Room was grand, spotlessly clean and the bed was comfortable. Compact but had everything we needed. Hotel was nice and quiet, on a quiet street. Within walking distance of the town.
Stayed for 3 nights over a VERY hot weekend in Edinburgh. The room was roasting, opening the window made no difference. No air con available. It was uncomfortable in the mornings so we got up and out asap.
Very unusual rooms decorated in high style
Katherine Son 30/07/2017 02:52
This feels like a cross between a hotel and a bed-and-breakfast, and the unusual rooms--each individually decorated differently--are very appealing. The hosts were very friendly and gave a lot of information, and were very willing to help out with recommendations and reservations. The on-site breakfast is comprehensive and you have a choice between the "full English" and many lighter options.
Overnight stay in Edinburgh
Marie Ion 26/07/2017 20:22
Friendly manager and offered lots of information on what's on offer in Edinburgh, including where to eat that evening. Room was clean, however the entrance, staircase and landings are very dated and could do with modernisation. Some very noisy guests going to their rooms at night but that's just down to some rude bad mannered guests. There's also no parking available but luckily we stayed on a Sunday night so we had till 8.30 am to move our car. Therefore we ate breakfast elsewhere instead of being able to relax and enjoy the morning. The hotel is central to lots of places to eat and drink .
A nice hotel with a B&B feel
Lauren Pon 20/07/2017 14:59
The Lairg is a hotel spread through 5 buildings all next door to each other. The rooms are beautiful, whith enormously high ceilings and very very clean.
The breakfast in the morning was delicious! Yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, and tea with the option to order a full hot breakfast too and its all included! Over all this hotel is a great value.
Upon check-in I was given a key to my room and shown where to go. The individual room keys also unlock the front door which is nice to have just one key to keep track of.
Room was small (as are most single twin bed rooms in the city, but clean and with huge ceilings, making the room feel more spacious. The room comes with wifi, a TV, and an en suite bathroom. They also include a kettle/cup and a small selection of tea and coffee to make in the room.
The bathroom was nice and clean, though fair warning the water pressure is extremely low (I was on the second floor) and heats up very slowly. I have long thick hair so was a bit annoyed, but for those without that issue once its heated up its your run of the mill shower.
Location was convenient for where I was headed. I was there for my last night in Edinburgh after coming back down from the highlands. Its close to the Haymarket train station and just two blocks from an Airlink100 stop (and a tram/bus stop) that took me right to the airport the next morning. Because its closer to Haymarket than Waverly it is a bit more of a haul to get to Princes Street and the other main streets but its in a perfectly fine neighborhood so if you dont mind the extra walking its fine.
Some guests seem to feel at liberty to let their doors slam and to stomp down the stairs in the morning with their suitcases etc so the noise level could be improved but unfortunately there is little the hotel can do and this is more of a "take care to not be a jerk" item for the guests staying. I do not know if this hotel is handicap accessible since there are stairs in the front of the building to get in and no elevators once inside so for those with mobility constraints, take note. .
Beautiful authentic hotel with brilliant customer service
kfish2017on 10/07/2017 13:45
We arrived into Edinburgh at 7am, and were told in advance we could drop our bags to the hotel and return to check in at 2pm. When we arrived we were told we could go to the room immediately which was very much appreciated and avoided us needing to hang around waiting. The hotel had all the facilities required (including free Wifi, an iron and ironing board and a heater/fan). The only thing the room didn't have was a fridge. The hotel had plenty of info and leaflets on 'things to do in Edinburgh' and the rooms were very modern and beautifully decorated. The gentlemen on the front desk in particular was really helpful and even allowed us the use of a room to change in when we returned to collect our bags at 6pm, despite checking out at 11am that morning. The one downside is that we were in room 25 which is directly next to the water cupboard, meaning it was quite noisy in the room in the morning with all guests presumably using the hot water. Some sound proofing of that water cupboiard would help - however it wasn't a major negative & we'll definitely be returning to stay when we're next in the city.