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The Original Raj Hotel

6 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JG, Scotland
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Ranked #138 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

the hotel is very nice location near to the Murrayfield stadium and easy to go city center, the price reasonable with the service all staffs are very cordial that is the one of good things. I wish I'll visit again only need to change the room floor carpet is very old

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed at The Original Raj for two nights at the end of May. The building itself is beautiful and I do appreciate that they are trying to have some originality in the decor and atmosphere. Our room itself was very big (Bollywood) with a good sized bathroom, bedroom and living room but we had some concerns with the security... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Upon arrival immediate thoughts were shabby and tired. Our room was very large but also very cold with no heating during our stay. The bed frame was very fragile and the canopy above the bed threatened to fall on our heads at any moment ! Staff were OK, the "continental" breakfast was absolutely diabolical, it seemed like they had just... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After reading some of the reviews I felt slightly nervous about what to expect after having booked 5 nights ( at a very good price) But on arrival my fears were unfounded. The hotel is situated 15 mins walk or a 5min. bus ride from the centre of Edinburgh . It is a big Victorian house with a fantastic gothic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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