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Exceeded Expectations - Fantastic
Just returned from an excellent stay at the Salisbury Hotel where the welcome at Reception was genuinely friendly and very helpful - just what we needed after a very long flight! Our room was very stylish and comfortable - we loved the Ipod docking station and flatscreen tv and the hairdrier was great - a proper salon standard. The bed was really comfortable and we slept like logs - for a central location this place is really quiet.
Bathrooms were swish with walk in shower and a powerful one at that - loved the quirky mirror and great towels.
The best bit though was the food - the breakfast was of a really high standard and far better than we expected; the place is quiet small and intimate and turns into a bistro for lunch and dinner - we decided to give it a try for dinner on our last night as the rain was pouring outside and we are so glad we did - this was the highlight of our food experience in the city - excellent quality food nd expertly presented - we had the duck with crispy leeks and the seabass - fabulous and then the creme brulee and the chocolate baked desert - truly divine! We heartily recommend the Salisbury Hotel and if you decide to stay you MUST try the food at Gabbro - it will be one of the highlights of your stay. We recommend this to anybody looking for a classy, stylish hotel that provides great service and excellent value for money.
Fantastic and comfortable stay
We were orginally booked into the Guest House but due to renovation we were changed to this hotel which is run and owned by the same people. We were given an upgrade to our room with no extra cost to our original booking. From the time of booking until check out we received excellent, friendly and informative service. We were provided with local and transport information and, if the receptionists didn't know something, they took the trouble to find out and get back to us. The hotel has just been reburbished and a small bit of painting and decorating was still going on when we arrived. However, this did not get in the way of our stay at all and every attempt was made by the hotel to provide us with a relaxing and comfortable stay. The room was big but cosy and the bathroom had everything in it that you would want, including a power shower and a demisting mirror. There was a flat screen HD TV and an ipod/radio alarm. The bed was very comfortable and the garden view lovely. We had a very good meal in the hotel's bistro (Gabbro) and the breakfasts were varied and well cooked. They cooked porridge every day for me at my request and the service was quick, very polite and friendly. The hotel is about 20 minute walk from Princes street (a must for shopping) but the route is direct and full of shops along the way. Should walking not be your thing, the buses are all very clean and very regular. The Royal Mile is a must and if you do go then we would recommend The World's End pub/restaurant. The atmosphere is lovely, the service brilliant and the food (including the Haggis) was great....we went back it was so good. We also went to Ryan's (off Princes Street) which is an old wine cellar and is brilliant as some of the tables are in the old cask alcoves and so very private and romantic. Just around the corner from the hotel is a fabulous Thai restaurant called The Wild Elephant , which we would definitely recommend. All in all we had a fantastic 4 day trip and our stay at the Salisbury just added to our enjoyment. We are going back to Edinburgh this year and will definitely be staying at the hotel then. We have also recommended it to friends already.
fantastic boutique hotel
Worcestershire Reviewer ...From the minute we stepped in too this beautiful hotel we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome from May the owner. Having a baby in tow (6 months old ) was no hassel at all especially for May she gave us a beautiful room in the basement with access to a ramp for the pram(so thoughtful). The room was decorated in deep reds and creams very warming. Bathroom had a gorgeous swish suite with power shower and a huge bath which my better half loved(lost him for a couple of hours most evenings) Breakfast was great with everything fresh and cooked well. Sadly The restaurant was closed due to the chef being ill but May Recommended some very good restaurants just around the corner , can highly recommend the Italian.A BIG thankyou to May and James for making our 4 night stay in edinburgh a fab experience. Amanda kev and of course baby Reagan
Best Room Yet !
We stayed at The Salisbury Hotel last week end and enjoyed every minute. The Hotel is in a quiet street within walking distance to the town centre 10 - 15 mins approx, there is also a good bus service running for those with walking difficulties. Our room was fantastic, very spacious with a gorgeous four poster bed ( the most comfortable ever) the bathroom had a walk in power shower and fab huge bath it also had luxury products to use which were heavenly. Breakfast is taken downstairs and is beautifully cooked. The owners and staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. All in all Highly Recommended, can't wait to visit again!
