After reading several reviews, I have to say that I disagree with some of them and find them a bit harsh given that this is a 2* hotel and we found it to be good value for money. We were in Edinburgh during the Madonna concert and as much as I agree that it was noisy at night thanks to the late revelers, we know that there wasn't much the owners could do about the noise. Would you expect them to stand at the door at the a.m hours and tell people to be quiet as they come in? not really.
On arrival we were greeted by a really friendly and smiley lady who checked us in and explained where everything was before helping us with one of our suitcases. She also explained that it is an old Victorian building so it is impossible to have a lift built in; which was understandable.
Our room was very clean, as much as I looked for dust there wasn't any, the downside is that it had a faint smell of old carpet and the curtains need some upgrading.
Another con is that the website does not put it clear that there is no tv in the rooms (Not that we were keen on watching the telly) but it would have been nice to know before coming.
Breakfast was served rather early and the fruit cocktail was very refreshing. Given that my husband is a professional butcher by trade, he mentioned that the quality of bacon and sausages was excellent (It takes someone who knows meat well to note that by the way). The owners were very friendly, so were the ladies working there.
Our overall experience was very good and I will look forward to going back although I will make sure I ask for a different room.
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