Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 193

33 St Marys Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1TA - United Kingdom 0870 191 1637
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3/10
Not so great
Submitted by: Laurie in 28/03/11
  • Age Group: 4150
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
Stayed for two nights, we are not extemely picky travelers. The room was basic but OK, I had an issue with the toilet not being cleaned. In addition, in review of my credit card statement, an additional fee of $111.00 was added to my card, currently in dispute. Overall, not a great experience.
1/10
worst ever
Submitted by: david in 08/08/10
  • Age Group: 60plus
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
i have stayed at many travelodges all over the u.k when i was working and i can honestly say this is the worst ever!! way overdue for refurbishment or even demolition, and at £89 a night!!!!! i will certainly not be using any more, scruffy, dirty, noisy, very expensive to park ,worth £40 a night tops for central location and thats all.....
8/10
Needs refurburishment
Submitted by: Margaret in 06/05/10
  • Age Group: under18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Just arrived back from staying at this Travelodge.The staff were friendly and helpful.The rooms definitely could do with refurbishment.They were clean but the beds were uncomfortable.The breakfasts were fine by us.Don't expect a 5* breakfast. Come on,you are staying at a Travelodge.The food was hot and plenty of it.All in all very good value for money.We would definitely go back but just wish that Travelodge would spend some money to update and decorate this hotel.The staff are doing their best.It's definitely past its sell by date.
6/10
Decent place to stay
Submitted by: William in 10/06/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
It's a decent, clean hotel in the old town. Housekeeping seemed hit or miss, with several days where they didn't give me clean towels even though I left them in the bath as instructed.

If you're interested in the wi-fi access, it was very unstable when I was visiting. In fact, over half the time it was down completely and when it was up it ran far slower than dial-up, with many failed connections. I had better success connecting to Orangepeels, a random local free wi-fi spot I could reach from my room.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel

Comfortable and cheap!

from Ulster-Wolf
The travelodge Edinburgh central is a real find in my opinion. It offers unrivaled value for a city centre hotel in the city. The travelodge motto is "everything you need, nothing you dont," and this sums up this hotel perfectly.

The hotel bar and restaurant are affordable and inviting, even if the design is basic. Rooms have everything you could want. My bed was pleasantly large, as was the well designed bathroom and my window overlooked the pretty cobbled street.

Ultimately though its the location of the hotel which makes it, just 30 seconds walk from the royal mile and the attractions it has. For the price I payed the level of comfort of this 3* hotel was far more than I expected and would certainly return.

Simply perfect for our visit to Edinburgh

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was perfect for our purpose. It was cheap, at a 26 GBP fare per day, but extremely clean and warm. The best, in my opinion, was the location: very centrally situated(you dont need any bus or taxi to visit the Old Town or the main routes. The room was little and there were no topsheets. You must cover in the bed with an eiderdown, but it is clean too. All the elements in the room (bath, bed, tv, heating,...) are well conditioned. The only objection:one of the days they forgot making our room. Remember that they charge 3 pounds per item for the custody of your bags if you leave after 11 am.
Anyway, dont hesitate choosing this hotel for your stay in Edinburgh: the hotel is cheap, clean, nice, and excellent located. This hotel is perfect to stay 4 or 5 days visiting edinburgh.

Great Budget Choice!

from dcrose
An excellent location and the price is right. As long as you know what to expect, you should be very satisfied with this hotel. Items to note:
- the location really is as good as everyone says it is!
- ask for a quiet room at the back of the hotel so you do not front the busy street
- rooms are very basic but clean
- they charge £3 per bag to store it for you if you arrive early and your room isn’t ready or need to store it for a few hours after you check out
- family rooms for 4 are only really suitable for one child although we managed to squeeze our two youngsters into the bed (sleeping opposite direction to each other). The second bed is just the sofa without the cushions (doesn’t fold out) so it is really just a short single bed.
- Only bathroom amenity is a tiny bar of soap
- Only some rooms have tubs as many are shower only
- Check in was very slow with a long line
- Very basic food in the restaurant

Good for anybody.

from Bristol-Flyer
This hotel has everything Travelodge UK promises. Good location, comfortable beds and simple cuisine. This hotel is suitable for anyone looking for either;
a) A cheap place to sleep
b) A comfy bed
c) A good location.
Alright so the only complimentary is a small bar of soap, so what? For the price you pay (£40 my trip) whats £1 more to buy some head and shoulders going to matter?
Besides if you book a Travelodge you should know already what to expect. So BYOB (shampoo in my case) and expect to have a room, with a bed and shower.
As for the bar/cafe, the menu is the same at all hotels, so if you travel lots, you know you will always have something that you will like.

