£45.67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Nov 2014 Check-out 11 Nov 2014

The Place

4 stars
34-38 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
28 reviews
Excellent location and stuff

Very lucky to book this hotel. Very warm and friendly stuff. Room comfortable and clean. The... See full review

  • Superzizi
  • 19 Jul 2014
first time Edinburgh visit

The staff was above all the shining gemstone in this crown. They helped me find a solution for a... See full review

  • Julienne M.
  • 29 Apr 2014
Explore heritage-rich Edinburgh while staying at this stylish boutique hotel
Housed in a beautiful Georgian Terrace, The Place welcomes discerning business and leisure travelers with chic accommodations in the heart of downtown Edinburgh. This privately owned boutique hotel effortlessly combines historic ambiance with modern design and conveniences. At The Place, diners can enjoy delectable breakfast items and scrumptious dishes from the in-house restaurant. Guests can have nightcaps at the cocktail bar. Pre-theater dinner and pre- and post-theater drinks are on offer, ideal since this sophisticated hotel is a short stroll from Edinburgh Playhouse. The Place also provides complimentary Wi-Fi access, limited off-site parking spaces at cost (upon request at the time of booking), and a Rolls Royce Phantom for executive transport (additional charge). No lift is available on site.

From The Place, tourists can wander around the downtown area and check out historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and shopping and entertainment opportunities. Vacationers can venture to the Royal Mile or take photos while discovering the wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Centrally located in downtown Edinburgh and near the theater and shopping districts
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • On-site restaurant and cocktail bar
The Place Rooms
Patrons at The Place can choose among the 47 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, each reflecting different character and design. All of the stylish units echo an inviting atmosphere and equipped with amenities for a more convenient stay. Some units come with coffee-making facilities, telephone, and TV. 
Things To Do:
  • Edinburgh Playhouse (0.2 mi / 0.32 km)
  • Princes Street (0.2 mi / 0.32 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.48 km)
  • Scottish National Gallery (0.4 mi / 0.72 km)
  • St Giles' Cathedral (0.5 mi / 0.80 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre (0.9 mi / 1.44 km)
  • King's Theatre (1.1mi / 1.76 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.3 mi / 2.08 km)

The Place Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
With a bit more floor space than the city doubles above and rooms from the first floor upwards, many (but not all) of these rooms have lovely views to the rear whilst a few others overlook the street. You can request either and we will try our best to allocate your preference. Decorated with style and fully equipped, the standard double suits most needs for a city break. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
STANDARD - TWIN
Situated on the lower ground floor, and most with a fairly decent amount of floor space. These fully equipped rooms are ideal for sharing with friends. Most of the twins are to the lower front of the building. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
SUPERIOR - DOUBLE
With a good mixture of street views and Fife views these rooms are towards the luxury end of our stock. Most of this room type can be twins or doubles (we assume a double unless you specifically request a twin) Lots of space, some with superb views of Fife (subject to availability) Aimed at the traveller coming for a special occasion, or for a longer stay, or for a romantic break or simply for those who just want that bit more space and luxury. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
LUXURY - SUITE
These are seriously big rooms aimed primarily at honeymoon guests and romantic breaks. Superbly decorated and finished with good lounging space, large televisions, superb bathrooms and big comfortable beds. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, large flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
SINGLE - ROOM
Small rooms tucked away in various parts of the hotel. Single bed, functional, comfortable and cheap. What more can we say! Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
COSY CITY DOUBLE - ROOM
Our cosy double rooms are aimed at those who simply want to drop their bags, explore the city and come back to sleep in comfort. The floor space is limited, although the rooms are still fully equipped, comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The beds are standard 4'6" doubles. Most of these rooms are on on the lower ground floor, away from any traffic noise, and they are naturally lit by our guest controlled electric velux windows. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

55.9566 -3.1897
Area served
New Town area close to Harvey Nicols, George Street and within a 10 minute walk to Waverley Train Station
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport - 8 miles

Nearby points of interest

  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.7 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.7 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.7 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.7 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.8 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Warriston: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.9 mi
  • The Grange: 1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.2 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for The Place

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marie D.
Business
Co. Laois, Ireland
11 Oct 2014

Lovely hotel and staff

Lovely hotel, location was perfect with the tram just outside the door. Our room was lovely and clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Taste Of Italy just down the road from The Place Hotel has really nice food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. something for everyone and very affordable. we ate there 3 times.

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business Vet
Business
Chicago
9 Oct 2014

Great Location

Right next to inter-city bus station & tram to airport within very short walk to Princess St. Good choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the vegetarian haggis at Henderson's-seriously, it is tremendous.

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hammersmith 02
Business
london england
22 Sep 2014

The Place Hotel.

I had one of the most welcoming 5 days stay at the 4 star hotel, the place, its within walking distance into town, and Edinburgh Castle, at the hotel it was clean with friendly pleasant hotel staff. But unfortunately The hotel has not lifts ( elevators). But it is really a nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Edinburg Castle is a most visit popular attraction.

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doc Who
Business
Danbury, CT
5 Sep 2014

Good hotel close to railway station

Easy to walk to the hotel from the railway station. Decent bar. Very helpful staff. Very clean rooms and quite spacious. However, lighting in bathroom quite dim, especially in front of the mirror. Breakfast is on the pricey side with one day's advance notice, and prohibitive is no notice is given. If you need to have the window open to cool down the room, you cannot do it overnight due to very high noise levels from the street and the tram line.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hanover and Thistle streets

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kalissa2014
Business
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
30 Aug 2014

Clean, comfortable, spacious

The room was very big and the bathroom was good too. Everything was clean. It was quiet, good night's sleep. Guy brought our luggage to the door. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mary super gran
Business
East Sussex
30 Jul 2014

City centre stay

The hotel is in a great location, close to restaurants and sights but there were difficulties, our room was double booked, which meant that having carried the bags up 73 steps - as there is no lift, we were then transferred to a room on the opposite side of the hotel, but this meant another climb of 73 steps. The staff were apologetic and polite, but it did take the edge off the break, upon leaving the bill was wrong with additional items charged to the room, which they did remove. Overall a nice hotel but not for people with mobility issues

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Superzizi
Business
Beijing,China
19 Jul 2014

Excellent location and stuff

Very lucky to book this hotel. Very warm and friendly stuff. Room comfortable and clean. The excellent location, 5 minutes walk to the center of the city and Main Street. Besides it is not located in the heart of the busy location, so we could enjoy the convenience traffic and away from the crowed visitors. The price is quite reasonable and valuable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

It is better to book the cheaper room and upgrade to a luxury one when you arrive if you stay a couple of days. Not a big difference in price.

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Classic chap
Business
Northumberland
11 Jul 2014

Excellent overnight stay

This Hotel offers a great combination of good location, clean modern rooms very helpful friendly staff, and excellent value for money. Our room was on the top floor, which gave us good exercise, but was quiet, being at the rear with some terrific views. Only one small problem; the bedside lamps did not work, but overall very good. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Try IGLU

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sorry Lassie
Business
Ontario, Canada
7 Jul 2014

Needs attention

The room was less than stellar. The sink fixtures weren't working and took three days to get fixed. I had to ask that the room be cleaned by the housekeeping staff and even with the do not disturb sign out in the morning, they knocked every morning. Great location but poor service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary Queen Scott
Business
Richmond virginia
11 Jun 2014

Great location. Great staff.

My daughter and I stayed five nights and had a wonderful experience. The staff was very helpful. The room was spacious. Buffet breakfast was delicious. The new tram runs from the airport to the hotel front door. And the location is very convenient to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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