Well, for starters it would have been nice to know that the ownership had changed hands, and it is no longer a Ramada. I made the reservation via the Ramada website, but after lugging my suitcase and bags from the train up and down Princes Street in the rain I finally figured out that it now goes by a different name.
They were able to check me in early, which was very nice as I didn't have to leave my bags in storage.
The room was quite nice, large and clean. Pillows were nice, but in usual UK fashion the bed was quite hard. Shower pressure and heat was quite good.
Sleeping night one was quite difficult, as I was very close to the elevators. It's not just the people coming off and going on the elevators that were loud (they were), but the elevators themselves. All night I would hear "doors opening, sixth floor, going down, doors closing."
In addition, the rooms do not have a mechanism that closes them softly. Instead, they all close with a VERY loud bang. All night and all morning, incessant banging of doors that jolt you awake.
As I was staying for two nights, I asked for a relocation but was told there were no other rooms available.
With so many other options, I think I would stay somewhere else next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Hotel built above 2 well-known stores (Jenners & Marks & Spencer) in the heart of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Hotel Edinburgh
- Ramada Hotel Mount Royal
- Ramada Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Ramada
- Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Scotland