Rated 5 out of 5 by Johns1955 A great hotel.
We spent 2 nights here at the end of May and i cannot find fault with anything. From the moment we arrived through to us leaving we were given 5 star treatment. The staff were friendly and efficient and when we discovered there was only one bathrobe in the room another arrived within 3 minutes. We booked a table in the restaraunt and had a pre theatre meal which was excelent. The room had a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle and was of a very high standard. We particularly liked the mood lighting in the bathroom and the bed was the large and very comfortable. Overall an excelant short break and we wouldn't hesitate to return here for another break.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JNA1 Full marks again
Some 7 months have passed since my last stay at the Sheraton Grand. Once again, the hotel team were all helpful and supportive, particularly in the extensive fitness and spa area.
There appeared a lot of trainee personnel in the front of house positions on this visit but it did not pose any problems.
This is certainly one of the better properties within the Sheraton portfolio. Despite the rather dreary exterior, once inside one is always pleasantly surprised by the stylish design - with a tasteful Scottish theme.
SPG recognition was impressive, including a Castle Suite upgrade for one couple within the party.
Tip: Try the food at the One Square restaurant, it remains excellent - particularly i) the haggis with an egg ii) the fish and chips iii) the sticky toffee pudding
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake49 The Bomb
This place is just as Lovely and Elegant as it appears. We stayed for 4 days as the last part of our European experience and found this Hotel to be the best part of our trip. Wish they had them everywhere!!!
We were very impressed with the staff, always smiling and helpful, especially impressed with a waitress named Lilly, that we meet in the restaurant/bar. She was very courteous, concerned and prompt. She made the stay that much more enjoyable. The value for the price was unparalleled. the proximity to everything is unbeatable. If you are ever in Edinburgh you owe it to yourself to give it a try..
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iain48 One of the best night's sleep
The Sheraton beds are heavenly - I can understand why guests ask where they can buy the mattresses and pillows.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmberJB Luxurious room and great staff
We stayed at the Grand Sheraton for a long weekend to celebrate out honeymoon/run the Edinburgh marathon. The room was beautiful and so comfortable. The staff were all fantastic, quickly sorting out an issue with our third party booking service who neglected to boom our breakfasts. The special touches for marathon runners (e.g. early breakfast, free smoothies) made us feel very welcome. Thank you!
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmc54 great spa experience & great service
had a wonderful spa experience and treatments - your team are excellent and very helpful & welcoming
May 26, 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 globetrotting wonderful hotel and location
great hotel with wonderful facilities. The bar is great with staff who know how to please.
Club Lounge is good and good service and breakfast in there, Upgraded to club floor. Shall be back as love the location.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonnyC Great Hotel for EICC
We ran a major event over 3 days at the nearby EICC and the Sheraton worked perfectly in every respect. All the staff and facilities are excellent. The executive team for the event stayed in Club rooms which made all the difference during very long working days. It is very good for exploring Edinburgh too. The pool, gym and Spa are great too - a little quirky but top notch.
May 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kobe95 Question mark on cleaning and washing
Stayed two nights on business. Found, by accident, a newspaper cutting under a chair. Not knowing how long it had been there, it was still obvious that the furniture wasn't moved when the room was cleaned. There was also a brownish smear on the side of the sink just outside the toilet. It remained there even after I mentioned it at the reception and two cleaners had been sent to work the room. Moreover, I found a strange object wrapped round the spoon when I was about to have my tea at breakfast. Asked a waitress to replace it, but her reaction was surprisingly hostile. When she brought another cut, there was something at the bottom of it, so I had to send it away yet again. I don't have the habit of checking how clean my cup is, but I shall certainly do it next time I am at the hotel.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLDSC Amazing weekend away - faultless staff
I came to the Sheraton for a weekend with my partner in December. Sadly there was a weather warning that weekend so activities outside were limited, but that didn't matter at all because the hotel has so much to offer! From the moment we arrived the staff went above and beyond to help us and make our stay special. I have previously stayed at the Sheraton pre the renovation and I must say I was so impressed. We stayed in a club room facing the castle and the view was beautiful. The club lounge was spacious with plenty of seating, attentive staff and a relaxing atmosphere. The spa is by far the best in the UK that I have been too, I cannot wait for my next visit! For ultimate relaxation and luxury - this is the perfect place to be!
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lockepr Great couple of days
A great couple of days, excellent conference, great facilities and a top class room
May 10, 2014
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 5 out of 5 by MrandMrsA Wonderful service
The staff was very accomodating. We left a coat there and they immediately responded to make sure it was returned to us safely.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by honeymoon1 Excellent
Very comfortable room with unusual (but enjoyable) lighting. Quite a novelty being able to change the colour of your shower into any colour of the rainbow! Friendly staff, 20 different gins and 4 different tonics at the bar...
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blayne09 Simply wonderful
It's been a while since I stayed and my memory from before was always a pleasant one. Arriving late was not a problem and I was impressed by the changes to the hotel.
