£60.00 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 4 May 2016 Check-out 5 May 2016

The Place

4 stars
View map of 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
51 reviews
Mother/Daughter trip

This is a small boutique hotel in a good location. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. I... See full review

  • Suzanne A.
  • 1 May 2016
Amazing everything!!

From the staff to the soap on the toilet was everything just amazing and even the little problens... See full review

  • Nicole C.
  • 26 Jan 2016
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.
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. 
Highlights
  • Centrally located in downtown Edinburgh and near the theater and shopping districts
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • On-site restaurant and cocktail bar
Nearby attractions
  • 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 location and nearby area

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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

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:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Place

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suzanne A.
Family
N/A
1 May 2016

Mother/Daughter trip

This is a small boutique hotel in a good location. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. I would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pauline M.
Family
N/A
30 Mar 2016

Be prepared to climb loads of stairs

Our room was on the top floor and they don't have a lift. We found it really tough and didn't look forward to going back to our room during our stay. We didn't even get help with taking our luggage up and down. Worse still our bed sheets were not changed for the 4 nights and had to ask for shower gel each day. But generally the hotel is nice and in good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicole C.
Couples
N/A
26 Jan 2016

Amazing everything!!

From the staff to the soap on the toilet was everything just amazing and even the little problens we have were fixed straight away. Highly recomended!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tinkerbell32
Single
N/A
20 Jan 2016

Fantastic, would recommend

Fantastic hotel, great location. Found staff very helpful, explained how to get around by bus or tram and best places to visit. Already looking forward to going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barbara S.
Family
N/A
29 Dec 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at The Place. One thing that was very helpful to us and appreciated was that even though we were checking out to go on a tour to the Highlands, they allowed me to store my very large suitcase at the hotel for no charge. It was very helpful as I would have had to lug this suitcase with me. I was able to get my luggage when we returned from the Highlands. The staff was very nice as was the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Owen The Saints
Couples
N/A
16 Dec 2015

Ideal location but not 4 star accommodation

Warm welcome on arrival by friendly staff. Bags taken to room because this hotel doesn't have a lift! Ordered a meal on the 1st night had to eat in residents lounge because restaurant in use for a Christmas party. My steak meal was adequate but my wife's beef contained a lot of gristle. Breakfast was poor. The pre cooked hot buffet Scottish breakfast was disgusting - best to order freshly cooked if you can. 2nd day of our weekend stay housekeeping did not clean our room or change towels in the bathroom. We paid extra for larger rooms but not worth the extra money. Hotel is ideally situated at the end of the line for the tram from the airport and also close to Princes street. There's a premier inn due to open just down the road in 2016 - I think we shall go there next time we visit Edinburgh. In summary the Place hotel is a 3 star hotel charging 4 star prices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SWYATOSLAV M.
Family
N/A
18 Nov 2015

awesome family trip

Hotel did not meet any criteria at all No change towels.cleanness at the level of 0 The only positive point was location,but there are other hotels at the same location Street level of the room like below the ground ,it is not even an hotel it is probably hostel at the very low level

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
abc86
Single
Fort Thomas
20 Oct 2015

very nice. will return

Great location. friendly staff. room small but met my needs just fine. Delicious food. friendly, efficient bar staff. definitely would recommend..... no problems at all....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adam M.
Couples
Portland
16 Oct 2015

Couple trip

The hotel is in the walking distance from Old Town and shopping area on Princess Street. The room was bigger than average and very quiet, which may not be the case if you are facing the street. Large, clean bathroom, likely recently remodeled. Internet was slow and frequently dropping connection. Hard mattress, which is a common issue in European hotels. Overall great hotel and I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Susanne M.
Single
Santa Clarita
10 Jul 2015

Good Location, Great Value

Stayed here 2 separate nights. Good location in New Town. Tram stop is right outside, which is very convenient. About 10 minute walk to Royal Mile. It does get warm in the upper floors, so ask for a fan, which they have a limited supply of. WiFi was okay, slow at times. Staff is friendly and professional. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

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