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“A PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD - NO MORE THAN THAT”

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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Ranked #147 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Scotland, United Kingdom
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“A PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD - NO MORE THAN THAT”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

What can I say about this hotel? It was certainly much much better ran when it was the Dragonara, the Menzies and the travelodge! I loved the location when I used to stay with my children - had a decent car park and the travelodge ran it reasonably well - not sure why they sold it!
Things have went downhill since then however in terms of service, food and cleanliness - most of the reviews here are spot on - and the staff - who are no doubt well used to dealing with complaints - gave the impression of being wearied and fed up. You will have a job getting any money back. I certainly did!
If it's just a place to lay your head and you are a backpacker and just want a base within 15 mins of town centre then its passable I guess.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have stayed at this hotel on a few occasions and were very disappointed during our stay this weekend. The previous review written "deceived" by Pennydropt pretty much sums everything up that we felt. It is such a shame as the position is very handy for the Modern art gallery and Princess St. I do hope that the Hotel is quickly refurbished and given a good housekeeper because it was very tatty and dirty.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

From the photo given for the hotel we were led to believe we were booking a picturesque riverside hotel. Okay there is a dirty river which runs out the back which is accessible via a muddy walk over a broken carpark if you go looking for it. The concrete carpark and bins view of the hotel which greets you is another story. Once you push your way through the fog of smokers at the front door the reception is welcoming and staff are polite. You then have to go back out and pay your first £5 pay and display ticket for parking. You will have to be back every 24 hrs to make sure this is topped up. After making your way through the badly trolley marked corridor you come to the lifts with the broken floor tiles which will take you to your floor. Follow the scuffs and chips in the paintwork left by the housekeeping trolley to your room. Here we found that the door wouldn't open properly because the door closer on the back knocked against the wardrobe. The wardrobe which had one of it's three doors nailed closed and a handle missing contained a grand total of 3 hangers each. The furniture is scratched and chipped, the carpet is not hoovered, I don't know what was splattered on the ceiling or what had left the stains running down the walls. The mould on the windows was thick. There were tea/coffee making facilities with odd sized mugs but no teaspoons or any other means of stirring your drink or retrieving your teabags. The bed was comfortable but very noisy at the slightest movement. The bathroom had a good display of mould both on the tiles and the seals, lots of holes from previous positionings of fittings and a plug for the basin with a hole in the centre of it. The bath had been patched but the patch was now in need of patching. There was no hot water during our 3 day stay. At night we had to block the 2 inch gap under the bedroom door to try to reduce the light flooding in from the corridor, but the 2 red lights on the smoke detector that flashed above the bed every 5 seconds were not so easy to ignore. The room was comfortably warm but the noise from outside made us check to see if the window was open on several occasions. A good hair dryer was provided. An iron was available from reception but the ironing board was fit for the tip. Housekeeping do no more during your stay, than top up the dirty drinks holder and empty the bins. Admittedly, this hotel is one of the lower priced accommodations available but even this is deceptive by the time you've paid for your parking. This hotel needs a lot of money spending on refurbishment and training the house keeping staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

At first we thought it not far from town, but walk long away and finally arrived the hotel, it was like travel lodge, bit disappointment then got into the room, three beds and small bathroom, but no tv remote so we asked and wait, but we were out most of the time and on the last day we had breakfast at the hotel, it was bit crowed need more space, waiting for the food to arrive and need more staff, wouldn't go there again, rather in central so make it easier especially with my disability. The reason we were there to celebration our 17 years anniversary.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Booked in for valentines night paid extra for valentines break bed and breakfast bottle of bubbly got to the hotel spot lights were broken hanging off , no tv remote asked reception the man told me he would bring one down in 5 minutes waited 1 hour had to go up again still no remote didn't get given one at all , no bubbly had to ask for that too was ment to be in room to start with. The food was disgusting, hard bacon wasn't correct colour looked out of date would never EVER RECOMMEND this place

  • Stayed February 2014
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Yorkshire
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We were treated to a night away for a Christmas present with friends. Hotel ok staff friendly and helpful. Room could have been a little cleaner but more grubby than dirty. Drinks and food excellent. Overall a very pleasant time was had and for cheap & cheerful would recommend

Room Tip: We had a room 218 which looked out onto the weir at the back of the hotel much quieter
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Travelled up for the rugby last minute; on arrival an extra bed was fitted into our room - reception very helpful and friendly.

Had problem with hot warer been luke warm, but Martin hotel manager resolved the problem personally.

Rooms are basic but clean and tidy, great value for what you pay. 10 mins walk to Murrayfield and Princess St in other direction. Would come again

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Address: 69 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DW, Scotland (Formerly Belford Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #147 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Edinburgh Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Waters of Leith in the West end of Edinburgh City Centre, the Britannia Hotel Edinburgh has 178 bedrooms and is conveniently located within easy reach of many of the city's major attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Edinburgh West End Hotel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Travelodge
Edinburgh Travel Lodge
Britannia Edinburgh Hotel Scotland

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