$60 Avg/night
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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

2 stars
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JR
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
23 reviews
Great Location on the Fringe

The Cairn is located a short walk from Waverly Station on the fringe of the New Town. Great... See full review

  • Urban Spaceman
  • May 6, 2013
Great place to stay

the hotel was great it was staffed by caring people...Very helpful...Its is within walking distance... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 14, 2011
City center hotel close to top tourist attractions

Cairn Hotel is a 52-room establishment in Edinburgh's theater district. The hotel is easily accessible by rail with the Edinburgh Waverley station only a 10-minute walk away. The new meeting room Rendezvous can accommodate up to 15. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Close to Edinburgh's historic old town and Castle
  • On-site restaurant
Rooms

Cairn Hotel has 52 bedrooms -- 34 double or twin, nine single, and nine family. All rooms come with en suite bathroom and complimentary toiletries. Free coffee- and tea-making equipment and a direct dial phone are available in bedrooms. Hairdryers, ironing boards, and cribs are available free upon request. Connecting rooms and rooms for guests with mobility difficulties are available.

Features

Continental breakfast is served daily for an additional fee.

 

The traditional Indian menu at Classics restaurant, which is located next to the hotel, also offers standard European food.

 

The hotel offers a range of alternative relaxation therapies, such as reflexology, Reiki, yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, and handwriting analysis.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.6 mi/13.84 km)
  • Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • St. Giles Cathedral (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (1.1 mi/1.77 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.2 mi/1.93 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.8 mi/6.11km)
Business
  • Rendezvous meeting room can accommodate up to 15
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.7 mi/2.73 km)

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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh Rooms

Standard Double/Twin
Room offers 1 double bed or 1 twin with private bathroom hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.
Standard Single
Room offer 1 twin bed with private bathroom hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Calton Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.3 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.5 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.5 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.6 mi
  • Underground City: 0.6 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.3 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.5 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.5 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.5 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.6 mi
  • Underground City: 0.6 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.7 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 0.7 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.7 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.7 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.9 mi
  • Meadowbank: 0.9 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 mi
  • Trinity House: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Georgian House: 1.1 mi
  • Lauriston: 1.1 mi
  • Restalrig: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.2 mi
  • Jock's Lodge: 1.3 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Continental breakfast is offered to guests each morning at a cost of 5 pounds per person. There is a comfortable and spacious lounge with modern furnishings. It is an ideal place for customers to relax and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 12, 2011

Great tourist hotel!

Staff was great, and the room was very clean and in good order. It is in a great neighborhood that is a short walk away from the royal mile and other touristy locations. I'll definitely be using this hotel when I go back. The restaurant was so-so. Breakfast, as with many hotels, was less than expected but a fair price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Williamsburg
Mar 12, 2011

good location

Great location, friendly staff, all in all it was a nice place. Very reasonably priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
hanyvo
Business
holland
Mar 6, 2011

nearby center

a very small room,old and not so clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

royal mile is very plesant.take a trip to the Highlands,beautyfull!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nyssa, The Travelling Student
Business
Orono, ME
Nov 16, 2010

Great Surprise

I loved it! The staff were great and friendly. The lounge was clean and comfortable. It was a great location and really inexpensive. The restaurant downstairs had amazing food and the men that run it are very nice to talk to. The only downside was that my room got a total of about three or four tv stations which was actually good because it kept me out and about in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring your student ID if you go to college. Everything in the city has major discounts for students.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
rae
Business
ramsgate
Nov 10, 2010

noisy

great location, easy walking distance to princes street, castle and waverly station. unfortunately room was a bit shabby, stained carpet. and most of all the night time noise of traffic, barely slept. as no double glazing or secondary glazing. if had a room at back it may not be as bad. hotel was tired and dated, though was expecting more as had read reviews that was been refurbished i saw no evidence of this. being a single room it was small and had no bath just a shower. but room wasnt expensive so perhaps shouldnt expect more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

lloyds bar two min walkaway open for breakfast from 7am

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Vacaville, CA
Oct 17, 2010

Pleasant Hotel

This is a small hotel. The staff was very friendly and eager to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to Edinburgh Castle, Shopping, and restaurants.

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Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patunia
Business
Montana
Sep 14, 2010

Unbeatable location for thr price

1st trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Edinburgh, UK really does not have street signs on poles at corners like other towns. Get a good map and you will find the names of the streets edged in stone on the building. Each corner of the building might have a different street name or different place name. Most of the buildings are Georgian design, so don't reley on a place and then turn at that corner because alot of the buldings are similar in color or size

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dalquena
Business
London
Jun 11, 2010

Good for the price

Great location about ten minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley station. About 20 Minutes walk to the city centre. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was small but that's what I expected for the money. A 2 night stay for 2 of us cost £110 so you can't ask for much! The room was reasonably clean although the carpet had seen better days and one on the chairs in our room had a burnt iron imprint on it...not sure how they managed that!! The shower was only a dribble but the water was hot (we were worried about this having read some of the reviews on here). We chose to not have breakfast at The Cairn as it was £10 per person.. so for two mornings it would have cost us £40... you can get much cheaper just down the road for a fiver. All in all a good budget hotel where the staff were very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Omaha, NE
Oct 26, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

Hotel was fine. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Price was good. Location was good, close to the city centre and restaurants and bars. Rooms are a bit small when compared to North American standards. Everything was fine until the last day when we found a mouse in the room. They immediately moved us to another room for our last day. I would probably stay there again, both for the location and the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Oct 8, 2009

Decent Value

We stayed twice at the Cairn; at the beginning and end of our 3 week vacation. The first room (on the second floor) was a good value for the money so we booked for the end of our trip. The second room (on the ground floor) was much more cramped (we had to plug in the tea kettle in an outlet on the floor at the foot of our bed) and not as clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Basement on Broughton St. had excellently prepared meals. It was a good value. The clientele is mostly young but the waitstaff was very accomodating to us oldsters.

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