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“A long walk and no breakfast.”

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Edinburgh House Hotel
Ranked #357 of 394 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We visited Edinbugh recently and absolutely loved the City, it was amazing and will definately be returning, however what we will not return to is this hotel. We were surprised by the size of the rooms however, the carpets are grimey and lead to a smell that pervades the hotel. The beds are not beds they are fabricated boxes with very uncomfortabel mattresses on them. The bathroom is presentable but unfortunately the shower is very quirky and did not work properly. The worst part however is that we did not get to have breakfast, we were told it was served until 10am and when we went down at 9.30am the room was locked up. The Hotel is not close to the centre it is a good twenty five minute walk and over. It is not worth the price they charge, i am sure you could get much better for a far more competitive price.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

At the bookingtime the Room details were: 1 double room Double bed, Private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, Coffee/tea making facilities, fan.
To me this means: Wi-Fi -is- included!
At arrivel they asked £ 3/day. The budgetplaces is not correct representing their offer.
the £ 5 breakfast is poor quality. The 2nd day we went out for breakfast.

Room Tip: Price/quality is poor
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank PJO159
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It was basic accomodation, the guy on the desk was very pleasant, our roof was *compact* it has to be said, but it was clean. Dated perhaps but for a one night stay it was absolutely fine. For the money we paid (£45.00 for the room no breakfast for the two of us) it was absolutely fine. Had a small tv and dvd player, so all in all no probs at all.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the 2nd floor coombed ceiling rooms, very small.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank wbdodds
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We booked here because it was bank holidays and we couldn't find anything more central. We consider the price was too high and we had some other expectations about the hotel but the room was nice with a clean and spacious bathroom.

Breakfast is not included and they should have provided us of some other facilities like hair-dryer but at the end we enjoyed it and we think that in any other time of the year with a more reasonable price it would be a good option.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sergicanela
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Hotel is not worth, what they charge for!! They charge for hotel and basic amenities were missing. No shampoo or body wash was provided. instead hand wash was given in shower. The room shown in picture does not match with real room actually given. Overall, not recommended.




Room Tip: Not recommended. Seemed to be quite an old establishment.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Saloni S
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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.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jo R
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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.

Room Tip: Ask for a big room with a window
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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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 #357 of 394 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: £30 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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