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Edinburgh House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AY, Scotland (Formerly Balfour House)
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Ranked #343 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment could better be described as a very badly maintained hostel. The décor is old shabby and dark .Every sound can be heard from other rooms, including footsteps on the stairs, conversations at reception and general comings and goings regardless of the time of night. Breakfast at £5 extra consists of lukewarm tea and coffee, cheap continental meat and... More

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3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spent one night here in Room 4. This was above the main entrance on the first floor. The room was clean and is testament to the chambermaids who do a very good job in very poor circumstances. Below are my key observations... 1) The en-suite is clearly a very cheap addition to the room - a plasterboard box inserted into... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Would have been better off sleeping in the car and a lot safer as well. The room was tiny,incredibly hot and the electrical wiring was nothing short of dangerous. Not to mention the wonky bannister that nearly caused a friend of mine to fall down the stairs. Reception wasn't interested in any of my complaints and basically shrugged his shoulders.... More

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Berkshire - U.K
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited Edinbugh recently and absolutely loved the City, it was amazing and will definately be returning, however what we will not return to is this hotel. We were surprised by the size of the rooms however, the carpets are grimey and lead to a smell that pervades the hotel. The beds are not beds they are fabricated boxes with... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

At the bookingtime the Room details were: 1 double room Double bed, Private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, Coffee/tea making facilities, fan. To me this means: Wi-Fi -is- included! At arrivel they asked £ 3/day. The budgetplaces is not correct representing their offer. the £ 5 breakfast is poor quality. The 2nd day we went out for breakfast.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was basic accomodation, the guy on the desk was very pleasant, our roof was *compact* it has to be said, but it was clean. Dated perhaps but for a one night stay it was absolutely fine. For the money we paid (£45.00 for the room no breakfast for the two of us) it was absolutely fine. Had a small... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We booked here because it was bank holidays and we couldn't find anything more central. We consider the price was too high and we had some other expectations about the hotel but the room was nice with a clean and spacious bathroom. Breakfast is not included and they should have provided us of some other facilities like hair-dryer but at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hotel is not worth, what they charge for!! They charge for hotel and basic amenities were missing. No shampoo or body wash was provided. instead hand wash was given in shower. The room shown in picture does not match with real room actually given. Overall, not recommended.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Alarm bells rang when I saw the flashing neon sign in the window. On entering the building we were greeted with an extremely tatty and run down decor with a strong stench of cigarette smoke. With trepidation we went to our room. This proved to be equally as awful if not worse! The shower room was so small we could... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed in this hotel last night and have to say it left me very confused, on approach it looks like a typical Edinburgh town house , but when you step through the front door it looks tiered and run down, the welcome you receive is very friendly ,professional, and personal,given room directions I discovered a bit of a maze to... More

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Address: 90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AY, Scotland (Formerly Balfour House)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh House Hotel 3*
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