Came across this hotel by chance on Expedia back in October last year, looking for a cheap 3 night break at a decent hotel with leisure facilities. It had an offer on which made it one of the cheapest, but the reviews were better than I would have expected and continued to be so right up to the date of our stay. Having just got back, I have to say it was very good value for money and the reviews were justified.
Location is 4-5 miles outside the city centre, very quiet but well served by buses with no. 26 round the corner running every 5-10 mins throughout the day and taking 30 minutes to get to/from Princes St.
Fairly old looking building but modernised inside with tasteful decor in the reception, bar and restaurant areas and the rooms. We had 2 adjacent rooms which were on the ground floor and were wheelchair accessible, very big bathrooms and one with a large walk-in shower. Rooms had all the usual facilities, nothing lacking. We were on the front, bit of noise from cars going past but this quietened down at night. Only real gripe was that floorboards all over the hotel were creaky.
Leisure facilities were decent, pool was a good size and gym was well equipped. Would have been nice if there'd been a jacuzzi, looked like there might have been in the past. Complimentary towels were handy.
We booked room only and paid for breakfast, £10 per adult per day but kids eat free which made it better value. Very much worth it, food was good quality in particular the toast and bacon.
Bar area was nice, Sky Sports on a big plasma made good viewing. Free wi-fi throughout also came in handy.
Would definitely return, particularly if I got such a good deal next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edinburgh Capital Hotel has great views across the west of the city and enjoys close proximity and easy access to Edinburgh Airport, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. You are never too far away to explore the sights and sounds of the historic City of Edinburgh. Stylish and comfortable guestrooms with free WiFi, extensive leisure club and substantial free car parking. Westview Restaurant and Bar offers good food at great prices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Number 26 bus operated by Lothian Buses runs a regular service into the City Centre. Whether your stay is business or pleasure, Edinburgh Capital is the perfect choice for a memorable visit to the City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Best Western
- Edinburgh Capital Hotel Scotland