"This is not a fancy hotel. However, the rooms are clean, there are good facilities and every member of staff are superb. Very friendly, polite, smartl ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 10 Nov 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the overall value at KM Central. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Festival Theatre. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus breakfast (surcharge) and laundry facilities. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 45 rooms over 4 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a TV.

  • All rooms offer TVs, coffee/tea makers and showers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include luggage storage
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Festival Theatre and 6 minutes on foot from University of Edinburgh

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£65 per night

Standard Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

KM Central ratings based on 24 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for KM Central

Everyone (5) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (2) Friends (4) Other (3)
5 out of 5
Clean and tidy. Lovely rooms. Staff very helpful and freindly.

Posted by on 4 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Mar 2019 by Hotel Operations Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your 5 stay review. I am very glad to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful. It is very important to us to always live up to a high customer service standard. Thank you for your kind comments in regards to the rooms. I will be sure to pass on your kind messages to our team! We do hope to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards Pawel Szlachta

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5

Worth the money.

Location: 10 minute walk to The Royal Mile then onto the Castle or Princess Street for the arts.
This is not a fancy hotel. However, the rooms are clean, there are good facilities and every member of staff are superb. Very friendly, polite, smartly dressed and very professional. Centrally located a mere ten minute walk from Waverley Station but take a taxi... The journey is all uphill. Great going into town. I would stay again. An excellent budget hotel.

Posted by , from Dublin on 10 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic weekend, staff were awesome

Spent a weekend, the room although small was very comfortable. Space was just what we needed. The staff in the dining hall were very welcoming and helpful. Fully recommend this hotel to friends and family. Close enough to walk to the Christmas market and the restaurants within a few minutes walk.

Posted by on 8 Dec 2015

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4 out of 5

Fringe visit

Kenneth McKenzie rooms are clean, comfortable and basic! There are four floors & no lift so people with mobility problems would find it difficult. The location is great for the Fringe for the comedy Pleasance area, Aedinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile, a little further to Prince Street etc ( about 15 minute walk. The staff in the Richmond apartments reception area & in the breakfast room ( the breakfast of which was very good) were exceptionally friendly and courteous, overall a good stay.

Posted by on 4 Sep 2015

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3 out of 5

handy for Edinburgh centre

Rather like a student hostel but the rooms were clean and functional for an overnight stay and the breakfast plus welcoming helpful staff made up for any shortfalls!!

Posted by on 30 Sep 2014

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Staff !!!

Had a lovely stay here and the staff could not have been more helpful, and a big thanks to Bill on reception for all his help with the parking. The room was very nice and breakfast was lovely with such a wonderful choice. When back in Edinburgh will def be back !!

Posted by on 24 Jul 2013

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4 out of 5

Perfect stay for a few nights

The room was clean and had all the basics you need to stay a night. I was delighted to find out that it had a WiFi as well. I really liked that I arrived late and I was still well welcomed. The staff in general was very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast with fresh strawberries and fruits provided though no baked beans with cooked breakfast... I appreciated the possibility to leave my luggage in a locked luggage room on my day of departure. Very good value for the price you pay!

Posted by on 25 Jun 2013

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4 out of 5

Excellent value and location

Only stayed one night for Edinburgh Marathon, but would have been happy to stay longer. Good student accomodation ideally situated very close to Royal Mile and helpful, friendly staff with good breakfast options.

Posted by on 30 May 2012

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3 out of 5

edinburgh weekend

very clean,bed comfortable,tiolet clean but shower was very claustrophobic. The dinning room was comfortable and the service was good with a good choice of food. Staff very friendly and helpful. the hotel itself is in a good location for the centre of edinburgh, only down side is there is no lift but would still stay there again.

Posted by on 11 Dec 2011

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Property Features

KM Central offers its guests laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. This 3-star Edinburgh bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.5 km / 8.4 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

KM Central offers 45 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This Edinburgh bed & breakfast provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 13.50 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Kenneth Mackenzie Edinburgh, Scotland
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National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.