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The Broughton Hotel

37 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR Scotland
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#48 of 417 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Our quiet tranquil City Center Georgian townhouse hotel is set right in the heart of Scotland's capital. We provide hospitality in elegant and comfortable surroundings to guests visiting Edinburgh on business and to those wishing to enjoy a short sightseeing break. We are within easy walking distance to Edinburgh's world-famous Castle, Palaces, Gardens, Museums, Shopping centers, and our local train tram & bus stations. There are many fine restaurants, bars & night clubs to suit all types. We are very close to these establishments, although not that close to causing a disturbance. All our rooms are fully en-suite with FREE high-speed WiFi, FREE private parking, and Continental breakfast included in the price. Kind regards Freddie & Fiona In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Broughton Hotel to support you and your travel plans. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility. Your Travel Safety As it has always been, the safety and security of our guests and team members remain our highest priority. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC) to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous: Our hotel staff is receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols. We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including lobbies, door handles, bathrooms, etc.) and have continued the use of a hospital-grade disinfectant. We will be suspending Full breakfast from our service to comply with social gathering bookings already made shall receive a continental breakfast served in their room. We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitizers and all bathroom toiletries are individual. Soft furnishing items removed. We are prepared to act swiftly should we be alerted to a case of coronavirus and would contact all guests with the current update. Thank you for your support in this very difficult time for all of us. Kind Regards Fiona & Freddie (Stay safe)
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37 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR Scotland
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caroline0 wrote a review Sep 10
Sheffield, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights so we could explore Edinburgh and what a little gem it was. Lovely place to stay, the room was spot on, extremely clean, comfy bed and big towels, free parking too, which is a big bonus. Took about 10 minutes to walk into the centre of Edinburgh. Only met Fiona and Freddie for a few minutes due to covid restrictions which was a shame. Would highly recommend any one to stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from FREDDIE ESSIEN, Owner at The Broughton Hotel
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Trevor G wrote a review Sep 9
London, United Kingdom498 contributions274 helpful votes
Spent one night here and couldn't calibrate my experience with the glowing reviews on here, so many from single review contributors. It's quite incredible how many people decided to post their one and only review on the Broughton Hotel. Some so intuitive that they manage to repeat parts of previous reviews verbatim. Am I suggesting they might not be completely genuine? You bet I am, and this practice completely undermines TA. The hotel is in a fantastic location. Close to everything, yet quiet. That's where the good stuff ends. What some might think are excellent anti Covid measures, I'd call paranoia. I can't comment on the hospitality element, as the only interaction I had was with the guy who stood the other side of the door frantically gesturing to pull up my mask, then to sanistise my hands before he opened it, and bid a retreat to behind another door to their living quarters. He had a shield mask on, which actually provides zero protection against the virus - merely spitting. Keys were in a bag on the table, and we had a brief muffled discussion (the place is on the market, and we're house hunting). There were two of us, in separate rooms, and they were the most tired I can ever recall. 80s decor, the shabby en suite stinking so much of bleach, I gagged. I left the fan running for a while to try and disperse it. Wall lights over the bed didn't work. Shower was pitiful and went from cold to super hot and back again. I guess it's hard to be motivated to invest when you're looking to sell but the threadbare stair carpet showed that this place hasn't seen investment for years. At just over £100, it's cheap, but no breakfast owing to covid. God knows how every cafe and restaurant is coping. Next time I will pay a little more for better rooms and to be treated like I'm not radioactive. I now await the customary rant reply from the owner :)
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from FREDDIE ESSIEN, Owner at The Broughton Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We are trying our best under the present guidelines in Scotland, it's been a difficult year for us all. Comments taken on board and sorry we can't please everyone. Take care
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Adrian T wrote a review Sep 8
Chelmsford, United Kingdom309 contributions135 helpful votes
Great location for the city centre attractions and there is free parking included. Very unusual but very helpful Felt very safe with the COVID precautions in place. No breakfast available at hotel but it’s not a problem when you are in the city with loads of choice
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from FREDDIE ESSIEN, Owner at The Broughton Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks so much appreciate your kind remarks
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Kirsty wrote a review Sep 8
Abingdon, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely perfect for a city stay. We stayed here for 3 nights. The location was superb. Owners were welcoming upon arrival and we could check in from 12 enabling us to make the most of the day. Car was parked safely off road for the 3 days which was included. Loved how quiet it was directly outside so it was easy to sleep. Cleanliness was excellent and a big thing for me is that the shower was powerful. Would recommend and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Nice independent restaurants and cafes close by (2min walk) castle and main attractions walkable...
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Response from FREDDIE ESSIEN, Owner at The Broughton Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your lovely comments.
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Nat M wrote a review Sep 3
Ewell, United Kingdom111 contributions7 helpful votes
Friendly couple who maintain/ own the hotel. You can check in from 10am and it has a small car park with limited spaces which is what drew us to booking here. The room was clean and had everything we needed with our ensuite bathroom. Just a 5 minute walk to the town centre with plenty of shops and eateries. We would come and stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is limited and you need to leave your car key in your room if you venture out for the day...
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Response from FREDDIE ESSIEN, Owner at The Broughton Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thankyou appreciate your comments
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Broughton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Broughton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Stand Comedy Club (0.3 miles), The Lion King Playhouse Theatre (0.2 miles), and Mansfield Traquair (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Broughton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Broughton Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Broughton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Broughton Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Broughton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant, Pickles, and Pera - Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar.
Is The Broughton Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to The Broughton Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.7 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.6 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (4.2 miles).
Does The Broughton Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.