Rated 5 out of 5 by kylesmimi Great location; nice rooms and terrific staff
Spent 5 nights here in early June. Requested Your 24 with a 10 am check-in and the room was ready as promised. Immediately acknowledged our Platinum Status. No suite upgrades were available for the full 5 nights, which was nicely explained. Excellent breakfast buffet, although it was a bit of a struggle to get the coffee pot refilled. Great location. Wonderful staff. Only complaint was that the hair dryer was hardwired through the back of the desk drawer.....nearly impossible to use.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jfred Great features
The room was great with view
July 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by getmeouttahere Breakfast Cost is High
Most often when I travel, breakfast is included. Not at the Sheraton in Edinburgh. While the buffet is extensive, it very, very, very expensive. You can order off the very limited menu, but that did not provide the diet balance I needed. I therefore had to do the expensive buffet. I am going to be challenged by my company on these expenses. Not happy.
June 30, 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 Linkwood12 Great Hotel
Our first stay at this hotel for a special event in the Edinburgh Suite. We received an excellent welcome and great service right from the moment we stepped out of our car until we left the following day. The food at dinner was excellent and the service provided for over 300 guests was very efficient. The room was very comfortable and relaxing with a view of the Castle. It is a great location for being able to see and do lots of things in Edinburgh and we hope to return soon.
November 1, 2013
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 Coz1 Great Hotel Poor Bar
The room was excellent and the view of Edinburgh Castle was brilliant. Breakfast was excellent and the staff were very helpful.
The only negative aspect was the refusal to open the bar for residents at 12:30am on my 2nd night. We were able to order room service and have it brought down to the bar though?? Lacking in customer service considering the group I was with were all sober and only wanted a couple of beers together. This didn't spoil our stay but was dissapointing.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Discoverytim Booom! and then the lights go out
Best nights sleep in a hotel in years. The beds up here in Edinbugh are the best in town. A lot of hotels, and i have styed an a few now, use the ziplock system and put 2 beds together with a thin mattress on top to imitate a large bed. But NOT the Sheraton, they use a full size mattress and comforter - Excellent and so comfortable. Put that together with the multi setting light system and you have one comfortable room with blackout curtains very little ambient noise.
December 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Manju 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.
January 29, 2013
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 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.
February 24, 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 Lil88 The best Sheraton
As a starwood platinum member I've stayed at many Sheraton properties, and this is by far one of the best. The castle view suite was pretty much perfect in every way. The staff were outstanding and breakfast was a favourite of my husband's. in fact the kitchen went out their way to find something which was requested and not available on the first day. Staff in the lounge were professional and made good recommendations. We look forward to being back..
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dust9614 Brilliant as always
We stay on special occasions, perhaps once a year. This year more special than most as we got married on the same day as we stayed.
Rooms have been refurbished and are amazing and modern, lovely touch from staff whol left chocolates and prose co for me and my wife.
Breakfast superb but found dinner a little disappointing . All in all, can't wait to return.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shejo Excellent
Wonderful hotel with great staff, and elegant and comfortable rooms
July 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pablocolada Lacks Scottishness
Modern feel and design does not appeal to me. I do not live my life as a cocktail-nightclub. Do not like the music played at breakfast - appropriate for evenings only. Breakfast food quatlity is inconsistent.
Rooms: poor design for lighting: it is CONFOUNDING! The instructions are insufficient: even the staff are not aware of the quirks when in the room over time. No hook in bathroom for DOP kit. TV start up sequence is annoying, and cumbersome.
September 26, 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 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 ECEJon Best hotel in Edinburgh
I stayed here again with my family and friends this time.
Room/view--Fantasticbest castle view in the whole Edinburgh from our suite
Facilities--Well equipped gym and always busy
Didn't use the spa as it was a very short stay(we should at least booked two nights). I knew from past experience, it is brilliant!
People--Ashleigh(she made our stay very special); front office team(Rob, Murray, Dean), great team!
They do their best with SPG recognition.
Dinner: We really enjoyed our seafood selection, good discounts for SPG members on top, Bonus!
Restaurant service in the morning was not good, no tea coffee was offered initially for all of us, and had to wait for 40 minutes for the food to arrive as the chef simply didn't get the order until I spoke to the supervisor 20 minutes later(we ordered from the A la carte menu)
August 21, 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 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 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 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.
January 4, 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 5 out of 5 by Dublad Very good
I found the hotel very good
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by chestnut01 Nice hotel ... but
have already contacted re issues with parking charges and Spa 'additional' charges versus my apparent expaectations!!! Avoiding specifics?, I thought you'd have more access when buying treatments to 'leisure aspects', only to learn of 'additional' charges when attempting to make use of??? ... surprised also at lack of customer survey / absence of customer awareness at check out. Not a good experience, let alone a great one
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichaelR Great Hotel Great Value
The Edinburgh Sheraton is a fabulous place to stay. The location is perfect for walking to any of the places one would want to visit. The staff is wonderfully helpful in getting reservations for you to restaurants and activities. And most of all the rooms are awesome. They are modern, clean, and with all the right appointments you would want and expect from a Sheraton. We'll definitely come back on our next visit to Scotland.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt An excellent hotel
Had a great stay and the facilities, staff and overall experience was first class. We paid to stay at club level and the staff in the club room were exceptional and nothing was to much trouble (even helped with restaurant recommendations). The room upgrade to views of the castle was certainly well received, although this did mean being exposed to late night street noise but a small criticism to what was an outstanding hotel.
February 4, 2013
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 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