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Kenneth Mackenzie

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (EDI)

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Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
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Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

1 Twin Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
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Kenneth Mackenzie
7, Richmond Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH8 9ST

Make yourself at home in one of the 38 guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

A complimentary full breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.


National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Free Breakfast
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Based on 287 reviews
from England
Submitted on 08-05-2016
Difficult to find reception at first and very unclear on parking. No lift for three flights of stairs and basic room. It was clean and bed comfortable and shower and toilet adequate. For the price there are better. Great location is its strong point. If your after somewhere simple and central then this is fine.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 12-05-2016
Picked this location as a great deal but hidden until you make the reservation. Listed as similar to Sheraton and other hi-end hotels in this range. Get there it is really a mixture of student dormitories and some being rented out as hotel rooms. No parking, no elevators, one common area for your free breakfast. Small rooms, shower, toilet all together. So 4 star hotel, definitely not, BUT for one to two night stay, location is great, Breakfast was really good, staff I do believe students, frien... Read more
from Olathe, Kansas
Submitted on 18-05-2016
I enjoyed my stay and liked how close it was to walk to various destinations in town. Free brochures with city maps helped a great deal. The breakfast buffet was terrific and I tried both haggis and black pudding, enjoying both.
Submitted on 21-05-2016
really essential and small: student accommodation style. Bathroom small and not comfortable. Anyway it was clean but with clear signs of tear and wear. It offered substantial continental or English breakfast. Location is close to the centre with a nice view to a hill.
Submitted on 21-05-2016
This is an old university hall of residence, converted to hotel for visiting staff and the public. What you get are well appointed, clean rooms, where everything works. However you don't get a concierge, room service,etc. If you want that go to the 10 Hill Place Hotel, next door, also owned by the University. Beds are comfortable, showers warm, internet works and the breakfasts (next door in student common room) and excellent, being freshly cooked to order by a chef (no nasty 'kept warm, semi... Read more
Submitted on 10-06-2016
This establishment should be referred to a hostel not a hotel. Run down student accommodation. Room smelt if urine as soon as I opened the door. TV did not work. Very noisy with rowdy students all night, no sleep. Too expensive for what it was. Would only recommend to people back packing. Pictures on website very deceiving. Bathroom was tiny.
from Maidstone, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
The Accomodation is basic but spotlessly clean and everything (bathroom/TV) functions perfectly. Comfortable bed & room, although small, well thought out in design. The staff were excellent - polite, friendly and nothing too much trouble. Breakfast excellent and prompt and efficient service. Brilliant location for city centre.
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
The hotel location was good as it was only a short walk down hill to the centre of the old town, the staff were friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast was excellent, there is no lift so be prepared to carry bags up the stairs or request a lower floor room, the room itself was small but cosy.
from Montrose, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
I was met with a really friendly welcome. The room was basic but had everything I needed, including a hair dryer. Breakfast was ample, with buffet and choice of cooked breakfast. Also - importantly - as much coffee as I could drink. It was lovely and quiet - save the gulls' cries - and I had a good night's sleep. Yes it is former student accom. No it is not a hotel but it is a good, clean place to sleep and comfortable. One thing - the description as 'near the Museum of Scotland' depends on your... Read more
from Newcastle, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Clean and decent but very minimal. Room on third floor, and no lift. Small room, tiny bathroom. Room was hot at night - windows open, but curtain must be closed to block the light (in summer). Ask for a fan. Bed comfortable. Breakfast is tasty and ample, served in a Common Room with TV, sofas, pool table. This is basically student digs. it is about 6/10th mile from Waverly Bridge, UPHILL. Buses stop along South Bridge morning and afternoon.
from Doncaster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We were looking for a central location in Edinburgh at a good price , which is hard to find ! This is a nice/easy 10-15 min walk to the centre, very very basic but we only needed a place to sleep so it served its purpose . Breakfast was brill with lots of choice , no parking but we parked on a side street for the weekend for £10.
from Inverness, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
In Edinburgh for stereophonics gig at the Castle, so was looking for somewhere close and inexpensive..this is it..ok it's as basic as it comes but was clean , toilet pretty small but wasn't holding a party in there...breakfast was absolutely average but to fair there was a good selection..all in all a no frills accommodation close to centre of Edinburgh that is perfect for a one nighter
