I used to live in Edinburgh and knew this hotel well or so I thought!!!i had never stayed before but had meals and drinks.
I booked this for 1 night a twin room as I had to stay in Edinburgh with my mother, she knew the hotel and it was also going to be a trip down memory lane for us both.
We were given a key for room at check in, never in my many years of travelling have experienced such an old very cold, shabby, dirty tired room. Wallpaper hanging off walls, I would not have even showered there, mouldy. We asked for a different room, it was bigger but again it was awful, I doubt the beds/mattresses have ever been changed since the 60's, no mattress protectors either. We did not stay. It's also sad that on arrival we were neither shown rooms just told to carry cases upstairs, my mother in her 70's left to it, I would not call that a welcome at all. I spent many years in this hotel in the 70's, I even worked on the bar, sad that it seems to have extended their food and drink side but the rooms have never been updated. I will never go back. Certainly not Scottish hospitality!
- Also Known As:
- Ellwyn Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland