Rated 4 out of 5 by clifford Bar facilities
Total disappointment with the refurbished bar. The previous bar was dated and showing signs of wear, however it was stylish, elegant and had quality furniture and fittings. What you have created is a bar that does not have any signs on the beer dispensers to show what products are on offer. The furniture looks like Ikea end of line products that they could not sell. The large green high back chairs obsure your view. The table not only come apart and I spilled two drinks, they are not big enough for four people to eat and drink off as they are so small. This range of furniture will also date very quickly. No carpets means you can hear people clomping about and making a distracting noise. What has been created is a town centre bar/disco style venue, not a 5 Star quality, appealing, stylish venue. Not only all this you have spent probably hundreds of pounds on a picture and put a wide screen TV over it! Lastly you have nothing in the bar that is Scottish! A missed opportunity. For me you have created the bar on the moon - it has no atmosphere.
Needless to say, but the next time we stay at the Sheraton we will not use this facility.
3. August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Great Location & Good Service
Great Location & Good Service
19. Juli 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JayS2 Tour package
We are excited to stay at another Starwood property as part of a tour group organized by Tauck. We are hopeful that our experience will be as positive as the reviews I have been reading from non-tour guests!
9. Juni 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gavinsm78 Sheraton Grand Edinburgh
My wife and I regularly stay in the Sheraton Grand when we visit Edinburgh, This time we chose a club room, this room was identicle to the others but gives you access to the club lounge and Spa. The lounge although a good idea of over capacity with people standing while eating as there was not enough seats, You cant help yourself to drinks like in an airport lounge and there were people sitting long periods waiting for the waiting staff to become available to order. We also tried the one square restaurant for the first time and we were dissapointed, the menu was a bit limited and the service was awful, we were seated for nearly an hour before the starter arrived, the wine was plaaced into a cooler after it had been sat on the table for 1/2 hour, enough time to warm up, we had to pour our own wine the whole meal, the steak arrived without the extra side I had ordered and I was finished the steak by the time it arrived, they also automatically added 10% tip to the bill for service that I would normally have left nothing. The Spa was excellent as always.
9. Mai 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by OftenTraveler A little too cute for its own good
This is a very nice hotel, the staff is excellent and accommodating. We had a castle view room. Unfortunately it was on the street and the noise kept us awake all night. Hotel moved us the next morning with no trouble, and compensated us for the discomfort.
My only complaint with the room is a very complicated "mood" lighting system, that is far more trouble than it should be. For example, you cannot turn the bathroom lights on or off from within the bathroom, and you cannot leave a night light on in the bathroom without leaving it on on the bedroom floor as well. The lighting had several "programs" that were hit and miss when you turned on one or more of the approximately 20 switches in the room. The thermostat was impossible to read, day or night, without a flashlight (which we had) because of its location on the wall away from any room lighting, and it had no built in backlight.
3. Mai 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by edinburghtourist41 Pleasant stay
Pleasant hotel, helpful staff and excellent spa service. Room was very comfortable but could have been cleaner in places. Club lounge food was rather disappointing and coffee machine was not refilled regularly, which meant waiting until staff were available to fix this, staff themselves were very friendly and helpful however, once we could find someone to help us. Spa was fantastic particularly rooftop hydro pool. All staff very helpful and informative.
24. Februar 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scoobysue007 Hotel is good for site seeing everything easy walking distance
But it is overpriced and not worth the money, we always book a club room and this has got to be the worst club lounge I have ever been to, no English breakfast, no toast, scruffy service had no idea who the person was looking after us, we had breakfast in our room for two days and was charged £40 per day, when you pay extra for a club room this is not what you expect, we also went to the New Year's Eve dinner, food was excellent but on checkout we were charged 10% of the bill, we tip well and did so on the night, yes we signed for our room but did not get explained that a service charge would be added, the receptionist rudely told us this was our fault as we did not read the small print, really on new year!!! This should be explained by the waiting staff. After a conversation with the checkout one of the breakfasts were refunded but I would still not return.
4. Januar 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by wang0018 check out
We checked out at 9am, on Oct. 30. Actually check out desk only one staff was working and a couple of customers were waiting for service. Nobody came to help. I had something urgent to do, had to wait and wait. I wonder how can no staff at back office in a five stars hotel coming to help, let customers wait less time when they check out.
1. November 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Racy36 Long Weekend Stay
For a Sheraton Cat 5 Hotel I thought that the Hotel was lacking, quite poor public spaces, and very limited in size and scale. There are better hotels in Edinburgh.
