Rated 5 out of 5 by beeper Great location and fantastic Club Room, Gym and Spa
The hotel has been remodeled recently, and the rooms, beds and amenities are fantastic. Ate lunch at the restaurant, and lots of local residents were also there which affirms how good it is. Was amazed at the selection of food and beverage in the Club Floor Room,plus the staff bends over backward to assist you. No charge for booze. Even scotch! Hotel is walking distance to The Castle, National Museum and Gallery, plus shopping on Princess Street. Had thought we'd eat dinner and lunch at restaurants we'd read about, but loved the local pubs, and Ignite, an Indian Restaurant, and Atelier around the corner. Concierges know their local info, and make things easy. Had two different rooms, because of traveling away to Turnberry, and returning, and were surprised room amenities were different. Definitely choose this property. Can also take new tram from airport, and walk there after getting off. Oh yes, the doorman is dressed in a kilt, which is fun.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natasha14 Lovely hotel
The hotel was lovely, with a nice location. One is easily able to walk all over Edinburgh. The concierge staff were fantastic, gave numerous restaurant suggestions, and all but 1 were fantastic. Great experience.
July 15, 2014
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.
May 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuDstar Nice Hotel, great location
Lovely modern hotel, recently refurbished.
All rooms (even the basic rooms) are modern, spacious, with nice amenities.
It has a great location, 5 minutes from Princess Street and the Grass Market.
It's set back from Lothian Rd so you can open your windows for fresh air without being woken by the noise of the traffic.
Executive Lounge is really good, with friendly, helpful staff..
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basil5502 Fabulous ;-)
This hotel never fails to deliver ! We have stayed there a few times now and the staff are so courteous; friendly; occasionally asking if they may help you (but not in an over bearing manner or frequency) and with a request - nothing is a challenge.
The accommodation from the minute you walk in the door is fresh, vibrant and luxurious and very very comfortable. A great hotel in every aspect !
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GraemeandCarol OUTSTANDING
Not many people could say that there are not enough stars to rate some hotels. Well i can honestly say there are not enough for this hotel...STAFF went over and above, food was truly delicious, attention to detail is brill, the SPA is Class. We were upgraded to a suite and it was a stunning room. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for an amazing stay and all you did for us on my wifes birthday.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John487 First Class Service & Hospitality
My wife and I stayed over the Hogmanay period. We had an excellent Classic Room which was newly refurbished. The arrangements for the Club Room were altered because of increased demand over the holiday period and we were very pleased with the quality and variety of the evening refreshments and bar service. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
We had excellent food including the Hogmanay dinner and New Year’s Day buffet in Square One. The service was attentive, the staff very welcoming and everyone was professional even though this was a very busy period. We felt the atmosphere was more like a small family establishment, rather than the impersonal service one might expect at such a large hotel.
Like other guests, we were disappoint to learn about the £25 per person charge for the spa facilities, which we did not use this time. However, overall, we had a great time and would return again.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jfred Great features
The room was great with view
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NIMMER Hotel Internet Doesn't work
The SPG Hotels in the UK outsource their IT services to Quadriga, and half the time it simply doesn't work. Two of my laptops wouldn't connect to the wireless and the staff was unable to resolve it, nor could Quadriga service in London. Expect to waste hours if you need a reliable internet connection, so it means this is not a good hotel to use for business. Otherwise everything is good.
August 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by horriblepolicy unsatisfactory customer service
Beautiful Hotel and I loved my stay, until I had to leave early to fly back to the States due to a death in our family. The hotel staff refused to refund my reservation!!! --- hence I paid almost $350 for a hotel room I never used. I gave them more than 24 hour notice. What a horrible experience that ruined for me what was an otherwise incredible week.
May 8, 2014
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.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark80 Perfect stay in Edinburgh
I stayed at the Sheraton Grand Spa in March for my wedding. It was the perfect stay. All of the staff were friendly and attentive, and made every effort to make our stay as memorable as possible. I am looking forward to staying here again soon!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fiona18 Met expectations
Quite often when we are away hotels do not meet the expectations they have described on their web site. However we felt staying at the SHeraton was value for money as everything was well presented and organised with decor being kept in good order.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brianj57 Excellent hotel in all ways
Just a beautiful hotel with excellent staff in an extraoridinary location. Room was large and fantastic - great view of the castle from our window - the most technically advanced Sheraton we have visited - great location for touring on foot for sites, shopping, restaurants - special thanks to Frances for her greeting upon our arrival and all the staff for making us feel special
May 22, 2013
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.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Netleywoo Amazing!
