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“Will stay again.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia
Ranked #17 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Will stay again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The hotel isn't that difficult to find if using the local bus system. My stay was very comfortable and homey. Breakfast was great. Room wasn't too small nor was it too big. Ceilings were high and felt nice. Bathroom was adequate, enough space to do the cleaning ritual. Towel warmer was nice. Maxx and Annette are splendid owners. My wife and I will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: No elevator/lift for those having difficulty with stairs, but there is/are rooms on the ground floor...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eyeheartjune
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
There is no better compliment than when a new Guest says that they will come back and stay with us and this Guest has made my day a lot brighter than the weather is outside, the last three years has seen the Hotel Trade and I suppose all Business adapting to the Internet review sites, we in the Hotel Ceilidh-Donia appreciate Guests views after they have left although it was hard to get used to in the beginning.

I feel even more connected to Travellers who leave reviews when they have so many choices of destination in this wonderful World to choose from, we really do read all reviews and answer them and take on board all comments and very glad to know that they will return to us in the future..

Maxx..
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Derry
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

My husband and I chose this hotel because of a) the high rating and good reviews and b) the location (away from the buzz of the centre but easy walking distance and good bus links).
During booking I requested a quiet room on the top floor, away from stairs. On arrival, I was delighted to be given what I asked for, so great start. We stayed 3 nights.
The room (Room 12) was very comfortable and clean and had a great view to Arthur's Seat. The en-suite was small but perfectly adequate.
Breakfast was delicious each morning with friendly service and a great variety of freshly cooked options plus cereals, fruit, toast etc. I loved the banana bread and shortbread ;)
It was very helpful to have free access to the internet in the reception area as we don't travel with laptops, iphones etc. The hotel also supplies a great wee map with useful info on buses, sights, nearby restaurants etc.
The only reason I can't award 10/10 is sleep quality. I had no problems getting to sleep at night but I was awake early each morning due to noise from the showers and extractor fans in nearby rooms. Infact on one morning this began at 5.30am! There appeared to be noise from the attic pipes above us too, which could sound really loud at times (almost like a really loud hoover!)
However, I feel that overall, the many positives outweigh this small negative and I do appreciate that some noise must be expected when residents are getting up at different times.
I would definitely stay here again so I suppose that speaks for itself!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Shells99
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

This was a great place to stay for a quick weekend. The breakfast is fantastic and Annette is very helpful. She gave us directions to sight-see and restaurant recommendations - our favorite was the Salisbury Arms (wonderful lunches and dinners). The bathroom in the room that we had was a little too small for our liking, but we managed, and the rest of the room was great. We really enjoyed our stay and would go back in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pinkskulls
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Aha Annette and Janet’s Breakfast is hitting the spot again, they really do take pride in all breakies that they serve and soon we will offer our Guests a petite all day Continental Breakfast for those Guests who want a long stay in bed while on a Holiday.

When have been continually renovating this Old Hotel for 13 years now and we know that what was an OK bathroom in 1999 size wise is no longer good enough so we have a rolling programme to enlarge where possible all our bathrooms

We have just carried out a full refurbishment of one of our Rooms and taken away an adjoining small bedroom enabling us to make this new bathroom light and airy, we intend to make another 4 bathrooms larger by October this year and in so doing make our Guests stay more enjoyable.

Maxx..
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Dundee
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in January and wish we could have stayed longer. Room was great. Breakfast was great. Annette was lovely and couldnt do enough for us. Great advice on places to eat, transport, etc. We will defintely be back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kat2511
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
Short, Sweet and very Complete, thank you.

P.s looks like enough space is left for one of my shortest Poems..

When I here my Children Call ! ?

Then I know that that is ALL
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146 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

booked for 2 nights via last minute as attending the Scotland England 6 nations rugby match at murrayfield. Cost was £55 per night including breakfast for a single en suite room.
The welcome was very warm - the owners gave out a map with a lot of useful info. The hotel was spotless, the room was modern warm, lovely shower/ bathroom. there was free wifi. The hotel had a bar and was centrally located 10 minute bus rise from city centre (£1.30 each way).
Breakfast freshly cooked and plentiful with a good selection of cereals etc
Cannot fault it at all.
Note the stairs are quire steep and there isnt a lift - so if you cant do stairs then you need a ground floor room.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mariayd
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WarriorPoet55, Owner at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
A Hidden Gem, well this Guest certainly has given us a Little Sparkler of a review, tee hee hee, thank you for that, sometimes when we work seven days a week we forgett what day or week-end it is but it is reviews like this one that keeps us and the Staff trying to achieve a good Holiday Stay for all our Guests..

Maxx..
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Additional Information about Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

Property: Hotel Ceilidh-Donia
Address: 14-16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL, Scotland
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#21 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): $93 - $209
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ceilidh-Donia 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm Scottish welcome awaits at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia, Edinburgh. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia Edinburgh offers great value three star accommodation when visiting Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland. Max and Annette Preston, together with their children Hayley and Struan, invite you to enjoy your holiday, City break or business trip in Edinburgh at the Hotel Ceilidh-donia with full facility accommodation. ... more   less 
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