Edinburghhouse Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed here for the weekend with my daughter's. A good twenty minutes walk from the train station and half way down the road. First impressions, young girl behind the reception just checked us in with no information, noticed WiFi was £3 a day, rip off. Breakfast was £8 for a continental, you will get cheaper out and about. Managed to find our room by ourselves. On the way noticed in need of a decorating wall paper mismatched, doors scruffy. Our room we walked in to no heating turned the radiators on but nothing. We were only dropping off our bags going straight out. Came back to the heating being on but the radiators were just warm. Shut the curtains as best we could as felt we might pulled them down as they were so hard to close. We had a double and a single bed, bathroom was clean and so were the towels. We had five lights only two worked and very dim. Next morning woke up to 0deg outside no heating on, same thing the next morning, only it was - 3, we were going to complain when we checked out, reception was shut, left the key with the cleaner. My advice book else were.
Not great at all, tiny room nowhere near enough for two people walk through the door straight into the bed! Ceiling light had no cover on and lots of cobwebs. Plug socket wire exposed next to where the kettle goes on the floor ( fantastic health and safety!) mucky marks on the walls. More hair in the sink than on my head, curtains don’t shut without virtually ripping them off the rail. Tv remote taped together which still didn’t work. Radiator didn’t work so was absolutely freezing all night. Bannister rail very rickety carpets stained and filthy! All in all I would definitely stay away just so glad we didn’t book for breakfast to be included. We are now staying in a lovely hotel for half the price.
this place was clean, not very central, you have to pay for wifi. Breakfast if you want it is 8 pounds. It wasn't my best choice, and i wouldn't stay there again. the staff was nice. My room was the smallest, with 2 small beds. Not impressed.
My most worrying concern that I want people to be made aware of is that we were given one key to use for both the room and the front door enterance so clearly one shape of key fits all! I always keep an open mind when booking cheap accommodation. This should not be classed as a hotel. Our boxroom was shocking. Wires are exposed, sellotape holding the remote together, dusty cobwebs dangling from the ceiling, stained furnishings and a strange looking wardrobe that could only fit one of my partners jackets. The door almost hits off the bed on entering-far too small for two people. They also need to try and get some of the marks off the walls. Far better budget hotels in Glasgow. For this place to be getting away with this in the capitol is a disgrace
When we pulled up outside the place we thought it looked a bit tatty and could do with a bit of clean up with the brick work. The reception area was in the dinning room. They gave as a room which was off to right of the main hallway, the room was dark and the only window was about 10 ft high, had to stand on a chair to open the blind but it didn't make much difference so we asked to be moved to another room which they did. The room we ended up with was on the first floor over looking the road, it was big, it had a double bed, 2 singles and a private bathroom, T.V and tea coffee area( could of done with bigger cups). the bed was hard and creaky. The room could of done with a lick of paint and either get rid of the dark wood paneling or paint over it with a lighter colour. They charged £8 each for breakfast which we didn't bother with. Wi-fi was charged at £3(i think) to connect (didn't bother as i had a strong 4G signal) The Hotel is about a 1 mile walk to Princes Street. Parking is on the street and is free. Once we had parked the car we left it there till it was time to leave.
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 :)
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35% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 419 reviews