Due to lack of availability in Edinburgh with the Tattoo and Fringe festival I booked this hotel.
The location is one of it's redeeming features located near to Haymarket railway station. The building itself was quite grand in it's day but unfortunately that day has long since gone. The spiral staircase no lift would be a bit of a problem for any elderly or disabled customers. I was contacted by the hotel on route to tell me the room I had booked was not available because of water damage, but after I said we were 20 minutes away another room was sourced.
Room 9 with a four poster bed complete with swags and tails was the allocated abode. Please see pictures the em suite bathroom bore more water marks than a Basildon Bond writing pad and on trying to shut the sash window in the bathroom the edge of the window came off obviously a long standing problem. After showering the water was hot unlike earlier reports, I found the hairdryer the second advantage of this hotel it had at least an eight foot cord enabling hair drying all over the room and at a pinch outside in the passage. For the price I paid I would have at least expected breakfast but no that was extra but to be honest I couldn't find anywhere they could serve it, so I had to make do with a cuppa in a plastic cup in the bedroom!
Day 2 this changed to a polystyrene cup for extra heat retention.
All in all an experience but not as we know it Jim!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Edinburgh Ritz Hotel was originally built as a town house in the 1860s right on the edge of Edinburgh's historic New Town right in the heart of the city. After a spell housing the Scottish Coal Board the building was converted into a boutique Hotel 50 years ago.Every effort has been made to retain the original features, including the beautiful cornices, rose crowns and staircases, whilst simultaneously providing guests with all necessary mod-cons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
- Ritz Hotel Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Ritz
- Ritz Edinburgh Scotland