Frederick House Hotel

Address: 42 Frederick St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1EX, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, is near Princes Street, Floors Castle, Waverley Shopping Center, and Mellerstain House.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Frederick House Hotel Edinburgh

          Great Value, Great Location

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          Myself and my 3 friends (all Lawyers) stayed in Fredrick House in October 2004 for the weekend. We all agreed that the hotel was exellent value, the rooms were spacious, the beds comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Hotel has a great arrangement for breakfast with a really superb restaurant across the road. All in all We would all reccomend this hotel.

          The Worst Ever!

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          Oct. 2004. Arrived by train and stopped at the tourist board to book a room. Requested a clean room in a not too expensive hotel. Arrived at the hotel and requested a non-smoking room. The room was not ready, and by the time we came back that evening, it was late. We were assigned a room on the 4th floor which was smoky, filthy, and there were holes in the sheets and curtains. I was disgusted with the room and would never stay there again or reccomend it to anyone. It almost ruined the trip to Edinburgh!

          Wonderful Convenient Location, Nice Staff, Average Room

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          Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed our visit. The rooms are very standard for European hotels, even a bit nicer than other 3 stars we stayed in while in UK. The shower could have been better, but pressure was good. The location was perfect distance to the sites and pubs. Great shopping nearby as well. Breakfast included was tasty and filling.

          Once was enough

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          We had booked two rooms for a one night stay in August 2004. The location is great for shopping, sightseeing, etc. First impressions of the reception and corridors were good and I hoped that the poor reviews I had read were wrong. The rooms were quite large and could have great potential. Sadly a closer look caused great disapointment. The dust was thick; there were tea/coffee stains on the woodwork and walls; the bedspreads and towels were stained; the bathrooms were grotty and used coffee/sugar sachets remained in the container. We all decided against having a shower and wouldn't use any of the tea/coffee making facilities. We were glad we were only spending one night there and moving on elsewhere and would definitely not stay there again.

          Checked in - ouch! - checked out

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          Arrived in Edinburgh June 27th 2004 around 18.00 - checked in at Fredrick House Hotel for three nights - room prebooked/prepaid by an agency - room 409 I think it was - ouch! - the worst hotel room I have ever come upon - DIRTY YACKY FILTHY - took our suitcases and checked out immediately.

          The guy at Fredrick House Hotel told us that they would charge us for the first night and talk to the management about what to do about the second and third night. OK! whatever I would not stay in this room at Fredrik House even if they were to pay me.

          Moved to the Holyrood Hotel. Arrived there and was met live soft piano music in the lounge. Had a pint of Caledonian 80 and settled down. Way to go! Suddenly Edinburgh did not feel that bad after all. Got a great last minute deal on the room. Thx Michelle! Unfortunately they were fully booked for the remaining week due to some convention.

          Stayed at the MW GuestHouse for the remaining two nights in Edinburgh. Thx Visit Scotland for finding and booking this great place in a very busy hotel situation in Edinburgh.

          Convenient in many ways

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          I needed one night in Edinburgh before catching a flight the next morning, and Frederick House proved to be a good choice. Despite pouring rain, it was not a far walk from Waverley Station, and I was so glad to see the hotel had a lift! Next morning, it was even closer to the airport bus stop.

          Its downtown location allowed for some quick sightseeing and easy access to good restaurants. My room (double) was clean and more spacious than I expected, came with an iron and ironing board, and the water pressure of the shower was great. The breakfast provided at a cafe across the street could have been served more promptly, but was quite good.

          I would consider this hotel for a longer stay in Edinburgh.

          Worst nights sleep I've ever had!

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          Last week we stayed at the Frederick Hotel in Edingurgh and while the location of the hotel was wonderful, the room was horrible. The bed was the most uncomfortable bed I've ever slept in with springs digging into my back the entire night. I would have slept on the floor if I thought it was clean enough. The first towel I used was stained, the room was noisy and the lights didn't work when we first got there. I've traveled all over the world and for what we paid for this room I would have prefered anywhere else.

          Additionally, breakfast isn't until 730 which we had to miss to catch our plane so we didn't even get a good meal out of it.

          I would not recommend this hotel nor ever stay here again.

          It Felt Like Home

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          My daughters and I made our first trip to Scotland in 2001. After a very disappointing hotel experience in London we were apprehensive about the Frederick House. From moment one, however, we loved it!! We stayed in the Skyline Room (a two-level room often used in its advertisements.) The room was spacious, clean and offered an over the rooftops view of the Firth of Forth! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location of the hotel was ideal (not in the middle of the bustle of Princes Street, but not far from that focal point.) The only (minor) letdown was the caliber of full breakfast offered with the room (at a restaurant across the street from the hotel.) I would happily stay at the Skyline Room, Frederick House again.

          Terrible room / nice staff

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          Stayed here about a year ago and forgot to post a review. The hotel is well located and looks nice from the outside. Entrance hall and lobby are well worn.Staff pleasant. Found room and left quickly to explore the city. Returned to the room in the evening. Uh oh. Room itself was smelly. Carpet needed cleaning but the worst thing was the bed clothes.

          The bed covers were filthy and stained with blood. The sheets were so, so. There was a large hole in the wall stuffed with paper. The chair in the room was falling apart and dangerous. We complained to reception (it was about 10.30pm) and they could'nt offer an alternative room, however did offer an alternative hotel which we accepted (well, the taxi anyway). Got taxi to a different hotel (not the one they suggested) and spent the night there.Overall the experience was not good. The place is more a large guesthouse than a hotel. Believe me we've stayed in some dives in our day and this was right up there with them. Won't return, ever!

          Wonderful, Quiet and Charming

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          This was my first trip to Scotland, and I was traveling alone and I booked this hotel online, and was a little apprehensive until I got there. The rooms are quaint and clean. Not overly large or modern, but very comfy. There was a fridge, hair dryer, and coffee pot. The hotel desk clerk was absolutely charming. He was always eager to provide assistance. The walk to Princes street is only about 3-4 minutes - a nice stroll really. The lift/elevator was small compared to US standards but adequate. Numerous restaurants close-by, even a mini-market. I would highly recommend this hotel.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Frederick House Hotel Edinburgh

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
           

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