2. Juli 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DavidLP26 SPG Gold Membership means NOTHING
Of two stays, neither one got us to the SPG floor. It was as if we were just like a ordinary tourist/hotel guest checking in. The ONLY thing they did offer as a SPG Gold, was either free wi-fi, free drink, or some points. Other than that, it seems the SPG floor (6th I think) is reserved for Platnium members...we certainly could NOT talk our way into having a room on the SPG floor. Totally unsatisfactory.
25. April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by johnm New Year Stay
We stayed at this hotel for the new year 2011/12 was a great hotel with comfort club level, for new year the hotel offered nothing for the new year event very disappointing , but the hotel and spa was excellent, although I will never use STARWOOD again and the associate hotels as they have refused to credit the points for my stay, yes I paid with credit card so my experience with Sheraton and co will not happen again,
25. April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Guest Lovely hotel, rude staff
Hotel is fantastic, in a great location however I feel very let down by the bar and waiting staff who seriously need a course in customer service training.
Breakfast which is a buffet is offered until 10:30, but we were very disappointed to find that they close the buffet room completely at 10:30 without warning even if you are seated in the restaurant.
These two points may seem minor, and really are the only fault, however I really feel that for a 5* hotel it's the small details that are important.
30. März 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShirleyA Problems with the spa
I booked a stay at the Sheraton because I normally love visits to their spa, particularly the thermal suite. On this visit though a couple of the thermal rooms weren't working. When I enquired about it when I was leaving the spa (as there are no staff upstairs), I was told they weren't aware of any faults but would look into it. I was surprised they had no system in place to check things over a morning and had to wait on customer complaints.
Wouldn't be so bad but I had a day visit to spa last year and same problem.
Not the best when the spa was the reason for choosing that hotel.
21. Februar 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by samiO good location and service but the rest is pretty average
Stayed in the club room with access to the club lounge which was disappointing. The 5-7 afternoon snack time had bad food and very little variety in terms of drinks. The breakfast service in the club lounge is even worse. Not worth the money paid for a club room. This is why we didn't bother with the hotel restaurant.
There's free spa access with the club room but didn't have a chance to check it out.
The club room is spacious and clean with modern touches but when you are in Edinburgh you rarely use these things.
The bathroom focused more on design rather than functionality. The shower pressure could be stronger and the bathroom towels could be bigger. I'm petit size and found the towels to be too small for a 5 star hotel. - So go figure.
The bed is comfortable which is the Sheraton standard. But the rate of the club room and it added bonus does not equal value for money.
Keep in mind the hotel staff were excellent in their services and attentive. But that's about it.
20. Februar 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve27 Very poor for such a high rated hotel
I recently stayed at the sheraton in Edinburgh. The hotel was very clean and all the staff very helpful. The room I chose was a club room as it seemed to have all the facilities. What I did notice is that I could only check in my room after 3pm and the VIP lounge was only open till 7pm. The spa was open till 9pm but, if done correctly, takes 2 1/2 hours to complete so there would not be time to experience both of these if you only stayed for one night. The wifi in the room, that was also part of the club package, did not work and the only thing that reception could do to fix this was to send someone up to show me how to connect to the wifi. Still did not work. I ordered my breakfast to my room and when it got there not only were the portions not big enough to satisfy a small child but the food was stone cold. Overall my stay in this hotel was not a pleasant one and I will be looking elsewhere next time.
11. Februar 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ab123 Warm welcome
central hotel. Welcoming reception staff.
27. Januar 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dfall Good Location
Hotel is well sited for Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. Airport bus is also close by.
6. Dezember 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bulls01 Lovely hotel but disappointing room
When staying in the Castle View suite, one would expect excellent quality and not having a leaking shower door or have to pay extra for internet/wifi access!
21. November 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by HNH3 clean room, good service but bad renovation
Room was clean, quiet and pleasant but bathroom was cramped. Lighting was very confusing to point of being annoying. I hated "mood lighting." i want lights on when i hit switch -- not color choices. Also don't like dark halls where lighting is motion activated. I missed old seconf floor bar area up staircase from foyer. new bar restaurant has all the charm of McDonalds.
17. Oktober 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by hamster Breakfast
The overall experience was good however the buffet breakfast was a great disapoimtment. Several items had run out and several were unappetising! The area where you had to make your own toast was grubby and the bread on offer was still half frozen. Given the hotel rates they surely could make toast for you!
