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The Original Raj Hotel

6 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JG, Scotland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reading previous reviews I was a little sceptical but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes the decor is ready for refreshing but the room was clean and the bed linen was clean and freshly laundered. No bed bugs anywhere. The hotel has a great character with the the Indian themed rooms and the staff were friendly and helpful so again no... More 

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Wayne PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights and were badly bitten by bed bugs. We emailed the hotel after we left and told them, they did not give us the courtesy of a response. The hotel is dirty and very tired. Breakfast was minimal. We would NEVER stay there again.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of the Edinburgh Festival it was not possible to book less than 4 consecutive nights in the bigger hotels in the center of the city, so we ended up here based on Booking.com recommendations since we needed a single night before heading out on a tour of Scotland. Despite the lovely photos, much of the furniture is threadbare, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was a bit of rubbish bread toast, a banana and muesli. Rooms dated and dirty. Staff unfriendly and surly. No parking. Location good - but loads better around the area. Rooms dirty and dated.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were extremely pleasant and the best part of the hotel The rooms were basic and a touch tired in need of some attention. Unfortunately there is only wifi on the ground floor. Breakfast is basic and adequate. There is a bus stop outside that takes you in to the centre for £1.50. In summary wifi and a lick... More 

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Tours, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could be a very nice place to stay because of the style 's house and the area, quiet and practical with bus just near. BUT, all seems old, beds, bathroom.. Indian style, hum, saris curtains mismatched, no Wi-Fi upstairs and a breakfast not really representative from a such "high class" hotel. The worth breakfast we had in Scotland... If you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Everything was standard about this hotel. Fresh bathroom with a cumbersome shower (it usually is). The changed the towels every day! (Five nights we spent here). Ok bed, which was made every day. Kettle in the room with a basket containing coffe, tea, milk and sugar (was refilled every day). Wifi worked really good for us both in our room... More 

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Aachen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The hotel is close to the city center and there is a bus station right outside the hotel. It is still quiet neighbourhood. The rooms are in a really poor condition. Our carpet was full of hair and dirt. It looked like it has never been cleaned before. The furniture felt the same. It was really sticky. The wifi is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Spent our anniversary here. Staff are quiet but helpful an the rooms are fantastic. Excellent value for money! Would highly recommend! Absolutely love our room. Would stay here again and even try the breakfast next time.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent service, very nice friendly and helpful people, close to Edinburgh City Centre, very good breakfast, lovely room and excellent power shower, thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would book again

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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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