We paid £97 for 2 of us to stay a night at the Hotel Etterick, this was booked in January 13,
so it wasn't that they were given short notice.
On arrival booking in took quite a while for someone to appear at the reception desk.
We were allocated a tiny little box room on the second floor that only had a skylight window [which was closed and too high for us to reach it].
The temperature in the room was immense, and we were only supplied with a fan, which was of little or no use.
The room was tiny and cramped. The bathroom was little more that a broom cupboard size, fitted with a [noisy] saniflow toilet and sink that you constantly bumped into when trying to move around and a sliding door that had no internal handle and just by luck didn't shut properly.
There were no complimentry biscuits supplied with the tea & coffee.
I asked at reception to be moved but was told there were no rooms available.
The friendliness and helpfullness of the staff are their saving grace.
The breakfast was ok, but not what I would call a full scottish though! Although Haggis was offered on the menu we didn't get any or even offered an explanation as to it's absence. Overall I would not rush to recommend this hotel to anyone unless you are guaranteed a decent room with windows.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Ettrick Hotel offers 3 star accommodation in Edinburgh within the mature, leafy, Victorian suburbs to the south of Edinburgh city centre. The Hotel provides the perfect getaway from the bustle of Edinburgh whilst still being within walking distance of The Old Town. Whether you're a business traveller looking for corporate accommodation or a family enjoying a fun filled break or family occasion in Edinburgh, you'll receive a warm welcome at The Royal Ettrick Hotel. With free parking in our private car park and ease of access to the Edinburgh bypass any travelling is simple and relaxed. Superb public transport links also service the hotel, with two main bus services into the heart of the city stopping directly in front of the hotel. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi via fibre optic broadband throughout the hotel which is of great benefit to guests and especially for corporate events. ... more less
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