Hanover Hotel

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hanover Hotel

, Edinburgh
2 star

Rooms: 42

43 Rose Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH2 2NM - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | (0 31)2267576
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Submitted by: Lauren in 19/04/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
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I have been travelling all over Europe and the UK for the past two months and this hotel has been the biggest disappointment of my entire stay. I was aware that it was on the nightclub strip and could be noisy after reading these reviews, but I am not a light sleeper so wasnt really worried about the noise levels. As it turned out this place is directly on top of a pub, and the noise from there kept me up until about 2-3am in the morning. There is no soundproofing whatsoever. Then just as the noise dies down I was drifting off to sleep when I was suddenly woken up by a hell of a clatter - I think it was the pub staff ditching all the empty bottles in the recycling bin - it made such a noise at 3-4am and I sat bolt upright I got such a startle! In hindsight quite a few reviews mention this noise and I think it is unlikley to be rubbish collection day on easter saturday at 4am, so it is probably a nightly occurence once the pub shuts down in the wee hours of the night.
The room is ok - stained carpets but at least fairly spacious. The bathroom is probably the oldest I have stayed in but white and reasonable in appearance. There was a used cigarette butt floating in my toilet when I arrived so that doesnt say much about the cleaning staff!
After the worst night's sleep I have had in a while (i stayed in a hostel for the next 3 nights on a backpacking tour and this was far quieter!) I got up expecting a nice hot shower. And I got it! The water was scalding hot and there was no way of turning the temperature down no matter which direction you turned the temp dial! I could barely get my hands under it. I rang downstairs where the staff happily agreed that he had noticed a similar thing that mornign, and happily admitted he had no idea how to fix it. I asked for a shower in a different room, or for soemthing to be done to fix it, and he said the manager was coming in 10 mins and he would call me back. I never heard anything from them, ended up washing my hair in the sink, and had to leave in a huge hurry to make the pick up time for my backpacker tour. Unfortunately I had pre paid for the room - big mistake!
The temperature in the shower may have been a once off problem, but it was dealt with incredibly poorly - i paid for a hotel for a good nights sleep and a nice hot shower before I left on my backpacker trip - and i got neither! I wouldnt recommend staying here at all.

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