$122 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Stay Central Hotel

3 stars
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
28 reviews
Fantastic hotel to stay.

The hotel is wonderful place to stay for anybody who wants to travel to Edinburgh. Great location.... See full review

  • Tong
  • Aug 4, 2013
Two sisters in The Three Sisters

Thank you to a brilliant team staff, we where really well looked after and nothing seemed to be a... See full review

  • Calamity
  • Mar 8, 2013
Old Town hotel keeps the party going

Located in the heart of Cowgate in Edinburgh, STAY Central Hotel offers easy access to several entertainment venues in the lively city. The offers 37 refurbished rooms fit for two to six guests, providing guests a good night’s sleep after a long day of exploring the city. Each unit is furbished with Wi-Fi access, TV, iPod docking station, and en suite bathroom with rainfall showerhead.

Highlights
  • Situated in a courtyard with The Three Sisters pub
  • Five-minute walk to the Royal Mile
  • All rooms and public areas are nonsmoking
Rooms

Stay Central Hotel guest rooms provide just the right amount of amenities so guests can lay down their heads for a few hours before hitting the pavement again the next morning. A central location near the Royal Mile means all of the best sights of Edinburgh are nearby.


Choose from single, twin, double, triple and quadruple rooms. Each features free high-speed Internet access, an LCD flat-panel television, in-room movies (fees apply), air conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an in-room safe and en-suite facilities with complimentary bath amenities and a hair-dryer. Some guest rooms overlook the courtyard and The Three Sisters.

Entertainment

For Scottish hospitality, historic character, live music and a great pint, look no further than The Three Sisters, right outside the door of the Stay Central Hotel. The fun-loving atmosphere hits a new level when the cobblestone courtyard fills with revelers on festivals and special occasions. Live sports and music events are shown on the large plasma screen in the courtyard. The lager and the cocktails flow freely, but for guests that must eat, they can do that here, too. Room service is available for guests of the Stay Central Hotel.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (6.6 mi/10.7 km)
Attractions
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Royal Mile (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Festival Theatre Edinburgh (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.5 mi/0.8 km) 
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
Business
  • Copy and fax services available
  • Event space at The Three Sisters

Hotel Map

55.9482 -3.19
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
Situated in the Old Town only minutes walk from the Royal Mile and Princes Street its location is second to none.

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Stay Central Hotel Rooms

Double Room
Double bedded Stay Central rooms are ideal for two to share, you will want to keep hitting that snooze button. Including iPod docking system, free WiFi, LCD TV & well equipped bathrooms with rainfall style shower
The Private Dorm
the Dorm is with 3 double beds & 3 single bunk beds, all with individual TVs, large bathroom with drench style showers and open plan area to relax
Double or Twin
Our fresh & Stay Central bedrooms are perfect for 2 to share with en suite shower.
Triple
Our fresh & Stay Central triple bedrooms are triple the fun and perfect for small groups. Please specify your room set up at the time of booking with en suite shower.

Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Dining
Room service
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Scotland: 0 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.1 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Underground City: 0.1 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.2 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.1 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Underground City: 0.1 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.2 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.2 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.5 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.7 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.7 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.8 mi
  • Newington: 0.8 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 1 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1 mi
  • Haymarket: 1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.1 mi
  • Merchiston: 1.1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.2 mi
  • Dalry: 1.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The world famous Three Sisters Pub is open daily from 9am until the early hours, serving food until late. During key event dates, are opening hours are extended until 3am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (28)

Ratings and reviews for Stay Central Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.3

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tong
Dublin
Aug 4, 2013

Fantastic hotel to stay.

The hotel is wonderful place to stay for anybody who wants to travel to Edinburgh. Great location. Just 3 mins walk to Royal mile. The room is very clean and tidy. Powerful shower. We checked in early morning and the reception girl Maria is very helpful. She booked a tour for us in a emergency basis, so thank you so much. Highly recommended to stay here. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ladyclarence
Newcastle upon Tyne
Apr 22, 2013

Great for party people

The hotel staff are great really friendly and helpful, rooms are a good size but the beds are not that comfortable. We will definitely returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Calamity
Bolton
Mar 8, 2013

Two sisters in The Three Sisters

Thank you to a brilliant team staff, we where really well looked after and nothing seemed to be a problem for the hotel staff, even down to finding us some history on the Three Sisters( adjoining bar ) and more importantly putting us up for another night when we missed our flight home. Would definitely recommend The central Hotel and The Threes Sisters if you like it lively ( its not very noisy at all) and like people watching, if you are into the rugby stay here, has a huge outdoor screen, outdoor bars, under cover seating and heating all in an enclosed secured area, absolutely brilliant atmosphere. you should go !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Grassmarket, Finnegans wake and Biddy Milligans are great Irish bars with live music.

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
stec
Business
London
Oct 2, 2012

Central Hotel

I would strongly advise not staying at this hotel - it's a very noisy, very crowded bar complex with a few rooms added on - fine if you want to party till 3 am but otherwise forget about getting any sleep here, and don't expect any sympathy from the surly staff - one to avoid!

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Malc1
Business
London
Oct 1, 2012

Go some where else

A very noisy hotel - that should be avoided if you want a nights sleep. Night staff not helpful or friendly

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SeattleGuy
Seattle, WA
Sep 21, 2012

Great location and amenities!

Just steps away from the Golden Mile! Clean bathroom with hot water and tropical soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Marshmallow chocolate, not on the pillow, but pretty darn close. Only wish WiFi reached the room because had to go to the reception for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SeattleGuy
Seattle, WA
Sep 10, 2012

Good location. All else decent.

Good location. WiFi could only be accessed at reception area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
C J travels
Business
Brussels, Belgium
Apr 16, 2012

Book somewhere else!

Rooms, Decor and overall place is dirty. Reception has a large stain on the carpet and chairs with peeling leather - a preview of what's to come. Rooms had not been cleaned in some time - peeling wallpaper, cobwebs and dirt. This would be great if I was filming a B-horror movie but fails as a place to stay. It has a pub downstairs, which could be nice - but in the morning for the optional breakfast service, everything is sticky. Everything. Do yourself a favor and book somewhere else. At least the staff was cheerful, much in the same way the band kept playing on the Titanic.

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

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tristann
London, UK
Mar 19, 2012

Watch out

The hotel is part of a complex that includes a very large bar which attracts big groups of people, especially Stag and Hen dos. This means it is very noisy. When I challenged the staff at 2am as they were rolling kegs of beer across the cobbled courtyard. I was simply told by the duty manager that there should be a warning on the site that it may not always be possible to sleep well there - I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE SAY ANYTHING LIKE THIS, A HOTEL THAT ACKNOWLEDGES IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR GUESTS TO SLEEP. Also although apparently good value, the charge does not include breakfast despite the fact that nowhere does it say 'room only'. I was gob-smacked at the response I got when I asked why it wasn't explained on the site or my confirmation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LoneTraveller25
Derby, UK
Mar 18, 2012

Not A Bad Place

This hotel is reasonably priced for its location. The room has a comfortable bed and a very powerful shower. However the rrom wasn't the cleanest with a nice disgarded tisue under the radiator, and its fairly run down but for the price I suppose one can't really complain. People must be aware that the hotel is attached to a lively pub, which come a Friday and Saturday night gets very loud! Perfect if your a party person not so if you like an early nights!

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