setting with views of Calton Hill
two minutes' walk from Waverly station
Clean and comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs
with buffet breakfasts
Lounge bar with
unattractive concrete building
soundproofing between rooms
Breakfast not included
The Jurys Inn
Edinburgh is a mid-range, 186-room hotel located next to Edinburgh's main train
station. Set on a relatively quiet road around the corner from the Royal
Mile, the location is excellent for exploring the city center on foot with the
castle just 10 minutes away. Although a bit dated in parts, interiors are
well-maintained and rooms are perfectly adequate with flat-screen TVs and tea kettles -- some even have great views of
Calton Hill. Besides some soundproofing issues between rooms, this is a solid all-around hotel with rates that are hard to beat for the location.
Inn occupies an imposing though unremarkable 60s housing block whose concrete and
glass facade stands in stark contrast to its typical stone-built neighbors.
Opened in 1998, the lobby bares much of the look and feel of the time, though
is bright, spacious, and well-maintained. It features large
floor-to-ceiling windows with some fine views of Calton Hill opposite.
Interiors throughout are unmistakably of the mid-range, chain-hotel variety
while the vibe is welcoming though professional. Clientele lean heavily towards
business guests during the week while weekends tend to attract couples in town
for a short break.
location in relatively quiet street next to the train station
The hotel has an
excellent location in the heart of Edinburgh located just off the famous Royal
Mile and two minutes' walk from the main train station. While centrally
located, it's set a little away from most of the bustle of the city center; there are shops and restaurants within walking distance. Edinburgh Castle is
about 15 minutes away on foot and Calton Hill -- with excellent and iconic
views over the city -- is less than a mile away. Holyrood Park, with Arthur's
Seat, is also easily walkable at about a half-mile away, while the International Conference Centre is a
five-minute cab journey.
mid-range rooms with free Wi-Fi -- some with great views
The hotel's 186
rooms are decorated in a typical modern chain-hotel styling with simple wooden
furnishings and purple carpets, curtains, and throws. Free Wi-Fi and
flat-screen TVs with Freeview (not satellite/cable) come standard while
simple, clean bathrooms have shower/tub combos, wall-mounted soap dispensers, and hairdryers.
Higher-level, street-facing rooms have excellent views of the city and Calton
Hill. Decent double-glazing means external noise is kept to a minimum, however
there have been reports of poor soundproofing between rooms. Some rooms are also
beginning to show signs of wear and could use a refresh.
breakfast and Costa Coffee overlooking Calton Hill
The hotel provides
a hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning in its pleasant restaurant --
though its not generally included in the rate. A menu of off-the-grill
dishes is also served for lunch and dinner, but is on the pricey side. The
hotel bar serves drinks and a lighter menu, while Costa Coffee products
are available throughout the day. Both bar and restaurant have great views
over the North Bridge and Calton Hill. Five meeting rooms are on-site for
business guests and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
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