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Hanover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I visited Edinburgh with some friends during the Fringe. As we were traveling separately, I was the first to arrive at the hotel. Jamie checked me in and made me feel welcome, making me a much needed coffee (their reception is also a bar!! But I never heard any noise in the rooms for either other guest rooms or the...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The West End Hotel is in a great location and is well priced. Staff are super friendly and you should definitely take advantage of their local knowledge if you intend to explore the city. Busy pub offering excellent live music and a perfect place to enjoy a few drinks. It's very old and is more akin to a guesthouse than...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I stayed here on my own stag and the standard of the hostel for £16 a night was better than some hotels I have stayed in. The bar was excellently received as well especially the fact that you got discount for being a resident of the hostel. Which made the beer cheaper than the city. Its great location just a...

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Malta
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We stayed at the West End Hotel for two nights in an ensuite quad-room. The room had a nice decor and was spacious and spotless. Free wifi and freeview TV was available in the room. The bathroom was spotless and spacious and the bed was comfortable. The cooked breakfast was very good as well. The hotel is 10 mins walk...

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I booked this hotel over a year ago to coincide with our visit to The Open at St Andrews. Having read the description and reviews of this hotel I knew it was a hotel/hostel, had no lift and where it was situated. We arrived late (11.10pm) and had to knock on the closed/locked bar door a few times until it...

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Bhopal
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I had a fabulous experience staying at Westend for a night. I was in Scotland for the first time and even though the hotel is a bit distant from the city center (main attractions), I loved the cleanliness (granted its a hostel), the very lovely Australian bartender who was also the receptionist and checked me in and was very chatty...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

What a disappointment on so many levels! We booked a quadruple room for one night (cost: £140). For that price, we were expecting a lovely spacious space. It has been the worst experience I've had (my family was highly disappointed as well) and was definitely not worth the money spent. First, there was no reception, we had to check in...

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Management357999, General Manager at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you were happy with our staff at the hotel. We understand our concept does not suit everybody and I am sorry to read it was unsuitable for you. We try to make every effort to provide all the information about hotel on our website. We are a grade B listed...

Reviewed 4 July 2015

West End Hotel was a good, clear, friendly hotel and hostel. Staff were helpful and easy-going and kept everything secure. The location is great, an area where you may not normally wander but beautiful and an easy walk to the old, old city and castle and close to the Museum of Contemporary Art (Magnificent)

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! I can only speak to the big dorm room, which is busy on the weekend but quieter during the week, but the accommodations were very nice. The staff were really wonderful as well. Imogen, Scott, and Maddy made me feel right at home and had great tips for what to do! The wifi is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The rooms are clean, tidy and spacious. The staff are really helpful and friendly. The location was really good, because it is very close to the centre. It is one of the best hostels, I have ever stayed in.

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Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stunning City Centre B&B Edinburgh with Stylish & Comfortable Accommodation.The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers stylish, comfortable accommodation in a mixture of tastefully decorated standard and ensuite rooms in the centre of Edinburgh, close to all this magnificent city has to offer. Providing a high standard of customer service and with a great location and well equipped accommodation, the West End Hotel is an ideal choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh for business or pleasure.The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, while still in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located withing walking distance of Edinburgh’s many tourist attractions and the city’s main business districts. It is only 5 minutes walk to one of Edinburgh's main bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Haymarket Train Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West End Hotel

Address: 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $24 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — West End Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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