Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1.9 out of 5
45% of guests recommend
2.5 Room cleanliness
2.2 Service & staff
2.0 Room comfort
1.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from scotland

Disappointing hotel being refurbished,

Posted 02-Aug-2014
Pros: The young member of staff was lovely but she said it was only her to do all rooms and breakfast. When work finished the room could be nice.
Cons: Television was not working had to wait untill next day to report it as there was no staff on at night. Staff should check rooms ok before guests arriv
Location: Buses plentiful nearby and zoo nearby.
We arrived at hotel at 2.50 pm and although our check in time was from 1pm there was no room ready for us. The young member of staff appeared stressed saying the computers were down and couldn't check our booking and she was waiting for bedding to dry so she could iron them. I did have my booking reference although due to their computer down she couldn't be sure which room we were allocated. The girl said they had been busy hence running out of clean bedding. We had been travelling for8hrs and were tired and hungry. Eventually the girl got bedding and took us down to a very dark room as it was under the house. We watched as she made the bed. The room was nicely decorated but dark and couldn't keep curtains opened as as car park above and people could see into room. The lock on our door had been changed but the new lock that was in had no cover over it and looked like holes all round the lock. We put our cases in and went out to eat on our return around 10pm we couldn't open the outside door as our key was stiff hence we had to call a phone number on the door. The owner said just pull the key out a little and turn after several attempt the owner who obviously lives out with his hotel came and let us in. I said we were disappointed about our arrival he appeared annoyed saying they had been busy and the place was being refurbished and I didn't understand how things were in Edinburgh at this time of year. I told him although I did understand it was no fault of the guests.
3 out of 5
for Students
by A verified traveller

Pretty basic

Posted 04-Jun-2014
Pros: Location was decent not too far from the town.
Pretty basic, but had all the required facilities that one needs for a weekend.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Easy stop over Ty x

Posted 11-May-2014
Lovely helpful staff, nice clean room needs new shower with some power but awesome value.
1 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

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Posted 19-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
1 out of 5
by brown from lancashire

Hostel not a guest house

Posted 30-Dec-2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: needs to be re named a hostel
Avoid terrible place cold, dirty. damp not staffed.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 05-Oct-2013
Worst hotel ever!!! Never stay here!!! Communication is awful!!!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Wouldn't recommend

Posted 02-Sep-2013
Cons: The lamp in the room was broken, bedding was worn with holes, towels were shaggy... Was overpriced for what you got
Location: Long walk from town best to catch the bus which was handy. The zoo is nearby
Staff were friendly, things in the room were falling apart, close to road so could hear traffic, all very old dated and tired, over priced for what it was! Felt safe there, just not comfortable - holes in the sheets, ratty towels etc
1 out of 5
by Peter from London, UK

OK in an emergency

Posted 23-Aug-2013
Cons: Light up the guest house sign so taxi drivers have any hope of finding it
Location: Not a lot of facilities nearby, and none in the guest house. Come prepared!
Room was quiet, as it faced away from main road and was at basement level Did not need much comfort as I was working long hours. At least it was available during the busy Festival time Minimum facilities. OK for me, but I had spent 20 years in the Army....so I was used to roughing it
1 out of 5
by Jim from Surrey, UK

Dont waste your money

Posted 16-Aug-2013
Pros: Leaving
Cons: Dirty
Location: Near Edinburgh city centre
Close to worst I have stayed in No Breakfast and no staff on hand Shower and toilet dirty + smell hairs in basin No Parking available Poor all round WILL NEVER STAY IN THIS HOTEL EVER
2 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by DeeTech FC from Bristol

Strange place

Posted 09-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
This is without doubt the weirdest freakin place I've ever stayed - not the worst, just the weirdest. On arrival, I was greeted by a post-it stuck to the door advising me to call a mobile. When I called, the person I spoke to gave me the combination to a small lock box attached to the outside wall. Inside was a key for the front door and my room (7) had the key in the old fashioned mortice lock. The room was clean and the furniture ancient with doors that were permanently self opening. I saw no staff in the 2 days I was there - honestly. When I came in from work the next day at 6 pm the bed was still unmade. There is a door in the dark panelled hallway which says 'dining room' but it looked unused. There was no offer of food morning or evening. In summary - the room was clean when I arrived, the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot. That's the good part. The downside is this place takes self-sufficiency to a whole new level! On leaving on the 2nd morning, I again didn't see anyone so I just left the keys on the bedside table. Close on £100 for 2 nights does not break the bank (I do have to travel a lot) but a few days later i got a fantastic room at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham for £35 which put this place to shame. I certainly won't be using it again as my days of staying in hostels are long past.