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Royal Commonwealth Pool

22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
+44 131 667 7211
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Could do a lot better

I go with my 4 year old to splash around and play. A small car park with no available spaces... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Edinburgh
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Good

I always love to swim in 50m pool, so it was lucky to find one upon my visit in the city. It was... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Ketti22
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Tokyo, Japan
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“soft play” (4 reviews)
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22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go with my 4 year old to splash around and play. A small car park with no available spaces unless you are disabled in which case there are several. There's an overflow car park, unfortunately there's no system to tell you if the first...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I always love to swim in 50m pool, so it was lucky to find one upon my visit in the city. It was easy access from the city centre by bus. Lanes are divided into 'slow' 'medium' and 'fast' and the swimming directions are different...More

Thank Ketti22
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here today for a swim. Waiting 40 mins for the kids pool which is fine. It's the holidays I understand it's going to be busy. The kids had a brilliant time... they loved the slide so I hope it's here to stay not just...More

Thank Saw2009
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My husband and I are doing a sort of your of Scotland's best swimming pools (as seen in an independent article). While the Commonwealth is certainly a gorgeous place to view and the swimming facilities are fantastic the water is far too cold. Especially in...More

3  Thank Black H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited for a swim a number of times. The timetable varies a lot but have always been able to swim. This visit the pool was at 50 metres long and 2 metres deep. Plenty of space in the lanes. Like that the pool allows...More

2  Thank hashtagstringvest
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not only diving but soft play, gym, vast spaces in the basement with all sorts of sports halls. Food is expensive though advise taking packed lunch if staying a while

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Royal commonwealth gym had an upgrade this year in august and although on first look looks ok it has too much kit in it and a new multi function area in the middle that takes up to much space and if you go near it...More

1  Thank transitmann
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for your feedback about our gym facilities at the Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we did go through a large gym refurbishment this year and have installed state of the art equipment along with new flooring. It is a...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visit here every other week, changing rooms always nice and clean, cheap entry for a 50 metre pool. Always visit the cafe afterwards as the foods nice and it's good value.

1  Thank SimonPeacock
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Simon, Thank you for your feedback - its always a pleasure to read such a positive review. I hope you continue to enjoy your visits with us and we look forward to seeing you next time your in.

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The "commy" was always the best place to take your baby for their first swimming experience. The water was warm and the shelving steps into the pool made it easy and safe to enter and exit the water while holding your infant. Since the refurbishment...More

Thank Mands72
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for your review of the Commonwealth Pool. I'm sorry to hear you found the water temperature cold. We have that particular pool set at a higher temperature and the air temperature also set higher as it is predominantly used by babies and...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

The pool itself is really good for lane swimming and for kids since their is kids pool, their is also diving boards. 3m, 5m, 7m, and 10m but they are only open at certain times so if your looking to go on them look on...More

Thank ryangfox
Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for your comments were glad you enjoyed the swimming facilities at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we have a 50m pool which is great for lane swimming, we have a children's pool that is warmer and shallower and...More

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anya556
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
We have communal changing which include communal and some private showers. We also have separate changing for women and men if you prefer. The separate male and female changing all have individual private showers.
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louisebell48
9 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
This is very limited, the events are usually on at the weekends and so there is slightly more on street parking available as the regulations for parking are different.
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