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The Original Raj Hotel

6 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JG, Scotland
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The Original Raj Hotel
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Ranked #138 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the money that we paid, the hotel is very good, big room with a very comfortable bed. The breakfast is all right and the staff is nice and it has very good connection with city centre in bus. I just can complain about the shower, the water was not hot enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights to watch the 6 Nations Final at Murrayfield. Was a bit dubious, having read some poor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room (ground floor at the back) was huge, bed was comfortable, and facilities were clean. All in all the Raj is different from usual chain hotels, decor is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I often stay in this hotel, the location is good, Indian style decoration , service is always fantastic and staffs are very cordial , price is reasonable and breakfast is not highly standard but good, but one problem is lighting. someone complain about their lost property , if the guest left it in the hotel then the hotel authority must... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Only stayed one night,pictures online look great but it's actually very run down,broken bed,cracks in walls,not keen on fact they don't let u take ur key out with u and ur locked out and need to buzz to get in.when arriving home I discovered my gold jewellery was missing.it was stollen from my room and reported to police.money also gone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Not the first time I stayed but has been a while... I returned now and found it tired and in need of refurbishment. I asked for a quiet room and was given one at the rear and I had a good night sleep. Bathroom had tiles broken but in place so very dangerous if you step on them. carpet could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed for one night. Paid about 30 for the night. Upon arrival checked in fine and shown room. We only stayed the night to visit the zoo with our daughter and the location was fine. Short distance to were we wanted to be. Couldnt complain was nice and quiet...thanks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited this hotel about 2weeks ago for 2nights. The decor of the hotel was lovely and unique!! Not too far from bus stops or the tram stops- which was very useful!! Didn't sleep very well here due to people coming in late and walking up the stairs- old stairs very creaky! Lovely big rooms and nice and clean but our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Not as fancy as the photos on the website make it out to be! However, it was fine and the staff were very nice e.g. able to leave bags after check out. Breakfast was a bit boring. WiFi very temperamental even on ground floor. Not in the centre but good and easy bus link outside the door and near train... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Booked this hotel and my partner informed me I had made a mistake, looking at the reviews online. Which could have set us in a very mistaken mindset! But the booking didn't give any extravegent claims so we therefore approached it openly. Immediately friendly welcome on arrival. This hotel is individually styled and a relief from chain hotels sameness. Beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

...we booked this hotel as a (very) last minute booking for New Year, at a time when booking hotels is extremely difficult unless you want to pay a heck of a lot of money! As a solution to our problem, it was great. Under £150 for a room with a double bed and a single bed and just 15-minute walk... More 

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