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The Edinburgh Lodge
Ranked #104 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lovely stay. Lovely Staff.”
Reviewed April 27, 2011

The staff is very friendly and lovely. The room is large and very, very comfy. The breakfast is great. No complains at all.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2011

We stayed at The Lodge on Friday and Saturday 11th and 12th Feb 2011. We were met in reception on arrival where we were given a map of Edinburgh with all the relevant buses etc. We were then shown to our lovely room (11).We couldn't fault anything about this hotel. The breakfast room is very nice and breakfast was first class and served quickly even though the hotel was full ( Rugby International weekend). The Lodge is a short walk from Haymarket Railway Station and very close to Murrayfield Stadium.The city centre is only 30 miins walk away with regular buses from right outside. It was great to be back in our room 15 mins after end of match v Wales. The owners had a marquee set up at front of hotel for visitors returning from match. It made for a great atmosphere. Just couldn't fault this hotel at all.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2010

We stayed in this B&B for 3 nights last summer. We too had trouble with their one guest computer by the wonderful window overlooking the algae-covered fire escape.

The breakfast room is lovely. It overlooks the back garden, but service is slow. They should have a toaster or two right in the room so guests don't have to wait so long for the runners to bring things down the hall. I'd asked for more toast and never got it one morning. The cook for the full "Scottish" breakfast didn't learn to cook from a Scot. Disappointing breakfast only available on their schedule. No sleeping late on holiday.

I enjoyed the description of the "day room with library". When we were there it was a two-chair room (no sofa), a TV, seven tourist books and a mini-fridge (the bar).

The "olde" Dunstane Hotel across the road has good lunch and dinner in the bar (excellent soups) and also a full dining room that we didn't use. Scots do not tip wait staff for food or beverage service.

The walls of the rooms appear to be quite thin as we could hear people talking (and snoring) in the next room.

The young men who are the "night staff" have a habit of sounding like they are talking to people in their old country without use of the phone which was attached to their heads whenever we saw them. Apparently they don't like to yell into their mobile phones inside their little hide-away-room and go into the hall and slam the door every time they do so. If we needed anything or had a question we had to go knock on the door next to the kitchen where the young men hang out and play on the computer and watch TV. They were never in plain sight.

When we went to bed one night there was a beeping every few minutes coming from the side garden (church side). I looked down but couldn't figure out what it was. It stopped after about an hour.

If it weren't on the airport and city bus route and walking distance to the Haymarket Station and have free parking I don't know if we would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong
1 review
Reviewed June 4, 2010

I stayed in the Lodge last Aug.. The breakfast was OK. Yet there was always problem with water supply. My friend shouted for help when she was washing her hair. They changed room and had the same problem the other night. In addition, the young male owner there only paid attention to money, not quality service. Don't go there if you have other choices.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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glasgow,scotland,uk
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

Arrived early to a filling breakfast in a lovely dinning room with birds singing in the quiet garden behind us.E-MAILED OUR FAMILY OF OUR SAFE ARRIVAL AND RELAXED IN THE DAY ROOM WITH A LOVELY BOOK FROM THEIR LIBRARY.Later got a frequent bus from across the road and visited the town centre.Came back early evening and the reception phoned us a taxi while we relaxed in their lounge with an aperitif from their 'honesty bar' Went out for dinner and came back to a night cap and a quiet comfortable sleep in a very nice bed.Woke up to a lovely view of a well maintained garden and birds twittering away.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2009

Firstly, this was not a 4* hotel, many of the standards dictated by the National Quality Assessment Scheme for hotels are not met, too many to detail here.

Free wireless internet was offered but not accessible (very important to us for work) - we asked for assistance with this from the person on duty, we were later provided with a password that did not work. The same evening we mentioned this and were told that she would contact her colleague. This never happened. we asked the next day and the final day and were still unable to use the Wi-Fi. At leaving, we took our laptop to reception (I say reception, I mean under the stairs where there is a desk) and the person on duty was unable to get us to connect. At this point it became apparant that we had been given the password for the 'other network'. We could not find the other network and so were told the password for the network we were getting. This failed as well. No further information or help was forthcoming, oh, except that there was a pc we could have used for access to the internet - too late!

They have an 'Honesty bar' where you take what you want and write down what drinks you have had for them to add it to your bill at the end of the stay, it is not however very honest as there is no price list for anything.

There are 6 parking spots and 12 rooms. It wasn't an issue when we stayed but clearly it could be.

There is a dining area - for breakfast only, no other meals are available at the hotel. Breakfast was poor, there was a lot of microwave beeping while we and several other guests were waiting for cooked breakfast, this probably explains the sausages, nuff said. No Black pudding (which i appreciate is a regional variance). The potato scones (flat pieces of mushed potato) seemed to be grilled or ovened the first morning and were nice (the breakfast was better overall, and less microwave beeping), the second day the potato scones were fried so hard they cracked when the fork went in. The toast was burnt and had to be replaced. There was no butter for the toast. There was no milk provided for my tea. It took about 30 mins for breakfast to arrive.

On to the room, It was clean. There was a rip in the very worn bed cover. There were holes in the net curtains (I could nearly get my hand through one of them). There was only shower gel and bar soap provided, It wouldn't hurt to get some shampoo but not to worry, they provide a shower cap so you don't have to get your hair wet... The shower cubicle had some mould on the grout. There was no room for a bath. The water pressure was very low for the shower. The cup my partner used for her coffee was not washed during the cleaning round. The coffee she had used was not replaced. Calling the reception number after about 10:30pm was pointless. There was no room service available.

We paid £65 with lastminute.com, more than it was worth, lucky though as the usual price is £95. I would not reccomend this b&b slum to anyone. I would reccomend that whoever gave them a 4* rating goes back and stops there instead of the other hotel they must have stayed at last time.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2008

We stayed at The Lodge for several nights during the Edinburgh festival. Our rooms were quite nice, the hosts were lovely and the hotel was a good value. There was, however, one minor glitch that could have been handled better: The hotel made a mistake when booking our room, and as a result, it did not have an available room during one night of our stay. The owners found us a room at another area hotel for the one night, and covered our cab fee in getting to and from the hotel. The problem was that the "substitute hotel" was not nearly as nice as The Lodge -- although the room rates were comparable. (Lodge is *** hotel; second hotel is **.) Given the inconvenience involved with moving to another hotel for a night in the middle of our stay, the owners should have booked us into an equally nice, or nicer hotel -- even if they had to absorb more cost -- in the interest of generating goodwill. All that said, the glitch we experienced was obviously just one of those unfortunate flukes.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Edinburgh Lodge
Address: 6 Hampton Terrace | West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Edinburgh Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk from Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo, The Edinburgh Lodge offers free private parking and a peaceful garden, with 4 AA stars and a 5 Diamond Award. All of the spacious rooms feature LCD TVs. Rooms also have an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi access. Edinburgh Lodge is a family-run guest house, with a cosy lounge and small bar, which has a LCD TV. Cooked breakfasts are served in the traditional dining room, and there are a number of restaurants within walking distance. Accessible from West Coates Road, and just a 20-minute walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Lodge Guest House is 1.5 miles from Edinburgh Castle. Haymarket Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away, and the airport shuttle bus stops just outside the guest house. ... more   less 
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