from Riihimaki, Finland
Submitted on 19-07-2016
The room and bathroom was quite small, but clean and peaceful. Staff was very friendly both in reception and in breakfast room. Breakfast was versatile (toast, porridge, haggis, eggs, berries, fruits...) and included to room price. Kenneth Mackezie building where we were located felt like dormitory and had no elevator. Hotel is located 5 to 10 minutes from Royal Mile.
Submitted on 24-07-2016
I read the reviews and was aware of the type of accommodation I was booking.The room was as expected,small and basic.Unfortunately there was a skid mark on the seat cushion beside the bed.The bathroom smelled foosty and there was a long black hair on the towel in the bathroom which smelled awful.The general cleanliness of the place was poor.The breakfast was amazing and the staff in the common room were great
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Had to visit at short notice. Hotel room basic but clean. Breakfast excellent.Staff very helpful. We were able to leave our case securely until needed. Convenient to Royal mile and central Edinburgh. Value for money.
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Well I was looking for somewhere basic and that`s what I got.Reception, was good tho. Very helpful staff. The room was very basic. Very small, with en-suite toilet, small wash hand basin and "wet-room" style shower. It smelt quite damp to be frank. The light at the side of my bed didn`t work either which was really annoying as I like to read before going to sleep. As for the TV remote control, the batteries needed changing as I had to get within arms distance of it to change channel.During the ... Read more
from Seoul, South Korea
Submitted on 11-08-2016
After I booked this hotel, I found out it's also a student residence of Univ. of Edinburgh. But my floor was only for tourist, so I couldn't see any students. It's cheap, clean and very basic hotel. Only body-wash soap is in the bathroom. So you must bring your toiletries. The breakfast buffet was great. You can also order free hot meals such as egg, bacon, mushroom, haggis, sausage etc.
from Stockport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
best thing about the hotel was fantastic breakfast freindly staff and very helpful but this is budget accomadation / student accomadation but has what you need bed coffee tv needs a bit of tlc NO LIFT and shower is litrally the bath room no shower tray so everywhere gets soaked
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Basic budget accommodation, however, location is great and price during the festival was not over the top. Rooms are compact and basic but clean. Staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is better than some I've had in four star hotels. Excellent buffet selection with hot selection cooked to order. If you're looking for somewhere cheap and clean with a hearty breakfast to set you up for a full day at the fringe, then this is the place to stay.
from morecambe
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Very basic, but clean and a great location. There was a safe and a hairdryer in the room which was unexpected.Breakfast more than made up for the rooms it was delicious and all very fresh. Staff were very helpful and polite would definitely stay again.
Submitted on 29-08-2016
Stayed here with my boyfriend, August bank holiday for the fringe festival and the Edinburgh tattoo. The hotel was basic but very clean and value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included but we was to late to eat (oops) but it looked and smelt very nice. Was only a 10 minute walk to the Castle.
from Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-08-2016
The title says it all. A good option for staying during the festival. The rooms are basic but fine. 5 minute too the Pleasance and 10 to the Royal Mile and Cowgate. We paid approx. £180 B&B and the Ibis down the road was showing £220 for room only. The breakfast (especially if your have the full Scottish) will set you up for the day. Rooms are available from 2pm but they have locked rooms where you can leave your luggage before and after your stay which is useful.
from Muar, Malaysia
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The only thing good about this hotel is the location. Otherwise this hotel should be avoided at all costs. It tariff is steep compared to the facilities provided. Its an old hotel without a lift. The reception is located away from the entrance of the hotel and it is difficult to locate it. We were allotted a room on the 3rd floor and had to carry our luggage on our own along three flight of stairs without any help available. Very tiring, trying and exasperating. The room was very small with tiny... Read more
from Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-10-2016
Conveniently situated and clean hotel. Edinburgh city centre is only 900m.away. Very good breakfast. Reasonable price.(£69 for single room, £94 for double room.) Only drawback is that there is no lift.
from Exeter, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-10-2016
This is University style accommodation with a double bed. That said they provided all of the facilities you might expect, bar a decent bathroom. So wifi, tea/coffee, TV, towels, hair drier etc were provided but I think the bathroom is best described as a cabin like wet room, if you've ever been in a caravan or boat. We got lucky, as we were on the ground floor and didn't have to lug our stuff upstairs, but less lucky that our 'neighbours' arrived back about 3am and just the noise of the key in t... Read more