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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

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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...

Midlands
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stayed for Fringe , (ideal - 15 min walk to Pleasance etc), booked the single room, clean, comfortable and spotless bathroom. Good to see owners working hard to make their hotel the best. Excellent welcome notes etc. Great breakfast, highly recommended. Many thanks.

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

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for you short , sweet and precise review, clean, comfortable and cosy is one of our main objectives running the Hotel, we try hard every year to improve on what we offer our Guest, we will be re-decorating another 4 Rooms and the upgrading all the external paintwork this Autumn and having just Installed...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Ceilidh-Donia for two weeks in July this year (2013). We had a fantastic stay! Our accommodations were roomy, comfortable, and quiet. We liked the location – close to bus service and yet tucked away in a quiet residential area where we could get away from the hustle bustle when we wanted to. The proprietors –...

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

Dear Revieweeee Many Moons of thanks for a Glorious review, we do not often have Travellers staying for two weeks and so it is with great pleasure for us that you enjoyed your stay, a two week period leaves a lot of time for things to go bump in the night because we like probable most other Small Hotels have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in early August 2013 as part of a trip through Europe with friends. Location: The hotel is situated a bit south of the main center of Edinburgh, but it is easily reachable by bus (or if you prefer, about a 20-30 minute walk, which we did one day and it didn't feel tiring at all). The...

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

Dear Revieweee Many moons of thanks for a glowing review of our Hotel.. The Buses and Taxis are really quick and cheap to get into Town from our quiet location, 10 mins by Bus and 5 mins by Taxi and yes as you have pointed out all our rooms are of different sizes but we do charge the same rate...

Newcastle UK
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was my 15th Edinburgh Festival but the first at this Hotel. I loved my trip as did my wife and friends who also stayed. Great atmosphere and very well presented Hotel. During my stay it was mainly occupied by middle aged overseas couples some of which were on a small tour group. The Hotel was very quiet both from...

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

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of Thanks for a lovely review, 15 times to the Edinburgh Festivals, Wow-Wee! That is certainly serious commitment to the World’s largest Festivals. I am Born and Raised in Edinburgh and all my Life I have loved the warm and beautiful atmosphere created during these three gorgeous weeks in August.. Our quiet neighbourhood location is also...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed here on a recent visit to Edinburgh. The owners were fabulous and very helpful. The rooms are small, but very clean. The beds were the worst part of our whole stay. It was hard to sleep through the night because they were so uncomfortable and the pillows were old and smelled horrible. Dalkeith Road is a very quiet...

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

Dear Reviewer Thanks for your thoughtful comments, I see we hit the spot as far as hospitality and cleanliness were concerned but somehow you thought that our Beds were uncomfortable and our Pillows were smelly, I find that hard to believe as Anne and Jill run a tight ship as far as Beds and Linen are concerned, they have taken...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Booked fairly last minute for `The Fringe` and was delighted with the high standard of comfort. Good situation -about 15 mins walk-for `Venue 33`-The Pleasance Courtyard- where there was plenty going on. Large,beautifully clean bedroom with everything you might need, and delicious home cooked breakfast. Good shower too!

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

Dear Reviewee Many Moons of thanks for a terrific review, and yes we are a great Location during the World’s Largest Combined Arts, Comedy and Music Festivals, The Edinburgh Festivals. We are as you found out a 15 min walk to the Pleasance area and we are also just 20 mins walk away from the Udderbelly, Underbelly and the Gilded...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 August 2013

All the amenities of a big chain hotel (en suite bathroom, hot breakfast, bar) AND the personal attention of a family run property! Such a perfect name for this hotel as it is the welcoming atmosphere and the feeling of a friendly gathering created by Annette and Maxx that really makes it special. Their sight seeing tips, restaurant recommendations and...

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

Dear Revieweee Many Moons of thanks for a Sparkling review of the Hotel Ceilidh-Donia. Being a would be Poet, when Annette and I bought this old run down 1 Star Hotel we decided that a name change would be good. So being a kinda wordsmith and having always loved the Eagles song The Hotel California I put Ceilidh and Donia...

Powell
Reviewed 9 August 2013

First off, this is a hotel not a guesthouse or B&B as some other reviewers said. It has 16 rooms, a full bar, daily maid service, etc. Perhaps what is confusing is that the owners Max and Annette are so very friendly and accommodating that you feel like you're having a B&B experience. For example, where else can you find...

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

Dear Revieweee Many, Many Moons of Thanks for your Extra Sparkling Review, Extra ? yes because you have noticed ever so politely that we are Indeed a Hotel with all the Extra regulations and Taxes that we as a Hotel have to comply with but as you have also noticed we do reply personally to every review although because the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $103 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ceilidh-Donia 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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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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“ask about access as the stairs are steep”
 of 5 bubbles HalfyB, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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