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“Adequate accommodation in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of KM Central

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KM Central
Ranked #134 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Glasgow
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Adequate accommodation in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed here for one night and it was very good value for money. Its pretty basic and not very fancy but at £59 for a city centre location with a good breakfast what more can you ask. We were going to a concert in the Queens hall so it was only about a 5 minute walk and there are plenty of eateries round about.
No lift in the building and it does bring back memories of being a student in the halls of residence again but what the hell if you're just looking for somewhere to lay your head then I would recommend th Kenneth Mackenzie.

Room Tip: Small point, not sure if its the same in the other rooms but our "bathroom" had the loudes...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I'm in two minds about writing this review,one part of me wishes to keep this place secret so I can pitch up any old time and get a room-the other states I have a duty to my fellow travellers to let them know of this gem-Don't you just hate your conscience at times!
1.It's a university residence block-so rooms are basic but they're clean,warm and have decent beds,showers and tea and coffee facilities.
2.The block has 4 levels so 4 flights of stairs-no elevator.
3.The breakfast is served in the common room which is in the entryway of the next building on the block.The entryway also leads to the reception where you check in.Everything is signposted.Look for the signs at Eye-level on the buildings.The breakfast is very good.
4.Excellent location in the student district of the Old Town-so you can walk to the majority of the tourist sites.As it's in the student area-you can shop around and get better deals on eating and drinking etc.
5.To get to the hotel- get a bus that stops at Surgeon's Hall on it's route.However, you can walk from the rail station or bus termini to Richmond Place in 15-20 mins-so sort out your mapping,sort out your gear and get your boots on!
6.On day of leaving,ask them to look after your bags and go do some more stuff in the town.
PS:I'm going back :-)

Room Tip: If you have dodgy legs go for a room on 1st or 2nd floor-the block has no elevator.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Spent a lovely weekend at the Kenneth Mackenzie. The room was small but had everything you need for a stay there. It was quiet and central enough.. The breakfast was excellent with a great choice of fruit.We were able to leave our bags on arrival and also on our day of leaving. Great place to stay, we will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

It is a lovely hotel the staff are very welcoming and helpful only thing I could say was wrong was we were on first floor and others staying at hotel making a noise when they came in. It is only a short walk from the train station and only 2 mins in a taxi.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Spent a great weekend in Edinburgh. We stayed at the Kenneth Mackenzie which is part of the university and appears to be halls of residence. The room was small (room 305) but contained everything that was needed for an overnight stay. The beds, bedding and towells were clean and fresh. There was a Flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and even a hair dryer. The breakfast in the dining room was superb. Cereal, toast and jams, fruit, yoghurt, cheese and full English were available with coffee, tea and fruit juice in plentiful supply.
The accommodation had a good view of The Salisbury Craggs and Arthurs Seat. It was about 15-20 mins walk from the Royal Mile (the Main City). There are lots of bars and eating places, in the vicinity of the accommodation, to suit all tastes. Our favourite was Frankenstines bar which was in a converted church. The food and drink was reasonably priced there.
There are loads of things to do and see in and around the city depending on what your interests are. We took a bus tour which lasted about an hour to see what there was. We walked part of the Royal Mile, visited the Castle the "German Market" on the first day. We also took a Ghost Walk that night which was great fun. We didn't see any ghosts but there were a few uneathly sights and I'll leave it at that. Finding somewhere to eat near to the Royal Mile was a little difficult with the numbers of visitors in the area. It wasn't that we couldn't get anything to eat but finding somewhere that we wanted to eat.
On day two we visited the whisky experience which was a pleasant insight into the "water of life" and was followed by a tasting. We later visited the National Museum of Scotland and spent the rest of our time in there. Entrance is free and there are 5 floors of exhibits to interest and inform all age groups. We could have spent more of our time in there it was so interesting.
We flew to Edinburgh abd the nbust from the airport to Waverley Bridge in the city took about 30 mins and cost GBP 6 return.
We are planning to return

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about KM Central

Property: KM Central
Address: 7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH8 9ST, Scotland (Formerly Kenneth Mackenzie)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): $190 - $270
Hotel Class:3 star — KM Central 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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 
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Kenneth Mackenzie Hotel Edinburgh
Kenneth Mackenzie Suite Edinburgh
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