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"Good stay. Will stay again. Only down side was the bed was sagging at one side - needed a new mattress. Did not effect me as single occupant I just sl ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 04 May 2017

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Small Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£169* Per night/room 29 Aug - 30 Aug

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable beds at The Place. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar.

  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and meeting rooms
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the beds
  • 13 minutes by foot from Royal Mile and a 4-minute drive from Edinburgh Castle

The Place ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Place

Everyone (4) Couples (31) Business (2) Family (3) Other (6) Friends (10)
3 out of 5

Excellent location, nice modern vibe

Good stay. Will stay again. Only down side was the bed was sagging at one side - needed a new mattress. Did not effect me as single occupant I just slept on the other side of the bed. Reception staff were a bit slow.

Posted by on 4 May 2017

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 30 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

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!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by on 26 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 20 Jan 2016

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 16 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location. Great property.

Right next to the station, this 'Place' was exactly what I needed. Really spacious apartments but with the added benefit of great friendly staff and a delicious breakfast.

Posted by on 9 Jun 2015

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4 out of 5

Rugby trip

Lovely little hotel at the end of the tramline, so very easy to get to from the airport. We didn't eat here, but menu looked good, although dining area is quite small. Overall, this was a great place from which to explore the city and very good value considering we were in Edinburgh for the final match of the six nations rugby tournament.

Posted by on 7 Apr 2015

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3 out of 5

City Break

The location of this hotel is great as it is on the tram and bus routes. It is also within walking distance of great restaurants and the main shopping areas. We had one of the older rooms which should not be advertised as 4 star standard. They are small, extremely hot and the bathroom was in need a major upgrade. The staff in this hotel are extremely helpful.

Posted by on 6 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5

Couple weekend break away

Lovely, modern themed hotel with warm, friendly, welcoming staff as soon as you arrive. Located in a quiet area, great for relaxing in after a day in the city. The local tram station is conviently just a 30 second walk away from the hotel which runs directly to the main shopping street and then on to the airport which was very handy for us. Breakfast at the hotel was gorgeous you can eat as much as you like so we certainly ate well during our stay. The only negative i have about this hotel is that it needs a lift for those staying on higher floors and the restaurant evening menu could do with more choice, it seems more like a basic lunch menu.

Posted by on 3 Mar 2015

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 11 Oct 2014

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the boutique The Place. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2011
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

The Place offers 47 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Place – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 may be 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. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard and Barclaycard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Online penalty collection


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 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 18.00 per day
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Place Edinburgh
  • Place Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Place Hotel
  • The Place Edinburgh
  • The Place Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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