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Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #66 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Situated 5 minutes walk from Waverley station the hotel is in an ideal location for visiting the Zoo, Yacht Britannia and is 5 minutes walk from the transport to take you there. Shops, bars and restaurants are all very close. Room was as expected for a Travelodge which was clean and tidy. Staff on reception when needed were helpful. A tip if needing to leave luggage anywhere the bus station has far cheaper lockers than the rail station and is not far away. Also all the buses are change only with the Zoo/Yacht coating £1.50 per adult and 70p per child each way. If making a few trips on the bus a day ticket can be bought for £4.10. As the hotel goes I'd use it again and for the price is a bargain for a City centre hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

I needed a room at very short notice and managed to get one for a bargain price here. The room was spotless, cosy and comfortable and I had an amazing long lie in the very comfortable bed! Service was quick and efficient; just what I needed after a long flight arriving at midnight!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

A good choice if you want a cheap, no-frills room within walking distance of all central Edinburgh's attractions. Room was comfortable. Amenities limited to flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making and a bar of soap, but if all you need is a bed for the night, a toilet and a shower, then Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place is perfect for a short stay right in the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights and have prevoiusly stayed in other travelodge's. It was clean and spacious. They came round every morning to clean and put in clean coffee cups and plastic glasses and more coffee, sugar and milk. they have hairdryers at reception you can borrow for the stay. The only thing i didnt like was no free wi-fi, it was expensive, £5 per hour or £20 a day, couldnt get on any other wi-fi networks so they must block it somehow. Its a short walk to the bus station, everything is so near by. They dont do breakfasts but there is a fab cafe called Snax round the corner.

Room Tip: ive only stayed once in 1 room so i couldnt give a tip on choosing a good room but i was on floor -2...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We arrived by train and were pleasantly surprised by the proximity to the Waverley Station. There was a local shop nearby to purchase essentials. The room was compact but very clean and the control worked on the room radiator.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We moved here after being transferred from Travelodge Queen Street, due to experiencing problems with their disabled entrance into the hotel.

This hotel has just undergone a complete make-over. Check-in was swift and simple. We were allocated a room, and left our luggage with the friendly receptionist (check-in is at 15:00)

Reception is small, but has a couple of hot drink and food/beverage machines.

Room: 306 - disabled room
This is on the top floor, accessed via two small lifts, through a fire door and first on the left.

The room is large enough (not massive) for a scooter and two people. The room was cleanish - there was still dust and a pubic hair on the Travelodge infamous light-headboard, but the bed was extremely comfortable even though the bed was a twin converted. The bathroom was ok, but the toilet was about 30cm off the floor - which would cause problems for most abled people, not alone disabled people. There was an accessible shower, and sink. Two towels, and one hand towel (no floor towel) provided. There was also a large amount of dust in the bathroom, especially on the pipes.

Noise: considering we were on the front of the hotel, the room was very quiet (except on the second night when we were kept awake by kids playing and screaming - throughout the night; but that's not Travelodge's fault!)

I managed to get in and out of the hotel fine on my own, but it was easier with my fiancé.

One complaint - when we checked out after four trouble-free nights, I asked the receptionist whether I could leave my broken-down scooter in reception for two hours until our train - she was not only rude, and unhelpful, but discriminatory in her actions. I believe her name is Kelly MacDonald.

Meals
Although you can buy the usual box of continental breakfast on check-in, I really wouldn't bother, there is a wonderful Cafe next door called Pep and Fodder who serve lovely cooked/cold/takeaway or eat in breakfasts.

Cleanliness:
In the four days we stayed we had a few problems, where the room wasn't serviced until very late in the afternoon (after 16:30); and where were weren't provided with towels; soap, new tea/coffee/sugar/milk etc. But reception will gladly provide these for you when asked. Our sheets weren't changed during our stay either - something that I would prefer. I think next time I'll make four separate bookings, so that they have to service the room fully!

TV
Reception was ok, and we received about 10-15 channels. However, Travelodge have locked the ability to make the TV brighter/dimmer etc. Our TV was very dark, but since we weren't bothered (I mean, we were in Edinburgh - there's too much to see and do to watch TV!!), we didn't ask for it to be changed.

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In the best part of town for tourists wishing to do old town, which is relatively close (just over North Bridge). There are many restaurants (of all price brackets) around.

Mobility
Please also note, that the Lothian Mobility truck, that rents out mobility scooters to those in need, parks right outside this hotel between 10:00 and 16:00. Rather handy when my scooter broke down. A fabulous service, provided by a wonderful man!

I would definitely stay again, just for the area.

Room Tip: Top floor front/back - Room 306 for a disabled room
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

If you stay here, insist on a room at the back; the amount of street noise is amazing. You have to close the double glazing and, in the absence of air conditioning, roast! Otherwise it is not bad - but there no restaurant, even for breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 17 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #66 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £48 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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