My wife and I have an annual christmas shopping pilgrimage to Edinburgh and usually stay at the Raddison Blu. This year we picked a suite which was located on the 4th Floor. On check in we were met with a friendly welcome.On entering our room we noticed that whilst clean it looked a bit shabby ( the carpets stained in places) and generally looked a bit rundown. In the adjoining livingroom area the room temperature control was defective ( freezing). Breakfast was great and well managed, however we visited the Hotel Bar during the evening and to say the service was shambolic was an understatement. The bar wasn't busy, there were four staff on duty but it seemed to be a "luck of the draw" whether you were served or not. At £254 per night I don't really think the cost is refelected in the service provided. We've had a long association with the Edinburgh Raddison but i think it's now time to look elsewhere.