This really is an exceptional hotel. The staff were so helpful and friendly (especially the person looking after us in the Club Lounge), the facilities were great. I would definitely recommend staying in a club room and visiting the Spa, - I found it difficult to drag myself from it! I make annual trips to Edinburgh and will always be staying in this hotel from now on!
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NFSIII 5 Star Scottish Sheraton
A fabulous return to this classy Sheraton hotel. Definitely at the top end of this brand, stylish decor with Scottish tones and rooms that are very well appointed. Staff excellent at our (very) late check-in, valet parking, and great SPG recognition including suite upgrade to Castle suite. Great location for a very short walk to the main tourist and shopping areas.
February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Silverthorn53 A good choice
We had a choice of two hotels for a conference ,I chose the Sheraton as I am SPG .
The experience here was as good as I have had anywhere in the world.
The staff were efficient and friendly and the room was great ( but a castle view would have been nice).
I hope to return for a visit with my wife to see Edinburgh son.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoriJ7 Phenomenal service
I have stayed in countless Starwood properties, and by far, the service here has been the best that I have ever gotten.
Special kudos to Jamie at the front desk and Bryan and Wayne at the concierge desk. They all went "above and beyond" to make our stay a great one.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rammy Very relaxing and enjoyable stay
I booked a Castle View Club Room as a surprise for my husbands 60th birthday Worth every penny. Hotel and staff are excellent Club lounge has a relaxing feel and the canopies were more than what I expected. So much so we ended up not going for dinner as planned. Will be visiting Edinburgh again in May and will definitely be checking out prices to stay again
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 25SilverAnniversary Lovely Hotel
You need to look at taking Maestro card payments being in Europe most people do not use credit cards!!.
We really enjoyed staying at this hotel it was a special treat for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The bar has excellent staff, great cocktails.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trafford58 CORPORATE COMFORT WITH FAMILY VALUES
Not only does the Sheraton Grand Spa in Edinburgh meet all the criteria for luxury, the people who look after you whilst you are there treat you so well. There is no air of stuffiness just a genuine aim to ensure you have a good time, genuine smiles and great conversation. We had a wonderful time this last weekend and are already planning our next Club Spa visit
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Speckybecky modern and well equipped
Good room, nicely laid out bath and shower facility, cleverly divided by glass, everything satisfactory apart from the lack of availability of free WiFi which I consider unacceptable in this class of hotel when the local cafe offers it. The Spa is well equipped but access and the labyrinthine layout on several floors must be
experienced to be believed!
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEF2014 Awesome Edinburgh Hotel
From the moment we walked into the hotel, the service, and atmosphere was wonderful. Great staff and accommodations were just what we were hoping for!
Thanks for making our first trip to Edinburgh so wonderful... It really got me in the mood to rent a Full Kilt Outfit and where it out on the town! I even got some compliments on how Scottish I looked....
July 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rbjmsol I am shocked by the positive reviews
The hotel is ok looking and the staff in the bar restaurant are very nice. My main complaint is the manager,the staff at the front desk and the concierge desk except the main concierge. We were given directions to a restaurant that first night which was no longer there by personel at front desk. We were also almost told to go to the wrong train station, but luckily the main concierge overhead the conversation and corrected the mistake.The first night we got there they upgraded us to a club room which was great. We have been upgraded to a club level numerous times and have never not been given access to the club room. But we found out that we were given a club room but not access to the club facility for breakfast etc. I talked to the manager and he would not budge and was somewhat arrogant about the whole thing. Although he did offer us points ,but wouldn't it have been nicer to given us access since we are such supportive starwood members.
I find that sheraton hotels staff are not given high level training on how to treat guests. I would think twice about going to another sheraton hotel and may even opp out to go to another chain if a higher level hotel is not available. Too bad.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shejo Excellent
Wonderful hotel with great staff, and elegant and comfortable rooms
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jka733 First timers
Spa weekend given as a gift in club rooms very lovely room and club lounge facilities excellent
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Satellite67 Fantastic club room
This was our second stay in the hotel and our overall experience was extremely satisfying again. The castle view rooms are lovely, clean and fully functional. Staff make you feel welcome and relaxed, particularly Shiva in the club lounge who was exceptional, always smiling, friendly and helpful....the perfect host. We will be back again soon we hope.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnmadc john madc
everything about this hotel is certainly 5 star, however i must admit as for the staffing it is for sure a 7 star rating....the general manager should be very proud of his people...i travel a great deal fro business here in the States and stay at many what some stay are very exclusive hotels, the Sheraton Grand has surpassed all of them!! Kudos!!
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alicia61 Great location
Loved the location. The spa was limiting. One could only use pool with no cost had to pay for jacuzzi. Terrible room and as Gold member expected better. We complained and we were moved on our last night.
June 24, 2014