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KM Central

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful and the room/building was clean. The building is ideally placed only being a 10min walk to centre or Waverley station and 5 minutes from the royal mile......BUT the room was dated, very small and had an awful bathroom! The building has no lift which was an issue with luggage, especially as we were on...

Thank John H
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a night's stay here and I was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews. The staff are really welcoming and helpful and the room was spotless. There is a kettle and a good amount of tea and coffee. The hairdryer is also powerful and there is even a safe. By far the most comfortable...

Thank Lisagiles
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

... The website I booked through didn't mention anywhere that the rooms are in a University Student Halls of Residence. Which - to be honest - would have made me think twice about booking. As I said, the location is five mins from the old town, five mins from Holyrood Park and couldn't be faulted for that. The room was...

1Thank emleeclaire
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This hotel (a former student accommodation) is well situated in a quiet part of the city, but not too far from the centre. I stayed in a cramped room on the third floor - no elevator. The tiniest bathroom I have ever seen, it was more like a wet room. The shower consisted in a hole on the floor and...

Thank Claudia S
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is University style accommodation with a double bed. That said they provided all of the facilities you might expect, bar a decent bathroom. So wifi, tea/coffee, TV, towels, hair drier etc were provided but I think the bathroom is best described as a cabin like wet room, if you've ever been in a caravan or boat. We got lucky,...

Thank AlliFos
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Conveniently situated and clean hotel. Edinburgh city centre is only 900m.away. Very good breakfast. Reasonable price.(£69 for single room, £94 for double room.) Only drawback is that there is no lift.

Thank Chris H
Muar, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The only thing good about this hotel is the location. Otherwise this hotel should be avoided at all costs. It tariff is steep compared to the facilities provided. Its an old hotel without a lift. The reception is located away from the entrance of the hotel and it is difficult to locate it. We were allotted a room on the...

Thank suniljatana
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The title says it all. A good option for staying during the festival. The rooms are basic but fine. 5 minute too the Pleasance and 10 to the Royal Mile and Cowgate. We paid approx. £180 B&B and the Ibis down the road was showing £220 for room only. The breakfast (especially if your have the full Scottish) will set...

Thank zappafanman
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend, August bank holiday for the fringe festival and the Edinburgh tattoo. The hotel was basic but very clean and value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included but we was to late to eat (oops) but it looked and smelt very nice. Was only a 10 minute walk to the...

Thank AmyOx1
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very basic, but clean and a great location. There was a safe and a hairdryer in the room which was unexpected.Breakfast more than made up for the rooms it was delicious and all very fresh. Staff were very helpful and polite would definitely stay again.

1Thank didlydee1

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are thrilled to announce the refurbishment of Kenneth Mackenzie is going ahead at the start of 2017. These exciting developments mean that this year-round hotel will be able to offer 45 new double en-suite rooms as well as a re-design of the breakfast room all available from mid-summer 2017. Our bed and breakfast accommodation at Richmond Place is close to all of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions, including the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, so you will find it easy to see the sights during your stay. All 20 double and 20 single rooms have en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, chargeable internet access and tea/coffee-making facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about KM Central

Address: 7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH8 9ST, Scotland (Formerly Kenneth Mackenzie)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: $191 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — KM Central 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Kenneth Mackenzie Hotel Edinburgh
Kenneth Mackenzie Suite Edinburgh
Kenneth Mackenzie Suite Hotel Edinburgh
KM Central Edinburgh, Scotland
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“If you travel with suitcases, ask for a room in a lower floor”
ClaudiaS444, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not much of a choice If you have to stay here take the ground floor”
suniljatana, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift so the lower the better”
didlydee1, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“budget but has what you need for a comftable stay fantastic breakfast NO LIFT”
yvonnem200, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms by the yard are quieter than those by the street”
Nefer075, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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