Stay at the Ten Hill Place Hotel

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Why Stay at the Ten Hill Place Hotel,
3-star Hotel near Edinburgh Festival Theatre

  • Green hotel owned by the Royal College of Surgeons charity with an emphasis on ethics.
  • Non-pretentious but clean, comfortable, modern and very good value hotel.
  • Good Festival Fringe accommodation or for business stays.
  • Four bedrooms designed with disabled access in mind.
  • Location: Quiet location near Edinburgh City Centre. Very close to the Festival Theatre and Edinburgh University.
  • Rates: Average room price per night: £66-£125 ($104-$196) but special deals can save you up to 50%.

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Are you considering a stay at the Ten Hill Place Hotel in Edinburgh? The hotel is a tempting choice as it's located in a quiet area close to the city centre. With the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Edinburgh University nearby, it seems a perfect place to stay in for the Fringe Festival or to explore the attractions of the city.

Owned by a charity, and with an emphasis on ethics and the environment, it makes a refreshing change from your usual corporate hotel. But is Ten Hill Place a better choice than other 3 star hotels close to the City Centre?

I've read hundreds of reviews from guests who have stayed at the Ten Hill Place over the years and the following is a clear and unbiased summary of what these guests really thought of their stay at this hotel.

What's special about the Ten Hill Place Hotel?

  • Comfortable, modern hotel offering good value for money through a combination of good service and well-appointed spacious rooms.
  • Owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, all profits are re-invested into surgical research and development.
  • Ten Hill Place has a Gold Award for Green Tourism from VisitScotland and operates a strict environmental policy, participating in the certified Green Tourism Business Scheme.
  • Location: Located in a quiet area just south of the City Centre, it's a 15-minute walk from Princes Street and less than 100 metres from the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Mile. It's also very close to Edinburgh University.

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What do guests really think?

The overwhelming majority of reviews were very positive and many thought that Ten Hill Place exceeded its three star quality rating. There are a few points which could be improved upon but most guests saw these as niggles which did not detract from their overall satisfaction and most would recommend Ten Hill Place. Most of all, many reviewers believe that Ten Hill Place represents excellent value for money.

  • Ten Hill Place offers modern, clean and comfortable accommodation at a good price.
  • It is well located, being close to the shops and attractions of the centre of Edinburgh, as well as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the University.
  • However many guests did not like the fact that the bathroom doors are made of glass which offers little privacy, and this was the most consistent complaint from reviewers, as well as the quality and colour of the tap water.

The Ten Hill Place Hotel in Edinburgh New Town

Scottish Tourist Board Rated 3 Star Hotel

10 Hill Place,
Edinburgh,
Postcode: EH8 9DS
Tel: +44 (0) 131 662 2080
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How far is the Ten Hill Place Hotel from the bus and train stations?
0.5 miles (0.8 km) approx

The Ten Hill Place is located next to Surgeons Hall, near Edinburgh University, Festival Theatre and very close to Edinburgh City Centre.

Visit Scotland star rating: 3 star Hotel
Hotel Reviews: Ten Hill Place reviews

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My Recommendation

Ten Hill Place is not your run-of-the mill corporate hotel and they take their social and ethical responsibilities seriously. This, coupled with the location and the excellent value for money reported by the majority of guests make Ten Hill Place an excellent hotel choice for business people and tourists alike.

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In Depth Review of the Ten Hill Place Hotel in Edinburgh

Green hotel offering good value for money. Quiet location near University and Festival Theatre.
Average room price per night: £66-£125 ($104-$196)

What is the Ten Hill Place Hotel like?

Ten Hill Place Hotel is not your usual city hotel as it is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a registered charity, which means that all profits are ploughed back into research and development. It also operates a very strict green policy.

Due to its location within the new Surgeon's Hall Conference and Meeting complex, it is popular with both business people and tourists alike. Moreover, Ten Hill Place is unpretentious but offers good value, comfortable and well-maintained accommodation.

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Building and room design

  • Ten Hill Place has 78 guest rooms, including four Skyline Rooms which enjoy incredible views over the Firth of Forth.
  • Four of the bedrooms have disabled access and especially designed features such as shower seats and grab rails.
  • The guest rooms are comfortable and modern without being over-luxurious or glitzy. They seem to differ in size even within rooms of the same class, with some being described as spacious, while others were described as being too small and with too much furniture. It was frequently commented that the beds were extremely comfortable!
  • Most reviewers thought that the rooms at the Ten Hill Place are extremely clean, although there was a small percentage of guests who were not happy with the cleanliness.
  • Many of those who had stayed there complained about the quality of the tap water, and described it as brownish-yellow and strong smelling. Some also had problems with leaking showers and the temperature and pressure of the showers.
  • Many reviewers were not comfortable with the glass door to the bathroom as it offers little privacy and some reported that the heating was not reliable or that the air conditioning was noisy.
  • There is free cable internet access in the hotel if you have your own laptop.
  • There is mineral water in the room together with Edinburgh shortbread and tea/coffee making facilities.

Staff and level of service

  • Most reviewers believed that the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, although there were some negative reviews, with certain staff being described as dismissive or unhelpful. They tended to be in the minority, though.
  • Some reviewers believe that the 3pm check-in time is unacceptable, and while some guests reported that staff made every effort to allow earlier check-in, with some guests even being upgraded, others said that no effort was made to accommodate their request.

Food and drink

  • Most, but not all, guests who had breakfast reported that it was of very high quality, although some believed that it was too expensive. Many guests chose to take breakfast in one of the many nearby cafes.
  • Some guests who did take breakfast in the hotel advised that it gets crowded very early and you may have to wait to be seated. The hotel does, however, provide room service breakfast at no extra charge.
  • There is a bar/cafe which serves lunches and light dinners and it seems that it was of excellent quality and reasonably priced.
  • There are however many eating options in the near vicinity of Ten Hill Place which guests often mention.

Location and parking

  • Ten Hill Place Hotel is an ideal base to explore the attractions of Edinburgh, being a 15-minute walk from Princes Street and also close to dozens of restaurants and bars.
  • Some guests would have preferred to be closer to the centre while others felt that it was the perfect location, especially due to its proximity to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the University.
  • The hotel is 1km from Waverley train station and 11km from the airport. Airport transfer is available at a surcharge.
  • Those guests who want to take the bus into the city centre or to explore Edinburgh felt that the day pass was very good value and that the services were very frequent.
  • There is parking available but it was reported that the car park is too small. Guests often had to make alternative arrangements and many felt that the charge for parking was excessive.

Nice touches

Ten Hill Place, as an unpretentious, value-for-money hotel, does not offer some of the glitzy extras that other hotels do but instead concentrates on ensuring that the basics that make a stay enjoyable are done well. It offers clean, comfortable and modern rooms, coupled with friendly service and good food.

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