Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Premier Inn Edinburgh Central

Premier Inn Edinburgh Central

82 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DG, United Kingdom | 08715278366 | Website


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair


The Premier Inn at Lauriston Place is modern and well laid out to provide accessible accommodation.

Transport & Parking


Lauriston Place is a busy area of the city with a hospital, schools and other hotels. Parking is at a premium and there’s limited on street parking for Blue Badge holders. There are some nearby car parks for long stay visit. For public transport you have the option of using taxis (black cabs) which are accessible or the local bus services. Several Lothian bus routes pass by the front door and you can get a day ticket that covers both the buses and the trams. All Lothian buses and the trams are wheelchair accessible.



Access in and around the building The hotel was easy to find as it is well signposted and sites on a prominent corner site. The entrance has wide automated doors and there are not ramps or obstacles to negotiate. I was able to roll straight in with my powerchair. Once inside the reception was to the left hand side of the entrance. There was a dropped section of the reception counter which was good for me. Moving around further and there was a bar and lounge area. Going further on you came to the restaurant. Easy to get in with furniture that was easily moveable to allow for good wheelchair access. To get to the accessible room I had to go up in the lift. There were two lifts and they were spacious. The door clearance was 81 cm and the depth of the lift was 146 cm. The buttons were easy to reach and clear to use. Once upstairs the corridor was a standard style as you see in all Premier inns with carpeted flooring and the occasional fire door to negotiate. The clearance of the fire doors was the narrowest part of my journey and were only 77 cm clearance for my wheelchair. Access in the accessible bedrooms and bathrooms The accessible bedroom had wide door access with a clearance width of 87 cm. Once in the room there was plenty of space to wheel in, move around and get alongside the bed. The bathroom was accessible and included a bath not a wet room. There were plenty of grab handles and it was well laid out. Obviously, not suited to everyone having just a bath. It was spacious enough for me to be able to wheel and turn a full 360-degree circle. There was a transfer space to the right of the toilet (as you look toward it). There were lamps and light switches by the bedside. Importantly for me, there was a power point to charge my powerchair. Access in the dining area The dining area was easy to find and easy for me to get in to as you simply wheel in to the area. The tables and chairs are moveable so it was easy for me to find a spot that suited my powerchair.



There are toilets next to the bar and adjacent to the restaurant area. These include and accessible toilet. Some upgrading work was being undertaken during my visit so I was unable to see them myself.



The staff were helpful and friendly. Happy to answer my questions and offer assistance where they could.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

The Premier Inn may not have the best possible access sometimes but the product is consistent in that you have a reasonable standard of access. Simply be aware that the accessible room’s bathroom can vary between a bath (the norm) and occasionally a wet room. It’s always best to speak directly to the hotel when planning a stay and they can advise you about the room types and other local information


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