radar when we began searching for hotels in Edinburgh. We were traveling with luggage and didn't want to have to lug stuff everywhere. We're so glad we found it. This hotel is so close to Waverley station and a short walk (albeit very uphill for those with mobility issues, occasionally up some stairs/closes) to […] the Royal Mile. At a very affordable price, this hotel was bare bones but comfortable. Small bathroom with not a ton of space to spread out or 2 people to get ready. Few toiletries. No closets to hang clothes up. Small table space. We were just 2, but I don't know about size of rooms for larger family or if you bring a lot of luggage. If you are looking for a luxurious splurge, this is not it. But if you are looking for a safe, convenient, clean place to hang your hat while out and about visiting Edinburgh, try this place. We would return here again if we were back in the city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very convenient location in the new town but across the street from waverly bridge street bus station for airlink. Then a quick 5 min walk to old town. The rooms are run down and the construction noises are distracting. Service was average.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome location walking distance to Royal Mile"
Modern, clean hotel. A bit unusual layout to get to rooms. Easy walk to shops, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, food, etc. GREAT LOCATION!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel. Great price."
Walking distance to the Castle and to New Town. Clean minimalist rooms. Nice bathrooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the Balmoral"
Within walking distance of major attractions. Excellent place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Good Night--"
I stayed just one night at Motel One, but the staff, particularly Nicole at the front desk, were very supportive with a contact problem I had. The floor plan of hallways is complex, but signs make it navigable. The room itself was quiet and well appointed. The location is excellent, just two blocks down from the Royal Mile, and two blocks from the Waverly […] Train Station, where you can park all day (most of the streets are 3 hours). Don't be fooled by the name "Motel." This is not a roadside stopover--it is a charming full service hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Minimalist design budget priced"
The hotel is clean and new with modern, minimalist design. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. The free wifi service was reliable and easy to use. It's a hotel that offers basic comforts at a reasonable price, ideal for travelers on a budget who want to be in the center of the old town of Edinburgh.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great base for business or sightseeing"
The location was a short walk from the train station. Great location, nice, modern, sparse-but-comfortable rooms. Good breakfast in the morning to get you started. A perfect hotel at a great price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An Affordable Gem"
Motel One was a special find onHotel.com. We needed a convenient spot near Waverly Station following a train tour of Scotland. Motel One is a gem. Recently refurbished and staffed with warmth and service-focused staff. Breakfast is continental style, but the food is fresh and of good value. The location is especially convenient for both old town and […] new town walk abouts. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mediocre Hotel in Great Spot"
The hotel itself is mediocre at best - the layout is haphazard, the rooms are sometimes oddly shaped, the shower temperature fluctuates between hot and cold and doesn't have much pressure, the beds are rock-hard, and one day the banging from the kitchen woke us up at 6 am and didn't stop by the time we left at 11am. There's no way to contact the front […] desk from the room and the internet barely works. There is no A/C, which honestly usually isn't an issue in Scotland, but then again it makes me wonder how well their heat system works because there is no way to change the temperature in the room, just increase the fan speed. The bar in the lobby is ridiculously overpriced. And there is no parking - the closest garage is past the train station. But the personnel were nice, the place was clean, and the location is absolutely fantastic. It's next to the train station (but we never heard sounds from the station or anything), only one street away from the Royal Mile, and is within walking distance of absolutely everything. There are several key attractions within a half-mile of this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Convenient to everything though a little noisy at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location for Royal Mile. Staff was very helpful, recommended great restaurant prior to theater reservationsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location at a fair price!"
We enjoyed our stay at the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. The location is great - very central and right in the middle of the Royal Mile. The room itself was comfortable and decently-sized for a city. Parking can be a bit of a hassle if you have a car with you but there is a parking deck not too far away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient for train station and national gallery"
The hotel was comfortable, though less frills that I would have thought. The wireless worked part of the time, but in the evening, when most of the hotel was apparently using it, it was so slow as to be functionally useless. People were helpful, the room was clean, and the location was ideal for me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was unhappy only with the lack of telephone in the room or any other way to contact the front desk. Otherwise it was lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, small room"
The staff were friendly and helpful. I actually had forgotten to print a voucher out that I needed for the hop-off-hop-on bus and the concierge let me come behind the desk and use their computers and printers. It was very nice. The room was clean, but small. We did smell smoke through the window...no idea where it was coming from because the window […] appeared to open up to just a brick wall. The location was perfect. The bar was nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My experience was nearly a perfect stay. The only draw back was a few quirky things with the actual room: no nightstand, odd light switches(you never quite knew which switch turned on/off which lights) , two twin blankets for queen bed rather than one large blanket and there were no bars of soap to wash hands with only body wash gel. Other than these […] few quirks I highly recommend staying here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel and Great location"
Great hotel in a great location. Staff were very helpful. breakfast was good. Room not overly large but not small and very nice appointments.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value hotel"
Decent, good value hotel. Main complaint was that despite having a queen sized bed, I only had two single duvets and didn't sleep too well as a result. Breakfast seemed expensive for what was a pretty basic buffetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great stay...staff we're great and a credit to you.... Great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in the heart of Edinburgh"
very good location, hotel is brand new. Only negative point our room 519, we could hear the elevator announcment from it, it was not very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for the Castle"
Great location, excellent service, Staff very friendly and courteous, spotlessly clean and would definitely book again when the need arises.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a brilliant stay, fantastic location, easy access to shops, restaurants, pubs, gardens, the station and bus tours. The continental breakfast was tasty and plenty of choices. The staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Edinburgh in March"
Very Enjoyable stay. Great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"All good except the little things"
The hotel was in a fantastic location (right by the station and only 10 mins from a tram stop) and everything is walking distance (Edinburgh Castle 15 mins) The only things that bothered me about the room were the plugs were in odds locations so had difficulty charging up phones and cameras and the breakfast was very pricey. Also everytime I tried to […] get a drink at the bar no one was there. Apart from that lovely hotel and would recommend staying here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Motel One Edinburgh Royal"
Perfect location near Waverley station as we had an early train to catch. The room was comfortable and nicely decorated. Very happy with our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous hotel, amazing location!"
