Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
4 4 Star:
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- Perfect for enjoying the best of what Edinburgh has to offer
- Enjoy a meal at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
- Free Wi-Fi access
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The Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is a 4-star central located hotel, blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, the hotel is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to the 1900’s and is part of the impressive North Bridge, which links Edinburgh’s Old and New town together, giving guests easy access to all the sites, shopping, bars and restaurants.
The hotel has 211 rooms, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind, providing guests with a place to unwind and relax. The rooms at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton are stylish and modern, equipped with all the amenities guests may require, including complimentary Wi-Fi, television, work desk, air conditioning, laptop safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and a telephone.
At the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton guests can dine in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, offering a great range of steaks in addition to some of Marco’s signature dishes, guests can also enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and a vast bar menu in the lounge and bar area. With the great service and all the amenities guests may require as well a central location, this makes a perfect place to stay whether on a leisure break or business break.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 693 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Excellent Location (particularly for Edinburgh Castle), Good Hotel
Stay Date: 08/2017, IDLnyc wrote this review.
We chose this hotel for location. It is on one of the main streets connecting the Old Town with the New Town, where it intersects the midpoint of the Royal Mile. So it's a picturesque 15 minute walk uphill to Edinburgh Castle, and an equivalent walk… See more
We chose this hotel for location. It is on one of the main streets connecting the Old Town with the New Town, where it intersects the midpoint of the Royal Mile. So it's a picturesque 15 minute walk uphill to Edinburgh Castle, and an equivalent walk downhill to Holyrood Palace. We attended the summer "Military Tattoo" and the location was perfect for this.. On arrival, we were able to walk (with luggage!) to the hotel from Waverley Station, by exiting the station onto Princes Street, taking a right onto Bridge Street at the Balmoral Hotel, and proceeding up the hill. Be careful NOT to follow any map directions which direct you via the narrow "closes" up to High Street - they involve steep streets and and/or lots of steps. Note that there is a city bus which runs the length of Princes Street and up Bridge Street, with a stop a block beyond the hotel- a big convenience if you don't want to come back from New Town on foot.. The hotel is in a gorgeous traditional building, with a completely modernized interior. We faced Bridge Street on the third floor, but the windows are very well insulated. We had no significant street noise, even with all the Fringe Festival street activity going on within a few hundred feet. The rooms are generically modern, but perfectly adequate: closets with lots of hangers, shelves but no dressers, a desk, TV, and comfortable beds. We heard some TV noise from an adjacent room (but it ended early, so we didn't complain.) Computers with an attached printer are available on the lobby floor. The WiFi in our room was good (and free for HHonors members.) Service staff were friendly and helpful. A man at the front desk followed up to make sure our room got serviced (the one day service was late), and lent us an adaptor for the electrical outlet. (Thanks to him!) We ate one meal at the hotel restaurant - the food was fine and staff were efficient. My only peeve is that at checkout I asked the staff to charge me in pounds, not dollars, (because my credit card has a very favorable exchange rate). They told me they charged me in pounds. But when I got home the exchange rate was higher than my credit card's rate, which makes me wonder if they processed it as I requested - not a lot of money, but annoying. Collapse
The best place to stay
Stay Date: 08/2017, rdskochi wrote this review.
The best place to stay in Edinburgh! Right in the middle of all an amazing hotel . Outside an old castle and once you are inside it brilliantly flips into an ultra modern hotel .The Beauty of the up nd down hallways preserved and the round windows w… See more
The best place to stay in Edinburgh! Right in the middle of all an amazing hotel . Outside an old castle and once you are inside it brilliantly flips into an ultra modern hotel .The Beauty of the up nd down hallways preserved and the round windows with huge column insidethe room blended well . The other side of the story one day the housekeeping was very bad , guest services tele dis not respond niether did housekeeping phone.. Collapse
Good hotel - better directions needed
Stay Date: 07/2017, Gonefishingx wrote this review.
One night stay on the way through while touring. We were in a standard room with a view out the back. The room was perfectly good, standard everything in good working order and clean. We were late in to early out so a view wasn't necessary. The staf… See more
One night stay on the way through while touring. We were in a standard room with a view out the back. The room was perfectly good, standard everything in good working order and clean. We were late in to early out so a view wasn't necessary. The staff were professional and friendly. The hotel restaurant was a celebrity chef brand which is not what you want after traveling all day and going out early the next - pricey dining experience not required! That isn't a criticism of the restaurant, it looked very nice and busy. We went to The Inn on the Mile which was great. Also as a suggestion, we came from Waverly station and the directions said it was a three minute walk up Scotsman's Steps. Not if you have luggage it isn't! The steps are at 45 degrees and stretch on forever and are not an option. So other directions are needed for this circumstance. Because it's on the bridge it took us a while to work out how to get up there and then about 20 minutes to walk there pulling the the luggage along. Don't mind that - but directions and a heads up would be nice. All up though it was a very good hotel with good staff and would be happy to go back and to recommend. Collapse
Excellent location; terrible service
Stay Date: 07/2017, Marji H wrote this review.
We have stayed at Hiltons all over the US and Europe. This was unquestionably the least customer friendly. At check-in, the agent couldn't figure out if we were booked with or without breakfast and kept changing his story. We were booked into an e… See more
We have stayed at Hiltons all over the US and Europe. This was unquestionably the least customer friendly. At check-in, the agent couldn't figure out if we were booked with or without breakfast and kept changing his story. We were booked into an executive room which includes breakfast; we convinced him that we were in fact, entitled to breakfast. . Our room was not ready when we arrived, so we checked our bags with the bellman; when we returned later, we were told that our bags had been sent to our room. Unfortunately, they were not in our assigned room and we spent the next half hour tracking down the bellman and our bags which had been delivered to someone else's room. The room itself was clean (at check in) but we did not get maid service the next day. Not sure why, but at the end of the day, we just asked for clean towels and told them to forget the cleaning. It took us two trips to the front desk to get clean towels which we brought to our room ourselves; we thought we'd never get them if we waited any longer for delivery. For some reason, the remote for the TV was missing. We tried to call the "hot line" and the front desk to ask for a replacement, but no one answered either phone, so we went to the front desk and stood there until someone handed us a remote. The Executive Lounge is small, dusty and in need of a serious update. There were not enough seats to accommodate us during cocktail hour, nor were there sufficient snacks for all of the guests. The paltry crackers and cheese ran out at 6:30 (8 p.m. end of service) and were not replenished. Breakfast was OK, but the restaurant is not large enough to comfortably accommodate all the guests. We did speak to the manager (politely) about our experience, but all he had to say was "sorry". Since we tend to stay at Hiltons as long standing HHonors members, we were extremely disappointed with the service and facilities. We will be returning to Edinburgh next summer and will stay elsewhere, Collapse
Location, character and noise
Stay Date: 01/2017, Yavor R wrote this review.
We booked the Carlton hotel due to its proximity to the train station and central Edinburgh. The hotel itself is an absolute traditional classic in terms of set up and architecture. We got a front street room which was extremely hot during the night … See more
We booked the Carlton hotel due to its proximity to the train station and central Edinburgh. The hotel itself is an absolute traditional classic in terms of set up and architecture. We got a front street room which was extremely hot during the night and quite noisy from all the traffic. On checkout, we complained about the noise as the windows were quite thin, and the hotel staff told us we could switch rooms if we wanted, so that's good to know for next time. All in all, good location, cleanliness was OK. Slightly pricey. Collapse
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