This was the second hotel of our Scotland road trip. We stayed for two nights.
We are a family of 4, two adults and two teenagers.
Booking.com receipt stated parking 'available'. This is actually outside the hotel - on a very narrow, busy road; we spent a lot of time worried about our car.
The room was small, squeezing in one double bed, and two single beds. The shower / toilet was basically a converted wardrobe.
The room was dusty, and was in need of decoration. It was noisy and difficult to sleep.
There was a floor standing lamp in the room, which had no fittings or bulb. The wardrobe was broken, and the windows did not close properly. The door handle of the actual room was coming off, we struggled to get into our room.
Edinburgh City is about a 1.5 mile walk away. Leith is not the prettiest area, and it was difficult to find places to eat nearby. The receptionist (on our arrival) did not help us with this at all. We did eventually find a nearby, local pub called the 'Persevere' on Easter Road, which was friendly, and the food was delicious.
Breakfast was continental (we had to pay extra for this). Ingredients were all 'saver' varieties - no frills - and no attempts to hide this. The bread was mouldy.
The 'stand in' receptionist on this day (an Asian lady) was extremely friendly, helpful and chatty. She advised on places to eat and to visit.
We were glad to leave, and would not return.
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