Jurys Inn Edinburgh
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Edinburgh
We had a problem on check-in with soiled towels, sheets, leftover tootpaste and soap on sink basin. There was also a terrible smell constantly coming from the toilet. Linens were never changed throughout our 7 day stay. The restaurant food for breakfast was decent, but the dinner we had once was terrible. There were also soiled dishes put out for breakfast. The train station was very noisy if you're on that side of the hotel, and no good circulation of air since the windows barely opened. It was a great location as far as the city sights are concerned.
Don't stay if you are a light sleeper
I've stayed here a few times because it was booked for me for work purposes.
The front entrance to the hotel is impressive, and gives the impression of a top class hotel, which in many ways it is, however, this is not carried over into the rooms.
The rooms are best described as basic. There is nothing wrong with them, apart from looking a little worn, however there is nothing particularly right with them either. Travel Inn and Travelodge (both in Edinburgh) have decor which is much more pleasant than Jurys Inn.
Every time I've stayed there the bath water has been a funny shade of yellow, however I don't think there was any particular problems with it.
The biggest problem for myself however is noise. If you are at the front of the hotel, then you have the noise from the trains at Waverley station, which is across the road. If you are at the back then they have extremely loud ventilation fans which run all night. If you are the type of person who can sleep anywhere, then it's fine. However if you need some degree of quiet to get to sleep then this hotel is not for you.
I was sorely dissapointed by what I saw when I opened the door to the room. I would have to say that the size of the room was fairly comfortable, but the view of Waverly Station left a lot to be desired. Not to mention the not-so-delightful sound of the trains all night. The room was clean, but in bad need of updating. The carpet had been cleaned so many times it was curling up away from the base boards. I would have to say that the decor was definitely economical, as in how long they can go without replacing it. We did have one problem with the door lock, it didn't work. Management fixed it within the hour. The breakfast was not included in our rate, so we had to pay way too much for mediocre fair. Wouldn't stay there again.
Dodgy bathroom smell
I've stayed in just about all of Jury's Inns and hotels in Ireland in my life time and as my work takes me through Edinburgh I was looking forward to a pleasant night at Jury's Edinburgh (As I'd experienced with them on many occassions in Dublin). I'd booked a double room on the internet only to find out when I opened my hotel door that I'd got a single room. Next I went to the bathroom to freshen up only to find that it absolutely stank. Couldn't be bothered complaining (was too tired and had arrived late that night with an early rise the next morning to catch my flight home). Very disappointed and will not be back
By Edinburgh's expensive standards, Jurys Inn is good value for money.
We found our room clean and spacious, the breakfasts adequate, and the position excellent (although try to get a room at the back rather than overlooking Waverley Station). All the staff were friendly and helpful.
Provided you expect to get what you pay for, no one could reasonably find fault with the price paid.
Stayed in jurys edinburgh 14/02/04 for two nights for valentines romantic break. Our room was nice except for the foul smell coming from the toilet, We had to ask the housekeeper to try to get rid of the smell, all she could do was give us a plug in air freshner. We had to leave our windows open constantly, but the noise from the train station across the road was terrible we don't know which was worse. We then proceeded to have dinner in the restaurant, we booked our table for 8.00pm, at this time all they had to offer was Salmon or a beef burger there menu was sold out at 8.00pm on a St. valentines night it was disgraceful. We had no option but to take the burger, which was disgusting we had to give it back. We were not the only guests in the restaurant who had problems, everyone seemed to be complaining, It was like a scence from Fawtly Towers. But to be fair to the hotel they did send a bottle of wine to our room, but it was white wine, when we had been drinking red all evening. Great Location to see the sights etc.
Would not stay there again.
My friend and I are just back from a weekend in Edinburgh. What a fabulous city, the most beautiful city to walk around. We stayed in Jurys on Jeffrey Street, which was very central and within easy walking distance of everywhere (and I was not even born to walk up to the corner shop!!). The rooms at the front have a great view of the city and even though it is just beside the train station, the noise will not interfere with your sleep. For any Irish travelling over, we found a mad Irish pub called Finnegan's Wake...excellent bands all week. Will definately be making return trip in the future.
Ideal for public transport
We stayed there in February 2002, with snow falling outside the heating did not come on until 6.30pm!! They must be more hardy then us. Hotel was clean and we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. Very close to train station (ask for a view over station if you enjoy watching trains), coach to Airport also leaves from the bridge across from the station. Didn't have the breakfast as found a lovely tea shop serving breakfast almost opposite the parliment building. I would stay there again as very central and has excellent rates.
Ideal location, friendly front desk staff, minor drawbacks
We stayed there in January 2003 and found the location ideal: A stoneīs throw from Waverley Station and just a few steps up to the Royal Mile.Rates were more than reasonable (low season 49 EUR), our twin beddeed room had one single and one (narrow) double bed in it.The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the breakfast was average but no real complaints beyond that.The hotel has car parking arrangements with Waverley Car Park nearby (6 GBP for 24h), on-street parking is free overnight but metered (2h maximum) during the day. One drawback of the central location is that the train noises out front might keep the more sensitive sleeper awake but then again, you canīt have it all. The rooms out the back might be quieter but you donīt have any view at all, of course.At the price, we would definitely stay there again. Canīt make the comparison for high season as rates are exorbitant in all Edinburgh hotels during summer.
We stayed at this hotel for three nights in January. With hindsight I wish we hadn't been tempted by the reasonable rates. We found all ameneties and services to be a a little below par. The things that wound us up the most were : The service at reception was slow and unfriendly. There were not enough towels in in the room, by far. Also you won't need to order a wake up call. The clanking and banging of the central heating at 6:30am every morning ensured that! You will also be treated to similar sounds at around 11:00pm when they switch it off, so don't bank on an early night. The TV in the room was too tiny to enjoy. I also found the breakfast (that came with the room rate) to be below standard. Although to be fair most other guests appeared to tuck in like they'd never seen food before. If you do go ahead and resreve a room make sure you ask for a high front facing room before you set off, or you will be treated to a back view of an ugly concrete wall (like we had)!On the plus side it has a central location and is fairly cheap. To sum up I'd say "You get what you pay for" is the bottom line.
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