Decent Hotel, good location

from mla6603
I booked this hotel for a few nights after not being able to book our entire stay at the Ibis. The rate (70/night) and room size was better than the Ibis, but I liked the location of Ibis better.

We had a family room that had a couch and more storage area, but there was a mildewy stink in the room. All the lighting was florescent and there was no alarm clock or hair dryer (although they had them at the front desk to borrow). We were on the first floor just past the front desk, so very near the bar area which meant a bit of noise and smoke.

I'm also still trying to reverse an extra night's charge with Travelodge even though I had canceled in time. I would recommend this hotel but as a second resort.

Great location

from jimbobsmum
We stayed here for 3 nights, the location is great, just off the Royal Mile, it is in a slightly scruffy side street about halfway down. The room was basic but clean. After we had read some of the reviews about noise we specifically requested a room at the back of the hotel, which we got. It was pretty quiet, considering the Tatto and Fringe Festival were on this was pretty good. If you like a bit of luxury this won't be for you, but if you want somewhere to crash after a tiring day walking up and down hills this is fine. One point, there are no hairdryers in the rooms, although they do have some in reception if you ask, but they don't always have one available so take your own! Can recommend Pancho Villas Mexican restaurant, have the 'Mexican Flan' if you like creme caramel - truly heavenly. Also Dubh Prais on the Royal Mile, which is excellent (Aberdeen Angus steak is excellent!), although I would advise booking as it is very popular butvery small!

Ideal Central Location for Tourists

from TravellingScot
We got one of Travelodge's £26 bargain rooms here, which was excellent value. The rooms are basic with double bed and pull-out sofa bed (turns into two singles) which was fine for the kids. The bath was small, but the shower was a good one. There was no AC unit in the room, but we had the window open and we slept comfortably - considering Edinburgh was having a bit of a heatwave at the time!

There is a bar on the ground floor which serves pizzas, etc at night and a buffet-style breakfast (bacon, eggs, hash browns, pastries, cereals, etc) in the morning for £6.50 & kids eat free, but there are dozens of restaurants within a few minutes walk - including the fantastic David Bann's Vegetarian restaurant across the street.

This hotel is perfectly located - just off the Royal Mile beside the Museum of Childhood (free), then carry on up the hill to the Castle with other places of interest along the way. Parking at the hotel is limited, but there is a NCP car park close by. Waverley Station is about half a mile away, so you could walk it but a taxi would be cheap enough.

So for a couple of days sightseeing/tourist visit, I'd recommend it, but if you plan a longer stay in Edinburgh you might want somewhere with more facilities.

Basic accomodation

from Kubla
I stayed here with my wife for three nights. The hotel is in a great location, which I think is its main attraction. We had a double room facing Cowgate. It was small (tiny by US standards), with just a bed and desk/shelf along the wall - the family rooms with the sofas are bigger. As we were on the ground floor facing the street, it was indeed very noisy. There's no way around that at this hotel if you are facing the street. It's a busy intersection by day and there are lots of pubs and pub-goers by night. It will be loud.

The services were as basic as the room. The one tiny bar of soap was it. We never got new soap at any time during the three days, though we didn't ask for any since we brought our own. If you are depending on the hotel for soap, this could be a problem.

There is a lovely tea room down Canongate (towards Holyroodhouse) that serves a full breakfast for 4.45, so we didn't eat at the hotel.

The location is fantastic. You are right in the middle of everything. If all you want is a cheap sleeping cubicle close to everything, and you either sleep like a rock or can score a room not facing the street, this fits the bill very nicely.

Excellent TraveLodge

from xlogo
Excellent Travelodge, with a small bar. Very helpful staff, breakfast was £6.50 extra, but for £55.00 for a family room that slept 4 this was good value with a great great location just off the Royal Mile. However don't get a room next to the road there is a lot of traffic on the cobble stone street!

Cheap but not so cheerful

from DeeCeeBee
Pros: Location is 5 mins walk from the main train station and right next to the Royal Mile. Lovely Italian restaurant across the street too. The price was also pretty good.

Cons: No air conditioning, which we would have needed as the sun was glaring in the windows all day making the room very hot indeed. We also had to leave the windows open all night or it would have been too hot to sleep, unfortunately there was alot of noise throughout the night, mainly from the noisiest seagulls in the UK! The room was also depressingly basic.

Top Local Tips for Edinburgh

go on the train Traffic busy in Edinburgh, also parking at a premium, so go on the train!

World's End We had a couple of lovely meals at the World's End Pub on the corner of the Royal Mile / St Mary's Street.

Edinburgh Castle The one o'clock cannon fired from the ramparts of the castle is well worth a look as is the exhibition devoted to it.

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  • Address: 33 St Marys Street - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH1 1TA - United Kingdom
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