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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Ranked #147 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Don't quite understand what all the terrible reviews are about. Stayed here with my husband last weekend and it was great! The room was fine. Clean, plenty of room with tea / coffee facilities, hairdryer plus a brilliant view. We both slept well and weren't bother by any noise. Breakfast has been much maligned but we found it to be perfectly fine. The staff are great and , more importantly , the location is fantastic!! This is a decent Budget hotel.

Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Very dated with a room that could be found in the Soviet Union. The carpet was stained, the window was locked closed and we had a little heater with barely worked, there was dead flies in the lights and the staff were pretty much non existent. We had some very noises neighbours that disturbed us through the night. The cleaner never bothered to take out our rubbish which lied there for two days. Breakfast never served potato scones, the whole trip was worth it simply because we had each other and had the city to explore and enjoy. We couldn't even cuddle in bed because it was two twin beds put together. The fat English ladies was a constant noise through the walls and the tv remote barely worked. I'm just glad we had the trip but the Britannia should be destroyed and be rebuilt with a park and a tiny grave which no one would visit

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We bought a two night stay from Groupon for this hotel as we especially wanted to go to Edinburgh at the end of February. The picture of the hotel looked good, on the banks of Leith water, but I couldn't access any pictures of the rooms or restaurant. Not a suprise now. It is the first time I have stayed anywhere that does not have any drawers any where. No mirror over the sheet of plywood that was the dressing table and to call the dining area a restaurant was a joke. It was like a transport cafe. However it was clean and the staff were very friendly and hard working, turning their hand to many jobs including the chap on reception clearing the breakfast tables. I wouldn't use it again but it would be good for workers or students.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed on way up to Inverness.The hotel due to size from outside you expect to be lovely inside its not its basic.Our room was clean and shower was ok.TV worked but room cold had to sleep with heater on but this was not a problem.new quilt needed as its too thin.I have a back problem and the lumpy mattress did not help At all so bad night had.Tea and coffee provided but no biscuits.Room was above extractors but not noisy and backed into the river which was nice .
We went to the bar around 8pm and were told food had stopped when its advertised 9pm so we ventured up the road but found nothing so no supper ;-/ the staff on bar lovely on reception they ok.The eating and drinking/bar needs warming up it felt like a school canteen.All in all ok stay but couldn't have stayed longer as not comfortable enough for me.Shouldn't have to pay extra for parking in the car park that belongs to the hotel either find this very strange.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.

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Additional Information about Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

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 149 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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