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Edinburghhouse Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was only 7 sq. m. in total size - double bed, which creaked whenever either of us moved a muscle, mattress had seen better days. OK bathroom, no room for even a chair in the room. All reception staff encountered had poor English & none knew very much about Edinburgh - learnt more from other hotel guests! Only saving grace was the hotel's location - 15 minute bus ride from the city centre & the fact that parking was available on the street outside the hotel. Would not recommend staying there to anyone. Had to go up a flight of stairs, down a corridor & then down another flight of stairs to access our room. Felt like a bit of a fire-trap. Public areas of the hotel needed upkeep & revamping. Had to pay for wi-fi (£3) & had to have 2 passwords - one went until 10pm & another after that, but reception staff didn't tell you that! Waste water pipe ran thru our room's ceiling - noisy all night.

What can I say I read the reviews and thought it couldn't be as bad as what everyone said, but believe me it was!!! It was an absolute dump and shouldn't be allowed to have guests staying in such a slum! I was booked in for 4 nights and left after 1! Complained to Booking. Com and requested a full refund!!!! AVOID THIS HOTEL AT ALL COSTS.

We were given a room in what appeared to be the attic the room was small and dirty and damp, I asked for another room and was moved to a room which was better but still not great. How this hotel has 3 stars I do not know I wouldn't give it 1!!! The whole building is tired and dirty looking, needless to say we won't be back!!

Good little place about 15 min walk from Waverley train station Staff were nice room was good as we just wanted somewhere to sleep after a day at the fringe The area has a good selection of shops and restaurants that have a great atmosphere would recommend this place

Getting a hotel for a short overnight stay on my way to St. Andrews/Anstruther during The Fringe was nothing short of a miracle. The Edinburgh House Hotel was quiet —facing a park; it was clean, the staff was welcoming and helpful, the bed comfortable and there was plenty of hot water :)

I stayed here for two nights with two friends in a family room. The room itself was a bit on the small side and we had to go up two flights of stairs to access it, one of which was steep and the handrail was falling off the wall. The en-suite was modern and clean. The beds were comfortable enough, although the sheets had quite a few stains on them. The room as a whole was clean, although it needed a good dusting as it set off my allergies. Parking was easy to find on the road outside. Some of the other guests were very loud and the walls were very thin. There was also a large gap under the door of our room so we could hear every movement in the corrider outside. The TV worked but had to be auto-tuned every time we turned it on.

I'm never one to complain, as I'm easty pleased, however this place was not clean in slightest & that's all I personally ever expect at least. I was here for a hen night, staying with the bride to be. First thing I was welcomed to was kids running around the hallway shouting etc, perfectly fine as kids will be kids! I then walked up 2 flights of stairs, one set which are very narrow with a very loose bannister hanging off the wall. I then got to the room & the door couldn't open fully for the "wardrobe" that couldn't fit a pair of shoes in, I had my case so I kept my things in that. The room is very small. I noticed that the carpets were very dirty & I also noticed the stains and marks and loads of dust on the bed side tables, the walls ( which were half painted too ), the door had clearly had a hole put into which was covered up with very light brown paint. The light on the ceiling had nothing covering it & the bed side light has cob webs and hotels and stains on it. After coming back from our night out we head straight to bed & was awakened by kids running about the halls, screaming and shouting and slamming the doors (that are very squeaky). That plus a very hard bed which has given me a sore neck & back. If you like to pay over the price for something I would class as a 1 * hotel then this is perfect for you. However I didn't like paying £80 for this when we could have got somewhere cleaner for the same price or less!

This is not a hotel it is a hostel and very basic. Breakfast is cereal at £8! TV didn't work in my room which had a bathroom on the floor below. Having asked if they had parking for motorcycles over the phone and told yes, on arrival we were told it would be best to put them in the garden as some had been stolen recently. A truly horrible experience from start to finish.

To describe this place as a hotel is a bit extreme. For a start the reception is in the "dining hall" which consisted of 4 or 5 tables and a few cereals for breakfast. Breakfast was not included in the rate and it did not seem worth it to pay for a small selection of cereals, toast and some fruit. The Wi-Fi was shocking although they had multiple servers to connect to we had to pay for the Wi-Fi to get any sort of signal and it was very slow. The lights in our bedroom appeared connected to the lights in the hall when one would turn off ours would go off aswell. The walls were paper thin and even a conversation from the room next door was beard loud and clear. The reception was only open during the day meaning we didn't even check out we just abandoned our keys on a hall table. Location wise it was a bit of a walk into town and I wouldn't stay here again.

We stayed here two night and hadn't seen any reviews prior to our stay...here is the list of horrors after day 1 (we leave tomorrow or we would check out) 1. Beds are very hard 2. Mold in shower 3. Loud at night: pathway of pub closures =awake at 4am 4. You have to pay for internet; we had to PROVE we already paid 5. When we arrived early, we planned to sight see prior to check in, my husband asked to use the bathroom. The counter person told him there was a public restroom down the street! Really!! We found it inside the building and used it anyway 6. It is very unkept building - ex: windowsill looks like it may come apart if I open/close window I REPEAT...do not stay here!!

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room (Attic)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 411 reviews