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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

69 Belford Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3DG, Scotland (Formerly Belford Hotel)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK. I didn't want to fork out a fortune for a hotel where I was only going to spend the night. I also left my booking a little late (mid-May for mid-Augustus). I read up many reviews both on Tripadvisor and Booking.com. I cannot say I wasn't warned about the poor quality of the establishment. Even so, it was a... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the charm of a Stalinist bunker in an otherwise decent location. The architect should have been buried beneath it. The entrance is past the rear service area with overflowing bins, the rooms dirty, noisy and worn and the whole place chronically understaffed. It took 40 minutes to get through reception as none of the electronic keys worked. Makes Fawlty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is not where you want to be when you're staying in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. At first glance we thought it was just old and tired but on closer inspection it became apparent that the hotel needs serious renovation. We booked a twin room. What we got were 2 camp bed type contraptions so close to the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1st night: noisy room419, woken by traffic at 5am after requesting "quiet room please" @booking.com 2nd night: toilet full of excrement and broken when I returned to changed room 429. 3rd night: toilet working but pan still soiled. 4th night: room not cleaned at all ... On leaving I complained and obtained refund of 1/2 one night's cost to avoid... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was unclean and staff were very rude. It was also very overpriced as it was the fringe festival. On arrival staff did not greet guests and were never willing to help our room was not cleaned every day and they did nothing about it and would not bring fresh towels to the room.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was not clean, The rooms required were not allocated such as a double was a single, On calling the hotel reservation to find the direct telephone number of the hotel. The automated response tells you it will cost 10 pence per minute. Generally when one would call that number it would be offering one of it's venues trade.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having booked this hotel as part of a package to the Edinburgh tattoo, I was most apprehensive as to what I was letting myself in for - particularly as I was entertaining guests from Australia and Thailand.The reviews I had read were, to say the least, off putting. Let me...Just an Honest JOE from Cumbernauld - who has decent standards... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avoid at all costs. The hotel don't even reply too emails, this gives off the impressions there not even bothered about the Customers they get, rubbish security features and the rooms are nothing special either. Just do not go here

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a last minute booking as we couldn't get any of our normal hotels. The difference between a room with and without windows was £10 so we went for without (as it was just an overnight stay and a bed for the night). So attempt 1 at getting into the room took us though security doors that didn't even... More 

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West Yorkshire
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying here for the festival, we're in room 117, it's clean comfortable, all you need. Some of the reviews on here are terrible, it really isn't that bed. The staff are friendly and helpful, and its busy because of the festival. It's expensive to stay in edinburgh for the festival and this is a budget hotel. Good price for the... More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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