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Address: 22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
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The pool itself is really good for lane swimming and for kids since their is kids pool, their is also diving boards. 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m but they are only open at certain times so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
ryangfox
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Haddington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only diving but soft play, gym, vast spaces in the basement with all sorts of sports halls. Food is expensive though advise taking packed lunch if staying a while

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Royal commonwealth gym had an upgrade this year in august and although on first look looks ok it has too much kit in it and a new multi function area in the middle that takes up to much space and if you go near it are pounced on by a gym staff especially if you use other kit with this... More 

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1 Thank transitmann
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback about our gym facilities at the Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we did go through a large gym refurbishment this year and have installed state of the art equipment along with new flooring. It is a challenge to suit all our customer wants but we feel that we have achieved this... More 

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visit here every other week, changing rooms always nice and clean, cheap entry for a 50 metre pool. Always visit the cafe afterwards as the foods nice and it's good value.

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Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thank you for your feedback - its always a pleasure to read such a positive review. I hope you continue to enjoy your visits with us and we look forward to seeing you next time your in. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The "commy" was always the best place to take your baby for their first swimming experience. The water was warm and the shelving steps into the pool made it easy and safe to enter and exit the water while holding your infant. Since the refurbishment it is now a huge disappointment. The water is cold, my baby's lips were blue... More 

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Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review of the Commonwealth Pool. I'm sorry to hear you found the water temperature cold. We have that particular pool set at a higher temperature and the air temperature also set higher as it is predominantly used by babies and toddlers. Your feedback about the steps into the pool - since reading this I have... More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The pool itself is really good for lane swimming and for kids since their is kids pool, their is also diving boards. 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m but they are only open at certain times so if your looking to go on them look on the website, in cafe the food is really expensive!! I bought a hot chocolate and... More 

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Thank ryangfox
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments were glad you enjoyed the swimming facilities at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we have a 50m pool which is great for lane swimming, we have a children's pool that is warmer and shallower and we also have our diving pool with all diving boards you mention. Our café has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

For the last 3 years I've been coming here almost every week (4times a week) swimming a mile every session.I love this pool & swimming is my way of exercising as I'm not a gym person.I'd recommend the Commie to anyone especially if you love swimming.Friendly helpful staff & the cherry scones in the cafe are yummy!! For families they... More 

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Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Hi Arron, Thank you very much for your review. We are really glad you find the Royal Commonwealth Pool such a great place. Its fantastic to hear you exercise so frequently with us and that you enjoy our tasty treats in the café. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Hello there. Was using RCPs junior coaching classes for my daughter since about 2014. Last week, tried to rebook for next term of swimming classes and found, that due to alleged non payment she was removed from the list, therefore it is not possible for us to rebook. Even when offered to search for payment receipt been told, it wouldnt... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This pool forms part of Edinburgh leisure and is a good side for taking kids to swim, changing rooms have recently benefitted from a revamp which is great. Pool was not to busy and kids can use all parts. Only criticism would be the temperature of the pool an changing area. Very chilly and cold

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Thank lynda b
Ed L, Operations Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we are delighted that you enjoyed the pool. In regards to your comments about the temperature, the pool temp is 30 degrees centigrade and the air temp is 31 degrees centigrade. From your feedback we are reviewing this to ensure everyone's experience with us is excellent. We hope to see you in the pool again... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I remember the old commonwealth pool where the baby pool water was like bath water now it's absolutely freezing. I don't know how it can be acceptable for babies to enjoy playing in that. I can't wait to get out as soon as I get in. Up the temperature so we can enjoy the time with our kids without thinking... More 

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1 Thank nadinerobb
Ed L, Operations Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback regarding the pool temperature. We are disappointed that you have found the temperature cold - we are looking at this to ensure we maintain the standards that we set our self. Our pool temperature for the teaching pool is 30 degrees centigrade and the air temperature is 31 degrees centigrade, we are reviewing this to... More 

arbroath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I'st visit to pool in a long time-with grand chid-last time with his Dad! Needed a bit of help, staff could not been more attentive & friendly, personaly showed us to area-even fitted us with "pool shoes"! Great service, a genuine friendly guy, a credit to the town

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