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Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh
Ranked #37 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in a one bedroom studio apartment. The room was very spacious, fresh and modern. The daily service was excellent. Although the room cost 130 pounds per night (I think the rate has now increased to 150 pounds per night) this included a fantastic breakfast and we actually saved significantly by being able to eat dinner in our room with a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, sink, fridge, cutlery, crockery and dishwasher. The local Sainbury's had a 5 pound meal for 2 offer for a decent meal, side and dessert! We treated ourselves to dinner out one night where a main and dessert was 60 pounds so we viewed the choice of self catering room as a money saving deal. Well worth the rate. Only thing is that a second chair in addition to the desk chair is needed to eat at the desk, the alternative is a lap TV dinner which is fine after a big day of site seeing.

As others have said the rooms are very warm - we had both windows open each night (they only open a few centimetres for safety). The shower was great, very powerful and warm water. This is a full service hotel with towels changed daily and we were thrilled that the dishwasher was loaded with our dishes to be cleaned for when we got back!

Suggested improvements - the door to the bedroom was on an automatic close which was really annoying, breakfast on a Sunday morning at 9.30am was mayhem with people everywhere even sitting in the lounge area of the lobby so I suggest to go early or later. However, there was always enough food, they even had hot cross buns for Easter. In the room I would have preferred a choice of pillows as I hate feather pillows....the bed was firm but fine.

Reception staff were always helpful and the hotel is situated in an area undergoing development so it is really quiet with no street noise. We were a little confused about how to get there as the map shows it to be at the end of a cul-de-sac however you can get there from the 'dead end' part of the cul de sac. From the train station it is about a 20 minute walk through delightful old streets.

We would stay here again - Edinburgh is beautiful and charming.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

The hotel was ideal for our short stay in Edinburgh and gave us the facility to cater for ourselves as and when we chose (even a small Sainsbury's around the corner). The room was equipped with a dish washer, microwave, fridge and crockery and cutlery. We stayed in a one bedroom suite which would be ideal for anyone spending more than a couple of days in the city, which gives you more space and another room to relax in.
The staff were outstanding from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Having pointed out that we couldn't find the shaving plug socket in the room they immediately came upto the room with us to see if they could find it. When this was not the case they went straight back down to reception and came back up with an adapter plug for us to use.
The location was very handy, only 6 or 7 minutes walk to the Royal Mile.
Breakfast was very nice with a choice of Full English, Cereals, or Continental. Breakfast area is small but but you can take your food back up to your room if you wish.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

The hotel is secluded in a smaller, business-y area of Edinburgh. Not too far from Waverley station (10 minutes by car). it's got quite a typical chain-hotel attitude. The service was okay but could've been alot better: We had a room for 3, so it was a king bed and sofa bed. When i came in i realised there were no extra pillows, duvet, and even bedsheets for the sofa bed even though i clearly noted that there were three of us staying! The most irritating part was, i had to order those items almost ONE BY ONE (bed stuff, and then towels! There were only two sets in the room for three).

The room was abit noisy, it seemed like htere were engines on top of the celing or something. We could hear a low hum at night when it was quiet. The shower's water kept on going from hot to cold randomly, i guess it's because several rooms share one boiler, and it was extremely irritating with the whole "showering rush hours".

Breakfast was alright, bit crowded and the items were your usual : scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt and cereal..coffee...tea. etc. The hallway of the lobby to the elevator had a weird smell, almost like an unpleasant farm smell, and that also effected the dining area slightly. The quality of the food weren't very good. The breads were extremely stale and one of the mornings' coffee was nasty! For value, this is a decent hotel, but flawed when it comes to detail. i just expected much more from a big hotel chain like Marriott!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jazz C
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

A very funky hotel a short walk to the grassmarket area. Ultra modern rooms that are large and bright. But a little to warm for our liking. Breakfast was OK, but dining area small. (be early).

Very helpful staff. All of Edinburgh major attractions are within walking distance. By the end of our weekend we were a lot fitter than the start.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

My partner and I stayed 3 nights here in Edinburgh and everything was lovely. The staff went out of their way to assist and always greeted you every day. The rooms were comfortable and roomy and very good value for the price. Great location in the new Q1 area right near The Meadows and 5 minute walk to the Royal Mile. We will not think twice about coming back here again!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Additional Information about Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

Address: 36 Simpson Loan | Quartermile, Edinburgh EH3 9GG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#24 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $131 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh offers short and long-stay accommodations in Edinburgh, Scotland. At our hotel, set a pace that suits you, whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. Located in the heart of Edinburgh in the new Quartermile development, you have it all at your fingertips with Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, the Meadows, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament all with in a few minutes walk. You'll thrive at Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh with all the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, superior studio and one bedroom suites with separate living, working, kitchen and sleeping areas. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Complimentary internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. ... more   less 
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