Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

ex. Tailors Hall

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JSshow map
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GoodBased on  419 reviews
Overview

The pleasant Stay Central is a 3-star hotel in Edinburgh offering a nightclub and a courtyard. Stay Central Hotel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1998.

The venue is 2.2 km away from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two . 10 minutes' walk from Edinburgh city center.

Quick access to bars, entertainment venues and pubs is provided.

Turnhouse airport is located 20 minutes' drive away from Stay Central Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 37 rooms equipped with free wireless internet, a private safe, flat-screen TV, a work desk and iPod docking station. They also have en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with continental breakfast served at the breakfast area. The hotel invites guests to the Three Sisters bar to relax with a drink. Offering Indian, Nepali and Asian meals, Namaste Kathmandu is situated 250 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can rent bicycles to explore the local area.

Relax

Cribs and video games are available for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting room

Children

  • Cots

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle700 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat2300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons3300 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements3000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre700 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill3000 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1000 ft
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland500 ftChambers Street
Royal Mile Royal Mile 800 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions1200 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument2100 ftCalton Hill
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3700 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 4100 ftCanongate
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Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant900 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Namaste KathmanduNamaste Kathmandu900 ft17-19 Forest Road
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1100 ft123B High Street
BlackfriarsBlackfriars1100 ft57-61 Blackfriars St
Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant1700 ft267 Canongate
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City of the Dead TourCity of the Dead Tour5000 ft
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.1 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.3 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo3.0 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.1 mi
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements1.2 mi
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.4 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park4300 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.3 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.4 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.5 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.5 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.8 mi131 High Street
Forth BridgeForth Bridge8.4 mi North Queensferry KY11 1HPScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.6 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  419  reviews
  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    i asked for a complaining form and they didnt have any. The room was untidy and the bathroom dirty. I stayed there for 5 night and the staff didnt clean the bins until last day. They left cushions over the room, on the floor. the matress of the double bed was broken. I asked the staff and said all of them were the same, no possibility to change. The TV was not working and tyhe light wasnt wither when we wope up one day. Almost all of the times that I asked for something the staff werent very nice. I am not happy at all with the treat it was given to me in this hotel Will never come back again.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I didn't like it

    The room was noisy and smelly from the kitchen. I aske several times for a remote control for the TV, and they broght it the last day of my stay..

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was excellent, staff very polite and helpfull.

    The lack of a bar for older people and the noise from the bar downstairs could cause a problem for families.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    yes, room standard appalling, no curtains though had said person staying was needing to sleep having been up all night on our IT system

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff was kind and responsive. The location was excellent. The room was clean and quiet (we stayed on a Monday night.) We liked it very much and would stay again. The location is really outstanding.

    We had read previous complaints about noise and cleanliness. The elevator did have a strong urine smell, but otherwise we found the hotel to be appropriately clean and comfortable. It is over a popular bar/club so if that scene is not for you, this would not be a great choice.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location was fine.

    The room stank of mildew - probably connected to the water stained/ leaking walls and ceiling. There was no internet access (when I asked about it, the front desk person told me it was broken, they didn't know when it would be fixed, but they'd been sending people to their sister property which had free wireless. At no point during the four days we were there were we able to connect to the internet, nor did we get anything more than a cursory 'sorry'), the phone didn't work (someone yanked the socket out of the wall), the sheets were dirty (coffee stains). They featured a 'guests only lounge' which is open after hours - it actually doesn't exist anymore (and sounds like it never did). .

  • 6.6
    Good

    Convenient for city centre

    Room had an extra bed in it taking up space and the double was 2 singles pushed together. Shower was partly broken, bathroom in need of decoration, windows had blocks of wood nailed to frames.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the location is great, 5 min walk off the Royal Mile. The pub downstairs was great, very convenient is you want to relax immediately after you arrive. All in all a good place to stay, good beds, clean room, nice atmosphere.

    If you can't handle some noise at night, don't bother booking this hotel. Our room was at the front, so we could hear the sounds from the pub, but we were so tired we couldn't care less. The light in de bathroom didn't work and one of the blinds didn't go up anymore, I told that to the desk-lady when we checked out and she apologized 5 times.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Absolutely disgusting, would never stay here again,the place was a total dump, I would have complained but there was not receptionist anywhere to be found in the morning. I cant't believe Booked.net would risk their reputation on a place like this they obviously do not inspect the hotels they sell rooms for, the pictures are a total misrepresentation of what you are in store for, do not stay here!!!!!!!!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Nice location. Nice and busy bar and terrace

    Noise from the bar/terrace at night. Quite expensive for not so modern/clean rooms in a dirty street (in the old town). Some staff members are quite incompetent (like taking over 30 minutes to successfully check you out, promising to bring you a remote controll for the tv and don't do that, or saying: "you're right, all rooms are full of stains")

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Convenient location with easy access to city centre, railway station and local pubs and eateries.

    Was not quite how I envisioned from the pictures on the web site. Single roomn had curtains that were not fixed and shabby. The carpet was also dirty in places.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Nice pub just outside. Easy walking distance to the Royal Mile. Bathtub.

    Broken blinds on window - very awkward to get dressed etc. Cowgate is a bit dodgy - not ideal for a woman on her own in the middle of the night, even though all went fine.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Its location was central for the festival.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Lively bars and convenient city centre location. Also they were hosting some of the festival fringe gigs which I thought was good, and the hotel is in the middle of some of the big festival venues.

    Why do they give you tea bags, coffee, cups ect, but no kettle? Also the room was poorly lit and £140 for a twin room for the night? I would expect more for this price (at least a free breakfast), and £3.50 for a pint of larger is a bit steep.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Nothing!

    This hotel should be deleted from your website. Even though the staff were pleasant, it was way overpriced even given its central location. It should be cleaned up and downgraded to Hostel status.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  419 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.6 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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