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Edinburgh House Hotel
Ranked #358 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Awful”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Alarm bells rang when I saw the flashing neon sign in the window. On entering the building we were greeted with an extremely tatty and run down decor with a strong stench of cigarette smoke.
With trepidation we went to our room. This proved to be equally as awful if not worse! The shower room was so small we could barely fit in (neither of us are big by any stretch), the room was so small the only thing in it was a hard bed! All in all a terrible hotel and I would recommend looking around.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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troon
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed in this hotel last night and have to say it left me very confused, on approach it looks like a typical Edinburgh town house , but when you step through the front door it looks tiered and run down, the welcome you receive is very friendly ,professional, and personal,given room directions I discovered a bit of a maze to my room lower ground, at the back ,on finding room 28 I was surprised it was very small, very basic, yet it was warm ,the bed was clean and had fresh sheets, mattress protectors,the shower and toilet were next door and it's been a long time sine I've experienced walking through the hall to the shower in a towel,glad no one saw me.shower was hot and modern design and a lot of thought has gone into it ,it was spotlessly clean,so all in all an odd hotel , the best way I can explain this is if you asked me would I stay there again I would say yes but if you asked me why i couldn't really tell you.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Booked this as a present for my mothers 70th Birthday. I'm aware the price wasn't over expensive and therefore didn't hold out hope for a palace. However...never expected to end up staying in such an unsafe and unfit for human use hotel!
On arrival the staff just about managed to speak English but not only this, they weren't very friendly either. Off we went up to our attic room, to which on the way up there the first incident was that I nearly went flying back down the stairs due to a lose part of the edge of one of the steps.
We get in to the room and first thing we noticed was how cold it was. Although radiators seemed to be on in the hallways, the one in our room wasn't.
The carpet looked filthy and didn't appear to have been hoovered for god knows how long. But hey ho...we thought we hadn't paid an awful lot and we were only staying two nights so stuck with it.
We went out for the afternoon and evening and came back to the room late that night soaking wet due to the rain. We thought perhaps the radiator will be on when we get back so we can dry out but no such luck.... the radiator was obviously out of order and the room very cold.
The first morning we decide to have a shower in what appeared to be a relatively clean bathroom...all be it apart from the dirty shower head and the sink that was cracked and had been glued back on...could have broken and fell at any time. Jumped in the shower and our next little surprise was the fact that the water would just go off every few seconds and come back on when it felt like it.
We then went down to the reception to complaint as to me I was entitled to some recompense. When advising the lady that the place wasn't fit for a human being to stay she actually agreed and said 'I know', which doesn't to me give anyone much confidence.
She didn't offer to help in anyway and didn't really want to know.
Suffice to say, if you want to stay in a hotel where you can barely swing a hamster around in your room, you don't want a shower during your stay, you don't mind being freezing cold and nearly flying down the stairs due to a badly maintained building then you are in the best place. If you do however want a shower and to feel warm, welcome and safe then please DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND DONT STAY HERE!!!! Really this place needs to be shutdown.

Room Tip: Just don't go there!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Very good for a budget hotel, highly recommended. Room One seemed clean enough and tea/coffee making facilities clean and well presented. Bed was very comfortable and clean. Bathroom was modern and very nicely clean indeed. The only thing that stopped this from getting 5 star value for money was the cold water tap in the shower didnt work at all and the fault wasnt corrected during our 2 night stay, real shame as its an essential facility
Leaving aside the cold water problem, we wouldnt hesitate to recommend this for anyone looking for a budget place to stay and 25 mins to city centre wasnt a problem to walk it, although there are plenty of buses as an alternative
All credit to the cleaners, bless em, they did a grand job

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Realy good rooms,i work all around the country n stop at all kinds of hotels bnbs and this one is a 9/10,one of the good ones.its not far to go for food n pubs,theres also pleanty of parking around the place

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My advice? Don't stay here if you wish for a good nights sleep. We were rudely awoken at 6:50am to the sound of a hammer banging outside in the hall. The room was small, but we could deal with that for one night - but what was not the best was the door, it rattled and only had one loose lock.
The paintwork was cracked and tiles were still up in the bathroom, which also had a hole in the ceiling.
The reception was unprofessional and dust was everywhere, and the staff didn't really seem to care at all. The only good part of the stay here was the shower - it was nice, hot and powerful.
I would not stay here again and it has made me wary about staying at self proclaimed 3 stars again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights on a work trip, our room was huge and had everything you could possibly need, large clean bathroom, comfy double bed and bed settee, 2 televisions. It was especially good as the room was semi divided into 2, ideal when travelling with colleagues. One receptionist especially was amazingly helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty for us. Overall this hotel is far from posh, but it's close to the centre, and clean with amazing staff at a very reasonable price.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Edinburgh House Hotel
Address: 90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AY, Scotland (Formerly Balfour House)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #358 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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