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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Ranked #147 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
wirral
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Not bad for a cheap break”
Reviewed September 20, 2009

We stayed here in July 09 as part of our honeymoon. We'd stayed at some lovely little bed and breakfasts so we didn't mind going for the cheaper option in Edinburgh. We thought it would be nicer than it was, as it had recently changed from a 4 star hotel so maybe my expectations were slightly higher than they should have been. The first room we were put in was very small. We probably would have put up with it if it hadn't been our honeymoon. We went back to the desk and were moved to a bigger room. So that was a good thing. The breakfast was quite poor though. We had to ask for things to be replenished rather than them being done automatically which meant we had to wait a while, and on some days they ran out of things like sausages and bacon. Not what you expect when you arrive in the time they set and pay the full price £7.50 (with no other option of going for something cheaper). I'd have gone to another cafe if they had not been a 10 - 15 minute walk into town. Overall I would only stay here again if I had got a good deal on the rooms. If they were full price then I'd definately look at a B&B instead, where a decent breakfast is included and the walls are not paper thin.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

I have booked two rooms for two nights, paid fully got confirmed via online. Arrived at 1Am to check-in, but was told that hotel is overbooked and no room for us. End up in staying in near by B&B.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2009

Stayed here for one night as a base for a leisure trip to Edinburgh...Its in a nice, reasonably quiet location, staff were efficient and freindly, rooms were good ..no frills but clean.and parking ..all at a reasonable price..
I would certainly stay here again...

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2009

Arriving at this hotel, the parking seemed rather chaotic and there was a strange whiff of catfood outside the hotel, a smell that pervaded the hotel when the doors were left open. However, the rooms were a reasonable size - if poorly cleaned. What is the problem with hoovering to the edge of a room? Also, why only one set of towels when you know the room's booked for double occupancy?
At £42 a night, this was very cheap with the added bonus of free parking. We walked into Edinburgh centre - it took about 20 minutes and you can meander down Rose Street or Young Street if you want. It's also easy to get to when coming from the west and convenient for the zoo.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2009

stayed two nights in this hotel, got it for gbp49 per night, but do keep in mind that travelodge charges an additional gbp2 for credit card booking online. find this very unprofessional and annoying for guests. it's quite difficult to find this hotel, as it is located at one end of the city. so be prepared to drive around and around looking for this hotel. parking at the hotel (outdoor) is haphazard but at least its free. it will take around 30-35 of leisure walk from hotel to city center (princes street). initially we got a room at the first floor, but directly outside our window, its the roof, where its very dirty and littered with cigarette butts and rubbish. and it looks like somebody has been walking around on the roof as well. so we decided to change room as we don't feel safe, and they gave us a room at at higher floor. our window now faces the main road, where it can be quite noisy during daytime when the window is opened. decided not to change as it's been a long day for us. the first night was warm, so we decided to ask for a fan and it was given. room was bigger than normal travelodge rooms, so it's ok.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Stayed here for one night in January as we had to catch an early flight from Edinburgh next day. We didn't expect much but WOW. wonderful hotel and staff and excellent value for money. Would stay here again, certainly.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Yangebup
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2009

We found this hotel to be clean and comfortable. We stayed in the older part of the hotel near the river so the room was a bit bigger and the layout was different to all the other travelodges we stayed at. The staff were courteous and helpful. We spent 2 nights here and walked into Edinburgh to see the sights. The walk along the river that is adjacent to the hotel is very pleasant. The only problem we had was a couple of car alarms going off the first night we were there but I can't blame the hotel for that. We were a little worried about the parking but they have spaces under the building as well that we couldn't see on the net.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Address: 69 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DW, Scotland (Formerly Belford Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #147 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Edinburgh Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Waters of Leith in the West end of Edinburgh City Centre, the Britannia Hotel Edinburgh has 178 bedrooms and is conveniently located within easy reach of many of the city's major attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Edinburgh West End Hotel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Travelodge
Edinburgh Travel Lodge
Britannia Edinburgh Hotel Scotland

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