Very good and clean hotel
We had a long weekend in Edinburgh and the Salisbury Hotel helped to make it a memorable stay. The hotel rooms were very clean and tidy and the reception and dining area was to the same standard. Breakfast was excellant with plenty of choice and variety. The staff were very helpful and polite in their service to the guests.
The Hotel was within walking distance from the city centre and buses were available, if required, on a regular timetable.
I would certainly stay at the Salisbury Hotel again and would recommend it.
Home away from home
Fantastic B&B (all the creature comforts of a hotel, with the feel and service of a B&B). The staff are extremely helpful and they go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. The room was cosy and the bed comfortable. The breakfast was delicious! Highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
The Salisbury Edinburgh
First impressions was that it was considerably further out of town than I had imagined and not the ten minute walk poeple seem to suggest. Its ten minutes in a taxi to the centre of town so I would at least say a good twenty minutes. Setting is a relatively quiet side street in the heart of the student district, however that said it was pretty quiet and safe. Car park is badly designed if the guest house is full expect to be blocked in at somepoint but on a weekend it is free street parking.
All we could get was a standard room which was tiny with a bathroom barely big enough to turn around in. The toilet had obviously just been repaired and the wood surrounding it had not been put back so the pipes were exposed and screws were sticking out. There was also a problem with the plumbing as the toilet seemed to have a terrible smell to it when flushed that stayed around for ages. The room was nicely furnished, plasma TV, ipod sound system and nice bed linen, wall paper etc, with expensive toileteries.
Breakfast was excellent with a good selection of food which was really very very nice.
The staff were very friendly and whilst not particularly clued up on Edinburgh would do anything to help you or try research what you were looking for.
Although £85 per night doesnt buy you much for your money these days I was distinctly disappointed with the room and how far out of town I was. Maybe I would have a different impression if we had got another room and the weather had been nice.
A Great Discovery!
I was in Edinburgh on my own, for two days of workshops at a location just off the The Royal Mile. I needed a place to stay that was within easy reach, not exorbitantly expensive and where I could feel comfortable as a woman on my own. These were my needs, I also hoped for some degree of elegance, comfort and a breakfast menu that included porridge. All my needs and hopes were not only met, they were surpassed, for I also had a room with a beautiful view! I must especially commend the breakfast, which included a really delicious fresh fruit salad, I was tempted by buttermilk pancakes, but chose scrambled eggs and smoked salmon - and although porridge wasn't listed on the quite extensive menu I was told it was no trouble, so I enjoyed a creamy helping on both mornings, accompanied by a little pot of maple syrup, an extra touch that was typical. On my arrival I had been warmly welcomed by the proprietress, who went on line to pin-point the location of my meetings, so I wouldn't have to wander around looking for it. She told me about buses and offered change if I needed it. Although I used the bus when returning in the evenings, I enjoyed starting my day with a walk. Next time I stay in Edinburgh, whether alone or with family, I shall definitely choose the Salisbury Hotel.
We visited Edinburgh to get married, and the stay at Salisbury hotel only enhanced what was a perfect day
After choosing the salisbury hotel for our stay in edinburgh, we can only recommend it to everyone we meet.
The staff are friendly, helpful, and welcoming.
The proprietor was more than helpful, by not only providing extra information prior to our visit, but making us feel very much at home.
The restaurant serves a high quality menu that is very well priced
The rooms are well presented, clean, modern, and comfortable
we will return as often a possible
Luxurious and affordable
The Salisbury Hotel is a luxurious hotel but with the friendly feel and affordability of a guest house.
The rooms are very sumptuous and have all modern gadgets (flat screen tv, I-pod docking station, mirror with built in lights that's activated by sweeping your hand up the side of it)
It also has a lovely garden with benches outside and a slide set for children.
The restaurant is by far the best in the area. We were very impressed by our evening meal there and wished we were staying long enough to sample all of the breakfast choices.
Thanks to May and James for looking after us so well this weekend. We are looking forward to returning again in the summer