My wife and I were looking for a decent hotel for a short break to celebrate new years in Edinburgh. All the city centre hotels were way over-priced for this time of year so we looked for alternatives outside the city centre. This hotel seemed to fit the bill so we booked for 3 nights. The hotel is only 15 minutes drive away from the city centre and is easy to find. 5 minutes drive down the road is the local town with many shops and a 24 hour Tesco's - very handy. We received a warm welcome from the receptionist upon arrival and were quickly shown to our room. The rooms are a bit plain with quite a bit of bare wall showing. A basic clothes hanging area, shelving and desk are all good quality. Tea/coffee making facilities are included as well as a flat screen TV with many channels. The bed was very comfortable with good quality bed linen and firm pillows. Softer pillows were also available on top of the wardrobe space. The is also a seating sofa which I think converts to a double bed if required but we never used it. The room was very large and spacious. The bathroom is adequate in size and has good quality facilities. The shower wasn't to our taste as the shower head is fixed to the wall and cannot be taken off. As a man of over 6' the shower head was too low to get my head under without bending down. We would have preferred a removable shower head with flexible hose. Other than that the hot water was plentiful and the towel rail kept the towels warm. The only issue we had with the room was hearing conversations and movements from guests in adjoining rooms. This didn't disturb our sleep in any way but we were aware of the other guests in their rooms. Overall impressions of the room were good for the price we paid - we've stayed in many hotel rooms at much higher prices and this room would put them to shame on size and comfort - openly thing laking was a bit of personality and character - then again for a "budget" hotel this is around the best you will get.
The hotel is connected to a Brewers Fayre restaurant which served us dinner and breakfast. Dinner on the first night was nice with a really warm welcome from every member of staff we encountered. Food was good quality and great value. Arriving for breakfast the next morning we were welcomed very warmly and showed to a table. Everything was explained to us in great detail and were offered help whenever we needed it - the 2 ladies serving us at breakfast were very friends and efficient and a credit to restaurant. The only disappointment was that the cooked breakfast was buffet style rather than cooked to order which would have made it a better quality breakfast. Overall the breakfast was good.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Edinburgh and doesn't want to pay the stupid prices of the city centre hotels. Would stay here again if visiting the area without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in "The Honest Toun" of Musselburgh, just 25 minutes from the thrills of Edinburgh ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Edinburgh (Inveresk) Hotel Musselburgh