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“Good Food, Beer, Bed, Pool & good staff. Breakfast a letdown”

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Edinburgh Capital Hotel
Ranked #93 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Good Food, Beer, Bed, Pool & good staff. Breakfast a letdown”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Nice hotel, clean reception and lovely happy girls on reception a credit to your hotel,
Hotel room nice clean warm
Pool very nice could do with a bit better sign posting.
Bar, hmm to many chairs at the bar, having to stand behind drunk rocking dudes while getting served being splattered in beer not good there was lots of spare chairs about. just move a couple of stools and leave a good gap in the centre problem solved.then we can see what we want to drink properly to .
BREAKFAST at 10 pounds each on a offer way to expensive the G/F had no beans as there was none on the Buffet. I would of asked though the Larger guy supervising seemed to be watching everything people took., the waiters also seemed to be on the watch to grab ya plate as soon as you put your fork down thus is having to get another plate. not that we was getting lots just not everything was in the buffet 1st time so when the fried egg came by we want some.
Check out easy. enjoyed our stay on a sad day

Room Tip: 3rd floor quite with good views (in the distance)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear fussydanny,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It does sound like you thoroughly enjoyed all of the services and facilities we offer at our hotel. I do acknowledge and take on board your other comments and feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed one night, and was very impressed. Had Dinner and the food was great, breakfast was also very good, so I would recommend the restaurant. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Nice and neat. Louise at reception was also very helpful. Will definitely go back.

Room Tip: I stayed in 114 and it was very good. Not sure if the view from the other side could be better.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear RARust,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Making all guests feel welcomed and cared for is a fundamental, something we work very hard at. I have no doubt that Louise will be best pleased to have been given your personal recognition. Our chefs will also be very happy to read that you enjoyed their cooking at dinner and breakfast.

I was most pleased to read that you would definitely return to stay with us again, thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Bewdley
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed here recently on business. Excellent service provided by the helpful and smiling receptionist.

Hotel was bright and modern looking and was in a really good location for where I needed to be.

The room I had was very good. A good size with ample space for working in and spotlessly clean.

I ised the pool, Sauna & Steam room and these were nice and a great way to wind down at the end of the busy day. Food prices were reasonable, however I chose to eat out of the hotel and found a nice italian restuarant abot 5 minutes drive away. Couldnt find any other establishments to eat nearby so a drive away is the only option unless you want to eat in.

I really enjoyed my stay and felt very refreshed after a good nights sleep in a very comfy bed.

Looking forward to staying again when up on business next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear MattA1977,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It does sound like you thoroughly enjoyed all of the services and facilities we offer at our hotel. I was most pleased to read that you are looking forward to a return visit - quite simply, there no better feedback, thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

clean welcoming comfortable rooms good facilities the hotel was busy but there was no noise to disturb us reception staff very helpful easy bus route into town if you do not want to drive there was a wedding party while we were there but it did not disturb our stay

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear lilian c,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

I was genuinely delighted to read your feedback, thank you for commenting upon the cleanliness, comfort and standard of your room. The housekeeping team will no doubt be best pleased.

I would readily agree that we are indeed a great location for visiting the zoo and all other parts of Edinburgh, the number 26 bus service is an excellent way to explore the city.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I have recently returned from a conference in Edinburgh which required two nights accommodation that a colleague booked at the Edinburgh Capital Hotel.

I normally like to book my own accommodation, but he said the place was ideal, so I went along.

Check in was easy with polite and efficient staff. On entering the room, the size amazed me. Plenty of space, large en suite, working area, relaxing area and huge picture windows overlooking the city. It was late evening, so the city lights looked enchanting.

At dinner, I had a lovely crab and king prawn cocktail, full of seafood and very refreshing. My main was a basic, but tasty gammon, egg and fries, but I left the table full. The views over the city in the restaurant make for a lovely dining experience.

Breakfast was very self service, but everything was on offer, the quality was very good and the experience was better than that of many chain hotels.

At all times, staff were helpful and friendly.

