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Hotel Stay Central - Edinburgh

3 star Hotel Edinburgh

139 Cowgate - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 90 .05

Built in 1621, the Stay Central Hotel is an old Scottish 3-star hotel with an outstanding location in Edinburgh. It is only a few minutes from the Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh's Old Town and lies in a quiet part of the Grassmarket, which is home to many of the best pubs and bars in the Scottish capital.

This hotel in Edinburgh is a perfect solution for an exciting stay in the heart of Edinburgh as the friendly staff will organize themed events for your entertainment. For additional onsite entertainment, take advantage of the famous Three Sisters Pub.

Note: Saturday and Sunday night bookings are subject to a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.9 Fair
Based on 20 hotel reviews © 2014

Went as a group of ten people. Only one had very loud music from the club undernea...

Venere Guest, Denmark
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Breakfast at Hotel Stay Central

A full breakfast is served between 8 AM and noon for a fee.

Facilities at Central Hotel

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 6.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Stay Central is also known as

Hotel Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall Hotel
Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh











Central Hotel reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was my second time in Edinburgh and my first time staying at the Central Inn. I thought it was going to be noisey with the Fringe festival going on, but the room (109) was quiet. The only problem we had was the shower didn't drain very well. Other than that, everything was fantastic!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Hotel is VERY difficult to find. We took the bus from airport to Waverly and it took us over an hour to find hotel. The maps provided at airport didn't help. Had to go in a pub and ask for directions. Staff were VERY helpful. Had a problem using credit card overseas - and the front desk called credit card company for us to get it straightened out. Rooms very comfortable and a good size. Breakfast was decent. Very close to Grassmarket and the Royal Mile. Around the corner from Greyfriers cemetary. Very close to the castle.

  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

This is not a hotel for people past the age of 25 years old. While it is perfectly located, the bar located underneath the hotel is very loud till very late at night. Also, the breakfast room smelled of stale beer in the morning. The TV never worked and the room was way to warm.

6.3 Fair
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent Location for all the main visitor attractions. Rooms are basic and decor quite shabby, you also have to pay for parking at a local car park (you do get 20% discount) so factor this into the price. At the time we received breakfast as part of the room cost which made it worthwhile, not it's maybe steep on a room only basis. On the whole though served the purpose we needed it for and location was a big bonus in a quieter part of the city yet 10 mins walk from the castle.

  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The hotel is very difficult to find. It is on Cowgate Street, but on a different level than the main streets, and accessible only by the small alleyways called "closes". It is a few blocks from the Royal Mile, but the neighborhood is very seedy after dark. The hotel keeps a security guard at the entrance to the property after dark. My printed reservation said that breakfast was included in the rate, but the front desk would not honor it. The beds were very hard and squeaked with any movement. The pillows were the thinnest I have every seen. The website says that the rooms offer LCD panel TVs, on-demand movies and free broadband access in every room. In reality, there is a small flat panel TV mounted on the wall near the ceiling that gets only 4 channels clearly (BBC1, etc). There is no broadband access or movie service. The front desk staff always seemed to be hiding in the back somewhere, and did not provide wake up calls on two occasions. The temperature of the room was fine for November with the radiator, but I would not want to stay here in the summer as the window will only open about 2 inches.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Great rooms, very big, clean and quite!

7.6 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

A bit difficult to find as I walked from the station - Its a short walk but Tailors Hall is on a street bellow others with bridges over it. Bar was busy and noisy (it was weekend) but I had a room at the back so could not hear this. Room was clean compact but adequate. Only complaint was lack of free shampoo and soap in bathroom as I had just arrived via plane and Train and could not find a shop nearby with these. Otherwise OK and would use it again if in Edinburgh as it is central clean and reasonably priced.

4.5 Ordinary
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

7.2 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Malta

7.0 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

6.9 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

7.1 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

7.5 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

7.8 Good
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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6.6 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Stay Central has 37 guest rooms, all with iPod docking stations and designer toiletries. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with digital channels. Business travelers visiting the Old Town area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include climate control, coffee/tea makers and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from Central Hotel

Parliament House - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
National Museum of Scotland - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Greyfriars Kirk - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Giles' Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Real Mary King's Close - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
City Chambers - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Greyfriar's Bobby - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gladstone's Land - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Talbot Rice Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Writers' Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Witchery Tours - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The Hub - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum on the Mound - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Edinburgh Dungeon - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fruitmarket Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Stay Central is Edinburgh (EDI) - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.