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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

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine

Services

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

Dining

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

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 10 am FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Cot FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

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Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    900 ft
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    900 ft
Parks
  • The Meadows
    1600 ft
  • Castle Rock
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    37

Rooms and availability

Stay Central Hotel photos Room
Standard Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Stay Central Hotel photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Stay Central Hotel photos Room
Standard Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Single bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Stay Central Hotel photos Room
Private Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Game console
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Stay Central Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Stay Central Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Royal Mile 800 ft
    Royal Mile
  • Greyfriars Bobby Memorial 600 ft
    Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery
  • Greyfriars Kirk800 ft
    1 Greyfriars Place Old Town
  • Real Mary King\'s Close 600 ft
    High Street
  • Edinburgh Old Town800 ft
    Old town

Near the hotel

  • National Museum of Scotland500 ft
    Chambers Street
  • Parliament House 300 ft
    Parliament House 11 Parliament Square Parliament Square
  • St Giles\' Cathedral 500 ft
    High Street Historic Royal Mile
  • Magdalen Chapel200 ft
    41 Cowgate, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge 400 ft
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row

Restaurants nearby

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant900 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    82% likes this, based on 390 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

  • Dubh Prais1100 ft

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

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

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1700 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

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

  • Namaste Kathmandu900 ft

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

    86% likes this, based on 92 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 41

  • Blackfriars1100 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  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    37

Stay Central Hotel Reviews

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

6.6
GoodBased on436 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    2.8

    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.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    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..

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    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.

  • Single
    3.2

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

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    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.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    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). .

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    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.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    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.

  • Single
    3.2

    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!!!!!!!!

  • Single
    4.6

    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")

  • Single
    5.8

    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.

  • Single
    5.8

    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.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Its location was central for the festival.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    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.

  • Single
    3.2

    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.

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
Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    900 ft
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    900 ft
Parks
  • The Meadows
    1600 ft
  • Castle Rock
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    37