Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

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139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS  show map
 3 stars
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Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Overview

Stay Central is a 5-story hotel in a lively area of Edinburgh at a close proximity to University of Edinburgh, Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse offering modern rooms along with a nightclub and a courtyard. The traditional hotel, built in 1998, is renowned for its original architecture.

The hotel is set 350 meters away from EICC, Edinburgh Military Tattoo and City Art Centre. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

This hotel is placed in Newington district, known for a palace, a castle and a gallery.

Stay Central Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 42 rooms equipped with climate control, TV with satellite channels, iPod docking station, a work desk and pay TV. They feature private bathrooms with a shower, towels and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant international dishes are served. Guests are invited to the Popular bar to unwind with a drink. Guests can dine in Namaste Kathmandu and Blackfriars located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

There are such business facilities as a meeting room, a copier and a business center on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.6 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    800 ft
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    900 ft
Parks
  • The Meadows
    1500 ft
  • Princes Street Gardens
    2100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Rooms and availability

Stay Central Hotel photos Room Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 240 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with separate bathroom offers a Single bed, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

Room facilities
    Stay Central Hotel photos Room Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with separate bathroom offers a Double bed, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

    Room facilities
      Stay Central Hotel photos Room Twin Room
      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with separate bathroom offers two Single beds, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

      Room facilities
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        Triple Room
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        The room with separate bathroom offers Double and Single beds or three Single beds per your choice, mirror, dresser and comfortable atmosphere.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

        139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1000 ft
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          6.6 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.4 mi
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1700 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          800 ft
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          900 ft
        Parks
        • The Meadows
          1500 ft
        • Princes Street Gardens
          2100 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          3400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          42

        Stay Central Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Mercat Tours - 400 ft
        • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 400 ft
        • Impro Jam - 400 ft
        • Local Heroes Exhibition - 400 ft
        • The 3D Loch Ness Experience - 400 ft
        • Macdonald Framing - 400 ft
        • John Murray Archive - 400 ft
        • Holyrood House - 400 ft

        Places of interest

        • The Loch Ness Discovery Centre - 400 ft
        • Magdalen Chapel - 400 ft
        • The Edinburgh Sheriff Court - 400 ft
        • Netherbow Wellhead - 400 ft
        • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 400 ft
        • Real Mary Kings Close - 400 ft
        • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 400 ft
        • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 400 ft
        • National Library of Scotland - 400 ft
        • Central Library - 400 ft

        Shopping areas

        • National War Museum Of Scotland - 400 ft

        Amusement

        • the GRV - 400 ft

        Museums

        • Royal Museum - 400 ft
        • National War musuem of scotland - 400 ft
        • National Museums of Scotland - 400 ft
        • Collective Gallery - 400 ft
        • Museum of Scotland - 400 ft
        • Edinburgh Police Centre - 400 ft

        Local attractions

        • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.1 mi
          Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Abbey - 1.2 mi
          Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.4 mi
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • Parliament House - 1.1 mi
          Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.4 mi
          The Garden, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • National Museum of Scotland - 500 ft
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • George IV Bridge - 400 ft
          Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
        • Greyfriars Church - 700 ft
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments - 800 ft
          Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
        • Magdalen Chapel - 200 ft
          41 Cowgate, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 1200 ft
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • The Museum of Edinburgh - 700 ft
          142 Canongate, Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • Namaste Kathmandu - 800 ft

          Address: 17-19 Forest Road
          Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

          82% likes this, based on 72 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 40

        • Dubh Prais - 1100 ft

          Address: 123B High Street
          Phone: 0-131 557 5732

          74% likes this, based on 451 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 1700 ft

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

          73% likes this, based on 956 reviews
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 900 ft

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

          86% likes this, based on 410 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

        • Blackfriars - 1000 ft

          Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
          Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

          81% likes this, based on 56 reviews
          Cuisine: British

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          42
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        Stay Central Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stay Central Hotel

        Average guest rating

        6.0out of 10
        Good
        Based on 215 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          staff were friendly, room was clean, near royal mile

          entrance was intimidating and loud

        • Group of friends
          2.8

          The only good thing about this hotel was it's location in Old Town Edinburgh.

          The hotel room was not clean, several items didn't work--the TV and the cord on the phone was broken, even after a card was left letting the hotel know of the issue. When the room was cleaned, the sheets weren't changed. Terrible hotel. I'm not sure how it got a 3 star rating..

        • Couple
          6.6

          The location of hotel is ideal for a short city break. Close to shops, pubs and clubs

          The rooms were old fashioned and nothing matched. Windo did not open

        • Single
          7.8

          The location was excellent, not to far from the major attractions and the station. The room was basic but room & bathroom were very clean.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          The shower was reaally good. It was great to be able to make coffee and tea in the room. Bathroom amenities and in general a simple but comfortable room. Good size too. Pity they don't offer wi-fi.

          Extremely noisy!!! Really horrible at times! The people at the hotel are very proud of their pub downstarirs which is very busy. It seems to me that they care a lot more about the pub than the hotel. Drinking, partying and screaming until very late night. One night I could hardly get to the hotel door due to the corwd of young people. I even was harrassed a bit while doing so.I Wanted lively surroundings and liked the idea of the pub, but this was way too noisy. I read a former guests comment before booking but I thought it might be an exaggeration, it wasn't! I chose the hotel mainly beacuse of the historic building, but apart from the exerior there was no trace of atmosphere at all. The stafff were friendly and helpful. I still would recommend the hotel with a big and clear warning about the noise.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          The location was good, near city center, and the staff was corteous and willing to help.

          Services/facilities were not working: wifi not working; telephone external line, not working, TV not working.

        • Single
          7.0

          Staff was great position excellent

          Needs renovation, quickly

        • Couple
          5.8

          Location was good.

          Service was slow at reception and bar, was given key for room on arrival but when got to the room it was already occupied with other peoples belongings in it.

        • Single
          5.0

          Mainly the location and how the building looks outside.

          The noise raised at night by the clients of the pub nearby and the pub's music.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          Very close to everything. Right in one of the party areas of Edinburgh. Though there was a loud club just below the hotel, the noice wasn't that bad...

        • Single
          3.8

          a very run down and dingy hotel, depressing room looking out at a wall. Loud bar all night made sleep difficult. Very overpriced.

        • Couple
          8.8

          Nice place, close to city centre (Old Town), close to train station and buses for the airport. Kind staff, nice pub just off the door of the hotel. We get a huge room (for UK standards, I mean). I would suggest it.

          Want u more for that price??? Come on!

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          good friendly staff clean room and great night life

        • Older travelers
          4.2

          Reception staff were friendly. Once shower worked it was good and powerful

          Beds were small. Kettle missing when arrived.TV only had 2 working channels. Bedside light did not work and despite requesting niether it nor the TV were fixed during stay. Corridors up to room smelt from the cooking in the kitchen

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          location; history of the building and adjacent areas

          the bed was very very used. it was two single bases with a double mattress on the top - one edge of the bed had probably been sat upon alot and was very thin. There was only one chair. No wi-fi and we were told there would not be any for our entire stay - three nights. We were advised to go to a hotel up the road and sit in the foyer if we wanted to use wi-fi.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1000 ft
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          6.6 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.4 mi
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1700 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          800 ft
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          900 ft
        Parks
        • The Meadows
          1500 ft
        • Princes Street Gardens
          2100 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          3400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          42