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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

69 Belford Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3DG, Scotland (Formerly Belford Hotel)
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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
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Ranked #143 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived here after an enjoyable 3 hour drive from Newcastle - parking was easy to find as was the reception. Reception staff were very slow and unhelpful, and we waited 15 minutes to have our parking ticket validated while the manager ran around in the bar area doing god knows what. Got to our first room to find a small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The price was cheap comparing to the other hotels in the city. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The room was clean and wide. It is not as bad as the people review here. So, I defintly recommend it

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I paid £64 for a room at this hotel via Hotwire.com - as part of their 'SECRET HOT RATE HOTELS' offer. It was claimed at the time of booking that I was getting a bargain - a room that should be priced at over £120 room - 'a 3 star Princes Street / New Town area hotel'. Crown Plaza, Holiday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an utter disgrace of a hotel, poor service by staff who seem to be scared by the manager, but the biggest gripe is no washing materials in our room and our room wasn't cleaned for the entire three nights of our stay. Floors creek as well, so much so you can't hear the TV if someone is in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here with my family supposedly for 3 nights but from the get go it wasn't going well. We waited in reception for 10+ minutes whilst 3 people stood behind reception and only one person was busy. When we were served the greeting wasn't great. I was in a room which wasn't displayed on the signs. My room was... More 

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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with other reviewers that it is scruffy, some of the rooms have no windows etc but it is very central and you will not find anything else for the price. We had booked a 3 day offer which would normally have been in a windowless room, but at reception they took pity on us and put us in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and it wasn't all that bad considering what I had read on this. Only booked this hotel as friends had already booked here, we opted to go for breakfast as well was great for my husband but I am a bit of a fussy eater so I didn't get full use of that. The bar... More 

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing that hits you is the smell of pure bleach. It will make your eyes water. Whether this is to mask a nasty smell or not, I don't know, but other than that this place ain't that bad. It's ok for a bunch of lads staying for 2 nights on a stag do. I would not take the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the sort of place that makes you weep. Chipped paintwork everywhere, most varnish on the floor worn away and so on. But to add insult to injury I was put into a WINDOWLESS room with twin beds (I had booked a double bed, and no mention was made of the lack of windows) that was cold and damp.... More 

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Walney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here because it was cheap. Far more affordable than any other hotel we could find anyway. We visited the Christmas markets and wanted a place to put our heads down of an evening. We read some terrible reviews and the truth was that it was absolutely fine. It wasn't the ritz nut we knew that before we set off.... More 

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