Travelodge Edinburgh Central

Address: 33 St. Mary's St., Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TA, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, is near Museum of Childhood, The People's Story, Carnoustie, and National Monument.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge Edinburgh Central

    Reviewed by kayjaydee

    Highly recommended!

    by (1 review) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    Very clean quiet little hotel, exceptionally lovely staff!

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Edinburgh Central

    Great location, average looking hotel


    Got a great last minute deal of 26GBP per night in a double room via their website, so that was excellent! The room was clean and spacious, but the building and the interiors looked dull.

    On the day of my check out, I didn't get back to the hotel until 4pm because of traffic conditions, by the time I packed up all my stuff and went to check out, it was already 5pm, but the staff there was very nice and did not require me to pay for an extra night. Will stay there again.

    Nice but noisy


    Stayed at this hotel Saturday night (06/11). Check-in was simple. We were travelling with a baby and asked if a cot was available. It was delivered to the room immediately. Room was clean. Tea/coffee facilities in room. Good location for tourist sights. Only problem was street noise late at night (until about 2am). You can hear the traffic and people talking in the street even with the windows closed and curtains pulled. The rooms on the other side of the corridor would be fine I imagine. We didn't request breakfast the night before and it was no problem to have it the next morning. We just paid at reception then went through. Breakfast selection (for 6.50 and kids free) was good - croissants, toast, tea, coffee, hot choc, sausages, bacon, egg, tomato, baked beans, hash browns, good range of cereals, yoghurt and fruit. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again if guaranteed a room that is not on the street side.

    Bargin Break


    Booked a bargin break with BMI baby and stayed at the travellodge. Cost 17 by taxi to get there and 13 return taxi if you dial the number they give you on arrival. Great location and rooms were clean and spacious. Recommend the buffet breakfast for 6.50pp which you have to book on arrival it was great value and it was eat as much as you like. Negative is to leave luggage there after midday on day of departure cost 3 per bag. We had a evening meal in The Wee Restuarant just around the corner which was really nice and cost 51 for 2 courses and 2 drinks which werent bad. Recommend the City of the Dead tour. If you want a great romantic meal try the Witchery Restaurant near the castle, did not eat there but it looked fab but a little expensive at 28 pp for a main dish, worth it for special occasions!!! The travellodge is what you expect and the in house bar is an added bonus and very reasonable.

    Basic, Central and convenient.Travel Lodge Edinburg


    My Wife and I stayed at the Travel Lodge in Saint Mary Street,Edinburg for two nights.Although the Hotel is basic accomodation.It was very clean and convenient to all the local attractions as it is just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburg.

    I wolud stay there again with one reservation ,I would specify that I require a room to the rear of the Hotel as it is on a main cobblestoned street with lots of traffic through the night and should probably have triple glazing fitted to reduce the noise level from the street.

    The staff were very helpfull and did move us to a rear room for the second night when requested.

    Edinburg is a vibrant city steeped in History with lots to do and see.Found a great Tea shop called Has Beans in cannongate street on the Royal Mile

    Not Home From Home


    This hotel is relying a lot of the international Travelodge brand, a superb location and appearing to be cheap.

    OK, you can pay a lot for a hotel bed in Edinburgh, and at the height of the Festival or Hogmany it probably is cheap, but at other periods check out the discount rates at other hotels.

    You will pay about 75GBP a night plus 6 or so a head for a light breakfast.

    The location is just off the Royal Mile. Within minutes are a hoard of apparant character pubs and major tourist sights.

    It is a 5-10 minute walk to the main train station at Waverley, about the same again to the Castle and Princes Street.

    Being in the middle of things means that it can be lively, which is fine if thats what you want. St Mary St outside looks the part with wet cobbles, but it is noisy and the road can be busy. Revellers are out late. There is a Salvatian Army hostel at the end of the street.

    The building looks like it is an office block. The reception is small and to one side is the 'bar' and 'breakfast area' with pretty hard chairs and small tables. We did not want to linger here very long. There are soft drinks machines on some floors and reasonably priced.

    The rooms are functional and average size. They are clean but looking like maybe next year they will need redecorating. One small bar of travelodge soap is provided.

    The remote on our TV did not work. It purported to have teletext but we couldn't operate it.

    Using the phone line for a laptop was important but to enable this you had to swipe a credit card and follow the Instructions which were missing. So were the phone charges, and we weren't going to take this on trust.

    There was no air con and it was the height of the summer, so we had to have the window open and just put up with the noise. At least we were not on the ground floor, the windows were right on the street.

    The staff were efficient and polite, but this has a feel of a hotel that does not care.

    Bare-Bones but Big Towels


    We stayed at the Travelodge for two days in mid-July 2004. The room had a queen bed and a sleepsofa. It was pretty bare-bones - for instance, there was one miniscule bar of soap, no shampoo, etc. But the towels were big and they had a towel warming rack.

    You had to buy a ticket for breakfast the night before. Not very conducive to spontaneity, what?

    The road noise (St. Mary's St, right off the Royal Mile) was loud. The road goes uphill there, so all the vehicles were in first gear. We were on the first floor. The parking lot costs 5 pounds every time you go out, or every day.

    While the staff were pleasant enough, we did not consider them expecially helpful or competent, and there is no lobby to meet people in. Not horrible, but we probably would not choose to stay again.

    Clean, centrally located


    This hotel is nothing to write home about, but it's immaculately clean, cheap by UK standards, centrally located, and quiet. It's a generic hotel in an ugly building on St. Mary's, but within walking distance of everything in the city. We arrived by train and walked to the hotel. We stayed here two nights with our 17-month old and found the staff to be friendly and the accomodations well-maintained. There's a great vegetarian restaurant (David Bann's) across the street and lots of cafes nearby.

    Mildewy, noisy room in disrepair


    Convenient location, but our room was terrible. Bathroom vent was broken and thus the loo and the rest of the room reeked of mildew. We had to buy some disinfectant at the nearby grocery to cover up the stench. Almost impossible to shower without getting water all over floor. Rickety sink fixture felt as though it might crack off when you turned on the water. Very noisy location, with traffic and bar patrons audible until 3 a.m. Front desk staff not terribly friendly. Bed was poorly made-up when we arrived. If you must stay here, insist on an interior room. And if you are staying for 3+ days in Edinburgh and want inexpensive accomodations, consider instead a self-catering flat elsewhere in the city, which will cost less, give you more space/quiet/privacy, and will all-in-all probably be of better quality than this bottom-rung hotel.

    Location and Value!


    Maybe three blocks walk to train, half a block from the Royal Mile spacious room for UK --not the Ritz, but a good value for a family.

    Travelodge, fine for the price


    All things considered, a very good value. This is a plain and ordinary hotel in a great location, just a few steps off the Royal Mile. Very close to the Palace, the park, the train station, etc.

    I spent four nights here during the Fringe Festival and it was full - the rooms were quite inexpensive compared to other hotels nearby. The staff was friendly and professional. Good building security (locked lobby, etc.). Clean and functional bathrooms and I happened to have a large room with a pull-out sofa - my family of 4 could have stayed here, it was just large enough. The street side is a bit loud in the evening - you might want the parking lot side for a quieter night. I don't think the room had air conditioning but I don't know for sure.

    Again, great value because of location.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Travelodge Edinburgh Central

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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