View from the Room: Ten Hill Place Hotel, Edinburgh
April 2016 My annual visit to Scotland, this my 4th to Edinburgh.
Location - the hotel is well placed to be able to walk to the centre of town in about ten minutes along a busy commercial street and also just a few minutes from the stunning Quarter Mile development
Style/character – made by converting a row of Georgian houses overlooking a residential square although a modern interior.
Value - we stayed the week after Easter and got a remarkable deal at around £55 per night for a compact double room over-looking the square. It's owned by the Royal College of Surgeons so all the proceeds go back into training future medics.
Access - option of two lifts or stairs.
Bathroom with the all important bath tub plus detachable overhead shower
Towels – 2 bath, 2 hand. No face towels and strict green policy of only replacing if you ask for it adhered too.
Toothbrush charge point – worked better than what we have at home
Toiletries – surprisingly no body lotion AKA hand cream for me. Soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner replaced when finished.
Power sockets – one on bedside, one behind the TV unit (reachable) and 2 at the desk/dressing area. (a bit close to desk though so hard to get some types of plugs in)
Refreshments - Lovely shortbread packets of two and a rare treat, hot chocolate sachets! Plus the usual instant coffee, tea, sugar & creamers. Kettle and mugs but no saucers (as we found out when we went to eat our late night cheesecakes!). No fridge or minibar but a welcome offer of jug real milk, if we could be bothered to go to the reception.
Mirrors – in the right places, desk/dressing table one with 2 sockets plus a big light one in bathroom
Bed – A high bed, comfortable with spare pillows & blankets which we never needed as duvet was warm. There were many cushions on quite a small bed by other 4 star hotel standards.
Hairdryer, Iron and safe in the wardrobe.
Free WiFi & flatscreen TV.
Armchair and one more chair.
Storage – plenty!
Chest of 3 drawers
Desk with 3 drawers
Bedside tables with drawer each
Lighting – one lamp not working so the dressing area was quite dark. No doubt they would have fixed it if we reported it, couldn’t even find the switch on the thing mind! Otherwise light switches beside bed and hallway.
Temperature control – uncontrollable! After not being able to get the room warm, on the second evening I mentioned it to reception and when we returned the fan had been turned to 28c (I had been trying 21-25c which is normally adequate) So that’s what we had to do to get the room warm. The fan noise is annoying though.
Food & drink
Breakfast – available but we didn’t partake
Dinner – the lovely fine -dining menu. If we there longer and if it was especially rainy, we may have eaten in. Restaurant looked comfortable and room service is reasonable too.
Service - reception and all staff friendly and always available. Nothing was any trouble.
I'd stay there again for the location, service and comfort but maybe in a more spacious room if I stay longer than three nights.