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The Original Raj Hotel

6 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JG, Scotland
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No milk or sugar in the complimentary coffee/tea in room. Lady took an age to find some. Says it was Bed and Breakfast but they should state that it's only continental, as there was only toast, cereal and some old fruit. Comfy enough but a bit jaded.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a bit if a strange review for me. This place merits a two to three stars. Now there is nothing wrong with it, my wife and I had a good stay with nothing really to complain about. However I cannot give it a better review than this or wholeheartedly recommend it as I would hate others to go... More 

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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Hotel was ok, warm greeting friendly staff. Breakfadt wasnt much mainly cereal n bread/toast. The room & bathroom was big with plenty of room to move about. I cant fault the hotel it was average. However the best thing about the hotel is it is a 5 minute walk from haymarket and around a 10 minute walk to grassmarket

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we were a little dubious about our stay. However we have had a lovely time, the bed was massive, clean and comfortable. We loved the decor and the reception was quirky and interesting, the staff were friendly and we're happy to help when asking for extra milk. The bath was great for a... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This hotel is overdue refurbishment. The carpets in the room were well worn. The part of the hotel we stayed in looked like it had been built in the 1970's and was now really dated. The bathroom floor tiles were extensively cracked and loose. The hotel was not all bad, the staff seemed friendly and helpful. The cleanliness seemed OK.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here to find it has no restaurant or bar. Room was on the second floor with no lift. On opening the door the smell from it was terrible. Went down to complain and was told no other rooms were available. I don't believe that considering it's the end of October. Bathroom was old fashioned and mouldy. Don't think the... More 

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Harbottle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Well situated, within walking distance to the City, and a good selection of restaurants nearby. Our room was on the ground floor and was tastefully furnished in a traditional Indian Raj style. En-suite facilities and a huge comfy bed. Breakfast was "As advertised" - Continental style, and plenty of it. Such a shame they have no restaurant for evening meals,... More 

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Bonkle
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had stayed in this hotel once before and it met my needs in terms of location and price. However, this most recent business trip was cancelled and when I went to cancel the hotel, I found to my dismay that 100% of price was charged for cancellations up to 5 days beforehand! I appreciate a cancellation fee is in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This is certainly a different place yes it's a bit worn. has no parking and the breakfast is basic but the room we had was large with a great view, the location was perfect and the price was great. The staff helped us with plates etc when we ordered a takeaway curry from down the road which was lovely and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was attracted to this hotel because of its unique description and the room and furniture were as promised. The staff were polite and helpful (and have gone to a great deal of effort to locate and return a lost item of mine - 3 months after our stay). Yes the decor and carpets could do with updating - but... 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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