Smart Iq Hotel - Edinburgh

69 Grove Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8FD  show map
 4 stars
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Smart Iq Hotel - Edinburgh

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Smart Iq is a 4-star modern property that offers cozy accommodation steps away from St. Giles Cathedral, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One and Holyrood Park.

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh and a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Greyfriars Bobby Memorial, National Museum of Scotland and Hanover Fine Arts.

A short drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 230 rooms. All of them feature a dining area, a dishwasher, a seating area, a microwave and a kitchen. Guests can also use a fridge and a fridge-freezer available in each room.

Services

Friendly staff is always ready to provide tour assistance and 24-hour reception.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   232.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Ironing facilities

Kitchen facilities

  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

69 Grove Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8FD

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.1 mi
Bus stop
  • 2000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    1100 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    232

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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Rooms are 16 square metres.

Room facilities
    Smart Iq Studio Hotel information
    Studio
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    This studio has a electric kettle, kitchenware and microwave.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Smart Iq Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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      Hotel Address:

      69 Grove Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8FD

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Edinburgh
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      • Turnhouse (EDI)
        5.8 mi
      • Dundee (DND)
        35.9 mi
      Train Stations
      • Edinburgh Waverley station
        1.1 mi
      Bus stop
      • 2000 ft
      Restaurants
      • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
        1100 ft
      • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
        1700 ft
      Ski areas
      • Midlothian Ski Centre
        4100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        232

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghSmart Iq

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Smart Iq Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • The Grove Gallery - 400 ft
      • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 1700 ft
      • cineworld - 1700 ft

      Places of interest

      • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 1700 ft
      • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 1700 ft

      Convention centers

      • EICC - 700 ft

      Amusement

      • Diane Pool Hall - 1000 ft
      • Laserquest - 1000 ft
      • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 1000 ft
      • Odeon Edinburgh - 1400 ft
      • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement - 1400 ft
      • D B Amusements - 1400 ft
      • Filmhouse - 1400 ft
      • Cameo Cinema Plc - 1700 ft
      • Gold Rush Amusements - 1700 ft
      • cameo picturehouse - 1700 ft
      • Tenpin - 1700 ft
      • Colorsound - 1700 ft

      Parks

      • Fountain Park Leisure Complex - 1700 ft

      Theaters

      • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 1400 ft
      • Usher Hall - 1700 ft
      • King's Theatre - 1700 ft
      • Usher Hall - 1700 ft
      • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 1700 ft

      Local Attractions

      • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 5000 ft
        31 Market Street, Edinburgh
      • The Museum of Edinburgh - 5100 ft
        142 Canongate, Edinburgh
      • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1.0 mi
        1 Queen St., Edinburgh
      • Church of St John the Evangelist - 5100 ft
        Princes Street, Edinburgh
      • Massa - 5200 ft
        36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland

      Near the hotel

      • St Cuthbert's Church - 2000 ft
        Lothian Road, Edinburgh
      • National War Museum of Scotland - 2800 ft
        Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
      • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 3800 ft
        Castlehill, Edinburgh
      • Old Town - 3700 ft
        EdinburghScotland
      • George Heriot's School - 2600 ft
        8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
      • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 2900 ft
        13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
      • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 3200 ft
        Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

      Restaurants Nearby

      • The Atelier Restaurant - 1100 ft

        Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
        Phone: 0131 629 1344

        87% likes this, based on 175 reviews
        Cuisine: European
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 32

      • Indaba - 1700 ft

        Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
        Phone: 0131 221 1554

        73% likes this, based on 414 reviews
        Cuisine: Tapas
        Price Range: USD 18 - USD 33

      • Castle Terrace - 2300 ft

        Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

        93% likes this, based on 910 reviews
        Cuisine: Scottish

      • First Coast - 1700 ft

        Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
        Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

        74% likes this, based on 376 reviews
        Cuisine: British, Scottish
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

      • Kanpai Sushi - 1800 ft

        Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
        Phone: 0131 228 1602

        74% likes this, based on 250 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese
        Price Range: USD 26 - USD 34

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        232

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghSmart Iq

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      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Smart Iq Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smart Iq

      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple
        6.2

        We liked the fact it was reasonably quiet and management dealt with a disruptive group (guess it was a stag party) professionally and quickly. The room was equipped adequately for two people.

        This is not a specific complaint but we did not have the linen and towels changed on the 3rd day of our stay as expected. Asked upon our return after our day out and had to do so again a few hours later. Finally received towels late at night. :-( ....... that small situation took away from the experience but would still go back there.

