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Hotel Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel 4 star
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You can expect a good standard when you book a Hilton hotel, and Edinburgh's Grosvenor doesn't disappoint. The hotel is spacious, clean and professional, although unfortunately lacking in character. A stylish and modern interior works well within the terraced Georgian townhouses, and design is classic and elegant throughout but original features have unfortunately been lost. The best thing about the Grosvenor is the size of the rooms. Although room shapes vary (this is one of the charms of the old building), many bedrooms boast high ceilings and large bay windows.

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    Location 7.5 /10

    Located in Edinburgh's West End, the Hilton Grosvenor is just 200 meters from Haymarket Station, and a short walk from all the major Edinburgh attractions including Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The Haymarket is a bustling area boasting a diverse array of cafes, shops and restaurants, and the hotel is well-located for those who want to explore an alternative face of the city. The airport bus stops at Haymarket Station, and takes around 25 minutes. The hotel does not have on-site parking, but guests can use the local NPC car park, which costs £12/hour and is just a five-minute walk away.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The Grosvenor's 180 rooms are uniformly decorated in a modern but business-like style. Room sizes and shapes vary owing to the old style of the building, but most are spacious and comfortable. A signature colour scheme of beige and burgundy can't help but feel a little impersonal, but the hotel is perfect for a short stay or a work visit. The hotel offers three types of room: the Standard, Deluxe, or Suite, and the main difference between the three is in size. Rooms are generally newer and more spacious over at the townhouse, where a refurbishment was completed in early 2011. The townhouse accounts for nearly a third of the hotel's accommodation, so request your preference when booking if you have one. Be aware that Standard rooms are equipped with either a desk or a relaxing chair, so you may wish to request a desk if you're planning on working while away. Bathrooms are clean and perfectly adequate, although the outdated décor leaves much to be desired.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The Grosvenor is divided into two parts, with accommodation located in the principle hotel on one side of the road, and the newly acquired townhouse a little further down the same street. The reception area is large and spacious, with plenty of seating options and comfy chairs to sit and read the paper, or enjoy an afternoon tea.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    Start the day with The Townhouse Restaurant's impressive breakfast buffet, which offers hot Scottish classics as well as continental-style breakfasts. The spacious and bright restaurant is also open for dinner, when it serves a menu of contemporary Scottish cuisine alongside a selection of international dishes. The restaurant is informal, but the decoration modern and chic. The contemporary 251 Bar also serves snacks and light bites during the day, on top of its impressive drinks menu. The bar is located on the large, open plan ground floor, and is a popular place for guests to relax. Live sports are shown on a large flat-screen TV in the bar.

    To know

    Although the hotel itself doesn't have a gym, guests at The Grosvenor are invited to use the Health Club facilities at the centrally located Caledonian Hilton. Entrace is complementary for those with Deluxe rooms, and discounts are available for all.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      golf, fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

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