Although the "superior" room and its private bathroom had obviously been recently refurbished, inexplicalby they didn't think of putting a connecting door in; not only that, the room door has a closing mechanism, which means it is forced shut with a bang while the bathroom door handle came off - the photos on the website of the room and the bathroom are all older.
The house is ON London Road (the entrance is from Alva Place) with cheap double glazing and poor sound insulation. On top of that the room door has a 2 inch gap at the bottom so that sound from the staircase and the kitchen travels in (and for the same reason not recommended for a romantic weekend!).
Water pressure in the bathroom was pathetic and the "continental" breakfast basic.
The owner was outwardly friendly but actually quite brusk: He explained the gay scene in his usual spiel on arrival whether we wanted to hear it or not (we had been to Edinburgh lots of times and were not there for the saunas), and gave me a "shut up" look when I said that I knew from previous visits.
It's about 20 min fast walk from Edinburgh Waverley, so not really close enough to the centre to go and drop off the shopping before going for a mean (one hour round trip) etc.
Overall, I'd not recommend it.More
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