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Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie, Scotland PH10 7AH
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4 reviews of Ten Hill Place Hotel in English
Ten Hill Place is a lovely hotel, I stayed for just one night, my room was not as big as sugested on the website, but maybe other rooms were bigger, still it was clean and comfortable. We didn’t eat in the resaurant as we overheard a diner complaining that there was meat in her vegetarian dish, however we did have breakfast which was great. Downside for me was the bar is really expensive, 2 white wines and a martini & lemonade came in at £23.30 so I’m glad we just had the one round. I booked with laterooms and got a fairly good rate and would stay again if the rate was good. However I will make sure though that I have a bottle of wine in my case next time.
This hotel is located in the Old Town, very close to the Royal Mile. It's central location is its main argument for staying here.
The hotel is a business style hotel. The double room offers sufficient space while the bathroom is quite big. My first impression was that this would be the best choice.
However, now that I had a more detailed view, I have been surprised by many negative details in contrast to the room's price.
The bed is too soft, and there are plastic-hard buttons on its surface (under the linen). The night was a bit uncomfortable, but would have been okay for a lower standard.
The room wasn't cleaned properly. When we arrived, we found lots of dirty spots, and after the room was cleaned in the morning our towels (left in the bath tub) were not changed, an empty bottle that we left behind was not removed, no replacements for used bath utilities, etc ...
Minor: There are lots of things in the room that have been attached awry, e.g. the bathroom's handle or the towel heater. There is no toilet brush available which makes sharing the bath a bit uncomfortable... you understand.
Internet: Free WiFi in the lobby, free cable based internet in the rooms. I didn't need to buy a cable for the room, its was provided free of charge.
All in all: If the room cleaning would be better, I would recommend this hotel to friends.
This is a neat little hotel tucked away between the Pleasance and Festival Theatre, which is basically how I found it, during Festival time. Although I only went to the restaurant, the experience was enough to make me recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Edinburgh. The service was impeccable! It’s a really lovely, comfortable restaurant with plenty of seating and spaced so that you don’t have to listen to what your neighbour is saving.
The menu is great and the portion sizes are really generous. I got the fishcakes with salad for £6.95 and thinking they would be quite small, as fishcakes usually are, I ordered chips. Which when they arrived to my table I realised was a mistake. The salmon fishcakes were huge, more than substantial and really lovely! Also, and this is nothing to be sniffed at, but the tartare sauce that came with them was a proper amount in a good sized bowl (you only ever get a small dollop.)
The chips were proper thick cut homemade chips and really nice. My husband’s burger was huge and lovely and it came with a salsa sauce.
The service here, as I mentioned before was so good, friendly, efficient and smart. The waiter was dressed in a suit and so attentive the whole time. A lovely place to stop off for afternoon tea, lunch or dinner even if you’re not staying here.
Ten Hill Place Hotel is adjacent to the Royal College of Surgeons complex on Nicholson Street, and is actually owned and run by the College. (Profits are used to the benefit of the College’s work).
Hill Place is just off Nicholson Street, and is a small, leafy square, which my room overlooked. I was staying on a package (£81 B&B) which was considerably below the rack rate, and for this I found it offered very good value for money. The area is not quite as swish as the New Town - you’ll pass a few drunks and some odd looking characters (appalling dentistry seemed to be their characteristic) on the way, but it didn’t feel threatening at all, even late at night.
The hotel is actually a mix of a very modern new wing added to a traditional Georgian terrace, although the interiors are thoroughly modern. The public areas on the ground floor are economical: there is a single bar/lounge/dining area, and a separate reception at a higher level.
The rooms are similarly modern, decorated in a safe but pleasant beige/brown style, with large gleaming white bathrooms. Mine was not terribly spacious, but was good enough. (It might feel a bit cramped for two after a few days, though).
The rooms all have internet access for laptops and (for a fee) via the TV. (Note: the TV also lets you choose your own music, but you pay per album chosen, so be careful!)
Mine was an accessible suite, so I had a large walk-in wet area shower, and the only drawback for me was having a low sink. But everything was very clean and comfortable, and the view over the square was lovely to wake up to. Although there is air conditioning, joy of joys - my traditional sash windows actually opened to let in fresh air!
I didn’t use room service, but the next day’s breakfast was a perfectly fine, if standard, hot and cold buffet. Reception was also friendly, and reasonably efficient, although with space for only two staff I could imagine that a rush might slow things up.
The only downside was that I could hear some noise from the adjacent room: plugs and switches being clicked and, in the morning, their conversation. This may have been because I had an adjoining room, but for a new refurbishment the soundproofing should have been better.
That said, I’d happily stay there again at this price.
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