Edinburgh City Travel Inn Metro Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Edinburgh City Travel Inn Metro Hotel
not bad but not great locationfrom traveller089
Cheap but slow service and thin duvetsfrom sam1983
Excellent stayfrom mish123Ireland
Great base for exploring Edinburghfrom patsysdad
The restaurant isn't bad - I used it this time as I couldn't be bothered to go looking for an alternative, although there's a few places at Haymarket, and you haven't got far to go to the West End. My only gripe about PTI is the cost of breakfast - I normally don't bother, as I think it's overpriced for what it is, and can normally find better elsewhere.
Overall, it's a great hotel for business or leisure. Word of warning - like all Edinburgh hotels, it's mad busy during the Festival, and will get booked up very quickly. I managed to get a room there last year, and the restaurant was struggling to cope with both breakfast and dinner during August.
Great Value Hotel in Edinburghfrom alicetravels
Staff was very friendly and we were very pleased with our stay at this hotel. We loved Scotland and plan to return very soon.
Geordie valuefrom Grandestpappy
All in all, a good place to stay and within ten minute walk of Princess St.
great stayfrom Pisces_Iscariot
Good roomfrom hsnfl1
Very pleasantly surprisedfrom pvg
Check-in was pretty quick and easy. Front desk staff people were friendly, some more than others. They had a little bit of trouble when we asked for information on church services. It would help if they had pre-printed materials to hand out or in the rooms with info like this (i.e., churches, bus routes, bank/ATM, grocery, laundry, etc.). Taxis can easily be called using a direct dispatch phone; we never waited more than 5 minutes for one.
The room was quite spacious, with a double bed, table and two armchairs, desk, wall mirrors, hair dryer, tv, and wireless Internet. The bed was adequate, although by the end of the stay, I was ready to get back to a "real" bed. Plenty of pillows and towels; even though they ask you to hang your towels to reuse, mine were replaced every day.
I had some trouble initially with outside noise from my room. I was situated facing the carpark on the 4th floor near the pub end and the trash bins. The pub was noisy til very late (1-2 am). Glass recycling was handled at 8 am on Sunday, trash bins were filled (and lids slammed) at 6:30 am on Monday. Also had neighborhood noise on the second night, with loud partyers yelling and screaming at 3:30 am. I asked to be switched after the second night and ended up with a great room facing the street - more constantly noisy from traffic, but infinitely better than "people" noise. The rooms themselves are quite soundproof; I never heard my neighbors at all.
Housekeeping was very good - everything was spotless. I never ever heard them in the hallways. In fact, I wasn't even sure they had daily housekeeping at first! So unlike many hotels where you can hear housekeeping chatting away and banging their carts in the hallways early in the morning.
Be prepared for limited channels on the TV and no wakeup calls (at least that I could see). There is no air conditioning and the windows don't open far, so the rooms can be stifling. Window arrangements are different by room too - for example, my first room had small windows that opened about 2 inches outward and allowed no breeze, while my second room had 3 large windows opening inward making the room almost too chilly sometimes.
Did not eat at the restaurant. There's a grocery store on Dalry just a few blocks away, although there's no fridge in the room. There are several restaurants, small convenience stores, Internet cafe, and pubs very close. Avoid the Chop Chop restaurant - we had probably one of the top worst meals we've ever had.
The hotel was located further from city center than we had expected. We walked it once (about 30-45 min depending on your pace), took the bus (10 min), and taxi (10 min, about 7 gbp with tip). Once we learned the bus system, it was quite easy - just catch the 44 or 44A from Dalry a block away; fares are just 1 gbp per person and you get dropped right at Prince Street a couple blocks from the Royal Mile.
Top Local Tips for Edinburgh
The Oldest pub in Scotland. Take the local bus ( No.42) from outside the museum to Duddingston and get off at Holyrood High School,then left along The Causeway to "The Sheep Heid Inn". Lovely old pub,gets busy and they do food upstairs.
Perfect Weather for Scotland We went in September for eleven days and had only one day when it misted. Otherwise perfect weather with sunshine everyday!! Actually a little warm for the month of September.
Last Minute Cancellations The Premier Travel Inn allows you to cancel your booking without penalty up to 1pm on the day of your intended arrival. That makes me feel comfortable in making a booking when there is an element of doubt about my stay.
Other names for Edinburgh City Travel Inn Metro Hotel
- premier inn edinburgh
- edinburgh premier inn
- Address: 1 Morrison Link - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH3 8DN - United Kingdom
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