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Piries Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at this hotel one night and would not return. The room could use a good cleaning and I was woken up early in the morning by phone calls to the room phone (wake-up calls I had not ordered). The staff claimed that the calls came from guests in other rooms (which seems pretty unlikely) and hardly even apologized for the inconvenience. The location is good though.

We stayed for four nights but we are not coming back. The staff was friendly and the location was great but the room wasn't clean. One of us is allergic to dust and had a hard time breathing in the room. There were coffee stains on the wall and big dust bunnies stuck to the wallpaper. The pillows was flat and not so comfortable and the bed was horrible. We spilled on the sheets but they weren't changed. The rooms could use a re-painting and good cleaning. We would have given the hotel 2/5 if it werent for the staff and the location. You get what you pay for. If you are not planning lot of time in the room, it's an okay hotel.

Spent 3 nights here at start of June, hotel very clean and staff very friendly. Needs a little TLC with things like squeaky floorboards and a cracked tile in the bathroom but nothing that would cause concern. Great location in Haymarket and was really central for the city centre and my friends who live nearby. Would happily stay here again

I spent 2 nights in this hotel at the beginning of may.All the staff is exceptionally kind and helpful, especially the joung man and the girls at the reception.The room and the bathroom were clean and comfortable.The place easy to reach from the airport and not too far from Princess Street and the Royal Mile (just a few steps from Haymarket station and tram and bus stops) .The only bad thing is the maintenance, that seems a bit neglected.

Hotel in desperate need of total renovation. Bedroom no wider than 7 1/2 ft across with double bed shoved against wall. Frayed carpets, no soundproofing through rooms hearing neighbours conversations and toilet activities none to pleasant. As for the bed mattress must have been there from original opening. Springs coming through would make sleeping on the cobbles of Edinburgh more comfortable. No hot water in the shower. Only good thing from hotel was the staff. Who are aware of the state of the hotel but can only offer to take the complaint and forward it to the owners

Have to say it has its for's & against's This is in my opinion not a hotel more of a guest house it's within walking distance from Haymarket train station and a bus ride into city , its room only and pricey for it's dated condition the bedding and towels are clean room was cold and work was being carried out Sunday morning before check out! Personally I wouldn't stay here I'm sure there are many nicer cheaper places that would make a pleasant stay.

Got what I paid for! Didn't expect much for the price I paid but this was probably one of the worst hotels I have visited. Water running all night in the toilet, shower stopping and starting by itself. Base of bed badly stained. On the plus side the bedding was clean. I'm only glad it was a 1 night stay on return from Spain.

I don't enjoy writing negative reviews but I want to make sure what happened to me doesn't happen to anyone else. I booked this hotel for one night, my booking itinerary said "Standard Double Room, 1 double bed, Your room/unit will be guaranteed for late arrival." - well, this is NOT what I ended up with. As a single female traveler it is very important for me to know where I'm staying and what to expect in advance, I ended up in a room with 3 single beds. I am used to traveling and sleeping in single beds so it wasn't a deal breaker for me but anyone looking forward to the double bed would have been disappointed. The worst part for me was the fact that the bathroom was OUTSIDE of my room, which means other people on the floor could have used it! I'm not sure if the other rooms on my floor had their own bathrooms or not as they were unoccupied for my single night stay but this was a huge let down for me. Nowhere on the booking site did it say anything about shared/non-private bathrooms. The bathroom also needed to be updated but from my quick look-over it was fairly clean (enough that if it were private I would have had no issues with it). I got an amazing online deal and only payed $63 Canadian for the room therefore I shouldn't have expected much BUT there still should have been more information about the lack of private bathroom and double bed! So note to thrifty travelers, if you're booking here and you're traveling alone, perhaps confirm in advance that your room is what you're expecting! I stayed in the building furthest from the main building (2 doors down) so you can't go to the lobby without walking back outside. My room also faced a common court yard so it was quiet noisey with the windows open (quiet at night with windows closed though!). Taking in my above complaints, the room was still 3 stars for me because check-in was fast, room was large, and everything appeared to be clean. There was a grocery store less than a block away and the train was also less than a block away so it was a convenient location.

We were booked into this hotel with a large party and as last to check in we were told there were no other rooms available in the hotel this was last one and were told to go down the street to second doorway for our room. Although disappointed we set off to our room, we were greeted on the steps to the doorway by vomit which had been there for sometime and not cleaned up which was very off putting. Once inside the building which didn't feel inviting at all, we entered our room which on inspection the mattress base was covered in stains the sofa was also covered in stains - we had to be at an event and leave the hotel within 20 minutes of arriving so we literally had to drop cases and go. We were so upset about staying in the room we left the event and returned to hotel to check out as we had secured a room in a different hotel. The receptionist advised us on checkout if we had of came straight back she would have given us a different room. However we were advised no other rooms were available, which is why we didn't go straight back to reception. We filled in a complaint form as only the manager can authorise a refund. After waiting 7 days i had not heard from hotel and emailed the manager direct, I have now been waiting over a week for a response to this email and have still not received a response from the hotel. This is the worst customer experience i have ever experienced in a hotel to which i am still waiting for a complaint to be addressed and refund received from 6th May ! I would never recommend this hotel

Myself and my wife recently stayed here. The hotel was exceptionally good value. The price paid was very affordable and in summary, you get what you pay for. The room was small and in need of a little TLC but it was very clean, tidy and comfortable. The shower was a little hit-and-miss going from scalding hot to freezing cold and back on first use. The staff were exceptionally polite and helpful. The hotel is situated by the Haymarket train station and the tram stop. From here Edinburgh castle is approx. 25 mins walk in pretty much a straight line. the only problem we encountered was with parking. The website states that street parking is available but it is VERY limited and at a premium cost (pay and display machine) - we parked here overnight which is £3 from 18:30pm - 08:30am and had to move the car to a multi-story car park during the day time (an unexpected expense). Overall the hotel was very reasonable and we would certainly consider returning if we are on a budget.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Haymarket within a short walk of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Piries Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This 32-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street Gardens are also near this Edinburgh hotel.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 32 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Piries Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 636 reviews