We stayed in this apartment styled hotel over the Christmas period. On reading their web site, they suggest luxury suites, fully serviced and suitable for long stays. We took a one bedroom suite.
On the first night, we discovered that the central heating wasn't working in all the rooms particularly the bedroom, other "radiators" were also not working in the main living area. The bed and pillows were very uncomfortable. It's clear that we were the first people to use this apartment in the Scottish Winter!
Do not accept apartment 3 on the minus 3 floor (not sure if this is because we received a good rate from late rooms?), however, this is the furthest room in the hotel overlooking the construction site of the train station and office buildings.
The washer/dryer leaked water onto the floor when in drying mode. The kitchen was well under provisioned for utensils. One coffee mug for two people, no fry pan to cook eggs, not enough cutlery, etc. etc.
During this period, the bathroom amenities were only replenished once, yet the web site boasts of the quality products being used. I think that one of the tricks during the period was to come as early as you can in the morning to hope that the Guests say "no" to a service because we still haven't had a shower. Make sure you let the room attendants know to "come back later".
The only redeeming point for this hotel is the location. It is indeed in the centre of the city and minutes walk to the shopping area. I would not recommend nor return despite the location.
- Also Known As:
- Princes Street Suites At 16 Waterloo Place Hotel
- Princes Street Suites At 16 Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh
- Princes Street Suites At 16 Waterloo Place Edinburgh, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, space, luxury and service make 16 Waterloo Place a modern Edinburgh classic. Whether you check in for two nights or two weeks you’ll enjoy the unrivaled space to entertain, work or simply relax that these superb serviced apartments have to offer. You can choose from our luxurious three bedroom penthouse overlooking Edinburgh Castle to our spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments. ... more less
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