Stay Central Hotel - Edinburgh

ex. Tailors Hall

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The pleasant Stay Central Hotel accommodates guests in a lively area of Edinburgh. The hotel was opened in 1998 and remains an example of original architecture in Edinburgh ever since.

The perfect location in Newington district of Edinburgh offers an easy access to Royal Botanic Garden, which is about 25 minutes` walk. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

A gallery, a palace and a castle are set within walking distance.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 5-minute walk from the property. Turnhouse airport lies within about 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel offers 37 modern rooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV with on-demand movies, a private safe, a work desk and iPod docking station. The guestrooms feature stone floor and light wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the breakfast area. Three Sisters bar is available on site. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from Namaste Kathmandu offering dishes of Indian, Nepali and British cuisine.

Services

Stay Central Hotel features such facilities as a cash machine, parking and a newspaper stand.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as a night club and a courtyard are available for the guests' use.

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:   37.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    300 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.0 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    240 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    270 m
Parks
  • The Meadows
    450 m
  • Princes Street Gardens
    610 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    37

Rooms and availability

Stay Central Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

TSU - STANDARD ROOM. BED & BREAKFAST

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|The Dorm

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

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Quadruple Room (2 Single And 1 Bunk Bed)

Stay Central Hotel photos Room
Private Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double or Twin Room

Stay Central Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Local Heroes Exhibition100 m
  • Impro Jam100 m
  • Mercat Tours100 m
  • The 3D Loch Ness Experience100 m
  • Macdonald Framing100 m
  • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh100 m
  • Holyrood House100 m
  • John Murray Archive100 m
  • edinburgh festival fringe200 m

Places of interest

  • The Edinburgh Sheriff Court100 m
  • The Loch Ness Discovery Centre100 m
  • Magdalen Chapel100 m
  • National Library of Scotland100 m
  • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk100 m
  • Netherbow Wellhead100 m
  • Central Library100 m
  • The High Kirk Of St. Giles100 m
  • Real Mary Kings Close100 m
  • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue100 m

Amusement

  • the GRV100 m

Museums

  • National Museums of Scotland100 m
  • Royal Museum100 m
  • Museum of Scotland100 m
  • National War Museum Of Scotland100 m
  • Edinburgh Police Centre100 m
  • Collective Gallery100 m

Local attractions

  • St. Giles Cathedral1.9 km
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey1.9 km
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One2.2 km
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Parliament House1.9 km
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden2.3 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • National Museum of Scotland150 m
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge120 m
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • Greyfriars Church200 m
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments230 m
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • Magdalen Chapel60 m
    41 Cowgate, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions360 m
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • The Museum of Edinburgh210 m
    142 Canongate, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Namaste Kathmandu240 m

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

    82% likes this, based on 72 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 51

  • Dubh Prais310 m

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

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

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant500 m

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    73% likes this, based on 956 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 113

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant270 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    86% likes this, based on 410 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 30

  • Blackfriars290 m

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

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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

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

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Hotel Address:

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    300 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.0 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    240 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    270 m
Parks
  • The Meadows
    450 m
  • Princes Street Gardens
    610 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    37