Due to unforeseen circumstances we stayed for two nights. It was a very pleasant stay with helpful staff. The bedroom was clean and met our needs but the furniture was in need of an upgrade. The bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the fact that we could open the window on a warm night. The shower over the bath was powerful plenty hot water. Loved the Scottish toiletries and also getting a small jug of fresh milk on request. The downstairs seating area was spacious and had been refurbished with classic Scottish fabrics. The hotel is tucked away on Calton Hill but has easy access via Waterloo Place and also within walking distance to the tram in St Andrews Square. The highlight to me was being close to Calton Hill , the old burial ground and great views from there over the city. A must do walk for visitors. We did not eat breakfast there as it was a little expensive and decided to eat at Coffee Saints nearby who support local needs. A good stay overall.…
Firstly this is a 3 star hotel and the price reflects that in what is an expensive city. Overall I am happy with my 3 night stay here as the location makes up for one or two fairly minor grumbles. I did find the staff to be fine and helpful. The fridge in our room wasn’t working on arrival, which I reported to reception. Came back the next evening.... new fridge. Can’t ask for more than that. Despite the noise and heat of Edinburgh in July we slept very well and would definitely consider this hotel for future stays.
Perfect location with several restaurants nearby. Rooms were larger than expected for Europe standards. Very well appointed and nice bathrooms. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The walk to Palace of Holyroodhouse by way of the Burns Monument and cut thru New Calton Burial Ground is an amazing sight and great way to start your walk up the Royal Mile. Great Hotel.
I have never stayed in a dirtier hotel blood stained sheets and black mold. On sheets when we pulled back the sheets to our disgust there was pee stains and other fluids on the mattress protector disgusting it was early in the morning to complain we slept on the floor with the duvet the morning later before we checked out we had breakfast and for the price of it the fruit was on the turn and very off putting the quality of the cooked breakfast was terrible the poached eggs was filled with water our plates were soaking wet it's went down hill we booked into the Balmoral instead absolutely beautiful night and day as Gordon Ramsay would say .
This was our first visit to this excellent hotel. We had a great stay, the bed was huge and really comfortable. Our room was very clean and nicely furnished, as was the the whole hotel-we loved the traditional style of decor, with some interesting items of furniture all around. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. It was in a perfect location, 5 minutes from the station and within easy walking distance of the main tourist spots. The breakfasts were very good with a good choice on the menu. Will definitely stay here again!
We recently had a wonderful visit to Edinburgh. This was our first visit so this hotel was perfect, conveniently located to lots of great restaurants and places to sightsee. Our tour guide had no problem picking us up each day when we had all day tours around and outside the city. The lobby was very cozy with a fire going in the fireplace and a nice bar. The hotel staff will be glad to make you a drink! They were also happy to recommend restaurants. Howie’s which was right around the corner was so good we ate there twice. Our breakfasts were very good each morning, served by an efficient and friendly staff. It was great to return to a nice clean room each day. The room had everything we needed. It was a good size with a nice bathroom. We had a tub and shower but our friends had a walk in shower which might be easier for some guests. The only downside was that the hotel does not have air conditioning which in May was generally not a problem. However if you are on the street level as we were and you want to open the windows you will probably hear some noise from late night and early morning party goers returning home. You may want to consider this when booking your room. Would definitely stay at the Hotel Parliament again and recommend it to others.…
This was a very well located hotel with the Royal Mile only a six minute walk away and less then twelve from Holyrood Palace. The staff were extra helpful and the breakfast is a must. It's a beautiful hotel and Rebecca at reception went out of her way to make my sister and I feel welcome. The fireside seating was also a plus after a long day.
An excellent hotel. In a city where accommodation is very expensive, this place is competitively priced. Awesome staff who can’t do enough for you and a good breakfast. The location is good being close to Princes Street and is walking distance to the old town and castle.
Stayed here for 4 nights in May. Weather was fantastic so we were very lucky. We have mixed feelings about the hotel. Will start with the good points: The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is fantastic. Location is perfect to explore Edinburgh with lots of bars/restaurants/cafes close by. The bathrooms are clean, showers have good pressure and we had fresh towels throughout our stay. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. The beds were turned over every day and there was shampoo and shower gel available in the bathroom. Plenty of hanging room and storage for clothes. The first room we stayed in had a mini bar and there are tea and coffee making facilities in each room which is well stocked. Room for improvement: We started our holiday in room 3. We had to ask for the carpet to be vacuumed on arrival as it was obvious this hadn’t been done and there were stains on the bed cover. The staff promptly saw to this with no problem. When we arrived back after dinner and went to bed we had an issue of a group of teenagers sat under the window smoking and drinking and making noise. The room was stiflingly hot and we could not have the window open due to the smoke coming in. I understand that it’s difficult to manage this but it turns out this has been a recurring problem and the hotel have no control of the courtyard gates. The gates to the courtyard close at 11 so if you’re a night owl and don’t mind staying up til after 11 this room would not be a problem for you. The staff overnight reluctantly moved us to a different room. The new room was a suite so an upgrade. This section of the hotel could really do with updating. I understand that it is in keeping with the period features but the furniture was old and damaged and could easily be refurbished and maintained. At first sight the rooms look clean but there is lots of dust and stains that wouldn’t take much to keep on top of. Over all we enjoyed our stay and as I say the staff and food were great. The hotel is a good base if you plan on exploring and spending a lot of time out and about.…
We had a very relaxing stay at the Parliament House. The cosy fire and comfortable chairs in the lounge set the mood very nicely. Staff were very friendly, our room was a good size and comfortable, and breakfast in MP's Bistro was excellent. The hotel's location is perfect for lots of sightseeing and for the Playhouse Theatre. We'd certainly go back.