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        The room was so cosy and very modern looking. It had just the right facilities and there was no curfew.

      • Couple
        7.8

        Clean, 24h reception, good enough location

        No free wi fi!!!! Bed is not made, towels not changed. Expansive for the services it offers but a safe choice.

      • Couple
        9.2

        Very comfortable room. Good location, about 15 minutes walk from the castle. En-suite cooking facilities a bonus.

        No tea/coffee/milk provided, so bring your own! I also thought it was a bit sneaky charging £3 per bag to hold our bags, when all other hotels do this for free.

      • Couple
        5.0

        Decent sized room, great to have fridge and kitchenette

        Limited kitchen equipment (no decent sized bowls for example), and an unusual inventory check early in the morning that we were due to check out. Quite odd getting woken up by people letting themselves into your room and checking stuff!

      • Couple
        7.4

        clean, good location, fantastic shower

        The doors slam very loud and it was annoying having students in the toom next door making a lot of noise.

      • Couple
        9.2

        Location was perfect : 10 minutes walking from city center, 3 minutes walking from airport bus stop. The rooms, furnitures etc. are all news, everthing is very clean.

        A bit expensive but it's Edinbourg...

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Staff were welcoming and friendly, the flat was spotlessly clean and the area quiet at night. All sights were a 15 minute walk away.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        Being close to Princes Street, the castle, the Royal Mile etc. Being able to eat in and save money on expensive restaurant meals. I recommend the Shakespeare Bar next to the Usher Hall. Good food at reasonable prices.

        Yhe duvet heated up so much that my legs kept coming out in a heat rash at night and my husband was lying in a damp pool each morning. Yet if we threw it off we bacame chilled. A light blanket in summer would be great.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Friendly staff on arrival, lovely clean room and very good price

        No television

      • Group of friends
        5.0

        The facilities were brand new, including the kitchen utensils.

        The fact that the 2 rooms my family and I occupied were never cleaned during our 3 nights stay. The lack of efficiency of the reception staff - nobody answers the phone and dispite seeing queues, staff still remained talking at the back without caring too much (there was not a single time when I haven't seen a queue in front of the reception). Reason why I only complained (and obviously asked for some kind of compensation) during the check-out. Who wants to be in a queue after having spent the entire day exploring the city? Manager with poor managerial skills - does not supervise the work of the housekeepings and does not seem interested in keeping her commitments with the hotel guests (she promised to write me an email, on the same day of my leaving, regarding my complaint but never did).

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Value for money,

        Have to cook my breakfast. Like to be catered for my away from home. But I knew when I booked that I will have to do it, but I still moan in the morning.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        I thought staff were very helpfull and freindly,also room was very good and clean,also within good distance from centre and lots of places toeat.would defo go there again.

      • Couple
        10.0

        It was an amazing place to stay for a few days while visiting the city. The room was very clean and self-contained. All the facilities were great and the staff was friendly and helpful.

      • Family with children
        9.6

        I think overall is good. In terms of location to tourist attractions, cleaniness, design of the room, space and staffs... One good thing about it (studio) they have a mini kitchen with complete set of cooking utensils except for ingredients are available which are suitable for those who has budgets in terms of food whereby you could just grab a quick packed meal in Tesco (which is down the road) and heat up in the micro or you could jst buy pasta to cook. Hope that you guys could maintained that!!!! Keep the good work....

        I would not say is dislike but would like to give suggestion (i) When I read from the website, it stated that we can leave our baggage for free of charged. However, I actually have placed my luggage with the receptionist after I check out for a couple of hours but they charged me for 6 pounds (although is not much). So would prefer if you could stated slightly clearly in the website in order to avoid misunderstanding. (ii) I would suggest that if Smart at IQ confirmed the booking, it would be best if they could send them the guide on how to get there from airport. I took the airlink from airport and stop at haymarket. With the burden of the luggage bag I have to walk quite a distance as compared to taking Lothian bus and stop right down the road of Groove Street.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Smart Iq Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      69 Grove Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8FD

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Edinburgh
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      • Turnhouse (EDI)
        5.8 mi
      • Dundee (DND)
        35.9 mi
      Train Stations
      • Edinburgh Waverley station
        1.1 mi
      Bus stop
      • 2000 ft
      Restaurants
      • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
        1100 ft
      • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
        1700 ft
      Ski areas
      • Midlothian Ski Centre
        4100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        232

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghSmart Iq

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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