I recently had the chance to stay at the latest addition to the Point A Hotels family group, Point A Edinburgh. This hotel aims to bring low-priced stylish rooms to the centre of the Scottish capital – which unsurprisingly is the most visited destination in the UK outside of London. Point A Edinburgh is located close to Haymarket Station which is only a seven-minute walk or four-minute cab journey to the hotel, making it a perfect base to explore the city.
As soon as you arrive at the hotel you are greeted with the most amazing staff and even though the hotel has only been open a short while the check-in process was slick and highly professional. The 24-hour reception is bright and welcoming and connects to a spacious and relaxing lounge area which has numerous comfortable seating.
It’s here where they serve Point A’s signature Brekkie and if you are feeling peckish throughout your stay, refreshments are also available 24/7. There is also free WiFi throughout the public areas and the guest rooms which I must say was fast and efficient.
The hotel has 149 guest rooms, ‘cosy rooms’ being smaller and coming with or without windows and ‘comfy rooms’ for those seeking a more spacious room. Some of the rooms enjoy breath-taking views over Edinburgh’s iconic buildings. I stayed in one of their cosy double rooms which I thought was compact but perfectly formed. The addition of a floor to ceiling window allowed light to flood into the room and provided those views towards the city.
The luxurious Hypnos bed was extremely comfortable and I had one of the best nights of sleep I have had in a while. I especially loved the attention to details with fabric headboards embellished with colourful buttons and throws from the Isle of Bute.
I am a man who loves gadgets so their high-tech mood lighting was right up my street, you can opt for a simple white light or change it whatever colour your heart desires. The addition of a 43-inch Samsung Smart TV along with Google Chromecast provides some in-room entertainment, perfect after a long day of sightseeing.
The bathrooms are clean, bright and well-appointed with a fantastic power shower to set you up for your day in the city. The room also includes basic toiletries and a hairdryer perfect for saving that valuable space in your luggage.
I was pleasantly surprised with my stay at Point A Edinburgh, it has managed to perfectly amalgamate budget and boutique accommodation providing guests with stylishly appointed rooms at very affordable prices. Being a resident of Edinburgh and a blogger I am constantly asked for recommendations of affordable accommodation within the city and I would not hesitate to recommend Point A hotel for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Blu Blazer Guy Rating :
Location – 4/5
Customer Service – 4/5
Rooms – 4/5
Cleanliness – 5/5
Food/Drink – 3/5