I booked here well in advance, so to pay only £64 for a family of 4, including all you can eat breakfast, on a Bank Holiday, during The Fringe still seemed a real bargain. The hotel is dead easy to find, only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station (that's even with a suitcase and 2 kids in tow) and with an easy to spot 20ft Travelodge sign down the front.
It looks as if the hotel has had a recent spruce up, as the building looks far from new, but the interior was all new and clean. We were met by a friendly face at the reception, although the young man there explained we were too early for our 3pm check-in, we were more than welcome to leave our bags to go explore then return later when our room was ready. The same applied at checkout, we left at 10am, our train wasn't til 6pm but another lovely receptionist happily offered to look after our luggage.
Our room was decent sized, a king-size bed for the 2 big ones, and 2 proper sized temporary singles for our 2 children. I have stayed in other Travelodges, and their temporary beds have been rubbish, so Edinburgh Central gets plus points.
Usual budget hotel facilities are provided, and all very spotlessly clean.....also tea, coffee etc, and a kettle that actually fits under the tap to fill it!! Our room was on the 1st floor, and overlooked the very busy St. Mary's Street. The windows are a double skin arrangement, and I was pleasantly surprised when on closing both, ALL the traffic noise was gone. The downside to this however....no air-con in the room. So one can only imagine in warmer weather how frustratingly hot your room would become, or how noisy your night's sleep is going to get.
All you can eat breakfast buffet, usual hot drinks and juice offerings, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, and a small, but very tasty hot selection, really couldn't be faulted one bit.
This hotel's location is perfect, 2 minutes from the Royal Mile, 10 minutes from Princes Street shops and all main bus routes, and a Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local around the corner for packed lunches.
Edinburgh Central Travelodge is perfect for a stop over, and the company should be proud of their staff too.....but a review star has to be lost due to no-air con in the rooms
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel Edinburgh
- Travel Lodge Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Travelodge
- Edinburgh Travel Lodge
- Travelodge Edinburgh Central Scotland