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The Original Raj Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a lovely hotel staff friendly helpful had a nice breakfast bed so comphy had a ground floor room which was spacious very clean nice big fluffy towels only thing i could fault was think a shower curtain would be better rather than a screen

1Thank Pat C
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spent one weeknight in a petit double room which cost £42 and we were quite impressed. Room was bigger than expected with pleasant decoration and was clean enough. Bathroom needs upgrading but I feel that this was reflected in the rate and it was nice to have an ensuite as opposed to a shared bathroom. Only complaint is that the...

2Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were sad to leave. The Excellent Breakfast. Fresh Fruit, Fresh Bread, Freshy brewed Coffee.Fresh Pati, Fresh Cheeses and hams from all over the word. The Service was WOW. From John the Manager to Eilidh, Nathan the Reception Staff to Callum, Lee, Kinrad and Joanne. All cheerful, all willing too do whatever service a guest needed. From phoning Taxi's to...

3Thank Thinking_of_y0u
greater manchester
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just stayed here for 2 nights. First impressions were ok, staff member who booked us in was very nice and even gave us the £1.60 bus fare should we want to go back into town. Room was okish! No coffee, hardly any sugar, no milk, no teaspoons. I did ask on the way out for teaspoons and when we got...

1Thank elaineo2
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Thankfully we only spent 7 hours in this hotel and we were asleep for 6 of those. We checked in late after a great afternoon and early evening in Edinburgh. Parking in the side streets is free over the weekends (see there is at least one positive) We charged up our electronics braved the bathroom and went out into the...

1Thank Darren M
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Bed bugs crawling over you...enjoy your next 3 weeks with typical bite paths. Breakfast was more than twice as expensive as in a near cafe and really nothing. It's quite rude to run a hotel like this.

4Thank HeinrichDibbs
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Nothing could have prepared us for our arrival to OR. The exterior looked impressive but that disappeared once you crossed the threshold. Unfinished paintwork. Tired furniture, carpets uneven and loose especially across the door threshold. Our room, no plug in sink, lights not working, beds hardly made, after inspecting the cleanliness gave up after seeing what was viewed between the...

1Thank Kath P
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The OR Hotel is a great hotel for exploring Edinburgh for a short break. The hotel itself is located at the end of the Haymarket almost at Murrayfield. This location is great for watching the Rugby of catching a concert. The hotel itself has great size rooms and very helpful staff. The breakfast is a good cold buffet and staff...

1Thank Scott G
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. Friendly staff (thank you John) and what a beautiful room. Made our stay in Edinburgh memorable. Well worth a visit, fantastic price and we will definitely be back for another visit. Corrie & Alex

2Thank Corrie B
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The Stuff is very friendly. The rooms are big enough (if you book as suite u will have 3 rooms) and the siutes have a nice view. Bus stop is in Front of the hotel. You can catch a bus to the airport nearby. The room was relativley clean for UK Standards. In comparision to Germany a catastrophe.

2Thank Richard C

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Original Raj Hotel

Address: 6 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: £39 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Original Raj Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Add breakfast to your booking”
 of 5 bubbles Thinking_of_y0u, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the OR”
 of 5 bubbles kathp2015, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms are spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 837lizab, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful views from front rooms on top floor”
 of 5 bubbles bingbong98, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles SaraYu1, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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