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Hotel Hudson Boutique Hotel Hotel 4 star
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The Hudson is in an excellent location and has an intimate feel, but unfortunately the small boutique hotel looks as if it's seen better days, and doesn't quite live up to its four star rating. The hotel's foundations lie on a popular bar, and the bar-like theme extends to the rooms, which are uniformly decorated in a garish red and brown. The hotel is perfectly adequate, and the simple, relaxed style is a welcome find in a city that boasts more luxury than practical hotels. Perfect for friends or singles stopping over in the city looking for a central pied-à-terre from which to explore local attractions without breaking the bank. Not so great for couples or those looking for more comfortable surroundings.

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      Hudson Boutique Hotel   -   © Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse

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      Hudson Boutique Hotel   -   © Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse

       
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    Location 7.7 /10

    The Hudson is well situated on a five-way crossroads, where it picks up plenty of custom for its bar and restaurant. The roads outside are busy, but beside from this, you are in an excellent area for cheaper restaurants and for reaching the city's many attractions on foot. For those keen to splash some cash, Edinburgh's busiest shopping street (Princes Street) is just around the corner, and the upper-market shopping street, George Street, with its young professional bars and strings of restaurants is equally close. You're also just a short walk from the Old Town, including Edinburgh Castle and the trendy and bustling Grassmarket with its hip bars and extensive vintage shops. The Hudson is halfway between Haymarket Station and Waverly station and the direct airport bus stops at the end of Princes Street and takes about 25 minutes.

    Accommodation 6.45 /10

    Rooms are functional, but there's nothing that particularly stands out about them. The uniform red and grey colour scheme is used throughout, and paired with wooden floorboards; the rooms feel cosy and clean. However, lighting is poor and some rooms suffered from a lack of attention to detail and seemed in a bad state of repair. The contemporary style worked better in the bigger rooms, which were less claustrophobic and boasted large desks and mirrors. Although clean and convenient, bathrooms were small and bland which was a little disappointing. Most bathrooms have a shower over a bath, with fixed products provided. Although some of the larger rooms have bigger windows, many had small, blocky windows that didn't let in much light. To put it simply, the accommodation was perfectly adequate, but not the kind of place where you'd want to hang out all day. A plus was that all rooms have full length mirrors and high-speed internet. Upgrade to an executive room for extra floor space and a seating area.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The Hudson is a small hotel with a large bar/restaurant. Like the bar, the hotel has a trendy, contemporary feel to it. A relaxing lobby makes an excellent first impression, but despite being relatively new to Edinburgh's hotel scene, some of the rooms look as if they've seen better days. The upstairs corridors are (fashionably) lowly lit, which is a little unpractical when trying to find your way through the labyrinth of fire safety doors to your room number.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    The hotel serves food all day long in the Hudson bar - which is attractive but slightly dampened by the smell of alcohol and beer spillages. The restaurant serves classic British food and a varied menu for evening dining. Breakfast is included in the nightly rate, and room service is 24h.

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    The hotel's 18th century exterior is complemented by modern, practical design on the inside.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

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