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Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Quadruple Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Quadruple Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Stay Central

Stay Central

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Royal Mile

8.0/10 Very good

875 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €156
Price available on 25/10/2022
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1LL
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street - 3 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 8 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 3 min drive
  • George Street - 12 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 12 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 17 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk

About this property

Stay Central

3-star hotel in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh
Close to Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, Stay Central provides dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), ATM/banking services and a front desk safe
  • A lift, luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket information and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Stay Central boast perks, such as climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks


English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 4:30 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–noon
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


The Three Sisters Pub – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh
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Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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Frequently asked questions

Does Stay Central offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Stay Central does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Stay Central?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Stay Central on 25 October 2022 start from €156, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Stay Central?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Stay Central?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Stay Central?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Stay Central?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 4:30 AM. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Stay Central and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Stay Central?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Piemaker (3-min walk), The City Cafe (3-min walk) and The Jazz Bar (3-min walk).
What's the area around Stay Central like?
Stay Central is a short 7-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 3 minutes' walk from Royal Mile. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Hidden gem of a hotel in the centre!
Fab location with great access to the centre of Edinburgh. Rooms are a great size especially for families and the little extra touches such as complimentary tunnocks on tap were a great addition. The room we had was clean but toiletries ran a bit low and we didn’t get refreshed milk/tea/coffee supply day 2. When we asked for milk there wasn’t any available. But don’t let this put you off. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is located next to a VERY VIBRANT and buzzing pub. The noise levels didn’t bother us at all but you may want to check your room location before you arrive. Last warning - if you plan to walk to hotel from Waverley station - it’s a tad steep in places to transport luggage. Overall a great experience and would defo use the hotel again.
n, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gem of a find
Lovely hotel, great shower, good room, great location. Blackout blinds would have been good for the summer, and the noise from the adjoining bar does carry so be aware of this if you are a light sleeper and too old to be out until the early hours. Other than this, great stay.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thumpassery, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place to stay in Edinburgh. Close to the main attractions.
Kiersten, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location!
Valbona, 3-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

2/10 Poor

Horace, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Location was excellent. It was connected to a popular bar so it was pretty loud in the lobby but the noise did not affect the rooms. Major negative part was there was extremely poor internet service. Staff did not seem too concerned about it. Kept saying they will check it out but nothing changed.
rhea, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff was very helpfu. We were always greeted with a smile by all staff. The breakfast menu was excellent. This is not a quiet area of Edinburgh. Noisy until after the bars and clubs close. Kindness made up with this inconvenience.
Laura, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Christopher, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Unique and friendly. Great location
Daniel, 2-night family trip
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