Check in was great and we had a Castle View club room which was lovely.
On the following day we had breakfast in the club lounge which again was lovely. Then we hit the spa. Getting a late check out for 4 was handy. The spa was simply wonderful and very relaxing.
We will certainly be back.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by angela100 Luxurious Accomodation
We had a heartly welcome and a wonderful stay in this hotel. The breakfast was a great choice of continental and typical scotish food. Yummy.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by EV2014 Good hotel
Amazing rooms but improvement needed in relation to the food served in the club lounge. Very good quality hotel overall
April 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by isabellahenry improved after refurbishment
there has been a great improvement, especially in the rooms, since the refurbishment, my wife and I were very impressed.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bwhm Great stay
This is definitely one of the best SPG properties we have ever visited. Friendly staff, nice Club Room and a really wonderful spa. Highly recommend this Shearton
April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ASR1 Luxury Hotel with Great Location
Everything was excellent. Plush and modern rooms/bathrooms. Walking distance to Princes Street and the Castle. The beds were really comfortable. You feel a million dollars staying there. Only two things I was unhappy with were; 1) We had to pay £30.00 per person per day to use the Spa facilities (should be free in my opinion as they let you use the pool anyway!) 2) Our shower in the room always had low pressure - so we had to use the changing room showers at the pool!
April 21, 2014
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 Araujo Great location
First I would like to thank you Louis for your great intention during my check in and kudos for Hicham for his great service during my stay. Room on a 5th floor with Castle view just like I requested, location is walking distance to the Castle and 10 minutes walk from Walvery Station. Club lounge has good selection in the morning. All in one pub on the left of the hotel is a great place to eat.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy65 Spa experience
I took my daughter to stay at the Sheraton and use the spa to celebrate her 16th birthday. We stayed on the club floor and enjoyed all the facilities. The spa was out of this world and luckily for us the sun was out while we were in the hydro pool. And the spa wasn't busy so we were really able to relax and enjoy every aspect. A wonderful experience. We're thinking of making it an annual event.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jon666 Excellent staff
The highlight for me is the quality of staff service in the hotel and One Spa. Managed to injure myself in the Spa (entirely my own fault) the staff were very attentive, Gemma even ringing me afterwards to check I was ok. Look forward to staying here again
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Topo Less than positive stay
Due to a 700+ person convention taking place during our stay we did not get to utilize the following : dinning facilities, bar area, and lobby during late afternoon wine events. The crowds from the convention were overwhelming. We felt like an outsider. We did not find the hotel comfortable. Our room amenities were fine. We spent as much time as possible away from the hotel. When we needed assistance from front desk it was available. One of your recommended tour companies, Timber Bush, was less than satisfactory. In fact we received a reimbursement of 50% due to the underwhelming tour we were on. Overall out experience was not a positive one. As tourists we did not find the hotel a place to retreat to to relax.
April 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ANT1 Good but could be better
As usual, the stay was enjoyable but somewhat marred by, the quality of food at breakfast, no provision for a meal on the day of our arrival, restricted spa facilities (not for the first time!) and disappointingly, yet again, no 'Starwood room upgrade' - in over thirty years of coming, we have been upgraded only once!!!
Still, the hotel has much to commend it and in the hope of the indicated improvements, the chances are that we'll be back!
April 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FreezinginEdinburgh A Conferernce in an Ice Box
Almost everything exceeded our expectations: the food, the friendliness of the staff, the spaciousness of the rooms. However, there were 3 things that were very disturbing:
1. Everywhere in the entire Hotel was so COLD!! The conference rooms were like sitting in a freezer. We all had to wear scarfs and coats. And we could not get a comfortable temperature in our room -- it was either way too cold or too hot. I was happy to leave your hotel in order to get home to get warm!
2. There was not a good make-up mirror in the room. I think one can expect to get a lighted, make-up mirror on the Business floor of a Hotel of your Quality.
3. At the last Party of our conference, the waiters took away all of our drinks (both wather and wine) without asking us, and while we were on the Dance floor. I guess it is because you wanted us to have to buy more drinks from the cash-bar. This angered all of us.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sijomil Room Cost
I am very dissapointed to find out that i could of booked the Castle View Room cheaper on the day when we checked online! the rate was £185 and i was charged £215! i thought are SPG was supposed to recieve the best rates!
very dissapointing and we will not be returning unless thhis is corrected.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raffster Ticks all the boxes
I have travelled the world enough to know when a hotel gets it right and the Sheraton Grand ticks all the boxes.
I would return here and recommend this hotel to any traveller in a heart beat!
Staff are first class, the welcome great, the rooms extremely comfortable , and take my tip and ensure you have a castle view room which is out of this world.
The club lounge is also first class and the staff obliging to a point they belong in Michellin star restaurants.
Starwood should bottle the recipe and have all their properties work to the benchmark of this great hotel and even better team running it.
March 31, 2014