$105 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 29, 2015 Check-out: Oct 2, 2015

Stay Central Hotel

3 stars
View map of 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
23 reviews
Great hotel for the fringe

This hotel is amazing. Right at the Three Sisters so ideally placed for the Fringe. Our room was... See full review

  • Rebekka C.
  • Aug 21, 2015
Fantastic , slightly quirky hotel in perfect location with great facilities!!!

We loved this hotel !! Perfect location especially for the festival amazing staff amazing... See full review

  • Rebekka C.
  • Aug 20, 2015

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.

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.

Highlights
  • Situated in a courtyard with The Three Sisters pub
  • Five-minute walk to the Royal Mile
  • All rooms and public areas are nonsmoking
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (6.6 mi/10.7 km)
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.

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Stay Central Hotel Rooms

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.
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

Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Dining
Room service
Accessibility
Accessible 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Stay Central Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rebekka C.
Couples
Renfrew
Aug 21, 2015

Great hotel for the fringe

This hotel is amazing. Right at the Three Sisters so ideally placed for the Fringe. Our room was massive and had the most amazing wet room. The whole place was clean and the maid service was top class. The room has a large flat screen and 30pin iPod doc. You can also plug a jack into use the speaker system. Free wifi was great as the mobile cell service wasn't great. Also, you get a Tunnocks Tea Cake in your mug which is a great treat at the start of the day!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rebekka C.
Couples
Renfrew
Aug 20, 2015

Fantastic , slightly quirky hotel in perfect location with great facilities!!!

We loved this hotel !! Perfect location especially for the festival amazing staff amazing facilities lovely quirky modern rooms with loads of space !! We really liked the decoration and the gorgeous wet room bathroom we felt the location was perfect for the festival right in the heart of everything .ww will be back next year !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Skyler H.
Friends
Raleigh
Apr 26, 2015

Fun holiday getaway

I was visiting Edinburgh for a conference and decided to add a few extra nights to tour the city and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day holiday. The hotel is connected to a very lively and big bar, but as soon as you enter the hotel and your room, it's surprisingly quiet. The room was comfortable and well stocked, and the front desk staff went above and beyond to help my friend and I enjoy our stay. I am planning another trip soon and will be staying again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
owen c.
Couples
N/A
Mar 3, 2015

great

great staff, small but nice rooms, good location. especially liked the tunnocks tea cakes. will stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tong
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ladyclarence
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Calamity
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Stay Central Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SeattleGuy
Single
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

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