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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

69 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DW Scotland
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#155 of 165 hotels in Edinburgh
Situated on the banks of the Waters of Leith in the West end of Edinburgh City Centre, the Britannia Hotel Edinburgh has 223 bedrooms and is conveniently located within easy reach of many of the city's major attractions.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Peter K wrote a review 8 Oct
Fuerteventura, Spain51 contributions60 helpful votes
Check in took forever. That must have been fairly typical as there were constant queues. Although there were lots of signs about social distancing, there was nothing about wearing a mask, even though that is mandatory in Scotland. Consequently, very few people wore masks. Staff are pleasant and helpful but to be honest they're fighting a losing battle. Although in a very nice and quiet location, the hotel is very tired, inside and out. Our room had a toilet that didn't flush properly and curtains that fell down. The gent’s toilet on the ground floor was flooded. In fairness, the parking charges are very reasonable for a city centre (almost) hotel. Breakfast buffet was extra and was mostly good but it finishes at 10am (sharp) and if you want proper coffee, it's £2.50 per cup extra!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We could see the river from our room but then who wants a room with curtains that fall down and a...
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Barry P wrote a review 7 Oct
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We simply wanted a room to sleep in after visiting relatives who we had not seen in 2 years. Room was dirty and aged. Kept awake during night as staff had lost control with students partying and noise horrific. Don't think about complaining as they do not answer the phone or reply to emails. We finally had to leave at 4am in the morning to drive 100 miles home, whole weekend ruined by farcical hotel chain, never again. Think about your safety and wellbeing before booking and stopping here.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Rooms look aged and in need of redevelopement
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loanstar59 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland108 contributions107 helpful votes
Never a dull moment at this version of faulty towers. Door keys dont work , entrance more like a waiting room for the lost, lonely and desperate. Rooms with no window netts on ground floor meaning curtains had to be closed 24/7. Staff had a hard job due to the many different issues the hotel has. Given the number of negative reviews this hotel has it seems pointless to go on as management and owners obviously don't read the reviews or they just don't care. Only redeeming feature was the breakfast good price and plenty of it .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Not suitable for disabled has entrance is down a very steep bank .
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Phil S wrote a review Sep 2021
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First impressions hotel looks OK but in need of some refurbishment especially outside. Bedroom better than expected but no remote control for the TV we did ask daily but never got one.now for the bad stuff, reception area is located at the bottom of a steep hill and as a fit person I found it hurt my legs going up and down and would not like to tackle it in icy conditions and how people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users find it I am unable to describe. On the ascent to the road in winter time you.may need the services of a sherpa. Food was average and self service buffet style and was often cold when you get to your table and some was difficult to identify if covered In batter or bedcrumbs, needs a daily menu posting. One night there was no cutlery available and the place even ran out of milk. Staff I met were very friendly and no doubt under pressure but coped very well with all the complaints about the food, and other complications 10 out of 10 for them. The only members missing from the staff was Basil Fawlty and Gordon Brittas as the staff were only doing what higher management tell them to do, On a final note it could be a much better place to stay if the reception area was moved to the street level and the food was hot ,don't know where this place got it's 2 star rating from I guess it was the skip at the side of the hotel. Higher management treat your paying customers and dedicated staff team better and maybe you will get better reviews of your hotel .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nadine F wrote a review Sep 2021
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Our stay at Britannia Java was full of ups and downs and twists and turns. Two ladies in our 20s, in the fairytale like city of Edinburgh, would this tale turn into a horror? Read on to find out... We arrived on a dark evening - the vibes were nefarious 😎 We were greeted at reception by a lovely young woman who informed us that, regretfully, the twin room we had purchased was no longer available. However, to compensate we were upgraded to a luxurious double - which wasn't an issue for us but may have been for others. The room was pleasant but was missing the medieval portraits as were advertised in the hotels online pictures. This was quite upsetting. The room had good facilities, a desk was there. The shower worked with some persuasion, although the temperature dial was lost. Also had a television, mostly showing Swedish entertainment. The WiFi was not free as advertised, it lasted only 20 minutes without a paywall. Bed was fine but a little bit hard and shook violently when guests in other rooms opened or closed their doors, we were slightly bruised. Temperature was comfortable and we both slept well. Loo roll was abundant and this pleased us greatly, but sadly no milk to accompany our beverages. Checkout went smoothly with the exception of a strong police presence. £7.50 is alot for breakfast. Very handy location for the museum of modern art and only a swift walk into the city centre. Hilly, but invigorating. Overall, we would rate this a perfect stay. This was our dream hotel experience. 11/10.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
US$43 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Cathedral (0.4 km), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) (0.2 km), and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No. 35 at The Bonham Hotel, Cafe Braw, and Cafe Modern One.
Are there any historical sites close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (3.1 km), The Real Mary King's Close (2.0 km), and Gilmerton Cove (7.4 km).
Does Britannia Edinburgh Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Britannia Edinburgh Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.