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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The hotel is in a residential neighborhood a block off the #30 bus or a 7 minute cab ride from Waverly Station in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, the highest point in the city in Holyrood Park. We found the staff open, friendly and helpful. There were snacks in the evening and the breakfast was fine with full meal options...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many Moons of thanks for your brilliant review, at The Hotel Ceilidh-Donia we are always trying to improve what we offer the sometimes weary traveller and when check out time comes there is never any extra charges for credit card use, left luggage, Breakfast bag to go in the morning for early departures, hhhmmm in fact when you...

Reviewed 24 September 2013

Our stay was pleasant. Until we left. My girlfriend and I booked online. The online service had booked us in twice by mistake which had also been paid for twice. We noticed the mistake before we went and advised the staff/owner of this who advised they would keep our booking documents and call the online provider, as we had been...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thanks for your honest but very misjudged viewpoint, we have never ever done such a thing as you have described with any of our Guests and may I say your comments are unfounded and extremely hurtful. We decided as Hotelier's never to ask for Reviews to be taken down as Guests are entitled to their opinions but please...

liverpool
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Lovely clean and comfortable hotel. Everything you could need and great choice of breakfast. We were given a useful map ,clear directions and all the information we required. Have stayed in Edinburgh quite a few times and this is definitely one of the nicest places we've ever stayed . A little bit out of the centre ,but only a few...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for your Sparkling review of our Wee Hotel. It sounds crazy to say this but we very rarely travel around Scotland or the UK so we are not experts on what our Guests experience on their travels. When we can snatch a week we invariable go for the Sun in the Canary Islands, so...

Manassas, Virginia
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Annette greeted us warmly and gave us directions to an excellent restaurant nearby. Our rooms were good sized and very comfortable featuring very good toiletries. Wi Fi worked well and so did TV. Breakfast was excellent with both cold buffet items and cooked to order eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. There were four of us and cab fare to the center...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for a wonderful Review, we offer Breakfast over a 2 hour period so that our Guests can relax into their day and if they want to we have the Bar and Lounge to read a few newspapers etc. before heading off. We are just installing a standalone Computer/Printing/ Faxing facilities for our Guest in...

Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed here for four nights in September. This is a charming and very clean inn. The couple who own the inn are friendly and very accommodating. The inn is located outside of the city centre, so it is very quiet and located in a charming neighbourhood. Would definitely stay here again.

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for your lovely review of our Hotel. We have been in This Hotel for 15 years now and like our previous business in Edinburgh called The Dunedin Guest House (Dunedin is the Ancient name for Edinburgh) we are in this business because we enjoy it and we like to meet People from all over...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I was in Edinburgh by myself to catch some of the Festival and chose this Hotel, so glad I did because although a 30minute walk from the centre which I enjoyed because of the exercise and there were plenty of buses passing that way anyway, I was made very welcome by the excellent hosts. Although I had the smallest bedroom...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for a great review of The hotel Ceilidh-Donia, and yes you are right we have a terrific Bus Service from just two minutes’ walk from the Hotel but it is also a little treat to walk into Town. When the Festivals are all on we have nearly half of all the Shows just 20...

Reviewed 11 September 2013

I'm a late reviewer! I stayed here for 5 nights in April 2013 with two colleagues as we were attending a 5 day course at the adjacent university. The couple who own/run the hotel are fabulous. They are very friendly and really care about their guests. As it was a business trip I wanted a functional hotel. This really exceeded...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for a Sparkling review, our location is almost perfect for Edinburgh University, The Campus is but 2 minutes’ walk away, Kings buildings is a Bus Ride of 10 mins and the Historical Heart of Edinburgh University is also only 10 mins by Bus. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and have now...

Kansas City, MO
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We stayed six nights at the Ceilidh-Donia in late August, when we attended the Fringe Festival. We selected the hotel based in other TA reviewer comments, and could not have been happier with our choice. While not plush, our delightful third floor (second floor, if you're not an American) was well furnished, beautifully lit and had all modern conveniences, plus...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for a wonderful review of The Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, as a One Star Hotel 15 years ago when we bought this old wreck we set out to stay within Room Budgets, Furniture wise and so yes we are not plush or pretentious, but we are now getting to a stage where we are going to...

London
Reviewed 28 August 2013

There is always a reason why hotels get high ratings-and this hotel deserves its rating. We stayed for a few days for the Fringe and were not disapppointed. Annette and Max have created a comfortable hotel with lots of personal touches. Our room was quite small but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is great-and I enjoyed my chats with Annete...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for a brilliant review, you have hit the nail on the head with your thoughts on our Wee Metro Hotel, we are not pretentious or plush or even pushy but just H 2 H, Happy 2 Help, all our rooms are of different shapes and sizes but Anne, Jill and the staff work hard...

Nottingham
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Stayed here in April, wanted to add my support to the very many positive reviews that this hotel rightfully receives. Much time and thought have clearly been invested in building the aesthetic of the place over a number of years. In the bar and restaurant areas there is something new and interesting to look at - new quirks of design...

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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for your Sparkling Review of our Hotel, and thanks for noticing all our little quirky designs, Annette leaves me to dream up all the Big and the Little renovations that we have made over the last 14 years and having been an Electrician for 45 years in the Building Industry I spend a lot...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

Address: 14 - 16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $104 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ceilidh-Donia 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Ceilidh Donia Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh, Scotland
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“we were in room 15 looking out to the front, nice and peaceful! A double room and a very good size.”
 of 5 bubbles bevvyg, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles HighlandExile47, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room at the front which was a good size”
 of 5 bubbles laura341, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the double room on floor 1 facing the main entrance”
 of 5 bubbles Bhaskar_Pai, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2 accessible rooms on the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles CMTaunt, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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