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Stay Central Hotel

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH1 1JS (Show on map)

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"Great location, wonderful staff and great service..."

  • Jenny, Singapore
  • June 9, 2015
  • Area: Edinburgh Old Town
  • Rooms : 37
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Stay Central Hotel

24-hour front desk


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family room

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safety deposit boxes

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free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s eclectic Cowgate and a short stroll from everywhere, Stay Central Hotel aims a little bit higher than simply providing you with a good night’s sleep. The property has 37 fresh and refurbished bedrooms that are perfect for two to share or bedrooms for up to six guests. Wi-Fi Internet access is also available. Each of the lovely bedrooms have large flat screen TVs, iPod docks, rain showers, and lots of little extras you won’t expect. Stay Central Hotel wants to be known forevermore as the wee hotel in the middle of Edinburgh that blew your socks off. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s eclectic Cowgate and a short stroll from everywhere, ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
0.1 Miles

Distance to Airport
1.0 Miles

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Jenny L. Couples Singapore, June 9, 2015
Great location, wonderful staff

Great location, wonderful staff and great service
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Kant S. Solo travelers Thailand, May 8, 2015
Lively hotel in Edinburgh's Old town

Comfy room, Prime Location, Reasonable Price
I got double room which is super large for me as solo traveller, the room condition was great, perfect. Only one thing is the problem with heater, I inform the staff but they come to fix soon after. The location was very good, right in the middle of the Old town, near the attraction (Edinburgh castle and National museum of Scotland). The room provided good tea corner with drinks, all you need for a shower. The room feel modern and clean. Recommended for everyone, I will surely re-visit the place again if I got a good price like this time.
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Michael A. Business travelers United Kingdom, January 22, 2015

Room Comfort, Staff friendly, Clean Room
Always a good stay here. Clean Rooms, Comfy at all times and staff always helpful!
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Ashley S. Solo travelers Canada, December 12, 2014
Very nice hotel, restaurant and good location

Cleanliness, design and restaurant
Stay was very nice and had a good location just on the edge of the city center. The food at the restaurant was quite good. The bar was quite loud during the weekend which came up to the room and the blue lights from the window illuminated the room completely blue all night which may be inconvenient for light sleepers. Overall, a nice place to stay.
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Rahman S. Families with older children Singapore, November 26, 2014
Big and spacious rooms

Spacious rooms, friendly staff, feels like home!
It was awesome! The rooms were big and spacious and were even wheelchair-friendly. Love the rainfall showers! Good range of tv channels too! Love the concept of the room as well. However, wifi was a bit hard to receive. Perhaps because we were located at the back of the hotel? The only place where I could get a strong signal was in the bathroom or seated next to the bathroom door. Also, the hotel was a bit of a walk from the city centre. You would have to navigate yourself to get to the hotel. We almost got lost. If you're carrying bulky items or multiple lugggages and with small children, I would highly recommend taking a cab to the hotel as the route to the hotel is not on flat terrain. Alternatively, there is a flat terrain but you would have to walk a longer distance and you would have to figure it out yourself (google maps did not indicate that we had to climb a hill to get to the location).
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Hubertus D. Couples Netherlands, July 27, 2014
funky relaxed place

location, funky, staff
Fantastic fun hotel, beautiful rooms and excellent personal service. Makes me feel young again:)
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Joann S. Solo travelers Malaysia, June 22, 2014
Great for the young at heart

Location, room amenities, bar next door
It's like a posh backpackers - hip and trendy feel with young staff and communal areas for guests to mingle, yet provides the privacy and quality amenities of a 4 star hotel (super comfy bed, extra choc mallow with coffee in the room and much better toiletries than some higher end hotels). Rooms bait small but had a spacious bathroom. Located in what felt like an area of student hostels and backpacker lodges, the pubs nearby were reasonably affordable - failing which, just head next door to the hotel's sister bar. 5mins walk to the royal mile and 10-15mins to train station and princes street for more public transport access, this is fantastic location. Walls are thin and there was a beer garden in the courtyard for World Cup so it did get pretty noisy.til late Might be different once the soccer s over though. Would definitely pick this again on my next trip there.
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Michael A. Business travelers United Kingdom, April 25, 2014
Brilliant Hotel

Location is good, Staff super friendly and Very clean room
I stay here often with business and it's perfect for a night or 2 stay. Clean rooms, very comfy and spacious bathroom. Nicely decorated and staff are very helpful. Walking distance to everywhere in the city centre. If staying with children ask for a higher floor as occasionally the noise can be loud.
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Michael A. Business travelers United Kingdom, April 11, 2014

Clean, comfy and great service
Brilliant hotel with attentive staff and rooms itself are big and very comfortable. Highly recommended
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Ching C. Couples Hong Kong, March 19, 2014
nice, relax

location, in-room facilities, helpful staff
nice room, helpful staff, good restaurants nearby
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Hotel Area: Edinburgh Old Town

apartment itself, location, cleanliness. Anne, Philippines July 7, 2015
Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Edinburgh Train Station (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Edinburgh Airport (11.1 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Great location" , "Spacious room" , "Wifi"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Edinburgh Dungeon (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Outlook Tower & Camera Obscura (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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