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Cumberland Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland (West End)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Cumberland last week, mainly for the tattoo and a visit to the Zoo. The room was clean and a nice size for a double. The hotel decor is getting a bit tired and could do with a tidy up. The bathroom was clean but the shower water pressure was poor, this probably due to the time of... More

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Forres, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival receptionist not friendly at all. Twin room was quite small but clean hotel. Staff at breakfast didn't seem to know what they were doing. The person who I think was the manager was the only person who seemed to bother about the guests. He did apologise for his staff getting mixed up over breakfast. Hotel was near to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a budget trip. Reading previous reviews, I guess we got lucky because we booked a family room for 4 and paid very little by UK standards. The room was huge, in the front of the house, overlooking the entrance. It had an impossibly tiny improvised bathroom installed inside (obviously not part of the original architecture - but served... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online. On arrival, we were shown to a room. We couldn't even fit our 2 suitcases in there. Asked for a larger room and was given the one next door where we could put one suitcase in a cupboard and the other on the floor. These rooms in a hallway with linen cupboard and when these doors were open,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online at reception asked what breakfast I would like which was cooked on the following morning I saw the menu and asked if I could have a omelette instead and the answer was NO I asked why I couldn't change and the waitress shrugged her shoulders

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Hammond, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The wifi is basically non existent. You can only use it in the "public" area which consists of one sitting room. They have signage for paying extra for wired internet in the room then don't actually offer it.There's a phone but you can't call out on it. Getting any sort of contact to friends and family, or planning things to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

On arrival we found everything in the pre booking blurb accurate, just. Our room was tired and a bit smelly, very hot with a dodgy window that had a cracked pane of glass and was only able to be held open by flicking a butt hinge that had been screwed to the frame underneath the sash, ingenious but dangerous. Especially... More

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In the middle of summer my room had a radiator that could not be turned off and no one could fix. Opening the window fully made little difference, and as a ground floor room it would have had to have been shut overnight. I was told there were no vacant rooms to move to and at 11pm I had to... More

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Hedon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a good base my girlfriend and I chose this hotel to discover Edinburgh. We arranged to stay for two nights, but only ended up staying for the one. We didn't even stay for breakfast. Where to start? ... The room we stayed in was dirty, the paper was hanging off the walls and the promised parking was poor. Terrible... More

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Townsville, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Booking online is always a bit chancy, but in this case we were delighted to find our choice was fantastic. We booked in within a few minutes and set off to find our room, up one flights of stairs into the inside of the hotel and an easy walk compared to a few recent ones. Set on a main road... More

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Address: 1 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel 3*
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The Cumberland Hotel is a 'B' listed detached stone Victorian house of character and architectural interest. Built in the 1850's, it has been carefully refurbished to retain many of its original features, and lies in its own attractive grounds overlooking the main A8 tourist route into Edinburgh, within 10 minutes walk from Princes Street and within 10 minutes drive of Edinburgh Airport. ... more   less 
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