on May 9, 2007
This hotel is a 4-star hotel, no question, but in the moderate price range because of the offers available online.I had the most impeccable service I have ever had in the UK - from reception through concierge through leisure facility - all could not do more to make our trip better.It has a nice leisure centre - good gym which was well stocked with recent machinery and was never too busy, and the pool/sauna/steam room area was nice too.Rooms are good if not exceptional. All the amenities you'd want are there. However, they are not particularly big and our room had a tendency towards being stuffy. A small disappointment among excellence.This hotel is located near the bottom of the Royal Mile so that might not suit those who do not like to walk - but walking is a requirement in Edinburgh so I'd be happy to choose this location. It is beside Holyrood Castle and Park. The Park is for me the highlight of Edinburgh - a great city space that has been preserved in its natural state to give wild walks up to Arthur's Seat.There are different choices of pubs and restaurants nearby, and the restaurant in the hotel is very good too.Would highly recommend It. If I go back to Edinburgh, I would stay there again.
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