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Piries Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a one night stay here on a whistlestop visit to Scotland this weekend. Found this hotel on the internet and chose it because of its location near to the city centre. The reception staff were very welcoming, the room ( twin bed ) was small but clean , quiet and comfortable. We walked to Princes Street in about 10 minutes for an evening meal but there were trams , buses and Haymarket Station just round the corner if needed. I thought the price was ok especially considering its location, and would not hesitate to book here again if in Edinburgh.

Went to Edinburgh for a nice relaxing weekend away . The room was dark and dingy bed very uncomfortable could feel all the springs!! Room not very clean! We were booked in for 2 nights and ended up checking out after the 1st night! Staffing was very poor didn't really no what they we're doing seems to me like lack of training! No communication between staff!! Also Took payment out of my bank before my stay when I wanted to pay by cash at the property !! Tried to complain to manager but he hasn't even had the decency to find out my complaint! Keep well clear of this hotel! Wouldn't even pay £10 to stay here the night!!

Comfortable and clean rooms. The only problem was the lack of a lift, but that happens in old buildings. Breakfast was simple but delicious. The best thing about this hotel was the receptionist, Cristina, who was very warm, kind and willing to help us with everything. She not only showed us to our rooms, but she also took the time to show us a city map and give us advice on places to eat and stuff to see. Thank you for making our stay one of the most pleasant ones I have ever experienced!

Everything clean and helpful staff. Shower cubicle had a ceiling shower which was awkward as I didn't want to wash my hair. Not worth bothering with breakfast. Ok for what I paid. Near Haymarket station and just wish I'd had time to explore a bit more. On the whole you get what you pay for.

I stayed at Piries Hotel during my holiday in Edinburgh. This is a Victorian hotel. I chose this hotel because the rooms were very cheap. Edinburgh hotels are generally quite expensive in comparison to most UK cities. For 2 guests, I only paid £310.96 for an executive twin room for 4 nights, which I booked using the website. The standard rooms are even cheaper than the executive rooms. The executive twin rooms are larger and come with an additional safe for belongings and a sofa. I did not have breakfast at the hotel. The hotel provides a continental breakfast, but they do not serve a full English/Scottish cooked breakfast. There are lots of cafés nearby where you can get a better cheaper breakfast. The location of the hotel is excellent. The area seemed very safe. It is close to Haymarket railway station and there is a Haymarket tram stop nearby, which takes you to the touristic sites in the city centre. It is also close to several restaurants and an M & S (Haymarket Rail Branch) where you can buy food. My executive twin room was quite large. The room had an ensuite bathroom. The bed was comfortable. An ironing board and hairdryer was provided. Tea and coffee making facilities were also provided. The floor however was a bit dirty, with patches of mud which hadn't been cleaned. Air conditioning wasn't provided. The hotel has wifi access and a computer which guests can use. The computer was located at the bottom of the hotel staircase. Check in and check out was easy and efficient. The hotel charges for late check out (after 11am) which I didn't use. They have a luggage room where you can leave your suitcases for free for the day. I would advise guests to avoid using late check out to save money and put their belongings in the luggage room whilst they are out for the day. All in all, the price I paid was reasonable for the stay I had there.

A one night stay was plenty for us! The only upsides to this hotel were Fabio in reception, who was fabulous, and the location (quiet but close to the town centre). Other than that, I've run out of niceties. The room was sparse and very basic. There were stains on the blue fleece bed cover and the pillows may as well have been just pillow cases. All of which we dealt with because it was only a couple of hours to spend there. However, the thing that really tipped it over the edge? Multiple phone calls at 4:30am with no one on the other end! We ended up leaving the phone off the hook the for the rest of the morning until we left (aching and tired). Unfortunately, despite such a brilliant trip to Edinburgh and seeing the Tattoo, I would not recommend this hotel.

Fantastic hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would highly recommend this hotel fantastic room very friendly staff and wonderful place to visit you need my truck to Parrelan the best it was for the best hotel I stayed at in a very very long time!

Basic hotel in need of complete makeover. Some rooms very small. Tired looking decor, stains in rooms and bathrooms, cracks in wash basin, no tissues, no hotel directory, dressing table lamp not working, no instructions for safe. Carpet in bar and breakfast area in disgusting state - dirty stained and greasy. Adequate for couple of nights stay if above ignored. On bright side staff very friendly and helpful and ideal for city centre, only 5 mins by tram. Would not stay again.

We stayed here 3 years ago so decided to return for a couple of nights to take in the edinburgh fringe and the tattoo.We were greeted straight away at reception and booked in .We were given room 11 which was ground floor room.The room had everything we needed .Bed was comfortable.Nice size bathroom and shower.The only negative comment i would have is the noise the doors make when slamming shut .Because they are so big and heavy it resembled a jail with late night and early morning constant banging of everyones doors.Im sure depending on where your room is located this wouldnt be so bad but that apart we had an enjoyable stay and couldnt fault the staff who went out their way to help at any oppertunity.The hotel is straight round the corner from Haymarket train station,the tram and bus stop and many cafes and diners.We heard no traffic whatsoever in our room .

So when you enter the street with older, Victorian or Georgian housen and cobble street, you know it is not spic and span. It is really "middle of the road". Not especially good, not especially bad. You get used to the beds with pocket spring matrass, the traffic outside and of course, sometimes you hear a door slap of a neighbour. But when we had trouble with our reservation, Fabio was very helpfull and found where the reservation process had a hick up. He still had a room for us. He really did a great job on hospitality. Surprise, surprise, his college charged us 20 pence for two prints (2 A4 sheets) airport check in. Of course, no hard feelings and i respect company policy but the difference in attitude surprised me. The big plus of Piries is the location at tram stop Haymarket. With the tram (take a day-ticket), Edinburgh Centre can be reached very easy. And with the same tram (or Airport shuttle) the airport is "around the corner". For breakfast, lunch and dinner are all facilities within a short walk.

Room options

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

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51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 660 reviews