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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was the worst we have stayed in and how it continues to trade as a hotel is a mystery, clearly it is never inspected. Room 36 has plaster coming from ceiling in bathroom, thermostat on shower not working.! Handrail on steep flight of stairs broken. Rooms freezing. Dreadful place.

Thank Bernadette T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room nice enough, paid £8 per day for breakfast...said on website free breakfast. My daughter and husband decided not to eat breakfast despite the fact I had paid for it so they made quite a bit of extra money out of us.

2 Thank mornylovescotland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Read alot of bad reviews about this hotel so really wasn't expecting it too be good but was rather surprised was greeted by a man on the desk who was polite and answered any questions we had was told where our room was which was rather small but clean the bedding smelled fresh bed was comfy enough shower and toilet... More 

1 Thank Kim K
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel for the price really. It was fine, the room was warm and clean. The bathroom was clean and looked new, and the shower was very warm which was great after a long day outside in the cold! The room was lacking in any kind of decoration and was decidedly brown. The mattress was quite hard and... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is only to be booked as a last resort. All the other B'n'Bs on this street look really inviting compared to this one. It was cheaper than the others but a few pounds more would be money well-spent. Gloomy lobby, shabby, and feels as though the rooms upstairs are servants' quarters. Our room was small however the bed... More 

Thank julesmayb
Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Do not book into this "hotel". The place is a shambles! Awful customer service, dirty rooms, towels damp, no accessible mirror, unsafe kettle and plug sockets and a jammed door which is an obvious fire hazard. Do not stay here

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This house is advertised on Trivago as a Bed & Breakfast. We assumed breakfast was included in the price on Trivago. Much to our dismay, the first morning of our two day stay, we were told breakfast is not included. Room was OK. Wifi is also extra.

Thank Harry M
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The building itself was nice but the whole place is tired, needs a proper clean and a re-decorate. The room I was in was tiny - double bed with literally just enough space to walk around 2 sides with one side pushed up against the wall. The bedside light didn't work; the window pane was covered in mildew; where the... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Broken hanger near the sink, so therefore nowhere to tang the small towels or necessary things. Noisy, we could here the cellar door slam, and people talking outside in the hallway. Breakfast was NOT included although it specifically stated that they served a continental breakfast. Option to add this when booking was not possible as they claimed. Fairly close to... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

Additional Information about Edinburgh House Hotel

Address: 90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AY, Scotland (Formerly Balfour House)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Free Breakfast
Price Range: $47 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms at the back would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles julesmayb, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't assume B&B's include breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles W6000CIharrym, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“don't bother”
  • when we went to use the stair railing inside the room it came off the wall
  • looked like it has come off the wall many times and never fixed
  • this is the very tiny shower stall. peeling paint and mold
 of 5 bubbles 558ireneh, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect too much otherwise you will be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles Flynnandmegan, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Left without staying”
 of 5 bubbles barbarawG5673XR, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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