26. September 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nicola81 great rooms, very busy spa
stayed for one night as an anniversary treat in club room. The room was lovely great facilities and a very very comfortable bed. We were left a bit disappointed in the spa however. i booked my space a couple of days prior to arriving and was again prompted to do so at check in desk. It didnt seem to make a difference however as the spa was so busy that they didnt have any watches for us meaning we couldnt pass between the pool and thermal area, we had also not been shown about which left us wondering around trying to orientate using the maps on the walls. the hydropool was also experiencing heating issues.
On a positive note the club lounge was great, the staff werwe really really great. Very helpful and cheery, the canapes were outstanding and the quality of drinks was also pleasing, definately worth upgrading. The breakfast was also of good quality however we were charged for the incorrect type of breakfast so be wary of your bill.
overall a good hotel stayhowever expected that little bit more from the facilites considering the price
22. Februar 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 bad experience
Room was cold or hot.
AC was not working on AUTO.
Room was not cleaned until we complained.
Bed is too soft.
6. August 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Campos64 I left disappointed
Beautiful and comfortable hotel but I felt the staff could have done more for us. On more than one occasion during my stay The staff gave off a really negative attitude and in one instance blatantly refused a request from me that I knew they could have done and I found this completely unacceptable and for this reason I would not return or recommend the hotel. Also, the heated hydropool just was not warm enough at all and I could not relax in the way I had hoped.
29. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Araminta Disappointed
Two rooms booked close together for a birthday celebration. No TV remote in one room on arrival. New one not brought when asked. Brought late at night when asked again, then discovered TV Not working (coincidence?). Next morning asked duty manager to move us for remaining 2 nights - offered 20% off rate for the night for that room. Not happy that 50% off was only agreed to when pressed. Restaurant not open. Limited menu offered and served in foyer areas. Very unsatisfactory. Feel we should have been notified in advance of stay (booked several weeks in advance) that restaurant not open. Duty Manager was 'sorry we were disappointed'. How about 'sorry we have failed to offer a satisfactory standard of service'? During the stay two 'room cleaning' trolleys were parked outside our rooms for the whole 3 days. Why not parked in cupboards? Horrible sight.
5. November 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ctld never again
rude people, expensive rooms, not worth it at all. terrible experience. never staying here again. misleading information.
1. August 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Caro This hotel has good location
Good Location and just in front of Usher Hall but service is poor and below expectation, nice design, not tried Spa ...
13. Mai 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by John2727 Greedy to charge extra for sauna usage
The facitiaties are not included in room rate! The Cleopatra Baths were out of order. I wouldn’t consider a sauna a spa treatment and would not expect to be charged £30 per head for the what is inclusive in 99.9% of all other hotels of a similar standard.
It’s really very disappointing indeed.
I could understand managing demand by booking allocating times for guests on arrival or charging for peak periods but to charge for a accessing a sauna is not fitting with what I had expected from the Sheraton group.
I doubt I will be back as long as that policy exists. I think is greedy to ask for that on top of the room rate.
14. November 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by gail123 Very disappointed
Mood lighting was more trouble than it was worth.small neon lights were lit all over the room at night relecting in the glass walls of the bathroom. Could not have bathroom light on without lighting up the whole room.Sat down for breakfast first morning, was confusion over price when asked the waitress,ordered full Scottish from menu, when eventually arrived was cold, did not eat in hotel again. TV stopped working in both rooms that our party were staying in, rang Reception we were informed somebody would be up straight away, 3 hours later nobody arrived could not ring down as phones were now not working.Went to Reception and somebody came up to fix TV.On last morning, shower door in my mums room would not open and her phone was not working again for her to inform us, we tried to open shower door but could not. Went down to Reception to check out and when the Receptionist asked if we had had a good stay, we started to tell him but he was not interested and carried on making out our bill. Would never stay here again and would never recommend this Hotel, was definitely not worth the money we had paid.
23. September 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by AndyG Poor Service Levels
I was a guest at the Sheraton in Edinburgh on Thu and Fri Aug 16 and 17 2012.
Upon requesting a late checkout on Sat Aug 19, I was advised by the front desk that checkout could only be extended until 1330 that day. In my haste to checkout, I inadvertently left my washing/shaving bag behind in the room.
I called the hotel several times, including on Saturday evening when I checked in at the Sheraton Skyline at Heathrow, and on Sunday and Monday when I returned to Vancouver. The item was finally located on Tuesday Aug 21.
Dealing with housekeeping, guest services and the front desk was an exasperating experience, including being advised on a couple of occasions that housekeeping would return my call and address the missing item. No calls were returned by housekeeping.
For a premium hotel in a major centre such as Edinburgh, the level of service was well below my expectations for a Sheraton in North America or elsewhere.
I will not be recommending this hotel in the future.
22. August 2012