The following evening, my colleague and I both tried the Fillet medallion with haggis rosti and mini cottage pie. This was excellent, well presented and worthy of a high class restaurant. We asked for some roasted root veg and a little pot of extra gravy as I though it might benefit from moistening. A superb meal.
My only one gripe, which I voiced to the kind waitresses, was the £1 placed on the bill for that little pot of gravy. A tad mean, considering. These are the differences between "Very Good" and "Excellent" in my opinion. A little goes a long way to a weary traveller. Please take note.

Both nights I had a superb sleep in the firm and gargantuan bed. The room was comfortable, ventilation easy and the city noise wasn't too intrusive.

Overall, I was very impressed. There were a couple of niggles with the plug not being an ideal fit to the sink and the shower needing a bit more power, but for the price, in Edinburgh, I can happily overlook these things.

I will be happy to stay again, whether business or pleasure, and I can't say that about many hotels that I have stayed in.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less A/C noise and better city views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear IDavidRowley,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

We are truly delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It does sound like you had a great time at our hotel and that you found our chefs cooking to be excellent on the evenings that you dined with us and at breakfast. Making all guests feel welcome and cared for is a fundamental, something we do work very hard at.

We were also very happy to read that you enjoyed the comfort and standard of your room. The team will be best pleased to receive your recognition, thank you.

We are equally delighted to read that you would stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very nice lobby and restaurant. Looks brand new and restaurant has amazing view over mountains and Firth of Forth. Room was good size but no amenities except for hairdryer and some low budget liquid soap (for hair and body). No soap bars, body lotion, cotton wool or anything else that you normally get in a hotel. You have to either purchase or go to front desk to collect. Price was very good though, which is probably why there was nothing in the rooms. If you have your own toiletries then it's a pretty good deal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LondonNDB
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear LondonNDB,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

It would appear in general you have enjoyed your stay with us. We place excellent value on pricing our hotel rooms compared to city centre equivalent accomodation. We do offer an excellent product for the prices we charge in our category. Indeed additional amenities and toiletries are readily available from reception. We are always delighted to provide for our guests needs.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed here for our first few nights as part of a 7 week tour of the UK, from December 2011. Unless there has been dramatic change in management this hotel stands out as the best value accommodation we found across Ireland, Scotland and England. The room and bathroom were comfortable, modern and clean. The service was outstanding - staff fell over themselves making us happy and the breakfasts and dinner meals were beautiful. If you don't mind a 10 minute bus ride to central Edinburgh we cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. An absolute bargain as we paid only 48 euro per night. This hotel was much more comfortable than 5 star hotels we stayed in in London. If we HAVE to be picky: I thought the room was a bit dark (ie not enough lighting) and my scottish partner says the potato pancakes were better in Derry. Go figure! We are talking about a longer visit to beautiful Scotland and will definately choose to stay at the Best Western Capital.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kate M
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CapitalManager, General Manager at Edinburgh Capital Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Kate M,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our hotel.

We are truly delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us back in December 2011.

Making all guests feel welcome and cared for is a fundamental, something we work very hard at. We were also very happy to read that you enjoyed the comfort and standard of your room.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future, please do not hesitate to contact us direct as it would be our pleasure to look after your arrangements with our great rates and personal attention. +44 (0)131 535 9988

Kind regards,

Chris Lynch
General Manager
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Property: Edinburgh Capital Hotel
Address: 187 Clermiston Rd | Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6UG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#54 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Capital Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edinburgh Capital Hotel has great views across the west of the city and enjoys close proximity and easy access to Edinburgh Airport, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. You are never too far away to explore the sights and sounds of the historic City of Edinburgh. Stylish and comfortable guestrooms with free WiFi, extensive leisure club and substantial free car parking. Westview Restaurant and Bar offers good food at great prices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Number 26 bus operated by Lothian Buses runs a regular service into the City Centre. Whether your stay is business or pleasure, Edinburgh Capital is the perfect choice for a memorable visit to the City. ... more   less 
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