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“DO NOT STAY HERE YOU ARE BETTER STAYING IN YOUR CAR” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Meldrum Arms

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The Meldrum Arms
Ranked #2 of 2 Oldmeldrum B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“DO NOT STAY HERE YOU ARE BETTER STAYING IN YOUR CAR”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

cant write a reveiw didnt stay long enough walked in looked at room walked out stayed in another hotel you have been warned this is the most horrible hotel i have ever seen trading standerds should visit and get it closed down

Room Tip: do not stay here you will need powerwashed to clean yourself when you leave
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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6 Thank andrew k
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

This hotel should be condemned! Arrived..no one on reception..wandered through dark hotel. Found bar. Asked barman for key. Barman asked me to pay upfront..should have been a clue. He showed me to room Along a dark threadbare dirty corridor, took a lot of work to open door with key.. Finally opened it.. Hmm old fashioned..hole in wardrobe door covered with sellotaped picture of a dove. Checked bedding, was clean. Bathroom very dated but cleanish. Whole place was v cold. Shower was useless. Walls were v thin could hear everything from room next door and people walking along corridor. Eventually got to sleep. Woke up for breakfast. Went downstairs, didn't know where to go and no one to ask. Found room next to reception in darkness managed to see loaf of bread at a toaster made toast. Was total self service and not my idea of a continental breakfast. Cutlery and crockery was dirty. And no one to ask for more place was deserted. Went out for day, returned and bed, woke next morning still having found no staff.. Tried to check out..so left keys sitting on reception and went to the beautiful meldrum house hotel for breakfast, not to be confused with this tip! So..would I stay there again? No bloody way

Room Tip: Don't go here!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Victoria M
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

This hotel is awful, worst hotel I have ever been in ever! RUDE STAFF - Indian man served us and he clearly didn't give a sh1ts! Can't believe this place even exists, awful!

Dirty sheets, dirty rooms, uncomfortable beds, rude staff... What else is there to say to discourage ANYONE staying here?

DO NOT STAY HERE!

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 Thank Rebecca3322
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

No positives about this place at all,pictures on website do not relate on any way to room that I was allocated (rm 4) very run down,dirty & uncomfortable.All facilities are very lacking including staff attitude & the DIY breakfast.Spoke to other residents & they agreed with all & more of these comments,if you can avoid it do not stay here. PS £45.00 was what the stay cost per night.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 2101Sparky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Filthy, manky, horrible place! Rooms are minging, staff don't speak english and are utterly rude! The Indian restuaurant is a joke! Wouldn't feed this food to my dog! Staff shaggin most of the local single mums!

  • Stayed September 2012
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10 Thank ebeneezar
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Just got back from staying here for two nights and have an awful stomach bug convinced I picked something up from the room, which I felt hadn't be cleaned properly for a very long time! Totally over priced should have been half of what we paid and it is definitely not a 'continental' breakfast. I felt like was in a run down hostel- don't stay here!!

Room Tip: The Redgarth up the road is meant to be lovely
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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5 Thank charlesst_12
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night on a business trip as not much else in area. Awful place, totally run down, staff not around, must prepay on arrival and then no staff in morning. Small, threadbare dormitory room, with cold boxed cereal in AM at exorbitant price.

  • Stayed May 2012
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4 Thank TLicata
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Property: The Meldrum Arms
Address: South Road, Oldmeldrum AB51 0AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Oldmeldrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Oldmeldrum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small but comfortable country inn nearby the Glen Garioch Distillery in the town of Old Meldrum. Set amidst beautiful countryside. An ideal base for exploring the Aberdeenshire countryside. Shooters, fishers and golfers are made most welcome by the friendly staff. ... more   less 
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