A fabulous hotel in an amazing location. The staff couldn't do enough for us and were always friendly and efficient, the rooms and the whole hotel were in excellent condition and clean.I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed for two nights . The location is good, just a short walk from the station and very convenient for the hop on -hop off buses which we used a lot. The room was small but well thought out apart from the clothes rail being over the mirror. Staff were friendly and helpful. No hand soap which was a bit inconvenient. Would stay again. Good value for […] money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect stay in the center"
Perfect hotel to visit Edinburgh. Just in front of the station and few minutes away from the castle. Staff is very gentle, the breakfast is rich and overall was a very pleasant stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel great location ideal if you just want a base in the middle of the city. Careful when booking as they charge per person not per room as it says so I was stung for more money on check in. Genuine mistake but really annoying!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than my expectation!"
Good hotel with a great service and a superb location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing location, great service"
Totally loved it...close to all major tourist placesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed our stay. The bed was so comfy, one of the best night sleeps ever. We were just a bit dissapointed with the room size as we expected it to be bigger, and the sockets where arranged around the room in weird places. But other than that we had a great stay and would definetly recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice and clean hotel, the service was really professional and friendly. However the Room with the View (on the 7th floor at least) wasn't worth an extra expense as it only had one small window to lookout from. Also no bin for the rubbish. Otherwise it was a really enjoyable stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value in the middle of Edinburgh"
Good standard of hotel and a very good price. some of the TV channels did not work though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and affordable"
Fantastic staff. Couldn't do enough for us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel, ideal location"
we stayed here with family for a night out in Edinburgh. We were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The décor / bar area was lovely and constantly being cleaned. The hotel toilet was absolutely spotless and very pristine clean. Overall a great night and ideal 2 min walk location from Edinburgh Waverley train station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel, very central."
Stayed for 3 nights jan 2015. Got bus from airport which stopped 1minute away from hotel (train station just across the road). Princes St gardens outside front door so very central! Beautiful hotel, well decorated. Rooms great, clean and well equipped with tea/ coffee facilities, hairdryer, tv etc. Beds are very comfy too. Rooms could do with a few […] more clothes hangers and some hair conditioner but overall an excellent hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is very modern, the staff friendly and helpful, the location ideal and to top it off it's cheap. What more could you want?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Right in the centre, ideal for exploring Edinburgh. Staff were great, rooms were great and very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Great place for stay . Nice, clean, comfortable with great localisation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for a short city stay"
Great location and basic room was an excellent size. Nice bathroom, comfortable bed. Only two complaints - floors were very creaky and the room was far too hot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really good hotel"
We stayed here 3 nights and it was our first time in Edinburgh so we wanted somewhere central for efficient tourism, but at a reasonable price. This hotel fit the bill. It was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly. The only problem we had was that the flush in our bathroom broke on the last night at 18:30 and they could not fix it as they had […] no onsite maintenance so we had to move room. Our room had no view and people were able to look in if we didn't have the curtains drawn. Nevertheless, we would recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Definatly a little gem fabulous location and great value for money :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, very central to all tourist spots and transport. Quiet room despite central location. The staff were very pleasant. Hotel was very basic but comfortable. A minor thing...we would have liked some soap in the bathroom to wash our hands.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Edinburgh Royal Motel One"
greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleasantly surprised"
Booked to stay here on a Saturday night. Unlike other Edinburgh hotels a 2 night stay wasn't mandatory over the weekend. Having stayed in the Holiday Inn the previous night (with colleagues), I decided to move closer to Waverley Stn. Have watched this hotel being 'done up' each time I've come to Edinburgh and was keen to see what it was like and am […] pleased to say I wasn't disappointed. I had a single room at the back so it was quiet; plenty of space for one, lovely bathroom. Some previous guest had spilled something down the wall next to the table and the stain hadn't been removed. Otherwise I would sum up: Great staff, lovely welcome; meandering impersonal corridors creating rather a severe approach to rooms. Rooms, again basic but more than adequate for an overnight stay. Bed and bedding good. Price very good, compares well, if not better, than other Edinburgh hotels of this standard. Minor complaint, 3 out of 4 of the UHT milks provided on the drink tray was sour. Could've spoken to reception but it wasn't that much of a problem as I had soft drinks with me. Great location, lovely staff, nice welcome and cosy room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel with great location"
Thought it was a shame they only did continental breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
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